Tiptoe Through the Tulips!

Join us as we “stop and smell the flowers” at the Tulips of the Valley Festival in Chilliwack! We will walk through the tulip fields - you will have a chance to pose for some Instagram photos (new phone background, anyone?) and maybe eat a stroopwaffel or two! We will also be discussing visibility – how does it feel when our identities are recognized and validated? Are there times that it feels better to blend into the crowd?

We will be meeting at the Tulips of the Valley Festival between 12:30 and 1 PM. Don’t worry about your entrance fee or snack costs – this event is free :)


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 traditional ancestral territory of the Stó:lō Nation.



Tulips of the Valley is not accessible by public transit. Transport support is available for this event. Please message the Mpowerment Fraser page or email MP at mpgallard@youthco.org if you need transport support to attend this event.

Tulips of the Valley is held in a large open field with bark paths at the front, which are accessible for wheelchairs on dry days (though not accessible on rainy days). Some parts of the field are not wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible covered viewing area. There are dedicated accessible parking spots. There is a maximum of 300 metres between the parking lot and the tulip fields.

There are individual portable toilets on the site, including some that are wheelchair accessible. There are also hand-wash stations.

This event is open to the public and outdoors, so we cannot guarantee scent or allergen reduction. Participants are advised to dress for the weather as they feel comfortable and are able – the event will still go on if there is rain J

This event is FREE and open to youth ages 19-29 years old. 

If you have any other access needs not mentioned above or want to get in touch, please contact MP at mpgallard@youthco.org

April 21, 2019 at 1pm - 4pm
Tiptoe Through the Tulips!
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!