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Events & Pride 2018-08-09T23:32:06+00:00
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KELOWNA PRIDE

Join us August 11–18, 2018 for Kelowna’s annual Pride celebration.

THE OFFICIAL EVENT LINE-UP IS HERE!

See full event details in the Event Calendar below.

GET INVOLVED

Wanna strut your stuff selling drink tickets? How about flexing your cleanup muscles and help us tear down after an event. We’re on the lookout to fill numerous volunteer positions during Pride week. Check out our positions on Do Some Good.

The Festival in the Park on August 18 will include a vendor fair. Sell your goods, promote your organization or serve some eats to the crowd. Tentative schedule is:

  • 8am-12pm: Set-up
  • 12-7pm: Festival in full force—sell, sell, sell!
  • 7-9pm: Take down

Vendor opportunities are still available and can be purchased online! Support Pride by decorating your storefront or downloading and displaying a 2018 Merchant Welcome Sign (PDF) during Pride week.

  • Dress your storefront or hang a rainbow flag or artwork
  • Download and display an official 2018 Merchant Welcome Sign (PDF) during Kelowna Pride
  • Dress up and be part of Pride week events
  • Share your Pride experiences on social media and use the hashtags #kelownapride and #kelownapride2018

PRIDE GUIDE

View the 2018 Pride Guide online.

PRIDE SPONSORS

DIAMOND • PRESENTING

TD Bank

PLATINUM

SunFM logo

EZ Rock 101.5

AM1150

GOLD

SILVER

MC College

SILVER

DailyXtra

BRONZE

EVENTS

Upcoming

2nd Annual stompOUT - Save the Date

2nd Annual stompOUT - Save the Date

Sep 22, 1:00pm - Sep 22, 5:00pm

House of Rose Winery
Kelowna, BC   Map

** Save the date**

Last year we fermented something new and exciting for the LGBT2Q+ Community with our friends at House of Rose Winery. We are partnering again this year for our annual grape crushing experience with live music, drinks and of course some fabulous people. Live music TBD.

stompOUT is Queer Safe & Ally Encouraged.

$15.00 for advance tickets. Includes:
- grape stomp
- free glass of wine
- live music

Ticket Sales and more details coming soon!

**Free for minors 18 and under to attend with an Parent/Guardian who has purchased a ticket**
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Past Events

The Wrap-Up Dance w/ Molly Poppinz - Kelowna Pride 2018

The Wrap-Up Dance w/ Molly Poppinz - Kelowna Pride 2018

Aug 18, 10:00pm - Aug 19, 2:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

19+ EVENT, PHOTO ID REQUIRED, 15$ IN ADVANCE, MORE AT ThE DOOR.

Your local full-time queen Jenna Telz is excited to produce the liveliest annual dance party ever on behalf of Kelowna Pride!

This year we are bringing in Dj and drag-queen Molly Poppinz from Vancouver. Molly is known for having competed in Vancouver's Next Drag Superstar and being a well-known Dj in Vancouver's drag and gay club scene. If you are queer and here this is the party you need to be at!

Returning to Level Nightclub for the amazing dancefloor and known for the flaming bar, dance poles, and multiple floors get ready to bring the heat as we party into the night!

This event is being produced by Jenna Telz in partnership with Kelowna Pride Society’s affiliate event program and partial proceeds will go towards the ongoing programming of Kelowna Pride week
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2018 Kelowna Pride March & Festival in the Park

2018 Kelowna Pride March & Festival in the Park

Aug 18, 1:00pm - Aug 18, 7:00pm

Waterfront Park, Kelowna, BC

We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to Waterfront Park in beautiful Downtown Kelowna. There are a couple modification this year:
- NEW start time - 1PM - Meet at Stuart Park for Marshalling
- Live Entertainment runs from 1:30PM to 8PM

Lots of vendors and activities for people of all ages. Kelowna Park & Play will be join us with bouncy castles and games for kids.

Talent lineup (subject to change without notice)
1:30 Ellen Churchill & friends
2:30 Yamabiko Taiko
3:00 Hedwig and the Angry Inch teaser by Fred Skeleton Theatre Company
3:30 Laurice
4:30 Lamour en Blanc
5:00 Boundless Belly Dance
5:30 Major Fantasy
6:30 Lucky Monkey
7:30 Tasheka Lavann
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FruitCake: Pride

FruitCake: Pride

Aug 17, 10:00pm - Aug 18, 2:00am

Sapphire

Celebrate Pride Week with us at the official after party of Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar! This Pride Week, we celebrate “Pride in Diversity” so we encourage you to come as you are and celebrate diversity within our community!

DJ Brightside will be spinning summer’s hottest tracks and we will have stunning performances by Sparkle, Raye Sunshine, and the winner of Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar - Kelowna Pride 2018.

Raye is one of Vancouver’s “Busiest” drag queens and is one of Vancouver's most premier makeup artists, her work in Film, Commercials and recently a personal makeup art to some of Hollywood's shining stars which makes Raye known for her makeup skills and transformation abilities, wither it is beauty makeup to FX makeup the looks have always when creative and walking works of art. Raye’s charitable notes also reach to being a past Empress of Vancouver BC, correctly named “The Supermodel Empress” working with the DMS brought Raye all across Canada, The United States and even South Korea. Raye is an advocate for sobriety while sharing her story of addiction in hopes that it will help others handle there own addictions, with a warm smile and the freedom to answer any questions, please welcome loudly to the stage Raye sunshine.

You do not want to miss out! Get your tickets now for $11+fees! More at the door. Limited advance ticket prices available.


A note from Sapphire:
**One of Kelowna's busiest nightclubs, Sapphire has been crushing the local scene for over 10 years. Sapphire's capacity crowds ensure your experience at our venue is one like no other. As a result, they abide by safety and security standards which include the use of proper footwear and having two pieces of identification available at all times. You will not be permitted inside the venue if you are wearing flip-flops or sandals and may be denied entry if unable to provide identification at request**
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SOLD OUT Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar

SOLD OUT Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar

Aug 17, 7:00pm

The Laurel Packing House
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z8 Map

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!! THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.


It’s everyone’s favourite night—join us as we crown Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar! Last year we switched up our drag competition, making it a little less binary, and we are thrilled with the results! Instead of crowning a King and Queen, we’ll be declaring two winners: 1st place = Kelowna’s next Drag Superstar. And the runner-up = Drag Princet (gender-neutral for Prince/ss).

Our host Sparkle, is beyond excited that Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar to taking over the historic Laurel Packing House for this sell out event! There will be limited seating provided at the event (first come, first serve) and also plenty of standing room at the end of the stage.

The VIP Section returns this year and only has 30 tickets available! There will be dedicated seats and tables for the VIP section alongside the stage. There is also dedicated bar and bar tender and gift bags (worth $90+) and include goodies from Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, House of Rose Winery, Wild Kingdom, KARAT chocolate kelowna, and OAK + CRU.

New this year is we are also partnering up with Okanagan Spirits for some yummy cocktails!

Our beautiful judges include:
- B-Mack - Sun FM Mornings with B Mack and Karly
- Ginger Snapp official - winner of 2017 Drag Superstar
- Raye Sunshine - Vancouver’s Busiest Drag Queen
- Laura Vanity - visionary at Vanity Insanity Design
- Ella Lamoureux - co-organizer of the very first Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar

Performances by Raye Sunshine, Laura Vanity, Sparke, Ella Lamoureux and Ginger Snapp.

Be sure to grab your ticket to FruitCake: Pride, the official afterparty of Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar - very limited tickets available.

Cocktails will begin flowing at 7pm to prep you for the main event at 8:00pm.
Advance tickets (drag competition ONLY) starting at $29 (plus fees + tax) VIP Tickets $99 (plus fees + tax)
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2018 Kelowna Trans March & Social

2018 Kelowna Trans March & Social

Aug 16, 6:00pm

Kelowna Pride

Friends and Allies are invited to join us for the 2018 Trans Pride March and Social. This is a FREE and Family-Friendly Pride Week event!

6:00pm Muster at the Sails downtown at the foot of Bernard Ave and march to the Laurel Packinghouse (feel free to bring fun and creative signs of support! Wear pink and blue! Chant, sing, support each other!)

6:45pm Refreshments, Speakers and Social at the Laurel Packinghouse

We are excited to share that this year the Grand Marshals for the Trans Pride March are our local Trans Youth! For those who are comfortable being visible, please join your friends up front as we march from the Sails to the Laurel. For those who are not comfortable being out and in front, we march for and with you in spirit.

Our inspiring young speakers include:

Tor Broughton, 13, activist and student, Dr. Knox Middle School
Jade Walters, 20, activist and student, UBCO
Alex, 16, student, KSS
Lucas Wilson, Health Navigator, Trans Care BC
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Teen Takeover.

Teen Takeover.

Aug 16, 4:00pm - Aug 16, 5:00pm

Chapters Kelowna
Orchard Park, 2271 Harvey Avenue, Unit #1240
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6H2 Map

This event is for tweens, teens, and beyond! Come and join Liam and our other knowledgeable staff members for lgbt+ book recommendations and more! We look forward to hanging out with you and sharing our love of books.

35 interested  ·  11 going
Drag Queen Storytime

Drag Queen Storytime

Aug 15, 11:00am - Aug 15, 12:00pm

Chapters Kelowna
Orchard Park, 2271 Harvey Avenue, Unit #1240
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6H2 Map

Chapters Kelowna is proud to present Drag Queen Storytime! This event will feature our very own Daisy Confused, as well as Freida Whales and Jenna Telz and is suitable for all ages. Join these queens as they read children's stories about inclusivity.

138 interested  ·  42 going
November Project: Kelowna Pride

November Project: Kelowna Pride

Aug 15, 6:29am - Aug 15, 7:29am

"The Sails"
Kelowna, BC   Map

November Project Kelowna will be hosting a Pride Week Workout to support our Kelowna Pride week and the LBGTQ2 community. Feel free to bring a plain white t-shirt as we will be tagging white shirts with the special edition Rainbow colour November Project tag!! This workout is for anyone and everyone. It is set up in a way that all will be challenged to work hard to their ability but no one feels excluded or feels left behind! We want YOU to be there!!!

You are now part of the Tribe.

6:29 am sharp (be there before then)
"The Sails" (downtown) outside the Kelowna Downtown Marina
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The mx hosted by TD

The mx hosted by TD

Jul 30, 5:30pm - Jul 30, 7:30pm

Coldwell Banker
1332 Water St
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9P4 Map

the mx was created as an opportunity for the professional lgbt2q+ community to network and gather. it is also an opportunity to meet like minded people outside of the club and off the those lovely apps. allies are encouraged to join.

The MX has evolved into a fundraiser for the Etcetera youth group and 100% of the entrance fee will be a donated to them. We are asking people to RSVP online in advance so we can estimate numbers for food and drinks. Limited capacity and preference will be give to those who RSVP.

Suggested donation - $10 & $5 for students (19+) with valid student ID. We prefer cash at the door to avoid fees but welcome all major credit cards and interac flash

light snacks provided by our host TD
venue - back to Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty's downtown location at the Delta.

message us via facebook if you are interesting in hosting this fabulous event.
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FruitCake: Freaky Friday the 13th

FruitCake: Freaky Friday the 13th

Jul 13, 10:00pm - Jul 14, 2:00am

Sapphire
238 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A6 Map

We’re getting freakyyyy this Fruitcake! If you joined us at our last event, you were the first to know that we’re welcoming a very special guest!

Brightside DJs will be opening for headliner DJ Skylar Love! Dedicated to the beat movement Sky has no borders when it comes to delivering the hype. Trekking from the beautiful mountains of British Columbia this beat bandit has made their sound heard on a global intercom. With worldly music selection and innovative mixes Sky has brought every inner ear a dance rhythm and a floor sweep.

Sparkle, Jenna Telz, Ella Lamoureux and Alexa Nerezza will be getting freaky on the stage...and we hear Sparkle may need to watch her back as the girls have a “special” surprise in store for her!

Get your freak on with us at Sapphire (main club area) and be sure to get your tickets now! $11+fees in advance or $15 at the door. Limited advance ticket available.


A note from Sapphire:
**One of Kelowna's busiest nightclubs, Sapphire has been crushing the local scene for over 10 years. Sapphire's capacity crowds ensure your experience at our venue is one like no other. As a result, they abide by safety and security standards which include the use of proper footwear and having two pieces of identification available at all times. You will not be permitted inside the venue if you are wearing flip-flops or sandals and may be denied entry if unable to provide identification at request**
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The OYP Sugarplum Ball

The OYP Sugarplum Ball

Jul 7, 7:00pm - Jul 7, 11:59pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

In 2015, Mayor Colin Basran was dubbed “Mayor Sugarplum” after approving the city’s first rainbow crosswalk. Mayor Basran’s acceptance lead to the creation of OYP Sugarplum Ball, which strives to celebrate and embrace diversity in our community.

This year, the Okanagan Young Professionals and Okanagan Pride Society will be hosting its 3rd annual OYP Sugarplum Ball on July 7th, 2018 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts at 7:00pm.
Young people want to be part of a progressive community and this event highlights just that. OYP Sugarplum Ball is about promoting inclusivity and acceptance.

This year’s theme is Flappers & Fedora’s, so get out your 1920’s inspired outfits and come out for a night of fun! Since acceptance and encouraging an all-inclusive community is the crux of our event, we encourage you to dress up or dress down as much as you want.

This year is going to be bigger than ever! We will be featuring multiple parties, a drag show, local celebrities, DJ Invisible, Surfside Tacos, Craisan food truck, more than 10 local craft beer, cider and wine providers and even more surprises!

This event is open to absolutely everyone!

Get your tickets here -> rotarycentreforthearts.com/event/2018-oyp-sugarplum-ball/
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Sinthetica: Canada Day Drag show and Fireworks Viewing

Sinthetica: Canada Day Drag show and Fireworks Viewing

Jul 1, 8:00pm - Jul 1, 11:45pm

Muninn's Post
575 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6N9 Map

All Age Canada Day Pride Event! (16+ recommended.)

Doors at 8, first set and game at 8:30-9,
*Party Break*,
fireworks viewing,
and 15 minutes after the fireworks our closing set.

Tickets are available in an extremely limited quantity, 15$ in advance, available online, and 20$ at the door if available.
(they have sold out in advance for the last 3 shows at this venue.)

Happy Canada Day! While some of us think of today as the day the the British monarchy united our country, its a day for us Queens to unite our community and celebrate our pride of being Canadians, and our pride of being gay Canadians!

Teaming up with Kelowna Pride, Jenna Telz is throwing her first Canada day event! Located at Muninn's Post, inhabited by our favourite viking allies, there will be a party and social (with beats provided by the awesome Dj Decanus) and after the fireworks (conveniently view-able from the street) A drag show featuring Jenna Telz, Freida Whales, Ella Lamoureux, Valerie Rose, Daisy Confused and the reigning Ginger Snapp official, Performing songs by Canadian artists.

And then we Queens invite those of you of age after Muninn's closes (midnight) to party with us as we stage a royal takeover of the nightlife and hit the town to check out different late night events! (details coming soon.)
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The mx at Pandosy Village Vet

The mx at Pandosy Village Vet

Jun 25, 5:30pm - Jun 25, 7:30pm

Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital
2720 Richter Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2R5 Map

**special for this mx - well behaved dogs are welcome provided they are on a 6ft or shorter leash.**

the mx was created as an opportunity for the professional lgbt2q+ community to network and gather. it is also an opportunity to meet like minded people outside of the club and off the those lovely apps. allies are encouraged to join.

The MX has evolved into a fundraiser for the Etcetera youth group and 100% of the entrance fee will be a donated to them. We are asking people to RSVP online in advance so we can estimate numbers for food and drinks. Limited capacity and preference will be give to those who RSVP.

Suggested donation - $10 & $5 for students (19+) with valid student ID. We prefer cash at the door to avoid fees but welcome all major credit cards and interac flash

light snacks provided by our host Pandosy Village Vet
wine by Summerhill Pyramid Winery

message us via facebook if you are interesting in hosting this fabulous event.
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FruitCake: 1.6

FruitCake: 1.6

Jun 22, 10:00pm - Jun 23, 2:00am

Sapphire
238 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A6 Map

Kelowna's Queer Club Night.

Featuring:
Brightside DJs
Sparkle
Ginger Snapp official
Jenna Telz
Freida Whales
Daisy Confused

$7 in advance online
$10 at door.

A note from Sapphire:
**One of Kelowna's busiest nightclubs, Sapphire has been crushing the local scene for over 10 years. Sapphire's capacity crowds ensure your experience at our venue is one like no other. As a result, they abide by safety and security standards which include the use of proper footwear and having two pieces of identification available at all times. You will not be permitted inside the venue if you are wearing flip-flops or sandals and may be denied entry if unable to provide identification at request**
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FruitCake: 1.5

FruitCake: 1.5

May 25, 10:00pm - May 26, 2:00am

Sapphire
238 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A6 Map

Kelowna's Queer Club Night.

