News and Events

  • March 8 – Vivek Shraya & Queer Songbook Orchestra

    All are welcome to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day and the closing of Brock University LGBTQ+ Pride Week.

    Friday, March 8  I  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Recital Hall  I  FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
    250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines

    Tickets Regular Admission $20  I  Student Admission $13

    Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, and film. Her best-selling new book, I’m Afraid of Men, was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel,” and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part Time Woman, was included in CBC’s list of Best Canadian Albums of 2017. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books.

    A Polaris Music Prize nominee and four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, was featured on The Globe and Mail’s Best Dressed list, and has received honours from The Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Publishing Triangle. She is currently a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.

    The Toronto based Queer Songbook Orchestra are a 12-piece chamber pop ensemble, dedicated to exploring and uplifting queer narrative through the lens of popular music, while reimagining the traditional concert experience. Formed in 2014 the QSO are made up of many of the top musicians in Canada from across the classical, pop and jazz spectrum, and have performed all across Canada and been featured at many of the countries top performing arts festivals. The QSO have played venues ranging from the National Arts Centre to the St. John’s Farmers Market, with innumerable stops in between. The QSO are a highly collaborative ensemble and have worked with many guest artists and arrangers including Beverly Glenn Copeland, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Owen Pallett, Cris Derksen, and high school students across Canada.

    For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

    To purchase tickets, visit the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre website.

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  • Dec. 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

    You are invited to join us for this special event

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  • Nov. 22 – Special Guest Speaker for Trans Day of Remembrance

    Join us for a special presentation in honour of Trans Day of Remembrance featuring guest speaker

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  • Yosif Al-Hasnawi Inaugural Memorial Lecture- PROMOTING RACIAL JUSTICE IN HEALTH CARE

    Yosif Al-Hasnawi Inaugural Memorial Lecture



    Date: Monday October 22nd from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m

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