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A group of gender diverse people with their arms around each other smiling
A gender diverse person wearing a cowboy hat smiling
A two-spirited Indigenous person in a red dress blowing bubbles

INCLUDED

& REPRESENTED

SAFE,

people should feel

 WE BELIEVE 

 2SLGBTQIA+

in the South Okanagan

 & Similkameen

The logo of SOS Pride which is half of a vertical rainbow sun

We respectfully acknowledge that we take space upon this beautiful land, the stolen traditional, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan People who have lived and cared for these lands since time immemorial. For more information and to read our land acknowledgement, please click here: Land Aknowledgememt

South Okanagan Similkameen Pride is a non-profit society run by a board of dynamic volunteer directors who serve to support the regional 2SLGBTQIA+ community of the South Okanagan and Similkameen by providing safe spaces and inclusive events for everyone.

WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE STAND FOR

ADVOCACY

We value advocacy work to support human rights, equality and equity for 2SLGBTQIA+ people who face discrimination

We value community partnerships in order to ensure 2SLGBTQIA+ people are reflected and respected.

COMMUNITY

PARTNERSHIPS

We value safety for all people so they feel physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally safe. 

SAFETY

We value advocacy work to support human rights, equality and equity for 2SLGBTQIA+ people who face discrimination.

AUTHENTICITY

The respectful inclusion of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in society, including intersectional* identities of race, religion, culture and individuals with diverse abilities.

INCLUSION

We value education about 2SLGBTQIA+ identities to help current and future generations live safely and freely.

EDUCATION

WHAT WE DO

We organize our own diverse events which include wellness events, Pride parades, festivals, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, and social gatherings. We also organize the Osoyoos Pride Arts Festival in September as well as advise and partner with other organizations and businesses, helping them connect and create events supportive of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community.

  • TransMan Docuseries Fundraiser
    TransMan Docuseries Fundraiser
    Sat, May 25
    Penticton
    May 25, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Penticton, 67 Colourful, Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H2, Canada
    May 25, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Penticton, 67 Colourful, Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H2, Canada
    Come support local trans advocate Kyler Sahlmark and his incredible team of filmmakers!
  • Princeton Pride Picnic at Birch and Saskia's
    Princeton Pride Picnic at Birch and Saskia's
    Sat, Jun 01
    Princeton
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Princeton, Hidden Valley Rd, Princeton, BC V0X 1W0, Canada
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Princeton, Hidden Valley Rd, Princeton, BC V0X 1W0, Canada
    Food, drinks, music
  • Walkin' & Rollin' Pride
    Walkin' & Rollin' Pride
    Sun, Jun 02
    Penticton
    Jun 02, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Penticton, 1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, BC V2A 1B7, Canada
    Jun 02, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Penticton, 1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, BC V2A 1B7, Canada
    Walk, roll, skate, board or ride with us in Penticton to celebrate Pride!
  • Summerland Stories @ Summerland Museum
    Summerland Stories @ Summerland Museum
    Sun, Jun 09
    Summerland Museum
    Jun 09, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Summerland Museum, 9521 Wharton St, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0, Canada
    Jun 09, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Summerland Museum, 9521 Wharton St, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0, Canada
    Listen to stories shared by 2SLGBTQIA+ people from Summerland.

WHAT U CAN DO

DONATE

With your donations, we organize engaging events, educational programs, and advocacy initiatives that promote understanding and celebrate diverse identities. From vibrant parades that inspire joy and solidarity to impactful workshops that challenge prejudice, your generosity fuels positive change.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are a critical part of our success in the community and we are always looking for new ones  to join us in making a difference. We offer a variety of ways to get involved, from one-time projects to long-term commitments. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application form

SPONSOR

We invite you to join us in promoting love, equality, and inclusion by becoming a sponsor of SOS Pride.  As a sponsor, you'll have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and be part of a movement that embraces diversity and empowers individuals.

Members receive our newsletter full of exciting events, resources and volunteer opportunities that empower you to make a positive impact in your community. You'll also be able to vote in our AGM in October.

BECOME A MEMBER
– It's Free!

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Are you passionate about equality, acceptance, and making a positive impact? Join SOS Pride as a Pride Ambassador in your community and become a catalyst for change.

BE AWESOME
BE YOU

Be proud, be bold, be kind and be awesome! Embrace your true identity, celebrate your uniqueness, and stand tall with a community that believes in you. Let's create a world where awesomeness knows no bounds!

STAY

CONNECTED

FUNDING, SPONSORS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

SOS Pride gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders, sponsors and community partners. 

Logo of the Community Foundations of Canada
Logo of Canada Pride
Logo of Roshni Wellness

$1 from every candle sold at Roshni Wellness benefiets SOS Pride. We are so grateful for amazing partnerships like this one.

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