This Friday, food and drinks provided from 9-10 for Notso players!! On that note, we wanted to take a quick sec and say thank you to @brokerlinkca. We couldn’t hold our Good Catch Mingle Night without an awesome partner like BrokerLink♥️
NOTSO PLAYERS, this Friday; Come mingle with folx from the other queer sports leagues in TO Location: O’Gradys (back patio) • From 9-10, the patio is booked exclusively for our league... meaning drinks and food will be covered for that hour. Yes, you heard me right. Please be sure to be there at 9:00 to be able to take advantage of this sweet sponsored deal by @bonnie_gallant. Save being fashionably late for another time • Regardless of your relationship status, we want everyone to come out to this event! Come alone, bring a partner, bring a friend - it doesn’t matter, just come out and have a good time • Looking to increase your social circle!? We will have stickers for folks to self identify their pronoun as well as what they’re looking for: • •friend vibes? • •consensual hook ups? • •maybe a little more? • • •We got you covered. If you would like to opt out of stickers altogether, that’s fine too • Remember consent is sexy...and mandatory! Leave your oppressive misogynistic, transphobic, racist, ableist behaviour at the door. This is a sex positive, body positive, queer space. If you’re feeling like our community values listed above aren’t being followed please find one of our collective members. They will be wearing clearly visible “COLLECTIVE” stickers and will be ready to run interference if someone is receiving unwanted attention and generally serve as go-to support people should any problems arise • This event takes place on occupied indigenous land belonging to the Anishinabeg, the Chippewa, the Huron-Wendat, the Haudeneosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River peoples.
Guess who’s back, back again? Shady? Nope. Backstreet? Nope! DIAMOND 1!! Hope everyone had a fabulous two weeks off - can’t wait to see everyone out there Sunday. It’s a scorcher so bring that H20 and slap on that SPF 🌝
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“Kick-off Pride Month with the @bluejays on Thursday, June 6 when Pride Night presented by TD returns to Rogers Centre. Beginning pregame and running up until the 8th inning, there will be interactive activities in the 200 level WestJet Flight Deck. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the first 15,000 fans to enter the stadium will receive a Blue Jays Rainbow Hooded Henley Giveaway.” . . Hope to see everyone in their @getrealmovement baseball T’s, if purchased and with their game faces on, we hope to snap a couple 📷📸! . . Also, Here’s the story from A-Z. After the game to keep the fun going, the rec room is having a spice queens event, and it’s free! . . https://www.facebook.com/events/430035904464967/?ti=icl
Pride is a celebration of inclusiveness and belonging, not unlike our mission at Notso. It is also a time for honouring the history of LGBTQ2A+ community, remembering the Stonewall Riots (link https://stonewallforever.org/), and recognizing just how far LGBTQ2A+ community has come but also how much further it needs to go. . . 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which led to the first ever Pride March in New York City. These events were catalysts for greatly advancing the rights of the LGBTQ2A+ community. . . The spirit of Pride encompasses unity, understanding, freedom, and being able celebrate who you are. We are excited to come together to recognize our LGBTQ2A+ members and continue the journey to create an impact for the community. . . Out does not always = Proud. You can be proud without being out. It’s okay to be closeted for your own safety. You are not any less valid if you’re not out. Your identity still matters if you’re not out. You’re not “lying” or “faking it” if you’re not out. It’s not “just a phase” if you’re not out. It’s okay if you aren’t sure of your sexuality yet, and aren’t comfortable coming out. You matter. You’re real. You’re valid. And you’re allowed to take time to figure yourself out. . . Throughout the month of June, Notso will be celebrating Pride in exciting ways: . . Trans March https://www.facebook.com/events/1147196462119588/ . . Dyke March https://www.facebook.com/events/2511791732178848/ . . Alternative Pride https://www.facebook.com/events/2376461469298638/ . . Look out for more posts on social/emails with the specifics from the Collective! The first Pride was a riot! . . Remember this message, and our trans and POC community members as we enjoy Pride all month long - The Notso Collective . . Artist credit: Jason Dollar (link: https://www.facebook.com/jasontdollar)
Big thanks to our 3 time sponsor @kathrynudasco and host @skrell86 for making our annual BBQ possible!! . . . This league couldn’t run without the help of amazing community members like these two 🥰
THEY’RE HERE 👊🥎✨ . . Pick up your purchased shirts this Saturday at our rooftop BBQ or this Sunday during games! (diamond 3, riverdale park West, from 10-2). . . Can’t wait to see everyone in these sweet sweet digs! @getrealmovement
LINK INK BIO!! . . Notso Amazon is excited to announce our first ever reserved section at the Blue Jays Pride game, 7:07pm June 6th. We have a full four rows in the 500 levels ready to be filled with all your lovely faces. . . Purchase your tickets to save on tax and sit with your crew. The rows will be filled in first come first serve order, so the quicker you get yours, the closer to the front you will be! . . The Blue Jays will also be giving away Rainbow Hoodies to the first 15,000 fans to enter the stadium so get there early to stand a chance and snagging one. . . When: 7:07pm, June 6th Price: $27 (Tax Incl.) Where: Section 518R, Rows 12 - 16 (We’ll be transferring all tickets w/ detailed instructions after the BBQ)
See all you Notso BBQuties this Saturday Afternoon ! ✨🍔🌝 . . . (We will try our best to accommodate all diets 🌱)
Friday May 24th! . . See everyone at @ogradysbarandrestaurantchurch , 8:30 ✨ . . More goodies to come 👀🙌
Save the date, and change your calendars people - we’ve moved our Rooftop BBQ to June 1st! What a way to kick off pride 🙂 . . Details to come 🍔
Interested in a shirt, but not sure your size? Swipe to check it out. 🔎 . . . Link in bio - last day to order is this Sunday! . . Can’t wait to see everyone support @getrealmovement and look good doing it!