Featuring:
Sparkle
Ella Lamoureux
Jenna Telz
Freida Whales
DJ Rumham - Colton Wheeler (aka DJ Shirtless)

$7 in advance online
$10 at door.

A note from Sapphire:
**One of Kelowna's busiest nightclubs, Sapphire has been crushing the local scene for over 10 years. Sapphire's capacity crowds ensure your experience at our venue is one like no other. As a result, they abide by safety and security standards which include the use of proper footwear and having two pieces of identification available at all times. You will not be permitted inside the venue if you are wearing flip-flops or sandals and may be denied entry if unable to provide identification at request**
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The mx at Coldwell Banker

The mx at Coldwell Banker

May 23, 4:30pm - May 23, 6:30pm

Coldwell Banker
1332 Water St
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9P4 Map

the mx was created as an opportunity for the professional lgbt2q+ community to network and gather. it is also an opportunity to meet like minded people outside of the club and off the those lovely apps. allies are encouraged to join.

The MX has evolved into a fundraiser for the Etcetera youth group and 100% of the entrance fee will be a donated to them. We are asking people to RSVP online in advance so we can estimate numbers for food and drinks. Limited capacity and preference will be give to those who RSVP.

Suggested donation - $10 & $5 for students (19+) with valid student ID. We prefer cash at the door to avoid fees but welcome all major credit cards and interac flash

light snacks provided by our sponsor Coldwell Banker
Please note that complimentary drinks are no longer provided to ensure more funds can be provided to the youth group. Cash bar will be available.

message us via facebook if you are interesting in hosting this fabulous event.
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Drag Bingo

Drag Bingo

Jan 16, 7:00pm - Apr 19, 10:00pm

Kelowna Forum
1317 Ethel Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y2X1 Map

Okanagan Pride’s Drag Bingo night is going monthly for 2018!

Hosted by the Homer Simpson of Drag: Sparkle. She wanted more opportunities to fondle balls. It will a be fun-filled night of bingo calling, name calling, adult beverages, and the chance to win some great prizes.

Minimum buy-in is $10 (5 games at $2 per bingo card), but you can purchase as many cards as your hot little fingers can handle.

Bingo card purchase is cash or debit tap only
Bar is cash, debit tap or credit
*No ATM on site

We are extremely thankful for Chances Kelowna in allowing us the use of their bingo blower. Sparkle loves playing with your balls!

Doors will open at 7PM, Bingo begins at 7:30. Please note that due to our licensing the public cannot be on site before 7pm.

No minors, 19+ event

Licence # 116286
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Drag Queen Bingo: Santa Baby Edition

Drag Queen Bingo: Santa Baby Edition

Dec 6, 7:00pm - Dec 6, 10:00pm

Kelowna Forum
1317 Ethel Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y2X1 Map

Ho Ho Ho-- it's time to bring out those Santa hats and jingle bells and come get merry at Okanagan Pride’s Drag Bingo night!

Hosted by the talented Sasha Claws and you know Dasher and Dancer....but have you met Sparkle? It will a be fun-filled night of festive bingo calling, adult beverages, and the chance to win some great prizes.

Minimum buy-in is $10 (5 games at $2 per bingo card), but you can purchase as many cards as your hot little fingers can handle.

Bingo card purchase is cash or debit tap only
Bar is cash, debit tap or credit
*No ATM on site

No minors, 19+ event

Licence # 101182
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Freaky FruitCake: Halloween Edition

Freaky FruitCake: Halloween Edition

Oct 28, 7:00pm

The Laurel Packing House
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z8 Map

FruitCake is taking over the Laurel Packing House for a freaky Halloween! A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the ongoing efforts of the Okanagan Pride Society.

Happy Horror Hour - 7pm to 9pm
DJs, Dancing & Drag Queens 9pm to late
19+ Event

DJ, Sound & Lights by Brightside DJs

Performances by:
Sparkle
Ginger Snapp official
Alexa Nerezza

Need a place to stay downtown Kelowna? Our friends at Hotel ZED #Kelowna are offering a preferred rate of $79 plus taxes. Please call the hotel directly and ask for the "Peak Pride" Preferred Rate. 250-763-7771
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Okanagan Pride Society Annual General Meeting

Okanagan Pride Society Annual General Meeting

Oct 18, 6:30pm - Oct 18, 8:30pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

We're looking for people who have a desire to contribute to the community. There are a number of positions open on the board of directors of Okanagan Pride Society (OPS) that we're looking to have nominations for. The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 18th, 2016. Elected officers will be part of the team that hosts fundraisers, social events, annual Pride Festival and helps make the LGBT community stronger. It takes dedication, effort and teamwork to be successful and it is an opportunity to grow your skills in these areas.

Additional details to follow.
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Radiant Wrap-Up Dance Party

Radiant Wrap-Up Dance Party

Aug 19, 10:00pm - Aug 20, 1:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Come out one last time to shine bright with us! We’ll be celebrating the end of Pride at Level Nightclub with Vancouver-based, gender-bending DJ Skylar Love.

Skylar found passion for the turntable at age 15 in the midst of Vancouver's underground rave scene. Skylar has been mesmerizing crowds in San Francisco, LA, Puerto Rico, Toronto and Montreal ever since with hypnotic basslines, rhythms and flows. We’re honored to have Skylar’s beats close-out Okanagan Pride.

Doors open at 10pm.
Advance tickets (dance party only): $15 +fees and tax.
Tickets at the door (if available): $25

Save money and buy a Pride Weekend Pass for Aug 18-19. You get access to the Drag Competition, Drag Afterparty, Festival in the Park Beer Garden and the Radiant Wrap-up Dance Party. Advance weekend pass: $35 +fees and tax; on-site after Aug 17: $50. okanaganpride2017.eventbrite.ca

19+ event
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Pride March & Festival in the Park

Pride March & Festival in the Park

Aug 19, 10:30am - Aug 19, 5:00pm

Stuart Park to Waterfront Park

Get your rainbow brights ready and join Okanagan Pride Society as we march together and shine our Pride along Kelowna’s waterfront...it’s the biggest celebration of the whole week.

Due to this year’s unprecedented lake levels, we have a slightly new route but an AMAZING new destination—it all still starts at Stuart Park, but we’ll head north along the boardwalk, ending in beautiful Waterfront Park, with its grassy amphitheatre, floating stage and some trees for shade (“Can I get an Amen?)!

10:30am - Marshalling begins at Stuart Park. Wear any color of the rainbow or get your friend to dress-up as a “team”. Pride flags will be available for purchase (cash only). Interested in being an official flag-bearer? Apply now: goo.gl/forms/ZLl8AavniB6juPdn2

11am - Our feet start moving and the cheering begins as we make our way to Waterfront Park.

11:30 - Festivities in Waterfront Park kick into full gear.

What’s in store at the Festival in the Park?

> Main Stage: A non-stop roster of performers. Stay tuned for details.

> 40+ vendors: Food trucks, community groups and local business owners. Buy some goods, nosh on some eats and learn about great groups in your community.

> Pooches on Parade: An annual crowd-pleaser where our canine friends show off their Okanagan Pride. (Get your pooch registered now: goo.gl/forms/zYZjhBnPZx9jEqW83).

> Beer Garden: Quench your thirst on some lager, cider or our exclusive Pride Wine on what’s historically a hot-hot Okanagan day. $5 cash entry to the beer garden.

> For kids (or nimble adults): A bouncy castle, an inflatable obstacle course and a jousting arena = a whole lotta F-U-N.

> Mass wedding (2pm): For any queer or ally couples who want to get hitched! (Advance registration before August 15 required, see: www.facebook.com/events/1741083809242124/)

This is a free, all-ages event (excluding beer garden).
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Drag Superstar Afterparty

Drag Superstar Afterparty

Aug 18, 10:00pm - Aug 19, 1:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Deck yourself in all that sparkles and shines and join us at the Drag Superstar Afterparty! Our newly-crowned winners from the drag show will be doing a special performance, so be sure not to miss out! The party gets started at 10pm.

Free admission for Drag Superstar ticket holders and weekend pass holders.

Couldn’t make the drag show? No problem. Entry to the Afterparty is just $10 at the door.

Make sure to be there early as there is no guaranteed entrance for drag show attendees. Capacity is limited and entry is first come first serve.

Save money and buy a Pride Weekend Pass for Aug 18-19. You get access to the Drag Competition, Drag Afterparty, Festival in the Park Beer Garden and the Radiant Wrap-up Dance Party. Advance weekend pass: $35 +fees and tax; on-site after Aug 17: $50. okanaganpride2017.eventbrite.ca

19+ event
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Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar Competition

Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar Competition

Aug 18, 6:00pm - Aug 18, 11:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

It’s the night everyone has been waiting for—join us as we crown Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar! We’ve decided to switch up our drag competition this year, making it a little less binary. Instead of crowning a King and Queen, we’ll be declaring two winners: 1st place = Kelowna’s next Drag Superstar. And the runner-up = Drag Princet (gender-neutral for Prince/ss).

Do you have the chops to win and can you command a stage? Then apply now to perform: goo.gl/forms/x33lSooYn3hofvrU2

Cocktails will begin flowing at 6pm to prep you for the main event at 8pm. Seating is first come first serve and there is limited capacity so be sure to get your tickets today!

Advance tickets (drag competition only): $20 +fees and tax.
Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Save money and buy a Pride Weekend Pass for Aug 18-19. You get access to the Drag Competition, Drag Afterparty, Festival in the Park Beer Garden and the Radiant Wrap-up Dance Party. Advance weekend pass: $35 +fees and tax; on-site after Aug 17: $50. okanaganpride2017.eventbrite.ca
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Trans March & Social

Trans March & Social

Aug 17, 6:00pm - Aug 17, 9:00pm

The Laurel Packing House
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z8 Map

It’s year three for our Trans March and Social, a perfect event for all of Kelowna to show support for our strong Trans community.

Marshalling starts at the Sails sculpture on Bernard Avenue and Abbott Street at 5:45pm (look for the pink, blue and white Trans flags). We’ll then march in solidarity at 6:15pm, walking north along the lakeshore path to the boat launch, over to Water Street and Cawston Avenue, and then follow Cawston Avenue to the Laurel Packinghouse.

At the Laurel, you can expect an evening of speakers, discussion and complimentary snacks and light refreshments. Yum!

Want to show your Pride and be a Trans flag-bearer at the march? Apply now: goo.gl/forms/ZLl8AavniB6juPdn2

This is a free, all-ages event.
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130 interested  ·  77 going
18-Carat Golf Tournament

18-Carat Golf Tournament

Aug 14, 5:00pm - Aug 14, 10:00pm

Orchard Greens Golf Club
2777 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A5 Map

Get into the swing of Pride at Orchard Greens Golf Course for our annual, ever-popular Pride Golf Tournament. Shotgun start for the 9-hole tourney is at 5:30pm but we ask that all players arrive around 5pm—you need to warm up, right? Prizes will be awarded to best on the green. A steak sandwich dinner follows around 7:30pm.

Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance:
$60 +fees and tax, includes green fees and steak sandwich dinner in the clubhouse
$22 +fees and tax, steak sandwich dinner only

Need a golf cart? Please reserve directly with Orchard Greens. Carts are in limited supply.

19+ event
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Lustre Launch Party with Fruitcake

Lustre Launch Party with Fruitcake

Aug 12, 7:00pm - Aug 13, 1:00am

Kelowna Forum
1317 Ethel Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y2X1 Map

Are you ready to kick off Pride with a little fruity flair? Okanagan Pride has partnered with our friends at Fruitcake for a dance party to kick-off your week of Pride shenanigans. Come shake a leg, your booty or any other body part that makes you feel good. Don’t worry. No one is watching. We promise. #sorrynotsorry

Looking for more of a chill evening? No problem. We'll be opening up our lounge at 7 pm. Bring your buddies and enjoy a couple cocktails before the party starts at 10 pm. DJ Colton RumHam Wheeler will be creating some fab mixes from the stage for us.

Advance Tickets: $15 +fees and tax.
Tickets at the door too, but you’ll pay more.

19+ event
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Okanagan Pride Week - Shine Bright

Okanagan Pride Week - Shine Bright

Aug 12, 6:00pm - Aug 19, 11:59pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Tickets are now on sale for Okanagan Pride 2017, the biggest and brightest Pride celebration the Valley has ever seen!

Buy an advance weekend pass for Aug 18-19 and get access to the Drag Superstar Competition, Drag Superstar Afterparty, Festival Beer Garden and the Radiant Wrap-Up Dance Party.

For full event details, check the event calendar on Facebook or check out the Okanagan Pride website. You'll also find great ways you can get involved with Pride.

Visit: www.okanaganpride.com/events-and-pride
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2017 OYP Sugarplum Ball

2017 OYP Sugarplum Ball

Jul 29, 7:00pm - Jul 29, 11:59pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

An Evening for Everyone

500 of Kelowna's most influential and diverse people * Live entertainment * Aerial performances * Kelowna's top drag performers * Celebrity transformations * Unique themed party rooms

How it Got Started
In 2015, the Mayor of Kelowna received the title 'Mayor Sugarplum' after approving the painting of a rainbow crosswalk to represent our city's inclusive and diverse community. From this the idea for the Sugarplum Ball was born; an event to celebrate and embrace LGBT2Q+, minorities and other marginalized groups in our community.

2016 marked the inaugural Sugarplum Ball, an event that was planned as a one-time celebration. After its success in selling out to 400 young (and young at heart) guests its future as an annual event was solidified. Last year's event was the first of its kind in the Okanagan - multiple parties, a drag runway featuring the Mayor and local celebrities, and most importantly an atmosphere of inclusivity.

One Community
The OYP is dedicated to creating a vibrant and flourishing environment for young professionals to call home. The Sugarplum Ball is about highlighting the Okanagan as an inclusive and welcoming place to all, regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion or gender. This is a community that celebrates our diversity.

Making Headlines
In 2016 the Sugarplum Ball made international headlines and over three million web impressions as a progressive and inclusive event. As a room sponsor (only three available) you will receive the opportunity to align your brand with the Sugarplum Ball, be recognized in all our marketing promotions (print, web and social media) along with your logo and branding on all photos taken in the photo booth of that room.

Keep your eyes open for the announcements on tickets, we will announce through the OYP newsletter with our VIP early bird tickets.
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Drag Bingo - A Fundraiser for Okanagan Pride

Drag Bingo - A Fundraiser for Okanagan Pride

Jun 21, 7:00pm - Jun 21, 9:30pm

Kelowna Forum
1317 Ethel Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y2X1 Map

Back by POPULAR demand - Drag Bingo is B-A-C-K!

Grab your daubers and your lucky charms and join Sparkle for an evening full of laughs, yummy adult beverages and awesome prizes!

Minimum buy-in is $10 (5 games at $2 per bingo card) but you can buy as many as you can handle 😉

Remember, this is a CASH ONLY, 19+ event (no minors).

Proceeds from the event are being used to support events during Okanagan Pride, August 12 - 19, 2017.

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Hosted by the Okanagan Pride Society, 20132 RPO Town Center, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9H2. BC Gaming Event Licence #95921

Problem Gambling Help Line 1-888-795-6111.
www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca
Know your limit, play within it. 19+
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Etcetera Youth Group

Etcetera Youth Group

Jun 1, 4:30pm - Jun 1, 7:00pm

630 Cadder Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5N4, Canada Map

A weekly drop-in program for LGBT2Q+ youth and their allies. Come by to hang out and have a good time!

4:30-5:30pm - 14 and under age group AND parent group
5:30-6:00pm - Groups mingle
6:00-7:00pm - 14-18 age group

5 interested  ·  1 going
Hot Cycle White Party

Hot Cycle White Party

May 13, 9:00pm - May 14, 1:00am

Kelowna Forum
1317 Ethel Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y2X1 Map

Fire up that washing machine, grab the bleach and crank up the H2O to H-O-T because it's time to get your whites sparkling for Okanagan Pride's 8th annual White Party—Hot Cycle edition.

Bootyshorts, your boy/girlfriend's t-shirt or a toga...wear whatever you like, as long as it's white.

Come out for a night of boozy drinks and hot beats as the Valley's LGBT2Q+ community and allies kick off summer in Kelowna.

Venue capacity is limited so don't delay. Buy your advance tickets online now.

Entry:
$15 Advance Entry ($20 at the door)

Drinks:
$20 Advance Bundle (5 tickets for the price of 4)
$5 each on location

Buy online at: squareup.com/store/okanagan-pride-society

This event is 19+. This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
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Okanagan Pride Society Board Meeting

Okanagan Pride Society Board Meeting

May 10, 6:30pm - May 10, 8:00pm

Regular monthly meeting of the Okanagan Pride Society (OPS) Board of Directors. Members of OPS are welcome. If you'd like to attend, contact info@okanaganpride.com for location and details.

