FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Pride Society is putting the call out to residents to sign up for a drag show they plan to host as part of its 2022 pride celebrations in June.

Sean Gravells with the society says that anyone in the community is welcome to sign up regardless of experience or skill level, making this the best event for those who’ve never tried drag to dip their toe in the experience.

“We’ve got, potentially, a young person who’s never tried drag before, but they really want to try. So we’re going to help them out as much as we can with costumes, makeup. We can’t do everything for them, but we can definitely provide some guidance,” Gravells said.

He adds that performances have no length requirement and that performers can sing just half a song if they wish.

“If you want to do half a song or a full song, we’re not too picky. It’s the first time we’ve tried this, so we just want to see what Fort St. John can do.”

The drag show is scheduled to take place in Centennial Park on June 4th at about 3 p.m. after the pride walk.

Those interested in signing up to be a performer can reach out to the North Peace Pride Society on Facebook or email them at nppridesociety@gmail.com.

Spencer Hall is a news reporter for energeticcity.ca and a recent graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Radio Arts & Entertainment program. Growing up in Northwest B.C. made Spencer aware of the importance of local journalism, independent media, and reconciliation. In his spare time, you can find Spencer reading, playing video games, or at the FSJ dog park with his dog, Teddy.