While hundreds gather downtown to celebrate the Queen City’s LGBTQ community at Saturday’s Pride parade, the Regina Police Service will also be there participating.
The RPS will have their traffic team leading the parade and following it to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Officers will also be shutting down intersections as the parade makes its way around the route.
Elizabeth Popowich with RPS said safety is the number one priority.
“We not only want motorists on the road to be respectful and patient, but we also want to make sure that participants are safe and enjoying themselves — and that goes for spectators as well,” said Popowich.
However, Popowich said helping out with the traffic isn’t the only support they will be giving Saturday afternoon.
“We’re also happy to participate in the parade because it’s essentially a way of showing support for Queen City Pride, Pride week and for various groups in our community,” explained Popowich.
According to Regina Pride, this year’s parade will be the largest the festival has had since Pride was formed in the city 28 years ago.
Staging for vehicles and floats, along with all walking entries starts at 10 a.m.
All entries must be completed by 11:30 a.m.
The Queen City Pride parade kicks off at 12 p.m.
Afterwards, Regina Pride is hosting an outdoor festival — OUT in Victoria Park — with a kids zone, live music, beer gardens and ‘Pride market’ featuring vendors from across Canada.