Farmer Jane’s Guide to PRIDE!
In honour of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in the United States, which seemed to be the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement – each June people from across the nation come together to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. In many cities across the country, this year marks the first in a few that many Pride events are being held in person! There are tons of ways to celebrate this month of love and show your pride.
Queen City Pride Festival is an annual, 10-day celebration of the Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) communities of Regina. The festival features a series of events, organized by Regina Pride and other community organizations, that focus on highlighting our culture, history, achievements, and struggles. It’s back in person this year, hosting a wide variety of events. Here’s a couple that you don’t want to miss!
Queer Local Market
When: Saturday, June 4th. 9am-1pm
Where: Victoria Park
Each year, Queen City Pride partners with Regina Farmers Market to showcase a selection of Regina’s 2SLGBTQIA+ artists, artisans, organizations, groups, and more. This is a great opportunity to connect with queer and trans entrepreneurs, business owners, and community leaders who live and work right here in Regina!
Queen City Pride Parade
When: Saturday, June 11th. 12pm-1pm
Where: The Pride Parade will start in the downtown area and finish in Wascana Park near the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.
The annual Queen City Pride Parade is a signature event that fills Regina with rainbows, smiles, and pride. The Pride Parade has since grown to become one of Regina’s most colourful and recognized parades.
OUT in the Park
When: Saturday, June 11th. 12pm-11pm
Where: Saskatchewan Legislative Building/Wascana Park
Live music performances with a Main Stage and Kids’ Stage, family friendly events, pride marketplace and food trucks, and beer gardens for everyone 19+!
Saskatoon Pride is back to celebrating in person as well this year. Saskatoon Pride is all about recognizing, valuing, celebrating, and supporting Two Spirit, queer, lesbian, gay, trans, bi, and other gender and sexually-diverse people and their families. Here are a few events you don’t want to miss!
Saskatoon Pride Parade
When: Saturday, June 18th. 1pm
Where: Downtown Saskatoon
Click HERE for map details! Fill the city with colour and show your pride!
Saskatoon Pride Festival & Market
When: Saturday, June 18th. 2pm
Where: River Landing
Soak up the Saskatoon summer and beauty with the return of in-person Pride events, including stage concerts featuring local 2SLGBTQ+ talent, a market of local businesses, artisans, and artists. Plus a food alley of delicious Saskatoon food trucks!
Pride Week Block Party
When: Saturday June 18th. 8pm
Where: PiNK Bar and Lounge
Saskatoon Pride is tenting the entire street to bring you the biggest and best Pride Week Celebration whether it rains or shines! With Live DJs, performances by Haus of Night and special guest Plastique Tiara from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11.
The Pride Winnipeg Festival runs annually and consists of an array of cultural events that celebrate the incredibly diverse community that supports or identifies with the GSRD (gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diverse) community. Here are some of the events hosted by Pride Winnipeg you don’t want to miss!
When: Sunday, June 5th. 10am
Where: Manitoba Legislative Building
The Pride Rally is an annual tradition in honour of the 250 people who first gathered at the Manitoba Legislative Building in 1987. It occurs in the late morning of Pride Day and usually includes motivational speeches from a representative of each level of government and special guests.
Winnipeg Pride Parade
When: Sunday, June 5th. 11am
Where: Manitoba Legislative Building
The Pride Parade begins after the Pride Rally and makes its way through downtown Winnipeg. The parade features a Grand Marshal, honorary Youth Marshal, and honorary Community Group Marshall, all of which are nominated by the community. Thousands of people are expected to join in the annual Pride Parade through downtown Winnipeg to show off their Pride! Watch as floats and groups show off our city’s rainbow colours!
Pride Festival at the Forks
When: Sunday, June 5th. 12pm
Where: The Forks
This event draws the largest crowd during the Pride Winnipeg Festival week! Pride Winnipeg’s Festival occurs at The Forks, our National Historic Site situated at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers and consists of an array of on-stage entertainment, artisans, vendors, entertainment for youth, beer gardens, and more.
Pride at Farmer Jane Cannabis Co
Here at Farmer Jane, to celebrate pride and to show our support to the LGBTQIA+ community we have partnered up with WYLD edibles and are donating $1 of every gummy sold to deserving LGBTQIA+ organizations. WYLD strongly believes in supporting LGBTQIA+ communities, one of the founding members is a part of the community himself! Here at Farmer Jane we strive to make every customer, employee and consumer feel welcome into our space. We are happy to show our own Pride through this initiative! The organizations our proceeds are going to include:
Rainbow Resource Centre, located in Winnipeg offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counseling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.
Lulu’s Lodge, located in Regina is a non-profit organization that provides housing for LGBTQI2S+ youth aged 16-21 in Regina. The home acts as a place to stay when they have nowhere else to go. In addition to the home, the non-profit also gives access to a mentor who provides guidance on education, physical health, mental wellness, family reunification, legal matters, and advocacy.
OUTSaskatoon, located in Saskatoon, is on a mission to support a growing and changing community. They support 2SLGBTQ people of all ages and backgrounds through peer support and counselling, queer specific education and resources, outreach, social gatherings and events, community referrals and sexual health services. In addition, they also operate Pride Home, a long-term home for 2SLGBTQ youth ages 16-21.
Pride Products at Farmer Jane Cannabis Co
Last year we launched our Pride Snapbacks. These hats were designed by a former Farmer Jane Budtender from Saskatoon who is agender, non-binary. The hats are being sold across all Farmer Jane stores for $23.99 and every dollar is being donated to the charities listed above!
We also have some fun products to get you into the zone to celebrate Pride!
Taste the rainbow that is WYLD! These gummies hit the needs of any type of consumer. Whether you’re looking for a sativa enhanced, hybrid enhanced or indica enhanced gummy, WYLD has you covered. Start off the morning with their Pear THC+CBG infused gummy to get your energy boosted, and end the night off with an Elderberry THC+CBN infused gummy to give you a great sleep. Did we mention that $1 of every WYLD gummy sold is being donated to local LGBTQIA+ organizations? Good cause and delicious edibles, you can’t feel bad about that!
Indiva Rainbow Rolls:
Stock up on pre-rolls with this 10×0.35g pack of Rainbow Rolls! Indiva Rainbow Rolls are a proprietary blend of their favourite strains. Instead of tasting the rainbow, how about smoke it instead? $24.99
*Only available in Winnipeg*
General Admission Rainbow Sherbert Vape Cart:
For those of you who like the subtlety of smoking vape cartridges, try out the Rainbow Sherbert 0.95g vape cart by General Admission! As sweet and uplifting as it sounds, this hybrid is made for the masses. $44.99
*Only available in Saskatchewan*
Check out our live menus to see what we have in stock for Pride month! And be sure to pop into the dispensary location closest to you to see all the amazing Pride art work and displays our staff has made!