On a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, June 24, 2017, the colours of the rainbow brightened Kincardine’s Connaught Park for the start of the first-ever Pride Parade in all of Bruce, Grey, and Huron Counties. The feelings of excitement and anticipation among the crowd were unmistakable! Leading up to this event, there was an overwhelming outpouring of support from area businesses, organizations, Municipal officials, sponsors, and media. From decorated storefronts to the first raising of the Rainbow Flag in the Municipality of Kincardine, preparations for this celebration of LGBTQ diversity were seen throughout the town.
Attendance exceeded all expectations, as hundreds of residents and visitors of all ages came together to witness and participate in this family-friendly event. Many expressed exhuberant disbelief that it was actually happening here, in their hometown. Decorated vehicles and signs created an exhilarating mosaic of colour, made even more impressive by the beautiful backdrop of Lake Huron, as the parade made its way from Connaught Park to Queen Street. Crowds of onlookers applauded and cheered while waving Rainbow flags and banners and wearing Pride colours. The parade ended at Victoria Park and was followed by a festive social that included music, dance, refreshments, as well as plenty of hugs, laughter, and good cheer.
Pride Month will continue to be recognized across Ontario in June. Extend your stay and relax on our sandy beaches, dine at our restaurants, visit our local shops, explore our trails and heritage, and walk with our renowned Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band Parade on Saturday evenings. Whatever your pleasure, we look forward to welcoming you.
KINCARDINE PRIDE INVITES ALL LGBTQ FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS TO JOIN US, AS PARTICIPANTS OR SPECTATORS, FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL PRIDE PARADE AND CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY JUNE 23, STARTING AT 11:00 A.M. |E|