Drag Bingo - A Fundraiser for Etcetera Youth Group

Drag Bingo - A Fundraiser for Etcetera Youth Group

Apr 18, 7:00pm - Apr 18, 9:30pm

Kelowna Forum
1317 Ethel Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y2X1 Map

Dust off your good luck charms, trolls and trinkets—it’s time to get your dauber on at Okanagan Pride’s first-ever (we think) Drag Bingo night!

Hosted by the one and only Sparkle, it will a be fun-filled night of catty bingo calling, adult beverages, and the chance to win some great prizes.

Minimum buy-in is $10 (5 games at $2 per bingo card), but you can purchase as many cards as your hot little fingers can handle.

CASH ONLY!! 19+ (no minors)

And it's for an AMAZING cause. Proceeds will be donated to the Etcetera Youth group, Kelowna's peer support group for LGBT2Q+ youth. Learn more about Etcetera: www.okanaganpride.com/community

See you all there. Sparkle can't wait to play!

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Hosted by the Okanagan Pride Society, 20132 RPO Town Center, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9H2. BC Gaming Event Licence #94159

Problem Gambling Help Line 1-888-795-6111.
www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca
Know your limit, play within it. 19+
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Okanagan Pride Society Board Meeting

Okanagan Pride Society Board Meeting

Apr 5, 6:30pm - Apr 5, 8:30pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Regular monthly meeting of the Okanagan Pride Society (OPS) Board of Directors. Members of OPS are welcome. If you'd like to attend, contact info@okanaganpride.com for location and details.

1 interested  ·  2 going
FruitCake: Short Shorts

FruitCake: Short Shorts

Mar 24, 10:00pm - Mar 25, 2:00am

Sapphire
238 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A6 Map

CALLING ALL FRUITCAKES!!!!!

Its time to cut your favourite pair of jeans into daisy dukes or find the perfect pair of 80's workout booties cuz its all about dem legs honey as we take over the main room of Sapphire!

Join us as we celebrate the OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY OF PEAK PRIDE!!!

Starring Vancouver drag superstars:
Alma B Itches & Ilona Verley

Kelowna's crown jewel YUMI!

Resident DJ ShAdo

and for the very first time femme fatal DJ JGIRL! from Footwerk Events!!

And what short shorts party would be complete with out a SEXY SHORTS CONTEST! We're taking over the MAIN ROOM of Sapphire! Its biggest & baddest FruitCake yet!

Fruit·cake
ˈfro͞otkāk/
noun
1. a cake containing dried fruit and nuts.
o informal

An eccentric or insane person.

who wears short shorts?!
WE WEAR SHORT SHORTS!

Let’s face it. If it’s not you, then it’s someone you know. And either way, you’re both welcome here.

Fruitcake is Kelowna’s brand new event for people who like to party. With rotating hosts, performers and DJs, Fruitcake is a celebration of art, culture and living life outside the lines. You can wear what you want, be who you are and dance on a table like Paris Hilton in 2003*—cuz ‘That’s hot’.

Like to get freaky with the same gender? Great!
Curious about a different gender? Perfect!
Living in a non binary world? No problem!
None of the above? It’s ok, we have cheap booze.
All of the above? Call me!!!!



*Note: Our legal counsel does not recommend dancing on tables...that means you Peter Breeze!
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Etcetera Youth Group (Drop-In)

Etcetera Youth Group (Drop-In)

Mar 2, 4:30pm - Mar 2, 7:00pm

630 Cadder Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5N4, Canada Map

A weekly drop-in program for LGBT2Q+ youth and their allies. Hang outs, pizza, and a generally good time!
- ages 10-14 from 4:30-5:30
- ages 14-18 from 6:00-7:00

1 interested
Etcetera Parent Network

Etcetera Parent Network

Mar 2, 4:30pm - Mar 2, 5:30pm

630 Cadder Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5N4, Canada Map

A drop-in monthly meeting for parents and guardians of LGBT2Q+ youth. The group features facilitated discussion and education for parents and families and provides the space for families to connect, support, and learn from each other. Parents/guardians may come alone or bring their youth under 18 with them.

1 interested
Clueless: A Big Bloody Mess

Clueless: A Big Bloody Mess

Oct 29, 9:00pm - Oct 30, 1:00am

Kelowna Curling Club
551 Recreation Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 7V5 Map

Everyone's favourite time of year is here. Gay Christmas! The time of year we can be as sexy or as scary as we want and no one will bat an eye. This year OPS is really excited to be putting on yet another spectacularly spooky event on Saturday October 29h at 551 Recreation Ave. The theme is "CLUE" to compliment our eclectic venue! We're putting together some incredible talent and more! Stay tuned for more details. What are you dressing up as?

19+

$10 in advance (including Fee)
$20 at the door (cash and credit card)

Advance Tickets are available:
- online (Credit only)
- Kelowna Tickets BoxOffice at Orchard Park Shopping Centre (Cash, Debit, Credit)
- Calowna Costume (Cash Only)
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2016 Annual General Meeting

2016 Annual General Meeting

Oct 18, 7:00pm - Oct 18, 10:00pm

2130 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G8, Canada Map

We're looking for people who have a desire to contribute to the community through leadership, event planning and management, communications, record keeping, education, volunteer management, and governance. There are a number of positions open on the board of directors of Okanagan Pride Society (OPS) that we're looking to have nominations for. The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 - 7PM. Elected officers will be part of the team that hosts fundraisers, social events, annual Pride Festival and helps make the LGBT community stronger. It takes dedication, effort and teamwork to be successful and it is an opportunity to grow your skills in these areas.

Elections will be held for the following positions:

President - 1 year term
Vice-President - 2 year term
Treasurer - 2 year term
Secretary - 1 year term
Director of Volunteering - 2 year term
Director of Communications - 1 year term
Director of Community Development - 2 year term
Director of Events - 2 year term
Director of Youth - 2 year term
Director at Large - 1 year term

For more information on position descriptions, code of conduct, society bylaws & constitution and nomination forms please go here. (drive.google.com/open?id=0B5W5rYj0s0liNExzTjdVZ2ZhMFU)

Nominations will be accepted at the AGM. Nominees must be a member and be nominated by two members. Memberships will be available to purchase prior to the meeting. The cost of adult memberships is $5 and students is $1.

The following board members will continue on the board to complete the balance of their term for another year:
Director of Transgender Community Development - Sydney Lawson

The majority of the current Board of Directors have indicated that they will seek an additional term. Both Nola & Colby have made the difficult decision to retire from the board following this AGM. They both have given so much time and energy with the organization and we are incredibly grateful. Thank you!

If you have any questions you would like answered prior to the meeting please contact colby@okanaganpride.com.

Meeting Information
The annual general meeting will be held at the Sandman Inn (2130 Harvey Ave, Kelowna) starting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016.
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La Fiesta del Flamenco

La Fiesta del Flamenco

Sep 24, 6:00pm - Sep 24, 10:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Now that our most successful pride year is over its time to ease into fall with one of our higher end events! Last year we teamed up with Sandhill Winery to bring you Midnight In Paris and this year we've joined forces again to bring you another evening of great food, amazing music and the best wine the Okanagan has to offer: la Fiesta del Flamenco. Chef Patti (Chef at Wine & Art Piano Bar) and Chef Bella (Chef at Oak & Cru) will be leading the creation of food with help from the Okanagan College Culinary Department!

The event will be on September 24th at Sandhill Winery. Tickets are $80 and include 3 course dinner, with each course paired with a glass of wine, live entertainment and silent auction.

Doors open at 6PM and dinner starts at 7!

Tickets on sale until Saturday, September 17th.
Tickets must be purchased online and in advance! No tickets will be sold at the door.

If you would like to donate a silent auction item please contact davina@okanaganpride.com
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We Are One Dance Party

We Are One Dance Party

Aug 13, 9:30pm - Aug 14, 2:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

THE.PARTY.IS.ON. This is the Okanagan Pride event of the year where we let our hair down (or do it up real fancy) and dance the night away. This wrap up dance party will start at 9pm and is your last chance to come out and celebrate 2016 pride! Featuring DJ Showboy with opener Embassy DJ. This year OPS is going over the top with decor and LeVel has a whole new dance floor lighting system. Oh and if that’s not enough there will be GLITTER CANNONS and a BALLOON DROP! Better start resting now cuz you’re gonna need all your energy for this party!

Tickets are $20 in advance available online and at the Pride Booth in City Park on Saturday from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm or pay $25 at the door.

This is a 19+ event.

DJ Showboy - Returning to Kelowna for the 2nd year in a row, SHOWBOY (djshowboy.com) has spent the better part of the last 10 years touring the world, particularly North America and Europe. His speciality is, in his words, "dirty/beefy/bassy/bouncey/speaker-humpin'/booty-shakin' house," comprising elements of Funk, Electro, Disco, Progressive, Fidget and Anthemic house.

His 6th and current tour, DISCOFILTH, which began in the US in April and ends in September in the UK, represents "Pride and PLUR: Peace, Love, Unity, Respect for everyone who lets it all go on the dance floor."

He has been nominated for both Grammy and Juno awards, writes and produces both original material for himself and for other artists, and is "totally thrilled and humbled" to return to LeVel and Okanagan Pride

Embassy DJ - First introduced to music on a professional level in the early 2000's, starting originally as a hip hop artist and progressing into music production and eventually learning the craft of Dj'ing. The term Embassy is a play off his abilities to cross borders and genres in a seamless fashion. Reaching into the hearts of all varieties and filling them with art of music from every walk of life embassy Dj is Quickly becoming a Stronghold in the Okanagan and British Columbia.....The World is EMBASSY

Come and show your pride!
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Okanagan Pride Festival

Okanagan Pride Festival

Aug 13, 11:00am - Aug 13, 5:00pm

City Park
Kelowna, BC   Map

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE! Fresh off the heels of the always powerful pride march is our Pride Festival at the Beach, an all day outdoor event featuring live music, vendor fair, beer/wine garden, and pooches on parade. Come out to enjoy the music and sunshine in our brand new location! We are moving across the road to North Field. This means a bigger, more open space for everyone to play in. What better backdrop to the festival than the hot beaches and sparkling Lake Okanagan surrounded by orchards and vineyards? Kelowna is known for its perfect summer weather, amazing local wines, fabulous dining, and tons of outdoor activities. Our Festival at the Beach features a refreshing Beer and Wine Garden, there is just nothing better on a hot summer day by the lake. Come enjoy yourself at our fantastic Festival at the Beach!

Entertainment

Headliner: Devon Coyote
Devon Coyote is known as the Okanagan's most captivating and magnetic music performer West of the Rocky Mountains. His aggressively energetic live show can be seen touring as a pack, consisting of drums & guitar, or as a lone canine captivating audiences from small bars to large festival stages.
www.facebook.com/devoncoyoteband/
www.devoncoyote.com/


DJ Romo - More known for his skills on a mountain bike, “Romo” has been quietly progressing his skills on a different set of wheels. He’s Kelowna’s resident lounge DJ as well as doing special events and festivals. Steve gets the crowd going with a modern electro sound, tied in with tracks you’re gonna recognize! You may recognize him from previous Okanagan Pride events and Centre of Gravity where he blew the crowd away with his awesome sound.

Seating - bring your lawn chairs and blankets. There is plenty of lush grass to park your caboose on. For our adult attendees, enjoy our fenced beer and wine garden with ice cold beverages. Opens at 11am, free entry.

Pooches on Parade - Don’t miss this furry favourite! The pooches will be doing a parade in front of the TD stage for judging and prizes! This year there will be 3 Categories, each with a chance to win a $200.00 Tail Blazers Gift Certificate. To make the process easier for you we’re going to be doing early online registration so make sure to check out. to get you and your fur baby all set up! All dogs must be on a leash.
Register here - goo.gl/forms/52B2o0Yke0V15ajv1

Pooches on Parade Categories:
- Most Looks Like its Owner
- Best Rainbow Outfit
- Best Dog for Picking up Dates
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Pride Rally & March

Pride Rally & March

Aug 13, 11:00am - Aug 13, 11:30am

Stuart Park
Kelowna, BC   Map

Arguably one of the most important and most magical moments during any pride celebration in any city. The Pride Rally & March is when we all come together and show our city who we are! This is a time when everyone who identifies as a member of our community and all of our amazing allies come together in solidarity and strength to bring the power of our community to life. We have come so far but with the recent tragedy in Orlando, we are reminded that we still have so far to go. This is why it’s so important to take opportunities like our march to show the world that we are here and we are strong. Bring your family, friends, voices, your rainbow colours, and advocacy signs to Stuart Park for marshalling by 10:45 at the latest. The march will start at 11:00 am with Grand Marshals, MP Stephen Fuhr and the Etcetera Youth Group. We will follow the lakeshore path to the North Field in City Park for the opening of Festival at the Beach.

We will have small Pride flags to hand out on a first- come, first- served basis, but if you have your own flags please bring them.

No commercial banners or signs please. Team t-shirts are okay.
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Kings & Queens of the Okanagan - 5th Annual Competition

Kings & Queens of the Okanagan - 5th Annual Competition

Aug 12, 8:00pm - Aug 13, 1:00am

Kelowna Curling Club
551 Recreation Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 7V5 Map

START YOUR ENGINES..and may the best performer WIN! No pride would be complete without our beloved Drag Queens and Drag Kings, this year we are bringing you the best in the Okanagan! We are proud to provide a platform for new drag performers to come and show us what they’ve got as they compete for the crown and spend the next year reigning supreme! The Okanagan Drag scene has been heating up all year and we will have a list of competitors who are ready for their time to shine and battle it out for a $500 cash prize! With an opening performance by our fabulous host, Hannah deJob, and DJ Shado on the decks this is THE event to be at if you are a fan of drag! Come out and to see who will shante and who will sashay! Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm, so come early!

Call for contestants - goo.gl/forms/ZoHY4E0HxGLXNukR2
- Submissions due July 15, 2016 at 11:49PM PST

**New for 2016: Limited seating (30 spots) VIP area. This includes (SOLD OUT):
- Private bar
- Private bathrooms
- Reserved area with table seating right beside the stage
- A special VIP Gift Bag (Value of $150+). Includes: 2 tickets (Show Only) to the Kelowna Actors Studio's Rocky Horror Picture Show, wine from Hidden Chapel Winery, and goodies from Loyal Hair.

Music and mixing by DJ - Shado - Bio Coming Soon!
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Green Tees Golf Tournament

Green Tees Golf Tournament

Aug 10, 5:00pm - Aug 10, 10:00pm

Orchard Greens Golf Club
2777 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A5 Map

One of our most popular pride events is back and better than ever! Our Okanagan Pride Golf Tournament is the perfect opportunity to spend an evening at the Orchard Greens Golf Course, play a round of golf, enjoy great food, and have a couple drinks to round out your day. Please arrive by 4:30 pm for a 5:00pm shotgun start. Please make your way to the clubhouse by 7 pm for a western buffet dinner which will be served promptly at 7:30 pm. Spiced Rubbed Roast Beef, Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, vegetarian option available.

Please book rentals directly with the clubhouse. We look forward to seeing you on the green!
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Trans March & Social

Trans March & Social

Aug 9, 6:00pm - Aug 9, 9:00pm

The Laurel Packing House
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z8 Map

Last year we were blown away by the incredible turnout for this important event! Over 200 members of our community came out to support our Trans family and we are ecstatic that we are able to make this an annual event. The Trans community has been in the global spotlight this year which has stimulated a lot of very important conversations and progress. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate how far we’ve come and, with your love and support, show the world where we plan to go! Meet at the Sails on Bernard and Abbott at 5:45 pm for a 6:00 pm march along the lakeshore path to Water Street & Cawston Ave, then follow Cawston Ave to the Laurel Packinghouse. We will host a reception with refreshments and entertainment at the Laurel Packinghouse. This is a free event for all ages. Look for the pink, blue, and white Trans flags.

Quanah Style is one of Canada’s most infamous trans artists. One part fearless ClubKid and another part powerhouse musician. Ms. Style has blazed a trail from coast to coast. From Vancouver to Toronto she has garnered attention and there are few dancefloors which haven't felt her presence. From her outfits and makeup to her music and show stopping performances, Quanah Style has proven she is a force to be reckoned with and we are so excited to have her performing at this year's Trans event.

