Thunder Pride 2013
You are invited to be part of
THUNDER BAY`S FIRST PRIDE PARADE!
Saturday, June 15 beginning at Noon
(Assemble at 11:45am: Waverley Park near Magnus Theatre)
The organizers of Thunder Bay's 1st Pride Parade see it as an opportunity for the LGBTQ community in Thunder Bay to show their pride, and to allow their family members, friends, and those who support an accepting, diverse, and welcoming community in Thunder Bay, to show their pride as well! It is meant to be a family and a community celebration, and all those who wish to show their "pride" are welcome to join in the Pride Parade. Church groups, unions, Thunder Pride sponsors and other community groups or organizations are urged to carry a banner, and perhaps wear t-shirts, to identify them as they march in the Pride Parade. The parade will begin at Waverley Park at noon on Saturday, June 15, and will end at Marina Park where Pride in the Park will be taking place. If you don't wish to walk in the Parade, please join us as a spectator along the route!
Everyone is welcome to assemble at the east end of Waverley Park by 11:45 am, and any vehicles participating in the Pride Parade will gather in the Magnus Theatre parking lot by 11:45am. Washrooms will also be available at Trinity United Church hall. There will be some opening remarks beginning at 11:50 am, and the Pride Parade will begin at noon.
From Waverley Park we will proceed along Waverley Street to Red River Road until we reach Water Street. The Parade will head north on Water Street until we come to the pedestrian entrance to Marina Park at Camelot Street. Participants on foot will proceed to Marina Park, and Pride in the Park, via the foot path across the railroad tracks. Any floats can proceed along Water Street and take the overpass in order to park in Marina Park near the Pride in the Park activities.
Show your PRIDE, and be part of Thunder Bay`s 1st Pride Parade, and then enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and activities at Pride in the Park Music Festival at Marina Park!
For more information, or if you plan to have a vehicle or a float in the Thunder Pride Parade, contact Thunder Pride Parade co-ordinator Rev. Scott Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARTNER IN PRIDE DISPLAY - ARTISAN VENDOR OPPORTUNITY
For information about having a Partner in Pride dsiplay or an artisan vendor opportunity, please click here.
Download a poster of THUNDER PRIDE 2013 EVENTS.
Headliner for Pride in the Park - June 15
Sarah Smith - Singer/Songwriter/Rocker
A London, Ontario native, Sarah earned national recognition with her rock band The Joys. By stepping outside the boundaries of The Joys to bring audiences her own voice, Sarah Smith cultivated a sound built on her experiences. She enjoyed immediate success as a solo artist, claiming awards for Best Singer/Songwriter in 2009 and 2010 at the London Music Awards. She has had the opportunity to share the stage with The Trews, Bif Naked, Ashley MacIsaac, Lucas Silveira, Anthony Gomes, The Tea Party and many more in her short time as a solo artist. For more details, click here or visit her website at Sarah Smith Music.
Sarah Smith is going to rock Thunder Bay's socks off. Her voice is incredible, super professional stage presence, and she loves the north. As well as Pride in the Park, Sarah will also be appearing at Black Pirates Pub Saturday night.
THUNDER PRIDE 2013 - VISION
Thunder Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ community, highlighting the diversity of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.
The Thunder Pride Committee offers a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, and queer communities within our region, along with their families, friends, allies, and supporters. Thunder Pride is a celebration of the beautiful diversity that exists in our families, work place, community and region. Thunder Pride events will be held throughout the city during the week of June 9-16, 2013.