ABOUT FIERTÉ FREDERICTON PRIDE

MISSION
HISTORY
OUR BOARD
POLICIES
GALLERY
MISSION
HISTORY
OUR BOARD
POLICIES
GALLERY

MISSION STATEMENT

Fierté Fredericton Pride strives to promote inclusion and intersectionality in celebrating and advocating for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and communities. We seek to support and empower our communities while promoting visibility, collaboration, education, and diversity through community-focused events and programming. Fierté Fredericton Pride is committed to cultivating a culture of growth and transparency in line with our core values: equity, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality.

Fierté Fredericton Pride is a not-for-profit corporation. The organization is run entirely by volunteers and relies exclusively on donations, grants, and sponsorship. For more information on how you can get involved, click here!

Fierté Fredericton Pride strives to promote inclusion and intersectionality in celebrating and advocating for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and communities. We seek to support and empower our communities while promoting visibility, collaboration, education, and diversity through community-focused events and programming. Fierté Fredericton Pride is committed to cultivating a culture of growth and transparency in line with our core values: equity, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality.

Fierté Fredericton Pride is a not-for-profit corporation. The organization is run entirely by volunteers and relies exclusively on donations, grants, and sponsorship. For more information on how you can get involved, click here!

HISTORY

1992

First ask raised for a proclamation of Pride Week (A. Brewer). Complaint filed.

1992

First ask raised for a proclamation of Pride Week (A. Brewer). Complaint filed.

1995

Complaint finally launched, the Mayor of Fredericton refuses to read proclamation.

1995

Complaint finally launched, the Mayor of Fredericton refuses to read proclamation.

1998

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission forces Mayor to comply, controversy ensues.

First proclamation read on November 10th, 1998. Has been read annually since.

1998

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission forces Mayor to comply, controversy ensues.

First proclamation read on November 10th, 1998. Has been read annually since.

1998 – 2009

Various pride events take place, despite no organized festival or week.

FLAG (Fredericton Lesbians and Gays) very active. March in Canada Day Parade.

1998 – 2009

Various pride events take place, despite no organized festival or week.

FLAG (Fredericton Lesbians and Gays) very active. March in Canada Day Parade.

2009

“Capital City Pride” is held June 22 to 28. No parade is held. Events include: Church service, sports day, tubing, king and queen drag show, karaoke, concert.

2009

“Capital City Pride” is held June 22 to 28. No parade is held. Events include: Church service, sports day, tubing, king and queen drag show, karaoke, concert.

2010

First city supported festival, parade, and flag raising August 8th to 15th. Parade was held on walking trail.

Grand Marshal: Allison Brewer

Estimated 1000 viewers/festival goers.

Events include: Queer his/herstory night, naked art show, kink/fetish night.

2010

First city supported festival, parade, and flag raising August 8th to 15th. Parade was held on walking trail.

Grand Marshal: Allison Brewer

Estimated 1000 viewers/festival goers.

Events include: Queer his/herstory night, naked art show, kink/fetish night.

2011

Pride Week held August 7th to 14th.

Grand Marshal: James Whitehead

Events include: Screening of “Stonewall Uprising!”, queer literary coffeehouse, all-ages after party.

2011

Pride Week held August 7th to 14th.

Grand Marshal: James Whitehead

Events include: Screening of “Stonewall Uprising!”, queer literary coffeehouse, all-ages after party.

2012

Pride Week held August 5th to 11th.

First street parade!

Grand Marshal: Adrian Park

Events include: Queer Theory Collective all-ages dance.

2012

Pride Week held August 5th to 11th.

First street parade!

Grand Marshal: Adrian Park

Events include: Queer Theory Collective all-ages dance.

This page will be updated as we receive more information, and kept up to date as we have more festivals! If you have any information that you think we should add or know about, please contact us at office@frederictonpride.com!