We’ve heard that the Etcetera Youth Group has been preparing a special performance for us! Can’t wait to see what they have planned.
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We Are One Spiritual Celebration

We Are One Spiritual Celebration

Aug 7, 10:00am - Aug 7, 12:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

Okanagan Pride Society is proud that the Center for Spiritual Living Kelowna is hosting the the 5th annual Pride Spiritual event. Just like the members of our community, the events we bring to you represent the many layers of who we are. Come join your LGBTQ family as we meditate, connect, and let the love flow as we start our week long pride celebration. Hosted by Reverend Barb Samuel of the, this is the perfect event to feed your soul, shine your light, and honor just how spectacular we all are. This is a non-denominational, non-religious event to celebrate spirit, Pride, and provide a little food for your soul. Feed your soul and your ears at this musical feast! No cover - donations gratefully accepted.
10:00AM - Meditation
10:15AM - Uplifting Music
10:30AM - Service Begins
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Paint with Pride & We Are One Launch Party

Paint with Pride & We Are One Launch Party

Aug 6, 5:00pm - Aug 6, 7:00pm

We are very excited to debut a brand new event to kick off a fabulous pride week! Okanagan Pride Society has teamed up with one of our favorite new venues, Wine & Art Piano Bar, to bring you a one of a kind event that combines you guessed it: art and wine! Come on down and turn your blank canvas into a masterpiece! The purpose here is to paint "What Pride Means to You." And that’s not all! We have local artist Fiona Neil (www.facebook.com/fiona.n.art) hosting the event, she will be giving you tips on how to become Kelowna’s next painting superstar! Who knows what could happen? As an added bonus Art & Wine has agreed to display all of your art on its walls during pride week! You can go from painting virgin to celebrated artist in one glass of wine! After your masterpiece is complete, enjoy listening to your favorite songs brought to life by Pianist superstar James Elser!

Not into painting? Join us at 8pm for the We Are One Launch and music by James Elser for $10.

Price is $25 plus tax (Paint & Launch) Includes: launch party, canvas, paint, glass of wine and bowl of rosemary parmesan popcorn (Paint & Launch Option Only).
- Painting from 5pm to 7pm
- Launch and Live music from 8pm to late
- Live music by James Elser - www.facebook.com/jamelser/
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City of Penticton Pride Proclamation Reading

City of Penticton Pride Proclamation Reading

Aug 5, 9:30am - Aug 5, 10:00am

City of Penticton - Municipality
171 Main Street
Penticton, BC  V2A 5A9 Map

History will be made in Penticton when Mayor Andrew Jackybeit reads a proclamation declaring pride week in city for the first time. The City is beginning a diversity and inclusion initiative that will see members of the Southern Okanagan Gay and Lesbian Alliance (SOGALA), members of Okanagan Pride Society (OPS) and various other members of the Penticton Community working with the City to have events, awareness and education held there. It's an exciting time as we see pride spread across the Okanagan. Join us in this amazing moment.... See MoreSee Less

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The OYP Sugarplum Ball

The OYP Sugarplum Ball

Jul 9, 8:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

When life gives you lemons, make Sugarplum!

When Colin Basran, the Mayor of Kelowna, was referred to as "Mayor Sugarplum" in a negative comment in response to the new rainbow crossing (Lawrence Avenue & Pandosy Street) he reacted the only way he knew how: by uniting our community. Instead of clashing and arguing, Mayor Basran and Okanagan Young Professionals have decided that the best way to promote unity & inclusiveness would be through an evening for everyone! What do we mean by that? Obviously, throw the best party of the year, with proceeds going to support the Okanagan Pride Society. And this is how the Sugarplum Ball was born.


An Evening For Everyone, hosted by Mayor "Sugarplum" Basran!

The night has come, and you are ready for an unforgettable time...
Start out backstage at the RCA while enjoying, beer, cocktails, cider and wine from amazing local artisan producers, slip into the drag boutique for a chance to get your makeup dialled up, stop by the wig bar let your hair down and head into the Electric Circus Atrium for an epic party. While on the subject, please make sure to wear your finest dancing shoes because our DJ’s will not let you sit for a moment!

Tickets can be purchased online via the link above or roll on down to the Rotary Centre for the Arts during regular business hours to purchase.

$30 - VIP Early Bird - Limited Tickets (SOLD OUT)
$35 - Early Bird - 100 Tickets (SOLD OUT)
$40 - Regular advance rate
$50 - Day of the event (if any tickets remain)


What Should I Wear?
Evening gowns or jeans, with 3 party zones, choosing to dress ordinary or extraordinary, is made easy! Come with your beautiful make up on, or allow our professional makeup artist surprise you (by donation)! Be yourself and dress however you feel!

Is This a Pride Event?
This is an Okanagan Young Professionals event that happens to promote unity and community through a collaboration with the The Okanagan Pride society.

Do I have to come in drag?
Not at all! You are definitely welcome to try, but rumour has it that Jason Richards might be shaving his legs for this one, so good luck competing with that!
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2016 White Party

2016 White Party

May 21, 9:30pm - May 22, 2:30am

The Habitat
248 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6H9 Map

It's that time of year again! Okanagan Pride Society presents the 7th annual WHITE PARTY! Come out in your craziest white party apparel. You never know what your outfit could get you. We are also excited to announce our party hosts Yumi and Coleman. Get ready for an amazing show, hilarious games, and amazing beats to dance the night away. We can't wait to see you there.

If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, don't worry, they are only $25 at the door.
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Spring Fling Fundraiser for Etcetera Youth Group

Spring Fling Fundraiser for Etcetera Youth Group

Mar 24, 6:00pm - Mar 24, 10:00pm

Dakoda's Sports Bar & Grill
1574 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6G2 Map

The Okanagan Pride Spring Fling Fundraiser will benefit the Etcetera Youth Group.

Tickets $20.00 each includes a Beef Burger, Veggie Burger, or Chicken Burger & a drink (Beer, Glass of House Wine, highball or a non-alocholic beverage.) There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, & a toonie toss!

Tickets are now available online at Eventbrite and downtown at Calowna Costume.

About Ecetera Kelowna:
Ecetera Kelowna, organized by Okanagan Pride Society and the Living Positive Resource Centre, has created a space where youth ages 12 to 14 and 15 to 18 who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and their Allies (LGBTQQA+) can meet supportive peers in a safe environment. Etcetera is a weekly, facilitate program that includes: social activities, individual empowerment discussions, healthy relationship discussions, the fostering of positive community involvement and numerous other areas of interest for our young people, with the added bonus of developing lifelong friendships along the way.
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Sunday Funday Featuring Ugly Xmas Sweaters

Sunday Funday Featuring Ugly Xmas Sweaters

Dec 13, 7:00pm - Dec 14, 12:00am

Have you got an ugly Christmas sweater? We're sure you can get one together for this fun social. Come out with your friends, meet some new friends at this holiday warm-up event. $10 cover at the door. 19+.

Music by DJ Krucial K.

This is a fundraiser event for Okanagan Pride with all door proceeds going to OPS, so thank you for your support. This is the last event OPS will host in 2015 and we're hoping to hold more events at this location so come out and show your support!

There will be prizes for the best (or is that worst?) ugly sweaters.

Location: Cannery Lounge, 1267 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, British Columbia v1y1z4
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Okanagan Pride Sponsor a Family

Okanagan Pride Sponsor a Family

Dec 12, 3:00pm - Dec 12, 4:00pm

We are proud to sponsor a family again this year to help them have a wonderful holiday. This year our family is a single mom, age 42 and her daughter age 11. Check out the wish list below and see how you can help. The mom is currently unemployed and looking for work so this sponsorship will make a big difference for them.

Drop off the wrapped gifts between 3 pm and 4 pm on Saturday, December 12 at Wilbur Turner's home - 2014 St. Andrews Dr., Kelowna. You can also make donations online toward gift cards at the Ticket URL link on Eventbrite.

Daughter Age 11:
Hobbies, Interests, Activities: Ballet, dancing, volleyball, swimming, reading, singing, uses Bath and Body works products. Likes teen clothing. Sizing: Women's small, Favorite colours: Blue, pink, black, and dark grey. Shoe size is 8. Clothing preferences: Forever 21, Garage Store (small women's sizes), American Eagle. Likes printed leggings and has pierced ears.

Mom: Age 42
Favorite colours: Pink, Black, Dark Gray, Dark Blue, Purple. Likes RW&Co, Homesense, Starbucks, Bath & Body works, The Bay, Purdy's Chocolates, Davids Tea, Lancome, Chanel cosmetics

If you are buying gift cards please put them in unsealed envelopes, don't wrap them. Please put labels on wrapped gifts indicating who they are for.

If you are unable to drop off the gifts at the given time please PM us and make arrangements for another time.
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Okanagan Pride Society Annual General Meeting

Okanagan Pride Society Annual General Meeting

Nov 9, 7:00pm

Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
2130 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6G8 Map

The future is up to you! Come out and support Okanagan Pride at the Annual General Meeting. This meeting is held to elect board members, get an update from the current board and approve financial statements. Members in good standing are elegible to vote, and memberships will be available for purchase at the meeting ($5).

18 interested  ·  33 going
Okanagan Pride Halloween 15

Okanagan Pride Hallowe'en '15

Oct 31, 8:00pm - Nov 1, 1:00am

The Laurel Packing House
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z8 Map

It's kind of like gay christmas! It's so much fun to get dressed up and party with your peeps. The Okanagan Pride Hallowe'en parties are one of the best attended events of the year. Come out for Hallowe'en '15 with great beats in a fabulous setting.

Doors open at 8:00 pm

Happy Hour Prices on drinks from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

19+ Event - Tickets at the door $15

80 interested  ·  172 going
Okanagan Pride Town Hall

Okanagan Pride Town Hall

Oct 1, 7:00pm

Manteo Resort - Waterfront Hotel & Villas
3762 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 3L4 Map

The board of directors of Okanagan Pride Society invites all community members to a town hall on October 1st to provide input into planning for the coming year and 2016 Pride Festival, as well as to encourage nominations for board positions. The town hall will be a forum for input to the current and future board as well as provide information on what is involved in being a board member. Meeting details:

Okanagan Pride Town Hall
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Theatre Room, Manteo Resort 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4
Parking: Please note all visitors parking in the resort parking lot require a parking permit from the front desk.

The society has continued to evolve and grow the annual festival as well as take on initiatives such as youth bursaries and the Etcetera youth group. The board has maintained the financial viability of the society through holding fundraising events throughout the year. To ensure continuity and to continue to fulfill on the mandate and mission of the society it is incredibly important for community members to step up and become involved in leadership positions on the board. There will be a number of openings for nomination and election at the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) which will be held on November 9th.

Current board president Wilbur Turner has announced he will be retiring from the board at the upcoming AGM. Wilbur has been volunteering with the society first as a co-chair of the 2012 Pride Festival, and then as president since November 2012. He will be available as an advisor to the board to ensure a successful transition.

There will be a number of board of director positions open for nomination. Nomination forms and information will be available at the Town Hall.
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Community Pub Night & Volunteer Appreciation

Community Pub Night & Volunteer Appreciation

Sep 12, 6:00pm - Sep 13, 1:00am

BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery
1250 Ellis
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z4 Map

Join us UPSTAIRS at BNA for a community pub night to appreciate our volunteers! Pride Week volunteers free, all others cover is $5. Appies will be served starting at 6:30 pm and there is a cash bar.

27 interested  ·  43 going
Pride Unleashed Dance Party

Pride Unleashed Dance Party

Aug 15, 9:00pm - Aug 16, 2:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Pride Unleashed Dance Party – rip up the dance floor with two of North America’s top DJ talent – Kasha Kennedy and Showboy. This wrap up dance party will start at 9:00 pm and features Kinshira Performance Troupe and a candy bar!

This year the organizing committee is going over the top with decor and LeVel has a whole new dance floor lighting system.

Tickets are $15 in advance at the Pride Booth in City Park on Saturday from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm and $25 at the door.

This is a 19+ event.
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Out on the Lake

Out on the Lake

Aug 15, 1:00pm - Aug 15, 4:00pm

Executive Boardroom
Kelowna, BC   Map

Out on the Lake – a fabulous boat cruise featuring exotic dancers and all the heat you can imagine. The cruise will depart from Kerry Park at 1:00 pm and return at 4:00 pm in time to rest up for the Pride Unleashed Dance Party.

**This event is sold out. There will be no tickets available at the door.**

19 interested  ·  46 going
Festival at the Beach

Festival at the Beach

Aug 15, 11:30am - Aug 15, 4:00pm

Kelowna City Park Beach Map

All Day Entertainment with Vendor Fair & Beer Garden, & Pooches on Parade

What a better backdrop to the festival than the hot beaches and sparkling Lake Okanagan surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Kelowna is known for its perfect summer weather, amazing local wines, fabulous dining, and tons of outdoor activities. Our Festival in the Park features a refreshing Beer Garden and there is just nothing better on a hot summer day by the lake. This year’s entertainment is sure to be fun and inspiring.

Entertainment

Headliner: Bec & Sebastian

Bec & Sebastian: We’re delighted to announce the headliners for the 2015 Okanagan Pride Festival! It is twins Bec and Sebastian coming to Kelowna all the way from Melbourne, Australia! They will be performing not one, but two sets at the Festival on the Beach at the TD stage on August 15 in the beautiful setting of City Park.

Despite always having been inseparable, Melbourne based twins Bec & Sebastian only began performing and writing together a short time ago. A casual recording session with Bec on backing vocals for a new song Sebastian had written and produced led the siblings to realize the unique sound they created together was something they had to further explore.

Country Singer Patrick Masse

Patrick Masse: From Vancouver to Nashville this crooner’s country boy charm and classic yet uptempo sound is redefining contemporary country music. Raised amongst a brood of six siblings by two nurturing parents, Patrick has never been one to let anything hold him back. Patrick’s songs have international radio airplay, he has been nominated for the Ray MacAuley Memorial “Horizon” BCCMA Award and has earned the friendship and respect of his peers from Carolyn Dawn Johnson to Ward Stout and many others.

Sista B and the BoyzSista B & the Boyz: This local Kelowna band is back for the festival due to popular demand! Sista B will be sure to get the crowd energized with her amazing vocals and uplifting music.

Seating

There is room for a few hundred people on the bleachers in front of the stage. There will be tables and chairs in the beer garden area as well.

Pooches on Parade

Don’t miss this perennial favourite! The pooches will be doing a parade in front of the TD stage for judging and prizes! This year there will be 5 Categories with a $200.00 Tail Blazers Gift Certificate for the winner in each category. Registration at the Tail Blazers booth from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm and the show starts at 12:30 pm. All dogs must be on a leash.

Pooches on Parade Categories:

Prettiest Princess
Most Bad Ass Butch
Most Looks Like its Owner
Best Rainbow Outfit
Best Dog for Picking up Dates
Kids Play Area by Get Hoppy

Get Hoppy Play Area

Thanks to sponsorship by Get Hoppy there is an obstacle course and slides for the kids to play at! There will also be face painting and balloon art at the Etcetera Youth Booth.
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Pooches on Parade

Pooches on Parade

Aug 15, 11:30am - Aug 15, 1:00pm

1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna Map

Don’t miss this perennial favourite at the Okanagan Pride Festival at the Beach! The pooches will be doing a parade in front of the TD stage for judging and prizes! This year there will be 5 Categories with a $200.00 Tail Blazers Gift Certificate for the winner in each category. Registration at the Tail Blazers booth from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm and the show starts at 12:30 pm. All dogs must be on a leash.

Categories:

Prettiest Princess
Most Bad Ass Butch
Most Looks Like its Owner
Best Rainbow Outfit
Best Dog for Picking up Dates
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Pride Rally & March

Pride Rally & March

Aug 15, 11:00am - Aug 15, 11:30am

Stuart Park
Kelowna, BC   Map

Pride Rally & March – bring your family, friends, voices, your rainbow colours and advocacy signs to Stuart Park for marshalling by 10:45 at the latest. The march will start at 11:00 am with Grand Marshal, Mayor Colin Basran, and will follow the lakeshore path to the Jubilee Bowl in City Park for the opening of the Festival at the Beach.

We will have small Pride flags to hand out on a first come, first served basis, but if you have your own flags please bring them.

No commercial banners or signs please. Team t-shirts are okay.
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Kings & Queens of the Okanagan - 4th Annual Drag Competition

Kings & Queens of the Okanagan - 4th Annual Drag Competition

Aug 14, 8:30pm - Aug 15, 2:00am

This is one of the most popular events of Pride Week so you will want to get your tickets as soon as they are sure to sell out! Come out and get to see who will shante and who will sashay! Doors will open at 9 pm and show starts at 9:30 pm so come early! Feature performances and emceed by the one and only Hannah de Job!

**This event is sold out. There will be no tickets available at the door.**
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Green Tees Golf Tournament & Dinner

Green Tees Golf Tournament & Dinner

Aug 13, 5:00pm - Aug 13, 10:30pm

Orchard Greens Golf Club
2777 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A5 Map

The popular Okanagan Pride fun golf tournament is back again this year at Orchard Greens. Come for golf and dinner, or just dinner. Great prizes and hilarity included!

