Pride Week

Vernon resident Garth Nelson (left) joins Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (centre) and Vernon Coun. Kelly Fehr in celebrating the first Pride Week in Vernon with the raising of the Pride Flag at city hall Monday, Aug. 8. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Pride Week off to flag-raising start in Greater Vernon

First-ever Pride Week in Vernon runs Aug. 8-14; celebrated by raising rainbow flag in Vernon and Coldstream

 

Vernon Pride Committee members are eager to celebrate Pride Week with the community Aug. 8-14. (Contributed)

Pride Week inclusion to shine in Vernon

2SLGBTQIA+ community celebrate with events, flag raising, march and more

 

Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Corporate Pride campaigns are back. But advocates want more than ‘rainbow washing’

Public displays of support need to be backed up by action in other 11 months of year, say advocates

 

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna Pride march and festival takes over downtown

The event was to celebrate the 2SLBGTQIA+ community

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
A group of people who love bikes, visibility, pizza and queer people (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Pizza, bikes, love and diversity at Kelowna Pride event

The Bike March was a success that has folks excited for the upcoming week of Pride events in Kelowna

A group of people who love bikes, visibility, pizza and queer people (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Coral Russell, manager at Bright Jenny gives a rainbow art demonstration (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Drink rainbows during Pride Month at Bright Jenny in Kelowna

For the month of June Bright Jenny is offering rainbow drinks to raise money for Etcetera

Coral Russell, manager at Bright Jenny gives a rainbow art demonstration (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
(Kelowna Pride/submitted)

Kelowna Pride looking for parade Grand Marshal

Apply online for the June 11 event

(Kelowna Pride/submitted)
(Kelowna Pride/submitted)

Kelowna Pride Week returning to full-scale event

Pride Week announced for June 6-12

(Kelowna Pride/submitted)
(Photo/Kelowna Pride)

Kelowna Pride unveils new board of directors

Board has been working on planning for this year’s Kelowna Pride Week

(Photo/Kelowna Pride)
14-year-old Cora Hill holds a baby chicken in her hands at the Hatch A Chick station at the 2021 Kelowna Pride festival on Oct. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

2021 Kelowna Pride festival draws hundreds

The festival was hosted on the final day of a jam-packed week of Pride festivities

14-year-old Cora Hill holds a baby chicken in her hands at the Hatch A Chick station at the 2021 Kelowna Pride festival on Oct. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Advocacy Canada says it is seeking legal opinion on how the Charter governs the powers of local governments with respect to a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)

Kelowna advocates seek legal opinion after municipal conversion therapy ban request denied

Advocacy Canada is still fighting for a local conversion therapy ban in Kelowna

Advocacy Canada says it is seeking legal opinion on how the Charter governs the powers of local governments with respect to a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)
Health Initiative for Men (HiM) is heading to Kelowna to raise awareness of the importance of accessible queer and trans healthcare. The B.C.-based initiative aims to provide accessible health services for LGBTQ2S+ communities across the province. (Photo: Health Initiative for Men)

B.C.-based initiative to highlight LGBTQ2S+ health services during Kelowna Pride Week

Health Initiative for Men is hosting two events in Kelowna this week

Health Initiative for Men (HiM) is heading to Kelowna to raise awareness of the importance of accessible queer and trans healthcare. The B.C.-based initiative aims to provide accessible health services for LGBTQ2S+ communities across the province. (Photo: Health Initiative for Men)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

2021 Kelowna Pride officially underway

The theme for this year is ‘25 Years of the Pride Movement - The Work is Not Done’

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna gears up for Pride Week 2021

The event was previously postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week postponed to October

Kelowna Pride Society cited COVID-19 concerns and public health restrictions as part of its decision

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)