MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous and Proud Charity Show
RELEASE DATE: September 30th, 2022
Ella Lamoureux and Rez Daddy Present: Indigenous and Proud A benefit show for the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society and 2 Spirits in Motion.
[Lake Country, BC - September 30th, 2022] — In honour of Truth and Reconciliation day, Ella Lamoureux and Rez Daddy have created a special one-time show, with proceeds going to two charities that are near and dear to their hearts. Taking place at the Creekside Theater in Lake Country on September 30th, this won’t be your regular drag show. While it’ll still be a lot of fun, expect some honest conversations, a diverse cast and some indigenous education while the show takes place.
“Doing this fundraiser with Rez Daddy is important to me as it helps to continue to bring awareness to indigenous causes. Showcasing indigenous artists is a great way to bring people together! I’m really looking forward to this event” says Ella Lamoureux.
Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honors the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. All proceeds from the event will be split and donated to both the IRSSS and 2 Spirits in Motion charities. Rebellious Unicorns are pleased to be supporting the curation of this event and are honoured to be able to support indigenous creators.
Tickets start at $29.99+ GST. Get tickets and more info at rebelliousunicorns.com
About the Performers:
Ella Lamoureux is one of the founding performers of the Kelowna drag scene. From Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar drag competition, Embodiment, #2muffs1collr, to recent star on Call Me Mother, Ella has carved out her place as one of the most influential and stunning drag performers in Kelowna. A makeup artist by trade, Ella will eternally tease you with her beauty. But, watch out if you displease her — that tongue is quick and sharper than you think! She’s generally “as sweet as cherry pie” and she brings so much love and joy to the community. A true charmer, Ella Lamoureux is Kelowna’s Sweetheart.
Rez Daddy is looking for honeys to spoil. He's got baby mama drama, blankets on his windows, and a beat up car. Looking to snag? He's your guy. He might even give you a hickey while you're at it. Rez Daddy is gonna wiggle his frog butt and show off his beer gut. Instagram
About the Charities:
IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas. These impacts affect every family and every community across B.C. and Canada. This fact is most evident in the Corrections Canada Services-the numbers of First Nations people incarcerated, Child and Family Services child apprehensions, the high number of people on social assistance, unemployment and underemployed, lower levels of education, the lowest number within an ethnic minority of “determinants of health”, the list of impacts is extremely high while the services available to effectively assist impacts of Residential Schools remain quite low. One of the Society’s goals is to continually expand their support to partner organizations and maximize access to culturally sensitive, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual care.
The '2 Spirits in Motion Society' (2SiMS) is a registered national non-profit society incorporated in July 2018 under the relevant society laws of the Government of Canada. The organization is governed by a ten (10) member provisional Board of Directors from various locations throughout Canada. 2SiMS held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 26, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario during the 2nd Wind Forum on 2 Spirit People. 2SiM was born from discussions at Two Spirits in Motion: the 1st Canadian Forum on 2 Spirit Peoples, HIV/AIDS and Health held in Edmonton, Alberta in February 2003. There were just over 82 delegates at the inaugural Forum where a number of key recommendations were made to advance 2 Spirit community needs and issues in Canada at the national level. Two significant recommendations were to: Create a national 2 Spirit organization; and, continue hosting national Forums on 2 Spirit people.
We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded, traditional territory of the syilx (Okanagan) people. To learn more about the syilx nation please visit their website.