Bow Valley College Pride Committee

The Bow Valley College Pride Committee is responsible for creating event and connection opportunities for the College's 2SLGBTQIA+ community including the first-ever Pride Month (formerly Pride Week) and BVC Pride Presents, a series of monthly events. Pride Week is a collaborative effort by Learner Success Services, SABVC, students, and employees from diverse Schools. Pride Month, taking place every October, is a collective celebration of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities at Bow Valley College.  

BVC Pride Presents: Where the Rivers Meet Two-Spirit presentation and social

April 11, 2024, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Iniikokaan Centre or virtually (link to be shared in advance) | Register here

Join the Bow Valley College Pride Committee, the Iniikokaan Centre, and the Centre For Sexuality for a lunchtime session through the Where the Rivers Meet program. Where the River Meets is aimed at creating community for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer individuals through various program offerings, including increasing visibility of Two-Spirit identities in Treaty 7, expanding knowledge of Two-Spirit identities through education, and finally increasing opportunities for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer individuals to connect with each other. This presentation is open to all Bow Valley College community members to learn about how we can all create a culture of respect for two-spirit individuals in our community and beyond.

The presentation will be followed by a social, where all Bow Valley College community members are invited to participate in beading led by Kurt Blind. Snacks will be provided.

Register here. Guests are encouraged to attend even if you cannot stay for the entire afternoon's programming.


Bow Valley College Pride Month - October 2024

Pride Month includes a series of weekly events and month-long opportunities to engage with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, information, and more. More information about all of the opportunities taking place on campus during Pride Month will be shared here close to the start of the Fall 2024 term. Past events have include but are not limited to an annual drag show, a flag scavenger hunt with a fabulous prize, resource booths, and a unique play performance.


Personal vs. Professional values

How to navigate personal and professional values when it comes to sexual diversity.


Personal gender pronouns

Bow Valley College is committed to respecting and validating gender identity and gender expression.

Gender identity expression

Understanding the differences between gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

2SLGBTQIA+ supports, services, and resources

Navigating your communities and the internet for support, allyship, and information can be challenging. We have compiled a list of 2SLGBTQIA+ resources to help direct you.




Click here to visit the 2SLGBTQIA+ supports & resources page

1. PROMOTION AND PROMOTIONAL PERIOD: To celebrate BVC Pride 2023, we will be running a social media contest during Pride Week. For this contest, students will be asked to take photos with the #BVCPride art piece on campus and share the photo with us on social media platforms using #BVCPride and #BVCNow. This promotion will be open and running from Monday, February 6 – Friday, February 10, 2023.

2. ELIGIBILITY: The promotion is open to all current domestic and international students at Bow Valley College (herein referred to as the “College” or “BVC”) actively enrolled in a program during the Winter 2023 term.

3. PRIZE: The College will provide five (5) chosen winners each with a tuition credit award worth $100 (one hundred dollars). The College will waive the cost of $100 of tuition and mandatory non-instructional fees for each winner.

4. QUALIFYING TO WIN: On or around February 13, 2023, BVC will draw, at random, five individuals from a pool of eligible contestants who enter the 2023 BVC Pride Social Media Photo Contest.

The College will confirm each drawee’s eligibility as defined in this document.. If a drawee is ineligible, their name will be discarded, and new draw conducted. If a drawee is eligible, they will be considered a Winner.

Winners will be asked to share their BVC email with the College Instagram account ( through an Instagram direct message. The College will not reach out with any other Instagram account. The College will then attempt to contact each Winner twice each via student email. If BVC cannot reach a Winner within five (5) calendar days of the drawing, receives no response from the Winner within five (5) calendar days, or the Winner declines the Prize, their eligibility will be canceled, and a new drawing will take place immediately.


a. By accepting the Prize, the Winner holds harmless and indemnifies the College, its employees, board, and third-party service providers of all liability related to the awarding and use of the Prize.

b. The Prize must be accepted as defined above. It is not available as a cash sum nor as a refund from the learner’s account. The Prize cannot be transferred to another program, or post-secondary institution.

c. The College retains the right to disqualify individual entrants if, in The College’s sole opinion, the entrant is suspected of attempting to manipulate the drawing or unfairly increase their chances of winning.

d. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible applicants who complete the survey.

e. The College is not liable for technological or connectivity issues should an applicant have trouble accessing the online survey.

f. The College reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions or to cancel the promotion at its sole discretion.

g. The administrative contact for this promotion is:

Bow Valley College
Senior Communication Specialist
Office of the President and Communications
345 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4V1
phone: 403-410-1402

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