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The Friendly Spike Theatre Band invites you to join us at:

Mad Pride Weekend And Psychiatric Survivor Pride Day

A Community Arts Festival,  A Celebration of Liberation

July 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 /2003

For information and registration call:  (416) 516 4740friendlyspike@globalserve.net

All of the events are free or pay what you can

Day One - Fri. July 11, 2003

Event One (1)  1:00pm to 3:00pm

City Hall Community Room #2,

100 Queen Street W. :

"Opening Ceremonies"

Reading of the proclamation, hurrahs from community leaders, entertainment, and the meet and greet.

Event Two (2)  3:00pm to 4:00pm

City Hall, Community Room #2:

"What's In A Date?"

Geoffrey Reaume discusses the history of Psychiatric Survivor Pride Day and the significance of International  Mad Pride Day centering on July 14, the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille in 1789 in the early days of the French Revolution.

Event Three (3) 4:30pm to 7:30pm at Friendly Spike
Ruth Ruth's B-day B.B.Q. hosted by chef Dawn D'Cruz

Event Four (4)  8:00pm to 10:00pm

#210 -2466 Dundas St. W:

"A Common Cause" Workshop Performance

Come and take part in Friendly Spike's new show based on a real and rather bizarre psychiatric review board hearing. This reality based production encourage audience members to take part

- Just N of Dundas West Subway, East Side

Day Two - Sat. July 12, 2003

Event One (1) 10:30am to 12:30noon

St Joseph's House, #6 St. Joseph St.:

"Kundalini Yoga and Light Brunch"

Come and experience the spiritual side of life.

-One bl n. of Wellesley, West of Yonge.

Event Two (2) 1:00pm to 5:00pm

City Hall, Community Room #2,

100 Queen Street W.:

" Finding Direction: The anti-psychiatry movement takes stock "

A workshop to determine the goals and directions of the anti-psychiatry movement for the next decade. Facilitated by Bonnie Burstow and Don Weitz

Event Three (3) 8:00pm to 10:00pm

#210 -2466 Dundas St. W.:

"A Common Cause" Workshop Performance

Come and take part in Friendly Spike's new show based on a real and rather bizarre psychiatric review board hearing. This reality based production encourages audience members to take part.

-Just N of Dundas West Subway, East Side

Day Three - Sun. July 13, 2003

Event One (1) 9:30am to 2:30pm

Meet At Old Mill Subway:

"Inner City Nature Hike"

Street to Trail Executive Director and pro-hiker, Paul Mackle,  takes us for a peaceful non-strenuous hike through three major connecting city parks.

Event Two (2) 3:00pm to 7:00pm

14 Glendale Ave:

"Barb-B-Que at the Mythefish Museum"

Lady Alexandra hosts this spectacular gathering against the backdrop of the wild and wacky backyard garden at the eclectic Mythefish Museum. She will tell strange tales and encourage you to read a poem, sing a song, or even perform a short monologue.

-Roncesvalles and Queen W.

Event Three (3) 7:00pm to 7:45 PM

"Youth imPATIENTS" (at Friendly Spike Studio)
This production is a compilation  of dance, movement, poetry and scene work created by youth aged 15-25. They share with us their experience of accessing and navigating our healthcare system.
Directed by Lucy Costa

Event Four (4) 8:00pm to 10:00pm

#210 -2466 Dundas St. W.:

"A Common Cause" Workshop Performance

Come and take part in Friendly Spike's new show based on a real and rather bizarre psychiatric review board hearing. This reality based production encourages audience members to take part

-Just N of Dundas West Subway, East Side

Day Four - Mon. July 14, 2003

Event One (1) 12:00 Noon to 3:00pm

Parkdale Activity & Recreation Centre

#1497 Queen St. W.:                        

"Social Celebration at Parc"

Join the gang for a delicious meal and watch musicians, poets, storytellers and comics strut their stuff.

Event Two (2) 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Parkdale Library #1303 Queen St. W.:

"Social Activism On The Big Screen"

Independent video artists will present their documentaries with a short Q & A at the end of each film.

If you are an artist/activist with a  cause of your own this event is for you.

Event Three (3) 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meet at Queen and Shaw:

"Tour Of The Historical Patient Built Wall At 999"

Geoffrey Reaume will take people along the length of the historical west, south and east walls which were built by unpaid patients' labour in the late 1800's. This tour is one way of remembering many of these people who are forgotten no more.