New West Party for Pride
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
27 CHURCH STREET
NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
New West Pride wants you to Party for Pride! Dine in and dance it OUT in support of New Westminster’s Pride Festival.
New West Pride Society has been having a great year so far with the support of the city to expand the area of the street party and guaranteed festival funding for the next three years. ‘This kind of support allows us to really dream and explore what is possible for the Festival’ – Jeremy Perry, President of the New West Pride Society. ‘Our society is grateful for their confidence in us and in their decision to celebrate the LGBTQ community of New Westminster’.
However city funding is not enough. The society is launching their own fundraiser and this year they are asking their community and supporters to ‘Party For Pride’ on Saturday, May 9th. The idea is simple. The hosts set their own fundraising goal so they can charge their guests what they think will be the best fit. Everyone who attends a registered party gets free entry to Status Night Club (located at 27 Church Street in New Westminster) on Saturday, May 9, a delectable dessert provided by Mr. Mom’s Catering, and a night of dancing and prizes.
This sort of decentralized fundraising party can really inspire creativity from the hosts. The possibilities are endless and the society has already heard from groups planning an outdoor event at Pier Park, a multi-unit apartment party in Brow of The Hill and a hangover breakfast delivery for the morning after. ‘I’m not surprized by all the ideas. Our community is creative!’ – says Perry.
People interested in hosting or taking part in a ‘Party for Pride’ can register for the event and sign up online on the society’s website www.newwestpride.ca by April 25, 2015.
Event will use the hashtag #Party4Pride.