Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 11:00pm


Ottawa, ON
Pride Week Type: 
Capital Pride signature events

Pre-Pride Events




The Necromerchant's Payment: Repo! The Genetic Opera DRAG SHOW 

Gallerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St

August 9, 9PM (8PM doors)

Shadowcasting is a live ensemble that recreates a movie while the movie plays behind them. On August 9, the members of the ensemble swap roles and genders! ($10)



Capital Pride Pageant

A Capital Pride Signature Event

Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave

August 10, 7PM

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Who will be crowned Mr and Ms Capital Pride 2013? Join us to select your drag representatives for the upcoming year. 19+



Pre-Pride Pool Night

Presented by Women in the City

Maclaren's, 301 Elgin St. (Private room)

August 10, 8PM – 11:30PM

$12, includes cost of pool for the evening

Women in the City is celebrating Capital Pride 2013 a little bit early with a night of pool! We have reserved the private room at the back of Maclaren's exclusively for this event. Pool tables will be available and munchies will be served. 



Jer's Vision Pride Boat Cruise

Presented by Jer’s Vision

Paul's Boat Lines, Government Centre Docks beside the Ottawa Convention Centre

August 14, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Join us for a beautiful summer cruise down the Rideau Canal aboard Paul's Boat Lines. Mouthwatering appetizers and refreshments from Peller Estates and Beau's Brewery will be served. Brush up on your LGBTQ trivia for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Official After-party at Mercury Lounge 'We Love 2 Hump' Wednesday. Contact for tickets ($25)



Pride Film Night

Presented by Ottawa Senior Pride Network (OSPN), the Lesbian Information Xchange (LIX) & The Good Companions Centre, 670 Albert Street

August 14, 6PM

OSPN, LIX and The Good Companions Centre are very pleased to present a very special Pride film night. We invite you to join us for a FREE DOUBLE BILL. We will be showing Stonewall Uprising followed by Edie & Thea. For information, contact OSPN at or LIX at Donations accepted (FREE)



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Etc. Schedule: Pride by YOUTH, for YOUTH

We chose the name “Etc.” because we welcome Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questions, Allied—and the list goes on—youth.

All of ETC.’s events are for ages 13 to 19 and are FREE.



Etc.'s Open Mic

Umi Café, 610 Somerset W

August 10 @ 7PM

Etc's monthly youth open mic. Perform music, theater, spoken word, drag, and anything else you want to share with an audience. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the art around you. To perform, RSVP at



Etc. Gender Blender

Gallerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St

August 15 @ 7PM

Youth mixer to celebrate the start of Capital Pride 2013. Enjoy music, dancing, drag performances, and delicious androgynous smoothies. Yes, androgynous smoothies. 



Etc. Outdoor DIY Day

Hintonburg Park (behind Hintonburg Community Centre), 1064 Wellington


Crafting and clothing modding in Hintonburg park. Snacks, sun, patches, bowties! Bring clothes you want to alter or take your work home with you to finish. 



Cabaret Pride Prom

PTS, 331 Cooper Street, Suite 200


Etc.'s annual Youth Prom's theme this year is Cabaret. Dress your most dapper and swanky and enjoy dancing, music, and Cabaret style performances. Please RSVP at



Etc. is for youth by youth. Our youth volunteers develop and create all of our events and projects.

If you would like to get involved in expanding Ottawa's queer youth community, meet driven and creative youth, and get high school required volunteer hours email:

You can also find us here:



National Capital Leather Pride 2013



Ottawa Pup Competition

Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St W, 2nd floor

August 15, 9PM

Come and pet the puppies! Wagging and licking party to follow. (FREE)



Mr Rubber Ottawa Competition

Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St W, 2nd floor

August 16, 9:30PM

Ottawa's biggest latex and rubber party. Get lubed up and lubed down! (FREE)



Mr and Ms National Capital Leather Pride

Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St W, 2nd floor

August 17, 9:30PM

The whip will be cracking. Ottawa's only free-of-charge leather competition. (FREE)



Leather Pride Brunch

Royal Oak, 180 Kent St

August 18, 11AM

Family-friendly event.



Sport Gear Patio BBQ

Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St W

August 18, 3PM

In support of the Ottawa Wolves rugby team. The hottest rugby fundraising BBQ of the summer. If it's sports gear, wear it!



National Capital Leather Pride is produced by Mr. Leather Ottawa 2010 Mike Tattersall and Ms. Leather Ottawa 2005 Sharman Potechin and in partnership with Centretown Pub Complex, Wicked Wanda’s Adult Emporium, After Stonewall Books, Pink Triangle Services Ottawa, Wilde’s, The Ottawa Knights Leather and Denim Social Club, and Mr. Leather Ottawa 2013 Competition.






