United In Pride 2023

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Smithers Pride Society is gearing up for its 6th Annual Smithers Pride Event – United in Pride. On Saturday, May 27th 2023, folx from Northern BC and afar will gather to celebrate diversity and inclusion.
“Get those bright colours out, its time to celebrate Pride in Smithers!!!!”
The Smithers Pride Society’s purposes are to initiate, create, sponsor and develop educational and cultural activities and events, on a non-profit and charitable basis; to promote the development, visibility, and pride in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
United in Pride
12-2PM Stage Show (Musicians, Drag Story Time & Performances)
Local Booth Vendors
12-3PM Beer & Cocktail Garden tunes by CICK DJ on their Mobile Pedal Powered Party Machine
Food Trucks & Vendors
United in Pride Official After Party
Saturday, May 27, 2023
The Old Church
Tickets @ Mountain Eagle Books
Drag Performances
DJ Dance Party
Cash Bar



Smithers Pride Society is ecstatic to announce United in Pride's returning co-host River Wilde performing as R.Wilde! River is an artist hailing from the Kispiox Valley. Wilde is a gender fluid queer international burlesque performer, podcaster, radio host of Smithers Community Radio CICK 93.9 River Reads, author, drag performer, producer, emcee, musician, event coordinator, D'N'D'er, lego enthusias 🤩 🎶 🤘 🧑‍🎤 🎵 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ 🎉

Miss Riley Mac

Smithers Pride Society is thrilled to announce United in Pride's Co-Host Two Spirited Wet'suwet'en Drag Performer Miss Riley Mac!! We are so grateful to have them a part of our Pride Team and to razzle dazzle the crowd THIS SATURDAY on the Bovill Square Stage from 12-2PM with River!!!!! 🎉🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🤩

Zanna & The Zig-Zags

High energy, local rockers, Zanna & the Zigzags are excited to headline Pride 2023 and bring ALL THE LOVE.... and the dance tunes!! 🤩 🎶 🤘 🧑‍🎤 🎵 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ 🎉

Bibi SouPhresh

We are over the moon to announce one of United in Pride Official After Party Headlining Drag Performers Bibi SouPhresh!!! Once described as "always fresh, and never frozen", She is one of Vancouver's iconic Asian drag excellences who’s always serving you head to toe rhinestones and dancing diva realness! 🤩🫶❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎


Originally from from Slocan Valley on Sinixt territory, Elyszium now resides in the Bulkley Valley on Gidimt'en territory. She produces all original music inspired by world travel and her communion with nature using Ableton. Elyszium sets are layered with global instruments, experimental sampling, low bass and trap hop beats 🤩 🎶 🤘 🧑‍🎤 🎵 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ 🎉

DJ Gobe

United in Pride's Official After Party DJ Gobe is going to bring the house down Saturday night!! Tickets on sale this week, stay tuned! Check him out this afternoon on Smithers Community Radio CICK 93.9 from 2 to 4 PM. Listen back to the Slob with Gobe 💃🕺💫⚡️📀🎙🪩🌈

Scouts Honour

Scouts Honour plays an array of kids tunes that you and your children can sing along to. Warm up your voices, your dancing shoes and your nostalgia for 90s era children's music 🤩 🎶 🤘 🧑‍🎤 🎵 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ 🎉

Ewk Hiyah Hozdlï Drum and Dance Group

Musician Announcement!!! Ewk Hiyah Hozdlï Drum and Dance Group is an inclusive group amongst the nations within the Wet’suwet’en Yintah. They teach their songs to the next generations to pass down the anuknuaten - our laws. 🤩🎉❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎

The In-Laws

Musician announcement!! Kelsey and Lee have been playing music together in a larger band for three years. The duo recently started rehearsing to perform side gigs in the Smithers area, and hope to make United in Pride their debut performance!! Their personal philosophy is to love and accept people, period. 🙌🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎

Batty Banks

Animal rights advocate, urban ecologist and Vegan, Batty attempts to blend the worlds of drag, wildlife studies and activism to create new experiences and opportunities for people to learn and grown as a community. Batty Banks is THE swirling and twirling performer of Vancouver. Known for jaw dropping stunts, camp-filled performances and high energy experiences that’ll leave you wanting more. 🤩🫶❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍

Alma Be

A non-binary goddex, hailing from Vancouver Canada: Alma has been stomping stages and creating community for over ten years. Known as “the Modern Mother” Alma fiercely cares for and supports her local scene like a lioness protects her cubs. Known for being one of the best drag hosts on the West Coast, with an ever expending list of credits; Alma has never let people tell them how it’s supposed to be done… She’s shown them instead. 🤩🙌🌈✨⚡️💥🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️


Tourism Smithers

Thank you to our Gold Partner Smithers Tourism!! Your support is helping make Smithers an inclusive and diverse town welcoming all people. 🤩 🏳️‍🌈🥳🏳️‍⚧️🫶



Smithers BC Helps Ukraine

Local Food Vendor Announcement!! Smithers BC Helps Ukraine will be offering an international menu of Chicken Shawarma, "Walking" Taco (aka taco salad in a bag) and Ukrainian 'Oreshki" (caramel-filled pastry) 🥙🌮🥧❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎


Local Food Vendor Announcement!! Roadhouse Smithers will be on site at United in Pride Sat, May 27th!! Serving an incredibly flavorful Moroccan Style Chicken and fresh Vegetarian Couscous 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️😋🍗🥕🧄🌿🧅🌱🫑

Tony's Takeaway

Local Food Vendor Announcement!! TONY’S TAKEAWAY will be on site at United in Pride Sat, May 27th!! 🍔🍟🤤🙌


Smithers Brewing Co.

Local Beer & Cocktail Garden Vendor Announcement!! Smithers Brewing Co. will be in the Beer & Cocktail Garden at United in Pride Sat, May 27th!! 🍻🥳🎉🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

Bulkley Valley Brewery

Local Beer & Cocktail Garden Vendor Announcement!! Bulkley Valley Brewery will be in the Beer & Cocktail Garden at United in Pride Sat, May 27th!! 🍻🥳🎉🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️


Local Cocktail Vendor Announcement!!! Roadhouse Smithers will be mixing and serving a fresh cocktail and mocktail in the Beer & Cocktail Garden next Saturday from 12-3PM! 🍹🎉🌈☀️🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️😎🎉


May 27 2023


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Smithers Pride Society


Smithers Pride Society
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