Thank you!

Thank YOU to all the unsung heroes for supporting your friends and family on their journey to authentic self expression… 
Thank YOU to all community members who support the LGBTQIA2S+ community, our sponsors, venues, volunteers and board. It takes a village. 

Thank YOU for 10 years of Pride in qathet, to all the organizers and volunteers. 

Thank YOU for Supporting qathet Pride 2022 ~ Our 10th Anniversary 
Over 732 people attended 14 events, over 10 days
Events include; Clothing Swap, Flag Raising at City Hall, Trans qathet workshop, Cranberry picnic, PRPL Drag Stroytime, Screening of the queer film Wildhood, Drag & DJ Pizza night at the Wildwood, Drag dinner at the Shinglemill, Pride in the Park (returning after 2 years), Pancake Breakfast, VQFF Shorts program at the Patricia, Fashion Show and our booth at the Blackberry Festival.
Headliner: Synder and DJ Minerva.
Venues: The Patricia Theatre, qathet Arts, Edie Rae’s, City Hall, Wildwood Pub, Shinglemill, 
Sponsors: First Credit Union, River City Coffee, The Old Courthouse, Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), The Patricia Theatre, The Peak, qathet Living, SaveOn, Quality Foods, The Shinglemill, PR Public Library, PR Youth and Family Service, PR Volunteers, Youth Cat LIFT, City of Powell River, qathet Regional District 
Event Coordinators: Megan and Jordan 
Our board and volunteers 
Again calls from the crowd, for more regular year-round events 
Thank YOU for Supporting qathet Pride 2021
Over 300 people attended 13 events, over 2 weeks. 
Our celebration exiting COVID reconnecting our community with 6 more intimate community events for all ages and 7 drag events, two of which were for younger folks. Thank you to the host venues, everything from bingo to scavenger hunts, craft nights, outdoor screenings and of course a drag & talent show. More than $1,300 of prizes were donated by 25 local businesses. All volunteer run, celebrating Pride with our 2SLGBTQIA+ family and allies. Events were limited in size due to COVID and free of charge with one by donation.
The crowd went wild and is asking for more !
Your contribution made a big difference. 
Let’s do it again…
The qathet Pride board, volunteers and membership invites you to participate with us year round.
  • Follow us & share on social media Facebook and Instagram
  • Share Pride with your staff, customers, community.
  • Pride newsletter for announcements & special events.
  • Join our Sensitivity & Awareness Training.
  • Participate in envisioning the future of education, safety, acceptance, inclusion and diversity.
  • Be kind – We have no idea what folks are dealing with.
  • Meet folks where they’re at, it changes.
  • Share your pronouns, allowing others to share theirs.
  • Display the RCMP Safe Place sticker.
  • Host an event.
  • Show your Pride

Reach out, we’d love to do more. 

Let’s grow together. 


Star Headliner : The Unstoppable Conni Smudge (aka Chris Bolton)

These local individuals, businesses and organizations helped us out with Pride this year with promotion, venues, accommodation, food, prizes, event organizing, volunteer helpers, and more. We appreciate the help so much!

32 Lakes Cafe & Bakery
40 Knots WineryBeyond Bliss Salon & Spa
City of Powell River
Coast FM
Cottage Creek Bakery
Culaccino Restaurant
Intimate Secrets
Johnny Wonton & The Spring Roll Lady
LIFT Community Services
Little Hut Curry
Lund Barnacle
Manic Mary Gifts
Mountain FM
PaperWorks Gift Gallery
Powell River Peak
Pet Valu
Pollen Sweaters
Powell River Chamber of
Powell River Public Library
qathet Living
qathet Pride board & volunteers
QAW qathet arts + wares
Quality Foods
Rocky Mountain Pizza & Bakery
Save-On Foods
Shoppers Drug Mart
The Carlson Club
The Old Courthouse Inn & EdieRae’s Cafe
The Shinglemill
Tidal Art Centre
Town Centre Mall
Townsite Brewery
Trans qathet
Volunteer Powell River – Youth Steering Committee
Youth & Family Powell River
Alfred Bolster
Amber Samaya & Brian Hiebert
Annabelle Tully-Barr
Avi Sternberg Chef
Claudia Medina / DJ Minerva
Corinne deWynter
Dean Nelson & CGLCC
Heather Gordon
Jayde Bazinet
Jess Plumtree
John Hewson
Jordana Pangburn
Kevin Wilson
Laurance Playford-Beaudet
Marshall Reid
Nancy in Lund
Niki Ogilvie Chef
Prashant Miranda
Simon Nattrass Chef
Susan Reid
Zeke Chambers

… and YOU! Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the events. Next year (post-COVID?!?) we’ll be even bigger and better!


With respect and gratitude, we recognize that we live, work, and play on the traditional, homelands of the Tla’amin Nation and Coast Salish People since time immemorial.