Canada’s newest LGBT2Q+ winter destination event announces headliners
March 08, 2017 - 8:59 AM
The parties are confirmed. The talent is booked. The mountain is waiting. The first ever Peak Pride festival is poised to launch at Big White April 7-9 2017, and one of RuPaul protogés and a Canadian dance music diva will headline the weekend, which is already creating a lot of buzz.
Drag superstar Alyssa Edwards, who hails from Texas and was one of the most popular performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, will take the stage during Saturday night’s WipeOut Party. Simone Denny, lead singer from the band Love Inc (whose hit songs include “Superstar”, “Broken Bones” and “Here Comes The Sunshine”), will headline Friday’s opening reception. Other talent and entertainers includes DJs and drag performs from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
Peak Pride co-producers Peter Breeze and Dustyn Baulkham have been eagerly awaiting this moment. “To see Peak Pride come from a vision I had over a year ago to reality is empowering and it gives me goose bumps just thinking about it,” says Baulkham. “Taking over a mountain village like Big White is a big deal. It’s going to be one epic weekend.”
“Thinking about picking up the talent from the airport and watching them do their thing up on the mountain is so exciting” adds Breeze. “Now that the weekend line up has been confirmed, there is only one thing left for people to do: buy tickets and party!”
Baulkham says Peak Pride is working closely with Big White and the local establishments to provide a variety of activities over the weekend. While the evening events are for the 19+ crowd, a Ski Parade down the mountain on Saturday afternoon will end up in the village with activities for all ages.
“It’s important to know that all are welcome at our events and you don’t have to be party of the LGBT2Q+ community. We strongly encourage our ally friends to come out and enjoy themselves,” says Baulkham.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased in advance online.
For event details, visit the Peak Pride website.
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