Fraser Valley Pride to run July 17 to 19

Funds will support LGBTQ+ programs

Community members take part in last year's pride celebration.

Community members take part in last year's pride celebration.

A variety of events will mark the Fraser Valley Pride Celebration, which runs July 17 to 19 at Trethewey House (2313 Ware St.)

This year’s events are organized by Out in the Valley, a society that organizes social events for the LGTBQ+ community, and the Fraser Valley Youth Society, a non-profit charitable organization that provides LGBTQ+ and allied youth with opportunities through workshops, programs and community connections.

Friday will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a youth dance, presented by FVYS, followed by an outdoor movie presented by the University of the Fraser Valley’s Pride Collective.

On Saturday, a pride festival will start at 11 a.m. with entertainment, food vendors and community booths. At 6 p.m., a dinner and drag show fundraiser will be held, followed by a dance party presented by Out in the Valley. Tickets to the drag show and dance are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

On Sunday there will be a queer art exhibit at 6 p.m. followed by another outdoor movie.

All profits from the events will go to FVYS. Out in the Valley has made FVYS their charity of choice, and are partnered with the goal of eventually expanding the society’s programs to include an emergency shelter for LGBTQ+ youth.

For more information visit fraservalleypride.com