What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! July 26 - August 1, 2021

Written on 07/25/2021
Kelowna.LGBT


Events include Snowflakes & Rainbows, Two Spirit Tea, English Conversation Club, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Hip Hop for Him, Spill the Tea, HIM Yoga, and the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity group.

Tuesday, July 27 - 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 27 - Snowflakes & Rainbows, 6 pm, presented by Foundry and Urban Native Youth Association Online

Virtual drop-in for indigenous young people anywhere in BC who identify as two-spirit or LGBTQIA+

This is a drop-in group, meaning you can attend just the sessions you're interested in, but you need to register to access the Zoom link.

Visit for more information: https://foundrybc.ca/virtual/youth-groups/


Tuesday, July 27 - Two Spirit Tea - Social Media, 6:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Diets, body image, and their relationships with food from an Indigenous perspective.

What are the pros and cons of social media? How does it impact our daily lives? Can it be used productively to support Indigenous movements?
 
Watch the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE

Tuesday, July 27 - 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 27 - 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 

https://zoom.us/j/98419104951?pwd=YTVRa0xDQkRuTE5aeURwOUw4ekdBUT09


Wednesday, July 28 - 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).


Thursday, July 29 - Spill the Tea, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

A fun and engaging opportunity to learn more about safer substance use and harm reduction methods with fabulous community-focused Queens talking about the options provided by HIM and in the community! Stigma creates barriers to health and wellness, so let’s break them down and learn how to minimize harm and protect ourselves and our communities.

For more information, follow the link: https://checkhimout.ca/pride2021/spill-the-tea/


 

 

 

Friday, July 30 - 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.