• About Us

    Snow Pride of Canada is a not-for profit registered Federally 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. In addition to this, Snow Pride continues to give back and support our local communities, by taking part in Ottawa Capital Pride's "Winter Pride", sponsoring entertainment at Mont-Ste Marie's annual VELO FEST each summer, participating in the Ottawa Capital Pride Parade and by making contributions to other LGBTQ2 friendly organizations.

  • The Team

    The Snow Pride of Canada team that leads our organization!

    Jamie Haight

    Founder, Director

    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 Finlay

    Co-Founder, Director

    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 artistic 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

    Co-Founder, Director

    John brings to Snow Pride over two decades of expertise in DJ, radio and event production industries. As former venue owner/operator, 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 Montgomery Center/Jay Peak, VT his home away from home.

    Treasurer, Director

    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, where he oversees public relations, event coordination and external communications .