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Since 2005, May 17th has been dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

It constitutes an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT2QI+ people internationally.

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is not one centralised campaign; rather it is a moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action.

Although progress has been made in the last decade, a good deal of work still needs to be done to ensure basic rights for everyone. That’s why the fight against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia has to continue.

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Celebrating 50 Years

were-adding-a-sweet-swirlThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada on May 14, 1969. Join us for a small informal celebration at 6:30pm at Fernie Annex Park where we will be enjoying cake and each others good company. Just look for the Pride flags around the picnic tables.

UPDATE: The skies have opened up and we need a backup plan. If it’s still raining at 6:30 we will move our celebration under cover to the gazebo at Fernie Rotary Park. If it stops raining we’ll meet at the Annex Park as planned.

Beers & Queers Goes to the Garden!

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Join us Friday May 10th at the Fernie Eco Garden at 6:00pm for a chance to learn from the very best gardener we know! Mary Cosman will be giving us some tips on composting kitchen scraps, plant care, transplanting, and patio and balcony container gardening! If you would like to bring some plant cuttings we will also be having an exchange. After we’re done in the garden (7:30pm) we’ll head over to the Valley Social for a relaxing beverage and some nice chit chat.

If you can’t make the garden, come to the social. Can’t make the social, come to the garden!
Beers & Queers is a monthly social event for the LGBTQ2 community hosted by the Fernie Pride Society and The Valley Social. This event is proudly sponsored by the East Kootenay Community Credit Union. Everyone is welcome.

Beers & Queers: April 5th!

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Join us Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm for a chill evening of fun, friendship, and laughter at the Valley Social.

Snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are provided. Wine, beer, and spirits are available for purchase at the bar.

Beers & Queers is a monthly social event for the LGBTQ2+ community hosted by the Fernie Pride Society and The Valley Social. This event is proudly sponsored by The East Kootenay Community Credit Union. Everyone is welcome!

The Valley Social Company562 2 Ave, Fernie, BC

Fernie Pride Society: AGM

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Fernie Pride Society Annual General Meeting (AGM), followed by a Wine and
Cheese Reception

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: The Spruce Room at the Park Place Lodge, 742 BC-3, Fernie, BC

Who: The meeting is open to the public. To vote, a person must be a member in good standing over 18 years of age.

What: Ordinary business including:

  • Adopting the agenda;
  • Adopting the minutes of the previous AGM;
  • Considering and adopting the President’s report;
  • Considering and adopting Officers’ and Directors’ reports;
  • Reviewing the financial statements;
  • Appointing the Auditor(s);
  • Electing Directors.

RSVP to info@ferniepride.ca by 10:00am Friday March 22nd if you are planning to attend.

Election of Directors

NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS are now OPEN!
DEADLINE to submit nominations is Monday March 18th, 2019.

There are 5 board positions available for election at this AGM; board seats are for two year terms. 2019 Membership fees must be in good standing prior to the AGM in order for a member to be eligible for a board seat.

Please e-mail info@ferniepride.ca for a nomination form if you would like to nominate yourself, or someone else to the board.

Miss Ellen Q is Coming March 6th!

Time to get ready, Miss Ellen Q is getting on a plane to bring us her brand new show! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday night!
 
• Make sure you have a ticket (Freyja on 2nd Ave or EventBrite).
• Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm.
• This show is fabulous, funny, and because of liquor service it is 19+.
• The bar is cash $$ only.
• Miss Ellen Q will have some fun merchandise for sale so bring a little extra $$ if you need it.
• There will be non-alcoholic beverages as well, we love a sexy sober ride home. 😉
• If you love a beverage pop the # for Kootenay Taxi into your phone 250-423-4408 in case you need it.
 
So excited to see you there!

 

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Good Morning my Kittens!!!!! The next stop on my tour is fabulous Fernie!!!! We are partnered with Elk Valley/Fernie Pride on this stop!!! This is a “one night only” event so go see the kittens at Freyja to get your tickets! As you know, this is a intimate venue so snatch those tickets up fast! Tickets are also available online at eventbrite. Can’t wait to slay the Arts Station stage again!! Meeeeoooowwwwww!!!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/merrick-productions-18411046455

Beers & Queers: Feb 22nd!

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Join us Friday, February 22nd at 7:30pm for a chill evening of fun, friendship, laughter, and yoga at Essential Yoga Studio in Fernie, BC.

This is a yoga session for every body, every level, to come as you are and be present in yourself. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, and a bottle of water. This session is free; we just ask that you RSVP either by indicating that you are ‘going’, or by sending us a private facebook message so we can provide enough room and instruction for everyone.

Beers & Queers is a monthly social event for the LGBTQ2 community hosted by the Fernie Pride Society. This event is proudly sponsored by the East Kootenay Community Credit Union. Everyone is welcome.

https://www.essentialyogastudio.com