2019 Salt Spring Pride Festival

Tuesday, September 3

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Pride Opening Night: Art Spring

By donation

LGBTQ2SIA+ lobby art exhibit, silent auction, sign making, community banner making, art jam, 7:30 pm performance of “An Interrogation Story in One-Act” staged-reading

“An Interrogation Story in One-Act” staged-reading @ 7:30 pm/ In this “mock” trial, exploring family dynamics, hetero-normativity, sexism, feminism and the complexities of living radically different from one’s biological family, an interrogator questions the playwright’s brother (himself a lawyer) after his death. Preceded by “Bedroom Confrontation,” a short scene in which parents confront a daughter about her lesbianism. Audience discussion will follow. With Lisa Dahling, Kevin Wilkie, Barbara Slater and Corrie Hope Furst. Playwright: Wendy Judith Cutler.

Wednesday, September 4

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We Are God’s Own: St. Gregory of Nyssa, 

Ganges Centre (2nd story over the Post Office)

No cost

Thursday, September 5

6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Pride Poetry Open Mic Night: The Library

No cost6:

45pm signup (first come, first on the list!)
7:00pm Pride themed open mic (one poem, 3mins., per open mic reader)
8:00pm guest Poet, Peter Freeman

Peter Freeman is a Renaissance Person with a thirst for adventure.
He is a local author who writes novels, children’s books, screen and stage plays, short stories, magazine articles, poetry, and non-
fiction. When he is not writing, he is exploring oceans, mountains and deserts, or perhaps cycling a continent.

His book Growth, featured at this event, is a collection of poems
arranged to illustrate the moulding of one’s personality and
motivations from internal and external events, as one grows
through the various phases of life.

Friday, September 6

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Trans and Queer Music Showcase: Core Inn

By donation (suggested $2)
For LGBTQ2SIA+ youth, friends and allies 24 and underAlcohol and drug-free event. Snacks provided

7:30 PM

Drag Karaoke: The Legion

$5.00 entry at the door, Legion members no charge

Pride 2019, let’s have some fun! Come and sing your heart out!
Dressing in drag highly encouraged. What will you sing? ABBA? Gaga? Garland? Bennett? Sinatra? Midler? Lee? Village People? Hozier? Trainor? We’ve got it all! Kat’s Kitchen open until 9:00 pm. Featuring a fabulous Drag performance, too!

9:00 PM

Ange Hehr: Moby’s

Ange Hehr brings her talented band with her to celebrate Salt Spring Pride Weekend. Catch the show both Friday and Saturday!

Saturday, September 7

12:30 PM

Rally at the Library 

1:00 PM 

Parade Starts at the Library

Ends in Centennial Park 

Those who would like to be in the Parade but that have mobility issues, please contact ssiprideplanner@gmail.com to reserve a spot on the float.

1:30 PM

Party in the Park: Centennial Park

DJ Trikstr will get us dancing and drag performances by Poptart and Fawn will entertain!

7:30 PM

Pride Dance: Meaden Hall

DJ Slade at 7:30 

Queer As Funk at 9:00


Tickets may be available at the door for $35.00 if capacity allows.  We will monitor the flow in and out after 9:00 and allow entry as space becomes available.

Any will-call tickets that are unclaimed will be released at 8:00pm so there may be tickets available then. 

After the band is done performing (approx.10:30pm) we will allow folks to enter by donation (suggested $10) as capacity allows.

It will still be a rockin’ night with the DJ until 2am! 

9:00 PM

Ange Hehr: Moby’s

Ange Hehr brings her talented band with her to celebrate Salt Spring Pride Weekend. Catch the show both Friday and Saturday!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

10:30 AM

Unitarian Pride Service: Seniors Centre (379 Lower Ganges Rd)

With renowned musician Jill Cooper!

Come and celebrate Pride with us as Jill performs a selection of the best-loved songs associated with Pride. There will be plenty of opportunity to join in and also hear from Amanda as to why these songs are pivotal to Pride. With music support from Dick Jackson and Cathy Baker this will be a fun and dynamic morning. Everyone is welcome.

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Pride Brunch ft. Drag Queens read to Kids Story Time

Bullock Lake Farm

No-cost for entry, refreshments and brunch available for purchase

Gather at Bullock Lake Farm to share brunch and reflect on the week’s activities. Drag Queens will be present to visit with guests and will read two wonderful books to the kids at 1:00 pm. Brunch and refreshments available for purchase, no-cost for entry. Open to the public, no reserved seating or tickets. Just come!

2:30 PM

Queer Group Hike: Mt. Erskine (Trustee’s Trail)

Magnificent views and photo ops for the end of a great Pride week! Meet at the base of Trustee’s Trail (Rainbow Rd., left on Juniper, follow Spring Gold Rd. to Trustee’s Rd.) Optional routes based on difficulty desired.

Saturday, September 14

7:00 PM

Queer Reading Series ft. Anne Flemming: The Library

Authorial reading by Anne Flemming at the Library. Come listen + ask questions! Part of the Queer Reading Series.