March 14 is not only a chance to nod at the mathematical constant π, but also presents an opportunity to show public, intentional, and explicit (PIE) support for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in the community.  

First United Church and Southwest Sask. Pride are partnering up for a Pride Cafe on Saturday (March 16) in Swift Current for Pie Day, also known as National Affirming Day. 

Stacie Noble-Wiebe, chair of the Affirming Ministry Group at First United Church, is excited to show public support for the southwest queer community. 

“With increasingly vocal groups in society spreading disinformation about the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and doing othering of them, we just wanted to really show them that they have support locally,” she said. “And figure out an event where we can invite other people who also feel that same way to come out and show Southwest Sask. Pride that we stand beside them, not just Saturday but every day.” 

The come-and-go event will be held at the Pride Drop-in Centre from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with tons of fun ways to celebrate allyship and pride.  

Pie will be available by donation and anyone popping in can expect activities for both adults and children, including puzzles, trivia, colouring pages, and even a graffiti wall for creative art or positive messages.  

All funds raised at the Café will go toward covering the costs of maintaining the Pride Drop-in Centre to continue providing a safe, supportive space for local 2SLGBTQIA+ members.  

“It's about showing our support, not just quietly saying you're welcome to be part of things but being very public and clear in our support,” Noble-Wiebe added.