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Kelowna Drag Queen raises $5K for Vernon Pride Society

A $5,000 fundraiser for the Vernon Pride Society and the upcoming Pride Week in Vernon

In support of the young but growing Vernon Pride Society, Kelowna's Freida Whales hosted a drag bingo fundraiser to help the 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy group prepare to host its third-ever Pride Week celebration.

The sold-out , in combination with donations from supporters and local businesses, raised $5,000 for the Vernon Pride Society.

"These funds will enable the society to promote and support the local LGBTQ+ community and its allies through various events and initiatives," said Whales after the event. 

will host its third annual pride week from August 12-18. 

Throughout the week people are invited to enjoy a variety of activities including karaoke, inspirational speakers, a parade and a lot of love.

"We cannot wait to celebrate pride with you once again and see how joyful and vibrant Vernonsa国际传媒檚 2SLGBTQIA+ community can be," said the

The bingo night also marks the largest fundraiser undertaken by Whalemade Productions. "We are proud to contribute to the growth and prosperity of communities across the province," said Whales. 

For more information about upcoming drag events in the Okanagan visit


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