My dearest friends, family, and members of our beautiful community around Parkland County.
A week from today, on Sunday April 28, 2019 I am asking you to join me at St Andrew’s United Church here in Spruce Grove.
This is a very exciting time for us as we welcome our first Affirming Ministry in Spruce Grove!
This is a really BIG DEAL for our LGBTQ2S Community!!!
St Andrew’s United Church has been a home to our Spruce Grove GSA since our 2nd meeting in February 2018. We were welcomed with opened arms before they were ever an Affirming Ministry.
Now I have to admit something... I am just a little bit nervous. I am absolutely going to wear my Pride pins and bands, because that’s totally me!!! But I’ve never actually been to a church service before... what does one wear to Church? 😱🤗❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🏳️🌈
April 2019 Spruce Grove GSA Youth Action Committee
Honour First Nation’s Métis and Inuit
We are making DRAG QUEEN EGG’S - As suggested by our youth! Join us for some crazy Easter themed ideas. A Candy jar raffle, and a few other surprises!
SGPL has Teen Tuesday’s
ages 13-17 every other Tuesday the Library. It runs 6:30 - 7:30pm until May 21st. BYOD Coding Night, Minute to Win It Contests, Teen Wrap Up Party!
Queer Prom has been announced!
Friday May 3 at the Central Lions Recreation Centre. Tickets Were Released: April 3. Please MARK YOUR CALENDERS!!! Get your tickets EARLY!!!!
Edmonton Pride Parade and Pride in the Park!
This is on June 8th. You can find all the events and activities online at www.edmontonpride.ca
Last year the Spruce Grove GSA Society made history and we were the first LGBTQ group to march in the Stony Plain Rotary Parade! It’s time to make it two year’s in a row! This year we would like to have a float, a truck, and (ahem) louder music. I’m sure if we all work together we can pull together and make this AMAZING!!!
Outloud outloudstalbert.ca/ in St Albert happens every other Tuesday evening from 7-9pm. They are an AMAZING group and a great alternative to our group. They are absolutely a Safe Space to go to meet other LGBTQ youth and Allies!
Safety in schools.
Safety to and from schools.
Safety on the Internet and devices.
We have a special guest joining us. Constable Gord Marshall is one of our Parkland School Division’s Resource Officer’s. Quite often you will find him hanging out with our youth at their school GSA and QSAs. He has agreed to come and hang out with us for a bit on April 12th! (I’m kind of hoping he will decorate eggs as well!)
Get your questions ready!!
Call out for pricing on clothing items? What type of things are you interested in? Do you want new t-shirts, and hoodies? Please connect with me so I can put your names down!
Our Key chains and Dog Tags are also available for purchase at $15. Plus shipping. We also have a variety of buttons for $1 each plus shipping. Please contact me if you would like to purchase any of these items.
FRIENDS of the GSA – volunteers
We are searching for fabulous humans!! These people can be youth, friends, family, pretty much any amazing human who is an ally. We are looking for someone to form a fundraising committee to benefit the LGBTQ community in Spruce Grove!
Some of the ways you can fabulous:
Donate food to our youth GSA meetings or grocery store gift cards, craft items, monetary donations, click on the donate button on our website, spend time with us at different events (bottle drives (collect bottles and donate the money to the GSA account online), GSA meetings, parades, resource fairs, etc)
Youth: I have a list of the hours you have helped out at our events and with the GSA, if you are interested in knowing your totals for scholarship application or resume purposes I have those totals available.
Important Phone Numbers
780-962-2222 Spruce Grove 24 hours
780-968-7267 Stony Plain 24 hours
Kids Help Phone
Text CONNECT 686868
24 hour, anonymous phone counseling for children and youth, 100% confidential
they do not trace calls, they do not have call display, you do not have to tell them your name. You can connect by phone or mobile app, or through the website.