Not Ladylike Events

Group of 13 people dressed in summer outdoor clothing in a clearing surrounded by a grove of deciduous trees

Our best chance at surviving and thriving in the next few decades is by sticking together. We are building a resilient, caring community one conversation at a time.

Not Ladylike Hikes

Every weekend we meet at a trailhead in the Edmonton area and walk together for one hour. You set your own pace, with no pressure to race to the finish line. Rain, or shine, or snow, come explore our beautiful city and ease into your weekend with good folks.

Full Moon Picnics

Every couple of months, on or around the full moon, we meet up in a local park to watch the moonrise. There will be snacks and optional rituals to explore in a safe space.

Climate Chats

Held once per month, Climate Chats offer an opportunity to share, listen and connect with folks who are concerned about climate change and its impact on individual, local and global levels.

Trash Walk

Held primarily throughout Earth Month (April), meet the Not Ladylike Community in various parks and playgrounds throughout Edmonton to pick up trash. Bags and gloves will be provided, and we have a few grabbers to borrow.

Art Night

On hiatus indefinitely. Thank you again to everyone who contributed to Art Night over the years. You made it great!

All of our Community events are designed with sober, queer, disabled and other vulnerable folks in mind, and we are committed to improving our accessibility for those groups and individuals. Everyone is welcome to attend, but we will not tolerate hate speech, negative remarks about another person’s body or skin colour, climate change denialism, or anti-vaxx propaganda. We encourage masking for all indoor events, to keep everyone as safe as possible. Please do not attend an in-person event if you are sick.

I very much appreciate being part of Art Night. I like to sit in comfort at home to craft and chat with other like minded people and it has been my pleasure to interact with others and to see what kind of crafts everyone does.

– Val

I love that Art Night is still continuing virtually. It helps me get some crafty fun projects completed by providing a scheduled time and support. They are an amazing group of people and I love seeing all the fun things people are working on

— Krista Lee

Not Ladylike is based out of Treaty 6 territory and is the homeland of Metis Nation 4. Many First Nations and Indigenous peoples have gathered here and their continued presence has enriched and built the place I am proud to call home. As I work to build a community here, I am actively aware of how we are in relationship with the land and the larger community of human and non-human beings. This land acknowledgement not only seeks to recognize Indigenous peoples impact on these lands, but to actively reject a colonialist view that the lands offer only a resource to be used and extracted. The land is a part of us, a part of me. I want to thank the land for providing a backdrop to my fondest memories. It is integral to my personal history, story and wellbeing. And therefore integral to the Not Ladylike Community. Through this Community I want to help other folks connect with each other as they connect with this space and time that we occupy. And I want to ensure that we steward the land so our children and their children and so on, have the opportunity to enjoy it as well.