Hello out there, we’re on the air! It’s hockey night in Saint John! It was a blustery winter weather kind of night when Chroma joined people from our community at TD Station for an exuberating night of hockey, community interaction and performance!
On this electrifying night, 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations, artists, boards, businesses, friends, family and community dashed their way through the snow and ice pellets to meetup and learn about different local queer initiatives and upcoming events and to share information and network with our community and each other.
Elton John (“Legends in Concert” performer Mitch Adams) wowed the crowd and radiated the spirit of the rainbow community with songs like “Crocodile Rock” as we all joined in dancing and singing along.
Local people of note were also there to share in the hockey spirit. Justin Toodeep and Yeyra of the maritime drag scene stopped in to chat, Pride Vice-President and local educator Simon laughed (presumably en français) with Chroma’s own Education Coordinator and President of Saint John Pride, Mariah! With a fantastic Rocket Man inspired outfit, local well known theatre, sports and Saint John personality Ian kept the entire crowd entertained all night. Content creator and uptown Saint John camera extraordinaire Scott captured gorgeous footage of the night and community families and friends shared laughs and smiles at the Chroma booth.
2023 is already starting out to be a great year for 2SLGBTQIA+ community activities, experiences and connections. Happy to skate on forward and see what the rest of this rainbow filled year has in store!
“You should never take more than you give”
― Elton John
—Chroma: Pride, Inclusion, Equality Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides support for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in the Saint John Region. Chroma commits to advocating for and collaborating with our community, as well as providing 2SLGBTQIA+ education to all. We promote positive initiatives for the community and conduct research to highlight gaps in services and policy to encourage positive change.