VICTORIA PRIDE SOCIETY Presents:
Monday, July 1 2019
12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Victoria Pride Society acknowledges that we serve our communities as visitors on the traditional territories of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees) and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.
A ball game like no other!
One of Victoria Pride’s signature events, the Memorial Drag Ball Game traces its roots back to 1993 when a group of friends decided to hang out in a park, play ball… and do drag. The intention was to have a break from politics, commercialism and sponsorship while poking fun at themselves.
What began as a fun day with friends has turned into a spectacle that draws up to 1000 spectators. Come out and enjoy a perfect sunny day while watching (or playing) a fun and lighthearted game of ball in drag! Please help keep the air clear for everyone by respecting the city bylaw against smoking in parks.
WANT TO JOIN THE GAME?
Everyone is welcome to play! Simply choose whether you’d like to play for The Queens or The Kings and pick a name for your drag persona. To qualify, the Queens traditionally need to be wearing lipstick and a wig and the Kings traditionally need to have facial hair… but since drag is all about gender-bending we are flexible! We’ll also have some items for you to borrow should you need some assistance! If you’re planning to play, please arrive early so that you have enough time to check-in.