Mix & Mingle: Back, back, back again!     

what

Mix & Mingle: Back, back, back again!     

where

Ottawa Art Gallery rooftop terrace—50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON K1N 0C5

when

08.17.22
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In-person events are back! Get ready to Mix & Mingle with us and Capital Pride at the Ottawa Art Gallery rooftop terrace.

About this event

Join us as we kick off our first in-person Mix & Mingle in over two years! 

Celebrate community coming together and supporting causes like mental health, youth homelessness, and diversity and inclusion on Wednesday, August 17 from 5:30 to 9:00 PM at the Ottawa Art Gallery. GenNext Mix & Mingles are a great way to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while or meet new people who care about the causes that matter to you.  

This Mix & Mingle is all about Pride! Come dressed in whatever makes you feel best.   

We know that Pride is so much more than bright colours and a bangin’ playlist. So, we also want to make room at our event for conversation and talk about what we can do to make sure everyone in our region feels safe, supported, and celebrated. Join us for a Q&A panel with our pals at Capital Pride, light snacks and drinks, plus a few surprises (and maybe even prizes???).  

We're thrilled to announce our musical guest, Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya!

Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya
Photo credit: Petra van Eeghen

Born in Sri Lanka, raised on Prince Edward Island, and based in Ottawa, Amanda (she/they) writes enchanting and heartbreaking experimental-folk music. Blending in her folk roots – from both islands that raised her, she builds sentient walls of sound that help you grieve and love, making you feel both nostalgic and at home, all at once. With a voice like honey, Amanda breaks your heart open, only to make you feel whole again.

Connect with Amanda:

Meet our Capital Pride panelists

Cameron Jette edit

Cameron Jette (he/they) is one of the co-chairs of the Capital Pride Youth Committee, which he has been a part of since 2021. He is also currently one of the Accessibility Team Leads for the 2022 Festival, and formerly held the position of Volunteer and Events Coordinator for the Summer 2019 and Winter 2020 festivals.

Cameron is studying Child and Youth Care at Algonquin College, and pursuing a career in Youth Mental Health, and Community Development. He is also a local disabled drag performer and small business owner, who is passionate about accessibility, community, and building bridges between their many unique identities and communities.

Gillian Fenwick edit

Gillian Fenwick (they/she) is one of the co-chairs of the Capital Pride Youth Committee, which they have been a part of since 2019.

She is a public servant who just graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Public Administration and Feminist & Gender Studies.

Gillian is passionate about Sapphic literature and intersectional feminism.

Get your tickets

Tickets are $15 each and all proceeds go back into the community to support GenNext’s causes.

Your ticket includes access to snacks provided by FoodWorks, an Operation Come Home program with a mission to prevent homeless youth from becoming homeless adults. Drinks will be available at this event, but please note they are offered at an additional cost.

Please contact us at gennext@unitedwayeo.ca if you want to attend this event, but are experiencing financial barriers.

A BIG thank you to our sponsors Capital Pride, Ottawa Art Gallery, Top Shelf Distillers, and Dominion City Brewing Co. for making our return to in-person events possible!

This event will follow the latest local public health guidelines on COVID-19.

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