2021 Pride Project Festival


 *poster featuring the 2021 Unicorn Festival Sponsors

 

Downtown Salmon Arm Pride Window Display Celebration happening Oct 1-22, 2021

Everyone is welcome to join in and enjoy this show of support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community through window decorating! Click here to view last year's winner's and email projects@salmonarmdowntown.com to officially register.

Take a pic in front of your favourite windows and tag us @salmonarmprideproject on Instagram so we can share your artist vision!

 

 

 

Show Your Pride on the Trails Rainbow Meet n' Greet Crafting Session w/ Essie's Place @ CMHA Studios 433 Hudson St @ 5pm

Gather at Canadian Mental Health's new CMHA Studios for an evening of creativity and fun in preparation for Pride week in Salmon Arm and the Shuswap Trail Alliance Show Your Pride on the Trail Guide offerings happening Oct 23/24, 2021!

Together we'll create colourful capes, scarfs, bowties and more for humans, dogs, cats, lizards--anyone who'd like to show their pride! The button maker will be out too! All supplies will be provided, just show up wearing your best mask.

 

 

 

 

Opening Day for Breaking the Binary art exhibition @ Salmon Arm Arts Centre from 11am-1pm

12 2SLGBTQ+ photographers, painters, filmmakers and sculptors share their stories through art, showing that gender and sexuality exist on more of a three-dimensional spectrum rather than a binary.

Breaking the Binary is generously sponsored by Shuswap Film Society, ProAir Heating and Cooling, and H&R Block. The Art Gallery is grateful for the ongoing support of the City of Salmon Arm, BC Arts Council and the Provincial of British Columbia through Direct Access.  

 

 

 

 

Opening Day of Pride Palace @ 31 Hudson Ave NE (Previously the Seniors Drop-In Centre) from 11am-6pm

Home of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Pop-Up Shop, the Lucy Booth, events + more!

Rainbow Shopping Hour w/ Essie's Place @ Hudson Thrift from 4-5pm

Find a curated selection of vintage goods, a playful atmosphere and a safe space to meet new friends while hunting for treasure.

 

 

Breaking the Binary @ Salmon Arm Arts Centre open by donation from 11am-4pm

Pride Palace open from 11am-6pm

Curator's Tour of Breaking the Binary with Tracey Kutschker @ Salmon Arm Arts Centre from 2-4pm

The Curator's Tour offers visitors a chance to discuss the artwork presented by 12 2SLGBTQ+ artists in Breaking the Binary, guided by Salmon Arm Arts Centre's Director/Curator Tracey Kutschker (she/her). Explore the meaning behind each piece and discover what it's like to rethink the binary in gender and sexuality, through art.

 

 

Breaking the Binary @ Salmon Arm Arts Centre open by donation from 11am-4pm

Pride Palace open from 11am-6pm

The Explanation Play Reading @ Shuswap Theatre matinee @ 2pm, evening show @ 7:30pm followed by Talk Back session

Written and Directed by James Fagan Tait

Approx. one hour long

Pay What You May, tickets at the door 

Talk Back session to follow the evening show

Every Saturday morning, John dresses up as a woman and takes transit out of cozy Burnaby to go to the Central Library in downtown Vancouver. He’s straight. He frequents the literature DVD shelves. That’s where he bumped into Dick. Who’s also straight. Dick thinks John’s a woman… I think. And now they’ve started to rendezvous there every Saturday morning. What on earth is going on? Whatever it is, they both have a lot of explaining to do.

Featuring Marcus Smith, Peter Grainger, and Jaci Metivier. Jimmy Tait was the director of The Wizard of Oz and has worked extensively with Caravan Farm Theatre and local communities.

 

 

Breaking the Binary @ Salmon Arm Arts Centre open by donation from 11am-4pm

Pride Palace open from 11am-6pm

 

 

Breaking the Binary @ Salmon Arm Arts Centre open by donation from 11am-4pm

Pride Palace open from 11am-6pm

Pride! @ Salmon Arm Library drop-in button making from 1-4pm

Design your own button to wear with pride! Use our templates or make your own and Library staff will turn it into wearable art for you!

Salmon Arm Pride Project Digital Film Festival and Q+A/Panel Discussion @ Salmar Classic from 4-5:30pm

Doors open at 3:30pm for a Pay What You May real life screening of our 2021 YouTube festival content, followed by an audience Q+A with featured artists, digital content creators and experts.

Lineup coming soon!

