August 30, 2021
Vancouver, BC – The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Fair is thrilled to welcome celebrity drag show artist Ilona Verley as a very special guest in the For the Love of Drag show on Labour Day, September 6th.
“Ilona is one of the drag world’s most impactful performers and we are so excited to welcome her to the Fair,” says PNE Creative Director Patrick Roberge. “The For the Love of Drag show started as a one-time feature show that proved so popular that we have included it in our program for the past three Fairs. When we were developing the programming for 2021 Fair FUNdamentals, we immediately included it. To have Ilona as the featured finale performer in the show to wrap up the For the Love of Drag 2021 Fair run is fantastic.”
Produced by Tuck Entertainment, the show includes high energy and fierce performances of some of Vancouver’s drag superstars in the For the Love of Drag performance on daily at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. at the Fair.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the PNE entertainment lineup for another year. Our aim is to present a fun and energetic show that showcases the art of drag to an audience that may not otherwise have an opportunity to experience a live drag performance,” says Tuck Entertainment President Drew Binette. “We are overwhelmed by the positive feedback we get after our shows. We are excited to invite Ilona, an indigenous and two-spirit drag queen, to the stage to help us close out our 2021 year at the PNE.”
Ms. Verley’s performances will take place:
Date: Monday, September 6th
Times: 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Location: Revel District Stage, PNE Fairgrounds
Admission: Free with admission to the Fair
About Ilona Verley:
Ilona Verley is a drag artist and a contestant from Season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race. They are the first indigenous, two-spirit and British Columbia born queen to appear on the show. In October 2020, Verley was announced as one of the performers at the opening gala of the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, and In November 2020, Verley was named to Out magazine’s annual Out100 list of influential LGBTQ personalities and has been featured in international magazines such as Vogue.
2021 PNE Fair Fast Facts
- Duration of Fair: August 21st to September 6th, 2021 (closed on August 23rd and 30th)
- Hours of operation: 11am-11pm
- Tickets must be purchased for a specific day in advance at ticketleader.ca
- $15 for adults
- $12 for kids and seniors
- Free entrance for 5 & under (must reserve free tickets)
For more information about the Fair Fundamentals visit: www.pne.ca.