Chilliwack – The 2019 Chilliwack PRIDE Festival was at Chilliwack Secondary School and in the hurricane of the City debate over rainbow crosswalks on public streets.
Many private properties, First Nations lands and even the Chilliwack School Board office parking lot, displayed a rainbow crosswalk.
The public argument continues.
The 2020 Pride Festival was scrapped as COVID interfered with plans. (There was a scavenger hunt, but not a full blown festival)
Fast forward to 2021. The Abbotsford based Fraser Valley Pride Festival was on line only and concerns were that Chilliwack was not mentioned.
The 2021 Chilliwack PRIDE Festival will be in person, Sunday August 22 at Central Community Park from 10 AM to 8PM.
If you are an LGBT+, youth or Indigenous artisan or performer, you are asked to sign up to sell or display your wares, perform or volunteer with the Downtown Chilliwack Pride Festival. More info at this link – Chilliwackpride.com
PRIDE is taking over Mill Street and Central Community Park on August 22nd! Join in for a full day of family-friendly fun!
10 am to 2pm… Shop and See beautiful local Art Pieces at the Art and Farmers Market in collaboration with @chilliwackmarket – You’ll find veggies, fruit, hand-made accessories, jewelry, stickers, art prints and more.
10am to 4pm .. Games! Activities! Crafts! Prizes! Silent Auction! Local community services booths and information.
2pm to 4pm.. Live Drag Performances by Chilliwack’s All-Star Drag Queen Hailey Adler, Vuudoo Vangyna, Adrien Cormier and Myria Lenoir.
5pm to 8pm .. Live Bands & DJ – performances by The Spewers, Blood of the Phoenix, Neko and Jager Nightingale.
Food trucks – All day.
Flashback Brewing will be OPEN from 12pm to 11pm – enjoy a brew on the patio with your food and listen to the Live music!
The Chilliwack Pride Society recognizes that the event is on the Stó:lō unceded traditional territory of the Pilalt tribes.
FVN interviewed Teri Westerby, Board Chair for the 2021 Chilliwack Pride Festival: