- The in-person event for Pride Winnipeg is back, and it’s a chance for many members of the community to come together and celebrate once more.
- Josh Coates-Ritchie, who attended the event with his fathers, Geret Coates and Robb Ritchie, expressed his delight at the opportunity to return.
After a pandemic break, Pride Winnipeg’s in-person festival is back, and it’s an opportunity for many in the community to come together and also celebrate once more.
On Saturday, festivalgoers flocked to The Forks and Parks Canada grounds for the Fierté Canada Pride Festival.
Dawn Hillstrom, who was one of those celebrating on Saturday, said, “It’s been a long 2 years without it, and the Pride is full and dazzling this year.”
This year’s Pride festival, according to Hillstrom, appears to be bigger and better than previous Pride festivities.
“People are more confident and secure in their decision to come out and enjoy it in our community. It’s just – it’s incredible.”
Ryan was also at the Pride celebration on Saturday, which was their first time going.
“I’d say it’s really important because it shows how the LGBTQ community is supported and how far things have progressed,” Ryan remarked.
Josh Coates-Ritchie, who attended the event with his fathers, Geret Coates and Robb Ritchie, said he was glad to be returning.
“It’s fantastic. It’s such great joy to spend time with relatives and to see where all of my awesome pride gear is kept, “According to Coates-Ritchie.
“It’s incredibly essential for us to come together like a community to celebrate inclusion & to belong and be reminded of our obligations all year to support inclusivity across our city,” Robb Ritchie stated.
The annual Pride rally and march will take place at the Manitoba Legislature on Sunday morning, with the rally beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will then proceed downtown, starting at Memorial Boulevard and Portage Avenue.
More information about this year’s pride festivities is available online.
Source: CTV News
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