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Give Edmonton's LGBTQ Youth a Prom to Remember!
$3,080 raised
39% of $8k goal
40 contributors
4 Years running

On May 6th Edmonton’s 10th Queer Youth Prom will welcome up to 500 teens to a safe and supportive youth dance and social event. This annual dance for LGBTQ teens and their allies is supported by dozens of volunteers and sponsored by The Pride Centre of Edmonton. Attendees can connect with peers and with role models, learn about supporting agencies, take part in activities and a pose in a photo booth. Food, refreshements and even hairstyling are provided. Prom is always free of charge for attendees.

To celebrate Prom's 10th anniversary, we are asking the community to help us fund Prom through this campaign. We know that Prom has tremendous support and countless allies. Prom’s budget is close to $8,000 – this includes the venue, DJ, food, marketing, fencing for an outdoor lounge area, insurance and a volunteer appreciation and feedback event. This comes to approx $20 per youth. We appreciate the community’s tireless support of Prom and your help in spreading the word about this campaign.

Tax receipts will be issued by The Pride Centre for donations over $20. The Perks offer donations for suggestions and share feedback from last year’s attendees. Any donation is gratefully accepted. Please feel free to leave a note of support and we will share all notes with the teens.

IF YOU ARE A TEEN, Prom tickets will become available on April 6th 2016. Please save the date for Prom on Friday May 6th. For more info about free tickets for teens or volunteering, go to www.pridecentreofedmonton.org.

Thank you so much for your support!

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$20 CAD
"I can be me!"
  • 4 claimed
Pays for one teen to attend Prom.
“I love queer prom this was my second year. School dances suck I’m always the one off in the sidelines because its not socially acceptable to ask a girl to dance but at queer prom I can be me! “
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$20 CAD
Sponsor one youth's night at Prom
  • 5 claimed
Give one young person a night to remember at Prom!
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$40 CAD
"I kissed my girlfriend"
  • 11 claimed
Pay for a couple to attend Prom
“I didn’t have to look around to see who was watching when I kissed my girlfriend. I could finally kiss her and be myself without being afraid. “
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$80 CAD
Sponsor four teens to attend Prom.
  • 3 claimed
“I love it. Every year it gets better and better. I wait all year for it. Its the only place where regardless of who you are you’re accepted”
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$100 CAD
"Thank you for making it free"
  • 12 claimed
Pay for a group of five teens to go to Prom
“Thank you for making the event free. If it had cost anything I likely wouldn’t have been able to attend. Thank you for taking the time to volunteer to make this event possible. The friend I went with and I plan on volunteering once we’re too old to attend.”
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$200 CAD
Sponsor a school GSA to go to Queer Prom
  • 4 claimed
Pay for the members of a junior or senior high school’s GSA – Gay-straight alliance club to go to Queer Youth Prom
“You made a life changing night that made me not so scared to truly be who I am.”
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