Thunder Pride 2018 Sponsorship

It’s our 8th year now… and were bigger and better than ever. Now we have more experience under our belts we are proud to say we have come together in creating more opportunities for our community. Opportunities to connect, celebrate, learn and SHOW OUR PRIDE!

Thunder Pride is expanding! We have even more events planned throughout the year, plus our special week-long festival of arts and cultural events. All events are aimed at bringing businesses, schools and individuals together to proudly celebrate the rich and diverse LBGTQ2S* community in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

Thunder Pride 2018 promises to bring some innovative new events along with all of your favorite ones in years past. This year’s main celebrations will take place between June 9th and June 17th

Becoming a Sponsor

Thunder Pride could never succeed the way it has without all of Thunder Bay and districts generous support. When you support Thunder Pride, you not only support the diversity of our great city, but you contribute significantly to the overall quality of life to our people. Over the last seven years Thunder Pride has attracted thousands of people from within our city, our region, our country and even from across international borders to celebrate with us. Such supports not only help us to make Thunder Bay a safe and welcoming place to work, attend school or raise a family; it also boosts the city’s economic activity.

Support can be given through monetary donations, volunteering or in-kind contributions. You can also look to be featured on our posters and in our new “PRIDE GUIDE”. Just remember our posters and Pride Guides are sent out at an earlier date than our celebrations. With that in mind we should have a sponsorship agreement in place or an invoice sent out to your business/agency before May 1st, to secure your logo on it all. After May 1st we will work as hard as we can to get you in our advertising but we may need to find alternative ways to give support in return.

Levels of Support

Thunder Pride offers you a number of ways to provide support. The table below highlights our Rainbow of Sponsorship Levels. The rainbow is an internationally known symbol of PRIDE used around the world as a symbol of acceptance and welcoming.

LBGTQ2S* is an acronym which includes all lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, two-spirited, and other persons in our community. 

RED Sponsorship - $5,000 +                                                                   

On-Site Signage & Display at Venues of Choice (provided by sponsor)

Booth at Pride in the Park (registration fee waived)

Verbal recognition at all events

Opportunity to speak at events of their choice

Free Organization Membership with voting rights

PRIDE Guide advertising

Company/Sponsor Name & Logo on:

ORANGE Sponsorship  $2,500 - $4,999

On-Site Signage & Display at Venues of Choice (provided by sponsor)

Booth at Pride in the Park (registration fee waived)

Verbal recognition at all events

Company/Sponsor Name & Logo on:

YELLOW Sponsorship  $1000 -$2,499

On-Site Signage & Display at Venues of Choice (provided by sponsor)

Booth at Pride in the Park (registration fee waived)

Company/Sponsor Name & Logo on:

GREEN Sponsorship  $500 -$999

Company/Sponsor Logo on:

BLUE Sponsorship  $up to $500

Company/Sponsor Name on:

PURPLE Sponsorship, Friends of Pride - Any gift in kind

Company/Sponsor Name on:

Thunder Pride is creating a digital Pride Guide that has the potential to reach up to 35,000 people. All Sponsors will have their logo added to our poster for Thunder Pride events which will be distributed throughout the city.

NEW - Digital Pride Guide

Thunder Pride thanks the Chronicle Journal for publishing and distributing our Pride Guide prior to Thunder Pride week for the first 6 years. This year we will be “Going Green,” entirely designing and sending out our very own PRIDE GUIDES through online ads and emails. This guide includes greetings from our team; full page of our partners/ sponsors advertisements or logos, information on all of our events to come during the main week of PRIDE, and so much more.

Thunder Pride Organizing Committee

The organizing committee of “Thunder Pride” is made up of a wide spectrum of Thunder Bay residents. All of us coming together to support friends, family, colleagues and neighbours within our city and region. Among us are teachers, retailers, union and educational leaders, ministers, artists, community service workers, real estate professionals, musicians and several others from all walks of life. Well into our 8th year of planning, we continue to be amazed by the number of people who are continually asking how they can get involved – each one of them eager to help move this event forward. The Thunder Pride 2018 team is working with many other committed volunteers to ensure that Thunder Pride 2018 is bigger and better than ever.

Show Your Pride in the Thunder Pride Parade

Our ‘Pride Parade’ continues to grow, kicking off the ever-popular Pride-in-the-Park, a family oriented festival of music and entertainment at the beautiful waterfront Marina Park. The Parade marches to Water Street and eventually into the park. Why not consider having your business put together a float or at least a group of supporters with costumes and flags. Show your PRIDE! Go to our website for further details on how to register.


Colleen Peters
Sponsorship Director
Thunder Pride Association