Pride BBQ Lunch
Queer Edge
[Re]Building Community
Older and Bolder
Been There, Done That
LGBT Seniors Bowling

The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre presents:

6th Annual Pride BBQ Lunch: featuring Queertet

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12- 2 PM

670 Albert Street

The Good Companions is pleased to host the 6th annual Pride BBQ lunch. Tickets are $14 which includes a full meal featuring harrisa chicken, couscous, salads, coffee/tea and a cake, as well as a live singing performance by Queertet, Ottawa’s queer barbershop quartet, starting at 1pm. Tickets move fast for this popular event and are only available before August 16 before 3pm. You can go in person or purchase tickets by phone at (613) 236-0428. We hope to see you there.

For more info: Facebook event page

The Ottawa Public Library- Main Branch & Queer Ontario
Proudly Present the Screening of:

Queer Edge: From Gay to Queer Liberation

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:30- 8:30 PM

Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa

This 2019 feature documentary links the principles and tenets of gay liberation in the Stonewall era to to day’s queer liberation movement. Internal politics are revealed providing a critical analysis of the mainstreaming effects of the LGBTQ equality movement vs. the progressive, sex-positive views of the queer liberation movement. From historical referencing to contemporary issues affecting the LGBTQ communities, an internal divide is uncovered between those who are content with equality and those who continue to fight for liberation. Over 30 academics, activists, and artists provide in -depth insights on their queer liberation sensibilities, contributing to a critical socio-political analysis of gender and sexual politics and marginalizations within the LGBTQ movement.

For more information about the film:

View the trailer:

Join us for a Post-Screening Talkback Panel with:

  • Dr. Nick Mule, Film Director
  • Charlie Hill, Activist
  • Marie Robertson, Activist
  • Rick Telfer, Facilitator

A Free Event
Light refreshments will be provided

[Re]Building Community Panel Discussion

Thursday, August 22, 7-9pm

Ottawa City Hall, Champlain Room

What does ‘community’ mean in a digital age for Ottawa queers today? Let’s talk about current/emerging issues threatening our community, from isolation and loneliness to the rise in far-right politics.

Join us in person or watch and participate through our live stream of the discussion with speakers from the early years of activism and queer youth of today. We’ll facilitate a discussion on what issues of importance our community faces now, and what we can learn from the advocacy work of past activists.

Topics may include, for example: virtual vs. ‘in real life’ safe spaces; mental and physical health and well-being; meeting new friends, partners or allies; intersectional issues such as women’s and trans rights; emerging threats of far-right politics; PoC and concerns with armed police presence in Pride; motivating and mobilizing voting, protesting and political action; closing of bars and other cultural safe spaces and what we lose as a community; what do new generations want in regards to [re]building community, if anything, etc.

The event will be open to the queer community and their allies, including youth, seniors and under-represented/marginalized members of our community such as queer PoC, lesbians, trans persons, queer people of faith, etc. We aim to provide a space for people to raise issues but also to listen to other perspectives in a safe, respectful and welcoming manner. Disrespectful behaviour and/or dialogue will not be tolerated.

Stay tuned as we announce our list of panelists. Discussion in English with some French, if possible.

Organized by the Just/Act committee of Ottawa Senior Pride Network. Thanks to Capital Pride for funding this discussion.

LGBT Seniors Bowling

Are you looking for a fun evening of five-pin bowling with other LGBT Seniors?  If so, come on out to West Park Bowling, 1205 Wellington Street, on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

The gang meets at 6:30 p.m. for two or three games at the seniors’ special rate of $3.50 per game!  Bowling shoes are provided free of charge if you don’t have your own.  For more information, call George at 613-263-0609 or send him an email at