October 2019 Spruce Grove What’s Happening!
The Spruce Grove GSA Society respectfully acknowledges that we are situated in Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.
On October 11th we will be doing some Nature Taxidermy in preparation for Halloween! Don’t panic! There’s nothing horrifying involved! This week is Mental Health and Wellness week. I want you to go for a walk with your friend’s or your family. Relax in our beautiful changing season’s and take in the colours of autumn. Now for the Taxidermy part! Please bring to the GSA on Friday October 11th things you find on your walk… thin bendy twigs, tiny stones, tiny acorns, different leaves, small feathers, non-poisonous berries. But please take a few minutes to get out in nature, unwind, take a deep breath, feel the sun on your face, hear the birds, feel the wind, and just be you.
October 25th is our 2nd Annual Halloween Party!!! Yes, there will be candy!!! Yes, there can be costumes!!! Yes, there will be food!!! Yes, we can stay little later for a Halloween movie!!! Yes, will be a prize’s!!! The button maker will be around to make some Halloween buttons or Pride buttons!!!
If you want to change the future, start living as if you’re already there.”
Assigned male at birth in Mt. Vernon, New York, Lynn Conway is a pioneer in microelectronic chip design and a transgender activist. She helped shape the way modern computers are designed and built.
In 1998, as Conway neared retirement, stories of her innovations at IBM began to circulate. Facing her fear of exposure, she came out on the internet. She created a transgender advocacy website to “illuminate and normalize the issues of gender identity and the processes of gender transition.” She has worked for employment protections for transgender people in the tech industry and successfully lobbied for transgender inclusion in the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) code of ethics.
Our Community – We NEED fabulous people like YOU!!!
We are actively searching for volunteers within our community!
Are you someone who would like to work with our LGBTQ2 youth once or twice a month? We are looking for folks with different abilities that can help out in the GSA.
How can you contribute?
Our community is filled with folks with amazing people that care about their youth and their surroundings. Our GSA is a Community GSA help us grow together!
(we try not to pair parent’s and caregivers on the same evenings their youth attend)
Some of the ways you can fabulous:
We have INCREASED our HOURS!!!
October - 11th & 25th
November - 8th & 22nd
December - 13th & 27th
We are ENVIROMENTALY FRIENDLY!
DON’T forget to bring a re-useable water bottle We still have pop and snacks, but no more plastic water bottles!
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.
Need to talk? Call! Our peer support hotline is run by and for trans people.