Friday, August 16, 2013



SHAG and Ten Oaks Pride Event: Be Wild

Presented by SHAG and Ten Oaks

Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Ln

5:30PM – 8:30PM 

Youth up to the age of 25, let’s HANG out for Pride and Be Wild. If you’ve got kitty ears, wear ‘em. Activities will include the usual kinky crafts, delicious eats, face and body painting, and Pride-themed t-shirt making. We will also learn about flirting, getting consent, and traditional flagging!!



Divergence Movie Night: Pride Edition

Presented by PTS, 331 Cooper St, Suite 200

6PM – 9PM

Screening of Stonewall Uprising followed by a group discussion. Donations accepted (FREE)



Saturday, August 17, 2013



Presented by The Ottawa Freedom Centre: A GLBT place in Vanier

Royal Canadian Legion, corner Montreal Rd and Cyr St

10AM – 3PM

Join Vanier's first DRAG CAR WASH with a cameo appearance of Ottawa's up and coming OPERA singer. 



Sunday, August 18, 2013



The Dusty Owl Reading Series

Presented by The Dusty Owl


Mugshots, Ottawa Jail Hostel, 75 Nicolas

Featuring spoken word poet by Faye Estrella, Writer Kalyani Pandya, and Composer/Conductor Matthew Larkin (FREE)



Monday, August 19, 2013



Join the 2013 Rainbow Flag Raising Tour!

A fully accessible OC Transpo bus will be available to shuttle visitors from one Rainbow Flag Raising to the next. Hop on board and watch the Rainbow Flag be raised throughout the city.



Pride Pancake Breakfast and Rainbow Flag Unfurling

Ottawa Police Services Headquarters, 474 Elgin St

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Ottawa Police Service and the Ottawa Police Service Liaison Committee for the GLBT Communities will be hosting a charity pancake breakfast to help launch Capital Pride 2013. This will be the first of the festival’s six Rainbow Flag–raising ceremonies hosted by the City of Ottawa. All proceeds will go to Gender Mosaic.



OC Transpo Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony

OC Transpo Headquarters, 1500 St. Laurent Blvd

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

The Transit Services Department will be hosting its first Rainbow Flag–raising ceremony to help launch Capital Pride 2013, and will be providing a fully accessible bus to take visitors to all the Rainbow Flag–raising events throughout the city. Watch for OC Transpo's float in this year's parade!



Ottawa By-Law Services Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony

Ottawa By-Law Services Headquarters, 735 Industrial Rd

11:15 a.m. – noon

Join us for the inaugural Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony hosted by Ottawa By-Law Services.



Paramedics’ BBQ and Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony

Ottawa Paramedic Services Headquarters, 2465 Don Reid Dr

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ottawa Paramedic Services invites everyone to join them at their fifth annual charity BBQ and Rainbow Flag raising. Donations accepted.



Firefighters’ Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony

Ottawa Fire Services Headquarters, 1445 Carling Ave

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join Ottawa Fire Services for their second annual Rainbow Flag raising! Desserts and refreshments will be served.



Official Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony

Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave

4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Join Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre, and Capital Pride for the official proclamation of Pride Week in the City of Ottawa and the raising of the Rainbow Flag at Ottawa City Hall. Reception to follow.




Sex Toys for Queers

Presented by Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St

6:30PM – 8:30PM

In this workshop we'll talk about safer sex, consent, pleasure and pride! Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, or any or all of the above, you can learn fun and consensual ways to pleasure your partner or your sexy self with dils, vibes, beads, sleeves, rings, clamps, floggers, lube, pumps and plugs! (FREE)




PTS, 331 Cooper St, Suite 200

7PM – 9PM

Discussing Bi visibility in the Pride movement—Creating space within (FREE)



16th Annual Lookout Newfie Night

Presented by The Lookout, 41 York St


Kiss the cod, get screeched in and become an honorary Newfie! Fundraiser for Capital Pride (FREE)




Tuesday, August 20, 2013



Pride Picnic in the Park

A Capital Pride Signature Event

Hintonburg Park (behind Hintonburg Community Centre), 1064 Wellington


Capital Pride's Annual Picnic for LGBT+ Families (and their friends). Free BBQ, games and activities. Bring your swim gear for the splash pad and dress funky for the photo station! In partnership with Ten Oaks Project (FREE)



Ottawa Frontrunners Pride Run

Presented by the Ottawa Frontrunners

Departs and ends at Ottawa City Hall, 111 Lisgar St (at Cartier St)

6:30PM (FREE)



