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Northern Policy Institute – Success Stories from the North

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Rainbow Camp, founded in 2012 by Thessalon Native Harry Stewart, is a summer camp aimed at creating a safe space for LGBTQ2+ youth across Canada and the USA. The summer camp has reached full capacity the past few years and continues to grow, providing a life-changing experience for staff, campers and volunteers. The camp provides opportunities for young […]

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Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore Foundation

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January 10th, Sault Ste. Marie, ONKiwanis Club of Lakeshore Sault Ste. Marie With this generous donation, the Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore Foundation and members are helping to send several youth to Rainbow Camp this year. Shown above, Dave Shier (President Elect), Mary E. Hewgill (President), Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore Sault Ste. Marie, and Harry Stewart, […]

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WinterPlay article on Rainbow Camp

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Check out PinkPlayMags current issue of WinterPlay!   (Toronto’s most loved LGBTQ seasonal magazine)    “I wish they had that when I was a kid. “ Everyone says this about their youth, but for those questioning their sexuality or gender, this statement is particularly poignant. I did not feel safe enough to come out in high […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes history on the cover of Attitude

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken about challenging world leaders over anti-gay laws in a new interview with Attitude Magazine.  In the summer of 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history as the country’s first leader to march at a Gay Pride event. Now, the Liberal Party politician is marking another milestone as Canada’s first Prime Minister to […]

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Body Love Ball

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BODY LOVE BALL KICK STARTS THE HOLIDAYS  Dance soothes the soul! On Saturday December 2, inside the 519, Body Confidence Canada’s Body Love Ball dance fundraiser promises to ignite our senses as we dance the night away celebrating our bodies. Come one come all to our dance space. “What shall I wear,” you ask? You define […]

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CBC’s article on Rainbow Camp

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On a cold late August morning, 14-year-old Max Yemelyanov huddles into a circle of groggy teens, some still wrapped in their blankets. A homemade rainbow flag flaps in the brisk wind as more young people trickle out of their cabins and gather around. Click here for more….

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SarahTalks Podcast with RainbowCamp

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Segment A / Interview: Harry Stewart, Chair and President of Welcome Friend Association and founder of Rainbow Camp joins us to talk about Rainbow Camp, LGBT youth affirmation and education, and how we can all get involved. Visit RainbowCamp.ca to register to attend camp, become a Leader in Training or to learn more HelpRainbowCamp.com to sponsor a camper […]

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Rick Mercer is back with a new show!

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“Rick Mercer is bringing his NEW show to Sault Ste. Marie to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday” Welcome Friend Association (WFA) is pleased to present “Rick Mercer’s Canada:  Coast to Coast to Coast,” in association with the Algoma Water Tower Inn & Suites on Friday, May 12th, 2017 at the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre.  This event […]