qPride Week 2023 ~ August 11-18
Community Events and Drag Queens Make Magic
Come Celebrate, Be You !
Saturday April 1, 2023 ~ Community Conversation for the Future of Pride in qathet
What Matters Most?
- how is Pride still needed and relevant?
- is Pride a June or August or year-round celebration?
- what else do we want and need?
- what would you like to see?
- Let us create a vision together
- Then figure out how to fund it and deliver
- JOIN US share your vision, so we can create together
We hope to see you there ~ FREE event, open to members and non-members, all LGBTQIA2S+ community, allies, partners and supporters welcome.
Please share with friends and colleagues in life, at work and your organization. There’s posters below and our Facebook Event page if easier.
Town Centre Hotel: 2.00pm prompt to 4.30pm on Saturday, April 1st
qP COMMUNITY INVITE (click link for PDF to share INVITE)
qathet Pride – COMMUNITY INVITE
We invite you to join with other LGBTQ2SIA+ folks and allies to explore how we can build on the foundation of Pride in qathet to meet more needs, have more fun and grow a truly joyous, welcoming, safe and inclusive community for all.
In 2012, teenagers created the first (correct us if we are wrong) public Pride event here in qathet. And today, queer teenagers tell us Pride is still needed – that they encounter daily slurs in school, and wonder how it will be to graduate and lose access to the Gay-Straight Alliance.
Other queer folks too tell us Pride is important: for meeting others, for the deep wellbeing they feel in queer space, for solidarity in the face of the challenges of being fully true to one’s identity.
So we ask: What would you LOVE to see here? – in terms of events and ways to meet other queer folks, and also in terms of welcome, support and understanding from the wider community?
If many hands (and hearts) make light work, what’s possible here?
Please bring your wonderful self (even if you can’t think of anything!) to join us,
Joyous Abundant PRIDE in qathet
Saturday, April 1st, 2:00-4:30 pm
Town Centre Hotel
What matters most to you?
Secret dreams SO welcome, and also questions, reflections or frustrations that can open important conversations.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Your qathet Pride Board, qathet Pride Society
Share the Poster for April 1st Community Event
Simple jpeg file ~ share like photos
PDF File to print and or share via email
2022 qathet Pride Celebrations Last Year’s Schedule of Events
Our 10th Anniversary, including Pride in the Park
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.