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|Friday, July 6|
|2012 Gay Nations CAMP, Gay Pride celebration|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: C.J. LAFRAMBOISE
1st AMERICAN INDIAN GAY PRIDE WEEKEND
JULY 6,7, 8, 2012
TURTLE MOUNTAIN CHIPPEWA RESERVATION
BELCOURT, ND, USA
The Founders Committee of the 2012 GayNations CAMP event is pleased to announce the first annual Geographical Center of North America Gay Pride Weekend scheduled for July 6,7,8, 2012 on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian reservation, Belcourt, ND, USA.
The event is an international celebration of gay, lesbian, transgender life and focuses on building healthy identities among a high-risk group of adults and youth who are in need of positive identity-building community events. The event is all-inclusive of people of color and everyone else who wishes to participate in a retro-like Camping weekend. It will become a snapshot of gay life in the middle of Turtle Island.
Unlike larger Gay Pride events, the event will focus on a simple gathering, pitching tents in and around a community park, living in recreational vehicles, walking, playing, and sporting, with a community picnic, charades, movie night and an adult dance. The event is intended to mirror teepees on the plains, or the occupy movement.
It will also heavily rely upon American Indian dance and music and will feature a community round-dance rather than a parade as well as karaoke. There will be some speeches and the honoring of courageous American or Canadian native peoples in the fight for equality and recognition in both countries. Randy Burns, Pacifica CA, of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe and a former 2005/2010 San Francisco Gay Pride Grand Marshall has consented to be this year’s 2012 CAMP Grand Marshall.
The event is not intended to be political or focused on individual organizations with a defined social message. Speakers will be invited to give informal talks on identity, healthy living, sports activities and coming out to your family and community in a positive way.
The event will also include softball, volleyball, badminton, yoga and other healthy group physical activities.
The event is drug-free and alcohol free within the campsite . Drinking age requirements will be enforced elsewhere. Driving during the event is discouraged. Bicycles are highly encouraged.
A website outlining some of the preliminary events is planned for 2012gaynations.com
12 P.M. and on, Veterans Park, Belcourt, ND, USA, Hospital Road
|BAR B-Q FUNDRAISER PROCEEDS FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS|
FORMAN MAZDA WILL BE HOLDING A FUNDRAISING BAR - B - Q WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS ... FRIDAY JULY 6th @BRANDONS NEWIST CAR DEALERSHIP FORMAN MAZDA, 2050 CURRIE BLVD. JUST SOUTH OF MAZER EQUIP. 11am TO 3:30pm ... RAFFEL TABLE & A DUNK TANK ... COME JOIN US FOR LUNCH & VIEW THE NEW SKYACTIVE CARS & OUR NEW FACILITIES... RAFFEL DRAWS MADE @ 3pm.BY OUR MAYOR... MENU HOTDOG or SMOKIE CHIPS , DRINK, TIM BIT & 2 RAFFEL TICKETS
11:am to 3:30pm, FORMAN MAZDA, 2050 CURRIE BLVD.
|Brandon Multicultural Summer Festival|
The Brandon Multicultural Summer Festival
Featuring live music and dance, entertainment from Son Urbano and Trio Bembe, food & craft vendors, cultural displays, and children's activities.
For information, please contact:
Hope Roberts / 729.2145 / email@example.com
Jaime Chinchilla / 727.6031 / firstname.lastname@example.org
6-9pm, 12th & Rosser (Global Market), 12th & Rosser (Global Market)
|Wawanesa Pound Pail & Paddle|
Pound Pail and Paddle, an annual community celebration in Wawanesa featuring a social and calcutta on Friday evening, Saturday events include pancake breakfast, a build your baot and race it on the Souris River,parade, barbeque beef supper, and Saturday. Boat building teams invited to participate!!!
Call Ron Seafoot 824-2113,or Jim Cullen 824-2170 for details and to enter.
Seddons Landing, Wawanesa, Seddons Landing, Wawanesa