TO2015: PrideHouseTO Celebrates! Village Festival

What Was It?

Ryerson University, a founding member of PrideHouseTO at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games was involved in PrideHouseTO – Pan Am activities, including a central hub Pavilion at the 519 Church Street Community Centre.

Ryerson University hosted an interactive street level booth with a sports theme during the festival in a positive space for LGBTQ communities in Ontario to enjoy the Games. Taking place between 12noon-6:00pm every Saturday and Sunday in July 2015 the booth ran on Church Street in downtown Toronto in the CIBC Sports Zone.

Summer 2015 I was responsible for event coordination and communication of all TO2015 Events at Ryerson University. This included developing, implementing and managing outreach initiatives.

I spearheaded and managed the development and execution of the Ryerson booth and all its programming, including being on site each weekend. I coordinated with various internal stakeholders to provide promotional material, giveaways and games. I collaborated with EDI and Positive Space for diversity and sensitivity training and Security for emergency training of 30+ volunteers.

My goal was to connect and collaborate with various departments across campus to assist with delivering TO2015 programming to enhance Ryerson’s reputation in the community. Fostering interdepartmental relationships is important for me because not only does it bridge talents from specialized areas of study, which Ryerson is known for, but it also forges relationships, creating hubs of activity where everyone is working towards the same goal of maintaining and enhancing the Ryerson image.

Visit the PrideHouseTO: CIBC Sports Zone album on Facebook.

Attendance:

Open to the Public.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Pre-Event Planning/Onsite Event Logistics & Management
  • Budget Creation & Management
  • D├ęcor
  • Marketing/Promotion
  • Recruiting, Hiring & Training Volunteers
  • Post Event Reporting
  • Flex Hours