Please arrive by 5 pm for a 5:30pm shotgun start. Please make your way to the clubhouse by 8 pm for a western buffet dinner which will be served promptly at 8:30 pm.

Please book rentals directly with the clubhouse.

Tickets are no longer on sale for this event.
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Trans Pride March & #StandforTrans in the Okanagan with Performer Rae Spoon

Trans Pride March & #StandforTrans in the Okanagan with Performer Rae Spoon

Aug 11, 6:30pm

Sails, Bernard Avenue & Abbott Street, Kelowna

You are invited to come out and show support for the Okanagan transgender community. The Trans Pride march will be the first ever event of its kind in the Okanagan. Marshal at the Sails on Bernard and Abbott at 6:15 pm and march along the lakeshore path to Water St & Cawston Ave, then follow Cawston Ave to the Laurel Packinghouse for the #StandforTrans in the Okanagan Pride event with a performance by Rae Spoon, a famous trans performer. The show starts at 7:00 pm. Reception with refreshments to follow. This is a free event for all ages. Look for the pink, blue & white trans flags.... See MoreSee Less

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Pride Spirit Unleashed

Pride Spirit Unleashed

Aug 9, 4:30pm - Aug 9, 5:30pm

Kelowna Unitarians
1310 Bertram Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2E8 Map

Pride Spirit Unleashed - The 4th annual Pride Spiritual event will take place from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Hall. This is a non-denominational, non-religious event to celebrate spirit and Pride, and provide a little food for your soul. The event will be emceed by Rev. Barb Samuel of the Centre for Spiritual Living. This event is actually a musical feast! No cover - donations gratefully accepted.... See MoreSee Less

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Pride Unleashed Launch Party

Pride Unleashed Launch Party

Aug 8, 8:00pm - Aug 9, 12:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

A great big thank you to our friends at the Rotary Centre for the Arts for hosting and organizing the official launch party for this year's Pride Week! Come out for some fun, enjoy performances by Kinshira Performance Troupe and get your groove on with DJ Funk Master Phil. This is a licensed 19+ event. Entry by donation at the door.

44 interested  ·  155 going
Rainbow Crosswalk Photo Shoot

Rainbow Crosswalk Photo Shoot

Aug 6, 12:00pm

Pandosy Street and Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna

Meet at 12 noon sharp today for a photo shoot with the new rainbow crosswalks at the corner of Pandosy & Lawrence in downtown Kelowna

5 interested  ·  31 going
Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Jul 11, 6:30pm - Jul 11, 10:00pm

Sandhill Wines
1125 Richter Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2K6 Map

Get ready for a spectacular gourmet dinner paired with some of the Okanagan's finest wines all in a beautiful ultra modern setting at Sandhill.

The evening starts at 6:30 pm with a welcome wine and appetizers, followed by a gourmet 3 course dinner at 7:00 pm complete with wine pairings with each course, all included in your ticket. Enjoy the ambiance of the beautiful Sandhill tasting room at this sit down dinner prepared by some of the finest chefs from the Okanagan Chefs association while being serenaded with live music.

This evening will also include the excitement of a silent auction with all proceeds raised going toward funding the annual Okanagan Pride Festival.

Tickets are $65 and available from an Okanagan Pride board member. Cash or email transfer. For a table of 9 we can accept credit card payment. Please private message us on Facebook to arrange for tickets and payment. There are only 100 tickets available. This is a 19+ event. There will be gluten free & vegan options. Please ensure you inform the person you purchase the ticket from if this is a requirement.

Dress is evening wear with a black and white theme.
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Wicked White Party

Wicked White Party

May 16, 9:00pm

The Habitat
248 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6H9 Map

You all know how much fun the Okanagan Pride White Party is! This year we have two DJs! Come out wearing white for this Victoria Day long weekend party at Habitat! Doors open at 9 pm with DJ Housewife followed by DJ Romo playing lots of top 40. 19+

All profits from this event go toward putting on the Okanagan Pride Festival in August. Come out and show your support!

Here's the scoop on tickets:

- Advance tickets through Ticketfly at the event ticket link $20
- Advance tickets at Leo's Video or Mosaic Books $20
- $25 at the door
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Okanagan Pride Spring Fling Fundraiser

Okanagan Pride Spring Fling Fundraiser

Mar 21, 7:00pm

Dakoda's Sports Bar & Grill
1574 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6G2 Map

Spring Fling Pride Fundraiser
Saturday March 21 2015 at 7pm.
Dakoda's Sports Bar & Grill
1574 Harvey Ave., Kelowna, B.C.

Tickets $20.00 each includes a Beef Burger, Veggie Burger, or Chicken Burger & a drink (Beer, Glass of Wine, or a highball.) There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, & a toonie toss! Tickets are on sale now from anyone of our 11 board members
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Community Karaoke

Community Karaoke

Feb 28, 7:00pm - Feb 28, 11:00pm

JJ's Diner
573 Lawrence Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6L8 Map

Karaoke with Bill E at JJ's Diner
When: Saturday February. 28, 2015.
Address:573 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, B.C.
Time:7-11pm.

7 interested  ·  12 going
Mixed 10 Pin Bowling

Mixed 10 Pin Bowling

Jan 31, 7:00pm - Feb 1, 1:00am

Lake City Bowling and Billiards
#100-2789 Hwy 97N
Kelowna, BC  V1X 4J8 Map

Calling all guys and girls! Come out and have some community fun! Bowl, eat, drink, and dance! All you can bowl for $13.67 per person including shoes. (Please pay at the cashier)

11 interested  ·  32 going
Ladies Karaoke Night

Ladies Karaoke Night

Jan 16, 7:00pm - Jan 16, 11:00pm

JJ's Diner
573 Lawrence Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6L8 Map

Come on out ladies, sing your hearts out and make some noise! The only cost is your own food and beverages.

3 interested  ·  9 going
New Years Eve Glitter & Glam Party

New Years Eve Glitter & Glam Party

Dec 31, 9:00pm

The Habitat
248 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6H9 Map

Put on your party clothes and come out to ring in 2015 with all your friends at the Glitter & Glam Party! A great venue, amazing beats by DJ Swat & DJ Altair, go go dancers Matt & Aarron of Twisted Element & Celebrities fame heating up the stage, plus party favours. This is a fundraiser event for the Okanagan Pride Festival. Please invite all of your friends!

Champagne will be available for purchase!

$25 advance tickets are now available at Mosaic Books and Leo's Video or online at the Tickets link on this event. $30 at the door but don't wait as we are sure this will be a sell out.

Doors open at 9:00 PM at Habitat!
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Okanagan Pride Sponsor a Family 2014

Okanagan Pride Sponsor a Family 2014

Dec 6, 2:00pm - Dec 6, 4:00pm

Okanagan Pride is partnering with Kelowna Community Resources to sponsor a family this holiday season! We have been matched with a same sex female couple (both 22 years of age) with a three year old son.

You are invited to purchase new items to gift to this family. The online gift register lists items on the wish list for each of the three family members. If you would like to purchase one of the suggested items please add your name beside the item in the online register so we know someone is getting it and then go out and purchase the item at a local store. You may also gift cash by paying online which will be used to purchase grocery store gift cards. Once you have purchased your non-cash gift bring it to an afternoon social from 2 pm to 4 pm on December 6 at Clarance House B&B for a wrapping party (gift bags and wrap will be provided). The gifts will then be dropped off at Kelowna Community Resources for distribution to the family.

Brief description of the family’s current situation: This family was recently married, so they are working on building their home together.


If you have any questions please email info@okanaganpride.com.
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Okanagan Pride Society Board Meeting

Okanagan Pride Society Board Meeting

Dec 1, 7:00pm

Board meetings are held at Kelowna Community Development Society.

#2-1441 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC

Entrance is in the alley. Please arrive early so the meeting can start on time.

1 interested  ·  9 going
Transgender Day of Remembrance - Kelowna Event

Transgender Day of Remembrance - Kelowna Event

Nov 19, 7:00pm - Nov 19, 9:00pm

Streaming Cafe
Kelowna, BC   Map

Candle lighting ceremony, screening of two short films, followed by a discussion.

Films: Transmormon (2013) and “BOY” (2014)

Brought to you by the UBCO Equity and Inclusion Office
and Okanagan Pride Society.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in late November in recognition of the 1998 murder of Rita Hester. Rita was a highly visible member of the transgender community in Boston, where she worked locally on education around transgender issues. Sixteen years later, police have still not found Rita’s murderer (or murderers).

In 1999, advocate and writer Gwendolyn Ann Smith coordinated a vigil in Rita’s honor. The vigil commemorated not only Rita, but all who were tragically lost to anti transgender violence.
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Pub Night & Fundraiser for Etcetera Youth Group

Pub Night & Fundraiser for Etcetera Youth Group

Nov 15, 6:00pm

Dakota's Sports Bar
1574 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6G2 Map

Come out for a fun evening supporting a fabulous cause! Tickets are $20 with proceeds of the evening going to Okanagan Pride's Etcetera youth group programs. Your ticket gets you dinner and a drink and there will also be a 50/50, a wine basket raffle, silent auction, loonie toss, and a booze basket to be raffled off! Come show your support for our lgbt youth! Message Cydney McDonald, Patti DeBoer, Lisarazzi Marie, Brad Therrien, Jay Mckenzie, or Charlene Boklage for advance tickets or click the link below to purchase online until November 14 or sold out! Spread the word!... See MoreSee Less

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Okanagan Pride Society Annual General Meeting

Okanagan Pride Society Annual General Meeting

Nov 10, 7:00pm - Nov 10, 8:00pm

Sandman Inn
2130 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6G8 Map

Open meeting for members, future members and the community. Board report on the past year, approval of financial statements and proposed resolutions. Election of board of directors.

Kelowna Room, Sandman Inn

Come out and support your Pride society.

3 interested  ·  15 going
Haunted Thrift Shop Party

Haunted Thrift Shop Party

Oct 31, 9:00pm

The Habitat
248 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6H9 Map

Dig out your grandad's clothes or hit up your favourite thrift shop for your Halloween outfit and come out to the Haunted Thrift Shop Party! Hit the dance floor with top 40, pop remixes, camp, retro and some melodic EDM in collaboration with DJ SWAT!

Prizes for the best theme costumes!

Tickets $15 at the door. 19+ event.

Hosted by Okanagan Pride Society

27 interested  ·  39 going
Board Info Session

Board Info Session

Oct 29, 7:00pm - Oct 29, 8:00pm

If you have indicated interest in being on the Okanagan Pride Society board please attend this information session. An overview of roles and responsibilities will be provided as well as an opportunity to get any questions answered.

Please RSVP. PM Wilbur Turner with any questions about this event.

10 going
Okanagan Pride Society Board Meeting

Okanagan Pride Society Board Meeting

Oct 6, 7:00pm

Monthly board meeting of directors. Members are welcome to attend.

1 interested  ·  7 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Sep 16, 7:00pm

Starbucks Canada
387 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6N6 Map

By popular demand, and with the help of some amazing ladies, Lattes with the Ladies is back to being every Tuesday. Join us!

1 interested  ·  7 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Sep 9, 7:00pm

Starbucks Canada
387 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6N6 Map

By popular demand, and with the help of some amazing ladies, Lattes with the Ladies is back to being every Tuesday. Join us!

2 interested  ·  4 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Sep 2, 7:00pm

Starbucks Canada
387 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6N6 Map

Mark your calendars and join us! First Tuesday of every month. Everyone welcome!

2 interested  ·  9 going
Okanagan Pride Global Love Dance Party

Okanagan Pride Global Love Dance Party

Aug 16, 9:00pm

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Come out for the absolute best dance party of the year! The Global Love Dance party features Cosmic Co Motion with 4 DJs, 3 levels, glo paint booth, aerial dancing, go go boys, go go girls and much, much more!

General admission tickets $35 available at Funktional and Behind the Fly until August 15 or online in the Ultimate Pride Ticket Package until August 9th. 19+ Event. Doors open at 9 pm.

If you are an Okanagan Pride Society member and wish to purchase the Ultimate Pride Ticket ensure you login at the event ticket link to get the $55 member price. If you are a non-member you can purchase the $80 package which includes a one year membership.
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Pooches on Parade

Pooches on Parade

Aug 16, 1:00pm

City Park
Kelowna, BC   Map

Bring your pooches out to the annual Pooches on Parade event being held at Okanagan Pride's Festival in the Park. Great prizes for the following categories:

- Prettiest Princess
- Most Badass Butch
- Most Looks Like Owner
- Best Rainbow Outfit
- Best Dog for Picking up Dates

Register your pooch at the Tail Blazers booth between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Pooches on Parade starts at approximately 1:30 pm.

Dogs must be kept on a maximum 6 foot leash. Only two dogs per handler permitted. No pooches in the food serving or beer garden areas please. Dogs should be licensed and owners must pickup their pooches poop. 🙂

Sponsored by Tail Blazers Kelowna
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7 interested  ·  30 going
Pride Rally & March

Pride Rally & March

Aug 16, 11:15am

Stuart Park
Kelowna, BC   Map

Get your Pride on at the annual Pride Rally & March! Join hundreds of the LGBTQ community and friends for this free family friendly event to celebrate Pride Week in the Okanagan! A special dance performance will be presented by LUKI Dance Productions.

Marshal at 11:15 am at Stuart Park
Dance performance at 11:30 am followed by the Pride March to City Park (Jubilee Bowl) along the lakeshore walkway to the official opening of the Okanagan Pride Festival.

Dress up in your best and brightest rainbow colours. Kids decorated wagons and bicycles welcome! A table info/booth will be setup at Stuart Park. Absolutely no commercial signs or banners allowed at the rally or in the march.
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51 interested  ·  132 going
Festival in the Park

Festival in the Park

Aug 16, 11:00am - Aug 16, 4:30pm

City Park
Kelowna, BC   Map

This all day family friendly event is one of the big high-lights of Pride week. It is free to attend and everyone is welcome including all of our straight friends and allies. The festival will open when the Pride March arrives and after brief opening ceremonies the main stage will be non-stop entertainment until 4:30. The crowd favorite "Pooches on Parade" will be back again this year so folks get your pooches trained and their costumes made!

Paperboy will headline this year's stage events hosted by well known performing artist Amy Bishop. Local bands Amistad and Bear Meets World will also be performing.

BBQ & Beer Garden - enjoy hot food and a cold beverage.
Vendor Fair - take time to wander through the Vendor Fair and check out what our great partners have to offer
Children's Play Space - there will be a play for the kiddies to play
Festival sponsored by TD. Pooches on Parade Sponsored by Tail Blazers. Beer Garden sponsored by Cariboo. Free admission.
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11 interested  ·  44 going
Okanagan Pride 3rd Annual Drag Competition

Okanagan Pride 3rd Annual Drag Competition

Aug 15, 8:00pm - Aug 16, 1:00am

The Habitat
248 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6H9 Map

It's that time of year again, to cheer on your favourite King and Queen for the title of Okanagan Pride King and Queen 2014.

"Hosted by Ella Lamoureux with special performances from last years winners: Craven Moorehead and Cocomo Kain!!!"

Make sure to get there on time as this spectacular evening of pure entertainment will be surely selling out!

31 interested  ·  92 going
Pride Reception presented by HSBC

Pride Reception presented by HSBC

Aug 15, 7:00pm - Aug 15, 9:00pm

Manteo Resort
3762 Lakeshore Rd
Kelowna, BC  V1W3L4 Map

Welcome to Okanagan Pride Festival 2014! The Pride Reception has been created to welcome everyone to the weekend festivities. Whether you're a local or in town to join our Pride celebration, come out, enjoy mingling, seeing and being seen, and collaborating with friends on plans for the weekend. Your ticket includes two beverages from the bar and an appetizing array of food prepared by Manteo Resort kitchen. And while you're visiting with friends and sipping your icy drinks on the lakeside patio, enjoy music from an up and coming Kelowna jazz trio.

Many thanks to Manteo Resort for sponsoring this event in their fabulous clubhouse and spacious patio overlooking Okanagan Lake, and a big shout out to our friends at HSBC for presenting this event.

Directions: Start at the Manteo Resort lobby, go through the hallway past the conference rooms to the exit that leads to the lakeside walkway. Follow the walkway past the second pool and turn left to reach the clubhouse lobby. There will be signs (and the potential of a cute usher or two) along the way to guide you.

Parking: Parking is limited onsite and requires a pass from the reception desk. Parking is also available at the Q103 radio station lot on the corner of Cook Road and Lakeshore Drive. You can pick up a parking pass at the event ticket table in the clubhouse lobby if you wish to park there. Pay parking may also be available across from the Eldorado Hotel.

