Lock Up Your Children – Hyddie Hoe is Coming to Town


For hot cookies, drag queens, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, I used to hang out in the Castro in San Francisco.  Drag and female impersonation is a long standing art, but it’s become popularized in recent years. The mainstream acceptance of drag has largely been welcomed, as the art and lifestyle becomes more widely understood and accepted. But what has Carleton Place got to offer?


Byron Wilson, aka Hyddie Hoe, for the past 15 years, has managed to be a part of our amazing and supportive local community!  At the age of 18, Byron was introduced to the drag world, and dreamed of being a drag queen, so he took  his very first show to Almonte. From that moment on Byron knew he wanted to be a part of something bigger then being just another local Valley Boy

There are some hugely popular and influential drag queens on the circuit today, all of whom excel in different fields and have their own particular brand of female alter ego, including high camp or low camp. Byron slowly started entering the towns night life as a proud Gay local, and it was rough at some point. However, he stood his ground and kept pushing through changing people minds one person at a time. He has volunteered and helped out with many local charities from the Carleton Place Kings to charity bingo.  In 2005 his first local Drag show was at our very own arena and he had amazing turn out like know other.

Byron has been performing with a local group personally representing Carleton Place for many years now called Gender Illusion. As they take their shows through the valley and larger cities, he is proud to announce to anyone who will listen that Carleton Place is a welcome community for LGBT people.

There are many lesser drag queens who aren’t even worthy of holding up their bra strap, let alone acquire the kind of fame and name recognition Byron has achieved in our local community. Now turning the big 30 this upcoming Saturday he will be appearing at the New Queens in Carleton Place. Come help him celebrate who he is, and thank him for all his community involvement.
cover charge$4
50% is going to the food bank!!!
Two Sets of Drag numbers Bye Her and Special Guest
DJ Whisper Playing all Night Long
Hyddie Hoe Favorite Kitchen Menu,

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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