Local Pride organization out to make a difference

The South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society is throwing a series of parties this fall.

From advocating for youth, to brining awareness on gender issues, to just having a safe place to hang out the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society (SOSPride) is out to make a difference in the community.

Karen Davy, Communications Director for SOSPride says holding dance parties or youth group hang outs is a way to thank embers, allies and board members for their support plus fundraise for education and awareness programs.

RADAR, a safe space drop-in program for LGBT2Q+ youth (ages 13 to 18) and their allies, is co-sponsored by SOSPride, along with Recreation Penticton and YES Project. The program is held every Tuesday at the Penticton Library Auditorium from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Another event SOSPride is soon hosting is their Halloween Fling, Oct. 21 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Penticton.

“The SOSPride board had such a great time planning and hosting the Spring Fling, we couldn’t resist a Halloween Fling!” says Davy. “It was great to have all ages at the Spring Fling, but we’re going 19 plus for this fling.”

Tickets for the SOSPride Halloween Fling are $25 for members and $30 for non-members and are available from White Lioness Metaphysics at 101- 419 Main Street and Okanoggin Barbers at 254 Ellis Street, in Penticton.

Check out the SOSPride Facebook page for more information.

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