GAYMERS WINNIPEG

SO, WHAT IS GAYMERS?
Gaymer’s is a no-cost, no-sign-up, all-inclusive social gathering for our queer community with two mediums for games.

Monthly Board Game Night

Sunday, January 14th: 6pm-9pm

RAINBOW RESOURCE CENTRE
545 BROADWAY AVE

BRING YOUR FAVOURITE GAMES, SNACKS AND FRIENDS

GAYMERS OUTING TO ACTIVATE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH: 8PM

ACTIVATE EAST: 10-1150 NARIN AVENUE

$28 FOR 70 MINUTES OF PLAY

ONLY 13 SPOTS AVAILABLE

EMAIL MATT: mattmacneil.wpg@mail.com

ONLINE GAYMERS
WHEN WE MEET: Two Monday evenings a month beginning at 8pm.
WHERE WE MEET: Online via Zoom using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/241809243

With the passcode: 525600.

WHAT WE PLAY: We generally utilize a variety of party games through Jackbox @jackbox.tv
*Multiple devices are not required but may make navigating between the game screen and Zoom call easier.

Our January dates are:
Monday, January 15th: 8pm

Monday, January 29th: 8pm

MEETING LINK IS: 

https://zoom.us/j/241809243

THE PASSCODE IS: 525600

For any additional information, please contact Matt at mattmacneil.wpg@gmail.com

OUT GEAR CYCLING

Interested in getting a good workout and meeting new people?

We have just the thing for you! Sign up for the Out Gear Cycling newsletter to get updates on when the next bike would be!

If you have any questions, please email us!

Out Gear is a drop-in cycling group for all members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and Allies. The cycling rides are open to any skill level. The pace is slow and designated cycling routes are followed. The rides will vary, but they will always leave from our meeting spot at The Forks and return there before 9 pm. There is no cost to join. Just bring yourself, a bicycle and helmet. Hope to see you Out There! 

Please take a peek at this online Covid-19 screening tool before attending so that we can all stay safe. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Facial masks are recommended, but will not be provided.  https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/

KEYSTONE CURLING CLUB

We are a mixed (any gender combination) curling league in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, open to LGBT2SQ+ people and their allies, of all ages and curling abilities.

We curl every Sunday from October to April at the Granite Curling Club in downtown Winnipeg. The Granite is the oldest curling club still in continuous existence in Manitoba founded in 1880. 

Every February long weekend we host the Bison Cup Bonspiel that attracts teams from across the country. 

The social aspect of curling is very important to the success of our league. It’s not uncommon for members to have lunch in the dining room before and after their Sunday afternoon game.  The public is welcome to watch our games and join us for our numerous social events throughout the winter including our annual social.

If you are a member of Manitoba’s LGBT2SQ+ community or an ally — COME AND JOIN US!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS (2020-2021):

Registration for the 2020-2021 season is now open.

Fees are $780 per team before the September 15, 2020 early bird deadline.

Registered alternate fees are $110 per alternate.

Fees are based on a 20 game season. The Granite Curling Club will be reimbursing fees if the season is cut short due to pandemic restrictions.

For more information and to register your team, please go to:

https://www.keystonecurling.com

UMBRELLA BOXING

Who
This is for members of the LGBT2SQ* community, and people of marginalized genders, including non-binary folks, trans women, and trans men. This is a space for members of our community who do not feel safe or included in current gym or boxing club environments. It is for those who want to experience boxing and boxing fitness in an environment free of fatphobia, body-shaming, misogyny and other forms of discrimination and harmful messaging about health and fitness.

Where
1. Online (Zoom platform, contact enbyboxing@outlook.com for access) 
2. In-Person (locations vary).

When
1. Online classes typically run in the winter. Date and times vary. 35-45 minute duration.
2. In-Person classes run all year. Date and times vary. 45-60 minute duration.
See calendar for dates as they become available.

How
Donation-Based/Pay-What-You-Can.
If you need help thinking of a number $5-$20 is recommended for in-person classes and $5 for online classes.
No-one turned away for less! Online classes can be paid through e-transfer, while in-person classes can be made at the time of the event in cash.

Contact
Jesse (They/Them) at the email address: info@umbrellaboxing.com for questions, online class meeting information or to receive program updates.

RAINBOW BILLIARDS

If you want to get out of the house and have some fun, join us for some 2SLGBTQ+ affirming billiards. No experience required. All are welcome. 

We meet every Wednesday at Flea Whiskey’s (601 Erin Street at Portage). We start at 6 pm and we generally go until about 9 pm. We split table costs and throw a looney in a hat for Out There Winnipeg and the Rainbow Resource Center.

Questions? Contact Billie (she/her) at willwould492@gmail.com. I don’t do email on my phone so for last minute enquiries text me at (204) 688-5340.

OUT THERE BADMINTON

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Out There Badminton has been designed as a safe and welcoming space where members of the LGBT2SQ+ community can come together to have fun and get some exercise. 

Who?

Out There Badminton is for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  Members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community may pay a season membership of $20, or may drop in ($3.00 per session).  2SLGBTQ+ season members may bring along 1 guest who does not identify as part of our community.  (These restrictions are to maintain the 2SLGBTQ+ character of the club.)

All levels of play are welcome!

What?

Out There Badminton is a great place to play without the pressure of a highly competitive setting. Don’t worry if you haven’t played badminton since high school or are new to the sport.  You’ll pick up the basics of the game pretty easily.  After a few months, your game will improve and you will have made some great new friends.  We have a wide range of skill levels, so come out and have some fun.  

We generally play doubles to make sure everyone has a chance to play several games per evening. The club follows Badminton World Federation’s scoring system, with a 21 rally point scoring system.

Where?

We play at Gordon Bell High School, at the corner of Maryland and Broadway. We play in the junior gym, at the south end of the building on the second floor.  

Enter directly into the gym via the door at the top of the stairs on the Broadway side of the building.  If those doors are locked, enter the school through one of a door on the southwest side of the school (on Borrowman Place near the lane) and come up to the second floor, south end.

Parking

Available in a lot just south of the school.  The entrance to the parking area is via Borrowman Place.

When?

Our season began on October 7, 2022, and continues until early June, 2023 — excluding normal holiday times.  Sessions will occasionally be cancelled when the gym is needed for school activities.  In that case, a message will be posted to the Out There Badminton list as soon as we are informed of the cancellation.  To receive these messages and all updates, please be sure to have subscribed to “Badminton” on the sign-up section at the bottom of the Out There Winnipeg home page:  www.outtherewinnipeg.ca

How?

Out There Badminton supplies the birdies.  We have racquets available for borrowing (at no extra charge).

Please bring indoor gym shoes in order to avoid scuffing up the gym floor.  We also recommend wearing athletic attire, because you can work up a sweat playing a couple rounds of badminton!

Be sure also to bring a willingness to play in a fun and non-competitive environment!