Comox Valley Pride Society returns again to Native Sons Hall on Friday July 26th, with an all ages dance night, featuring local EDM talent and queer performers from across the island.
Event producer Mel Cassidy was inspired when they moved to the Comox Valley two years ago. “I found that there was a flourishing queer community here, and went to the pride dance that
year. I felt so welcomed and accepted, and wanted to see what I could do to support this community growing.”
Cassidy is no stranger to event production. They are part of the local Comox Valley Dance Temple, an ecstatic dance event for all ages that meets in Cumberland every Sunday Morning, and previously co-produced EDM events in Vancouver. Last fall, Cassidy brought Amani of Desert Dwellers to play at Native Sons.
Joining Cassidy to offer up a wide mix of electronic dance music is BoiznCats from Victoria, and local talent FallOn Beats and Tybur. Fallon draws her inspiration from fellow island DJs. “Pride is
important to me because as a society I feel like we have come a long way, but still have a long way to go. Pride is a place where we can all come together and feel safe, where we can be ourselves
and just support one another, and to be grateful for the people that have paved the way for the next generation.”
With generous donations from Gladstones, Beaufort Winery, Island Soda Works, and Harmonic Arts, the bar will be well stocked with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to turn up early for a chance to enter the 50/50 draw or win one of the fabulous door prizes!
Tickets are priced at $15-25 and are available online through comoxvalleypride.ca and at the door.
Music starts at 8:00pm and will go till late.