(00)7th Jasper Pride Festival Sends its Love

Jasper Welcomes LGBTQA Travellers to Celebrate “From Jasper With Love”

Jasper, Canada (February 9, 2016) –

Nestled in the middle of the real Rockies, Jasper is a rugged town of 5,000 and a hidden gem where anyone can be true to oneself. What started as a grassroots movement seven years ago has since made the town known for its legendary community spirit, welcoming atmosphere, and for being home to the Canadian Rockies’ only LGBTQA-themed winter Pride Festival.

Running from March 17th to 20th, the 2016 Jasper Pride Festival sends its love and invites visitors to celebrate in a community that is known for welcoming everyone with wide open arms. Revelers are invited to enjoy LGBTQA-themed entertainment and activities, but also to get out and experience the natural winter wonders that make Jasper one of Canada’s premier Rocky Mountain destinations.

"We are thrilled to host the biggest and longest Jasper Pride Festival in its history", says Susan McCarthy, Co-Chair of the Jasper Pride Festival Society."We are offering diverse events that are open to everyone. Because in Jasper it doesn't matter who you love, it matters that you love!"
This year's jam-packed program features 25 events over four days. The (00)7th Annual Jasper Pride Gala Party “From Jasper With Love” on Saturday the 19th will be the place to be this winter in Jasper! This not-so-subtle nod to the classic James Bond film encourages guests to dress up and defy Bond stereotypes via cross-dressing, showcasing gender diversity or expressing fluid gender-roles, all while meeting new friends and dancing the night away.

Other festival highlights include live concerts by folksinger Kate Reid and the front-man vocalist of the Canadian rock band The Cliks, Lucas Silveira. Edmonton's International Fringe Festival smash hit, MAN UP! will perform an exclusive “Boylesque” tribute to James Bond. There will be LGBTQA-themed movie matinees, and our exclusive Movie Dinner Theatre evening this year will support fYrefly in Schools, an educational initiative developed to help reduce discrimination against sexual and gender minority youth.

Winter activities during our award-winning festival include LGBTQA-themed ski events at Marmot Basin, home to Canada’s highest base elevation, guided ice canyon hikes, ice climbing, and dog-sledding, all of which will be exclusive to Pride guests. For a full event schedule and more information on the 7th Annual Jasper Pride Festival, visit jasperpride.ca

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