ABOUT

We are on a mission!

Welcome to Kamloops Pride

We are a non-profit organization supporting people who identify on the gender and sexuality spectra.  This includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) individuals living in the Kamloops region.  

Our mission statement is to promote a more flourishing LGBTQ2S+ community and support gay culture in Kamloops.  Regardless of how you identify on the gender, identity or sexuality spectrum - we welcome you!  We are here to serve the diverse community within Kamloops and strive to advocate on behalf of people who experience discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.  Through our work, we hope to promote equity for all.  

Goals and Values

Our Values

INTEGRITY
Practice transparency, honesty, professionalism and informative communication in upholding community trust.

RESPECT
Maintain unconditional consideration for all those we interact with in the business of Kamloops Pride. 

​INCLUSIVITY
Acknowledge intersectionality and work towards equity

FUN
Maintain a sense of celebration in everything we do!

​COMMUNITY
Foster community through a caring, considerate and consistent presence

Our Goals

COMPLETE A NEEDS ASSESSMENT (Completed April, 2019)
Gain an understanding of the needs, interests and priorities of the LGBTQ2S+ community in Kamloops.

​HOST AT LEAST ONE EVENT FOR YOUTH
Ensure there is programming with youth in mind. ​

​HOST FOUR DANCES, INCLUDING ONE SOBER EVENT
Provide community members with regular, high quality events. ​

​DEVELOP A PRIDE-PLANNING MANUAL
Build effective succession planning and information retention programs to ensure sustainability. 

​HOST A COMMUNITY SUMMIT
Incorporate community stakeholders in planning and engagement regarding LGBTQ2S+ issues in Kamloops. 
 

Annual Report

Our 2018/2019 Annual Report was delivered at our Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 28th.  You can view the report below.

Meet the Team

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Katelyn Boughton (She / Her)

President

Katelyn joined the Kamloops Pride board last year initially as a Director, however moved into the Vice President position to fill a vacancy. She is a curious person with an insatiable appetite for learning, with a focus on Science and Technology. Katelyn is also a very nerdy person who loves science fiction, movies, board games, video games and reading. She also enjoys travelling and to date has been fortunate enough to have visited fourteen different countries.  Katelyn has lived in Kamloops for the last 20+ years and attended university at TRU. To Katelyn, Pride is about creating safes spaces for everyone to live their authentic lives.

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Kristin Luttmerding (She / Her)

Vice President

Kristen grew up in Armstrong on the unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people.  In 2014, she moved to Kamloops, located on Secwepemc territory, to pursue her Bachelor of Social Work at Thompson Rivers University. Coming from a small town, Kristen was excited to move to a city that hosted so many LGBTQ2S+ events. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys hiking, camping, making art, spoiling her dog Chubbs, and catching independent films at the Paramount Theatre. To Kristen, Pride is an opportunity to support connections between the many diverse groups that make up the lively Kamloops community. Kristen joined the Kamloops Pride board for the first time this year as a Director and stepped into the new position of Volunteer Coordinator in January. Kristen has always admired the work Kamloops Pride does in the community and feels incredibly fortunate to be a part of that effort this year.

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Jason Richard (He / Him)

Treasurer

Jason is, first and foremost, a giant nerd. Lover of all things sci-fi and fantasy (books, comics, movies, tv shows), player of all things gaming (video, board, role playing), and connoisseur of all things logic (mathematics, debates, and philosophy). Seemingly in contrast, Jason has a passion for music: playing drums, ukulele, as well as singing in two of the choirs here in Kamloops. If Jason takes a break from playing games, you can find him cross-country skiing in the winter or floating down the river in the summer.
Jason has done many things over his working time, but eventually worked his way into a career in education. For the last nine years, he has been teaching in the public school system. It is a career that he finds extremely challenging, but immensely rewarding at the same time.
After volunteering for Kamloops Pride in the past, Jason joined the board of directors last year. He is currently working in the role of the board’s secretary. Being on the board  represents a way for Jason to work towards bettering his community in, what he hopes is, a meaningful way. Working to create a safer, more representative community that welcomes all into its arms.
Pride, to Jason, is the recognition that every person has a meaningful and respected place in our global society. He believes that as humans, we are all interconnected, and that we have a responsibility to each other to protect, encourage, support, and love one another, to keep anyone from feeling like they don’t belong somewhere.

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Caitlin Orteza (They / Them)

Secretary

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Madison Clipperton (She / Her)

Director

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Tory LeBeau (She / Her)

Director

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Grace McDonell (She / Her)

Director

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Sydney Snape (She / Her)

Director

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Lucas Warner (He / Him)

Director

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