The Bill Graham Award was established in 2008 by the Pride and Remembrance Association to recognize service to the LGBT community through demonstrated volunteerism and/or community leadership.
Members of the community are invited to nominate individuals for the award. The Recipient will be named at the ceremonies following the annual Pride and Remembrance Run.
The Award consists of a $1,000.00 donation to a Canadian registered charity chosen by the Recipient.
To nominate a member of the community for the Bill Graham Award, download the nomination form and email the completed form to email@example.com. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2013.
Registration for the 18th Annual Pride and Remembrance Run will open on March 1, 2013. Stay tuned for details, and thank you in advance for your support!
The Pride and Remembrance Run is happy to announce the Beneficiaries of the 2013 Pride and Remembrance Run:
- Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA)
- Planned Parenthood Toronto (PPT)
- Pride and Remembrance Foundation (PRF)
About the Beneficiary Projects:
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives: In 2013 the CLGA celebrates a milestone anniversary – 40 years of keeping our stories alive. This makes them one of the oldest community organizations to remain active to this day. Their mission: The CLGA aspires to be a significant resource and catalyst for those who strive for a future world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people are accepted, valued and celebrated.
The Stories Project: Keeping our stories alive is a publishing project taking its core content from past exhibitions of the CLGA, including various in-depth topics of the LGBTQ communities over the past 40 years. Funding from this year’s Pride Run will go towards helping them create and publish this book, available for purchase from a digital publishing site.
Planned Parenthood Toronto – “Filling in the Blanks: A Sexual Health Re-education Project” will engage youth from diverse LGBTQ communities in Toronto to address the lack of relevant, accessible sexual health education for LGBTQ youth through the development and delivery of peer-led sexual health education workshops and resources. As many LGBTQ youth know, it is difficult to take pride in your identity when it is ignored, silenced or treated with stigma and shame. These youth often grow up without adult role models or peers available to share their knowledge and experience in a positive and affirming manner. By promoting self-care, informed decision making, healthy sexuality and healthy relationships, the Filling in the Blanks project will create a context in which LGBTQ youth can take pride in their identities and grow up healthy and strong. Funding from the 2013 Pride and Remembrance Run will go towards helping PPT develop this project, further building on their existing “Queering Sex Ed” initiative.
Pride and Remembrance Foundation: The PRF is a charitable foundation responsible for overseeing the receipting and distribution of funds raised by the annual Pride and Remembrance Run. The Foundation’s mandate mirrors that of the existing Association, which is to provide financial support to registered charities that benefit the LGBTQ community. The Foundation also accepts applications for financial assistance from registered charities throughout the year, ensuring that funds raised through the Pride and Remembrance Run make an even greater and sustainable long-term social impact.
The Pride and Remembrance Association is now accepting Beneficiary Applications from Registered LGBTQ Charities for the 2013 Pride Run - a 5K Run/Walk held annually during Toronto’s Pride Week.
The Pride and Remembrance Run is the largest event of its kind in Canada and is among the most popular running events in the Toronto area.
Over the years, Pride Run participants have raised over $800,000 for over a dozen LGBTQ Charities.
Please follow the links below for our 2013 application guide and application form:
Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 11:59pm, September 30, 2012.
Thanks again for another great Run!! We hope you all celebrated a fantastic Pride weekend!
For all of our fundraisers… information about the incentive prizes will be sent out shortly by email.
We really appreciate all of your ongoing support!!!
Congratulations to all of our runners, walkers, and volunteers! We are so PROUD of what we accomplished today… raising an unbelievable $84,000 for the LGBT Youth Line, the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), and the Pride and Remembrance Foundation.
Seriously… YOU ALL ROCK!!!
Race Results are available from SportsStats.ca
AND… a special thank you to our top fundraisers!
Individual: Bernardine Perreira, Stephen McKee, Lucy McSweeney, Matthew Campbell, and Rocky Campana.
Team: HALCO Legal Briefs, Team BMO, QWROCA, The Runners Shop, and The 519: We’ve got sole.
HAPPY PRIDE from the Board of Directors of the Pride and Remembrance Association… and see you all in 2013!!
The 17th annual Pride and Remembrance Run is here!!
We’re so stoked, thanks to your generosity, as of June 29th we’ve raised an unbelievable $80,000…!!!!! THANK YOU so much for helping to support OUR community.
HAPPY PRIDE from the Board of the Pride and Remembrance Association!
Here’s some last minute info for tomorrow…
Bag check is available inside The 519 (suggested donation $2)
8:30am – 9:00am – Out of towner Race Kit Pickup at The 519. Bag check is also available.
9:30am – Runners/Walkers should make their way to the start line (Church & Wellesley)
9:45am – Warm up with Michael DeCorte and Jock Yoga
9:50am – Announcements
10:00am – The 17th annual Pride and Remembrance Run begins!!
After the Run, food and drinks will be available in Cawthra Square Park (beside The 519)
11:00am – Post run awards ceremony and prizing! (Cawthra Square Park)
HAVE A GREAT RUN!!!