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Celebrate Pride, Diversity, and Inclusion in the beautiful mountain town of Fernie, BC.

A 2SLGBTQ+ Conference for the Columbia Basin and Beyond.

This weekend conference is an opportunity for members of the queer community living in rural places in the Columbia Basin and beyond to meet, network, learn, and socialize. The aim is to bring our 2SLGBTQ+ family together in one place to connect, create, and celebrate queer rural lifestyles by sharing lived experiences, discussing unique challenges, brainstorming solutions, and meeting new peers.

See social media (Facebook) (Instagram) for details and announcements!

SCHEDULE 9-12 FEBRUARY, 2023*

*Subject to changes & additions

THURSDAY 9TH

10 am | Big Gay Ski Day

FRIDAY 10TH

9:00 am | Stretch with Pride
10:45 am | Coming In: Mental Health Workshop
12:00 noon | Lunch & Learn: Gender 101 with Nicola Hare
2:00 pm | What it means to be Two-Spirit and Transgenger with Smokii Sumac
3:30 pm | Queering your Industry 
5:00 pm | Curly Q's Curling & Social - Delegates only

SATURDAY 11TH

8:00 am | Breakfast - Delegates only
9:00 am | Keynote Adress: Fae Johnstone
10:30 am | Conflict Resolution with Tyla Chabonneau
11:45 am | Resilience & Agility with Martha McCabe
12:30 pm | Queer Makers Pop-up Market
12:30 pm | Lunch - Delegates only
1:30 pm | Just Our Town Round Table Discussion with Fae Johnstone
3:00 pm | Rainbow Classromms with Jesse Halton
3:00 pm | Safer Sex with Nicola Hare & Laura Campbell
4:15 pm | Musings on Faith & Sexuality with Stace Chomiak
5:30 pm | Dinner - Delegates only
6:30 pm | Small Town Pride
6:30 pm | PFlag Connect with Monica Graham
7:30 pm | Queeroke with Tyrel Hawke

SUNDAY 12TH

8:30 am | Spin Fusion with Pride
10:00 am | Bookish Brunch with Ivan Coyote
1:00 pm | Belonging: Faith and Queerness Panel

For all things Queer Out Here including locations and registration please visit: https://queerouthere2023.sched.com

Recommended accommodation: Park Place Lodge or the Fernie Fox.

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