KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE

Who’s New in the ArQuives?

Who’s New in the ArQuives?

Who’s New in the ArQuives?

A Spotlight on the Gala Committee

By Carmen Tang

The ArQuives’ gala is an energizing evening of creative costumes, contemporary cuisine, dancing, and live auction, bringing together LGBTQ2+ community members, politicians, labour advocates, business professionals, artists, and allies, representing various industries, organizations, and companies. The annual gala has been held for 6 years now and each year it requires months of preparation by our dedicated volunteers. Each year the Gala Committee comes together to create a theme, find sponsors, plan the events’ visuals and materials, sell tickets, organize catering and supplies, and put together a magical, fun night!

This year the 2019 Metamorphosis Gala embraces this spirit of transformation, celebrating 40 years of the central role of The ArQuives in the dynamic evolution of LGBTQ2+ culture. Meet some of our volunteers who helped to make this year’s gala beyond successful:

Linda Quattrin (Gala Committee – Writer/Editor):

Linda Quattrin (Gala Committee – Writer/Editor)
Linda Quattrin (Gala Committee – Writer/Editor)

Linda Quattrin is a writer, editor and Vespa enthusiast. She leads the communications team at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and has a long-standing appreciation for librarians and archivists, having once married one and been best friends for decades with another. With an undergrad in zoology, she has a deep appreciation for the taxonomy and discipline required to bring order to informational chaos. Her first career was as a newspaper reporter in Winnipeg.

“Stories are how we connect with the world. I love the idea of a writer or creator of some kind uncovering those untold stories found deep in The ArQuives. The more creative, curious people who can explore this incredible collection, the richer and stronger our community will be.”

Randal Boutilier (Gala Committee – Graphic Designer):

Randal Boutilier (Gala Committee – Graphic Designer)
Randal Boutilier (Gala Committee – Graphic Designer)

Randal Boutilier is Founder & Principal of 12thirteen (12thirteen.com) – a studio that focuses on effective graphic design solutions for the non-profit and performing arts sectors – with clients that include the Canadian Women’s Foundation and York University. He is also Creative Director at Openly (changeopenly.com), a group of talented people who work together to measure, share knowledge, and amplify social impact. As a board member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), he has organized networking events for freelancers and mentorship sessions for students. When a particular cause hits his heart, he loves to volunteer his design skills to help elevate communication materials for events and initiatives. 

“I first learned about The ArQuives through the Flashback Gala, and quickly discovered that the voice of the LGBTQ2+ community is always at the leading edge of positive social change. When the opportunity arose to volunteer on the committee for The Metamorphosis Gala, I leapt at the chance to work with a group of people who were community-engaged and creatively engaging. The design process was a tremendous moment to learn more about the unique collections at The ArQuives and find ways to share my sliver of learnings with a wider audience. I’m hooked – and I want to learn and do more!”

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Connect with us...

Who’s New in the ArQuives?

Who’s New in the ArQuives?

A Spotlight on the Gala Committee

By Carmen Tang

The ArQuives’ gala is an energizing evening of creative costumes, contemporary cuisine, dancing, and live auction, bringing together LGBTQ2+ community members, politicians, labour advocates, business professionals, artists, and allies, representing various industries, organizations, and companies. The annual gala has been held for 6 years now and each year it requires months of preparation by our dedicated volunteers. Each year the Gala Committee comes together to create a theme, find sponsors, plan the events’ visuals and materials, sell tickets, organize catering and supplies, and put together a magical, fun night!

This year the 2019 Metamorphosis Gala embraces this spirit of transformation, celebrating 40 years of the central role of The ArQuives in the dynamic evolution of LGBTQ2+ culture. Meet some of our volunteers who helped to make this year’s gala beyond successful:

Linda Quattrin (Gala Committee – Writer/Editor):

Linda Quattrin (Gala Committee – Writer/Editor)
Linda Quattrin (Gala Committee – Writer/Editor)

Linda Quattrin is a writer, editor and Vespa enthusiast. She leads the communications team at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and has a long-standing appreciation for librarians and archivists, having once married one and been best friends for decades with another. With an undergrad in zoology, she has a deep appreciation for the taxonomy and discipline required to bring order to informational chaos. Her first career was as a newspaper reporter in Winnipeg.

“Stories are how we connect with the world. I love the idea of a writer or creator of some kind uncovering those untold stories found deep in The ArQuives. The more creative, curious people who can explore this incredible collection, the richer and stronger our community will be.”

Randal Boutilier (Gala Committee – Graphic Designer):

Randal Boutilier (Gala Committee – Graphic Designer)
Randal Boutilier (Gala Committee – Graphic Designer)

Randal Boutilier is Founder & Principal of 12thirteen (12thirteen.com) – a studio that focuses on effective graphic design solutions for the non-profit and performing arts sectors – with clients that include the Canadian Women’s Foundation and York University. He is also Creative Director at Openly (changeopenly.com), a group of talented people who work together to measure, share knowledge, and amplify social impact. As a board member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), he has organized networking events for freelancers and mentorship sessions for students. When a particular cause hits his heart, he loves to volunteer his design skills to help elevate communication materials for events and initiatives. 

“I first learned about The ArQuives through the Flashback Gala, and quickly discovered that the voice of the LGBTQ2+ community is always at the leading edge of positive social change. When the opportunity arose to volunteer on the committee for The Metamorphosis Gala, I leapt at the chance to work with a group of people who were community-engaged and creatively engaging. The design process was a tremendous moment to learn more about the unique collections at The ArQuives and find ways to share my sliver of learnings with a wider audience. I’m hooked – and I want to learn and do more!”

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

News Categories

CONTACT US


Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.