Celebrate Pride Week in Richmond with a variety of in-person and online events planned throughout the week. These inclusive and engaging activities are open to all members of the community and are presented by the City of Richmond in partnership with Community Associations and Societies, and the Richmond Public Library.
Pride Week is a celebration of our LGBTQ2S+ communities. It is about valuing and respecting diversity, and recognizing the importance of a safe and inclusive community for everyone.
A complete list of 2021 Pride Week events is listed below. All events are free and for all ages unless otherwise specified. Interested individuals are required to register online or by phone in order to receive the Zoom link to participate in online events.
2 Ways to Register
- Online: Select the blue button below to browse and register OR select a Course ID # in the activity below
- Phone: Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Tie Dye Creation
Wed, July 21, 4:30-5:30pm
Create a one-of-kind t-shirt to take home for a piece of wearable art. Price includes all supplies. Course ID #95718.
Cambie Community Centre
City Centre Concert Series - Pride Out Loud
Fri, July 23, 6:30-7:15pm
Celebrate this special week with a live performance by Richmond-based singer and songwriter, Jason Qiu. Registration required. Course ID #97372.
City Centre Community Centre
Online - Virtual Family Storytime - Celebrating Pride
Sat, July 24, 10:00am
Mon, July 26, 10:00am
Wed, July 28, 10:00am
The Richmond Public Library is celebrating Pride! Join us on Facebook Live as library staff share great stories and songs that celebrate diversity and inclusion! For more information, visit YourLibraryRichmond.
Pride Trivia Challenge
Mon, July 26 – Sun, Aug 1
Scan the rainbow QR codes scattered around South Arm Park and answer unique trivia questions about Pride Week, the LGBTQ2S+ community and the history behind this special week. Take a photo of you and your friends and family participating and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered to win a Pride Week prize pack.
South Arm Park, Any time
Pride Colours Workshop
Mon, July 26, 5:00-7:00pm
Join in this interactive and conversational workshop that explores identity and expression using symbols, words and colours. Registration required. Course ID #97398.
West Richmond Community Centre
Online - Abundance in Poetry - Claim Your New Beginning
Mon, July 26, 6:00-8:00pm
Claim power through this session with queer and non-binary poet, Angelic Goldsky. This LGBTQQ2SIA+ friendly, poetic workshop is open to all word weavers of any experience. Registration required. Course ID #94829.
Online - Nature Storytime
Mon, July 26 – Fri, July 30, 3:45-4:00pm
Join us on Facebook Live as Richmond Nature Park staff share stories that celebrate diversity! To view, Richmond Nature Park Society.
Tue, July 27, various times
Join in for a movie screening with the library featuring these films:
- Beauty 1:00-1:30pm
- I am Skylar 1:45-2:15pm
- Last Chance 2:30-4:00pm
Pride Visual Art Workshop
Tue, July 27, 3:30-4:30pm
Celebrate diversity and the LGBTQ2S+ community in this free, festive visual art workshop with visual artist, Mr. Tony. Course ID #95850.
Richmond Arts Centre
Online - Zine-Making 101
Wed, July 28, any time
In this pre-recorded workshop hosted by Branscombe House Artist-in-residence Rachel Rozanski, queer artist-curator Rebecca Casalino will be introducing participants to the basics of zine-making and sharing queer zines from her personal library. This workshop will walk you through Rebecca’s zine making process to give you the basic tools to make your zine along with tips and tricks for folks with limited resources. To view, visit @stevestoncc on Instagram, or the Steveston Community Centre Facebook page.
Pride Aqua Dance
Wed, July 28, 1:15-2:00pm
In-person, 13+ yrs
Celebrate Pride week by enjoying an invigorating low impact shallow water dance class. A complete total body workout.
Registration required. Course ID #99621
Dance Showcase and Class
Wed, July 28, 5:00-7:00pm
In-person and Online, 11-19yrs
Take part in a Voguing and Waacking showcase, followed by a class that covers these dance moves. This session is presented by Ikue Ueno. Registration required. Course ID #95521.
Cambie Community Centre and Online
Online - Striding Towards Equality with Brock McGillis
Thu, July 29, 12:00-1:00 pm
Listen to Brock McGillis, former Ontario Hockey League member and professional hockey player, talk about his coming out journey and current advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. This informative and interesting session covers self-empowerment, inclusivity, mental health and non-conformity through real life stories. This free event is offered through Zoom. Registration required. A Zoom link will be emailed one day prior to the event taking place. Course ID #95953.
Zumba Pride Party
Thu, July 29, 5:00-6:00pm
In-person, Minoru Centre for Active Living and Online
Kick up your heels, show your pride colours, and learn some new moves at this livestreamed Zumba Pride Party. Online on @funrichmond Instagram Live or in person at the Minoru Centre for Active Living. Course ID #93878.
Online at @funrichmond Instagram Live or in-person at Minoru Centre for Active Living.
Drag Queen Story Time
Fri, July 30, 12:00-12:30pm
In-person and Online
Celebrate this special week by joining local teacher and drag performer Bryan Bone, aka Miss Gina Tonic, for a reading of children's stories that teach lessons of diversity, self love and an appreciation of others. This program is offered through Zoom. Registration required. This session is presented in partnership with the Richmond Public Library. Register at Richmond Public Library or Course ID #95008.
Hamilton Community Centre
Signs of Pride
Fri, July 30, 3:00-5:00pm
Join youth artists and professional artists Sam McWilliams, Paige Gratland, and Phranc as they unveil a special public art project to amplify and celebrate Pride Week in Richmond. This project was created in partnership with West Richmond Community Centre, Cambie Community Centre, and the City of Richmond.
West Richmond Community Centre
Online - Introduction to Nature Illustration
Sat, July 31, 10:00-10:50am
Sat, July 31, 11:00-11:50am
Learn to sketch animals with family members. This session is led by an artist and includes time for questions. Adult participation required.
10:00-10:50am - Course ID #86095
11:00-11:50am - Course ID #86096
Tie Dye in the Park - Outdoors
Sat, July 31, 11:00am-12:00pm
In-person, South Arm Community Centre
Experiment with colours and designs while working with dyes and elastics to create patterned t-shirts in celebration of Pride Week. Supplies are included. Registration Required. Course ID #97314.
Music in the Park - Outdoors
Sat, July 31, 12:15-1:00pm
Embrace the good weather enjoying live music by local Richmond artist, Jason Qiu, all in celebration of this special week. Registration required. Course ID #96492
South Arm Park
Online - Pride Week Stories
Sun, Aug 2, any time
Join us over at the @westrichmondcc Instagram page as pride stories are shared from individuals in the community.
For more information about Pride Week, email email@example.com.