Laurie Lesk, Director
Laurie is the founding director of the Society and co-editor of Pride Guide. A Nice Jewish Girl from Cote St. Luc, Laurie worked for many years as a composer and music director for theatre in Montreal and later Vancouver. She has written and co-written several musicals for young people, specifically, which have been produced at venues such as Arts Umbrella, and has worked with young people from ages six to nineteen in a variety of settings, including theatre, choirs, youth groups and arts and culture events.
In 2015, after identifying an absence of young people at LGBTQ2 events, Laurie decided to go out and find them. She believes change happens one person at a time, and for the last two years has spoken to numerous LGBTQ2 youth, health care providers, business owners, community services workers and many more to help create a safer and more welcoming community for LGBTQ2 youth on the Sunshine Coast. In 2017, Laurie received a commendation from the SCRD for her work with Sunday in the Park with Pride Society in its “continuing effort to give the LGBTQ2 community an easier path to follow, build on and transform.”
We have two new directors coming on board. To be announced shortly.