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Fernie Pride Society

The Fernie Pride Society supports and connects the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Elk Valley. Incorporated in December 2016, the Society is a hub for 2SLGBTQ+ people and their allies, programming special events as well as providing resource referrals.

Now Hiring!

Fernie Pride Society is hiring a part-time youth coordinator! 

This six month contract position is for 10-15 hours per month.

Click to learn more and apply.

Queer Health Initiative

Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ in whole health. This project has many sub-projects, including subsidized counseling, free at-home HIV testing kits, gender inclusive washrooms, and pay-what-you-can hair cuts. 

Subsidized counseling now available!

Group of ten people standing shoulder to shoulder wearing matching Fernie Pride t shirts, on top of a freshly painted Rainbow crosswalk, in front of a mountain in Fernie.
2SLGBTQ+ Youth
Fernie Pride Society youth initiatives are proudly supported by the Tegan & Sara Foundation, Fierte Canada Pride and the Government of British Columbia.. Fernie Pride recognizes the importance of allowing youth to have a contributing and visible in the community. To this end, we work with funders and the Elk Valley Youth Pride committee to provide diverse and engaging programming as directed by the people that it impacts the most – the youth! From inclusive sex ed to summer camp to monthly events, there is something for everyone!
Elk Valley Capacity Project
To improve 2SLGBTQ+ inclusivity and equity, Fernie Pride Society seeks to strengthen its capacity, allowing it to create advocacy and education campaigns and to develop and implement sustainable, regionally appropriate solutions to 2SLGBTQ+ issues.
Elk Valley Pride Festival

A rainbow celebration in the mountains! Join us in Fernie for a 5-day celebration of Pride featuring a bike parade, flag raising, Spectrum Queer Arts Day, Rainbow Reads, drag storytime, workshops and education, Cooking with Queens, a puppy parade, drag shows, live music, and so much more!

Save the Date for 2024: September 18-22

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About Us

The Fernie Pride Society supports and connects the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Elk Valley.  Incorporated in December 2016, the Society is a hub for 2SLGBTQ+ people and their allies, programming special events as well as providing resource referrals.

 

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102 Commerce Road
Fernie, BC
V0B 1M5

Fernie Pride acknowledges that we reside on land located within Qukin ʔamakʔis, the unceded traditional territory of Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it.

We recognize that we live and work within their vast lands. ʔakanuxunik̓ are from Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi‘it and are members of the Ktunaxa speaking peoples of British Columbia, Idaho, and Montana.

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