Beers & Queers!

Valley Social

Join us Friday, June 15th at 7:30pm for a chill evening of fun, friendship, and laughter. Snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are provided. Wine, beer, and spirits are available for purchase at the bar.

Beers & Queers is a monthly social event for the LGBTQ2+ community hosted by the Fernie Pride Society and The Valley Social, and sponsored by The East Kootenay Community Credit Union. Everyone is welcome!

The Valley Social Company562 2 Ave, Fernie, BC

Beers & Queers Big Gay Trivia Night!

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Join us Friday, May 4th at 7:30pm for a chill evening of fun, friendship, laughter, and TRIVIA! Our fearless Beers & Queers leader Taryn will lead us in a few rousing rounds of Gay Trivia, so sharpen your pencils and get ready to match wits. For those who don’t want to play, please feel free to come down and socialize, it’s a great way to meet fun, new people.

Snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are provided. Wine, beer, and spirits are available for purchase at the bar.

Beers & Queers is a monthly social event for the LGBTQ2+ community hosted by the Fernie Pride Society and The Valley Social, and sponsored by The East Kootenay Community Credit Union. Everyone is welcome!

The Valley Social Company562 2 Ave, Fernie, BC

Thank You!

We would like to say thank you to our sponsor Park Place Lodge for their generosity in hosting our Gender and Sexual Diversity workshop. Everything was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the staff were beyond friendly and helpful. We truly can’t do it without you so thank you.

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We would like to say thank you to our sponsor Fernie Chamber of Commerce for supporting our Gender and Sexual Diversity workshop, both with funding and helping us get the word out to businesses in Fernie. We are very grateful to you!

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We would like to say thank you to our sponsor Tourism Fernie for supporting our Gender and Sexual Diversity workshop, both with funding and helping us get the word out to business and our partners in Tourism. We appreciate it very much!

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We would like to say thank you to our sponsor Kootenay Rockies Tourism for supporting our Gender and Sexual Diversity workshop. The funding you were able to provide made all the difference and helped us bring this amazing workshop to Fernie.

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A big thank you to everyone who attended the Gender and Sexual Diversity for Tourism workshop. It is community partners like you who will help us make Fernie a safe and welcoming place for everyone who lives, works, and visits our beautiful town. We are truly grateful to everyone who took the time to take part. Thank you also to our wonderful facilitator Jason Kingsley from collectivity.ca; your presentation was informative and fun, we truly enjoyed hosting you. For anyone who missed it and would like more information please feel free to email the Fernie Pride Society at info@ferniepride.ca.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

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Today we celebrate Transgender people in our community, and all over the world. Your strength, resilience, and courage are amazing. We are grateful to be a part of your journey, and we love the way you do you. Let’s keep spreading the message of uniqueness, love and diversity together.

Here are a few links to some great reading and resources:

Human Rights Campaign

Great Teen Vogue article

Videos: What Transgender People Love About Themselves

Trans Care BC

Binders on sale today!

Gender & Sexual Diversity for Tourism Lunch & Learn Workshop

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Join us for a Lunch and Learn Workshop on Gender and Sexual Diversity for Tourism on April 6th in Fernie, BC.

Presenter Jason A. Kingsley, BCom, CFEE is a facilitator, event professional, and human rights advocate with over 15 years’ experience, who is passionate about creating authentic experiences that help shift personal and socio-political realities regarding diversity and inclusion.

The workshop will offer diversity and inclusion training regarding the gender and sexually diverse (GSD) community. They specialize in the service sector; however, are also happy to discuss training opportunities for other individuals and organizations who are interested.

This is a very informative workshop for local businesses and tourism providers that:

  • are interested in the strategic and ethical benefits of diversity and inclusion,
  • would like to create/promote a positive LGBTQ2+ culture in the workplace,
  • have existing LGBTQ2+ customers or clients, and would like to know how to serve them better,
  • are interested in attracting new LGBTQ2+ customers or clients to their business.

Limited seating available: for more information and to book your seat now link to EventBrite

 

Workshop Details:

April 6th, 2018
Park Place Lodge Dining Room
12:00pm to 4:00pm
$25 per person, includes lunch

Welcome
Guiding principles and introductions
Module 1: The LGBT traveller
Module 2: A business case for Diversity
Module 3: Creating an LGBT positive space
Break
Module 4: LGBT issues in the workplace
Module 5: Marketing to LGBT customers
Module 6: Serving LGBT customers
Next steps, action plans, evaluations


Our Facilitator:
Jason Kingsley
Chief Facilitator & Founder
Pronouns: He/Him
www.collectivity.caJason A. Kingsley, BCom, CFEE is a facilitator, event professional, and human rights advocate with over 15 years’ experience, who is passionate about creating authentic experiences that help shift personal and socio-political realities regrading diversity and inclusion. He works as the Program Lead, Event Management for Bow Valley College, is the President and Executive Producer of Calgary Pride, and Regional Director, Prairie Region for Fierte Canada Pride. Jason was also recently the Vice President of Travel Gay Canada, and worked on the organizations two-year strategic federal initiative in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Destination Canada to develop destination readiness for an international gender and sexually diverse market.Jason has a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management and holds a Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE) designation from the International Festival and Event Association (IFEA). He is currently completing a certificate in Leadership and Inclusion through the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), and will be starting his masters in September 2018.

 

Our Proud Sponsors:

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Beers & Queers Game Night: April 13th!

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Join us Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm for a chill evening of fun, friendship, laughter, and GAMES! We will have many to choose from including old favourites like Clue and Yahtzee, as well as new favourites like Ratuki. It’s a great way to meet new people while finding out if Professor Plum did it in the Kitchen or the Study. For those who don’t want to play, please feel free to come down and socialize.

Snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are provided. Wine, beer, and spirits are available for purchase at the bar.

Beers & Queers is a monthly social event for the LGBTQ2+ community hosted by the Fernie Pride Society and The Valley Social. All ages, everyone is welcome.

The Valley Social Company562 2 Ave, Fernie, BC