TransAction Creative Arts Group

Presented by PTS, 331 Cooper St, Suite 200

7PM – 9PM

Arts, crafts and community support for gender-queer, transgender, transsexual and other trans folks (FREE)



Karaoke Sex Reversal

Presented by The Lookout, 41 York St

9:30PM – 1:30PM

The boys sing the girls' songs and the girls sing the boys' songs! $6 Mojitos specials! In partnership with Dog and Pony Sound (FREE)




Wednesday, August 21, 2013



Queer Media: A Community Conversation on Local GLBT Media

Presented by The Velvet Studio and Carleton University Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre

Roosters Coffee House, University Centre Building, Carleton University

4PM – 6PM

Join the GLBT community, members of local GLBT media and guests to an open discussion on the media: Who owns the media? Who creates the news? What topics should be covered—and what should not? The Velvet Studio invites you to join our open discussion on these topics. This event is supported by CUSA Live (FREE)




PTY Pride Party

Presented by PTY, 331 Cooper St, Suite 200

7PM – 9PM

August is Pride month. At PTY, each Wednesday there will be a different activity/discussion about Pride. Join us on the 21st for a rainbow-filled party. Ages 13 – 19.




The Village Movie Night

Presented by The Village Committee

Corner of Bank & Gilmour

7PM (movie starts at 9PM)

Celebrate Pride in the heart of Ottawa's LGBT Village with a special outdoor screening of Mambo Italiano (FREE)



Wilde's 20th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Night

Presented by Wilde’s, 367 Bank St

7PM – 9PM

Join us for Wildes' 20th anniversary celebration! In-store specials for our customers—one night only! Community BBQ hosted by Wilde's in partnership with the Ottawa Wolves.



Seniors' Night Out Pride Party!

Presented by Ottawa Senior Pride Network (OSPN)

The Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington St. West (corner of Wellington and Holland) 


Join the OSPN gang for a fun evening to celebrate 2013 Ottawa–Gatineau Pride! Seniors’ Night Out is a twice-monthly social event for LGBT seniors (50+) and their friends and allies. We hope you’ll join us for the party! Free finger food. Cash bar. For information, contact OSPN at (FREE)



Reading Out Loud

Presented by Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St


Reading Out Loud continues to be Venus Envy's most anticipated Pride event. It's a night where queer folks who have had an impact on our communities share selections from their favourite books, which have either inspired them, were important to their coming out process, or affected their lives in a big way. Donations accepted and go to the Venus Envy Bursary Fund (FREE)



Gay Icons Karaoke

Presented by The Lookout, 41 York St

9:30PM – 1:30AM

Sing songs by famous gay artists! $6 Mojitos specials. In partnership with Dog and Pony Sound (FREE)




Thursday, August 22, 2013



Scotiabank AIDS Walk Media Launch

Presented by the AIDS Committee of Ottawa

Outside of the CBC Building on Sparks St. (Between O’Connor and Metcalfe)


Steph the Grilling Gourmet will be serving his famous burgers and we’ll be serving up some entertainment over the lunch hour outside the CBC Building on Sparks Street. Come join us to celebrate our media launch for this year’s Scotiabank AIDS Walk.




Presented by B Social and Capital Pride. The Lookout, 41 York St

5PM – 8PM

Join us for a mixer for the bisexual and pansexual community. Come and celebrate Capital Pride by raising the visibility of the ‘B’ in our ‘LGBT’ community, and raising awareness of Bisexual Pride, celebrated every September 23. All are welcome.



Pride Bowling!

Presented by Ottawa Senior Pride Network (OSPN)

West Park Bowling, 1205 Wellington Street


The Ottawa Senior Pride Network invites you to Pride Bowling.  Come on out for an evening of fun and bring your friends along. Bowling is only $3.00 per game and shoe rental is FREE. For information, contact Ottawa Senior Pride Network at ($3 / game)



Wicked Kinki Patio Prowl

Presented by Wicked Wanda’s and Kinki

Kinki, 41 York St


Unleash your senses?at the Wicked Kinki Patio Prowl! In celebration of ‘Wicked Leather in the Capital’?and featuring a Leather Fashion Show,?Lube Wrestling,?Pole Dancing,?Massages from Hot Male & Female Models by CMJ, Drag Performances, Naked Sushi,?and Sailor Jerry’s Tattoo Parlour & Rum Tasting Booth. 50% of door proceeds donated to Capital Pride.



Human Rights Vigil

Presented by Amnesty International and Capital Pride

Human Rights Monument, corner of Elgin St & Lisgar St

8PM - 9PM (sunset)

Presented by Amnesty International in partnership with Capital Pride, our theme this year is BE LOUD, BE PROUD. Specifically, being Loud and Proud when it is dangerous.



