…They want you. They want you as a new recruit!
Anyone who’s seen Pride parade in the last ten years have seen the Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps, Toronto’s gay and lesbian colour guard. Since 1994, they’ve wowed crowds from Montreal to St Catherines with their camp and flashy routines at straight and gay functions alike (Montreal/Toronto Pride, Oshawa Santa Clause parade, Welland Rose parade). This Torontoist remembers the roar of the mob when the group crested Bloor and Yonge at Pride – ROTC knows how to get the crowd going!
If you were the geek that sat on the sidelines and thought “I could do that…” but were too shy to try out, then here’s your chance to wave your stuff at millions of people: ROTC is looking for a few good queer and queer friendly men and women for their performance troupe and will be holding an open house this Sunday, September 24th at Church Street Public School (corner of Church and Alexander Streets) from 1pm to 3pm. A bit unsure of your skill? If you show some dedication, the group will get first time performers up to parade-quality with attentive, patient instructors. Or you can volunteer for support staff: they’re always looking for someone to drive their truck or sew fabulous new flags.