Minden Pride gets new chair and plans for 2021

Minden Pride has announced a new chair for 2021 and will discuss its future during a Zoom meeting scheduled for Jan. 21.

Allan Guinan, in a Jan. 11 press release, said he has taken over the chair’s seat from David Rankin, who will remain on the committee after serving in the top job for the past three years.

A cottager in Minden Hills for more than 16 years, Guinan said he and his husband have built a new home and retired to the County. He said he brings many years of experience leading a successful Canadian design agency and has been actively involved in volunteer organizations at both the provincial and national levels.

“I have been involved with Minden Pride for two years,” Guinan said. “Initially as volunteer coordinator and most recently as secretary and member of the management team. I am passionate about promoting and engaging with the local LGBTQ2+ community and continuing to build on the success achieved by Minden Pride over the past five years.”

On behalf of the committee, he thanked Rankin for his leadership.

To introduce Guinan and the rest of the committee, and to bring the public up to date on its purpose, plan and activities for 2021 and beyond, Minden Pride is hosting a virtual town hall.

The Zoom meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register by Tuesday, Jan. 19 at info@mindenpride. ca.

“We invite you to participate so we can hear from you: what are we doing well, what could we do better, and what would you like to see us do going forward to support LGBTQ2+ and allies in our community?” Guinan said.

Minden Pride is a volunteer-driven, non-profit Haliburton County committee operating as part of Haliburton County Community Cooperative Inc. HCCC Inc.) and is comprised of residents and local business owners.

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