Tickets online at the link below. Tickets are also available as part of the Ultimate Pride Ticket Package until August 9th at member.gayokanagan.com/event-1721186. This is a 19+ event.

Please note: Our apologies; this event is not accessible. It is on the second floor, and the only access is stairs.
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10 interested  ·  34 going
Viva Las Pride

Viva Las Pride

Aug 14, 8:00pm - Aug 14, 10:30pm

The Laurel Packing House
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z8 Map

Viva Las Pride returns in spectacular style for the 2014 Okanagan Pride Festival! On Thursday evening, August 14, dare to experience a wine tasting like no other – all set to a Las Vegas theme. Join 24 Okanagan wineries at the beautiful Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna as fresh summer wines are tasted, amazing cheeses from across Canada are presented all set to the fine Vegas vibes of DJ SuperDave.

And what is Vegas without being able to try your hand at the blackjack tables? Enjoy this one of a kind evening complete with GoGo boys, burlesque servers and one of the most vibrant crowds you will ever meet.

Tickets are only $30 for admission which includes your Get Home Safe taxi ride, a complimentary sparkling wine sample, cheeses from Dairy Farmers of Canada, catering from Nesters Markets, blackjack games and your own souvenir wine glass. Wine samples are available for purchase once inside.
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34 interested  ·  60 going
Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

Aug 12, 5:30pm - Aug 12, 10:00pm

Orchard Greens Golf Club
2777 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A5 Map

Whether you are a serious golfer or a wild swinger this event is for you. It is all about the fun, camaraderie and being out on the greens in the beautiful Okanagan sunshine. This event is being held at Orchard Greens and will be followed by an awesome outdoor grill, all you can eat dinner at Orchard Greens "Bunkhouse Bar & Grill".

Then head back out on the course for a bit of night golfing.

Only want to come for dinner? You can do that too! Menu includes: Smoked Chicken, Ribs, Brats, Steak, Salmon, Smoke Pork Tenderloin, Portobello Mushrooms, Roasted Vegetables, Baked Beans, Grilled Cornbread, Quinoa Salad, Tossed Salad, and Desserts. There will be a cash bar available.

Full package - $45 (*Singles welcome!)
Dinner Only - $25

*All tickets must be bought in advance! The sale of tickets will close on Monday, July 28!

Contact Jacque Morrow for tickets if you prefer to pay cash, or follow the ticket link above for credit card, or other purchase options.

www.facebook.com/jacque.morrow.9

*All proceeds will go to the Okanagan Pride Society "Youth Award Fund", recognizing graduating youth who are continuing on to a post-secondary education and have shown leadership in categories such as gay/straight alliance development, social justice and youth support.
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5 interested  ·  20 going
Pride Spiritual Celebration

Pride Spiritual Celebration

Aug 10, 10:30am

Kelowna Community Theatre
1375 Water St
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 0B4 Map

Join Okanagan Pride & Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna for a special celebration and talk with Dr. Kenn Gordon honouring Local Pride, Global Love as we launch the annual Okanagan Pride Festival in Kelowna.

Everyone is welcome - please share this invitation.

7 interested  ·  21 going
Local Pride - Global Love, Exhibition Opening

Local Pride - Global Love, Exhibition Opening

Aug 9, 7:00pm - Aug 9, 9:00pm

Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
103-421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

Celebrate Okanagan Pride 2014 with the Alternator Centre and Okanagan Pride!

Ten emerging artists in BC come together in a community exhibit to depict the theme "Local Pride - Global Love", extending solidarity and support to those living under oppressive conditions worldwide and celebrating the work of developing queer and allied artists. One work will be selected to be the official piece of the 2014 Okanagan Pride Festival.

This project is generously supported by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Stay tuned for the names of our featured artists!

Exhibition opening and first official Okanagan Pride event:
Saturday, August 9; 7 - 9pm at the Alternator.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

Exhibition runs August 9 - 30, 2014.
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2014 Spirit of Pride Award

2014 Spirit of Pride Award

Aug 9, 9:00am - Aug 16, 9:00pm

City of Kelowna Map

Get into the Pride spirit! Decorate your Kelowna storefront in a creative display of rainbow colors during Pride Week August 9-16, 2014 and enter to be the winner of the 2014 Spirit of Pride Award! The theme for the Okanagan Pride Festival this year is "Local Pride - Global Love" to celebrate Pride locally and send love to the global community, particularly for those who live in hostile environments.

There is no cost to register! Once you have your decorations up take a photo and upload it to this Facebook event page and be sure to put the name of your business and location in the description. Decorations need to be in place by August 9th so that our judges have time to view all of the entries in person.

Looking for pride decorations for your store front? Try these.

www.rainbowdepot.com
www.prideshack.com
www.flagshop.com/pride.php

Or try your local dollar stores.
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8 interested  ·  26 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Jul 22, 7:00pm - Jul 22, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Looks like we're hitting the lake for a swim again! We'll meet at Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy then head out.

This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome!

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  9 going
The Ultimate Pride Ticket Package

The Ultimate Pride Ticket Package

Jul 17, 10:00pm - Aug 9, 10:00pm

Ticket Price:
$55 Members (NOTE: You need to be logged in to the membership site at the ticket link and be a current paid up member to see the members only price of $55)
$80 Non-members (includes a one year Okanagan Pride Society Membership)

Save $10 on the Ultimate Pride Package until August 9th which includes the following events:

Pride Reception August 15, 2014 - 7 pm - 9 pm, Clubhouse, Manteo Resort, 3762 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna. Separate ticket price $15.

Drag Competition August 15, 2014 - 8 pm to 1 am, Habitat, 248 Leon Avenue, Kelowna. Separate ticket price $15.

Global Love Dance Party August 16, 2014 - 9 pm to closing, LeVel Club, 275 Leon Avenue, Kelowna. Separate ticket price $35.

Your ticket package will be available for pickup at the Pride Reception on August 15th. Purchase your tickets online at the ticket link in this event. If you are a member ensure you login when going to the ticket page so you can see the member price of $55.
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6 interested  ·  12 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Jul 15, 7:00pm - Jul 15, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

2 interested  ·  11 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Jul 8, 7:00pm - Jul 8, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

Cancelled: This Week Only

Cancelled: This Week Only

Jul 1, 12:00am

Lattes is cancelled this week by consensus so you can enjoy tomorrow's festivities.

Happy Canada Day!

1 going
Cancelled: This Week Only

Cancelled: This Week Only

Jun 24, 6:00pm

Tonics Pub & Grill
1654 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC  V1Y8L1 Map

Lattes is cancelled this week as we're all headed over to Tonics Pub for a Community Pub Night.

Join us there at 6pm!

Community Pub Night

Community Pub Night

Jun 24, 6:00pm

Tonics Pub & Grill
1654 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC  V1Y8L1 Map

Join us for a community pub night in another one of Kelowna's historic buildings. We've reserved a large table this time, so "invite" and "share" with your friends.

5 interested  ·  14 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Jun 17, 7:00pm - Jun 17, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out for a coffee and a walk. We'll meet up at 7:00 pm and head out from Starbucks at 7:30 pm.

This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

9 going
Youth Diversity Prom

Youth Diversity Prom

Jun 15, 7:00pm - Jun 15, 11:00pm

Black Box Theatre
Kelowna, BC   Map

Let It Go! Let it Snow! Let it Show!

Etcetera Kelowna and the Okanagan Pride Society are happy to present our second annual youth diversity prom, and this year's theme is going to be Disney's Frozen.

Come join your friends at Etcetera Kelowna and take part in a FREE evening of fun including DJ, live entertainment, ice-breakers, mocktails, games, photo booth, contests, and more!

Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the event!


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Note: If you want to bring a guest who is over 18, you will have to submit a request to the Etcetera organizers for special consideration. Submission of a request does not guarantee the guest will be able to attend.

Disclaimer: As with every Etcetera event, this is an alcohol and drug-free event, and this will be strictly enforced. If you are suspected of using any substance, you will be asked to leave the premises immediately. There will be no re-entry allowed, so once you leave for any reason, you will not be permitted to come back into the prom.
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Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Jun 10, 7:00pm - Jun 10, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

4 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Jun 3, 7:00pm - Jun 3, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

2 interested  ·  8 going
Okanagan Pride Board Meeting

Okanagan Pride Board Meeting

Jun 3, 7:00pm

705 - 955 Leon Avenue, Prato Square Map

Members Welcome

3 interested  ·  9 going
Community Pub Night

Community Pub Night

May 28, 6:00pm

The Train Station Pub
1177 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z5 Map

Join us for a burger and a pint, and connect with others in the Okanagan Pride community, in this beautifully restored train station.

Please be aware that reserving a table or area is not possible at this venue. Given the overwhelming response, we will be booking our next Pub Night at Tonics, where we can reserve a large table.

Arrive early, hold some seats and hopefully we'll have everyone near.
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21 interested  ·  18 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

May 27, 7:00pm - May 27, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

7 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

May 20, 7:00pm - May 20, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

3 interested  ·  7 going
Okanagan Pride - White Party 2014

Okanagan Pride - White Party 2014

May 17, 9:00pm - May 18, 2:00am

Playtime Casino Kelowna
1300 Water Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9P3 Map

This is one of our biggest events of the year!

Come out and celebrate the long weekend with one of Kelowna's hottest DJ's and a fabulous show by 2muffs1collar.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Doors open at 9:00 pm

Cover $15 Members - $20 Guests. Memberships will be available at the door for the special price of $15 (save $10)! This is a 19+ event.

Gateway 21, Lake City Casino, 1300 Water Street, Kelowna.
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24 interested  ·  69 going
Okanagan Pride Festival 2014 Planning Meeting

Okanagan Pride Festival 2014 Planning Meeting

May 13, 7:00pm - May 13, 9:00pm

Playtime Casino Kelowna
1300 Water Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9P3 Map

All event coordinators, volunteers and people interested in volunteering at the annual Okanagan Pride Festival are invited to attend this planning meeting. It will be a town hall style meeting with information presented on each of the events and short break out sessions for various volunteer teams. 7 pm to 9 pm at Gateway 21 - Lake City Casino.

8 interested  ·  19 going
Cancelled - This Week Only

Cancelled - This Week Only

May 13, 12:00am

Due to the popularity of the Pride planning meeting by many of the women in our community, "Latte's with the Ladies" is cancelled this week.

Interested in volunteering during Pride Festival? Join us at Gateway 21, Lake City Casino at 7pm.

The cancellation is for this week only.

Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

May 6, 7:00pm - May 6, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  10 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Apr 29, 7:00pm - Apr 29, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  5 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Apr 22, 7:00pm - Apr 22, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  2 going
Okanagan Pride Bunnies & Bonnets

Okanagan Pride Bunnies & Bonnets

Apr 19, 11:00am - Apr 19, 1:00pm

2279 Benvoulin, Kelowna, BC V1W 2C8 Map

Join this LGBT & friends FREE community family event to celebrate spring! The event starts with a bicycle parade, so kids get your bikes decorated! This will be followed by lunch and an outdoor egg hunt. Wear your own best bonnet to be eligible to win a prize!

The lunch will be potluck. Beverages, cups, plates & cutlery will be provided. Please bring your favorite lunch dish.

The event is being held at the historic and beautiful Reid Hall, 2270 Benvoulin Rd., Kelowna.

This is a free event for all ages.
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9 interested  ·  15 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Apr 15, 7:00pm - Apr 15, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  5 going
Community Cafe

Community Cafe

Apr 13, 2:00pm - Apr 13, 3:00pm

Urban Fare
3155 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 3S9 Map

Join the LGBT & friends Community Cafe today from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Urban Fare cafe at 3155 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna.

4 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Apr 8, 7:00pm - Apr 8, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  4 going
Okanagan Pride Board Meeting

Okanagan Pride Board Meeting

Apr 7, 7:00pm

Playtime Casino Kelowna
1300 Water Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9P3 Map

Members Welcome
Gateway 21, Lake City Casino

2 interested  ·  7 going
Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Apr 6, 2:00pm - Apr 6, 3:00pm

Urban Fare
3155 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 3S9 Map

Come out and chat, connect and create with the Okanagan LGBT and friends community. We're meeting at the large centre table at Urban Fare cafe - 3155 Lakeshore Rd. in Kelowna. The cafe has a large selection of yummy food, hot beverages, beer and wine.

2 interested  ·  8 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Apr 1, 7:00pm - Apr 1, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  8 going
Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Mar 30, 2:00pm - Mar 30, 3:00pm

Urban Fare
3155 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 3S9 Map

Come out and chat, connect and create with the Okanagan LGBT and friends community. We're meeting at the large centre table at Urban Fare cafe - 3155 Lakeshore Rd. in Kelowna. The cafe has a large selection of yummy food, hot beverages, beer and wine.

5 interested  ·  3 going
Ladies Blues Night

Ladies' Blues Night

Mar 26, 8:00pm

The Blue Gator
441 Lawrence ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6L6 Map

Join us for an evening of Blues! Wednesday is "Blues Night" at The Gator, featuring Kelowna's own Poppa Dawg. Note: We have not reserved this venue but instead are taking advantage of a popular music night in Kelowna.

This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome.

7 interested  ·  14 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Mar 25, 7:00pm - Mar 25, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  4 going
Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Mar 23, 2:00pm - Mar 23, 3:00pm

Urban Fare
3155 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 3S9 Map

Join local LGBT and friends for a Sunday afternoon community cafe to chat, connect & create from 2 pm to 3 pm at Urban Fare Cafe on Pandosy Street in the Mission. (3155 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna) We have the large centre table reserved.

5 interested  ·  9 going
Mardi Gras - Community Dance Party

Mardi Gras - Community Dance Party

Mar 22, 9:00pm - Mar 23, 2:00am

Playtime Casino Kelowna
1300 Water Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9P3 Map

Celebrate Mardi Gras 2014 with Okanagan Pride, featuring the talented and beautiful DJ Trouble! Join us for a pride filled night of dancing, masquerade and fun at Gateway 21, Lake City Casino.

Door prizes include a New Orleans themed basket from Urban Fare! A collection of Jazz inspired LP's from Milkcrate Records! And some naughtiness from Wild Kingdom!

All proceeds go to the Okanagan Pride Society as we move ever closer to Okanagan Pride Festival 2014.

Cover $15 at the door.

*Discounted room rate at the Delta Grand for this event! Rate code: VHG
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38 interested  ·  39 going
Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Mar 16, 2:00pm

Urban Fare
3155 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 3S9 Map

Join the LGBTI and friends Community Cafe on Sunday from 2-3 pm for an opportunity to chat, connect and create. Everyone welcome at the Urban Fare cafe on Pandosy in the Mission (Kelowna).

6 interested  ·  13 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Mar 11, 7:00pm - Mar 11, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

3 interested  ·  7 going
Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Mar 9, 2:00pm - Mar 9, 3:00pm

Starbucks Canada
697 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC   Map

Join the LGBTI and friends Community Cafe on Sundays from 2-3 pm for an opportunity to chat, connect and create. We plan to hold these informal coffee get-togethers every Sunday. Everyone welcome at Starbucks on Bernard and Pandosy in Kelowna.

9 interested  ·  13 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Mar 4, 7:00pm - Mar 4, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

1 interested  ·  4 going
Okanagan Pride Board Meeting

Okanagan Pride Board Meeting

Mar 3, 7:00pm - Mar 3, 8:00pm

Playtime Casino Kelowna
1300 Water Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9P3 Map

Monthly board meeting. Members welcome to attend. Please RSVP.

4 interested  ·  9 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Feb 25, 7:00pm - Feb 25, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

*Please 'invite' and 'share' with your friends!

5 interested  ·  5 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Feb 18, 7:00pm - Feb 18, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

5 going
Okanagan Pride 2014 Planning Kick-off Meeting

Okanagan Pride 2014 Planning Kick-off Meeting

Feb 17, 7:00pm - Feb 17, 9:00pm

Manteo Resort
3762 Lakeshore Rd
Kelowna, BC  V1W3L4 Map

The 2014 Okanagan Pride Festival is just over 7 months away! This is a call to all parties interested in being event coordinators, partner organizations, community members and sponsors to join us for a planning kick-off meeting. We will be discussing dates, events, marketing initiatives, entertainment, and festival theme. This is your opportunity to be involved in, and a stakeholder of all aspects of the festival.

Join the planning meeting and help make 2014 the best Pride Festival ever! There will be a dessert bar at the meeting featuring fruit kabobs, double chocolate fudge brownies, chocolate dipped strawberries and mini raspberry brulees. Yum! Beverages will be provided. Please RSVP for catering and space purposes. Email any questions to president@okanaganpride.com.

