Cornwall Pride Festival

Cornwall, ON – August 3 2017 — Cornwall is embracing the rainbow on Saturday and Sunday (August 5-6). Diversity Cornwall , a non-profit organization, is hosting another pride festival, and many fun activities are planned for the weekend. On Saturday, there will be a Pride Parade (morning and afternoon) and a Pride Gala and Dance (night), and on Sunday, there will be a Pride Walk and Run. Read more information below!

Pride Parade

On August 5th, a pride parade will commence at 11am at the Aquatic Centre. Everybody willing to participate will have to register at 10:30am. Together, members of the LGBQT+ community and allies will march the streets of Cornwall and finish at the Justice Building Courtyard, where a community festival will begin. This festival will run until 4 pm and will include a flag raising, a bbq, music, and more!

There will be merchants selling rainbow and pride wear as well as art during the parade. You may also purchase pride wear from Sophie Lepage, who sells merchandise for Diversity Cornwall.

Pride Gala and Dance

On the night of August 5th, The Hangover Bar will be hosting a 19+ Pride Gala and Dance. The Pride Gala will be from 7pm-10pm (doors open at 6:30pm). The Pride Gala will feature fabulous drag queens and kings and amazing burlesque dancers.

Drag Queens

  • Misty Mac
  • Edina Starlight
  • Flora Starlight
  • Zelda Marshall
  • Kimmy Dymond

Drag Kings

  • The Capital Kings

The Pride Dance will begin at 10pm until 2am at the Hangover Bar. Appropriate dress wear is required. Come get your groove on, and show off those dance moves!

The Pride Gala and Dance are $5 each at the door. (50% profits of Beau’s Beer will be donated)

Pride Run and Walk

On August 6th, there will be a pride run and walk beginning at 9am at the Aquatic Centre. There are three events: 1km, 3km, 5km. This event is also open to all LGBTQ+ members and allies. There’s nothing better than supporting peoples’ rights while getting a little exercise. Join the fun!

Prizes will be awarded for participation.

To enter a float/vehicle in the parade, to volunteer, to sponsor or for more information, contact cornwall.diversity@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event page.

Written by  Sophie Poirier

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