Saturday June 15, 2024
This years theme is “Carnival”.
Your Host for the day and for our Family dance party
– First Black Canadian Female Children’s Entertainer.
– Motivational Speaker.
– From a desire to make people smile and a wish to build confidence in the younger generation, Saidat’s message of encouragement, self-worth and community-mindedness is also a Motivation for a global audience.
Saidat will also host a family dance party at approximately 12:00 pm
2 Spirit celebration
11:00 am join us for our opening ceremonies and 2 Spirit celebration
Family Dance party
Join Oxford County Pride, Saidat and Kristen for our Family Day dance party
Bob’s Yer Funkle
Bob’s Yer Funkle is a band that delivers an electrifying performance of the very best in Motown, Disco, Soul, Top 40, Funk & Pop. The group is led by the talented, humble, and proud LGBTQ2+ member, Shelly Faris, who captivates the audience with her in “yer” face dynamic, energetic stage presence, and fun personality. She sees every performance as an opportunity to connect with the audience and spread the love the world so desperately needs. Her passion for music and desire for togetherness shine through in every note she sings. Chris Norley is a virtuoso on lead guitar and has some mighty harmonies t’boot! If you’re lucky, you may even catch Norley taking the lead on some of the band’s most beloved songs. Dean Harrison is a master on keys, synth, and horn parts, and his skills are matched only by his smooth and soulful backing vocals. Al Richardson is powerhouse on bass, slapping out driving rhythms and providing some pitch-perfect supporting vocal lines. Last but not least, Don McDougall holds it all together with his impeccable drumming, keeping the beat going and the crowd engaged. Together, the Funkles are a force to be reckoned with, and their infectious energy and love of music will keep you dancing, laughing, and loving life throughout every performance!
Drag Queen and King show
Join Sloppy-Jo and other drag queens and kings from around the area as they perform for the whole family.
Mehandi by Maggie offers 100% natural henna body art. Trained in Indian, Arab, Indo-Arab, and African…Maggie has 20 years experience doing Henna/Mehandi and is London’s first and only ICNHA certified henna artist. Offering only 100% natural henna, no black henna and no premade cones. No chemicals means you can rest assured that you are getting the very best and freshest paste ensuring dark, long lasting stains.
Mrs. Sarah Face painting will be on hand for face painting.
Other events in June
Raising of the Pride flag May 31
Flag raising in Woodstock at Museum Square
Flag raising in Tillsonburg at the Broadway Parkette
Flag raising in Ingersoll at Dewan Park
Join us in celebrating 2SLGBTQAI+ inclusion and diversity through connection & story telling.
Sponsored by the Rainbow Optimists Club and TD Bank Group, in partnership with Oxford County Pride & the Oxford, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg Library.
Dates and times to be confirmed
“Naughty Night Out” Bingo June 5
We are partnering with “Upper Thames Brewery” and the “Red Light District” to bring you “Naughty night out Bingo”
Bingo starts at 7 pm until 9 pm with Sloppy Joe host.
Drinks and food available for purchase.
Free Event – Get there early to get your seat
Open Mic Night at Early bird café on June 27
Come enjoy some late night sips, snacks and creative expression. Specialty drinks, liquor, baked goods and popcorn will be available to order.
Share your acoustic music, poetry, spoken word & art ( must preregister to perform at this event) or just come enjoy the evening.
7pm – 10 pm
Arrive early to get your seat
Pride party June 15 at Nico’s 19+
Nico’s, downtown Woodstock 8pm
Sarah Smith performing with “Sloppy Jo” as your host
Theme is Carnival
$20 cover, Tickets will be available in advance (coming Soon)
Tyrell Maas Pride leadership award. Applications are being accepted until June 08, 2024. Click here for more info.
Our annual online Pride silent auction will return for the month of June. If you want to donate to our silent auction, please contact us and we will contact you for details and arrange to pick up the item. All monies raised go back into local events 100%.