A first ever Pride festival in the Elk Valley hopes to create visibility for the local LGBTQ community.
The inaugural Elk Valley Pride Festival runs through Sunday in Fernie.
The festival started Wednesday and has held a literary night and Drag Show so far.
Friday night, there’s a “Beers and Queers” Open Mic night at the Valley Social.
Fernie Pride Society President Sara Funk says the organization formed last year and they want to people to know they exist.
Funk adds the festival is about establishing the perception that Fernie and the Elk Valley are welcoming of everyone.
She says the response to far has been extremely positive.
For more information on the Elk Valley Pride Festival go here.
– Fernie Pride Society President Sara Funk