Happy Movember! We’re a day late, but Halloween … (is a holiday) — we don’t care what anyone says, it should be! We are loving the gorgeous colours of the falling leaves, and we’re watching the rain from underneath our beautiful rainbow umbrella … while acknowledging that we operate within the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. The new Board of Directors has met for the first time, and have hit the ground running. This month there’s a focus on gender – we have a special event for the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and a new support group for 18+ navigating their Gender Journey. Here’s your monthly update! (…and don’t forget to show us your Movember mustaches…tag #NanaimoPride!)

New Years Masquerade – December 31, 2017

We are hosting the annual New Years Dance on December 31, 2017, from 8pm – 1am, at Wellington Hall. The theme this year is masquerade (with an LGBTQ2+ twist), so get your most fabulous masks ready for an amazing night! Tickets will be $18 for Society members, $20 for non-members, and $23 for a ticket that includes a membership to the Society. We will be offering tickets soon, available both online and at retail (We’ve heard you, thanks to our Community Survey!).

New Years Masquerade Dance

LGBTQ2++ Activities in October

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Drag Bingo hosted by Andi Rogynous!


AVIVA Chorus


Generation Q Youth Group


OUTspoken Open Mic with Gen Q


AVIVA Chorus

Danny Ramadan at VIU Nanaimo


Reaching ‘Out’


Generation Q Youth Group


AVIVA Chorus


Generation Q Youth Group


PFlag Nanaimo

CAMP DRAG hosted by Enya Dreams


Rouge Ribbon Comedy Night


AVIVA Chorus


Generation Q Youth Group


Fem⁴ night ft. Kendall, Max, Charlotte, and Stephanie!


AVIVA Chorus


Generation Q Youth Group

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Have an LGBTQ2++ event that you’d like us to add to (or remove from) our calendar? Contact Us, and send a message to the Communications Manager! This calendar is also available by clicking “Events” in the menu above.

Community Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us your thoughts. Your responses are being aggregated, and will be presented to the Board of Directors at their November meeting. We will post the aggregate results here on the website, and we’ll keep you updated on how your feedback will shape the Society’s activities throughout the year. (As you’ll see, some of your suggestions have already been implemented!) We’re going to leave the survey open for just a few more days to catch any stragglers.

Community Ambassadors

Do you know a person of any sexual orientation or gender identity who would excel at representing the Nanaimo Pride Society? (Yeah you do!) Ambassadors represent us at parades, social engagements, and more! While this is a volunteer position, Ambassadors each receive a complimentary ticket to ticketed Nanaimo Pride hosted events, and volunteer recognition at our volunteer appreciation party in thanks for their time and commitment. You can nominate someone and find out all the details by clicking on “Nominate an Ambassador” below:

Nominate an Ambassador
  1. The Nomination Period begins at 12:01am on October 1, 2017, and closes at 11:59pm on November 30, 2017.
  2. In order to Nominate a Candidate, the Nominator must be a Member of the Society.
  3. In order to be considered as an Ambassador, the Nominee must be a Member of the Society.
  4. Nominees will be contacted by the Society to confirm they will let their Nomination stand.
  5. Candidates will be asked to submit a short statement about themselves, any qualifications that are relevant to the role, and why they would like to be an Ambassador for the Society.
  6. In the event that there are more than two Candidates, an online vote will commence at 12:01am on December 1, 2017, and close at 11:59 on December 7, 2017.
  7. The two Candidates who receive the greatest number of votes will be announced as the 2017-2018 Ambassadors.

  • This is the name that we will use if we need to contact you. It does not need to be your legal or given name.

  • This is the name that we will use to contact the Nominee. It does not need to be their legal or given name.


Have you renewed your membership for 2017-2018 yet? Head over to our Membership Form to sign up online! Your membership helps to support the ongoing activities of the Society, and you will be kept up to date via e-mail about what we’ve been doing, and what’s happening in and around the Nanaimo area.

(If you were a member in the 2016-2017 year, your membership expired at the close of the AGM. If you purchased a membership at the door of the AGM to secure voting rights, your membership expired at the close of the AGM. If you would like to confirm your 2017-2018 membership, head to our Contact Us page, and send a message to “General Question or Inquiry”.)

Pride Parade & Festival 2018 Registration

Nanaimo Pride 2018 begins on June 6, 2018! We have just released the registration forms for the Pride Parade and Pride Festival, with a bonus – early bird registrations before December 31st at 11:59pm automatically receive 10% off! More details will be coming regarding the rest of the event lineup, sponsorship opportunities, and much more. If you know of any person, group, organisation, or business who would like to be an integral part of our Pride celebrations, please spread the word!