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Salmar Classic @7:30pm

Let's do the time warp again! Tickets go on sale soon!

 

 

Show Your Pride Trail Guided Walk with Shuswap Trail Alliance: Little Mountain Park @ 9:30am

Make your own Pride Parade and meet at the Little Mountain Fieldhouse parking lot, near the playground, located at 250 30 St SE, Salmon Arm on Saturday October 23 at 9:30am. The walk will take approximately one hour, dependant on the speed of the group, and is rated for beginners to intermediate – there will be a short climb to the top. The Little Mountain network is made up of 8 kms of wide, smooth forested nature trails appropriate for families, and a variety of figure 8 loop options and difficulty levels, including a short climb to views of Salmon Arm, Salmon Arm Bay, Fly Hills, Mt Ida.

This walk will be hosted by Jen Bellhouse (she/her), the Executive Director of the Shuswap Trail Alliance. Jen is a self-proclaimed “nature nerd” and enjoys spending time in the woods checking out the local flora.

Sturdy shoes/boots are recommended for the walk, and don’t forget water and your camera to capture all the fall colours.

Please click here to register.

Breaking the Binary @ Salmon Arm Arts Centre open by donation from 11am-4pm

Pride Palace open from 11am-6pm

Awkward Photo Shoots with Meg Froehler @ Pride Palace from 11am-4pm

Pride Flash Tattoo Day with Alyssa Ermel (by appointment) @ Pinz Tattoos

MisMack Makeovers with Joey Roo and Missy (by appointment) @ MisMack Cosmetics

Get your makeup done by MisMack Founder Missy MacKintosh (she/her) or guest Artist Joey Roo (that bitch)! 30% of proceeds are going to the Salmon Arm Pride Project, plus you get a MisMack GlitterEnvi to take home so you can sparkle all night.

SOLD OUT//Pride Pumpkin Party & Drag Show @ Harpur Farm from 5:30pm-late

19+

Celebrate the 2nd annual Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival at Harpur Farm’s Pride Pumpkin Party & Drag Show!

Schedule:

5:30 – Doors open and dinner is served! Grab a drink from the 2 bars and enjoy  food and cocktails by Friends of Dorothy Lounge!

7:00 – Drag performances interspersed with DJ sets until late

Evening hosted by Nathan Fadear featuring Freida Whales, Valerie Rose, Sophonda Dick, Syren Call, Fierce Brosnan and dj partico!

Purchase drag bucks at the bar, and get a chance to win some prizes with trivia and giveaways throughout the night.

A portion of funds raised will go towards the Salmon Arm Pride Project 🙂

Vaccine cards will be checked at the door, no refunds.

 

 

 

Show Your Pride Trail Guided Bike Ride with Shuswap Trail Alliance @ South Canoe @10am

Decorate yourself and your bike and meet at the South Canoe trail network located at 6970 10th Ave SE, Salmon Arm on Sunday October 24th. We will meet at the parking lot starting at 10am and aim to be on the trails by 10:30am. The ride will be approximately 1.5 hours long and is intended for intermediate to advanced riders. To join this ride, you should be comfortable riding “Blue” rated mountain bike trails. The route will be tailored to the group but expect to climb (and descend) approximately 300m on a 10km route through South Canoe.

This ride will be hosted by Adrian Bostock (he/him) from the Shuswap Trail Alliance. Adrian is a reformed tree planter who previously worked for Tyax Adventures and Big Mountain Global as a mountain bike guide and is currently the Operations Manager for the Shuswap Trail Alliance.

You will need a mountain bike (and helmet) in good working order, weather appropriate clothing, snacks, and tools.

If you are a more advanced rider, or would just prefer to ride by your self, there are suggested routes on Trail Forks and the South Canoe Kiosk.

Please click here to register.

Show Your Pride Trail Guided Walk with Shuswap Trail Alliance @ Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Trails @1pm

Wear your best pride gear and meet at the trailhead located at the corner of the parking lot. Find the trail entrance just west on 20th Ave SE approximately 160 metres west from Auto Road SE. The walk will take approximately one hour, dependant on the speed of the group, and is rated for beginners to intermediate – there will be a short climb to the top. The Cemetery Trails network consists of forest trails and features a lovely little pond hidden within the forest, and newest loop takes you up to an incredible view of Shuswap Lake.

This walk is hosted by Ariana Scholinder (she/her). Sturdy shoes/boots are recommended for the walk, and don’t forget water and your camera to capture all the fall colours.

Please click here to register.