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2017 OYP Sugarplum Ball



Sat, Jul 29th, 2017


6:00 pm


An Evening for Everyone How it Got Started

In 2015, the Mayor of Kelowna received the title 'Mayor Sugarplum' after approving the painting of a rainbow crosswalk to represent our city's inclusive and diverse community. From this the idea for the Sugarplum Ball was born; an event to celebrate and embrace LGBT2Q+, minorities and other marginalized groups in our community.

2016 marked the inaugural Sugarplum Ball, an event that was planned as a one-time celebration. After its success in selling out to 400 young (and young at heart) guests its future as an annual event was solidified. Last year's event was the first of its kind in the Okanagan - multiple parties, a drag runway featuring the Mayor and local celebrities, and most importantly an atmosphere of inclusivity.

One Community

The OYP is dedicated to creating a vibrant and flourishing environment for young professionals to call home. The Sugarplum Ball is about highlighting the Okanagan as an inclusive and welcoming place to all, regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion or gender. This is a community that celebrates our diversity.

Making Headlines

In 2016 the Sugarplum Ball made international headlines and over three million web impressions as a progressive and inclusive event. As a room sponsor (only three available) you will receive the opportunity to align your brand with the Sugarplum Ball, be recognized in all our marketing promotions (print, web and social media) along with your logo and branding on all photos taken in the photo booth of that room.


Rotary Centre for the Arts

421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna


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