Big White to host Pride celebration

A pair of Kelowna residents have combined forces with Big White to celebrate inclusiveness.

Big White will host the inaugura Peak Pride celebration this spring, from April 7 to 9, 2017, an event that will celebrate self-expression and community, with a full line-up of events covering everything from family-friendly activities to high-voltage nightlife with top tier talent.

Kelowna locals Dustyn Baulkham and Peter Breeze are co-producers of the festival. After many years of volunteering in the LGBT2Q+ community around the country, they saw an opportunity to bring a new, exciting and inclusive event to Kelowna.

“Peter and I are pleased to be working with the hard working team at Big White to realize our vision for Peak Pride,” says Baulkham.

Special weekend events will include a welcome reception, Freestyle Party, Après Ski Beer Garden, Wipeout Party and VIP Chatters Brunch. Entertainment talent has also been confirmed from Kelowna, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and USA – including a Canadian dance music diva and an international drag superstar from ‘Ru Pauls’ Drag Race All Stars Season 2’. Identities will be kept secret until the big reveal on Peak Pride’s social media platforms.

“The diversity of our community continues to grow and evolve,” adds Breeze. “This has inspired us as we developed what Peak Pride will look like, and we cannot wait to welcome everyone to Big White in April.”

With its breathtaking views and world-class terrain, Big White is the ideal location to host Peak Pride. As one of Canada’s most accessible ski destinations, the resort is located 56km outside of Kelowna, British Columbia, or a 45-minute drive from Kelowna International Airport (YLW), a destination serviced regularly by non-stop flights from Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Whitehorse, Seattle, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

“We are an all-inclusive business. We welcome everyone to come out and experience Big White Ski Resort. We are looking forward to hosting Peak Pride and welcoming its guests from all over North America,” says Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice-President of Big White Ski Resort.

For more information on Peak Pride 2017, visit or follow the conversation on social media.

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