Meeting is in the Waterfront III Conference Room.
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One Love - Valentine Dance

One Love - Valentine Dance

Feb 14, 10:00pm - Feb 15, 1:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

In solidarity with our family and friends who live in hostile environments we celebrate this Valentines with "One Love" a Valentine dance. Bring your friends out for this fun event and see what cupid has in store! We're bringing back the Valentine Mailbox! $500 of the proceeds will be donated to the InterPride solidarity fund to help Pride organizations in hostile environments. $10 at the door - say you're with Okanagan Pride to be charged the correct amount.... See MoreSee Less

24 interested  ·  25 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Feb 11, 7:00pm - Feb 11, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

3 going
Ladies Bowling

Ladies' Bowling

Feb 7, 7:00pm - Feb 7, 9:00pm

Join us for a fun night of 5-pin 'cosmic' bowling!
$7/person/hour (Includes shoe rental)
We've only reserved two lanes. Don't miss out. +Join early
*This is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome.

1 interested  ·  15 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Feb 4, 7:00pm - Feb 4, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

2 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Jan 28, 7:00pm - Jan 28, 8:09pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

4 going
Ladies Wing Night

Ladies' Wing Night

Jan 22, 5:00pm - Jan 22, 7:00pm

Creekside Pub and Grill
3929 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC  v1w 1v3 Map

Wednesday Wing Night at Creekside is back! Everyone is welcome.

3 interested  ·  6 going
Lattes with the Ladies

Lattes with the Ladies

Jan 21, 7:00pm - Jan 21, 8:00pm

Starbucks on Bernard
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come on out and chat. Everyone is welcome! Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy.

6 going
Glitter & Glo New Years Eve Party

Glitter & Glo New Year's Eve Party

Dec 31, 9:30pm - Jan 1, 4:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Come out to Okanagan Pride's last party of 2013 and first party of 2014 to cheer in the New Year! Doors open at 9:30 pm and the party goes until 4:00 am. Free champagne and party favours at midnight thanks to Level Nightclub PLUS fabulous door prizes! Cover $20. All proceeds go to Okanagan Pride Society.

PLEASE NOTE: Once again we get VIP treatment so we don't have to stand in line with bus loads of people at the front. Entrance is via the stairs from the alley to the third floor.
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Etcetera Youth Diversity Christmas Party (Ages 15-25)

Etcetera Youth Diversity Christmas Party (Ages 15-25)

Dec 19, 4:00pm - Dec 19, 7:00pm

#2-1441 St. Paul Street Kelowna, BC (access off back alley) Map

Come out to celebrate this festive time of year with your friends at Etcetera Youth Group.

We are hosting a FREE pizza and pop party with holiday craft and movie night this Thursday December 19th at 4pm.

Bring a wrapped present (limit $5) to take part in our Secret Santa game.

We meet at the Kelowna Community Development Society space #2-1441 St. Paul Street Kelowna, BC (access off back alley)

Merry Christmas Everyone!

For more information about Etcetera, please join our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/etceterakelowna/
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Breakfast with the Ladies

Breakfast with the Ladies

Dec 14, 10:00am

Bunkhouse Bar & Grill, 2777 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC Map

Join us for a festive fireside breakfast. Prizes to be given for ugliest ugly sweater and most festive attire.

Everyone welcome!

6 interested  ·  12 going
Okanagan Pride Society Annual General Meeting

Okanagan Pride Society Annual General Meeting

Dec 9, 7:00pm - Dec 9, 8:00pm

Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
2130 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6G8 Map

Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kelowna Room, Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
Address: 2130 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC

The meeting will consist of a directors report, approval of minutes from the last members meeting, presentation of and approval of financial statements for the most recent year-end, and nominations and voting for open board positions.

All members in good standing are eligible to vote at the AGM.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
Okanagan Pride Society
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Vintage Hollywood Gala - World AIDS Day Event

Vintage Hollywood Gala - World AIDS Day Event

Nov 30, 9:00pm - Dec 1, 2:00am

Playtime Casino Kelowna
1300 Water Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9P3 Map

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2013. To commemorate this Okanagan Pride Society in partnership with Living Positive Resource Centre are hosting the Vintage Hollywood Gala - Bring Out Your Inner Celebrity on November 30, 2013. The gala will be a fundraiser for Living Positive Resource Centre's emergency fund for those impacted by, or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Come out to this fabulous event for a fun evening with a hip band, live entertainers, auctions, appetizers, DJ and dancing, door prizes, and prizes for the most impressionable vintage Hollywood attire.

While this will be an elegant and great evening to mark World AIDS day in Kelowna your participation will impact those in our area dealing with and/or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS in a very real way. Living Positive Resource Centre provides emergency funding for those dealing with unfortunate circumstances. This includes issues relating to housing, income, nutrition, access to health care including addictions and mental health services, connections with natural support systems, and other determinants of health.

For event information, to donate to or sponsor this event please call Wilbur at 250-860-8555 or Jazzy at 778-753-5830 ext. 105 for details. All donations of cash or in kind gifts will qualify for a tax receipt from Living Positive Resource Centre, a registered charitable organization.

The event is being held at Gateway 21, Lake City Casino. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets available at Behind The Fly, Funktional, DunnEnzies Pizza Co.Clarance House Bed & Breakfast and Livin Positive Resource Centre. This is a 19+ event. Please share the invitation with your friends.
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov 20, 8:00pm

This is a virtual event to remember transgender people who have lost their lives in the last year due to violence. You are invited to light a candle wherever you are at 8:00 pm on November 20. Feel free to post messages of condolence and hope to all our transgender people as comments to this event. You will find a list memorializing these people at www.transgenderdor.org/memorializing-2013... See MoreSee Less

7 interested  ·  77 going
Ladies Wing Night

Ladies' Wing Night

Nov 20, 5:00pm - Nov 20, 7:00pm

Dakoda's Sports Bar & Grill
1574 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6G2 Map

Come out for another fun night of wings and laughter! Everyone welcome!

6 interested  ·  8 going
Okanagan Pride - Splash Saturday! LGBT Club Night

Okanagan Pride - Splash Saturday! LGBT Club Night

Nov 16, 10:00pm - Nov 17, 2:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Come out and party in a safe environment with your friends. Cover $5 goes to Okanagan Pride Society. Ensure you let the door staff know you are going upstairs to Splash Saturday! Doors open at 10 pm.

28 interested  ·  26 going
Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Okanagan Pride Community Cafe

Nov 3, 11:00am - Nov 3, 12:00pm

Bean Scene, 274 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC Map

Join us for a Community Cafe and Okanagan Pride Town Hall. This event is designed to stimulate community conversation and connection. At this event we will discuss global issues related to LGBTQ equality and what we can do as a community to further global equality. It will be an opportunity to bring up topics for future Community Cafe's and provide input to the OPS board of directors. Come to the Bean Scene, get yourself a cup of java and join us in the back board room. Discussion will start at 11 am and we have some swag to give away from the InterPride conference.... See MoreSee Less

7 interested  ·  8 going
Okanagan Pride - Wrecking Ball - Halloween Dance

Okanagan Pride - Wrecking Ball - Halloween Dance

Oct 26, 10:00pm - Oct 27, 2:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

What a BALL it will be! Put on your spookiest, cutest, or sexiest costume and come out for the fun and prizes at the Wrecking Ball Halloween Dance hosted by Oddree, presented by Okanagan Pride and sponsored by LeVel. What can you create with the Wrecking Ball theme? Let's see on October 26th upstairs at LeVel! Doors open at 10 pm. Cover $10. All proceeds go to Okanagan Pride Society. Will you get wrecked? Just don't wreck the establishment.... See MoreSee Less

41 interested  ·  60 going
Ladies Wing Night

Ladies Wing Night

Oct 23, 5:00pm - Oct 23, 7:00pm

Creekside Pub and Grill
3929 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC  v1w 1v3 Map

3 interested  ·  16 going
Okanagan Pride - Splash Saturday! LGBT Club Night

Okanagan Pride - Splash Saturday! LGBT Club Night

Oct 5, 10:00pm - Oct 6, 2:00am

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Come out and party in a safe environment with your friends. Cover $5 goes to Okanagan Pride Society. Ensure you let the door staff know you are going upstairs to Splash Saturday! Doors open at 10 pm.

11 interested  ·  11 going
Okanagan Pride - Splash Saturday!

Okanagan Pride - Splash Saturday!

Sep 21, 10:00pm

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Back by popular demand! Over 150 people attended on September 7 and it was a blast. Come out and party in a safe environment with your friends. Cover $5 goes to Okanagan Pride Society. Ensure you let the door staff know you are going upstairs to Splash Saturday! Doors open at 10 pm.

13 interested  ·  15 going
Okanagan Pride - Splash Saturday!

Okanagan Pride - Splash Saturday!

Sep 7, 10:00pm

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Kelowna's LGBT club night is back! Come and rock it out on the upstairs dance floor at LeVel. Be sure to let the door people know you are going upstairs. Cover $5. All door proceeds and a percentage of bar sales go to Okanagan Pride Society- many thanks to LeVel! Doors open at 10:00 pm.

24 interested  ·  36 going
Taste the Rainbow Dance Feat. Willam

Taste the Rainbow Dance Feat. Willam

Aug 17, 8:00pm

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

This is THE EVENT of Okanagan Pride that attracts hundreds of partiers from throughout BC, Alberta and the US. This year is certain to be a sell out with Willam signed on as the headline performer. Mix hot DJs and bartenders with high energy music, a free photo booth to capture your memories and impress your friends. VIP ticket holders will join a meet and greet reception with Willam.

This event is generously sponsored by HSBC, LeVel Club and OUTtv.
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Okanagan Pride Pooches on Parade

Okanagan Pride Pooches on Parade

Aug 17, 11:00am

City Park
Kelowna, BC   Map

Bring your pooches out to the annual Pooches on Parade event being held at Okanagan Pride's Festival in the Park. Great prizes for the following categories:
- Prettiest Princess
- Most Badass Butch
- Most Looks Like Owner
- Best Rainbow Outfit
- Best Dog for Picking up Dates

Register your pooch at the Tail Blazers booth between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Pooches on Parade starts at 1:00 pm.

Dogs must be kept on a maximum 6 foot leash. Only two dogs per handler permitted. No pooches in the food serving or beer garden areas please. Dogs should be licensed and owners must pickup their pooches poop. 🙂

See Pooches on Parade Coordinators Patti or Pearl at the event.
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Okanagan Prides Drag Competition II

Okanagan Pride's Drag Competition II

Aug 16, 9:00pm

Kelowna Actors Studio
1379 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z9 Map

Dear Queens & Kings of the Okanagan, We have a mission for you… Sasha & Ella are putting on Okanagan Pride's second annual amateur drag competition and we want you to be in it! You don't have to have any previous experience. All you need is enough courage, uniqueness, nerve and talent to get up on stage in your best drag and lip sync to one of your favourite songs! The competition will be hosted by Kelowna's very own fabulous and hilarious Ella Lamoureux, with glamorous senior queens (senior as in they ain't getting any younger) Sasha Zamolodchikova and Oddree Mayormaynot as judges. Our special guest judges will be announced soon!

To enter in the competition please inbox Sasha Zamolodchikova on Facebook with your drag name. We are very excited about this event and are working hard to make it ever more exciting than last years! Put on your top hats and dancing shoes ladies and gentlemans (or bikini's and swim shorts), its gonna be a Splash!
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68 interested  ·  128 going
Okanagan Pride Photo Contest #okanaganpride

Okanagan Pride Photo Contest #okanaganpride

Aug 16, 7:00pm - Aug 31, 10:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Show your photographic skills and enter your event photos to the Okanagan Pride Photo Contest. One winner will be selected based on a photo being the best embodiment of the celebration of this year's festival. Prize is $50 cash plus one night accommodation for two people in a deluxe room at any Prestige Inn & Resort. To enter upload your photo of any Okanagan Pride event from August 16 to 18 to either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr with the hashtag #okanaganpride. The upload must be visible to the public. Okanagan Pride Society will have the rights to use your photo for future promotions. Contest ends August 31, 2013

Happy Pride and get snapping!
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Okanagan Pride Soul Food Sunday

Okanagan Pride Soul Food Sunday

Aug 11, 4:30pm

1310 Bertram Street, Kelowna BC Map

~Spiritual Nourishment for the Soul~

“Five years ago I experienced Jazz Vespers at a United Church in Vancouver," says Rev. Barb Samuel. "The service combined music with an inspirational message in a fun and creative way. I was inspired to bring that same essence and energy to my spiritual community," she adds.

The result is Soul Food Sunday: a trans-denominational service that welcomes people of all faiths and all walks of life. Rev. Barb has assembled some of the top musicians in the valley to lay down a little funk, a little soul, a little gospel, and a little bit of everything else.

Rev. Barb has generously offered to create this special "Soul Food Sunday" to launch Okanagan Pride Festival 2013. We invite you all to come live and love out loud and Proud for this interfaith celebration and connection of community.

Free admission
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13 interested  ·  13 going
Splash Saturday - LGBT Club Nite

Splash Saturday - LGBT Club Nite

Aug 10, 9:30pm

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Get your groove on and warm up for Okanagan Pride. It is our very own space at LeVel who are generously providing a percentage of bar sales to Okanagan Pride Society. No Cover! 19+. Use the main entrance and then go to the 2nd floor.

26 interested  ·  41 going
Intersections Okanagan Pride 2013 at the Alternator

"Intersections" Okanagan Pride 2013 at the Alternator

Aug 10, 7:00pm

Alternator Center for the Arts
103-421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Intersections, an exhibition of six artists in the LGBTQ* (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and other) community. Intersections is presented in conjunction with the 2013 Okanagan Pride Festival in Kelowna, BC.

Taking place in the Members’ Gallery at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Intersections offers a chance to share with one another the intricacies of our own personal journeys, the paths we have already taken and the experiences still to come. For artists Daniel Oledzki, Jacklyn Harris, Deneige Nadeau, Kevin Michael Witzke, Shannon Lester and Dean Krawchuk, the mileage varies. The poetic work of Deneige Nadeau, a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design, engages snippets of theoretical text with photographs of her own body; while Daniel Eric Oledzki explores the areas where media, gender and capitalism overlap.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art welcomes you to visit our space between August 10th and 17th to view the exhibition. Please join us for a reception and official Okanagan Pride 2013 opening event on Saturday, August 10th at 7:00 pm at the Alternator Centre. This is a free public event. The exhibition will run for the duration of the festival, August 10th- 17th. As alcohol will be served this is a 19+ event.
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Vancouver Pride Festival - Okanagan Pride Booth

Vancouver Pride Festival - Okanagan Pride Booth

Aug 4, 11:00am

Come and visit us at booth 84 at the Vancouver Pride Festival on August 4th! We will have lots of information about the Pride events being held in Kelowna August 10 - 17 plus you can buy tickets to the Taste the Rainbow Dance.

2 interested  ·  11 going
Spamalot - Rainbow Night

Spamalot - "Rainbow Night"

Jul 25, 12:00am

Kelowna Actors Studio
1379 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z9 Map

It's "Rainbow Night" on July 25 for the LGBT community. Get 20% off with promo code "RAINBOW".

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John De Prez

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot has had audiences all around the world roaring with laughter since it won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005.

Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people, Monty Python’s Spamalot “raises silliness to an art form” (The Sunday Times) and has been hailed as a “no holds barred smash hit” (The New Yorker).
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Centre Closing No Garage Garage Sale

Centre Closing "No Garage" Garage Sale

Jul 20, 10:00am - Jul 20, 4:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

We're having a big sale of furniture and other items from the centre. Come out for the "No Garage" Garage Sale. Share this event with your friends. The sale starts at 10:00 am and goes until 4:00 pm.

If you have good quality items you would like to donate to the sale please bring them to the centre on Wednesday, July 17 between 7 pm and 9 pm. If they do not sell you will need to pick them up after the 20th.
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Paint The Rainbow Dance Party

Paint The Rainbow Dance Party

Jun 29, 9:00pm - Jun 30, 2:00am

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

This will be the hottest queer party in Kelowna on the July long weekend! Come out to the Paint the Rainbow Dance Party - the official party to celebrate 5 years of the Pride Centre and say good bye to the old girl in style! The lease is up and we're moving out. There will be a fantastic DJ, lots of prizes and lots of hotties. Tickets will be sold at the door - $5 members and $10 non-members. 19+ event. Liquor sales close at 1:00 AM due to the liquor license restrictions.... See MoreSee Less

31 interested  ·  65 going
Etcetera Youth Diversity Prom  Theme: Fairytales

Etcetera Youth Diversity Prom Theme: Fairytales

Jun 15, 7:00pm - Jun 15, 11:30pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

We are in full planning mode for our Youth Diversity Prom -- The theme this year will be Fairytales

All youth ages 15-25 are encouraged to come out and participate.

All Food and Drinks once in the prom will be no charge, thanks to our event sponsors. Strict no alcohol and drug policy will be enforced.

