Capital Pride Announces First-Ever “WinterPride”

December 13, 2018

For immediate releaseThursday, December 13, 2018 Following the region’s largest Pride festival yet in summer 2018, Capital Pride teams up with Canadian Heritage and Winterlude to co-produce 5 days of winter programming including a march commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexual acts in Canada. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride announced today it…

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Capital Pride committed to working to end transphobia in all its forms

November 20, 2018

Trans Day of Remembrance is a day to mourn and commemorate people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. Capital Pride grieves the pain of members of our communities who are subject to trauma, oppression, illness, abuse and harassment. In Canada, more than one third of trans youth report being physically threatened or injured…

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Capital Pride hosts its annual Pride Parade, including a record over 150 groups participating, and a number of VIPs

August 26, 2018

Ottawa – With the 2018 Capital Pride Festival approaching its final day, members of the media are invited to attend the 2018 Pride Parade. The event will include over 150 groups, including community groups, sports teams, embassies, local businesses, and many other groups. There will be a large marching procession, including floats, vehicles, live music,…

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Capital Pride launches its biggest Pride Weekend ever, featuring two days of Mainstage programming and an expanded street fair

August 25, 2018

Ottawa – As Capital Pride launches its 2018 Festival Weekend, members of the media are invited to attend the festivities. Capital Pride Festival Weekend will launch, with its first-ever two day music festival across three different stages featuring iconic performers, legendary drag superstars and a street fair spanning the entire Gay Village.   What: Capital…

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Capital Pride launches its biggest Festival ever, Mayors proclaim Pride Week in Ottawa and Gatineau

August 20, 2018

Ottawa – As Capital Pride launches its 2018 Festival, members of the media are invited to attend flag raising ceremonies where Pride Week will be proclaimed. Mayor Jim Watson and Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin will raise the Pride flag in Ottawa and Gatineau, respectively. What:            Flag raising ceremonies launching the 2018 Capital Pride Festival Date:  …

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Capital Pride announces recipients of 2018 Community Project Fund

August 11, 2018

In June 2018 Capital Pride established a pilot project to enhance community events and programming during the 2018 Festival. Community groups and groups of people were invited to apply for funding to support programming that furthers one (or more) of Capital Pride’s objectives: education, advocacy, connection or celebration. Additionally, applicants organizing events or programming that…

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Download the 2018 Pride Guide

August 10, 2018

Our 2018 Pride Guide is now available in print and online. Print copies are available at participating TD Bank branches, Rexall stores, Messine’s Independent Grocer, Loblaws (Rideau) and local business along Bank Street! Or download it here: 2018 Pride Guide  

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Capital Pride announces 2018 Parade Marshals

July 20, 2018

Today, Capital Pride announced its 2018 Grand Marshal, International Marshal and Youth Marshal for the Capital Pride parade taking place August 26, 2018. This follows a public nomination process that invited individuals and community organizations to nominate people who represent the LGBTQ2+ community in extraordinary ways and embody this year’s theme CommUNITY. “The Capital Pride…

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