November 22, 2018

Diversity is Strength Party

Event Details

The Edmonton Pride Festival is pleased to be hosting the Diversity Is Strength Party at Grey Cup Festival, presented by You Can Play. Things get underway with the much anticipated Glitter Cup, a drag lip sync battle. Be sure to stick around after the battle, because Juno Award winning DJ Barry Harris will keep the party going and have you dancing until the bar shuts down!

Think you’ve got what it takes to participate in the Glitter Cup? All contestants will perform to Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero” and will be judged on choreography, image, costume, personality and audience engagement. Apply here!

In addition to an incredibly talented entertainment line up, the evening will also feature several LGBTQ2S+ community organizations, sharing the work that they do to support diversity in Edmonton and surrounding area.

Join us for a fun and entertaining evening to bring together Edmonton’s LGBTQ2S+ community and our allies to celebrate and continue to bring attention to the work being done by organizations like You Can Play in ensuring equality, respect, and safety for all athletes.

9:00 PM – Doors open; mix and mingle with Drag Queens
10:00 PM – Glitter Cup Drag Lip Sync Battle hosted by emcee Josh Wolansky, AKA “Fitzgerald Bitchwilliams III”
11:00 PM – DJ Barry Harris (Juno Award winner from Toronto)


Event Details
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: Hall D

Tickets: $25 (plus GST and fees)
This is an 18+ event.


Why are you waiting? Skip the Cashier line before the Shaw Grey Cup Festival Events! Download the free Crowdblink App on the App Store or Google Play Store to pre-purchase your drink tokens and enjoy your event sooner! Crowdblink drink tokens can be used to purchase beverages at all bars within the venue (drink tokens are non-refundable and will expire at the conclusion of bar service).

Guaranteed Parking

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Once booked, your spot is 100% guaranteed at the selected location. Need assistance? Please give Parking Panda a call at (800) 232-6415 to speak with a helpful representative!

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