Summer 2021 Programs
SGI Non-profit Leaders Network
The monthly meetup is a place for SGI Non-profit Leaders to have a place to discuss issues, trends and connect with each other. With no agenda, topics are diverse, meaningful and very valuable for those in attendance. The next meeting will be held August 5 at 10:30. FMI or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pender Pride Picnic and Allyship Week of Activities
Come to the Pender Pride Picnic, August 8 from 12pm-3pm at the Community Hall and enjoy a fun-filled day of face-painting, queer artists and music, arts and crafts, and snacks! Or sign up to volunteer with face painting, set-up and clean-up. In the days before and after, join some of our other fun Allyship Activities that include:
Aug 6, 6 -7 pm at the Pender Community Hall – Start shattering the movie magic, come join us in watching a documentary about conversion therapy.
Aug 11, 5 – 6 pm Virtual workshop – Kick off our “Hot Topic Chats” with the first virtual seminar, where we discuss allyship, LGBTQ+ focused education, resilience and history during the Pender Pride week.
Aug 19 4 -7 pm at the Pender Epicentre- Zine making workshop (live streamed) in collaboration with Youth Activity Night. Come for a fun and celebratory night of making zines to celebrate queer resilience and the beauty of the LGBTQ+ community.
For more information email email@example.com or see our page on Instagram sgiyouth.
‘Hot topic chats,’ current topics which are affecting young people, Wednesdays – 5-6pm
Come join us to chat and discuss pressing “hot topics’’ which are affecting young people today, such as eco-anxiety, climate change, LGBTQ+ rights, racism, decolonization, mental wellness and wellbeing and how to support yourself so you can support others. These are going to be virtually weekly activities to engage with other young people and figure out what we can do as a community to tackle these topics! Come join us for these weekly virtual workshops on Wednesdays, 5 – 6p m to learn and contribute to the discussion! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our page on Instagram sgiyouth.
Shattering the Movie Magic – Movie Debriefing Series
August 6 – bi-weekly, join us for bi-weekly discussions on your favourite movies, beginning with a film about conversion therapy to connect up with local Pride week and continue with other “big box” movies that youth can suggest. We will discuss the issues and feelings that arise when watching movies and will decolonize and apply a critical lens to childhood favourites. It is time to break down the movie magic and get critical! For more information email email@example.com or see our page on Instagram sgiyouth.
Food Workshops and Programs
Sunday August 15, 2 – 5 pm
ONLINE! Jam and Chutney Workshop. Join us as we learn to make some delicious blackberry jam and chutney. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-629-3669
Sunday August 22, 2 – 5 pm
ONLINE! Tomato Canning Workshop. Learn about water canning of everyone’s favourite TOMATOES. Don’t forget to take your jar home with you! For more information, contact email@example.com or call 250-629-3669
Sunday, August 29, 2 – 5 pm
ONLINE! Fermentation Workshop. We’ll be creating a tasty, fermented cabbage today, you won’t want to miss it! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Mic and Jam at Pender Community Hall
3:00 – 6:00 Wednesdays at the Farmers Food-only Markets, come and play informally and unamplified. Everyone is welcome; it’s a great environment to express your talents!
Youth Activity Night
The Pender Community Hall is partnering with the SGI Community Resource Centre and the Epicentre to host a weekly Youth Night. Registration is required and limited to youth 13 – 21 years old, FMI call 250-629-3669 email email@example.com
Adventure Earth – Weekly
The Community Resource Centre is partnering with the Pender Community Hall for weekly activity for youth 13 – 18 years interested in outdoor leadership, wilderness skills, environmental leadership, food security, farming skills and civic engagement! Older youth may be interested in joining as assistant leaders! Each week is something different, we may challenge ourselves to climb a mountain, go to a local farm to meet the animals and help in the garden, volunteer to help a local organization, travel off island to a special site, or learn how to lead games and other activities! FMI call 250-629-3669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Skills Keepers
The Community Resource Centre is partnering with the Pender Community Hall for this fun group. Are you knowledgeable or skilled in self sufficiency skills? Are you a D.I.Y. savant? Are you a Fall Fair champion? The youth and adults of our community need your help! The unpredictability of the world has ignited their desire to gain the lost arts of homesteading and self sufficiency and they would like mentorship and guidance. This group of knowledgeable and want to be knowledgeable, will meet regularly to talk about what skills and experiences are needed to manage more like our homesteader forebearers. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us or what skills you can share. Call 250-629-3669 or email email@example.com