Misty Meadows and her entourage will host the Dragilicious Dance Party at Fernie Golf Club on Saturday. Supplied

Drag queens descend on Fernie for Pride events

Dragilicious Dance Party on Saturday to raise funds for empowerment and education programming

A popular Pride Festival event will raise funds for empowerment and education programming in the Elk Valley.

About 100 people are expected to attend the Dragilicious Dance Party on Saturday, October 13, which is tipped to sell out again this year, with tickets selling fast.

The 19-plus event will be held at the Fernie Golf Club from 7:30 p.m. and feature a silent auction, 50/50 draw, cash bar and entertainment by drag queen Misty Meadows and her entourage.

The dance party is an annual fundraiser for the Fernie Pride Society, which offers empowerment and education programming in the Elk Valley.

“A great number of organizations, business owners, and individuals have accessed GSD ((LGBTQ+) education with us this year,” said pride society president Sara Funk.

“Helping give people access to education creates a situation wherein people in the GSD community are more understood, accepted and therefore safer in this community we all love.”

Big ticket items in the silent auction include art by Angela Morgan and Vanessa Croome, with pre-bidding available via the Elk Valley Pride Festival’s Facebook page.

Tickets to the Dragilicious Dance Party can be bought at Freyja Lifestyle Fashion on 2nd Ave or online at Eventbrite.ca.

The 2nd annual Elk Valley Pride Festival kicked off on Tuesday at City Hall.

“We are very excited to kick off this year by raising the rainbow and transgender flags at City Hall, and hope to make it an annual tradition,” said Funk.

The festival runs until Sunday, visit Elkvalleypridefestival.com to view the full program of events.

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