Laugh Out Proud IX

Presented by Yuk Yuk's, 292 Elgin St


Featuring Trevor Boris / Sabrina Jalees / Martha Chaves and guests. Half-price Students SPECIAL — Thursday ONLY. Call 613-236-5233 to purchase tickets in advance ($25 + HST)



Strip Spelling Bee

Presented by PTS and Capital Pride

Babylon Night Club, 317 Bank St


Strip Spelling Bee is not your average spelling bee! The Ottawa Pride Week edition will include a PWYC book fair, and a dance party to follow with The DJ Experience: Charlie Foxtrot and Lowpass. More info: ($10)




Presented by Cirque Bizarre

Location & lineup to be announced


For more information visit



Thirsty Boy Thursday: Pride Edition!

Presented by The Lookout, 41 York St


Best Chest and Package Competition — two $100 prizes!! Hosted by Chynna Fox. Pride Early Bird Pump Hour from 10PM to 11PM: $4 bar rail and domestic beers. DJ Geoff Paquette on deck @ 10PM.



Friday, August 23, 2013



Public Service Pride @ Cirque Bizarre

Presented by Public Service Pride and Cirque Bizarre

34 Clarence Street, Byward Market, Ottawa

5PM - 7:30PM

Fundraiser for Capital Pride. For more information visit or



Pantsless Pride Party

Presented by the AIDS Committee of Ottawa

Gallerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St


Back by popular demand for Capital Pride 2013! Come out for Ottawa's sexiest underwear dance party under the stars in SAW Gallery's outdoor courtyard — a sex-positive, bias-free space! Oil Wrestling. Post-Wrestling Hose Down. Bobbing For Fruit. Check your pants at the Pant Check. Music by DJ Gina Vinelli. 19+ ($5)




Presented by The Lesbian Information Xchange (LIX)

Ron Kolbus Centre, Lakeside Gardens (OC Transpo bus 16 Britannia Beach)


LIX presents the lesbian social event of the summer: the Ninth Annual Proud Chicks Dance Party.  What could be better than a beautiful summer evening with 300 lesbians, a huge dance floor, twinkle lights, fabulous dance music, and a sandy beach for strolling? For information, contact LIX at Tickets available at Venus Envy and After Stonewall for $20; $25 for tickets at the door (if any remain).



Capital Kings Pride Show

Presented by The Lookout, 41 York St

9PM – 11PM

It's raining Kings and it's HOT! Two mind-blowing sets — from country, pop, rock to hip hop.



Laugh Out Proud IX

Presented by Yuk Yuk's, 292 Elgin St


Featuring Trevor Boris / Sabrina Jalees / Martha Chaves and guests. Dinner and Show packages are available. Call 613-236-5233 to purchase tickets in advance ($25 + HST)



Queer Ally Party

Presented by Queer Ottawa

The Great Canadian Cabin, 95 York St


Queer Ottawa is proud to be hosting the first-ever Ally Party for Capital Pride 2013. An ally is a heterosexual person who stands with the LGBT community to support and push forward the movement for social equality. Become our ally by attending this inaugural celebration!



GAYBASH (MTL) & The Crazy Clown Caper

Presented by Cirque Bizarre

Location & lineup to be announced


For more information visit



Friday PRIDE Fixxx

Presented by The Lookout, 41 York St


Ottawa's #1 Ladies Night! DJ Isabelle spinning the hits.




Saturday, August 24, 2013



Ottawa Dyke March

Presented by Ottawa Dyke March Committee

Join us at the Human Rights Monument on Elgin & Lisgar gather starts at 12:30 pm, rally will begin at 1:00 pm and march to follow ending at Minto Park, picnic to follow starting at 2:00 pm. (FREE)




Presented by Cirque Bizarre

Location & lineup to be announced


For more information visit



Laugh Out Proud IX

Presented by Yuk Yuk's, 292 Elgin St

Two shows: 7:30PM and 9:30PM

Featuring Trevor Boris / Sabrina Jalees / Martha Chaves and guests. Dinner and Show packages are available. Call 613-236-5233 to purchase tickets in advance ($25 + HST)



DIVA'S LIVE Impersonation Show

Presented by The Lookout, 41 York St


Featuring Lady Gaga, Madonna, Celine Dion, Mary J Blige, Nicki Minaj and Many More impersonations! Two amazing sets — DJ Kitty spinning the latest hits!




Presented by Capital Pride

Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W

Join Capital Pride as we open up the stage at Ottawa City Hall for our first ever LOUD PROUD KARAOKE! The spotlight is on you! In partnership with Dog and Pony Sound.

