Saint John Sea Dogs hosting Pride Night on Saturday

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The Saint John Sea Dogs will host their annual Pride Night on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at TD Station.

(Saint John Sea Dogs/Website)

Saint John Sea Dogs Pride Night

The team has partnered with local LGBTQ+ organizations Chroma NB, Pflag Saint John, and Saint John Pride. Each organization will receive a $500 donation at the end of the night by TD.

The game aims to be a fun way to come out to support the LGBTQ+ community and show that anyone can enjoy hockey.

The event will also include a performance by drag queen Normani.

Tickets are available now at the TD Station box office and online at harbourstation.ca. Flex tickets for the 2021-2022 season are also redeemable for this game.

Season ticket members are advised to use the ticket issued for December 31, 2021.

Trevor Georgie, Sea Dogs President and General Manager, has expressed his excitement about hosting Pride Night.

“Pride inclusion and support for the LGBTQ+ community is something that should be shown year-round. Hosting this night and partnering with local LGBTQ+ organizations is just one part of how we are working to show that everyone is welcome with the Sea Dogs.”

Partners

Local drag artist Normani will be attending the event. (Normani, Performer Runway Red Carpet Productions/Facebook)

The partners of the event are Pflag Saint John, Chroma NB, and Saint John Pride. 

Pflag Saint John is a local branch of Pflag Canada, a charitable organization founded by parents who want to help themselves and other families understand LGBTQ+ children.

The leader of the Saint John chapter, Stu Kearney, has mentioned how the world of sport has often been unwelcome to LGBTQ+ people, and this event sends a positive message to the entire community that sports are an equal opportunity for everyone. 

Chroma NB is a Saint John-based organization that focuses on advocating for the local LGBTQ+ community by promoting events and highlighting needs impacting the community such as employment equality, housing and education.

Tanya James, Chroma NB’s Project Coordinator, says that the organization is proud to attend the game. “This kind of event allows the community to open a dialogue for equality and inclusion.”

Saint John Pride aims to plan and execute Pride celebrations that reflect the LGBTQ+ community while “…being responsible and supportive, [and] welcoming members of the community and allies.”

All organizations will have an information booth set up at the event.