Join us for Pride!

This year the Centre is proud to present a whole week of fabulous PRIDE events. Please check out our events below. We also encourage you to check out these fabulous community events:


Pride Week at the Centre (Aug 14-21)!

1Sunday August 14th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What I Love About Being Queer and Trans Poetry Night

Councillors’ Lounge, City Hall, 110 Laurier Street, Ottawa – Free Event

Check out the full list of poets on Facebook here.

Join us for a night of positive poetry performances by queer and trans artists at City Hall. The performances will take place in the Councillors’ Lounge and will follow the theme “What I Love About Being Queer and Trans”.

This is a free event, so come out and listen to six amazing poets. This event is wheelchair accessible.

This event is inspired by VIVEK SHRAYA‘s project What I LOVE about being Queer. Learn more about the project here:

We also encourage you purchase the book at:

2Monday August 15th 8:30 pm
Random Ackward Mondays –

James Street Pub, 390 Bank Street, Ottawa – Cover: Pay What You Can

Come for a laugh to start your week off right! This event is a stand up comedy show featuring Gerry Hodges. Pay what you can to get in and help support the Centre as part of the cover will be donated to CCGSD.

Unfortunately this location is not wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday August 16th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
CCGSD Pride Boat Cruise

Rideau Canal Locks – FREE

In association with Capital Cruises, we are launching our third PRIDE event. Come out to Gatineau Locks and enjoy a ride on the Rideau River with us! Boarding begins at 6:15 and the boat leaves at 6:30.

Please note this event is wheelchair accessible.

On board we will have live entertainment and a dessert bar! Enjoy the sights of Ottawa for the river, and celebrate PRIDE with us! Get your tickets here for FREE!
Email Emily at for ticket information.
*Please note that you will not receive hard copy tickets. Your name will be added to a list that will be checked during boarding

Wednesday August 17th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ottawa Speaks: Discrimination

Festival Boardroom, City Hall – Free Event

Come to City Hall to join in an open discussion about discrimination, to hear and learn from each others experiences. We will have 3 speakers discussing their experiences and we invite everyone to share their own stories. This location is wheelchair accessible.

Following this event we will be attending the Capital Pride Human Rights Vigil.

 PRIDE 2016 NEWThursday August 18th, 8:30 pm
Yuk Yuk’s and CCGSD Present Scott Thompson

Yuk Yuk’s, 292 Elgin Street – Cost: $25

Come out to see the hilarious Scott Thompson on the first of his three nights in Ottawa! Enjoy the comedy with CCGSD team members and $5 of every ticket is in support of the Centres work.

Get your tickets HERE before they sell out!

Scott Thompson hosts with performances by  JJ Liberman, Ashley Moffat & Kyle Brownrigg. Unfortunately this building is not wheelchair accessible.


T-h-e-L-i-l-y-p-a-dFriday August 19th, 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Film Screening and Two Spirit Inclusion Campaign Launch: Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

Dundonald Park – Free Event

Join us in celebrating the launch of the Two Spirit Inclusion Campaign with Indigenous performers and the screening of Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things!

Synopsis: As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBTQ Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.

Bring your chairs and blankets and join us for a night under the screen!

Taking place at Dundonald Park, in partnership with Centretown Movies, this location is wheelchair accessible. Should the weather not permit an outdoor screening the event will take place in City Hall.

March with us at (1)Sunday August 21st, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pride Parade: CCGSD Gets Their Game On –

CCGSD will be marching in the Capital Pride Parade with athletes from across the Ottawa region to launch our new Sports and Inclusion campaign! Come check out the Parade as we march from Gladstone and Bank, up Kent and over Laurier, coming back down to Somerset and Bank. We will also be at the Community Fair prior to the Parade.

For accessibility information please contact Capital Pride.

Are you an athlete in Ottawa? Would you like to march with us? Register HERE!



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