Oxford County Pride 2020

We are busy working on a number of ideas for Oxford County Pride 2020. We will update the list below as details are confirmed. The events and the times listed are subject to change without notice.

Flag Raising

Join us on June 1 for a virtual flag raising. We are trying to organize a live stream as the Rainbow Flags are raised around Oxford County, for the month of June.

Woodstock Monday June 1st at approximately 11:30 am

Family Day June 20,2020

All events to be streamed on our Facebook page

Story Time with the Queens

Approximately 11:00 am Facebook page

Yoga

Victor Quinlan

Approximately 12:15 pm for 1 hour

Victor Quinlan

Victor Quinlan is a Queer singer/songwriter. They consistently hook audiences with their covers and originals. Victor writes uplifting folk-punk songs about the nuances of being a child, being Queer, and recovering from adversity, with a witty spin. Any song that sounds playful will also contain profound insights; listen carefully.

Victor’s music is influenced by artists such as Against Me!, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Sara Bareilles, and has been featured on Rainbow Radio at CHRW 94.9 and is regularly invited to play Pride Festivals. Victor has recorded tunes in studios in Winnipeg, London, St. Thomas, and their small but mighty apartment studio. Victor won studio time and recorded a cover of ‘Not With Haste’ in 2011 in Winnipeg, MB before they started their transition.

In 2017, after transitioning, Victor was invited to perform and London’s Pride Festival, and they decided to arrange a duet with the 2011 recording that could be shared live. The response to this performance was overwhelming for everyone in attendance, including Victor. Becoming vulnerable on stage earned numerous standing ovations. They showed other Trans people that they aren’t alone, and in return, Victor learned an important lesson about the magic of vulnerability. There is a debut EP in the works which will be written, recorded, and produced entirely by Victor. The EP will be available on Spotify, iTunes, and many other platforms. They’re also in the process of releasing a music video for the pre-transition duet, ‘Not With Haste’, with Edward Platero from Platero Visual in London, ON. If you’d like to feel some feels, follow Victor’s musical and life adventures, and find information about shows and music releases, follow Victor Quinlan online.

Renee Coughlin of The Pairs

Renee Coughlin

Family — blood and chosen — is the cord that ties The Pairs together, and a desire for connection is what ties them to the world. A gentle mix of choral, theatrical and Gaelic roots.

The Pairs don’t quite fit any particular genre and they like that! With three unique songwriters at the helm, The Pairs create a diverse repertoire using their individual lives as inspiration. Employing music as a tool for sharing stories of life’s challenges, hope and hilarity, The Pairs inherently connect with the audience through their emotion-full performances. Powered by 3 classically trained vocalists and a former punk rock drummer, their unique blend of harmony and rhythm will hug your eardrums and inspire you to dance!

Zumba

Zumba class with Maggie. Ever wanted to try a Zumba class? Here is your chance without even leaving the your home.

Live streamed at approximately 1:45 – 2:15

Kick Boxing class

Join Pauline, a local fitness instructor, for 30 minutes of kick-boxing

Live streamed at approximately 2:15 until 2:45

Tyrell Maas Pride Leadership award Presentation

We will announce the winner of the 2020 Tyrell Maas Pride leadership award at 2:45 pm. A $500 bursary towards further education.

Sarah Smith

On our Facebook page at approximately 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Sarah Smith from London Ontario

Sarah has always been vulnerable in her songwriting – she doesn’t know how to do it any other way. Sarah sings about love, loss, and having the courage to trust in her own voice.

Unveiling is Sarah’s fifth studio album, following A Christmas Wish (2018), 11 (2016), The Journey (2014), and Stronger Now(2012). She also released her live album Live In Concert in 2018, and the live DVD Sarah Smith: Plugged and Unplugged in 2015. In addition to her full-length albums, she regularly releases stand-alone singles and music videos.

The songs are about opening yourself to a new future, and believing that the right road lies ahead. It’s a truth she’s come to know the hard way through years of spiritual and musical development.

Music is Sarah’s full-time passion. She continues to tour prolifically, playing around 300 dates per year in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Along the way, she has shared the stage with artists including Carole Pope, Sass Jordan, Biff Naked, Emm Gryner, Joel Plaskett, David Wilcox, 54-40 and many others. Whether it’s just her and her acoustic guitar or her full band, she is simply a mesmerizing performer.

She has also recently begun to play in the Caribbean, and has performed in musical stage productions at Petrolia Playhouse Theatre – challenges that have broadened her stage presence and songwriting acumen. Her social activism includes playing shows and sharing her story in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Addictions Services of Thames Valley, My Sister’s Place, Anova, and Vanier Children’s Services.

Sarah has won many awards throughout her career. She was named Best Adult Contemporary Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, and has earned multiple honours at the Jack Richardson/Forest City London Music Awards, including the Rock and Singer/Songwriter awards.

Other Events

Here are some events we are working on for the month of June. We will update this page as we confirm these virtual and interactive events for the month of June.

Games Night

Scavenger hunt

Watch for Details coming soon

Selfie Contest

Watch for details coming soon

Make up demo

Drag Queen show

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