The contestants apply makeup at the first stop of the Drag Race for Queer Culture. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Drag Race just part of Queer Culture weekend

Festivities included the Fruit Float, the White Party Brunch and more

A handful of contestants braved the midday sun and high heels for the Drag Race at Simms Park on Saturday, as part of Queer Culture Weekend.

The competitors had to first apply makeup, choose a dress at the next station, grab a wig and finally shoes, then stop to pose. The three finalists then competed in a lip-synch-off to Christina Aguilera, with Kyle Schouten coming out on top as Queer Culture Queen 2019. The race was just part of the weekend’s festivities, which also include a cocktail party, Fruit Float and White Party Brunch.

The weekend events raised more than $5,000 for the Langley Parnell Bursary.

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Kyle Schouten is crowned the winner of the Drag Race following the lip-synch-off between the finalist. Photo by Mike Chouinard

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