This page will be updated as we receive more information, and kept up to date as we have more festivals! If you have any information that you think we should add or know about, please contact us at office@frederictonpride.com!

OUR BOARD

LINSAY NICKUM

CHAIR

(THEY/THEM)

Linsay is a local tattoo artist, graphic/web designer, musician and traditional artist. They attended NBCCD to pursue studies in digital design, completing the foundation certificate program, as well as the integrated media program. They have been on the board for 2 years and served as Co-Chair from late 2019-2020. Originally from Bathurst, Linsay currently resides on Wolastoqiyik Territory in Fredericton. In their first year on the Board they led the rebranding of FFP, designing the new FFP logo, creating a website, and developing a greater online presence.  Linsay hopes to keep the community up to date with all available events and resources, improve accessibility, and create opportunities for communication, collaboration, and engagement. Also really likes hamburgers, radlers, watching Netflix until it asks if you’re okay, and excels at opening jars.

LINSAY NICKUM

CHAIR

(THEY/THEM)

Linsay is a local tattoo artist, graphic/web designer, musician and traditional artist. They attended NBCCD to pursue studies in digital design, completing the foundation certificate program, as well as the integrated media program. They have been on the board for 2 years and served as Co-Chair from late 2019-2020. Originally from Bathurst, Linsay currently resides on Wolastoqiyik Territory in Fredericton. In their first year on the Board they led the rebranding of FFP, designing the new FFP logo, creating a website, and developing a greater online presence.  Linsay hopes to keep the community up to date with all available events and resources, improve accessibility, and create opportunities for communication, collaboration, and engagement. Also really likes hamburgers, radlers, watching Netflix until it asks if you’re okay, and excels at opening jars.

JOHN ORTIZ

TREASURER

(HE/HIM)

John recently moved to New Brunswick from Ottawa, Ontario where he worked with as a liaison between Capital Pride and a sponsor. He brings his unique Latinx perspective and a pragmatic approach to the Board of Directors. John considerable experience in corporate sales and management having worked his way up over 3 decades with a large corporation. Here in New Brunswick, John works with the Department of Justice at the Court House and resides in Geary, NB. He loves to cook and has a part-time job in retail that helps fund his gardening hobby and spoiling his two beautiful cats.

JOHN ORTIZ

TREASURER

(HE/HIM)

John recently moved to New Brunswick from Ottawa, Ontario where he worked with as a liaison between Capital Pride and a sponsor. He brings his unique Latinx perspective and a pragmatic approach to the Board of Directors. John considerable experience in corporate sales and management having worked his way up over 3 decades with a large corporation. Here in New Brunswick, John works with the Department of Justice at the Court House and resides in Geary, NB. He loves to cook and has a part-time job in retail that helps fund his gardening hobby and spoiling his two beautiful cats.

JONATHAN BLANCHARD

DIRECTOR

(HE/HIM)

Jonathan is a baker by trade (that’s why he’s so sweet). He also does Burlesque with snap a Burlesque review. While some of you may know him, many are likely to know him by his stage name Venom Devine, under which he performs at one of the local bars in Fredericton regularly (that’s his spicy side). He started helping Fredericton Pride in its founding year of 2009. Over the years he has held many titles including Secretary, Vice Chair, Chairman and Drag Coordinator in order to help make a great Pride season.

JONATHAN BLANCHARD

DIRECTOR

(HE/HIM)

Jonathan is a baker by trade (that’s why he’s so sweet). He also does Burlesque with snap a Burlesque review. While some of you may know him, many are likely to know him by his stage name Venom Devine, under which he performs at one of the local bars in Fredericton regularly (that’s his spicy side). He started helping Fredericton pride in its founding year of 2009. Over the years he has held many titles including secretary, vice chair, chairman and drag coordinator in order to help make a great pride season.

