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Fierté Ottawa Capital(e) Pride

Christian Garceau
Fierté Ottawa Capital(e) Pride

176 Gloucester Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2P 0A6

TEL: 6136803033
FAX: 613.317.0417

E-mail: info@ottawacapitalpride.ca

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); LGBTTQ; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

The mission of the Ottawa Capital Pride organization is to create an environment for advocacy, education, and to foster of a strong and vibrant Rainbow Community within the Nation’s Capital region.


La mission de la Fierté dans la Capitale est de créer un environnement qui encourage l’éducation, la revendication et la célébration, ainsi que de promouvoir une communauté arc-en-ciel solide et dynamique au sein de la Région de la capitale nationale.


Volunteer Opportunities

Come and volunteer for the Capital Pride Festival 2018! Volunteering for Capital Pride is a great way to get involved in the LGBTQ2S+ community, whether you're a member or an ally in the community. All are welcome and encouraged to volunteer! We have a week of Signature Events, a Community Fair, a 2-day music festival (featuring artists like Brooke Candy and Bif Naked,) and our Pride Parade to finish! If you'd like to volunteer, respond to this opportunity as well as registering in the app InItLive that Capital Pride is using to coordinate our volunteers here: https://app.initlive.com:443/JE/bbtmu2r3qt6j3p
Larissa, the Events and Volunteer Manager, will be in contact with you to discuss training as well as your role throughout the week.

Roles that need to be filled:
Festival Ambassador
Festival Ambassadors will be available to answer any questions festival patrons have. This position was included to incorporate more accessibility accommodations for our patrons with disabilities. You will be able to answer questions about accessible washrooms, streets, and buildings related to our events and festival. You will also be expected to have a great knowledge of Capital Pride as an organization, our Signature Events, our 2-day Music Festival, our Community Fair, as well as our Pride Parade.
This is a great role for people who are outgoing, enthusiastic, and love interacting with people. Those experienced in working with disabled communities and bilingual people are encouraged to volunteer for this position.

Parade Marshal
Parade Marshals will ensure safety of parade patrons and participants by making sure patrons stay on street and parade participants walk on the road. They will assist in keeping the parade moving and will be available to address any issues that may arise during the parade and help answer questions on the street. Before the parade, they will line up with floats to ensure parade participants and floats are ready to begin.
Mental Health Response
Mental Health Response Volunteers will be able to respond to folks who may experience emotional distress during and after the parade or events. Peer support training is required for this volunteer position.
Green Team
The Green Team will pick up and dispose of garbage scattered throughout the festival grounds or event venue. You will be provided with gloves and garbage bags.

Street Logistics
Safety & Security volunteers will stand with barricades blocking street entrances to ensure the safety of parade patrons from oncoming traffic. These volunteers will also take down barricades and will be expected to lift them with the help of one other person. Those between the ages of 13 and 20 are encouraged to volunteer for this position. Keep in mind that this volunteer position calls for someone able to stand their ground as upset drivers may have questions or comments to those blocking streets with barricades.

Backstage Volunteers will maintain the backstage area. Must be 19+. Backstage Volunteers are expected to display an exceptional level of professionalism and discretion.

Community Fair
Community Fair Volunteers will help set up the community fair and be available to help maintain the community fair site. They will assist community fair participants with general questions and be on hand to address issues that may arise.

Volunteer Headquarters
Volunteer HQ Volunteers maintain the Volunteer HQ, located in the community room at Massine's Independent Grocery Store. You'll help welcome volunteers, get them checked in and manage updates and changes throughout the day. You’ll also help keep the room tidy and comfortable for our volunteers who are out in the sun, replenish food and drink, and provide a great experience for all of our volunteers.
VIP Hosts
VIP Hosts will host our sponsors, community groups, and other VIPs while maintaining tables, collecting garbage, and ensuring guests are enjoying themselves.

Operations Runners
Runners will assist the Operations Team with any tasks and issues that may arise during the parade.

Green Room Runners
Runners for the green room are volunteers who can assist artists and their team members with any tasks they need fulfilled on the festival site. This could include picking up supplies at the grocery or dollar store, food handling, and preparing/serving drinks. Some heavy lifting may be involved. Driver's license and access to your own vehicle is an asset but not required.

Pouring Volunteers
Pouring Volunteers will assist Beer Garden servers by pouring drinks, opening cans, and replenishing the drink supply. Must be 19+. Smart Serve an asset but not required.

