Pride in the ‘burbs: Surrey Pride 2011

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Vancouver may be host to the biggest Pride celebrations in the region but we’re certainly not the only ones that can throw a great party! The OIS Rainbow Cultural Society is gearing up to celebrate Surrey Pride 2011 with a series of events in June and July.

Surrey PrideThe celebrations get underway with a Stonewall Dance on June 10th from 7pm to Midnight at Olympia Pizza (10257 King George Blvd).  Tickets are $5 for youth under 19 and $15 for adults.  A buffet dinner will be included in your ticket price so come out and celebrate the history of pride with a fun night of dancing!

Next up is the Surrey Pride Cabaret on July 8th back at Olympia Pizza (10257 King George Blvd), starting at 7pm.  The evening features live drag performer Bobby Drake who has just returned from being featured in Sydney, Australia’s Gay Pride and Mardi Gras.  The $40 tickets include a full buffet dinner and the show.

On July 9th is the Pride Dance Party at at Compass Point Inn (9850 King George Blvd).  The party features DJ Drew and even a couple of Priape go-go boys.  Tickets are available at Little Sisters or by emailing  Organizers say tickets are limited so be sure to get yours soon! Tickets are $10 in advance /$15 at the door for those over 19 and $5 in advance /$10 at the door for those under 19.  Doors open at 8pm with DJ drew will spinning from 9pm to 1am.

The entire Surrey Pride season culminates once again at Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Road) with the Surrey Pride Festival in the Park on Sunday, July 10th from Noon to 6pm.  This year’s Festival, with the theme Share the Rainbow, features live entertainment, food, fun, and a KIDZONE with a bouncy castle, crafts, and face painting.  Located on the corner of King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road (across from the King George Skytrain Station and Central City Shopping Centre).

Following the Festival everyone is invited back to Olympia Pizza (10257 King George Blvd) for a free admission Wrap Up Party designed to help everyone unwind and finish celebrating another year of Pride!

Surrey Pride 2011

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