We will have games, music, a DJ, mock-tails, and prizes for best dressed! Plan your costumes and outfits (fit the theme - be a princess, prince, a dragon, jester, evil witch, knight, etc.)

TICKETS: $2 available at the door / FREE to those who volunteer with set up and running the event

We need volunteers for:
- Set Up and Decorating

All volunteers must provide evidence of a recent criminal record check if they want to work the event.
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Okanagan Pride Town Hall - Future of Pride Center Plus Call for OK Pride Volunteers

Okanagan Pride Town Hall - Future of Pride Center Plus Call for OK Pride Volunteers

Jun 10, 7:00pm - Jun 10, 9:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Excitement is building as we get ready for the Okanagan Pride Festival. Members are invited to come out to a town hall to get information on the week of events and learn about volunteer opportunities. There will time to sign up for volunteering as well.

VERY IMPORTANT: There is a very high possibility the Pride Centre will need to be closed at it's current location. Please come out to the town hall to get an update and have a voice in plans for the future.
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9 to 5 - the musical Rainbow Night

9 to 5 - the musical "Rainbow Night"

May 30, 12:00am

Kelowna Actors Studio
1379 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z9 Map

It is "Rainbow Night" for the LGBT community on May 30th. Get a 20% discount with the promo code "RAINBOW".

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 20th Centry Fox Picture

A hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era.
It tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world.

Outrageous, thought-provoking and even romantic, it’s about teaming up and taking care of business...it's about getting credit and getting even.

Nominated for 4 Tony Awards and 15 Drama Desk Awards, the most received by a production in a single year.
9 to 5, the movie was a hit, grossing over $3.9 million in its opening weekend in the U.S. and is the 20th highest-grossing comedy film ever.

Songs Include 9 to 5, Backwoods Barbie, Let Love Grow, Here For You, Get Out & Stay Out and many more!
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White Party

White Party

May 18, 9:00pm - May 19, 1:30am

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

The BIGGEST party next to Pride is back for another round!

Okanagan Pride will be hosting the White Party on the May Long Weekend in Kelowna. This event is being held at the Pride Centre and is a fundraiser for the centre. We have fabulous lighting and decorations and wait for it, a Drag Show hosted by our very own Oddree! There will be prizes for best white party costume, door prizes and a top DJ. It will be packed, so get ready to grind it out on the dance floor, enjoy our spacious new lounge area and double outdoor patio. There will also be a "deluxe" outdoor portable with flush bowl, wash basin and other snazzy features to help minimize washroom line-ups. Speaking of line-ups, there just may be a line-up at the door to get in. Buy your tickets online ahead of time to ensure you get in and save some money at the same time.

If you want to volunteer you get FREE entry, 2 FREE concession tickets, and FREE entry into a volunteer raffle for prizes! Contact if interested: volunteer@okanaganpride.com

Early bird online pricing (ends May 17):
$5 for members
$10 for non-members
$30 for new membership & ticket
$15 for new membership & ticket (with student card)

At the door:
$10 for members
$15 for non-members

19+ event
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IDAHO March & Reception

IDAHO March & Reception

May 17, 7:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). We are hosting an event to mark this occasion to both bring attention to the work that still needs to be done and to celebrate the advances made. As we all work together we can bring about change in the world.

This is a free event hosted by Okanagan Pride. Cash donations are welcome at the event. Celebration cake will be provided and coffee, pop and water will be available for $2.
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Anti-Bullying & Anti-Homophobia Workshop

Anti-Bullying & Anti-Homophobia Workshop

May 7, 5:30pm - May 7, 8:30pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Want to learn how to do a kick ass presentation on bullying and homophobia?

Want to learn how it works?

There will be a training session put on by Okanagan Pride on Tuesday May 7th at the Centre from 5:30 – 8:30

Please arrive on time so you are not interrupting the training session. Even if you don’t want to learn and present in front of high school kids about bullying and sexuality there are places for people to help with other areas.

If you are at all interested in learning about it please come down.

Shawn Peters from Prince George with 10 years experience is doing the workshop FREE of charge for us.

For more information please feel free to contact info@gayokanagan.com or Shawn via info@diversitypg.com
Come one come all
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Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out

Apr 19, 8:00pm - Apr 20, 1:00am

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

It's time for us to shine! An evening of socializing, dancing, and drinks for women in the LGBTQ community.

This is our second event for you women, so come on out & make it your own! Members free, guests $2

(This event is 19+ only)

11 interested  ·  13 going
Okanagan Pride Variety Show Fundraiser 2013 ~*~  Silent Auction & Youth Bursary

Okanagan Pride Variety Show Fundraiser 2013 ~*~ Silent Auction & Youth Bursary

Apr 13, 7:00pm - Apr 14, 1:30am

Come one, Come all!!

The Second Annual Variety Show Fundraiser hosted by Okanagan Pride Society is sure to amaze and astound the toughest critics.

This year we are proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds raised from the talent show will go towards a youth bursary for LGBTQA youth making positive change in their schools or the community.

With our new venue, array of LGTBQA-friendly talent acts, and selection of goods to bid on, you are sure to have one fun night out on the town!

We will be hosting a dance after the event which will run until 1:30am, so make a night of it, and support your Okanagan Pride.

INTERESTED TALENT ACTS, PLEASE CONTACT volunteer@gayokanagan.com or join the FB event for talent acts at www.facebook.com/events/467906833277044/

Doors Open @ 7pm, Talent Portion @ 8pm

Dance Starts @ 10pm

Early bird online pricing (ends April 12):
$5 for members
$10 for non-members
$30 for new membership & ticket
$15 for new membership & ticket (with student card)

At the door:
$10 for members
$15 for non-members

19+ event

(Note: Our liquor license states that youth can partake in the talent portion of the night, but cannot be in the audience, so if you are less than 19 and want to perform, please participate!)
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Graveyard Smash

Graveyard Smash

Oct 27, 9:00pm - Oct 28, 2:00am

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Come dressed up in your costume for a spoooooooOOOOoooOOOOOOOooky Halloween down at The Centre!

Members $5
Guests $10
16+ Event
Prizes for best costume!

2 interested  ·  4 going
Okanagan Pride 2013 Town Hall

Okanagan Pride 2013 Town Hall

Sep 25, 7:00pm - Sep 25, 9:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

After a tremendous Okanagan Pride 2012 we're now starting planning for next year's event. Join the 2013 Okanagan Pride Chair Wilbur Turner at the Town Hall on Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm at the Centre. At this meeting we will be looking for input into planning for next year's festival. We are also looking to fill the following key committee positions before the end of this year:
• Partnership Chair - responsible for putting together a team of volunteers to work with partners/sponsors.
• Finance Coordinator - responsible for putting together the budget and cash flow projections, preparing grant submissions and partner applications, and event cash management.
• Volunteer Coordinator - working with event planners to fill volunteer positions, coordinate volunteer orientation, and establish volunteer guidelines.
If any of these positions are of interest or you know of someone who would be a great fit for them please come out to the Town Hall or contact Wilbur (wilbur@clarance-house.com) to indicate your interest. There will also be other key positions available for event planners once we have determined the events and schedule.
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Bye Bye Bubbly Brunch & T-Dance

Bye Bye Bubbly Brunch & T-Dance

Aug 19, 11:00am - Aug 19, 4:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Join us for an elegant brunch complete with a Mimosa at the Centre! If you feel like dancing there will be a great DJ and lots of dance space. Come out and wrap up Pride Week with old and new friends!
Huge 'DATE NIGHT' DOOR PRIZE!
Three Course Dinner for Two at CHOP STEAKHOUSE,
2 hour limo ride from KELOWNALIMO.COM,
and 1 night stay at FAIRFIELD MARRIOT (Kelowna).
*you must be present to win*
Buy tickets online at member.gayokanagan.com/events?eventId=508783&EventViewMode=EventDetails
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Taste the Rainbow Dance - Okanagan Pride

"Taste the Rainbow" Dance - Okanagan Pride

Aug 18, 9:30pm

Level Nightclub
275 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y6J1 Map

Join us for 3 floors of Diversity, Inclusion & Pride for the highlight of Okanagan Pride! Our favourite drag performer Joan-e will be there to wow you. Tickets now available www.ticketzone.com/wafform.aspx?_act=eventview&_pky=133867 $30 online or $40 at the door. 19+ event.

58 interested  ·  135 going
PRIDE Family Festival - Okanagan Pride

PRIDE Family Festival - Okanagan Pride

Aug 18, 11:00am - Aug 18, 4:00pm

PRIDE Family Festival Day & Picnic in the Park - Celebrating six years of the Pride Festival with family fun, music, entertainment special events, attractions and lots of community information and give-aways!

Event includes official Okanagan Pride Opening Ceremonies at noon with local dignitaries and back by popular demand Pooches on Parade!! Entertainers include international drag superstar "Joan-e", the Daren Wait band and Katarina Esperenza.
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BBQ & Drag Queen & King Contest - Okanagan Pride

BBQ & Drag Queen & King Contest - Okanagan Pride

Aug 17, 6:00pm - Aug 18, 1:00am

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

Event Starts at 6:00p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Buy tickets online: member.gayokanagan.com/events?eventId=507753&EventViewMode=EventDetails

6:00 BBQ Competition
6:30 Diabolical Dolls - Burlesque Show
8:00 Sherri D. Live - New York Comedian
10:00 Drag Competition
6 - 9 Silent Auction
- Live DJ All Night with DJ Dino
- Tons of Prizes
- Face Painting
- Tequila Toonie Toss
- Shot Girls
- 50-50 Draws
- Drag celebrities Joan-e, Ella Lamoureux, and Oddree will be part of the show!

Grand Finalee - Okanagan Pride 2012 Drag King and Queen Pageant crowning at 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices are $10.00 for members $15.00 for non members (included will be admission, a beer or drink and a burger)
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Golf Tournament - 9 holes of Golf & Dinner - Okanagan Pride

Golf Tournament - 9 holes of Golf & Dinner - Okanagan Pride

Aug 16, 4:30pm

Orchard Greens Golf Club
2777 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4A5 Map

Dust off those clubs once again for a guaranteed great night on the course in a best-ball tournament format! Whether you're a closet golf pro, or don't know the difference between a nine-iron and a flat-iron, this event is for you! Enjoy a fun round of golf, LOTS of prizes throughout the game, and end the night with a delicious steak dinner (vegetarian option available).

Buy tickets online at member.gayokanagan.com/events?eventId=507714&EventViewMode=EventDetails

$5,000 hole-in-one prize by Investors Group, plus enter at the event to win a trip to the Masters valued at $11,000.

First Tee Off: 4:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30ish
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Party! - Okanagan Pride

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Party! - Okanagan Pride

Aug 15, 7:30pm

Rotary centre for The arts
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6Z1 Map

Let's do the Time Warp again!!!

The Okanagan Rainbow Coalition is proud to bring you an exciting screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - The most classic of cult classic films - with audience participation!! If you've seen it in a theater before you won't want to miss it, and if you haven't experienced it you don’t want to miss it!!!

Dress up and act on the enormous stage in front of the screen! Multiples of the same character are no problem at all, you can all get on stage and ham it up for us if you want to! Can Kelowna handle more than one Frank N. Furter? Perhaps instead of dressing up you'd rather engage the characters on screen with callbacks! There are thousands of them, and there is no definitive script either. If you think it's funny go ahead and yell it, watching this movie is all about throwing one-liners back at the screen!

Buy tickets online at: ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ARGP%3ARC1213%3ARC0815%3A&linkID...

Prizes for best costume and there may be some entertaining surprises... There will be an intermission, drinks and food will be available from the concessions inside The Rotary Center for the Arts. There is an outdoor balcony for smokers.

Please: NO WATER OR RICE - for safety! The throwing of confetti, toilet paper or toast is part of the fun. It is not meant to harm people, ruin someone's make-up or costume, or cause damage to the theater.
Dry props are fine! confetti, newspapers, flashlights/cellphones, rubber gloves, noisemakers, toilet paper, toast, party hats, bells, playing cards... you get the idea!
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Amy Bishop in Concert - Okanagan Pride

Amy Bishop in Concert - Okanagan Pride

Aug 14, 7:30pm

Amy has an instinctive ability to craft stories into song and deliver them with the sincerity and passion of a best friend - qualities that make her an undeniable Canadian talent.

Buy Tickets Online at member.gayokanagan.com/events?eventId=507686&EventViewMode=EventDetails

Amy has collaborated with Moby and opened for bands such as April Wine, Farmers Daughter and Chris Cummings.

Amy was born a singer, and grew into a songwriter through a lifetime of experience. She puts it all together in engaging performances that show off her range and power. An evening with Amy Bishop delivers rollicking "ain't life grand" road songs, soulful versions of love-gone-wrong ballads, and folk-based acoustic numbers that allow her naked vocal beauty to shine through.

Amy has wowed audiences at:

Medicine Hat tongue on the Post Folk Festival
Interplay Festival in Fort McMurray
Canadian country music awards gospel show
East Coulee Spring Festival
Dauphin Country Music Festival
as a special guest on the main stage at the Canmore Folk Music Festival
Central Alberta Music Festival
Bragg Creek Performing Arts Centre
and many more, and now she is coming to Kelowna for Okanagan Pride 2012!
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Flash Mob / Pride Promenade / Pride Coffee House - Okanagan Pride

Flash Mob / Pride Promenade / Pride Coffee House - Okanagan Pride

Aug 13, 7:00pm - Aug 13, 10:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

It's a secret, but not to you! Join us for a rendition of YMCA in a flash mob in front of Rose's at the Delta Grand on the lakeshore at 7:00 PM. Rehearsal & instructions at 6:00 pm at The Centre - 1476 Water Street (meet in parking lot at the back). Pride Coffee House to follow at 8:30 pm at the Centre. Admission free. Water, soft drinks and coffee will be for sale. Entertainment provided by local artists/musicians.... See MoreSee Less

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Spiritual Gathering - Okanagan Pride

Spiritual Gathering - Okanagan Pride

Aug 12, 2:30pm

Spiritual Gathering - Inclusive, Cross-Cultural, Interfaith Celebration of Diversity, and Spirituality
Location: First United Church 721 Bernard Avenue

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM Followed by Light Refreshments
Admission: Free / Donations Welcome

13 interested  ·  30 going
Pride and ORC Volunteers

Pride and ORC Volunteers

Aug 12, 12:00am

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

If you would like to volunteer for Okanagan Pride or Okanagan Rainbow Coalition please "Join" this event and our Volunteer Coordinator Paula will contact you. There are lots of fun volunteering opportunities and teams to work with during Pride Week Aug 12-19 and also any time at the Centre! Thank you in advance!

13 interested  ·  30 going
Secret Pride Flash Mob Organizing Meeting

Secret Pride Flash Mob Organizing Meeting

Jul 3, 7:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

It may not be a 'Parade' -- but what a Surprise!

It's a PUBLIC PRIDE FLASH MOB EVENT! on Monday, Aug 13th!

You can Get involved NOW with the planning & organization! --- AND THEN take part on August 13th -- another first for Kelowna and Okanagan PRIDE!

Let us know you're coming to the meeting and we'll get you in on the 'ground floor' as we put together a SUPER SURPRISE EVENT!

Tell your friends! -- but WHISPER! -- It's a SECRET!!!"

Come to the First Organizational / Planning Meeting

Tuesday - July 3rd - 7:00 p.m. - The Centre
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Okanagan Pride Golf Tournament Organizing Meeting

Okanagan Pride Golf Tournament Organizing Meeting

May 29, 7:00pm

Kelowna Pride
Kelowna, BC   Map

FORE!!!! -- The Annual 2012 PRIDE Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, August 16th, 2012. at the beautiful Orchard Greens Golf Club on K.L.O. in Kelowna.

Prizes include $5,000.00 for a Hole-in-One, and a chance to win a trip to the Masters Gold Tournament!

It's 9 holes of FUN! and a great After Party at the Clubhouse!

You don't need to know the difference between a 9-iron, a flat iron, a tire iron or a steam iron -- you just need to want to support Okanagan PRIDE in Kelowna!

We want YOU to come to the first Golf Organizing Meeting - next Tuesday, May 29th, 7:00 p.m. and The Centre - 1476 Water Street .
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Rainy Monday Movie - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Rainy Monday Movie - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

May 21, 6:55pm

Landmark Cinemas Paramount Kelowna
261 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6N2 Map

Let's have a movie night at the Paramount! Meet at 6:20 pm to buy tickets.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Reviews - IMDb
1hr 58min - Rated G - Comedy/Drama - English
Director: John Madden - Cast: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Russell Balogh, Liza Tarbuck, Lillete Dubey - :
A group of British retirees decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self.
www.google.ca/movies?hl=en&near=kelowna&ei=P566T66zComJiAKktvH1Bg&mid=1e36eedbe42883ed
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