Local 2SLGBTQIA+ community members were shown unwavering support in Swift Current at the Pie Day Pride Cafe over the weekend. 

Hosted by Southwest Sask. Pride and the Affirming Ministry group of First United Church, the event was centred around showing (p)ublic, (i)ntentional, and (e)xplicit support of the queer community. 

Treasurer of the Southwest Sask. Pride board, Dawn Caswell, was thrilled with the outcome on Saturday afternoon. 

“It's been fantastic, we've had a steady flow of people from the time we opened the doors," she said. “People are hanging around to stay and visit, and doing our crazy pie puzzle, too. Lots of fellowship, lots of conversation, lots of laughs. It's been wonderful.” 

Members of the Affirming Ministry and Southwest Sask. Pride board joined together at the drop-in centre to connect over games, activities, and of course, pie.  

The drop-in centre is currently open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. It operates as a space where individuals can find information and resources, music and games, or simply a safe space where they’ll be welcome and accepted.  

“We have a really close relationship with First United Church,” said Caswell. “It's been really great. We've been in contact for the last couple of years with regard to lots of things that we can do together or choose to do together. This has been maybe the most visible, most explicit, most intentional thing that we have done before." 

The two organizations hope to make next year’s Pie Day Pride Cafe an even bigger celebration.