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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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Capital Pride is proud to support the U=U Campaign

July 9, 2018

Capital Pride is proud to support Undetectable equals Untransmittable Campaign and add our name to the U=U Consensus Statement. U=U was launched in early 2016 by a group of people living with HIV who created the groundbreaking Consensus Statement with global experts to clear up confusion about the science of U=U. Today, over 650 community partners from 82 countries have…

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Apply Now: Community Project Fund

June 28, 2018

Capital Pride has established a pilot project to enhance community events and programming during the 2018 Festival. Following feedback from community groups, the Community Project Fund will provide groups with funding to support an event or programming that takes place during the Festival. Events and programming should further one (or more) of Ottawa Capital Pride’s…

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Call for Nominations: Grand & Youth Marshal

Each year Capital Pride recognizes people who make an impact on the local or broader LGBTQ2+ community. This year, we are asking the community to nominate people as our 2018 Grand Marshal and 2018 Youth Marshal. The Marshals are leaders in the community who create a better, more vibrant queer community. Capital Pride continues to…

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