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About the QCPride Awards

The annual QCPride Awards honour the hard-working leaders of Regina’s LGBTQ community.

QCPride Award nominees are chosen by community members and nominees are voted on by Regina Pride Inc.'s membership.

Nomination Period - April 19 to May 14 at 11:59 pm 
Voting Period - May 16 to May 27 at 11:59 pm

We will be announcing this year's award winners at the QCPride Awards Gala on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Help us say “Thank you!” to those who have done so much for the gender and sexually diverse community of Regina!

Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 QCPride Awards is open to the community from April 19 until May 14.

Ensure you complete the nomination form properly, including getting the consent of your nominee beforehand.

Voting

Voting for the 2017 QCPride Awards is open to Regina Pride Members from June 1 to June 7.

Regina Pride Members will be contacted by the open date with information on how to cast their vote on the nominees.

Become a Member today and get your vote in!

QCPride Awards Gala

The results of this year's QCPride Awards will be presented at our gala event on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Join us for an evening of live entertainment, light refreshments, and celebration of our community leaders and change-makers. Tickets will be on sale soon!

The Awards Categories

Each QCPride Award category recognizes community members for their contributions and leadership. This year, there are seven award categories that focus on our nominees' involvement in community, hard work, political and activist support, creativity, allyship, and long-term dedication and work within the community.

Up-and-Comer Award

This award is presented to a breakthrough supporter of Regina's greater LGBTQ community, who shows great potential as an advocate for equality. This may be demonstrated through actions such as: the organisation of, creation of, or volunteerism in support services or equality initiatives in schools, religious organisations, the workplace, or community groups. This award is open to individuals, groups, or organisations of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

RBC Young Person of Pride Award

This award is presented to an individual under 25 years of age who has demonstrated hard work, dedication, and initiative to the support and well-being of Regina's greater LGBTQ community in the past year. This award is open to individuals of any gender identity who identify within the LGBTQ spectrum and is under 25 years of age.

Person of Pride Award

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated hard work, dedication, and initiative to the support and well-being of Regina's greater LGBTQ community in the past year. This award is open to individuals of any gender identity who identify within the LGBTQ spectrum.

Political Support in Pride Award

This award is presented to an elected representative ("politician") of a municipal, provincial, federal, or First Nations government with a constituency within the Regina metropolitan area*. The recipient will have demonstrated public support of their region’s LGBTQ community through such actions as the creation or re-development of legislation that directly helps the community, lobbying for positive support and action, conspicuous involvement in LGBTQ organisations, and general activism. This award is open to such elected individuals of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

Kim Kosmynka Ally of the Year Award

In 2012, Queen City Pride first presented this award in memory of a dear friend to Regina’s LGBTQ community, Kim Kosmynka. Kim spent many years of her life volunteering and working for numerous gender and sexual diversity-focussed groups and initiatives. Her passing left a void in Regina's LGBTQ community and we are forever grateful for her life of support and love. This award is open to individuals, groups, or organisations of all ages and genders who identify as an ally, outside of the LGBTQ spectrum.

Creative Spirit Award

This award is presented to an individual or group who showcases the creative talents of Regina's greater gender and sexually diverse community, either through their own identification within the LGBTQ spectrum or through representation which helps to grow the community's positive presence within Regina's creative culture. This may be demonstrated through creative talent, contributions, curation, or original works in the visual or performing arts, writing or publishing. This award is open to individuals and groups of all ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

UNIFOR Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to an individual, group, or organisation who has demonstrated a lifetime of hard work and dedication to the support and well-being of Regina's greater LGBTQ community. The winner will have volunteered many years, contributing significantly to the community at large to better its well-being, identity, and support services. This award is open to individuals, groups, or organisations of all ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations.