The Valley Clique perform before a full house at The Stage in Mission on Saturday night. / Bob Friesen Photos

PHOTOS: Fraser Valley Pride Celebration kicks off in Mission

The Stage hosted two events, including the fundraising dinner and talent showcase

There was a full house at the Stage in Mission on Saturday night as it layed host to the Fraser Valley Pride Celebration dinner, dance and showcase.

The event featured a silent auction, dinner, singing, dancing and many stage performances.

The seventh annual Fraser Valley Pride Celebration runs July 12-21 with an assortment of events held in Mission and Abbotsford.

The celebration is hosted by the Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS), which provides drop-in programs, workshops, and community connections for LGBTQ2S+ and allied youth in Abbotsford, Mission, and Chilliwack. The celebration is the largest fundraiser for FVYS, with proceeds supporting the not-for-profit organization.

The first two event were held in Mission on the weekend with the remainder occuring in Abbotsford.

The Out of this World Youth Dance, in partnership with YouthCo, provides a sober safe space for LGBTQ2S+ and allied youth (13-25) to dance the night away at the Abbotsford Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way) on July 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. The celebration includes a youth friendly drag performance by The Valley Clique, games, and dancing. Entry is by donation.

The Fraser Valley Pride Celebration Festival & Walk on July 20, from 3 to 8 p.m., offers free family friendly activities. Held in the newly upgraded Jubilee Park (2552 McCallum Rd.) near historic downtown Abbotsford, attendants can enjoy specular performances from Disco Funeral, Chersea, Ria Jade, and several drag performances.

The festival also includes Simultaneity a pop-up exhibit and art market, Drag Queen Story time, vendor booths, food trucks, a beverage garden and more.

More information, including a full list of events, can be found at www.fvpride.ca.

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