What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! August 2 - 8, 2021

Written on 08/01/2021
Kelowna.LGBT


Events include Men 55+ Online, Meditation and Existence, English Conversation Club, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Hip Hop for Him, Wellbeing Wednesday, What Colour is Queer, HIM Yoga, and the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity group.

Tuesday, August 3 - 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, August 3 - Men 55+ Online, 6 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

A facilitated safe space to talk, listen, and share your experiences of conscious ageing with other gay men. Topics include growing older, understanding issues of isolation, motivation, financial issues, physical health, sex, and more.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdOGgrDkpG9Fq1cvTOzX6FfDhOuMqU2Uq


Tuesday, August 3 - Meditation and Existence, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

This workshop helps members find self-acceptance and self-improvement but helping the members become aware of their possibilities and acknowledge that they are responsible for events they formally thought were happening to them. This workshop will provide psychological strength to the group not to fall into depression or anxiety. The technique used in this work will be a blend of Vipassana meditation and Existentialism ideas.

To register, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsd-qgpzwuEtbcmpqVuMBNEHl_raF7dUJw


Tuesday, August 3 - 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, August 3 - 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, August 4 - 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, August 4 - Wellbeing Wednesday - Love Languages, 8 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Episode 6 of Wellbeing Wednesday will be talking about something that is intrinsically important to all of us… Love Languages. How can you show love to the people you care about the most and why is it important? 

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Thursday, August 5 - What Colour is Queer, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

In the past year, through a variety of social justice movements, we have witnessed the power of connection and collective resiliency. In queer communities, our similarities rather than our differences, have always been one of our biggest sources of strength.

Our Queer Asian community leaders have been advocating for and against the array of anti-Asian hate seen in our communities this past year. Through dynamic conversation consisting of personal stories and connections from local community leaders, we ask you to join us for this discussion on advocacy, intersectionality, and what it means to be queer and Asian in 2021!

To register, go to: https://checkhimout.ca/pride2021/what-colour-is-queer/


Friday, August 6 - 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.