By Casey Stepaniuk
If you’ve been thinking that you haven’t dressed up as a unicorn enough recently, you’re in luck: Vancouver Pride Society’s Unicorn Ball is coming up! The second annual event is taking place February 24th, which is plenty of time for unicorn costume planning.
There will be many kinds of entertainment available at the Unicorn Ball, a little something for everyone. First of all, music by four diverse DJs: DJ A$H, TigRess, Kasey Riot, and DJ ANGLE; a costume contest—unicorns of the sparkliest and most colourful variety highly encouraged— with prizes; a free photo booth to capture your best poses; a bunch of live performances, including drag, burlesque and go-go dancers!
Keep your inner child entertained with unicorn head-band making and decorating, a unicorn face painting station, and (my personal favourite) a BALL PIT FOR ADULTS! No more longingly wishing you could jump in the kid’s ball pit! Is there anything else you could possibly want from a Unicorn Ball? I think not.
This whole party is a fundraiser for the Vancouver Pride Society—which, among many other things, puts on the annual Pride Parade in the West End every August. In particular, the Ball’s proceeds are going to the VPS’s Community Partnerships Program. That program helps fund local trans- and queer-serving organizations at VPS events. The funding also provides support to organizations creating LGBTQ2IA+ events in the Vancouver community.
Tickets can be had in two ways: online via Ticketmaster for $25.35 and in person for $22 (cash only) at Jean Queen at 2120 Commercial Drive, Our Community Bikes at 2429 Main St, or the Pride Society office itself at Suite 304, 1080 Howe Street. You can also get one over the phone from the VPS using your credit card by calling 604-687-0955.
Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and librarian-in-training who runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find LGBTQ+ Canadian book reviews and a queer book advice column. She also writes for Book Riot. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian
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