Representing the Rainbow at the YMCA Community Connections Fair

On Wednesday, September 14th, Chroma’s Mariah Darling and Kailer Boyne participated in the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Community Connections Fair, held at Market Square in uptown Saint John. The Fair brought many different groups from Saint John together to let newcomers know what resources and events are available to them. Chroma participated in theContinue reading “Representing the Rainbow at the YMCA Community Connections Fair”

Kayaking and Indigenous stories during a gorgeous sunset

During a perfect and colorful sunset this past Saturday, 2SLGBTQIA+ folks went kayaking then shared stories around a bonfire at Dominion Park Beach, Saint John. Go Fundy Events provided everyone with all the equipment and knowledge necessary for the journey. Go Fundy guides took the group on an almost two hour route on the WolastoqContinue reading “Kayaking and Indigenous stories during a gorgeous sunset”

Sand sculptures and fun at Bayshore beach

Chroma is making the most of the summer 2022! Last Sunday, Bayshore beach on the West Side of Saint John witnessed an exciting sand castle competition! Groups of families and friends, both 2SLGBTQIA+ folks and allies, showed off their talent in sand sculpting. The day was organized by Sculpture Saint John during their 10th andContinue reading “Sand sculptures and fun at Bayshore beach”

Chroma and L’Arche celebrated disability and 2SLGBTQIA+ pride holding a beach games day

Last Saturday with temperatures in the high 20s, the beach was the perfect spot to be. Just as celebrating rainbow pride all year long is important, so is celebrating disability pride, and making space for those who share both identities. Chroma teamed up with L’Arche Saint John to hold a beach games day. Some folksContinue reading “Chroma and L’Arche celebrated disability and 2SLGBTQIA+ pride holding a beach games day”

2SLGBTQIA+ hiking crew enjoyed ocean vistas at the Irving Nature Park

On a sunny and fresh afternoon, hikers from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies enjoyed landscapes and nature at Irving Nature Park, on Sunday, August 21st.  Twelve participants, guided by Chroma volunteer, Dan Simard, walked the Heron Trail for an hour, ending at the seal observation deck. Although the trail had some challenging points, adults andContinue reading “2SLGBTQIA+ hiking crew enjoyed ocean vistas at the Irving Nature Park”

Chroma participated in the Saint John Pride Parade

Hundreds of locals and visitors were able to see and celebrate a glamorous Saint John Pride Parade returning for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic. Several organizations from the private and public sectors, as well as non-profit organizations, including Chroma NB, took part in the event that occurred the past Saturday, August 6.  TheContinue reading “Chroma participated in the Saint John Pride Parade”

2SLGBTQIA+ crew hiked and collected berries at Rockwood Park

Along a path of imposing trees, impressive landscapes and wild cherries, Chroma’s volunteer Dan Simard and a crew of 15 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and allies completed another successful and satisfying hike.  July’s activity brought Chroma and friends to Rockwood Park, doing a medium to low intensity hike of one hour, starting at the bike skillsContinue reading “2SLGBTQIA+ crew hiked and collected berries at Rockwood Park”

Showcasing our 2SLGBTQIA+ Community: Matt Hamilton-Snow and The Normal Heart

In June, Chroma wanted to learn more about Matt Hamilton-Snow, theatre director of The Normal Heart. Meet the Saint John’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community member of the month! We were impressed by Matt’s theatre workshops he hosted for us last year at the Imperial Theatre. To those who missed The Normal Heart, it was truly well doneContinue reading “Showcasing our 2SLGBTQIA+ Community: Matt Hamilton-Snow and The Normal Heart”

Diversifest hosted the first drag show in Sussex

A significant milestone in the history of pride and inclusion just happened this weekend: the town of Sussex, New Brunswick hosted their first ever drag show. The performance was part of Diversifest, organized by the Multicultural Association of Sussex. Alex Ash, president of Chroma NB, represented the organization during the celebrations. Chroma NB hosted aContinue reading “Diversifest hosted the first drag show in Sussex”