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New West Pride’s Largest Street Festival Yet! Sat. Aug 19

Photo Credit To Rowan Brown

Columbia Street, New Westminster

 Saturday, August 19, 3 PM to 8 PM

It’s going to be the biggest and best Pride ever for New Westminster. The weather is going to be nice and the whole of Columbia Street will be packed.

Start off the day with a Pre Pride Brunch at Coming Home Cafe, 753 Sixth St. New West. The place that New West Pride was founded. Eggs Benny are highly recommended.

There will be six stages: Band Stage at 4th and Columbia, DJ Stage at 8th and Columbia, Spoken Word Stage at MacKenzie and Columbia, Drag Stage at The Heritage Grill (Church and Columbia), VIBE 11 – Pride! Stage in the Anvil Centre Ballroom, and Kid Zone with lots of activities by The Stage New Westminster

Band Stage (4th and Columbia):

Hosted by Whoopsie Daisy Fuca
3:00 – 3:30: Vancouver Rainbow Concert Band,   3:45 – 4:15: Motley Cougars   4:30 – 5:15: Lions Gate Chorus   5:30 – 6:15: The Argyle Embargo   6:30 – 8:00: QSong Alumni (Multiple Performers)

Whoopsie Daisy Fuca

DJ Stage (8th and Columbia):

3:00 – 3:30: Dignitary Address
3:30 – 5:00: DJ Jeffrey Michael
5:00 – 5:15: Awards Ceremony
5:15 – 6:30: DJ Del Stamp
6:30 – 8:00: Sex Traffic Panda

photo via Facebook: Rowan Brown

 

Spoken Word Stage (MacKenzie and Columbia):

Hosted by David C Jones
3:45 – 4:45: Youth for A Change
5:00 – 6:00: Slam Poetry Competition hosted by Roger R. Blenman
6:00 – 6:30: Allan Morgan – Pride for the young gay, un-gay and jaded queen in all of us.
6:30 – 7:30: Sara Bynoe – Teen Angst
7:30 – 8:00: Nick Carefoot – Battle Rap

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Drag Stage at The Heritage Grill (Church and Columbia):

Shows are at 3:45 & 5:30
Starring: Mz Adrien
Featuring:  Morgan Lisa Montory,  Robin Loveless,  Vonda DuPoint, With Cameo appearances by: Hope Diamond and Tequila Mockingbird, Miss Mimi,and Mona Regina Lee.

VIBE 11 – Pride! Stage in the Anvil Centre Ballroom:

Hosted by Carlotta Gurl
6:45: Pet Costume Contest
7:15: Vogue-Off
With Drag Makeovers, provided by John Casablancas Institute

Last Door Recovery Society‘s Clean, Sober, and Proud Substance-Free Dance Party!

Kid Zone with lots of activities by The Stage New Westminster

Entertainers who will be roving the streets bringing you joy:
Subscura, Mona Monaé, KiteZone

There will be 6 Patios to relax with a beverage:
The Met Bar & GrillThe Heritage GrillJudge Begbie’s TavernThe ColumbiaEl SantoAnvil Centre

New West Pride After Parties

Keep Pride going all night long at these Pride events at start at 8 PM.

Pride Night at the Met, 411 Columbia Street

Great music, raffles, giveaways and special Jell-O shots will be back.

Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia Street

Rock n Roll Gold featuring Rick Page and Don Reda

Extravaganza Eleganza, 530 Columbia Street

Ticketed event featuring a Vegas style show and hosted by MZ Adrien. Special guests include Robin Loveless, Tequila Mockingbird, Hope Diamond, Gina Tonic and Carlotta Gurl. DJ Midus will be spinning. Starts at 8 PM with DJ starting at about 10 PM. Visit thecolumbia.net or call 604-522-4500 to reserve now.

LINK TO: NEW WEST PRIDE

LINK TO: NEW WEST PRIDE Facebook

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