Event: Kincardine Pride Parade
Date: June 23, 2018
A colourful and lengthy Kincardine Pride Parade marched through downtown Kincardine, promoting inclusion and acceptance of everyone.
Our second annual pride parade was a great success, building well on last year’s beginnings. Hundreds of people were in the parade, and hundreds more were watching as the parade began at the corner of Broadway and Huron Terrace and wended its way to Victoria Park.
Leading the parade were Kincardine native, athlete and motivational speaker Kendra Fisher, and CUPE Ontario Division president Fred Hahn, followed by Fort Papalia and Sandy Blackwood of Kincardine Pride, Kincardine mayor Anne Eadie and Saugeen First Nation chief Lester Anoquot, and members of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band.
The Pride Parade is very important because it fosters understanding and promotes acceptance of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)-plus community.
Monday morning following the event, members of Kincardine Pride joined the community in raising Pride flags at the Davidson Centre, the Kincardine Library and the Kincardine Municipal Administrative Centre, to launch Pride Week.