Pride Capital of the North 2017

Community Festival

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

An afternoon of entertainment and education, and an outdoor barbeque. Community partners will be offering information about their services and vendors will be offering rainbow-themed items. Afternoon discussions will include panels on senior's issues, 2-Spirit people, and EGALE's efforts to obtain redress for the historic injustices done to the LGTQ2SI communities.

To Be Held at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre (249 Highway 108)


North Shore Anti-Bullying Coalition

1:30 PM

The North shore Anti-Bullying Coalition will be holding their anti-bullying march from the United Church to the Miners' Memorial. The event is organized by the Coalition, not ELPC, but we are supporting it and participating in it.

Wednesday, May 24th

The Miss Conception Show
7:30 PM
A wonderful and hilarious comedy show, starring four-time Elliot Lake Pride performer, Miss Conception! Come and watch her dance and sing her way through a night of fun and hilarity in her all new show "The Immaculate Miss Conception!" Hosted by Michelle DuBarry, Guinness World Record Holder of World's Oldest Performing Drag Queen! And featuring drummers from Serpent River First Nation, and a performance by the Studio Dance Arts Dancers!.
(Parental Discretion Advised)  
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Tickets are $10, and are available at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre. Information is available by calling 705-848-7737

To be held at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre Theater in Elliot Lake

After Party

10:00 PM to Close

Following the WONDERFUL Miss Conception show; we would love to have each and every one of you continue the evening into the early hours of the morning after partying! Let's all get a drink together!

To be held at Jackleggers in Elliot Lake.

 Ladies Who Lunch
12:00 NOON
Empress Chantal invites all people who identify as female to a lunch. Guest speaker will be Janice Clanfield of the Amazon Motorcycle Club. The Amazons have been a highlight of every Elliot Lake Pride, and Janice will share the fascinating history of this all female motorcycle club. Musical entertainment will be provided by perennial Pride favorite Amber Piette.

 *Sponsored by Donna Morris, Oak Realty

Elliot Lake Pride will be providing a floral centerpiece, entertainment, and a guest speaker at our cost. Each guest will be responsible for the cost of their own lunch and will order from the regular menu.

To be held at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Elliot Lake

Monday, May 22nd

Saturday, May 27th

Sunday, May 21st


Sunday, May 28th

Friday, May 26th

Church Service 

10:30 AM

The Holy Trinity United Church welcomes us for the 5th year in a row as an important part of our festivities. We are honoured to feature our special guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, CM. Rev. Hawkes performed the first same-sex marriage in Canada, and was the first openly gay man to be awarded the Order of Canada.

We will also have a smudging ceremony, aboriginal drummers and a special guest Momo MacLeod.

We encourage everyone to bring a donation of non-perishable goods to benefit the Elliot Lake Food Bank.

To be held at the Holy Trinity United Church in Elliot Lake

Community Discussion 
2:00 PM
The Holy Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes will be hosting a community discussion entitled “LGBT Spirituality and Sexuality and the Human Rights Struggle in Canada” at the Civic Centre. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

To be held at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake

Thursday, May 25th




Official Proclamation
11:00 AM
Please join His Worship Dan Marchisella and the members of city council, for the reading of the official proclamation and the crowning of Emperor and Empress of Algoma. 
To be held at City Hall in Elliot Lake

Flag Raising Tour
Please join us as we raise the rainbow flag not only over our hometown, but over several of our Northern Ontario communities! The flag raising schedule is as follows: 

11:00 AM
Elliot Lake (City Hall)

1:00 PM
Blind River (Tourist Information Centre)

2:00 PM
Spanish (Town Hall) 

2:30 PM
Cutler/Ginaabaajing (Sumac Creek Tipi Company)  

Friends of Pride Barbecue
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
2-Spirit Elder and Author Ma-Nee Chacaby will be our featured guest at an evening sharing and celebrating indigenous 2-Spirit traditions. This event is hosted by P.A.L.S.

Free food and soft drinks.
To be held at the Sumac Creek Tipi Company

Prom Fight 

10:00 AM

Marc Hall, who won the right to take his same-sex date to his Catholic school prom, will discuss his case and the evolution of LGBTQ2SI for youth. Local lawyer and ELSS alumnus Douglas Elliott, who was involved in Mark's case, will also join the discussion.

This event is limited to students of ELSS and guests approved by the ELSS administration.

To be held at Elliot Lake Secondary School

Cabaret Dinner

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ​

Dunlop Lake Lodge presents an evening of entertainment and fine dining in their beautiful lakeside setting. 

Tickets are $35, including a shuttle to the Lodge, dinner and the show.

Tickets are available from Dunlop Lake Lodge by calling 705-848-8090

To Be Held at Dunlop Lake Lodge (Highway 108)

Rainbow Pub Night

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Join us for a night of fun, dancing, and the occasional drink as we celebrate Pride in style.

To be held at Fireside Classic Grill in Elliot Lake


12:00 NOON

Empress Chantal invites all French speakers to a lunch and conversation in the French language. Incoming Emperor Vincent Bolt of TG Innerselves will share his personal journey as a trans man. 

To be held at GEM Restaurant in Elliot Lake

Festival of Authors

7:00 PM

We are delighted to present three distinguished authors as part of our festival. Michael Coren will read from his highly successful book, Epiphany,  recounting his journey from opponent to pro-ponent of same-sex marriage. Ma-Nee Chacaby will discuss her powerful autobiography about coming to terms with being a 2-Spirit woman.

To be held at Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake

Tuesday, May 23rd

Pride Parade

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Elliot Lake hosts its first Pride Parade ever as part of the Northern Ontario Pride Festival!

The parade will begin and end at Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre. The parade will follow the same route through downtown Elliot Lake as the Santa Claus Parade. Candy, Pride beads, and other goodies will be distributed along the parade route!

Men Who Brunch

12:00 NOON

Emperor Christopher invites all people who identify as male to a brunch. Our guest speaker will be Todd Ross, a  Métis Two-Spirit man kicked out of the navy at the age of 20 just  for being a homosexual. Todd is now leading a  major class action for all LGBT+ persons kicked out of armed forces and the Federal civil service as part of the LGBT purge. Musical entertainment  will be provided by  a gay man whose sweet sounds have dazzled us at past Pride events, our own Momo MacLeod.

* Sponsored by Pearson management Services Inc. 

Elliot Lake Pride will be providing a floral centerpiece, entertainment, and a guest speaker at our cost. Each guest will be responsible for the cost of their own lunch and will order from the regular menu.

To be held at Fireside Classic Grill in Elliot Lake

Fire Song Screening

7:00 PM

This acclaimed film set in Northern Ontario tells the story of a young, 2-Spirit man. Following the film, an all Two-Spirit panel will discuss the film led by NOPN President Rita Olink.
To be held at Palace 2 Cinema in Blind River