Camrose Pride Community was started from a gathering of parents, school counsellors, social agencies, professionals and community members who wanted to explore the supports for those on the LGBTQ spectrum in Camrose and area. From those early beginnings in April 2015, Camrose Pride Community has grown and developed through the active involvement of a wide age range of committed LGBTQ members and allies.
Camrose Pride Community is led by a core Leadership Team of Gus Belcourt and Wayne Wilson, co-chairs and Carol Breitkreutz, Secretary. It is also advised and supported by The altView Foundation whose mission is to build diverse pro-queer and pro-trans communities in Alberta through advocacy, education, empowerment, collaboration and the arts.
Numerous events, such as a Community BBQ and All Ages Dance Party in 2016 and Pride Week activities in collaboration with Augustana Queers and Allies (AQUA) in March 2017, have been hosted successfully to reach out to the wider community. This Pride week also included a well-attended So You Think You Can Drag All Ages fun event at the Bailey Theatre.
Camrose Pride Community has three regular monthly meetings: a Sharing and Planning meeting on the first Monday of the month, a Family and Friends Support group on the second Monday of the month, and an espressOUT drop in coffee conversation group on the third Monday of the month.
The Camrose Pride Community creates safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ people and allies in Camrose and area by hosting events, providing education and fostering collaborations.
To learn more about us or join us you can can contact our Co-Chairs, Wayne or Gus. You can also send a message via our Contact Page
Wayne Wilson 780- 608-8326
Gus Belcourt 780-781-7859