Going ALL OUT At PIEcon 2022

Every year at the end of October, students from Gender and Sexuality Alliances at anglophone high schools all over New Brunswick come together to celebrate PIEcon – an annual conference organized by Pride in Education. Students have a chance to get together with like-minded individuals in a safe space, attend panels and workshops, learn newContinue reading “Going ALL OUT At PIEcon 2022”

Bringing the House Down with Pearle Harbour at Imperial Theatre

This past weekend, Chroma NB had the opportunity to visit the Imperial Theatre, where “wartime wonder” Pearle Harbour took the stage to perform some classic pop songs and entertaining stories with her show “Agit-Pop!”. The drag tragicomedienne sang us some of her favourites with musical accompaniment by Steven Conway, including the classic “Somewhere Over theContinue reading “Bringing the House Down with Pearle Harbour at Imperial Theatre”

Thirty Rainbow Folks from Saint John and Sussex Hiking at Sussex Bluffs Trail

Last Saturday, 30 members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies from Saint John and Sussex came together to hike the Sussex Bluffs Trail with Chroma. As usual, this new adventure was also an opportunity for attendees to meet new friends and strengthen ties in the community in a safe and judgment-free space. The walk hadContinue reading “Thirty Rainbow Folks from Saint John and Sussex Hiking at Sussex Bluffs Trail”

Rainbow community folks of all ages showed off their creativity in a clay sculpture workshop

Last Tuesday, people and family members of all ages from elementary school aged children to more seasoned folks learned to create clay sculptures at Chroma’s Rainbow Connections group, this week led by facilitator Kenny Donahue, a sculpting clay enthusiast.  With around 25 people in the room, Kenny taught attendees how to create small shapes withContinue reading “Rainbow community folks of all ages showed off their creativity in a clay sculpture workshop”

Plants, Mushrooms and Birds in a Fun 2SLGBTQIA+ Hike with Kirsten Johnsen

Last Saturday, eight members and allies of the Chroma’s 2SLBTQIA+ community explored Boars Head Nature Preserve, one of the last natural areas with water access in the Millidgeville area of Saint John. Kirsten Johnsen, biologist and conservationist, led the group through the preserve’s trail, teaching them to identify trees, plants, mushrooms and birds. The walkersContinue reading “Plants, Mushrooms and Birds in a Fun 2SLGBTQIA+ Hike with Kirsten Johnsen”

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”

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”