Pride

Pride and Transgender flags wave on the lawn of Fernie's City Hall. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Fernie Pride launches inclusivity survey

The survey will help identify gaps in supports for the LGBTQ2+ community in the Elk Valley

 

The freshly re-painted rainbow crossings in Fernie in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Rainbow crossings come to Fernie

Volunteers painted the crossings at 3rd Ave and 5th Street in Fernie in pride colours

 

Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)

Task force shares ideas to help Canadian sports associations be more LGBTQ-inclusive

Canada’s Sport Inclusion Task Force launches website during Pride Month

 

Fernie Pride is gearing up to help paint the four crosswalks at the intersection of 3rd Ave and 5th Street in Fernie to observe Pride Month in 2021. (Image contributed by Courtney Baker)

Fernie to get rainbow crosswalks for Pride Month

The intersection of 3rd Ave and 5th Street will have it’s crosswalks painted all the colours of the rainbow

Fernie Pride is gearing up to help paint the four crosswalks at the intersection of 3rd Ave and 5th Street in Fernie to observe Pride Month in 2021. (Image contributed by Courtney Baker)
A number of youth wave Pride flags following the flag raising ceremony. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Annual Elk Valley Pride Festival paints the town rainbow

Festivities began with a spirited Pride Bike Parade and flag raising ceremony

A number of youth wave Pride flags following the flag raising ceremony. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The Pride Society is looking forward to a Pride Festival as exciting as the last. (Photo Submitted)

Preparations underway for the 2020 Elk Valley Pride Festival

The festival brings Pride-themed events and activities to the valley from Sept. 24 until Sept. 27

The Pride Society is looking forward to a Pride Festival as exciting as the last. (Photo Submitted)
Rainbow flags blow in the breeze at the Pride Society’s picnic. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Rainbow Connections hosts sunny summer splash

The Fernie Pride society also welcomed a youth member to their board of directors this month

Rainbow flags blow in the breeze at the Pride Society’s picnic. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Scotiabank staff cheer through the streets during their Pride march. Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press

Scotiabank Fernie shows support for Pride Month

Scotiabank Fernie took to the streets to celebrate LGBTQ+ inclusivity

Scotiabank staff cheer through the streets during their Pride march. Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press
The Free Press editor, Paige Mueller reflects on the history of Pride Month. File Photo                                The Free Press editor, Paige Mueller reflects on the history of Pride Month. File Photo

EDITORIAL: The history of Pride Month

June marks Pride Month here in Canada and in many other places…

The Free Press editor, Paige Mueller reflects on the history of Pride Month. File Photo                                The Free Press editor, Paige Mueller reflects on the history of Pride Month. File Photo
Youth will be able to access peer support and health and well being activities through programs supported by Columbia Basin Trust Social Grants. Photo Submitted

Fernie organizations receive social grant funding

The Columbia Basin Trust is supporting various projects throughout the region

Youth will be able to access peer support and health and well being activities through programs supported by Columbia Basin Trust Social Grants. Photo Submitted