The Saskatoon Pride Festival, commonly shortened to Saskatoon Pride, is an LGBT pride festival held annually in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.[1] Organized by the Saskatoon Diversity Network, a non-profit organization incorporated in 2002, the event takes place in early June each year.[2]

Saskatoon Pride
GenrePride festival
Location(s)Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Years active22
Inaugurated2001 (2001)
Organised bySaskatoon Diversity Network

In its current form, Saskatoon Pride was first held in 2001.[3] Community groups in the city had held their own pride-themed events prior to this date, but 2001 marked the first time they were coordinated into a conventional Pride festival with a parade.[3]

The event kicks off with a raising of the rainbow flag at Saskatoon City Hall on the Monday of Pride Week,[4] and concludes with a parade and community fair on the Saturday.[5]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Saskatoon Pride Festival predicted to be largest ever held in Saskatchewan". Metro. June 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Religious groups support Pride Week". The StarPhoenix. June 8, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Documenting diversity in Saskatoon". Saskatoon StarPhoenix, June 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Flag raising kicks off Pride Festival". CBC News. June 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Saskatoon Pride Festival finishes with dancing in the streets". CKOM. June 16, 2012.

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