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Storytime with Freida Whales

Book: Grecko the Gecko Starts School
Author: Andrew John Warden

Join Freida Whales for another bedtime story edition of story time.

Miss Whales will be reading a Grecko the Gecko Starts School and completing a craft!! Grecko the Gecko Starts School is by Kelowna based author Andrew John Warden and illustrated by Clint Baker. Andrew will be joining us to chat with Freida about his books and whats coming up.

This is a family-fun event to wind down the day.

A blend of ocean-themed puns, glamour, and camp, Freida Whales has been making a splash in the local drag scene for over three years. She is a true Okanagan Orca, having lived in Kelowna her entire life.

Miss Whales loves to create events for and perform to audiences of all ages. She has been a part of various drag story time events over the last three years, most notably two held in 2019 at the Kelowna Downtown Library, amassing audiences of up to 300 people.

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Celebrate B.C.’s LGBTQ shining stars with CBC British Columbia


Highlighting British Columbians who make a positive impact in the LGBTQ community

Welcome to Proud to Shine – a celebration of British Columbians who are making a difference in the LGBTQ community. 

We asked you to tell us about an LGBTQ person in B.C. who is doing big things in their community, and, wow, there are some real change-makers in this province. 

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To read more of this story, follow the link to CBC News


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TV Night with Freida Whales


Great night, packed house, fun games – what better way to celebrate the premiere of Canada’s Drag Race than with the Okanagans first ever drag race viewing party at Dunnenzies!!!

Freida Whales made a real splash hosting to the full house at Dunnenzies Downtown. The party started out with a personal message sent in from the stunning Anastarzia Anaquway, then dove right into the episode.

The whole house was fully immersed in the show, cheering on the queens and loving the judges’ Canadian puns. Conversations from tables were overheard tooting and booting the first batch of Northern queens. Due to the outrageous laughter, Jimbo’s performance seemed to be the “TV Night” crowd favourite.

Every week episodes will be followed by a different unique drag-related game, designed to be enjoyed by all levels of drag race fans. The winning table takes home a coveted special edition Freida Whales’s “TV Night Royalty” pin and Dunnenzies goodies. The first game up was a “Match Game” extravaganza, matching the quote to the queen and the challenge to the season. The crowd was having a gag-worthy time trying to guess the correct answers, and left the party keen to know what next week’s challenge would be.

Reservations are mandatory due to continuing health restrictions and limited seating.

Freida Whales is Swimming Up a Storm, West Coast Style


Freida Whales, a well-known Queen about town for her Drag Queen Storytime, a series of children’s events which won her Kelowna’s Daily Courier Newsmaker of the Year for 2019, is about to embark on her second appearance with her team on Virtual Drag Show: West Coast Canada.

Tyson Cook, Kelowna’s Freida first met Mina Mercury, the host, at a drag event in town a few years ago and kept in contact with the intention of someday working together.

Voila, Virtual Drag Show!

This fabulous whale of an ocean activist has loved working on this series of projects, having fun exploring more creative ways to make videos, getting into the scriptwriting, and experimenting with storyboarding.

When asked what she enjoyed the most, the Okanagan orca says, “I really enjoy being able to take a song and tell a story. This has made my storytelling even more in-depth.”


Don’t miss out! Watch Virtual Drag Show: West Coast Canada on May 18, 2020, by following this link. Special appearance by Jann Arden!! https://www.facebook.com/events/644145129769968/permalink/647059446145203/

To find out more about Freida Whales, check out her website https://www.freidawhales.com/

Drag story time

Drag Queen Story Time with Miss Freida Whales
Downtown Kelowna Library, 1380 Ellis St.
Saturday, September 14 11:00am-12:00pm + Saturday, Saturday,November 16th 11:00am-12:00pm

Free + Drop-in for All Ages
Drag Queen Story Time is a fun program that celebrates diversity and freedom of expression. Join in for stories, songs and crafts. Come dressed to impress (costumes encouraged)!