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PRIDE ON THE SIDE
Prep for the big day with out-of-town Prides this weekend.
The rainbow flags and glitter bombs of Vancouver’s Pride parade don’t take over the West End until July 31st. That’s nearly a month away!
If you can’t keep all your homo joy bottled up ’til then, let it come screaming out at either of two bijou Pride celebrations this weekend.
OK, we give Surrey a hard time, but only because they deserve it. (We kid because we love.) Kudos to Out In Surrey, the queers who organize the city’s annual Pride celebrations, held this year in Holland Park on Sunday, July 10 at noon. The big draw this time looks to be the post-Fest Dance Party featuring Celebrities’ resident DJ Drew on the tables. For full schedule of events visit www.surreypride.ca.
Our sleepy little provincial capital (incidentally named after a queen and accessible by ferry — insert your own joke here) is smack dab in the middle of its Pride Week celebrations. The parade (pictured) is this Sunday, July 10 at noon, and will be followed by a Festival in MacDonald Park and a Wrap-Up Party at Paparazzi Nightclub. For a full schedule of events visit www.victoriapridesociety.org.