Pride Week culminates with parade, festival

Colourful parade planned to weave its way down Government Street on Sunday

  • Jul. 4, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Victoria’s annual Pride Week ends Sunday (July 6) with a parade through downtown, from Government Street and Pandora Avenue to MacDonald Park, where the week’s events will culminate with the Pride Festival.

The parade is held as a march of solidarity between B.C.’s LGBTQ community, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.

It starts at noon, when participants will gather at the 1400 block of Broad Street.

The festival will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. at MacDonald Park, the destination of the parade. Pride Week organizers Victoria Pride Society boast 150 vendors this year, in addition to musical acts and a 3000-person beer garden. There will also be attractions geared towards children.

Victoria Pride Society will be continuing work on their history project at the festival, where a booth will be available for visitors to share stories of the city’s early LGBTQ community with practicum student Nicole Naud. The group hopes to collect stories, photographs and videos for a multimedia history project set to debut at next year’s festival.

 

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