IMPORTANT DIAMOND UPDATE: Riverdale West diamonds are currently unavailable due to unsafe or flooded conditions. We will be playing all games on the two Riverdale East diamonds this Sunday. (550 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2N6) . . https://goo.gl/maps/wdNkof6be8mtAW9u5 . . Unfortunately, this will change the length of games. Please see the updated schedule below: . . DIAMOND 5: 10:00-11:20 ~ Team 7 vs. Team 8 11:20-12:40 ~ Team 2 vs. Team 3 12:40-2:00 ~ Team 4 vs. Team 9 DIAMOND 6: 10:00-11:20 ~ Team 10 vs. Team 11 11:20-12:40 ~ Team 5 vs. Team 6 12:40-2:00 ~ Team 12 vs. Team 1 (No new innings after 11:10, 12:30, 1:50) . . We will be going to O’Grady’s after the game and encourage everyone to join us! (We could use the drink.) . . Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding! . . Please keep in mind even these fields are still quite wet, so please dress appropriately.We are hoping that in two weeks when the next games take place, the Riverdale West fields will be in much better condition! . . Any questions or concerns, please let us know. Collective members will also be on site at the diamonds to help with any questions/concerns tomorrow as well!
@getrealmovement X NOTSO AMAZON COLLABORATION . . Notso Amazon and the Get Real Movement have teamed up to bring our league an exclusive baseball tee! . . NO HOMOPHOBIA NO VIOLENCE NO RACISM NO SEXISM YES KINDNESS YES PEACE YES EQUALITY YES LOVE . . These values are intrinsic to our Notso Amazon League and the Get Real Movement! . . The proceeds from this shirt will go to Get Reals amazing cause - a Canadian non-profit focused on combating 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination and promoting acceptance in schools, summer camps, and workplaces. They accomplish this by offering inclusivity workshops to schools, camps, and businesses; and by providing leadership development through their university chapter network, and their high school after-school programs. Their programming aims to break down prejudice, promote unity, and foster compassion in our world! . . We're hoping this is the first of many collabs with Get Real! GET REAL excited Notsos, and stay excited - With shirts that look THIS great and a league full of players that look even BETTER, what better way to celebrate this collab then with a PHOTO SHOOT! (more details to come) . . Please follow the link below to order - last day to purchase is Sunday May 19th! (yes, that'll mean we'll have these bad ass shirts in hand when we attend the Blue Jays Pride night). . . LINK IN BIO 🌈✨❤️⚾️
Hey Notso’s... GET REAL excited - we have news coming - stay tuned @getrealmovement 👀🌈✨⚾️
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the seasons first skills clinic, especially the volunteers who helped facilitate! Hope some knowledge was spread :)... speaking of spread, please be sure to spread that sunscreen on next Sunday for game 1. Also a sneak peak of what our new Diamond 5 looks like - not too shabby!
UPDATE; John Snow knows nothing, but we know more than him!! . . Diamond 5 is in Riverdale East. (diamond 1&3 are on Riverdale West) . . Team reps will have a copy of updated permits for diamond 5 in case of any conflicts! . . Diamond 5 will also be where the rep/mentor orientation & skills clinic will take place this Sunday. . . Collective Members will be moving equipment over to Diamond 5 prior to games, and returning it to the shed after the games, but home teams are still responsible for set up/pack away. Please ensure you have some team mates arrive early if you are the home team at 10am, and ask players to stick around to help pack up if you're the home team at 12pm . . As always please reach out if you have any questions or concerns!