Youth Pride Durham returns on June 17 at 1 p.m. at the Durham Region headquarters, 605 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby ON, for the Fierce and Fab Mini-Ball! Youth Pride Durham is a safe, inclusive celebration for youth, children and families who are part of the 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Allies are also welcome! This is a free event. For more information, visit their website.

Join Project Coordinator, Digital Collections and curator of Curatorial Tours: Queering the Collection, Heather Riley, on June 29 from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for a guided tour of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s permanent collection exhibition which explores themes of queerness within the RMG’s collection. This event is free and open to everyone. For additional information, visit the RMG’s website.

Ontario Tech will recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day with an event on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Indigenous performers with an interactive component throughout the celebration.

#HopeandHealingCanada art installation by Tracey-Mae Chambers will be installed at the Oshawa Museum, outside of Robinson House on June 20 and remain on display until the fall.

Join Carea Community Health Centre for a National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at Esplanade Park (located at 1 The Esplanade in Pickering) on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. honouring the rich, beautiful traditions of First Nations, Inuit andMtis Nations. All are welcome. Visit their website for more information.

The Oshawa and Durham Region Mtis Council presents the 14th Annual Mtis Heritage Celebration! On June 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Children’s Arena, 155 Arena St., enjoy traditionalMtismusic, dance, food, vendors, presenters and more!

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