South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society supports the regional LGBTQ2+ community through education, advocacy and providing safe spaces and inclusive events for everyone.
The South Okanagan and Similkameen is a place where LGBTQ2+ people feel safe, included and reflected in their daily lives..
We value the respectful inclusion of LGBTQ2+ people in society, including intersectional identities of race, religion, culture and individuals with diverse abilities.
Education We value education about LGBTQ2+ identities to help current and future generations live safely and freely.
Advocacy We value advocacy work to support human rights, equality and equity for LGBTQ2+ people who face discrimination.
Safety We value safety for all people so they feel physically and emotionally safe.
Community Partnerships We value community partnerships in order to ensure LGBTQ2+ people are reflected and respected.
Authenticity We value authenticity in our support of the LGBTQ2+ community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Turning Interest Into Action:
Melisa Edgerly - President
Nicolette Rodriguez – Vice-President
Heather Adamson – Treasurer/Secretary
Karen Davy –Director
John Archer – Director
Albert Dell - Director
Madeline Terbasket - Director