Pride Night 2022

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Active Monash is excited to announce it will be hosting its second annual Pride Night to promote inclusive and accessible physical activity for the LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual and other sexually or gender diverse) community and their allies.

Pride Night aligns with our strategic plan to ensure the City of Monash and Active Monash is a place where inclusion, diversity and uniqueness are welcomed, respected and celebrated. The night will see Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre open its doors to all to celebrate PRIDE! Everyone is invited to come and experience our facilities in a friendly and inclusive environment.

Active Monash is committed to providing a safe and social environment where LGBTIQA+ community members can access health and fitness services to Participate Your Way.

This year many of the Active Monash team have completed additional LGBTIQA+ training. This has ensured that staff have the awareness to support and grow the ongoing use of Active Monash facilities by the LGBTIQA+ community. We have listened to the valuable feedback of last year’s participants and are looking forward to another successful event.

Activities include:

  • Live DJ
  • Group Fitness classes - see timetable and booking information
  • Training tutorials with Active Monash Gym Instructors
  • Learn to float class
  • Lap Club
  • Water safety activities
  • Wave pool beach party
  • Gym access
  • Access to indoor pools
  • Spa and sauna
  • and MORE!!

The event is from 7pm until 10pm on Saturday 30 April 2022.

Entry to Pride Night will be FREE – Bookings required

Group Fitness Timetable

Bookings for classes required - Call 9265 4888 to book a class

  • 7.15pm - Aqua with Simone and Jan - Pretty in Pink 
  • 7.30pm – Zumba Masterclass with Dhakshi, Mimi and Brendan - Feathers and boas 
  • 7.45pm – Total Body Strength with Adam - Camo theme
  • 8.00pm – Cycle (30 minutes) with Shehara - Fluro theme (dress to impress)
  • 8.30pm – Yoga with Sharon - Unwind and Relax

  

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Pride Night - Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we hosting Pride Night?

We want to open the doors of the centre and celebrate the LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual and other sexually or gender diverse) community within City of Monash. While we welcome the community every day, we want to invite those who may not feel comfortable/safe attending the centre in our standard hours to come and see the space, try the facilities, and talk to our team about how you can Participate Your Way every day of the year.

Who can attend?

This event is to celebrate our wonderful LGBTIQA+ community and we welcome LGBTIQA+ people as well as their friends and allies to attend and join in the fun!

Are children welcome?

Children of rainbow families and LGBTIQA+ children are welcome to the event.  There are policies in place for all patrons of the facility to have a safe and enjoyable time. They include our Watch Around Water policy , as well as age limits for facilities like the Warm Water Exercise Pool, Spa, Sauna, Steam Room, and the Health Club. 

Do I need to register or buy tickets?

Pride Night is a free event. Registration isn’t mandatory, but is encouraged.

Please register your interest on the form above or book a class

Can I bring alcohol, or buy alcohol at Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre?

Pride Night is a strictly alcohol-free event. You can BYO non-alcoholic drinks or buy drinks from our café on the ground floor.

What amenities will be available on the night?

Our change facilities at Active Monash include all gender and male and female change rooms (we support our members and guest to access the change facility that they identify with) all with access to sanitary bins. 

We also have accessible change rooms, family change rooms and our all gender change village – consisting of rinse showers, cubicles, and male / female group change rooms.

Why is inclusion important at Active Monash?

Our vision at Active Monash is 'Participate Your Way'.

We want to provide a service to our community year-round that means anyone can access our centres to be the best version of themselves.

We believe in removing barriers to support the highly diverse municipality to get active, connect with community and live a healthy life, both physically and mentally.

Pride Night is one of our ways of being inclusive by providing a safe space for the LGBTIQA+ community, their families and anyone who identifies as an ally.

What can I wear?

Please ensure if you are participating in any health club classes or using the gym, you are wearing appropriate gym clothing (closed toe shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a gym towel and water bottle). If you are participating in the aquatic activities, we ask that you do not wear denim, any items with zips, or long loose clothing such as long skirts.

Will the event be photographed?

We will be taking photographs and video footage on the night to celebrate the event. These items will be used in websites and on social media. If you are uncomfortable with being included in any of our photos or videos, that’s ok! Just let one of the team know. 

Will this event be culturally safe?

Every effort is being made to ensure safety of all participants throughout the event. We are providing training to our team to best support participant needs, as well as clear conditions of entry. If you have any concerns, please speak to the team who will do their best to assist you.

Which pools and facilities will be available?

We will be opening the entire facility to guests, with many great activities and options for all to enjoy.

We have pools for exercise, play, and learning to swim, as well as a spa, steam room and sauna for relaxation and recovery. In the gym you will find cardio equipment, free weights and pin- loaded machines. Please note: The gym, spa and sauna are only open to people aged 16 years and over.

For more information about our aquatic spaces, please see our pool facilities.

 

Is the facility accessible?

Active Monash prides itself on having a wide range of fitness options suitable for people with a disability. MARC is a two-level, accessible venue with reserved access parking at the front of the centre.

There are four individual all gender, accessible change spaces in the pool hall. As well as a further two accessible change rooms with hoist and three accessibility bathrooms across our dry facilities.

Will security be available throughout the event?

Security will be present on the night to ensure all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience. Should you feel unsafe at any time or have any concerns, please approach one of our friendly staff members who will be happy assist you. We will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour and per our established conditions of entry, any individual disturbing the enjoyment of other users on the night will be asked to leave.

 

 

 

 

  

When

  • Saturday, 30 April 2022 | 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location

Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 626 Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley 3150  View Map

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