From far and wide show your pride

The Monday Magazine staff is proud to support The Victoria Pride Society

Monday Magazine is a proud supporter of Victoria’s Pride Week.

Since the time of its creation, the Victoria Pride Society has focused on supporting the inclusiveness, accessibility and diversity of Pride Week events.

Today, they are one of a few national Pride Societies who encourage all people to walk the Pride parade route – generating thousands of people proudly walking the streets of Victoria for themselves, colleagues or loved ones.

Being proud transcends any one week of the year. Being proud is an achievement garnered throughout a lifetime.

The Monday Magazine staff is proud to support The Victoria Pride Society so that it can continue to provide support, connection, education and celebration for every individual in their own quest to be proud. Find all Pride Week events listed at victoriapridesociety.org

For more on Pride Week events, contact Richard at media@victoriapridesociety.org or click here!

CabarGAY

JUNE 27

Come and kick off Pride Week with hosts Mary Zilba and Fiona Forbes with an evening of song, dance, comedy & burlesque from Victoria’s leading LBGTQ performers & their friends. Featured acts include the Legendary Gouda Gabor, comedian Diana Kuch & the Cheesecake Burlesque troupe. Tickets $20 ($25 at the door) at the Belfry Box Office, 1291 Gladstone or belfry.bc.ca

CabarGAY afterparty

JUNE 27

Join some of the stars from the Belfry Theatre show and let your hair down at the afterparty with a club show and dancing with DJ ronnyb. 11 to 2am at Paparazzi Night Club, 642 Johnson St.

Under the Sun

JUNE 27 The Wicked Wenches hit the Strath rooftop for volleyball and music under the sun with DJ Yeezy Yee. Noon-5pm at the Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas St.

Mr./Ms. Paparazzi Contest

JUNE 28

The club is open from 4pm to 2am with showtime at 8pm – over $700 in prizes up for grabs!

At Paparazzi Nightclub,  642 Johnson St.

Big Gay Dog Walk

JUNE 28

It’s Pride with Paws at Victoria’s most scenic off-leash dog park! Bring your pup, or just come and watch the parade of doggie-dress up, agility displays, music, prizes and of course hot dogs. 1pm at Dallas Road-foot of Cook St. Free.

Pride Boat Cruise

JUNE 28

Set sail from the wharf behind the Coast Hotel for a festive evening of cocktails and camaraderie on the Orca Spirit Catamaran, 7 to 10pm. Free parking in the hotel parkade. Tickets $35 at victoriapridesociety.org and at Paparazzi Night Club. 19+ only. Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the cruise.

Karaoke Idol Finale

JUNE 29

It’s the finale to a month-long competition for the Karaoke Idol title with great prizes for the winner and great entertainment for the audience. At 10pm at Paparazzi Night Club, 642 Johnson St.

Comedy at Pride

JUNE 30

Its queer stand up time as Darcy Michael comes to Victoria with his signature style of jam-packed comedy at Sugar Nightclub. Star of TV series Spun Out, Darcy has appeared on the Tonight Show, opened for Russell Peters, and was named a favourite of the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival. He will be joined by popular Victoria funny woman Shel Suzuki. Tickets, $20/$25 at the door. comedy@pride.com

Beach Party

JUNE 30

Join Gouda Gabor and the House of Gabor gang for the biggest Pride Week dance party with her Children of the Cheese dancers, top DJ’s and special guests. 10pm to 2am at Sugar Night Club, 858 Yates St., tickets $10 at the door. houseofgabor.com

Dragball

JULY 1

It’s Memorial Dragball where Victoria’s Kings and Queens hit the field with a true battle of all sexes in an afternoon of bad softball and great entertainment! Join Mayor Lisa Helps as she kicks off the game with the 2015 Pride Proclamation. This free event begins at noon at Victoria West Park.

Canada Day Party

JULY 1

Celebrate Canada Day from 8pm-2am at Paparazzi Nightclub, 642 Johnson St. The $3 cover will be donated to the Pride Society. With DJ RonnyB and GOGO Dancers 4pm-2am $3.50 drinks.

Country Pride

JULY 2

It’s an exotic evening of entertainment with something for everyone! Plus dancing with DJ Soulfix. From 9pm-2am at Velvet Exotic Night Club, 1318 Broad St. Tickets $10 at the door.

RUFF Pride

JULY 3

If you like your men next door in leather and denim, come out and join Colin, Mr. RUFF 2015 for this great dance party with the RUFF boys and guest DJ Karsten Sollors. Presented by Vancouver’s MN events and of course your women friends are welcome too! 10pm-2am at Paparazzi Night Club, 642 Johnson St. Tickets $14 in advance at mnevents.ca, Lyle’s Place or Paparazzi – $20 at the door.

Wicked Wench Pride Party

JULY 3

Wicked Wench presents the annual Pride dance party for queer women and their friends with DJ Reese. From 8pm-2am at The Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St. Tickets $10 at the door.

Pride & the Word

JULY 4

VPS presents Pride in the Word 2015 with MC Jacqueline McLaughlin and readings by Ivan Coyote, Michael V. Smith, Arleen Pare, Monique Gray Smith & more.  At the Ambrosia Conference Centre, 638 Fisgard St. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets $10 at the door.

Paparazzi Pride

JULY 4

Two big PRIDEtacular Drag Shows at 10:30pm and midnight presented by the House of Gabor plus lots of action on the dance floor with top DJ’s playing today’s hits and your favourite Pride anthems. At Paparazzi Night Club, 642 Johnson St. 10pm-2am. Tickets $10 at the door.

Pride Parade

JULY 5

The Pride parade starts at noon at the corner of Government and Pandora then moves south on Government to Belleville, down Menzies to Kingston, left on Oswego and ends at MacDonald Park. Watch more than 100 colourful groups and floats, or march yourself with local businesses, non-profits, the LBGTQ community and their allies in Victoria’s second biggest parade of the year.

Pride Festival

JULY 5

After the parade you can enjoy all the action on both the Main Stage and the Beer Garden Stage with a PRIDEtastic array of entertainment, with more than 150 food and craft vendors plus activities for children and teens. This free event runs from 1-6pm at MacDonald Park in James Bay.

PRIDE WRAP UP WHITE PARTY

JULY 5

We Are All Family! With DJ RonnyB, 8pm-2am at Paparazzi Nightclub, 642 Johnson St. Free cover.

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