“Consider this your traffic advisory because we have quite the large parade shaping up!”
Dan Shier, the Co-Chair of Regina Pride 2017 says you won’t want to miss this year’s Pride Parade festivities on Saturday.
He says it’s shaping up to be the largest parade the festival has had since Pride was first proclaimed in Regina 28 years ago.
“Last year the Parade featured around 80 entries,” Shier said. “This year, though we still have just over 80 entries, we’re hearing from several groups that they’re bringing the whole office or that they’ve sent company-wide invitations to participate so we’re anticipating many of the entries to double in size compared to past parades.”
Notable entries include the City of Regina, SGI and You Can Play Project — an advocacy group that promotes LGBTQ inclusion and space in sports. It’s partnered with Team Canada and the CFL.
The 2017 Grand Marshal is Amnesty International.
Tasheka Lavann is the headliner of OUT in Victoria Park presented by Regina & District Labour Council — it is the Pride festival’s outdoor celebration taking place following the Pride Parade.
Lavann, of Toronto is a singer, songwriter, and activist for the LGBTQ community and will be the Grand Marshal of Canada Pride 2017 which will take place August 10 to 20, 2017 in Montréal, QC.