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About

The ROP Executive



Sébastien Bezeau - Chairperson

Sebastien is originally from Miscou Island and moved to Moncton in 2001 to pursue his education at Université de Moncton. After graduating in political science, he worked in different capacities with different labour organizations such as the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. An activist for social justice, he enjoys volunteering for other causes and also serves on an Advisory Committee for the City of Dieppe. Seb enjoys spending time with friends, travel, and going to the gym. He will also secretly admit to loving the Golden Girls and the WWE.



Stephane Mazerolle – Secretary

 Animal Lover Stephane is originally from the small town of Saint-Louis-de-Kent. After graduating from high school, he moved to Moncton to attend College where he graduated in the field of Veterinary Technician. He finds happiness in helping others and seeing them smile. He is very much a homebody but enjoys looking at the world and all its beauty. His hobbies are videogames, going out with friends and watching movies.



Matt Caissie – 1st VP

Matt Caissie – 1st VPMatt has lived in Moncton for past 20 years. He's an X-Man having graduated from St. Francis Xavier University, where he was a student politician. He completed his Master's degree at Saint Mary's in Halifax and is also a designated accountant. Matt is passionate about business, leadership and the community. He's volunteered with Junior Achievement for a number of years and was a co-founder of 21inc, the organization that operates the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century program. In his spare time he can be found on the cross country ski trails, running, enjoying a beverage with good friends or pretending to be a gardener in his backyard. He's excited about contributing to the Pride Committee – a subject he's very passionate about.



Chantal Thanh L - Education

Chantal Thanh L - EducationChantal is from Montreal and has been living in Moncton since 2007. She studied "Techniques de travail social" at La Cité collégiale in Ottawa and then graduated from a Social work degree at Université de Moncton. Chantal is very passionate about advocating for LGBTQ and Women's rights. She has done a lot volunteer work through the Un sur Dix Association, the Safe Spaces program and feminist organizations. In her free time, Chantal enjoys dancing.



Caitlin Furlong - Treasurer

Caitlin Furlong - TreasurerCaitlin is originally from Bathurst, but moved to Moncton to pursue her education. She is currently a 4th year student at the Université de Moncton. She is doing a bachelor's degree in high school education with a major in math and a minor in English and is planning to do her master's in education in the future. Caitlin has always been a strong ally of the LGBT community and thought that being in involved with the River of Pride would be a great way to help out and show her support. Caitlin is a former national boxing champion and boxing coach; and she is a Zumba instructor at the Ceps (on campus). She enjoys playing guitar, reading, going out for sushi and most of all, spending time with friends.
 
 

Ryan Leger

Ryan was born in Moncton and grew up well traveled.  As a part of a military family, he considers himself a resident of many cities across New Brunswick to Alberta.  He graduated in the field of Graphic Digital Media Design from The Centre for Arts and Technology in Halifax and also obtained a diploma in Medical Office Administration from Oulton’s Business College in Moncton NB.  Ryan is an artistic driven individual from an array of diverse mediums including visual and digital arts

Welcome

The mission of River of Pride is to guarantee the presence of the LGBTQ community in the Greater Moncton Area. We will defend our rights, advocate for equality and ensure greater acceptance and understanding for all. We will celebrate our gains every year by organizing festivities for our community and allies.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 10:00pm until 2:00am - Red Party - Our first Colour Party for 2012!!! Come out and join us for the first color party of 2012 at Triangles Bar.

We are planning each colour party with with a theme this year so our Colour parties are being tagged - "Colour Party with a Twist"

Cover charge is $7.00 with $2.00 going to support the RIVER OF PRIDE.

REMEMBER - Red in our RAINBOW of Colours means LIFE.

The theme for this party is Wear your Heart on your Sleeve.

For more details please visit the event page on Facebook.

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 10:00pm until 2:00am - Leather / Men's Night Only - This event will be hosted at Triangle Bar.

To all the MEN and Men IN LEATHER... this is a night to strut your stuff.

For MEN who like leather, wear leather and both!!!

Cover charge is only $5.00 and the ENTIRE proceeds go to RIVER OF PRIDE!!!!

For more details please visit the event page on Facebook.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 9:00pm until 2:00am - Orange Party - The theme for the night is Healing and will be hosted at Triangles Bar

For more details please visit the event page on Facebook.

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 10:00pm until 2:00am - Bear / Men's Night ONLY! - THE NIGHT OF FUR and MEN ONLY at Triangles Bar

This is the night for the BEARS and the Bear Chasers and the MEN of our Community to Gather and come out of hibernation for a night!!

Dance the night away and SUPPORT the River of Pride!!!

Cover charge is only $5.00 and the ENTIRE proceeds go to RIVER OF PRIDE!!!

For more details please visit the event page on Facebook.

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - Yellow Party - The theme for the night is Sunlight

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 9:00pm until 2:00am - Ladies and Leather Only!!! - This event is a ladies ONLY night! It will be hosted at Triangles Bar

Spring is in the air and time for you to STRUT YOUR STUFF.

If you like leather.. even BETTER!!! If not no big deal.. THIS IS YOUR NIGHT!!!

Cover charge is only $5.00 and the ENTIRE proceeds go to the RIVER OF PRIDE!!

For more details please visit the event page on Facebook.

Saturday May 5, 2012 - Green Party - The theme for the night is Nature

Saturday June 2, 2012 - Blue Party - The theme for the night is Serenity/Harmony

Saturday July 7, 2012 - Purple Party - The theme for the night is Spirit

Saturday August 4, 2012 - All Colour Party

Saturday August 18, 2012 - All White Party

PRIDE 2012 - Pride week for 2012 will be August 12 - 19, 2012 - Mark your Calendar. Events and confirmed dates to be posted.

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Moncton River of Pride to unveil details of Pride week

MONCTON – The organization responsible for putting together Pride week in the Greater Moncton Area unveils the program of Pride 2013.

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River of Pride and AIDS Moncton highlights International Day Against Homophobia

MONCTON – Two organizations, River of Pride and AIDS Moncton, working to promote acceptance and support of the LGBT community come together to highlight the International Day Against Homophobia downtown Moncton, on May 17th.

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Conservative budget: Crandall scandal continues

MONCTON – The organization responsible for defending the rights of the LGBT community in Greater Moncton denounces vigorously the $6M in public funding going to Crandall University.

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RECENT LGBTQ NEWS

River of Pride accepts the apology issued today to the LGBT community...

River of Pride accepts the apology issued today to the LGBT community and their allies, by Bruce Fawcett, President and Vice-Chancellor of Crandall University.

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MP Randall Garrison - Crandall University Controversy

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Our mission

The mission of River of Pride is to guarantee the presence of the LGBTQ community in the Greater Moncton Area.  We will defend our rights, advocate for equality and ensure greater acceptance and understanding for all.  We will celebrate our gains every year by organizing festivities for our community and allies.