This article was published on March 28th, 2019
As Peak Pride Big White gears up to be THE gay ski weekend of the year, you are probably thirsting for more information about the sensational talent line up. Fortunately for you, that wig is about to be snatched off your head and left on the snowy mountain. Peak Pride Big White has entertainment booked that are so fetch, you might just forget you are there for snow sports!
Peak Pride Big White will see four amazing Kelowna-based drag queens performing throughout the weekend. Freida Whales, Sparkle, Alexa Nerezza, and Ella Lamoureux are no strangers to the stage, having put years in as the local drag legends from Kelowna, British Columbia. These lovely ladies will be thrilling Peak Pride Big White’s guests and will have you in stitches for days.
Alexa is the one your parents warned you about. Kelowna’s resident bad girl drag queen, Alexa has kept herself extremely busy this past year performing at multiple Fruitcake events, Peak Pride 2018 and co-hosting Studs n Stilettos. Known for her punk/metal vibe Alexa is not to be messed with, but has a heart of gold.
Freida Whales is Kelowna’s wettest, larger than life drag queen. An ocean activist, this Okanagan Orca is known for her original costumes and themed ensembles. Some of her noteworthy performances include her Titanic number—complete with waves, fan, and recorder, and her baby shark/ baby beluga number. Freida Whales is not to be missed.
Sparkle is Kelowna’s own shining jewel. Winning the annual Kelowna Drag Competition in 2012 and 2014, Sparkle has continued hosting the competition, since, as well as the Sugarplum Ball, and Peak Pride Sun Peaks. Known for fierce performances and humor around BC’s interior, Sparkle is set to gag audiences once again this year at Big White.
Sweet with a dash of promiscuity, Ella Lamoureux is one of the founding queens of the Kelowna drag scene. From the drag comp, to Embodiment, to 2muffs and everything in between Ella has carved out her place as one of the most influential and stunning queens in Kelowna. A makeup artist by trade, Ella is also a good white Christian woman, and an eternal tease. Watch out if you displease her though. Her tongue is quick and sharper than you think! Kidding. Ella is as sweet as cherry pie and she brings so much love and joy to the community. A true charmer.
San Diego-based DJ DrewG is known for his official remixes for the likes of Gaga, Beyonce, Christina, and more. PeakPride Big White is thrilled to welcome this world-renowned DJ to spin at the WipeOUT party.
Don’t forget about the fun lineup of events, too. Friday April 5 will be the Mingle at the Blarney Stone Irish Tavern, followed by Gaymes Night at Snowshoe Sam’s—both entries by donation, with proceeds going to Etcetera Youth, a weekly gathering of LGBT youth from the Kelowna area in a safe atmosphere.
Saturday afternoon will be the Mountain Pride Parade, followed by the apres event which will be combined with the 3rdAnnual Ales & Apres Mountain Beer Fest, with 25+ breweries from across British Columbia and all the restaurants/pubs of Big White being featured. The Peaks Culinary Walk is Saturday evening, combining four on-mountain restaurants for a gastronomy tour you will love.
The official Saturday night party, WipeOUT, DJ’d by legendary DJ DrewG, will be at Snow Shoe Sam’s. Sunday, April 7 is the Fab Farewell Brunch at the Blarney Stone Irish Tavern, located in the host hotel, the Inn at Big White.
The host hotel Inn at Big White is now sold out, but there are other hotel within close walking distance with rooms still available, so you’ll want to book your accommo fast. HomoCulture suggests Stonebridge Lodge—the official HomoCulture Tour host hotel. Located in the heart of the village, Stonebridge has everything you need for the perfect gay ski weekend right there at your doorstep.
Tickets are also selling fast, so don’t miss out on the last great ski retreat of the season. Get your tickets to Peak Pride Big White today.
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