Welcome to Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan
Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan is pleased to be delivering the 7th annual leadership retreat for gender variant and allied youth this summer in Saskatoon, August 13 – 16, 2015. Planning is already underway. Please browse through this website to find out more about Camp fYrefly.
If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in attending camp, become a volunteer, youth leader, or delivering a workshop at the camp, please visit the Applications section of this website.
Please make special note of the following application due dates:
- Applications to be a Workshop Leader/Presenter: April 15, 2015
- Applications to be a Youth Leader: June 1, 2015
- Applications to be an Adult Volunteer: June 1, 2015
- Applications to be a Camper: June 15, 2015 (Camper Applications will be online May 1, 2015)
If there is something you do not find on this website and have questions or would like to know more about volunteer, sponsorship, or donation opportunities, please email planning committee co-chair, Tony Bidulka, at email@example.com.
Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Roughriders News Release
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR LIFE SKILLS CAMP FOR SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITY YOUTH
THE SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS ALIGN WITH CAMP FYREFLY
Read the News Release
2015 Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan Artist-In-Residence
We are pleased to have a nationally recognized, local rock and jazz musician join us as the 2015 Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan Artist-in -Residence.
Megan Lane is a rock musician from Saskatoon, SK who earned her status as a prodigious guitarist with a commanding voice from her pre-teen years on. From her early days cutting her teeth at all-ages blues jams to a decade working as a full-time musician touring the country and honing her writing and performance skills, Lane emerged as one of Canada’s most surprising guitarists with her fourth release Sounding the Animal (2014). Lane’s cut-to-the-bone guitar solos and unbridled voice are set loose amidst the analog tones of classic rock and the punchy synthetic textures of today.
“Someday We Will Leave this Town” (co-written with Rae Spoon) stood its ground on the top end of CBC Radio 3’s top 30 chart (R3-30) for 7 consecutive weeks (Oct 13 – Nov 24, 2014) and was awarded “Rock Song of the Year” by Vancouver’s RightOutTV 2014 Music & Video Awards. The lead single’s popularity was boosted by a quirky professional music video featuring members from the furry sub-culture and a cameo from Tom Wilson (of Blackie & the Rodeo Kings fame) posing as a maniacal hunter.
Sounding the Animal is preceded by three albums: Bow & Drill the Spark (2009), Wrapped in Plastic (2006), and Purple and Blue (2004), which was nominated for Outstanding Blues recording by the Western Canadian Music Awards. Winning awards and grants from FACTOR, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, CreativeSask, and Rawlco Radio, Lane’s recordings have received national airplay on CBC Radio, SiriusXM’s Press Play, various Canadian rock stations, and charted on college stations.
Lane’s recordings are interpreted through an enthralling live show. A multi-instrumentalist, one might also catch her live making rounds on all of the instruments on stage from keys to drums. She’s appeared on the bills of Guitarmania, the Calgary International Blues Festival, the Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Canada Day on Parliament Hill, and many popular summer music festivals. Lane’s performances have been nationally broadcast on CBC television and CTVs Good Morning Canada. Lane has shared the stage with Buffy St. Marie, Jeremy Fisher, and solo-battled Colin James in front Queen Elizabeth the II and Joni Mitchell.
Rock on: Lane’s provocative music and cerebral performances never go unnoticed. And neither will her attendance at Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan 2015, where Megan will spend the weekend working with youth, delivering workshops and, no doubt, leading a rousing songfest or two.
Camp fYrefly was founded in 2004 at the University of Alberta (www.fYrefly.ualberta.ca) and is Canada’s largest, volunteer-based, summer leadership retreat for sexual minority and gender variant (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning) and allied youth.
2008, in partnership with the Faculty of Education, University of Regina
and the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, committees
of dedicated volunteers were formed by Anthony Bidulka and Herb McFaull
to bring Camp fYrefly to Saskatchewan. Learn more....