Entries by Jonathan Niemczak

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Pride Winnipeg Festival Appoints New President

The Pride Winnipeg Festival Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Muhammad Ahsan as the organization’s new President. “We’re exceptionally pleased that Muhammad has taken on this leadership role,” said Jonathan Niemczak, the outgoing President of the organization. “His broad knowledge of issues that affect our community, coupled with years of experience […]

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Pride President Stepping Down After a Decade of Service

Pride Winnipeg’s President is stepping after serving the organization for a decade. Jonathan Niemczak informed the Board of Directors on Thursday that he will be stepping down from the organization effective September 30, 2018. “It’s been a wild journey and I’m forever grateful for the experiences I’ve had with this amazing organization and passionate group […]

My First Pride Story

It was a hot summers day in Denver, the year was 2005 and my 16 year old eyes were wide with excitement. Not only was this going to be my first pride, but I had secured a spot in the parade through friends. We had a yellow Camaro ready to roar through the cheers of […]

2018 Community Feature: TD Bank

Happy Pride, Winnipeg!  As a proud supporter of the LGBTQ2+ community for more than a decade, TD is thrilled to support the 2018 Pride Winnipeg Festival and help drive change to create a more inclusive society. At TD, we recently launched The Ready Commitment, our new Global Corporate Citizenship platform which is helping open doors […]

My First Pride Story

This year I attended my first ever Pride as an ally. I have struggled a lot with myself and opening up to who I truly am. I come from a small town, that is based around their religious and conservative views. To even say you’re an ally of the community gave you dirty looks, never […]

My First Pride Story

I’m nearly 34. This has been my first year being open with myself about being bisexual. Before this year, I’d never attended Pride. I let social anxiety stop me from showing up as an ally. I almost let that anxiety get the better of me this year. I wanted to attend more than ever, because […]

My First Pride Story

My first Pride was today! 2018 will be my first full year being myself. I struggled with self acceptance, even now, but getting out there and seeing thousands of people all celebrating themselves was an incredible experience. I am just sad that it’s over and even more sad that I didn’t know there was more […]

My First Pride Story

My first time goin was fun and exciting and I can’t wait for more years to come even with my new gf she makes me happy

2018 Community Feature: CBC Manitoba

CBC Manitoba is proud to celebrate and participate in the Pride of the Prairies, Pride Winnipeg Festival. As the country’s national public broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada is woven into the fabric of the country, rooted in the communities we serve and committed to sharing stories as Canadians live them, each and every day. CBC Manitoba exists to make a difference […]