Saskatoon Pride

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Saskatoon Pride
StatusActive
GenrePride festival
Location(s)Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Years active18
Inaugurated2001 (2001)
Organised bySaskatoon Diversity Network
Websitewww.saskatoonpride.ca

The Saskatoon Pride Festival, commonly shortened to Saskatoon Pride, is an LGBT pride festival held annually in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.[1] Organized by the Saskatoon Diversity Network, a non-profit organization incorporated in 2002, the event takes place in early June each year.[2]

In its current form, Saskatoon Pride was first held in 2001.[3] Community groups in the city had held their own pride-themed events prior to this date, but 2001 marked the first time they were coordinated into a conventional Pride festival with a parade.[3]

The event kicks off with a raising of the rainbow flag at Saskatoon City Hall on the Monday of Pride Week,[4] and concludes with a parade and community fair on the Saturday.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saskatoon Pride Festival predicted to be largest ever held in Saskatchewan". Metro. June 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Religious groups support Pride Week". The StarPhoenix. June 8, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Documenting diversity in Saskatoon". Saskatoon StarPhoenix, June 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Flag raising kicks off Pride Festival". CBC News. June 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Saskatoon Pride Festival finishes with dancing in the streets". CKOM. June 16, 2012.

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