RAINBOW RECREATION SERIES
CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY
This summer, we will be offering a series of pop-up recreational events throughout the city in the months leading up to Pride festivities! Activities will be low-pressure and open to folks of all skill levels and abilities, with the hopes that these can be an engaging way to connect with others in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Pride is an opportunity for us to come together and share in community in a variety of leisure-based, non-threatening and thoughtful spaces. With Outlink’s Rainbow Recreation Series, we will be offering opportunities for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies to have fun during the day. Join Calgary Outlink in a favourite activity or try something new with us this season. Be silly, get competitive, and connect with others in the city we call home.
Look below for our full schedule and description of events. The events can also be found on our Community Calendar. Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so stay tuned to our social media for the latest updates.
BOWLING WITH OUTLINK
Date: Thursday, July 21st
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Mountain View Bowl
(#11 – 3919 Richmond Road SW)
Join the Outlink team for a fun and exciting night of bowling! This event is a great opportunity to connect with your community in a low-pressure way where we can focus on and having fun.
Free food will be provided! Registration in advance is preferred so we have an idea of how many lanes we will need, and space is limited. The event will be all-inclusive to those who sign up - meaning, pizza, pop, and bowling shoe rentals will be covered! Drop-in attendees are welcome, but there will be no guarantee for food.
Registration is now closed.
RAINBOW ROLLER SKATING
Date: Sunday, July 31st
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: East Village Riverwalk (500 Riverfront Avenue SE)
For one afternoon only, we will be hosting a pop-up roller skate event at the East Village Riverwalk, in partnership with Calgary Rollerskate! This will be a free, drop-in event - no registration required. Bring a friend! Skate at your own leisure and enjoy the outdoors together with community. Please bring water and sun protection!
Feel free to bring your own roller-skates, or rent out a pair for $10 each.
All participants are required to fill out a waiver form before they can skate. The form can be filled out on the day of, or it can be completed in advance here.
Getting here: We will be located under a tent with roller skate rentals, first aid, and snacks. The skating rink will be set up along the Riverwalk, close to the Simmons Building. Participants will be asked to check in at the tent to sign a waiver form.
URBAN HIKING WITH OUTLINK &
SYDNEY THE MOUNTAINQUEER
Date: Saturday, August 13th
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM for hike, 5:30 PM onward for picnic and park activities
Location: Weaselhead Flats, North Glenmore Park
(37 St SW & 66 Ave SW)
We will be embarking on an urban hike, lead by Sydney the Mountainqueer! The hike will be two hours, round trip, where we can immerse ourselves in natural scenery - without having to venture too far out the city. The Hike will take place in Weaselhead Flats, Sydney will guide us along a variation of the Oxbow Trail. We will be meeting in the Weaselhead flats parking lot (north of North Glenmore Park) at 3:30PM prior to the start of the hike. Below is a map of the hiking trail:
A picnic will be held after the hike at North Glenmore Park. There will be plenty of time for community connection in a leisurely setting. This is a BYOP (bring-your-own-picnic) event so come ready with blankets, snacks, and any outdoor games or activities you wish! The picnic will begin roughly after 5:30PM.
Pets are welcome as long as they are friendly.
Feel free to attend either the hike, picnic, or both, depending on comfort levels and interest. There will be a variety of activities for different levels of engagement for a whole day of fun and adventure! Please bring water and sun protection.
If you have questions or need help, please contact Grace: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back to this page, our community calendar, and our social media feeds for more updates throughout the summer!