Capital Pride Health & Fitness Day – August 24, 2013



Ottawa Frontrunners Health & Fitness Day Run

Presented by the Ottawa Frontrunners

Departs / Ends at Ottawa City Hall, 111 Lisgar St (at Cartier St)

9AM – 10AM

The Ottawa Frontrunners invites Capital Pride participants and supporters alike to join them for a regularly scheduled Saturday morning run that coincides with the Capital Pride’s Health & Fitness Day. After the run, the group will meet up at a local restaurant near City Hall for breakfast. Rain or shine (FREE)



Annual Seven Sculptures Walk

Presented by the Lesbian Outdoor Group (LOG/Opale)

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W

10:50AM – NOON

Join us for an urban walk to see and learn about seven sculptures adorning the Byward Market. This year’s walk will include the Totem Pole of Canada and the Iceberg Installation at the National Gallery. All are welcome! Fore more information, contact Karen K at



Morning Hiking

Presented by the Ottawa Time Out Hiking Club

Departing 9:30AM from the Loblaws parking lot at Isabella at Metcalfe

Rides are available. Driving time is about 90 minutes each way. There is a $14 per vehicle charge to enter the provincial park; costs will be shared among hikers in each vehicle including a contribution to your driver for gas. We will stop along the trail for a swim. Pack a lunch and don’t forget your sunscreen! RSVP to




Presented by the Rainbow Rockers Curling League

Riverain Park (between the softball diamonds)

1PM – 3PM

Bocce equipment will be provided

Never heard of Bocce Ball? Not a problem! It's like "summer curling". You can see for yourself if the curlers are as good on grass as they are on the ice! All are welcome. Skill level: All ages and skill levels. Fair weather only.



Annual Dykes vs. Divas Softball Game

Presented by the Ottawa Q Ball League

Riverain Park (softball diamond near the tennis court)


Come join us for a Disney-inspired afternoon of fun and entertainment...and some softball, too! The noontime opening match feature Lesbians like to have fun, cheer on the Lesbians and the Lesiennes. The Divas and Dykes will take the field by storm at 2pm. This event is free and family friendly. Suggested donation for Bruce House



Ultimate Frisbee

Riverain Park (between the softball diamonds)

12PM – 3PM

A casual game of ultimate Frisbee. Anyone from any skill level is welcome to join in!




Riverain Park


Come down to the basketball courts and join the game!



Professional Tennis Lesson

Riverain Park (tennis courts)

12PM – 3PM

A professional tennis instructor will teach players some new progressive tennis techniques, tips and drills on three courts. Courts available afterwards for games.



The Beaver Bowl Rugby Tournament

Presented by the Ottawa Wolves Rugby Football Club

August 23 to 25

Brewer Park, Bronson and Sunnyside on Brewer Way

One of the highlights on this year’s Health & Fitness Day is the Beaver Bowl: the only queer friendly rugby tournament of its kind in Canada. Over 150 players from across North America are expected to attend and participate in various Pride activities. Engagement activities will be provided. Visit for more details.






Proud Karaoke


 You become the Star of Capital Pride as you sing your favourite tune's on the Main Stage.  Dress up, dress down, come as you are!  Full Bar service and fun times await!



Sunday, August 25, 2013



Capital Pride Parade


For the first time in almost a decade, the Capital Pride Parade returns to Bank Street! And, for the first time in its history, Ottawa’s newly designated Village will see its inaugural Pride Parade march through its streets. BE LOUD, BE PROUD and join Capital Pride and The Village on August 25, 2013 for the most colourful parade in the National Capital Region!


Don’t forget to vote for your favourite float after the Parade at the Capital Pride Beer Garden and Main Stage!


To register for the 2013 Capital Pride Parade, email or go to for more information.



Community Fair

Presented by Capital Pride


The Capital Pride Community Fair is the hub for information about LGBT+ and allied groups in the National Capital Region. With over 70 participating groups—from sports teams and social groups to resource centres and local charities. Learn about what’s out there in your community!



Capital Pride's MAIN STAGE






Presented by the Centre for Inquiry – Ottawa

Garden of the Provinces and Territories (outdoors, handicapped-accessible)

10:30AM – noon

Rationality and Science rule at the “UnSermon” by Centre for Inquiry (, where participants contribute opinions and ideas. Our discussion this week will be on GLBTQ issues related to atheism, humanism, secularism, rational free thought and faith-based bigotry.



The Lookout Pride Closing Party

The Lookout, 41 York


Hosted by Markida Brown, DJ Lady Taly on deck!