Pride Week celebrations began at the Weyburn Public Library Monday evening, with the creation of Pride buttons.
There are more free events going on for the rest of this week.
On Tuesday evening there is a rainbow paint-a-long at the library. Many crafts are being made for the rest of the week such as clay rainbow ornaments at the Credit Union Spark Centre on Wednesday, rainbow friendship bracelets at the art gallery on Thursday, and felt brooches at the Weyburn Art Gallery on Friday. Each event takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
On Saturday the film “The Birdcage” will be playing at the Weyburn Public Library at 2:30 p.m.
The Weyburn Arts Council is partnering with the Weyburn Public Library to put on the free activities.
“The relationship between the library and the art gallery goes way back,” said Regan Lanning, curator with the city of Weyburn and the Weyburn Art Gallery. “We did have the Allie Griffin Art Gallery there for a number of years, and even though we're no longer in that space, we recognize that we're stronger together. It just made sense to work together and deliver a big event than to work separately and be only able to do smaller things.”
Lanning said Pride Week is a wonderful time.
“It's just a lot of happy people, lots of love and acceptance, and it highlights the importance of inclusivity and the need as a community for us to stop ‘othering’ and just to really come together.”
The events are free to the public, but registration is required for events at the library.