Kelowna Pride held an in-person Trans March on June 9th and a Pride March and Festival on June 12. I was honored to be the grand marshal for the Pride March where thousands participated. I also joined the Trans March which had hundreds of folks marching in the spring rain. Kelowna Pride's beginnings started over 25 years ago. Since then, the festival has grown immensely, attracting over 12,000 people to be proud and celebrate love, diversity, and inclusivity becoming the largest Pride Festival in B.C.s Interior. This year's theme was Together in Pride. This was very fitting considering the last couple of years. I feel very fortunate to be part of a community that has come together to celebrate diversity and inclusion. Participating in Pride has helped me evolve how I think about myself as a gay man and to come to honor who I am fully. Speaking at the Pride March Proudly flying the Pride Flag Love is Love Blessed be the Fruits
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As Pride celebrations are happening across Canada, we're creating a Pride Community group for you and our employees to share and connect. A place where you can tell us why Pride is important for you, post some of your favourite pictures and what city you're celebrating from!
To kick things off, here are some of our favourite pictures from our Toronto celebrations.
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