Meeting Notes for July 3, 2017
|Chaired by Gus Belcourt, Regrets: Wayne Wilson, Meeting notes recorded by Carol Breitkreutz
Present: 7 members
|Introductions and Sharing about what’s happening in our lives
|Celebration and review of Community BBQ event on June 24
|Over 100 in attendance
The donations have not yet been tabulated.
Happy to have Bruce Hinkley, MLA and Bill Sears, City Councilor, in attendance at our BBQ again this year!
Great to visit with all the people who came to the BBQ; freedom to visit because Rebecca and her family were taking care of the food; such a great help!
Thank you also to all who helped in big ways and small for the event!
Made some good connections with some other groups in Camrose
|Carol will send thank you cards to Home Hardware, Rebecca’s Bistro and Sweet Treats, Camrose Public Library and Camrose Business Directory
|Planning for Upcoming Events
Big Valley Jamboree Parade Entry
|Everyone is invited to a Potluck gathering in Gus’ garden for a BBQ in the evening of August 3 after the parade at 6:30 p.m.; we will BBQ the burgers left over after the Community BBQ; everyone can contribute other items for the supper
Deadline for confirming participation in the parade will be July 17
Bruce Hinkley, MLA for this constituency, will be riding with us on the float (other MLAs as well).
Everyone must arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the parking lot of The Brick; judging is at 9:30 and the parade commences at 10:30 Rain or Shine
Give aways: handbills, buttons, pride flags; there might be an opportunity to make more buttons before the parade
|Contribute to potluck on August 3 (burgers will be provided)
Jen will send out an email to confirm people’s participation in the parade because we must communicate our numbers to the organizers.
Invite others to walk with us in the parade and let Jen know.
Carol will find out the dimensions of the trailer and communicate this to Carl who is planning decorations
If anyone is able to help decorate the float, meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Auto Shoppe on Wednesday, August 2 where we will be decorating the float
The Auto Shoppe is at 4709 – 36 Street.
Bring rainbow umbrellas if possible; wear bright colours; Camrose Pride Community shirts or the shirt of their organization
Jen will bring the water bottles left over from the BBQ for the participants on the float
Ehren and TNeal are working on the music (1 hour looped) for the float
|Summer Campfire Event at the Ferintosh Manor Bed and Breakfast||Bryan will determine a date for the latter part of August.|
|Other events coming up in the Fall
|Community Registration Night on September 7: Volunteers needed for Booth
Michael Pfair Seniors’ Event on October 4; publicity will be commencing
Expressive Arts Sessions with AQUA times to be determined
Potential Collaborations: There is potential with the Filipino Community who have been invited to walk with us in the parade.
Concerns about the support for AQUA on the Augustana Campus
Discussion about holding some Camrose Pride Community Meetings on the Augustana Campus
Consider an education pamphlet for use with the Augustana students
|Amielle, Jen and TNeal will volunteer for Community Registration Night
The group is fine with the funders attending the Expressive Arts sessions; Carol will communicate this to the organizers
Camrose Pride Community Leadership Team would like to meet with the previous AQUA Leadership Team and the Augustana Student Life Executive Director; Carol will try to arrange this meeting for later in the summer before classes commence
Ask Bryan (through ISSMS) if there is some way to address the sports teams regarding inclusivity and respect
|Report from altView about exciting upcoming initiatives||Tabled|
|Other items from the group
|The second issue of Anarqueers will be about Safe Spaces in Camrose and resources in Camrose
This second issue will be 25 pages long, an increase from 14 pages for the first edition; sales have been going well.
|Anarqueers is available for purchase at Quantum Comics.|
|July 17 at Alice Hotel Restaurant 5:00-6:30 p.m.|
|Family and Friends Group||This group is taking a break for the summer months and will resume in September|
|Next Meeting||August 7 6:00-8:00 p.m. Camrose United Church in the Parlour|