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We’re big on saying “Thank You” around here

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Yesterday, TD Bank – who sponsor an astonishing 83 Pride Festivals across North America – said Thank You as part of their annual Customer Appreciation Day to 49 client heroes from coast to coast who are making astonishing differences in their community. Like big-hearted couple Harry Southin and Chris Stewart, who created and run Rainbow Camp, and are positively changing the […]

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Sault Daily Star – Rainbow Camp gets a $50,000 boost

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Rainbow Camp’s future is a little brighter with a $50,000 donation from TD Canada Trust. The summer camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/queer/questioning and two-spirited youth from 12 to 17 started at Camp McDougall in 2012. This year, three one-week sessions starting Aug. 8, will be offered at a new location, Camp Wakonda in Echo […]

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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 […]