Mpowerment Art and Cake

Looking to have fun and hang out with other young queer people?


Join Mpowerment Fraser as we look at beautiful art at The Reach, and then eat cake with us at Afterthoughts!


We will meet at the Reach to check out the current exhibitions, and then walk to Afterthoughts for cake, tea, and good company. Feel free to join us for either or both parts of this event – it is FREE J



Mpowerment is a queer-centered, trans-inclusive, and gender affirming space for young adults (19 - 29 years old) to meet, make friends, and talk about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure. We work to create safer spaces for all young people including those of us living with HIV.


This event will be taking place on the shared traditional ancestral territory of the Sumas First Nation and the Matsqui First Nation; both of these First Nations are part of the Stó:lō Nation.





The Reach is largely wheelchair accessible, though some display areas may be difficult to navigate. There are multiple, gendered washrooms in the space. A wheelchair is available to borrow at The Reach if needed. As this space is open to the public, we cannot guarantee that it will be scent-reduced; however, given that no food or drink are allowed in the gallery, allergens will likely be reduced.


Afterthoughts is a dessert café that is a short walk or easy drive from the Reach. Afterthoughts may not be accessible, given that the shape of the space and that it is frequently busy. This space is NOT allergen-reduced, as many types of baked goods are produced there.


This event is FREE and open to people 19 – 29 years old.


Please contact MP at if you have access needs not outlined here, including transportation, or if you need further information.

September 06, 2018 at 7pm - 10pm
The Reach Gallery and Afterthoughts Dessert Cafe
MP Gallard ·

Will you come?

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!