For Immediate Release
April 2, 2019
(Kelowna, BC) The third annual Peak Pride at Big White Ski Resort takes place this weekend – April 5th to 7th – with plenty of food, drink, colour, and drag queens to go around.
Presented by Rebellious Unicorns, Peak Pride welcomes the LGBT2Q+ community and allies to join a series of fundraisers and events during this inclusive celebration.
“Peak Pride is an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate pride and make lasting memories against the backdrop of beautiful, snow-covered mountains,” explains Dustyn Baulkham, Executive Producer of Rebellious Unicorns. “With some truly wonderful entertainment and and an array of inclusive spaces and great venues at Big White, this is a weekend you don’t want to miss!”
This year’s events include a special edition welcome reception of the mx and Gayme’s Night on Friday night with admission donations supporting Etcetera Youth Kelowna.
Saturday’s festivities will kick off with the Mountain Pride Parade with reams of colourful costumes and flags making their way down the mountain slopes and through the village. Skiers and snowboarders will meet at the bottom of the Bullet Lift at 2:00 p.m and head down Sun Run at 2:30 p.m. The Mountain Pride Parade will stop by the Firehall where they will be joined by folks on foot as everyone continues into the village.
Saturday afternoon invites attendees to join the Ales & Apres Mountain Beer Fest and The Peaks Culinary Walk. Snowshoe Sam’s is the place to be after 9:00 p.m. as wipeOUT gets underway with the help of Kelowna’s own drag stars, Freida Whales, Sparkle, Alexa Nerezza, and Ella Lamoureux. The party’s headliner is world-renowned DJ Drew G. Hailing from San Diego, DJ Drew G. has produced official remixes for the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé, Blondie, Ed Sheeran, and RuPaul.
The final event of the weekend brings festival goers together for the Fab Farewell Brunch on Sunday at the Blarney Stone Irish Tavern.
“This weekend is going to be a blast for our entire community, including allies. That support really creates an inclusive environment and helps the LGBT2Q+ community feel welcome in a broader sense,” says Baulkham. “We also have events at all price points, including by donation, so there is an opportunity for people to check out the festivities and celebrate while giving back to Etcetera Youth Kelowna.”
Select tickets for Peak Pride at Big White are still available and can be purchased online at peakpride.ca/bigwhite2019. Tickets for wipeOUT are $25 while Saturday Full Passes are available until Tuesday at midnight and include access to Ales & Apres Mountain Beer Fest, Peaks Culinary Walk and wipeOUT for $149. Please note; Peak Pride ticketed events are 19+.
About Rebellious Unicorns
Rebellious Unicorns is a Kelowna-based event production company, dedicated to leading positive change in the Okanagan and curating inclusive events and experiences that bring people together. Led by Executive Producer, Dustyn Baulkham, Rebellious Unicorns produces FruitCake, MX, Peak Pride, Dirty Mutter & Cub Crawl.
Rebellious Unicorns would like to respectfully acknowledge that they operate on the unceded, traditional territory of the Okanagan (Syilx) people.
For more information, please contact:
Dustyn Baulkham, Executive Producer
Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc.
Email: dustyn @ rebelliousunicorns.com