Thursday, August 4, 2016:

  • 5pm—8pm · Let’s Talk about Sex… or Whatever!
    Each Thursday, a member of the ACO Gay Men’s Health Team and Gay Zone volunteers will be hanging out in the reception area with a table covered in safer sex supplies, resources, reading materials and other fun and interesting stuff. Ever have questions about why you should use lots of lube when you fuck? HIV disclosure/non-disclosure? Different types of condoms and lube? Feel free to grab one of the free coffees and have a chat!

  • 5pm—8pm · ACO Staff Clive Carter
    will be sharing general information and the opportunity to discuss new trends in regards to guys into guy’s sexual health.

  • 5:15pm · Men's Yoga @ Gay Zone (FREE!)
    Join our volunteer yoga instructor in his weekly classes which are welcoming to beginners, challenging enough for yoga regulars, and a perfect refresher course for advanced learners. Special thanks to Heather Raines and Upward Dog Yoga Centre for providing yoga mats and blocks. Participants can use our mats and blocks, but are encouraged to bring water bottles and a towel for their comfort.

  • 7pm · Gay NA Men in Recovery Group


Thursday, August 11, 2016:

  • 5pm—8pm · Let’s Talk about Sex… or Whatever!
    Each Thursday, a member of the ACO Gay Men’s Health Team and Gay Zone volunteers will be hanging out in the reception area with a table covered in safer sex supplies, resources, reading materials and other fun and interesting stuff. Ever have questions about why you should use lots of lube when you fuck? HIV disclosure/non-disclosure? Different types of condoms and lube? Feel free to grab one of the free coffees and have a chat!

  • 5:15pm · Men's Yoga @ Gay Zone (FREE!)
    Join our volunteer yoga instructor in his weekly classes which are welcoming to beginners, challenging enough for yoga regulars, and a perfect refresher course for advanced learners. Special thanks to Heather Raines and Upward Dog Yoga Centre for providing yoga mats and blocks. Participants can use our mats and blocks, but are encouraged to bring water bottles and a towel for their comfort.

  • 5:30pm · Queer Cooking Club (FREE!) Check the website for updates on recipes!
    Do you want to get together with other guys to prepare a meal, learn about cooking and food preparation AND have a great time in a social environment? If you want to get together with other guys interested in preparing a meal and having some social time together – the Queer Cooking Club is for you. The Queer Cooking Club is not a class, but rather an opportunity for guys to come together to prepare a meal and have the opportunity to socialize while enjoying the meal that they have prepared together. Please note that meals are to be enjoyed by the people who helped prepare it.

    Got dietary restrictions or questions about cooking club? E-mail Clive at clive@aco-cso.ca or call 613-238-5014 x.236

    Join the Queer Cooking Club Facebook Group to receive regular updates and information about what’s going on at Queer Cooking Nights at GayZone. www.facebook.com/#!/groups/409251919207688

  • 7pm · Gay NA Men in Recovery Group


Thursday, August 18, 2016:

  • 5pm—8pm · Let’s Talk about Sex… or Whatever!
    Each Thursday, a member of the ACO Gay Men’s Health Team and Gay Zone volunteers will be hanging out in the reception area with a table covered in safer sex supplies, resources, reading materials and other fun and interesting stuff. Ever have questions about why you should use lots of lube when you fuck? HIV disclosure/non-disclosure? Different types of condoms and lube? Feel free to grab one of the free coffees and have a chat!

  • 5pm—8pm · Pre-Pride Talk
    Gay Zone volunteers will be on hand to share information about guys into guy’s sexual health.

  • 5:15pm · Men's Yoga @ Gay Zone (FREE!)
    Join our volunteer yoga instructor in his weekly classes which are welcoming to beginners, challenging enough for yoga regulars, and a perfect refresher course for advanced learners. Special thanks to Heather Raines and Upward Dog Yoga Centre for providing yoga mats and blocks. Participants can use our mats and blocks, but are encouraged to bring water bottles and a towel for their comfort.

  • 6:30pm · Hard Cover Book Club: Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachy
    For more details and to contact Peter Hunter, our volunteer moderator, see event page here: www.facebook.com/events/1538969299668445 and join our FB page: www.facebook.com/groups/hardcoverbookclub

    Upcoming Book Selections:
    September 2016 - Place Called Winter - Patrick Gale
    October 2016 - Body Counts: A Memoir of Activism, Sex and Survival - Sean Strub
    November 2016 - Desperates - Greg Kearney
    December 2016 - Does Jesus Love Really Me? - Jeff Chu

  • 7pm · Gay NA Men in Recovery Group


Thursday, August 25, 2016:

  • 5pm—8pm · Let’s Talk about Sex… or Whatever!
    Each Thursday, a member of the ACO Gay Men’s Health Team and Gay Zone volunteers will be hanging out in the reception area with a table covered in safer sex supplies, resources, reading materials and other fun and interesting stuff. Ever have questions about why you should use lots of lube when you fuck? HIV disclosure/non-disclosure? Different types of condoms and lube? Feel free to grab one of the free coffees and have a chat!

  • 5:15pm · Men's Yoga @ Gay Zone (FREE!)
    Join our volunteer yoga instructor in his weekly classes which are welcoming to beginners, challenging enough for yoga regulars, and a perfect refresher course for advanced learners. Special thanks to Heather Raines and Upward Dog Yoga Centre for providing yoga mats and blocks. Participants can use our mats and blocks, but are encouraged to bring water bottles and a towel for their comfort.

  • 5:30pm · Gay Zone Talks
    Clive Carter, ACO’s MSM Ethno-cultural Resource follow up discussion Popping Pills and general information sharing on new trends with guys into guys sexual health.
  • 7pm · Gay NA Men in Recovery Group



Programming coordinated by the AIDS Committee of Ottawa.