Stories & Headlines



06.17.2021 | CTV News: Pride month TikTok drive encourages stem-cell donations from gay, bi men

06.17.2021 | CityNews: Doctors turn to queer communities for stem cell donors 

06.09.2021 | KelownaNow: Freida wins Gold for Best Drag Artist in Best of Kelowna 2021, and places in all categories nominated

06.2021 | OutlookTV: Reporter Sister Fancy Pants chats to Kelowna's news making public figure "Freida Whales" (watch now on OutTV)

05.20.2021 | e-know.caPride Month Drag Story and Craft Time coming

04.19.2021 | PODCAST: High've been ThinkingDrag Race Tea, Trivia & 420 with Freida Whales


11.07.2020 | CBC RadioHow a B.C. library's Drag Queen Story Hour turned into a nationwide fight for intellectual freedom

10.15.2020 | OC News: Familiar faces in smaller spaces: OC’s creative connection to Dr. Bonnie Henry

10.08.2020 | Salmon Arm Pride Project: The Art of Drag: Interview with Freida Whales
07.10.2020 | CBC British ColumbiaCelebrate B.C.'s LGBTQ shining stars with CBC British Columbia (check out Freida's nomination)

07.06.2020 | KelownaNow: Freida wins Silver - Best Local Artist (not musician) in Best of Kelowna 2020

07.03.2020 | Kelowna.LGBT: TV Night With Freida Whales: Episode One Success!!!

06.12.2020 | Autism BC: Conversation with Drag Queen Freida Whales
04.03.2020 | KelownaNow: Kelowna queen to perform in virtual show featuring 20 BC drag artists
01.01.2020 | The Daily Courier: Drag artist Freida Whales voted Kelowna's Newsmaker of 2019


12.23.2019 | The Daily Courier: Year in Review: Drag Queen Story Time a story in itself this year
11.16.2019 | KelownaNow: VIDEO: Drag Queen Story Time makes a triumphant return
11.16.2019 | Global News: Despite controversy, Kelowna library’s Drag Queen Story Time grows in popularity
11.15.2019 | Global News: 'Drag Queen Story Time' debate in Kelowna
09.18.2019 | KelownaNow: VIDEO UPDATE: Library board drags out storytime decision
09.13.2019 | The Daily Courier: Haters will not drag her down
09.20.2019 | CBC News: Drag Queen Storytime is 'controversial' and 'potentially divisive,' says Okanagan library CEO
09.20.2019 | HomoCulture: Get boozy and cruisey on the Wine and Whales Drag Queen Tour hosted by Freida Whales
06.12.2019 | KelownaNow: Local drag queen bringing Kelowna its first ever Pride Cruise this month
04.10.2019 | Kelowna Capital News: Kelowna’s Freida Whales shares bill with RuPaul Drag Race star
03.07.2019 | Tourism Kelowna: Meet Freida Whales - Kelowna's Fishiest Drag Queen!