Be sure to grab your raffle tickets either online or at one of the events across the state of Victoria this Spring/Summer (e.g. Midsumma Carnival Day, Pride March Victoria, ChillOut Carnival Day)
WIN in GV Pride’s ‘Summer’ raffle
Over $1,000 worth of prizes to be won
1st prize = a $725 artwork created in 2012 by Mathieu De Ville (pictured), titled ‘Max’, mixed media on canvas
2nd prize = a Casio Men’s G-Shock Classic Digital wrist-watch valued @ $179 (thanks to Dan Gommers)3rd prize = a $100 Bunnings gift card (thanks to Seahorse Victoria)
Come & see us @ our stalls on Sunday 13 Jan, Sunday 3 Feb &/or Sunday 10 Mar (cash only) or buy tix NOW online/bank transfer
Tickets $3 each
2 tickets for $5 or
5 tickets for $14 or
10 tickets for $25
Transfer funds to:
Goulburn Valley Pride
BSB 033 254
… then send us a message advising your purchase.
Thank you for your support
Join us in Sydney for the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – an outrageous, unforgettable event…one of Sydney’s most loved celebrations!
“As more than 9000 people make their way down Oxford and Flinders Streets in a rainbow extravaganza of LGBTQI pride, hundreds of thousands of spectactors line the Darlinghurst streets to watch the glittering procession of exotic costumes and political slogans. Grab a spot on the sidelines to cheer as the Dykes on Bikes rev their engines at the front of the parade. Copy the dance moves of the Asian marching boys. See gay and lesbian police officers march alongside student pride groups, and Jewish and Arabic gays and lesbians. Perve on the queer lifesavers from Bondi Beach, and don’t forget to pay tribute to the 78-ers who started it all.” Be there in 2013!
17 seats SOLD | Only 31 seats left | Grab your seat NOW!
Booking form can now be found @ http://www.gvpride.org/
wp-content/uploads/Please print, complete & return with non-refundable deposit ASAP to secure your spot(s). BookingForm-MG2013.pdf
Send cheque/money order to: GOULBURN VALLEY PRIDE INCORPORATED Bank transfer to: BSB 033 254 ACC 276454 (GOULBURN VALLEY PRIDE INCORPORATED) Post form to: GV Pride Mardi Gras Trip, C/- PO Box 1697, Shepparton, 3632
Shepparton – 136 Maude Street, Shepparton @ 7.15am (depart 7.30 sharp)
Albury – Train station @ 9.45am (depart 10.00am sharp)
Luxury coach departs Shepparton Fri morning 1 March @ 7.30am
Coach returns Shepp. Mon night 4 March @ 6.00pm (depart Syd @ 8.00am)
FREE parking available in Shepparton for those all over Victoria wanting to make the drive to Shepparton to join us for this fun-filled weekend-long event! (NOTE: Shepparton is a quick 2hr drive north of Melbourne)
LUNCH/afternoon tea – we will stop on the way to Sydney (twice)
Arrival in Sydney should be about 5.30pm-6.00pm Fri 1 March
Return to Shepparton should be about 6.00pm Mon 4 March
Jump on the V/Line train from Southern Cross Station (Melbourne) to Shepparton station (Thu afternoon 28 Feb) & board the luxury coach to Sydney (after a sleep-over in Shepp) – EASY!
We MAY arrange a small bus from Melb (depart 5.00am Fri morning 1 March if there are enough people interested instead) – stay tuned!
ACCOMMODATION 3 nights @ Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay (2km walk from Mardi Gras Parade) (includes full buffet breakfast each day)
MARDI GRAS PARADE Saturday night 2 March (more details @ http://
www.mardigras.org.au/) mardi-gras-2013/parade/ index.cfm
TOTAL COST PER PERSON: $550.00pp twin/double/triple share $825.00pp single share (price inc. luxury coach/bus-trip, accommodation, breakfast)
Optional extra = “Cruise on the bay” or “Tour Sydney Opera House” can be booked for Sunday afternoon 3 March ($35.00pp)
Need a lift to Sydney and back only? Jump on the bus for $225pp!
Please confirm your attendance today by clicking “I’m attending” at the top of the Facebook page and/or then contact Damien Stevens to make a $100 deposit (NOTE: all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE). Additional $100 payments can be made in Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb to finalise your booking OR balance MUST be paid IN FULL by 28 February 2013. Prefer to pay the full amount up-front? Let Damien know on 0418 511 562 or email@example.com
NOTE: The Mardi Gras PARTY is Sat night 2 March – you may attend this if you wish, but it will not be part of our official booking process … more info @ http://
www.mardigras.org.au/ mardi-gras-2013/party/ index.cfm
We hope to see YOU there!
Need accommodation in Shepparton on Thu night 1 March & Monday night 5 March? (prices subject to change)
Best Western Motor Inn – Twin Share or Double $135 / room (online booking) – $160 / room (phone booking)
Country Home Motor Inn- Twin Share $95 / room – Double $84 / room The Carrington- Twin Share or Double $135 / room (online booking) – $160 / room (phone booking)
Big Valley Lakeside Paradise Motor Inn – Twin Share $110 / room – Double $100 / room
The Sherbourne Terrace – Twin Share or Double $128 / room Join us in Sydney for Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade! OR Enjoy a return-bus-trip only (for $225) & visit/stay with family/friends for a weekend getaway in Syd!
