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Show your Pride and Celebrate!

December 2019

Every year, Chris is incredibly busy during Pride weekend working at Green Space Festival, where she has been a volunteer for 10 years.

Team training is an integral part of Chris’s work at a property management company. This is why she feels that being a Team Lead volunteer at Green Space Festival is such a good fit for her. During the Festival, you will find Chris leading teams of other volunteers working at the bars or token counters. Her favourite part about the experience is the meaningful conversations and the community connections

Chris came out more than a decade ago. The social isolation she felt at the time brought her to The 519 to volunteer and find community.

“After I came out, I wanted to meet people, get more involved and give back to the community. I decided to volunteer, because that was the best way for me to get outside of my little bubble and truly live out.”

Besides volunteering at Green Space Festival and various other events at The 519, she likes to support our year-round programs and services in various ways, including making personal donations. She has not only engaged her employer to support The 519, but has also rallied her friends and family, including her father and wife, to volunteer.

“There are tons of ways to give back. Whether it is your time, or even a smile that can make someone’s day.”

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