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Events in Grand River Rainbow Communities


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2004

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2004, March 6 (Saturday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Charity Tournament: Dorothy's Best 5

"March 6, 2004 (DOROTHY'S BEST 5). 86 bowlers. 2 charities (ACCKWA & Hopespring Cancer Support Centre). Raised: ACCKWA ($902.57). Hopespring ($902.58)."
[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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2004, May 29 (Saturday) - June 6 (Sunday) * Pride Week 2004: Evolution - A New Universe

The Pride Guide gives the dates for Pride Week as May 29 - June 6, 2004, and lists the following events: a Pride pre-launch party, Guelph Pride Picnic, a barter market, a slow pitch game, bar parties and games, bonfire, a bowling tournament, launch parties, and the Roos Island festivities.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide]

"Pride's theme for the year was Evolution: a brand new universe, recognizing new-found gay and lesbian rights with the legalization of gay marriage. Pride Week now included a bowling tournament and LESBO Bingo, as well as a further-developed children's activity area for Pride Day. The stage show once again featured some of the best Canadian gay and lesbian performers and attendance exploded to 3,000 people on the island."
[source: Pride Guide 2006, May 27th - June 4th, p.29.]

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2004, May 29 (Saturday) * Pride 2004: Pride Pre-Launch Party

A Pride Pre-Launch Party was organized to begin at 9 p.m. at Club Renaissance.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.7.]

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2004, May 30 (Sunday) * Pride 2004: Guelph Pride Picnic

The Guelph Pride Picnic was held on May 30 in the Royal City Park across from the Boathouse Tea Room from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It was advertized as family-friendly and featured: food, games, community booths, entertainment, and prizes.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.9.]

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2004, May 30 (Sunday) * Pride 2004: Cosmic Barter Market

"We invite you to leave your money at home and join your gay/gay-friendly community in discovering the beauty of bartering." The event was scheduled from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday May 30, 2004 at the Breithaupt Community Centre.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.11.]

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2004, May 31 (Monday) * Pride 2004: Space Balls Slow Pitch

A slow pitch game entitled Space Balls Slow Pitch was announced for the evening of Monday, May 31 at Kinsman Diamonds in Cambridge, with team selection to begin at 8 p.m.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.13]

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2004, June 3 (Thursday) * Pride 2004: Lesbo Bingo

A night of Lesbo Bingo is scheduled to be held at the Robin's Nest in Cambridge from 8 - 10 p.m. to consist of "our Games with Fabulous Prizes!!" The caption to the side of the invitation reads "Women Are from Venus." The announcement gives the date as Thursday, June 2, evidently a misprint for June 3.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.15.]

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2004, June 3 (Thursday) * Pride 2004: All That Glitters Is Gold

An evening entitled All That Glitters Is Gold is scheduled to be held at Club Renaissance in Kitchener beginning at 9 p.m. The event is described as an "Out of This World" experience. Michelle Ross was featured. The caption to the side of the invitation reads "Men Are from Mars." The announcement gives the date as Thursday, June 2, evidently a misprint for June 3.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.15.]

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2004, June 4 (Friday) * Pride 2004: After Glow Bonfire

A bonfire arranged by GLOW and tri-Pride was scheduled to be held at Columbia Lake from 9 PM - midnight. The event featured a bonfire, a drumming circle, and campfire foods.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.17.]

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2004, June 5 (Saturday) * Pride 2004 & Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Charity Tournament: Dorothy's Pride 2004

"Dorothy's Pride 2004 Cosmic 10 Pin No?Tap Bowling, Saturday, June 5th at Brunswick Frederick Lanes." Registration was to begin from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., followed by 3 games of bowling commencing at 1:00 p.m.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.19.]

"June 5, 2004 (DOROTHY'S PRIDE 1). 48 bowlers. 1st Tournament Committee formed. 1 charity: TriPride Community Association Inc. Raised $1126.00."
[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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2004, June 5 (Saturday) * Pride 2004: Launch Parties

Launch parties were scheduled at Club Renaissance in Kitchener, and The Robin's Nest in Cambridge.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.21.]

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2004, June 6 (Sunday) * Pride 2004: Roos Island Festivities

The afternoon featured a BBQ by PFLAG ("Planet Hunger"), a vendor and information area ("Milky Way" Market), a silent auction ("Zero Gravity"), a supervised children's activities area ("Space Cadets" Youth Area), a tattoo parlour ("Show You Astro Pride") and, a beer garden by Club Ren ("Fuel Station"). The "Galactic" stage show schedule included Miss Drew, Community Awards, drag performances (Miss Drew and Candace), The Jane Waynes, Richard Ryder, The Strap-Ons, Women Ah Run Tings, Womb Boom, Gentleman Reg, and Ember Swift.
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.25 & p.27.]

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2004, June 6 (Sunday) * Pride 2004: Community Awards

Shortly after the opening remarks at the Roos Island festivities, Community Awards were bestowed upon the following organizations, their employees and volunteers: Egale Canada (Ottawa), Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium (Vancouver), 519 Church Street Community Centre (Toronto), and Glad Day Bookshop (Toronto).
[source: May 29th - June 6, 2004 Pride Guide, p.23 & p.25.]

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2004, June 17 (Thursday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Award from ACCKWA

"Community Partner Award from ACCKWA. June 17, 2004."
[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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2004, June 19 (Saturday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Bowling Banquet

"Bowling Banquet: June 19, 2004. Cruise aboard the Challenge (Great Lakes Schooner Company). Bus from Bowling Lanes and return included. Fully subsidized for all bowlers with 20 weeks; prorated for remaining bowlers. Non-bowlers pay $69.00."
[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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2004, August 29 (Sunday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Free Bowling Party

On August 29, 2004, the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League had a Free Bowling Party. This occurred two weeks before the official start of their 2004-2005 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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2004, September 12 (Sunday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Season 6 (2004-2005) Began

On September 12, 2004, the Friends of Dorothy Bowling League began their Season 6, which ran from September 12, 2004 to May 15, 2005. League Fees: $ 12.00. The League had two Charity Tournaments (October 9, 2004 and March 5, 2005), and a Bowling Banquet . In Season 6, the League had 46 regular bowlers and 41 substitute bowlers, making 14 teams: Right Up Dorothy's Alley, Dorothy's Ghost, Is That Your Wand, Auntie Em's Girls, Gutter Girls, Fossil's Fury, Ridge Rollers, Fur Traders, Tornadoes, Lolly Pop Kids, Munchkins, Ruby Slippers, Newbies, and Four B's.
[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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2004, October 9 (Saturday) * Friends of Dorothy Bowling League: Charity Tournament: Dorothy's 1st Fest

"DOROTHY'S 1st FEST (October 9, 2004). (25 bowlers). Three charities. ACCKWA: $132.50. Hopespring Cancer Support $132.50. AIDS Committee of Guelph $132.50."
[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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