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2018 - 2019 - Rentals


by Various Artists
June 13, 2019 – June 15, 2019
The world’s longest running queer performance festival is still going strong…

The WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY Festival has featured national and international queer icons, up & comers, and a mind-blowing variety of talent since 1997. Over the course of 20 years the festival has raised close to half a million dollars for LGBTQ2S charities across Canada.

This year the Foundation is thrilled to be supporting the Shining Mountains Two Spirit Renewal Project in Red Deer, Alberta. Shining Mountains is an aboriginal centre that provides services that address homelessness, suicide prevention, domestic violence, addiction, healthy lifestyles, self-sufficiency, advocacy, HIV/AIDS and/or HCV. Proceeds from the festival this year will go directly to fund the Two Spirit Renewal project with an emphasis on helping LGBTQ2S youth.


The line up for Mainspace Theatre is:
BILLY NEWTON-DAVIS – “The Music of My Life” – Thursday June 13 – 7:30 PM
Randy Roberts Live – Thursday, June 13 – 9:30 PM
The El-Salomons – Friday, June 14 -7:30 PM
The Ethnic Rainbow Show – Friday, June 14 – 9:30 PM
Ian Harvie – Saturday, June 15 – 7:30 PM
Shawnee – Saturday, June 15 – 9:30 PM
More festival performers TBA!
Tickets for the Gayla Gala Wed. June 12:
$300.00 Individual
$3,000.00 for a group of 12
Gala tickets available online at
(Tax receipts available in accordance with CRA rules and regulations).
Festival Tickets June 13-15:
Pay what you want: $5, $10, $20, $50 (Free to those who lack funds)
The festival is generously presented by Sokoloff Personal Injury Lawyers
with more generous support from:
Gold Sponsors Bank of Montreal and Cineplex Entertainment, Silver Sponsor The P. Austin Family Foundation
Media Sponsor Comedy Network
The festival is produced pro bono for the We’re Funny That Way Foundation by Ford Cassella Productions, Executive Producers Maggie Cassella and Katie Ford.
Cast and Crew
Writer – Various Artists