CAEN SQUIRES

DIRECTOR

(THEY/THEM)

Caen Squires is the Inclusion & Diversity Lead for Fierté Fredericton Pride as well as an Atlantic Regional Director for Fierté Canada Pride. They identify as a white, non-binary / gender non-conforming Queer residing on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional lands of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples. They enjoy rainy days, steeped tea, and curling up in cozy blankets reading graphic novels. As a Graphic Designer & Marketing / Branding / Communications consultant by trade, Caen has experience in community engagement & capacity building, risk assessment and education/facilitation – they work primarily with non-profit organizations, community groups and student-led initiatives while engaging openly with the public, through public speaking engagements and volunteer community education outreach, around Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Their primary focuses are around building 2SLGBTQIA+ competencies, highlighting the complexities/contexts of living and thriving as a person with mental illness, and actively engages through story/narrative sharing around their experiences in living a Queer life. They are a co-coordinator of a monthly Q&A around sexuality/safe sex/best practices in dynamic relationships as well as BDSM/Kink based activities through a Queer lens. Caen is also a graduate student nearing completion of a master’s degree in Adult Education, with a focus on Queering Educational practice. This is Caen’s second year volunteering with Fierté Fredericton Pride.

CAEN SQUIRES

DIRECTOR

(THEY/THEM)

Caen Squires is the Inclusion & Diversity Lead for Fierté Fredericton Pride as well as an Atlantic Regional Director for Fierté Canada Pride. They identify as a white, non-binary / gender non-conforming Queer residing on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional lands of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples. They enjoy rainy days, steeped tea, and curling up in cozy blankets reading graphic novels. As a Graphic Designer & Marketing / Branding / Communications consultant by trade, Caen has experience in community engagement & capacity building, risk assessment and education/facilitation – they work primarily with non-profit organizations, community groups and student-led initiatives while engaging openly with the public, through public speaking engagements and volunteer community education outreach, around Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Their primary focuses are around building 2SLGBTQIA+ competencies, highlighting the complexities/contexts of living and thriving as a person with mental illness, and actively engages through story/narrative sharing around their experiences in living a Queer life. They are a co-coordinator of a monthly Q&A around sexuality/safe sex/best practices in dynamic relationships as well as BDSM/Kink based activities through a Queer lens. Caen is also a graduate student nearing completion of a master’s degree in Adult Education, with a focus on Queering Educational practice. This is Caen’s second year volunteering with Fierté Fredericton Pride.

DAWSON SACOBIE

DIRECTOR

(THEY/THEM)

COMING SOON!

DAWSON SACOBIE

DIRECTOR

(THEY/THEM)

COMING SOON!

FLAVIO NIENOW

DIRECTOR

(HE/HIM)

Flavio Nienow is a journalist-turned-PR specialist, originally from Brazil. He’s lived in four different countries and loves Canada even more than he did when he first arrived here in 2012. Since late 2019, he’s been involved with Between Friends, a Fredericton-based organization that provides support for immigrants and refugees who identify as 2LGBTQ+. When he’s not at work or overthinking, you’ll find him swing dancing, jogging or reading on the beach. 

FLAVIO NIENOW

DIRECTOR

(HE/HIM)

Flavio Nienow is a journalist-turned-PR specialist, originally from Brazil. He’s lived in four different countries and loves Canada even more than he did when he first arrived here in 2012. Since late 2019, he’s been involved with Between Friends, a Fredericton-based organization that provides support for immigrants and refugees who identify as 2LGBTQ+. When he’s not at work or overthinking, you’ll find him swing dancing, jogging or reading on the beach. 

KAREN PEARLSTON

 DIRECTOR

(SHE/HER)

COMING SOON!

KAREN PEARLSTON

 DIRECTOR

(SHE/HER)

COMING SOON!

OBED URQUILLA

 DIRECTOR

(HE/HIM)

COMING SOON!

OBED URQUILLA

 DIRECTOR

(HE/HIM)

COMING SOON!

