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LADY VALENCIAGA (THEY/THEM)

Co-Prestident

Also known as John-Paul Traverse

Lady Valenciaga is a member of the Peguis First Nation. They are a proud, Non-Binary, Indigenous Performer. They hope to provide community programming and education through Be'TLV

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LES KIESMAN (HE/HIM)

President

Also known as Dov the DJ and Mr. Gay Manitoba

Les is a proud member of the Cree Nation, while also an active member in his local Jewish community. He has been an avid volunteer and community representative for over 12 years.

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KOREN RAMOS (SHE/HER)

VICE President

Runs things behind the scenes

Koren is a mom, social justice advocate and a long time volunteer at the Winnipeg Filipino Pavilion for Folkorama. She has been volunteering in the Jewish community for the past 3 years at Be’TLV. the Rady JCC, and the Jewish Federation.

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GARRET SCHREYER (HE/HIM)

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media star

Garret is located in Victoria, BC, but has been an integral part of the team with his amazing event ideas and social media prowess.

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GISELLE VILLEGAS (SHE/HER)

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Behind the scenes Queen of organization

Creative Mastermind, member of Hinode Taiko, and long time volunteer at the Japanese Community Pavilion for Folklorama

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ERIC STENHOUSE (HE/HIM)

TREASURER

Eric is a bit of a wallflower, but has always been a loved and important member of our team

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KAM SINGH (SHE/HER)

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Runs things behind the scenes

Mastermind of Bollypride, Kam is a proud member of the Punjabi community and a long time ally.

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VALENTINA GERSHKOVICH (SHE/HER)

SOCIAL OUTREACH

Lady Valenciaga is a member of the Peguis First Nation. They are a proud, Non-Binary, Indigenous Performer. They hope to provide community programming and education through Be'TLV

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ZANDER MORRISH (HE/HIM)

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Event Setup and organization of volunteers

Garret is located in Victoria, BC, but has been an integral part of the team with his amazing event ideas and social media prowess.

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LES KIESMAN (HE/HIM)

Co-President

Also known as Dov the DJ and Mr. Gay Manitoba

Les is a proud member of the Cree Nation, while also an active member in his local Jewish community. He has been an avid volunteer and community representative for over 12 years.

CONTACT LES MULDER KIESMAN, KOREN RAMOS OR GARRETT WIPF AT MESIBABETLV@GMAIL.COM

 

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Established 2016 | Formerly known as Chofshi |
 

Be'TLV is a registered Not-For-Profit organization who's volunteers work with the LGBTQ2IA and Jewish communities to provide community services, provide LGBTQ2IA inclusive religious observances, and to promote cultural diversity, promote tolerance, and empower under-represented community members.