Seven drums. Sixty dancers. Hundreds of relatives, friends and supporters. It was a cloudy day at the Forks National Historic Site, but we paid no mind to the drizzle outside the tent! Inside, the beat of the drum kept feet moving and spirits high.
A pageant was held to select the 2018 Two-Spirit Ogichidaa/Ogichidaakwe. Here are the winners, Sky Peebles and Brielle Beardy-Linklater (who also served as the Pride Parade Grand Marshall on Sunday).
Thank you to everyone who made this a wonderful day — dancers, drummers, sponsors, contributors to our crowdfunding campaign, volunteers and staff.
See you next year!
On Saturday May 12th, in the spirit of Paris is Burning, Like That @ Sunshine House together with QPOC Winnipeg threw the second La Macha Ball at Ace Art! An unforgettable evening of queerness! This year featured seven categories, no chill:
1. Team Walk – Choreographed runway walk (2+ people)
2. WIG! – First Time in Drags at a Ball
3. Mother of the Bride Realness
4. Father of the Bride Realness
5. I’m So Into Voguing Right Now – Amateur Vogue
6. Taking the Kids to the Library – Reading
7. Post Apocalyptic Couture
In attendance to judge and perform was Manghoe Lassi!
Check out some highlights in the video above — clips courtesy of QPOC Winnipeg and Jody Lee!
Last year was a great success because of incredible community support and we are looking forward to another amazing celebration this year, hosted by Like That @ Sunshine House and the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. This Pow Wow is the only one of its kind in the territory known as Canada, and it brings hundreds of people together to dance and sing — we invite you to be a part of that as well.
The organizing committee of this event is completely volunteer, and to host this event according to Pow Wow protocols we need to fundraise $20,000. This unique Pow Wow showcases the gifts of Two-Spirit people to the world and we are calling on the wider community to financially support this incredibly powerful and exciting event.
TO GIVE, VISIT: https://fundrazr.com/2nd2SPowWow
Donations of $25 or more can request a tax receipt. All donors will receive special recognition at the Pow Wow!
If you or your organization is interested in a sponsorship or advertising in the Pow Wow program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is nuclear waste dangerous? What do we do with it? What are the risks to health of storing radioactive wastes?
Join Candyce Paul (English River First Nation, outreach coordinator for the Committee for Future Generations) and Anne Lindsey (formerly of Manitoba Eco-Network) for a discussion of the environmental and health impacts of nuclear waste on the prairies.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Supper at 5:30 / Science at 6:00
Sunshine House, 646 Logan Ave.
Suggested donation: $5 (Don’t pay if you can’t!)
Presented by Sunshine House and the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
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You are invited to the 2014-15 Sunshine House Annual General Meeting!
It’s been a stellar year at the House–Come hear about what we’ve been up to!
Sunshine House has been busy building on its strengths in participant-driven drop-in programming. With new programs such as Like That, Automotivate, and Street Feet, and JD & the Sunshine Band continuing to take the music world by storm, we have lots of successes to share!
Thursday, November 5th
Doors open and refreshments served 5:15 pm
AGM begins 5:45 pm
646 Logan Avenue (corner of Sherbook and Logan)
If possible, please email us at email@example.com by October 30th and let us know if you plan to attend. All are welcome!
Hope to see you there!
Photos in poster by Chris Friesen–Thank you!