Visit the Rainbow Community Calendar to see what's happening this week!

Recreation and Sports

SPECTRUM has a number of recreation and sports programs for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Waterloo Region.


A chance for Waterloo Region queers to get together and play board games, card games, or solve jigsaw puzzles, as we meet up with old friends and make new. (This group is 18+)

Saturday Drop-Ins

This social drop-in event is a great opportunity to meet other people, to talk about whatever you currently have on your mind, and to make new friends! Come and hang out with us in a casual, relaxing atmosphere where you can just be yourself! This event is ideal for you if you just want to socialize in a 2SLGBTQ+ friendly setting. Note, this does not take place every week. (This group is 18+)

2SLGBTQIA+ Book Club

Join Rad Riot Books and Spectrum for a monthly book club highlighting works by queer and trans writers from around the world. We will meet on the last Monday of each month at 7pm at Spectrum (No meeting in August 2023, and December 2023 will be one week early). (This group is 18+)

Mindful Movement Group

This free group will meet bi-monthly to explore movement and dance, and how we can connect with others and with ourselves in an open and meaningful way. Participants will use movement and dance to support being present and exploring new ways to move more freely, while also focusing on having fun and enjoying dance together. With facilitator, Joscelyn Guindon RDMT (qualifying) MSW RSW. (This group is 18+). This group is for EVERY body. No technique or dance experience needed. Visit the calendar for details.

Queer Craft Circle

In partnership with Idea Exchange, we are pleased to offer Queer Craft Circle. This free group will meet monthly; alternating between virtual and in-person sessions at Idea Exchange Queen's Sq. Explore a variety of artistic mediums in this fun and casual group. (This group is 18+)

2SLGBTQIA+ Multi-Sport Drop-In

It's the gym class you wish you had in high school! For ages 18+. Join us in the gym for an hour of basketball, volleyball, badminton, floor hockey, dodgeball and more! This will be a beginner friendly safe space for every BODY! 

There are three different Multi-Sport Drop-Ins at different locations: Stanley Park Community Centre, Downtown Community Centre, Kinbridge Neighbourhood Association. Please be sure to check our calendar for details on times and locations.

Spectrum Outings

Spectrum Outings is a monthly group that runs from 11am-12pm on the first Sunday of the month to walk or hike a trail in Waterloo Region. Join 2SLGBTQIA+ adults 18+ for some fresh air and socializing. Note: if there is precipitation in the forecast the group may be cancelled. Please visit our events calendar for the most up-to-date information. No registration required.

Rainbow Film Club

Spectrum and the Rainbow Coalition of Waterloo Region (RCWR) are pleased to partner with Apollo Cinema to present the Rainbow Film Club! Join us each month for a classic of queer cinema. You can also join us for a Queer Night Out discussion group in the week following each screening so we can discuss the film. Visit the calendar for details.

SPECTRUM offers a safe place where 2SLGBTQ+ individuals can be themselves and find community and supports.