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Outlink will be offering a series of workshops designed by and for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, as part of this summer's Pride campaign.

Our workshop series is now finished. Be sure to check us out at the Calgary Pride parade and festival on September 4th!





August 20th & 21st

Join Sam Malone, spoken voice coach, in a full day gendered voice workshop where you will explore and grow to understand your own voice, the fundamentals of voice training, and voice feminization and masculinization. This workshop is presented by Calgary Outlink, in partnership with Skipping Stone Foundation.


About Sam:

Sam Malone is a vibrant and dynamic voice coach. He is interested in the relationship between the voice and one’s performance, both professionally and personally. He holds an MFA (Distinction) in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Sam is also a qualified educator, holding a Masters in Education (with a specialism in Adult Learning) and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business.


Sam also has a significant interest in working with the LGBTQ+ community, including non-profits. As well, he is interested in public speaking, and empowering individuals to help them find their true leadership potential. He has worked with Gendered Intelligence (Registered Charity: 1182558) to help trans* and non-binary people discover their unique path towards full and fulfilling vocal expression.


Tentative Event Schedule:

  • Day 1 (Saturday, August 20th, 10:00AM - 4:30PM)

    • Understanding Your Voice

    • Fundamentals of Voice - Voice Health 101

    • Exploring and understanding posture

    • Coming onto sound safely

  • Day 2 (Sunday, August 21st, 12:00PM - 4:30PM)

    • Voice Fundamentals Continued- Recap/Building range 

    • Gendered Voice Overview

    • Voice Feminization 

    • Voice Masculinization

Due to room capacity, we will only be selling a limited number of tickets. There are two options available,  sliding scale "Pay-What-You-Can" donations and "General Admission". No one will be turned away due to lack of funds so please select the ticket option that is most sustainable for yourself. 

Youth are more than welcome to join us and participate. We encourage being mindful and taking lots of breaks, as younger voices are more prone to strain.

If there are any barriers to accessing this event, or if you have any questions, please contact Grace:

Location: Memorial Park Library (1221 2 Street SW).

We will be in Meeting Room 2 for both days.

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August 26th & 27th


As part of Outlink’s Pride programming, we will be hosting a workshop series that discusses our theme of Gay Wrongs. This workshop is presented in partnership with Ikamostiipi - Queer Kinship Collective. Ikamotsiipi provides program facilitation on 2SLGBTQ+ experiences, with a focus on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).


The workshop will consist of two sessions on August 26th and August 27th, both two hours long. We will expand on our theme with a historical look at the relationship between law enforcement and 2SLGBTQ+ communities using a mix of interactive activities, group discussions, and opportunities for self-reflection. With a focus on the experiences of QTBIPOC, we will discuss how our bodies have been policed geographically and historically, and how we are still affected by policing today. We will also post workshop materials in advance for anyone to access before and after the event.


The workshops will take place in Central Library (800 3 Street SE). The outside east elevator is staffed by intercom and available 24 hours a day, allowing for easy passage through the archway, connecting people between East Village and City Hall. On the west side, there is an intercom at the doors near the Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall. Visitors with mobility challenges can use this intercom to contact security in order to use these doors. Or, continue up the sloped walkway to reach the main entrance. Once inside, there are elevators, sloped walkways, and stairways for visitors to move throughout the building. Elevators have braille buttons and an audible elevator signal, and stairs have tactile indicators on the railings, and on the floor at the top of the flight. For more information on building accessibility, visit the CPL website.

Tentative schedule:

  • Day 1 (Friday, August 26th, 2:30 - 4:30 PM): Meeting Room 0-13

  • Day 2 (Saturday, August 27th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM): Room 3-16B


Room locations and times are subject to change. Stay tuned for more details, including the full agenda, live-streaming registration. Live-streaming will be available for both sessions.


To register for the in-person workshop, please visit our Eventbrite page here to purchase tickets! We are only selling a limited number of tickets for the in-person program due to room capacity limits. Participants who are registered for the in-person workshop do not need to register again for the live-streaming link. The link will be sent in an email closer to the event. Registration for the live-streaming event will be up shortly.


Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Suggested amount is $15 for both days, for a total of $30. However, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Proceeds will be split among Calgary Outlink and Ikamotsiipi for fundraising.


If there are any barriers to accessing this event, or if you have any questions, please contact Grace:


As with the nature of what we’re discussing, topics will touch on racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and violence against Indigenous communities. We encourage participants to take care of themselves and take breaks as often as they need to, and we will be operating under Outlink’s Safer Space Ground Rules. Both Outlink staff and Ikamotsiipi will be available for an hour after each session to debrief. While this event is open to everyone in the community, we encourage folks who hold more privilege to examine their biases before they choose to participate.

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