Pender Island Pride Society
Organizers of the annual Pender Island Pride Festival
…to support the Pender Island LGBTQ2S+ population by:
- Organizing and hosting Pride events on Pender Island.
- Supporting social justice and equality initiatives locally and beyond.
- Building social and support networks within the LGBTQ2S+ community and fostering positive connections and relationships with the broader population.
- Helping LGBTQ2S+ youth to achieve their full and authentic potential by supporting community- and school-based initiatives and programs that create a safe environment for them to flourish in.
Pender Island Pride is a grass-roots, volunteer-driven community organization.
The Pender Island Pride Committee is a core group of volunteers who plan, organize, and host the various events and projects we undertake.
This is accomplished with the help of a larger pool of volunteers who get involved to help with specific tasks as needed.
In April 2020, Pender Island Pride Societywas incorporated as a BC non-profit society in order to empower the Pride Committee by providing a base of administrative and communications support, as well as accountability to our community, and credentials for partnerships and interactions with other organizations, etc. The society is managed by a Board of Directors, all of whom also serve on the Pride Committee.
Pender Island Pride Celebration
On August 8, 2020 Pender Island, BC will be celebrating our 2nd annual Pride Celebration with a live-streaming event featuring local performers, guest speakers, and a Pride Convoy traversing North and South Pender Islands.