WASIIMAH JOOMUN

DIRECTOR

(SHE/HER)

Currently living and working on the unceded traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples and using she/her/elle pronouns, Wasiimah is a young immigrant who moved from Mauritius to Canada in 2016 to pursue a degree at St. Thomas Univesity. She graduated in May 2020 with an Honors in Criminology & Criminal Justice and a major in Psychology. She is now the Executive Director of the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) and serves sushi on weekends at Naru Japenese restaurant. Wasiimah describes herself as an intersectional feminist, political nerd and a classic Gemini. Through her work, her involvement in the community, and her personal life, Wasiimah strives to ensure that a safe inclusive environment is fostered guided by her communication, teamwork, critical thinking, interpersonal and consensus skill sets. When not at work or thinking about smashing the white-dominated, hetero-mononormative, abled-body, patriarchal, capitalist society that we live in, Wasiimah likes to spend time with her people or takes herself out on cute dates. This is Wasiimah’s first year being involved with Fredericton Pride in the capacity of Director and she is looking forward to building meaningful connections as well as shaping a more inclusive Pride.

WASIIMAH JOOMUN

DIRECTOR

(SHE/HER)

Currently living and working on the unceded traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples and using she/her/elle pronouns, Wasiimah is a young immigrant who moved from Mauritius to Canada in 2016 to pursue a degree at St. Thomas Univesity. She graduated in May 2020 with an Honors in Criminology & Criminal Justice and a major in Psychology. She is now the Executive Director of the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) and serves sushi on weekends at Naru Japenese restaurant. Wasiimah describes herself as an intersectional feminist, political nerd and a classic Gemini. Through her work, her involvement in the community, and her personal life, Wasiimah strives to ensure that a safe inclusive environment is fostered guided by her communication, teamwork, critical thinking, interpersonal and consensus skill sets. When not at work or thinking about smashing the white-dominated, hetero-mononormative, abled-body, patriarchal, capitalist society that we live in, Wasiimah likes to spend time with her people or takes herself out on cute dates. This is Wasiimah’s first year being involved with Fredericton Pride in the capacity of Director and she is looking forward to building meaningful connections as well as shaping a more inclusive Pride.

AMELIA THORPE

CONNEQT NB LIAISON

(SHE/HER)

Amelia has been involved with Fierté Fredericton Pride for several years. A white settler living on unceded Wolastoqiyik Territory, Amelia grew up on Mi’kmaq Territory in the region known as Nova Scotia and has been involved in advocacy for over 15 years. She stepped back from the Board in late 2020 to focus on building ConneQT NB but continues to liaise between these partner organizations. She has worked with numerous not-for-profit and community groups in three provinces and served four years on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health. Amelia is a PhD Candidate and the SOGI Coordinator at the University of New Brunswick and holds an MEd from the University of Toronto. Her research is centred on identity, connectivity, community building, and grassroots organizing in gender and sexually diverse communities. She brings experience in education, policy, and advocacy to the Board as well as a passion for making Pride increasingly accessible, inclusive, and intergenerational.

AMELIA THORPE

CONNEQT NB LIAISON

(SHE/HER)

Amelia has been involved with Fierté Fredericton Pride for several years. A white settler living on unceded Wolastoqiyik Territory, Amelia grew up on Mi’kmaq Territory in the region known as Nova Scotia and has been involved in advocacy for over 15 years. She stepped back from the Board in late 2020 to focus on building ConneQT NB but continues to liaise between these partner organizations. She has worked with numerous not-for-profit and community groups in three provinces and served four years on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health. Amelia is a PhD Candidate and the SOGI Coordinator at the University of New Brunswick and holds an MEd from the University of Toronto. Her research is centred on identity, connectivity, community building, and grassroots organizing in gender and sexually diverse communities. She brings experience in education, policy, and advocacy to the board as well as a passion for making Pride increasingly accessible, inclusive, and intergenerational.

POLICIES

COMING SOON!