Message from the hosts:
THERE’S A NEW GAY DIVE IN TOWN
The Shop 1566 (IG: @theshop1566) : a venue located in the basement of what was once Parts & Labour, has re-opened its door under new management--
The Shop has seen many a queer jam, but it’s also a whole new bar! Along with some other folxs remounting killer monthlies, Heckin’ Queer is one of the collectives here to make sure we get things off to a fruity re-start!
It’s a Housewarming!
c o m e t h r u on a Thursday, everyone’s fav industry eve xx
NO COVER ALL NIGHT
QUEER EVENT PROMOTERS & HOSTS:
swing by, let’s chat future party plans xx
T U N E S
Sophie Jones of Pollen (IG: @sophie jones)
Karim Olen Ash of Pep Rally (IG: @karimolenash)
H O S T
William Lavinia of Heckin' Queer (IG: @william.lavinia)
POSTER ART: Rowan Campbell
ACCESSIBILITY: The Shop is unfortunately not an accessible venue, with stairs leading to basement. There are places to sit in the bar. Please message Heckin’ Queer or William Lavinia directly if there is any way we can make this event better for you or assist night of in anyway.
Heckin' Queer stands with Black Lives Matter and our Indigenous siblings.
As we gather in this radical queer space we would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on aboriginal land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning. As settlers, we're grateful for the opportunity to meet here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land - for thousands of years. Long before today, as we gather here, there have been aboriginal peoples who have been the stewards of this place In particular, we wish to acknowledge the Ancestral Traditional Territories of the Ojibway, the Anishnabe and, in particular, the Mississauga’s of the New Credit whose territory we are gathering on today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole. As settlers, this recognition of the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities. We believe indigenous land should be returned and/or that the Canadian government should provide reparations to indigenous peoples.