Posting on behalf of the Fraser Valley Youth Society
FRASER VALLEY YOUTH SOCIETY (FVYS) TO HOST 2nd ANNUAL PRIDE EVENT
On Sunday, September 21, 2014 the Fraser Valley Youth Society will be hosting Fraser Youth Pride in Abbotsford. At 12:00 noon individuals, families, and organizations are invited to gather with our members, youth, and allies at Rotary Stadium (32470 Haida Drive). Our ‘walk with pride’ will begin at 12:30 pm – travelling south on Trethewey Street, east on South Fraser Way, north on Garden Street, west on George Ferguson Way, then north on Trethewey Street.
After the walk, which loops back to Rotary Stadium, the festivities will begin with a welcome, followed by remarks from our community leaders. Youth performances will be showcased, and people are invited to dance and enjoy the music.
Pride souvenirs will be available for sale before and after the walk. Donations will be graciously accepted and all proceeds from the event will support our drop-in centers and help us send youth to summer camps, conferences, and events.
Becca Hays, President of the board of directors for FVYS notes that, “Our pride event is meant to bring community together and show support to our youth. Diversity should not be shamed rather it should be celebrated. This is the message we send to the youth that attend our drop-in’s each week and we are happy to bring this message to the Fraser Valley. Our event is for the whole family, so please feel free to join us and show your support.”
FVYS operates weekly drop-in programs for LGBTQ and allied youth in the communities of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack. For more information about our drop-in’s please visit our website or contact us. Anyone interested in volunteering, or hosting a community table at the event should contact the organizers before September 5th, 2014.
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