Bow Valley College Pride Committee

The Bow Valley College Pride Committee is responsible for creating event and connection opportunities for the College's 2SLGBTQIA+ community including the first-ever Pride Month (formerly Pride Week) and Queer First Friday. Pride Week is a collaborative effort by Learner Success Services, SABVC, students, and employees from diverse Schools. Pride Month, taking place October 2023, is a collective celebration of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities at Bow Valley College.

Bow Valley College Pride Month - October 2023

Stay tuned for even more Pride Month activities to take part in.

Drag Me To BVC Annual Drag Show
October 5, 2023 | 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | ATB Hall

Drag Me To BVC is back for Pride Month. This drag show featuring performances from Angelina Starchild, Tangerine Dream, Shane OnYou, and Liv Bright is sure to have you up and dancing for the kickoff to Bow Valley College Pride Month. Not sure what to expect from a drag show? Drag is an art form that presents exaggerated ideas of gender performance, where drag performers, also known as drag kings and drag queens, usually lip sync and dance to popular music. Each performer has their own unique style of drag (how they present themselves and dress) and sometimes have a character they put on for the show. For many performers, drag is an opportunity to express gender in different ways while also challenging the binary of male and female and the expectations and stereotypes related to those genders.

The Pink Unicorn
Written byElise Forier Edie
October 23, 2023 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Esmail and Safana Bharwani Hall (N231)

The Pink Unicorn follows Trisha Lee, a small-town Texas widow, whose daughter announces that she is genderqueer.  Trisha-Lee’s world is upended.  Suddenly at odds with her faith and her family, Trisha must struggle to understand and accept her daughter’s truth.

Originally hosted by Nose Creek Players and Airdrie Pride Society, this abridged version of the play brings about the challenges and triumphs of the lived experience of a genderqueer teen, and their family, navigating systems of power and societal expectations to live authentically and find a sense of belonging.

Imbued with heartfelt honesty and humor, this play offers insight into the unique and universal challenges of expressing one’s self unapologetically, in the world.  In the spirit of building belonging at Bow Valley College, this play will generate both thoughtfulness and conversation on what it is to hold and create space for one another. 

This performance is made possible through a partnership with Nose Creek Players and Airdire Pride Society.

Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer Pasts, Presents, and Futures

October 25, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Iniikokaan Centre Gathering Room


This workshop aims to develop an understanding of the history of gender and sexual diversity on Turtle Island (what is now known as North America) pre-colonization, helps to recognize the effects of colonization on Indigenous gender diversity historically and currently, and provides hopeful paths towards the acceptance, support, and celebration of Indigiqueer LGBTQ+ peers, students, and clients. In this workshop, we will explore strategies that foster decolonial allyship practices in your life and your time at the College.

Facilitated by Rae Madge (she/her). Rae is a Deh’cho Dene and mixed-settler woman born on Treaty 8 territory, the traditional lands of the Dane-zaa peoples of the Doig River First Nation, Blueberry River First Nation, and Halfway River First Nation. Rae grew up disconnected from her Indigenous roots and has been on her own journey of decolonizing and Indigenizing for many years. Rae has a deep passion for helping individuals and organizations cultivate expansive views on gender and sexuality, free of colonial, patriarchal, and otherwise restrictive perspectives. Rae completed her BA in Sociology in 2021, identifies as both Two-Spirit and Bisexual, and recognizes her privilege as a white-assumed person. She currently resides on Treaty 6 territory, in Amiskwaciwaskhikan.  

Personal vs. Professional values

How to navigate personal and professional values when it comes to sexual diversity.


Personal gender pronouns

Bow Valley College is committed to respecting and validating gender identity and gender expression.

Gender identity expression

Understanding the differences between gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

2SLGBTQIA+ supports, services, and resources

Navigating your communities and the internet for support, allyship, and information can be challenging. We have compiled a list of 2SLGBTQIA+ resources to help direct you.




Click here to visit the 2SLGBTQIA+ supports & resources page

1. PROMOTION AND PROMOTIONAL PERIOD: To celebrate BVC Pride 2023, we will be running a social media contest during Pride Week. For this contest, students will be asked to take photos with the #BVCPride art piece on campus and share the photo with us on social media platforms using #BVCPride and #BVCNow. This promotion will be open and running from Monday, February 6 – Friday, February 10, 2023.

2. ELIGIBILITY: The promotion is open to all current domestic and international students at Bow Valley College (herein referred to as the “College” or “BVC”) actively enrolled in a program during the Winter 2023 term.

3. PRIZE: The College will provide five (5) chosen winners each with a tuition credit award worth $100 (one hundred dollars). The College will waive the cost of $100 of tuition and mandatory non-instructional fees for each winner.

4. QUALIFYING TO WIN: On or around February 13, 2023, BVC will draw, at random, five individuals from a pool of eligible contestants who enter the 2023 BVC Pride Social Media Photo Contest.

The College will confirm each drawee’s eligibility as defined in this document.. If a drawee is ineligible, their name will be discarded, and new draw conducted. If a drawee is eligible, they will be considered a Winner.

Winners will be asked to share their BVC email with the College Instagram account ( through an Instagram direct message. The College will not reach out with any other Instagram account. The College will then attempt to contact each Winner twice each via student email. If BVC cannot reach a Winner within five (5) calendar days of the drawing, receives no response from the Winner within five (5) calendar days, or the Winner declines the Prize, their eligibility will be canceled, and a new drawing will take place immediately.


a. By accepting the Prize, the Winner holds harmless and indemnifies the College, its employees, board, and third-party service providers of all liability related to the awarding and use of the Prize.

b. The Prize must be accepted as defined above. It is not available as a cash sum nor as a refund from the learner’s account. The Prize cannot be transferred to another program, or post-secondary institution.

c. The College retains the right to disqualify individual entrants if, in The College’s sole opinion, the entrant is suspected of attempting to manipulate the drawing or unfairly increase their chances of winning.

d. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible applicants who complete the survey.

e. The College is not liable for technological or connectivity issues should an applicant have trouble accessing the online survey.

f. The College reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions or to cancel the promotion at its sole discretion.

g. The administrative contact for this promotion is:

Bow Valley College
Senior Communication Specialist
Office of the President and Communications
345 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4V1
phone: 403-410-1402

Your cart is currently empty.

Browse Available Courses


  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Additional Fees Apply
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Learn more in our privacy policy