JOY 94.9 is a proud supporter of the 2013 GV Pride Mardi Gras Trip
$6ea or 2 for $10 – contact us today to get yours!
Prefer to pay by bank transfer? No booking fees apply.
Westpac Banking Corporation (AU)
BSB: 033 254
GV Pride (Shepparton) | LUCKY 7 birthday party dinner + entertainment
Join GV Pride members & friends in celebrating 7 amazing years!
3 course meal + entertainment + lucky door prizes + free show bag of goodies + more!
Venue: Friars Cafe, 127 Fryers St, Shepparton, VIC 3630
Time: Approx. 6.30pm ’til late (TBC)
Cost: Only $40 for GV Pride members
Only $50 for non-members – pay an extra $5 and get a one year m/ship
Friars is the place to go in Shepparton for a wholly satisfying meal (no pun intended). The cafe is located inside a converted church and retains the high ceilings and windows of the original design. The cafe serves tasty contemporary food and is even licensed for those who don’t mind imbibing in a former church. Seats 110. Ample parking available.
ENTREE: shared selection of…
Black Angus beef kebabs dusted with Chinese peppers with rustic tomato relish (GF)
Herb marinated chicken skewers served with garlic aioli
Bruschetta of vine ripened tomato, boconccini and basil drizzled with balsamic syrup
Semi dried tomato and parmesan risotto balls with mango and peach chutney
MAIN: choice of…
Chicken breast pocketed with roasted peppers, feta and chives served on a sweet potato roesti, green beans and mustard cream sauce OR
Char grilled Tasmanian lamb served on desiree and mascarpone mash potato, wilted spinach drizzled with cabernet jus
DESSERT: BIG 7TH BIRTHDAY CAKE!
For more details or to book/pay for tickets: Contact Damien on 0418 511 562 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: New members or members who renew their m/ships on the night get a cute little baby ‘stress ball’ cow with rainbow logo AND other member benefits (see picture below).
Want to come to the Mardi Gras Parade in 2013? Pay your $100 deposit by 30 June and get THIS YEAR’S PACKAGE PRICES!
IDAHO = International Day Against HOmophobia & transphobia
Please join us between 10.00am & 4.00pm in the Maude Street Mall (Shepparton).
Thursday17 May is International Day Against HOmophobia & transphobia (IDAHO).
To celebrate diversity and raise awareness of homophobia’s continued existence within society (and thus aid in its eradication) UnitingCare Cutting Edge’s “Diversity Project” is making some noise.
Visit us on the stage in the mall – post your message of love & support for your GLBTIQ loved ones, family members & friends using one of our colourful postcards – say “homophobia is NOT okay”.
Be entertained by local musicians and grab some info about local programs and initiatives available for the GLBTIQA community in-and-around Greater Shepparton. Buy some fundraising merchandise too!
Want to perform on the stage? Looking for more info? Contact Damien on 0437 134 625 or Jim/Jamie Lea on 03 5821 5488
GV Pride members & friends will be heading to Bendigo for one of our favourite regional GLBTIQA events, the “Bendigo Queer Film Festival” – please join us! Check-out the films/times HERE – we’re taking a mini-bus over Friday afternoon 20 April departing approx. 5.30pm and will head home Sunday evening. We’ve organised an accommodation package too – please let us know ASAP if you’re keen @ $60pp/night … queen/double/single available, shared town-house
Bendigo Queer Film Festival (BQFF) is now in its 9th year. We are very proud to be 1 of the few regional centres Australia wide which hosts its very own film festival celebrating the genre queer. It is the only 1 in regional Vic. and 1 of 3 queer film festivals to be held in a regional Australian city.
The BQFF is about providing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) people, the general community living in Central Victoria and those who visit the region, with cultural and artistic opportunities.
Held over a weekend the festival presents high quality Australian and International short and feature length films. To cater for our audience tastes we offer features and short film packages tailored to male and female patrons as well as a feature and shorts package with general appeal. BQFF is indebted to the Melbourne Queer Film Festival for curating the film selection on our behalf and for their assistance in organising the festival.
‘Queer Country’ is an outstanding exhibition of visual art by regional artists. The exhibition runs alongside the festival for the weekend.
Friends Alike of Bendigo (FAB), our local LGBTI social support group, host the Opening Night Party. An infamous evening of eclectic dance grooves, entertainment and a chance to catch up with friends or make new ones.
Each year a high profile member of the LGBTI community is approached to be patron of BQFF. As patron they officially open the festival and present an oratory at the Patron’s event. Past patrons have inc. Judy Small, Rodney Croome, Sue-Ann Post, Anton Enus, Kristy Edmunds & Sarah Ward.
Bendigo Queer Film Festival is recognised as a significant event by the LGBTI community and by the City of Greater Bendigo. We are indebted to the businesses which support the festival through sponsorship or advertisement.
The festival is the responsibility of a remarkable, hardworking board of volunteers.