Below you will find the list of events that are hosted monthly by Kamloops Pride, our volunteers, or our community partners along with details about what the events entail. At bottom of the page you will find a calendar view of all upcoming events.
Have an event idea? Want to list your event on our page? email email@example.com!
Kamloops Pride Monthly Events
Kamloops Pride Choir
Date: Every Tuesday
Kamloops United Church
The Kamloops Pride Choir is back! This group meets every Tuesday evening. All ages, all voices, and all skill levels are welcome. There is no cost and allies are welcome and encouraged!
Date: Thursday, June 8th, 2023
Bright Eye Brewing
Come and join us at a new location each month for appies, drinks, and mingling! This pub night is at rotating venues each month and is 19+ only. Attendance is free, but guests are responsible for their own bills. Allies are welcome and encouraged!
Interested in hosting Rainbrews at your location? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2023
The Art We Are Cafe
Come and join us at a new location each month for your favourite alcohol-free beverage, some board games, art, and mingling! This event is family-friendly for all ages. Attendance is free, but guests are responsible for their own bills. Allies are welcome and encouraged!
Interested in hosting Espresso Yourself at your location? Please email email@example.com
Youth Mxer (under 18)
Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2023
Ms. Whimsy's Gift Emporium
Come and join us at a new location each month to socialize, meet Kamloops Pride board members, and meet new friends in the community! This event is for 2SLGBTQPIA+ and ally youth under 18 only. We will have a reserved area that will be decorated with pride flags. Attendance is free, but guests are responsible for their own bills.
Interested in hosting Youth Mxer at your location? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Rainbow Reads is a 2SLGBTQPIA+ book club that focuses on books written by Queer authors and/or that explore Queer narratives. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out this form. Allies are welcome and encouraged to join!
In at the Deep End by Kate Davies
Youth Rainbow Reads
This event is on hiatus due to lack of volunteer availability.
Youth Rainbow Reads is a 2SLGBTQPIA+ book club that focuses on books written by Queer authors and/or that explore Queer narratives. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out this form. Allies are welcome and encouraged to join!
This event is currently on hold. If you are interested in the youth book club, please sign up and we will invite you to the "adult" Rainbow Reads when the book is in the Young Adult or Youth category.
Craft and Create
Craft & Create is Kamloops Pride’s art club where you can come and hang out, meet new people, learn a new technique, and create something new! Allies are welcome and encouraged!
Interested in hosting or teaching art at Craft and Create? Please email email@example.com
Date: Saturdays in Apr-Oct 2023
Kamloops Farmers Market
It's back! Starting April 22nd until October 28th we will be hosting a local 2SLGBTQPIA+ community creator at our table at the Kamloops Farmers Market every Saturday!
If you are interested in featuring your business, sign up here.
Please note that you will be sharing the table with Kamloops Pride volunteers and Board members.
Community Event Highlights
2SLGBTQ+ Shopping Nights
Date: second Tuesday monthly
Kamloops United Church Thrift Shop
Those who identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and are looking for a safe and judgement-free environment to explore their gender expression and style are welcome to join us! All volunteers will be hand-selected allies and/or members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. There will be assistance available for those who join to find the style that enhances their confidence while offering connections to resources and assistance with their journey. We will also be playing some great music and the KUC Thrift Shop always has affordable prices!
Please note, the KUC thrift shop accepts cash only.
Date: See Below
Time: See Below
Prime Timers of Kamloops is a social organization whose objective is to sponsor social, cultural and educational activities for gay and bisexual men in the British Columbia Interior.
April 29 - Hike and Picnic 10 am
May 8 - Duffy's Pub
May 10 – Swimming
May 11 – Rainbrews (Bright Eye Brewing)
May 13 – Bookclub
May 15 – lunch noon at Lemongrass
If you have questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRUSU Pride: Queer Connections
Various Events (follow on Instagram for updates)
TRUSU Pride Club aims to have an inclusive space for LGBTQ2S + students on campus, and to provide a safe space where members and their allies feel included and not judged. Queer Connections is a group started by TRUSU Pride in 2021 and they host regular events for the queer community,
Stay tuned for upcoming events!
Follow TRUSU Pride Club on Facebook and Instagram for more information!
Founded in 2017, Rebellious Unicorns is a 100% 2SLGBTQ+ owned events, broadcasting and media production company, dedicated to leading positive change in the Okanagan and curating inclusive events, experiences, and programming that bring people together. Rebellious Unicorns has produced a variety of in-person events for the 2SLGBTQ+ community and allies, including the drag-focused extravaganza, FruitCake, and the business social, the MX. One of RUPC’s signature events, Peak Pride, is a winter pride festival held at mountain resorts in BC such as Big White, SilverStar, Sun Peaks, and RED Mountain Resort, attracting hundreds of attendees from Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
Rebellious Unicorns produces Unicorns.LIVE, Unicorn Booth, thehub.lgbt, Peak Pride, QUSIC, FruitCake, the MX., Kelowna.LGBT, Victoria.LGBT, Voices Unheard, Dirty Mutter, Cub Crawl, Earth to Table Vegan Market, and Sunset Sessions. For a list of their upcoming events, click here.
If you'd like to work with Rebellious Unicorns or want to learn more about them, click here.