About us

Innisfail Pride wishes to celebrate the incredible diversity of the individuals in our community. However you define yourself – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-conforming, questioning, two-spirited – we are all allies who seek the freedom to love and live with dignity and pride.

our history

A Recap

On June 25, 2021, we launched the first ever Innisfail Pride event. The event brought together 150 people from as far as Edmonton and Calgary. While the thermometer continued to rise above 35 degrees the temperature merely reflected the event – HOT!! The energy level and spirits of all those in attendance elevated the entire experience.

We were overwhelmed by the outpour of love and support from our community. Several businesses, organizations and volunteers rallied together assisting with the set up and take down.

This grassroots initiative was organized by three people, and we are happy to report that we now have a dozen individuals on the committee helping to create the 2022 event. As well, the 2022 event will not be limited in attendance due to COVID restriction, so to the 150+ additional people we unfortunately had to turn away in 2021 – LET’S PARTY!

our mission

Our  mission is to create safe and inclusive spaces to celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ2S+ individuals in our community.

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WELCOME

You are welcome to express yourself exactly as you are, during Pride Month and each and every day beyond. This is a safe place for anyone who feels discrimination based on sexual or gender identity.

COMMEMORATE

We honour the members of our community, locally and globally, who are leaders and changemakers in the efforts towards LGBTQ2S+ safety and equality. We recognize those who struggled and sacrificed to secure our current rights, and add our voices to those who continue to demand change.

ENLIGHTEN

We are committed to helping the greater community broaden our knowledge of the history of and motivation for Pride. We aim to be a resource to learn more about LGBTQ2S+ experiences in the shifting cultural landscape.

CELEBRATE

We come together with joy and revelry to fete the diversity of our LGBTQ2S+ community. We celebrate the multitude of talent amongst us, and listen to the voices who tell their stories that embolden us to tell our own.

Board & Volunteers

Our voluntary board is made up of local members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.  Each individual brings with them the desire to bring our mission to life and help make Pride happen and Innisfail a safer more inclusive community. 

our Board

Cindy Bacque – Chairperson

Riki Findley – Vice Chair

Talitha Watkinson – Secretary

Dani Chappell – Treasurer

Gord Shaw – Director

Angela Shaw – Director

Dale Dunham – Director

Shaun Steen – Director

our Committee

Samantha Olson

Chase Butts

Jayce Nelson

Selina Fay

Jacob Danger

Jessica Rinkel

Brandon Kennedy

our volunteers

It takes many volunteers to bring Innisfail Pride to life.  We are a diverse group of community minded individuals , but we are always looking for people to join our volunteer team!  If you would like to join our organization in any capacity please fill out the volunteer form and someone will get back to you.