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Loud and Proud Celebration in downtown Salmon Arm
October 15, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Salmon Arm Pride Project is excited to announce the Loud and Proud Celebration in downtown Salmon Arm on Saturday, October 15, 2022 beginning at 4pm. This event kicks off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival with music, dance and food, all happening at the intersection of Hudson & McLeod, the location of the triple rainbow crosswalk. This event is open, free and welcomes the whole community to come and celebrate Pride and launch the series of arts events that run until October 23.
“We truly are going to be dancing in the streets!” says Artistic Director Nathan Fadear, who has been working with Salmon Arm Pride Project for two years. Fadear is one of a passionate group of people collaborating to make this event happen. Initiated by Councillor Chad Eliason at the City of Salmon Arm, this planning group includes the Pride Project managing society, Shuswap District Arts Council, as well as Downtown Salmon Arm, Roots & Blues Festival, and Salmon Arm Economic Development, all working together with inclusivity goals in mind.
The Loud and Proud Celebration begins at 4pm with a welcome and an official launch of the Pride Project, followed by an incredible line-up of musicians and dancers. The Della Kit opens the concert with joyful jazz, the indie rock band Hyaenas will present a set beginning at 7:30pm, then The Della Kit returns for a DJ set at 9pm. In between, Just for Kicks dancers will perform and inspire everyone to get up and dance!