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Events in Grand River Rainbow Communities


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2000

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2000, January 5 (Wednesday) * Rainbow Community Conversation Group Begins

The first meeting of the "Rainbow Community Conversation Group" is held. The RCCG continues where the Advanced Topic Group left off, intended those who have been out for some time. The group is facilitated by the Chair of the Regional Pride Committee, Scott Schau. The RCCG becomes a joint venture of GLOW and the RPC.
[source: Jim Parrott.]

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2000, February * GLOBAL: Resurrection Plans

Plans get underway to restart GLOBAL, the student group at Laurier.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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2000, February 27 * Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church (Guelph) Dissolved

On p.28 of the 2000, March 1 issue of The Voice was the following announcement: “The final service of the Rainbow Metropolitan Community Church (Guelph) was held on February 27th. The Church has been dissolved.”
[source: The Voice, 2000, March 1, Volume Two, Issue six, p.28.]

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2000, March * GLOW: Office Move

GLOW receives final approval from the Student Life Center Board, and moves its office from SLC 2119 in the Student Services Area to SLC 2101 next door to the Womyn's Center.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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2000, March 25 (Saturday) * Hyperactive: Dance at UW Fed Hall

Hyperactive, the first dance organized by Hype, Inc takes place at Federation Hall. The new company is started by the same group who brought the community Out and About Queer Radio.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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2000, May 13 (Saturday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Charity Fundraising Tournament

"1st year for charity fundraising tournament (as yet unnamed, later Dorothy's Best). It was held on May 13, 2000. The cost of $28.00 covered 3 games of bowling, shoe rental and banquet and prizes. Major sponsors were Brunswick Frederick Lanes, Red Car Airport Service, Nunns Hollow, The Well Sprung Seat Upholstery, Club Renaissance and the Voice. Lineage was $7.00. Raised for: Canadian Cancer Society $565.43. The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation (HIV-AIDS fund) $565.42.
[source: a document written by Diane Kilby on the history of the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League from 1999-2005 (Jim Parrott has a copy).]

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2000, June * GLOW: Shiny New Web Address

The Computer Science Club and the Information Systems and Technology department (IST) agree to allow GLOW to use the uri http://www.glow.uwaterloo.ca for its web site.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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2000, June 10 (Saturday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Bowling Banquet

On Saturday June 10, 2000, at the conclusion of its first season, the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League had a Bowling Banquet at the home of one of the members.
[source: a document written by Diane Kilby on the history of the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League from 1999-2005 (Jim Parrott has a copy).]

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2000, June 17 (Saturday) * Tri-Pride 2000: Yours to Discover

According to the message from the Chair of the Planning Committee (Scott N. Schau), the pride celebrations for the 6th annual Tri-Pride celebration, Tri-Pride 2000 - Yours to Discover were expanded to a full weekend of activities.
[source for the date of the celebration in the Park: the front cover of the Tri-Pride 2000 Souvenir Programme & Resource Directory; the Chair's remarks above are from p.1 of the same document.]

"In 2000, the Pride Celebration was again held on Roos Island in Kitchener's Victoria Park. Attendance was estimated to be about the same as 1999. Again there were information tables, a beer garden, BBQ, various entertainment and lots of music."
[source: Pride Guide 2006, May 27th - June 4th, p.29.]

That year, evidently for the first time, an award was given out during the big day of festivities. Jim Parrott was presented with a document reading "Tri-Pride 2000 Certificate of Appreciation awarded to James Parrott for His Outstanding Contributions to the Community. Thank-you from the Regional Pride Committee." This was apparently a forerunner of the community awards that have often been often presented at later Pride celebrations.
[source: the document in question (dated June 17, 2000), in the possession of Jim Parrott.]

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2000, September * GLOW Pushes Frosh Buttons

Buttons with the phrase "gay friendly" are distributed to frosh leaders. It is the first time GLOW gets actively involved in frosh week.
[source: Nigel Flear.]

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2000, September * GLOBAL: Reborn at Laurier

The first meeting of the resurrected GLOBAL group at Laurier takes place.
[source: Nigel Flear]

Their website (http://www.GLOBALlaurier.ca/) was last crawled by the Wayback Machine on 2006, March 20. It appears that this WLU organization was replaced some time prior to September 2006 by the WLU Rainbow Centre, a support service under the auspices of WLU.
[source: http://web.archive.org/web/20060302221123/www.globallaurier.ca/home.htm (accessed and archived 2011-03-17 as a web archive page in MHTML format)]

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2000, September 10 (Sunday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Free Bowling Party

On September 10, 2000, the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League had a Free Bowling Party. This occurred a week before the official start of their 2000-2001 season.
[source: a document written by Diane Kilby on the history of the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League from 1999-2005 (Jim Parrott has a copy).]

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2000, September 17 (Sunday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Season 2 (2000-2001) Began

On September 17, 2000, the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League began their Season 2, which ran from September 17, 2000 to May 13, 2001 (33 weeks). "1st year for league tee shirts (from Traces). Executive tried a pre-bowling brunch." The League had a Charity Tournament on May 5, 2001, and a Bowling Banquet on July 7, 2001. In Season 2, the League had 38 regular bowlers and 30 substitute bowlers, making 9 teams plus one ghost team for subs: Right Up Dorothy's Alley, Pink Tornadoes, Alley Divas, Gutter Girls, Wicked Witches, No Place Like Homos, Flying Monkeys, Toto's Revenge, Brave Hearts, and The Divines (ghost team).
[source: a document written by Diane Kilby on the history of the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League from 1999-2005 (Jim Parrott has a copy).]

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