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14 | SEPTEMBER 3 -12 PRIDE JOIN THE CLUB Reigning Miss Club 200 Prairie Sky and past Miss Club 200 pageant winners Anita Stallion and Lita Takeela helped to rally support for the Garry Street nightclub during some of the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The club opened in 1988 and Allen Morrison has owned it for the past 20 years. He's a champion of the community, and the community showed him some love, helping the Miss Club 200 alumni raise more than $40,000 through their GoFundMe page. Want to support the club? Check out dinner menus and keep tabs on news and events at REEL PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL Pandemic or no, it's on with the show for the Reel Pride Film Festival. The Winnipeg Gay & Lesbian Film Society formed in 1985 and two years later, it joined forces with Plug In Gallery to mount its first festival. Today, the volunteer- run Reel Pride can boast it is Canada's longest-running international LGBTQ 2+ film festival. Live and online screenings are planned for the 2021 event, running Oct. 12-17. The festival has grown to include an art show and it will hold the 18th Canadian LGBTTQ Short Films Competition this fall. Winners of the 17th competition in 2020 were Jim Agapito for Bakla! (Jury Choice Top Manitoba Film Award), Jonathan Lawrence for Alter Boys (Audience Choice for Top Short Film) and Theola Ross for Bloodlines (Jury Choice Top Short Film). Learn more at CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 First presented in 1987, Reel Pride is now Canada's longest-running international LGBTQ 2+ film festival. Winning films in the 17th Canadian LG- BTTQ Short Films Competition: (Clockwise from top) Director Jim Agapito's Bakla!, Theola Ross's Bloodlines, and Jonathan Lawrence's Alter Boys.

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