What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! July 12 - 18, 2021

Written on 07/11/2021

Events include English Conversation Club, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, PRICK! Kelowna, Hip Hop for Him, LGBTQ+ Caregiver Group - Vernon, Two-Spirit of Pride, HIM Yoga, and the meeting of Transparent Okanagan and the Okanagan Gender Identity group.

Tuesday, July 13 - Okanagan Gender Identity Group, 6pm, presented by the Okanagan Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation thereof under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support.

We meet every Tuesday from 6-8 via Discord.

For more information on this group meeting, please join the Okanagan Gender Identity Group on Facebook.

Tuesday, July 13 - Summer Social - English Conversation Club, 7 pm, presented by Men's Health Initiative ~ Online

Join this Conversation night for GBT2Q Guys whose first language is not English, to practice speaking English in a safe, non-judgemental and fun virtual space. The program is fully inclusive for all Queer Guys regardless of refugee status, living here on a visa, or a Canadian citizen. Come talk it out with us!

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfumgrD8pHdxUni9HfNUjUZAA0084gYej

Tuesday, July 13 - 2 Spirits of BC Talking Circle, 8 pm - 9:30 pm, presented by Four Feathers Society ~ Online

Ongoing Group, Tuesdays at 8 pm

Click the link below to join the Talking Circle 


Wednesday, July 14 - PRICK! Kelowna, 5 pm to 8 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men

Call 236-688-4153 to book an appointment.

Wednesday, July 14 - Hip Hop for Him, 7 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Hip-Hop for HIM is a beginner dance class where you will learn new grooves and choreography from all types of dance sub-genres that fits to (or close to) the umbrella of Hip-Hop, such as; B-Boying, Dancehall, Voguing, Waacking, Popping & Locking, Commercial, Jazz-Funk and more. Dance is not only a great physical, creative and emotional outlet, it is also a large part of LGBTQIA culture and history. During Hip-Hop for HIM, you are encouraged to dance the way you feel – you can never be “too fem” or “too masc” or “too” anything, just live your best life, and cheer on everyone around you to do the same. This is a space that celebrates you, your differences and champions living (and dancing) for yourself. Get ready to slay the house down!

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdemqrT0oGN3AoshBn2QZH83U-gEht-Uz

This group is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason – including for work).

Wednesday, July 14 - LGBTQ+ Caregiver Group - Vernon, 7 pm, presented by Family Resource Centre - Vernon ~ Online

Email register@vernonfrc.ca to register

Thursday, July 15 - Two-Spirit of Pride, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Learn about Two-Spirit through listening to a Two-Spirit person’s journey through barriers of colonization to claim their identity and the importance of culture and storytelling for healing and decolonizing. Their story will include their journey to identity, what inspires them and continues to motivate them on their journey. 

To register, go to: https://checkhimout.ca/pride2021/two-spirit-of-pride/

Friday, July 16 - HIM Yoga, 7:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

To attend the online session via Zoom: 

Please register and attend at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduiopjIvG9aIshWI9Elri4mmz_wZXQt4 

This event is open to all GBT2Q men living across BC. 

Sunday, July 18 - Transparent Okanagan Meeting, 11 am, presented by Transparent Okanagan ~ Online

TransParent provides community consultation, advising and advocacy on issues related to families of trans youth. We also operate a peer support network, monthly meetings, guest speakers and a lending library of books, videos and other resources.

We meet regularly the third Sunday of every month. To find out more, check out our Facebook Page