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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

District of Mission promotes two new assistant fire chiefs

Nick Rychkun and Ian Glasgow bring over 40 years of experience to job

Three locations approved for Mission cannabis stores

Council gives its support to three of five applications

Imagination Library Fraser Valley celebrating Christmas in July

Dolly Parton early literacy intiative looking for financial support to help with waitlist

PHOTOS: Readers are proud of their cats

Abbotsford News asked people to share photos of their feline friends as part of National Kitten Day

Flood fears ease as Fraser River water levels begin to lower

Mission’s CAO says water level never rose above six metre mark

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Police nab three impaired drivers in one night in Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP served 80 impaired driving infractions in June

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

Lower Mainland YouTubers claim to be Kelowna display toilet ‘poopers’

RCMP can not speak to legitimacy of video, will be investigating

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

Most Read