Life & Relationships
Jun 27, 2016
Pride festivals across Canada
Pride is all about being who you are and loving who you’re with. After the Orlando massacre that happened at a gay nightclub earlier this month, the message of Pride is at the forefront of our attention more so than ever before. Take a look at how Canadians across the country are planning to celebrate.
Toronto, OntarioSource: Joseph Morris flickr
In Toronto, the whole month of June—plus a few days in July—is dedicated to Pride. The Pride Month includes countless events and celebrity guest appearances, which, this year, include George Takei, Margaret Atwood and Joe Jonas. During the final three days—July 1, 2 and 3—the streets of Toronto are taken over by the Trans March, Dyke March and Pride Parade, respectively. This year, Justin Trudeau is set to be the first prime minister ever to march in the Pride Parade.
St. John, NewfoundlandSource: stjohnspride Instagram
On July 11, the Opening Gala of the St. John’s Pride Week kicks off the week of fun. This year’s theme “Stronger Together” will see the city’s community gathering for events such as a bonfire, the Trans Picnic, an interfaith event and the Pride Parade, to name a few things.
Ottawa, OntarioSource: scottdallen Instagram
The Ottawa Capital Pride Festival takes place mid-August, from August 15 to August 21. The week begins with the Pride flag being raised at City Hall, and the week ends with a parade and community fair. This year’s festival will include Ottawa’s first ever QueerCon—a comic convention featuring all queer content!