Water Management
Water Management Volunteers will move water bottles between locations as well as hand them out to parade participants.

Signage Volunteers
These volunteers will help set up and take down logos and signs.

Here are the following events that still need volunteers:
Family Picnic
Sunday August 19
Hintonburg Park
1064 Wellington Street West
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
To celebrate LGBTQ2+ families of all kinds, we’re hosting an afternoon of family-friendly programming including face painting, crafts, games, storytime hour, and more! Bring your friends and families (and maybe a blanket or two!) and celebrate Pride with our communities!

Flag Raising Ceremony
Monday, August 20
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Street
12:00 PM
The festival kicks off with a Pride flag raising ceremony in Ottawa and Gatineau as the National Capital Region celebrates the LGBTQ2+ community. Join us in person or raise a rainbow in your workplace, home or community and share a photo online using #RaiseTheRainbow. Stay for a BBQ hosted by Ottawa Police Service.

Youth Clothing Swap
Monday, August 20
Arts Court
2 Daly Ave
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring the clothes you don’t wear anymore and swap them out for a whole new wardrobe. Free food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Open to youth 25 years of age and under.

Human Rights Vigil
Tuesday, August 21
Human Rights Monument
220 Elgin St
8:00 PM
The annual Human Rights Vigil will draw attention to the challenges that face the LGBTQ2S+ community in Ottawa. CommUNITY will be the focus of the vigil and speakers reflect on work taking place to advance LGBTQ2S+ rights here and around the world.

Youth Art Showcase
Wednesday, August 22
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of art in many forms created by queer youth including live music and performance, photography and painting. Free food an non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Open to youth 25 years of age and under.

TD Block Party
Wednesday, August 22
Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne Park
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join in the fun at the TD Block Party taking over Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne Park. This free event includes drag performances, live music, and family-friendly activities.

Capital Pride Pageant
Thursday, August 23
Delta City Center Hotel
101 Lyon St N
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
Local Drag performers compete for the titles of Mr. Capital Pride, Ms. Capital Pride, and Mx. Capital Pride while mcee Kiki Coe and DJ Ash Gautheir keep things moving. Special performance by RuPauls Drag Race superstar Aja.

Nature Nocturne: Bursting with Pride
Friday, August 24
Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Enjoy a night of music and dancing against the spectacular backdrop of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Youth Voices Ottawa
Friday, August 24
Demarais Hall, University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Ave E
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event will create a space for youth to learn from other youth, to encourage youth-led discussions with local youth activists and community leaders. Open to youth 25 years of age and under.

Street Fair & Bank Street Stage
Saturday, August 25 &
Bank Street (Somerset to Gladstone)
Somerset Street (Bank to O’Connor)
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Check out this year’s expanded Street Fair stretching along Bank Street and Somerset Street. The Street Fair provides a platform for many local community groups to showcase the work they do, and creates space for artisans and local businesses to connect with the community. Enjoy expanded patios from local bars and restaurants and check out live street entertainment and the Bank Street Stage.

Saturday, August 25
TD Mainstage
Bank Street & Somerset Street
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
T-Dance / T-Dance
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drag Show Extravaganza
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
8:30 pm
Brooke Candy
9:45 pm

Pride Parade & Bank Street Fair
Sunday August 26 1:30 PM, Free
Over 130 groups including community groups, sports teams, embassies and local businesses are joining in the celebration. There will be marching contingents, live music, kings and queens, and more. The parade starts at 1:30 PM at Bank and Gladstone, heads north on Kent before returning to Bank Street via Laurier, ending at Bank and Somerset. Following the parade head over to Bank Street to check out the Bank Street Fair!

TD Mainstage
Sunday August 26 1 PM - 10 PM, Free
TD Mainstage, Bank Street & Somerset
The TD Main Stage kicks off after the parade and is packed with a great lineup of performers, DJs, drag kings and queens, burlesque performers and more.

Currently, we are strongly encouraging people to volunteer for the Street Logistics shifts as we need plenty for each shift!

Again, If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Larissa Desrosiers, the Events and Volunteer Manager at larissa@ottawacapitalpride.ca to let her know you're interested in volunteering so she can provide you with more information on training. After you send that email, you can register as a volunteer and schedule your shifts here: https://app.initlive.com:443/JE/bbtmu2r3qt6j3p

Happy Pride!
Location: 176 Gloucester Street Ottawa, ON K2P 1W7
Deadline: Aug 23, 2018