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Armstrong Pride hosts fun, family friendly park event

Second annual Pride in the Park runs Saturday, June 3, 1-5 p.m., Memorial Park; art show on all week
Students from Armstrong’s Len Wood Middle School and Pleasant Valley Secondary School again have their work on diversity and diverse identity on display in the second annual Diversity Art Show, on now until Friday, June 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the new Armstrong City Hall. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong Pride takes great pride in hosting fun, community events, and one is planned for this Saturday, June 3.

The second annual Pride in the Park will take place from 1-5 p.m. at Memorial Park in Armstrong.

“Pride in the Park is a family-friendly celebration of the diversity of our community, city and valley,” said Janine Carscadden with Armstrong Pride. “There will be live music, raffle, face painting, delicious food, guest speakers and various vendors and information booths. Please bring your family and friends and join in an afternoon of dancing and fun.”

The live music will be provided by Kelowna band Joy Ride. Mayors Christine Fraser (Spallumcheen) and Joe Cramer (Armstrong) will be on hand to greet residents.

Armstrong Pride kindly asks that people bring along a donation (cash or non-perishable item) for the food bank.

The festivities actually kicked off Monday, May 29, with the second annual Diversity Student Art Exhibition, which is on through to June 2 at the new city hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The public is welcome to come and see this year’s inspiring array of artwork from Grades 6 to 12 students of Len Wood Middle School and Pleasant Valley High School on the theme of diversity and diverse identity.

“Armstrong Pride, Len Wood Middle School and Pleasant Valley Secondary School have collaborated once again for the 2nd Annual Diversity Student Art Exhibition,” said Carscadden. “We are certain you’ll enjoy this inspiring array of artwork. Their work is courageous, profound, heartfelt, thought-provoking and fun. They have much to share and much to teach us about their perceptions of themselves and the world around them.”

Carscadden thanked the City of Armstrong for hosting this year’s exhibition, as well as all the teachers, administrators and staff who have supported the students in finding their own creative voice and expressing themselves through public art.

This is a free event. Donations at the door or online at are gratefully appreciated.

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