This article was published on May 14th, 2020
HomoCulture is today proud to exclusively announce 5 special guests and 3 more local artists to participate in the upcoming Virtual Drag Show – West Coast Canada how on Monday, May 18.
What is the Virtual Drag Show?
Twenty-five drag artists from British Columbia are coming together for a virtual show fundraiser – Virtual Drag Show: West Coast Canada.
Mina Mercury will host the show on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 6:00 pm PST. The diva queen is thrilled to bring together a diverse group of drag artists from Kelowna, the metro Vancouver, and Victoria. The show also brings surprise guest appearances by local and international celebrities.
The Virtual Drag Show: West Coast Canada brings together a group of talented drag artists in a virtual performance styled like a music video. The show aims to recreate the feel of the MTV Music days with hostess Mina Mercury live from her living room.
The show works on the telethon principle. COVID–-19 has greatly impacted the financial earnings for drag artists and performers. These drag performers need your help now. The virtual show attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the event Go Fund Me account. All proceeds from the show will be distributed equally among each of the artists.
Hosted by Mina Mercury
Mina has been active in Canada, particularly in Vancouver, BC, for the last 25 years. She is known for her impersonations of Madonna, Freddie Mercury, Pink, David Bowie & Pee Wee Herman, and more. Over the years, Mina has hosted many shows and events, such as being the co-host of Madonna’s Rebel Heart VIP party as one of her memorable moments.
She recently released two singles: “In My Room” and “Jet Boy Jet Girl” under the label CreateIIv Inc, which are available on all streaming platforms and digital music stores. Mina is part of Tuck Entertainment, with whom she appeared at DragCon New York last Fall.
Local performer announcements
Without further ado, in addition to the first and second local performer announcements, so far totally 23 amazing drag artists from British Columbia, HomoCulture is proud to exclusively announce these final three local artists performing in the show.
This incredible and stunning Queen is the winner of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2020 and Vancouver’s East Side Drag Phenomenon 2020. With these titles under her belt, she is absolutely a powerhouse performer and completely brings the house down when she hits any stage. We are so excited to see what Kara brings to The Virtual Drag Show, and we are pleased to have her. @kara.juku
Sister Fancy Pants
Miss gay Vancouver 40. This Queen is one of the kindest and giving queens around. She is continually looking for ways to give back to the community or lend a helping hand. One of the platforms she has chosen is that of Miss Gay Vancouver. Fancy is known for her incredible trademark makeup and talent for designing the most incredible outfits out of whatever she can find. @SisterFancyPants
Myria Le Noir
The woman. The myth. The absolute legend. Myria Le Noir is a 2 time Empress of Vancouver and the current Empress 15 of Surrey BC. This stunning, sharp-witted, and incredibly talented Vancouver Drag legend is a force to reckon with. She brings the true classic drag spirit to the scene and continuously evolves to maintain relevance with the drag community, which is why she has retained the title of The Legendary Myria Le Noir.
Special guest appearances
In addition to each of the amazing 26 drag performers from across British Columbia that have been announced, HomoCulture is proud to exclusively announce five amazing special guests that will be making an appearance with a special video message for viewers. There will be one special guest featured in each segment of the show. Tune in for the entire show to see them all and to hear their inspiring and uplifting message.
Canadian Hall of Fame recording artist and 8-time Juno Award winner Jann Arden is known for her beautiful voice and incredible humor. Jann is a strong LGBTQ2s+ ally.
Watch Jann’s television show JANN on CTV, and you can pre-order her new greatest hits album Hits and other Gems on iTunes. @jannarden
This brilliantly edgy drag artist is the kindest and hardworking girl in the biz. This completely underestimated powerhouse Ru Girl from Season 8 is a force to reckon with.
Her make up skills are amazing, and her hair reveals will keep you coming back for more. @misslailamcqueen
Eureka O’Hara from RuPaul Season 10 started as a small country child in the heart of East Tennessee. Standing 6’4, and that’s without heels, ya’ll, Eureka represents all the big girls as the plus-size drag supermodel of the world. Her passion has led her to compete on nine national stages before the age of 26. One of Eureka’s goals is to give bigger people around the world the confidence to go out and live their dreams. With her live-action, plus size, fun-loving, Barbie-style, high energy, nothing-but-smiles spirit, working, or simply being in the company of Eureka is a roller coaster of uplifting confidence and discovery of self joy. Eureka quickly moved to a loved member of the community all across the country as she continuously records and debuts her battles and successes through social media. Eureka’s passion for elephants reflects how she perceives herself and wants to see the world! She regards them as a representation of size-positivity, kindness, and family. This is her fight for those traits never to go extinct. Check Eureka out at eurekatheelephantqueen.com, and We’re Here on HBO.
Originally from Vancouver BC the beautiful Mana Mansour is an award-winning TV host/producer and on-air style expert for the Marilyn Dennis Show, Etalk CTV and CP24 Breakfast.
This Queen of style knows her stuff, and with her incredible energy and infectious attitude, she is an inspiration to many.
Josh Rimer is an LGBTQ2S+ Canadian personality. He is known for his title of Mr. Gay Canada 2019 and for his travel videos on OUTTV and Youtube called the Travel Tidbit.
Josh is one of Canada’s top LGBTQ2s+ influencers, and he is a strong community supporter. @joshrimer
Attending the show
Everyone is invited to attend and watch the Virtual Drag Show for free. The show will stream on Mina’s YouTube Channel at 6:00 pm PST / 9:00 pm EST.
We recommended to log on to Mina’s YouTube channel 5-10 mins before the show starts. The live stream will begin at 5:55 pm PST / 8:55 pm EST.
Additionally, follow the etiquette rules for virtual shows such as sharing the event on social media, inviting friends, engaging in the comments during the show, bringing a cocktail, etc. You can read the whole virtual show etiquette list here.
Finally, don’t forget to tip. These performers rely on your generosity, especially during this tough pandemic period.
Invite your friends, sit back with your cocktail and enjoy the show.