Snow Pride of Canada is a not-for profit registered organization, headed and operated entirely by volunteers from the Ottawa/Gatineau/Outaouais region.
•To provide exciting and unique opportunities for community building within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
•To bring together diverse backgrounds, uniting them under the common objective of acceptance and inclusion.
•To hold events that are tailored to enjoying an open, safe space for the LGBTQ2 community to meet, resulting in unique and memorable experiences.
•To create a stronger community bond among the LGBTQ2 community.
The Snow Pride yearly event takes place in late February at Mont Ste. Marie, Quebec. Conveniently located just over an hour from downtown Ottawa, and 2.5 hours from Montreal. It features the highest vertical drop in the Outaouais region of 1250 feet (3rd largest in Quebec). MSM offers a multitude of runs for various levels of skier. There are also trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Every year we hold "ICE BREAKER" at a local venue for drinks and munchies on Friday night. Everyone catches up and get ready for a great weekend!
On Saturday, along with skiing/boarding, MSM offers a variety of things to do throughout the day. In the afternoon we feature the "DRAG RACE" down the mountain in favourite "tickle trunk" attire. Then inside at The Ryan II, we have a huge Après Ski with prize giveaways and a live band!
Saturday night we hold our annual theme party inside the main lodge at Mont Ste-Marie. Each year it's different - so be sure to watch for the current year theme!
The Snow Pride of Canada team that leads our organization!
A resident of the Ottawa/Gatineau region since he was 10 years old, Jamie's vision for Snow Pride came together with a love of the Outaouais. His main desire was to include more of the same region in LGBTQ2 community events; a goal of bridging the two communities even closer, while supporting local businesses. He maintains a full time career in provincial service.
Peter brings to Snow Pride a vast creative expertise in producing Snow Ball, our yearly parade floats and works with accommodations providers for our main event each February. Peter's visions are seen in all aspects of our events from Snow Ball, to parades to our fundraising events. He maintains a full time career in the airline industry and is an avid alpine skier.
John A. Chamberlin
John brings to Snow Pride over two decades of expertise in DJ, radio and events production industries. As former venue owner, he heads up our Public Relations, Social Media and Sponsorship efforts, along with coordinating producer duties of Snow Ball each year. He maintains a full time career in the telecommunications industry, is an avid alpine skier and loves to "Ski The East", calling Jay Peak, VT his home away from home.
Stéphane is a lifelong resident of the greater Ottawa region and is a passionate advocate for the advancement of LGBTQ2 rights. He proudly supports Franco-Ontarian awareness and advancements in the Province. Stéphane spearheads all Snow Pride bilingualism efforts, and has a career with a Parliamentary institution.