Fraser Youth Pride event takes place in Abbotsford on Sunday

Includes walk and entertainment and donations will support drop-in programs

Last year's Fraser Valley Pride event drew crowds to city hall.

Last year's Fraser Valley Pride event drew crowds to city hall.

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS) hosts the Fraser Youth Pride in Abbotsford on Sunday, Sept. 21.

At noon that day, individuals, families and organizations are invited to gather with FVYS members, youth and allies at Rotary Stadium (32470 Haida Drive).

The “Walk with Pride” begins at 12:30, travelling south on Trethewey Street, east on South Fraser Way, north on Garden Street, west on George Ferguson Way and then north on Trethewey Street.

After the walk, which loops back to Rotary Stadium, the festivities will begin with a welcome, followed by remarks from community leaders.

Youth performances will be showcased, and people are invited to dance and enjoy the music.

Pride souvenirs will be available for sale before and after the walk.

Donations will be accepted, and all proceeds from the event will support drop-in programs in Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack and help send FVYS youth to summer camps, conferences and events.

Becca Hays, president of the FVYS board of directors, said the event is meant “to bring community together and show support to our youth.”

“Diversity should not be shamed; rather it should be celebrated. This is the message we send to the youth that attend our drop-ins each week and we are happy to bring this message to the Fraser Valley,” Hays added.