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Pride Winnipeg 2018
May 25 @ 12:00 pm - June 3 @ 7:00 pm
ENERGY 106 PROUDLY supports 2018 Pride Winnipeg at The Forks from May 25th to June 3rd!
Pride Winnipeg is thrilled to announce its theme for the 2018 Pride Winnipeg Festival: “My First Pride”. Attending Pride for the first time can be an overwhelming emotional experience. It can be the last stop of someone’s journey of discovering and accepting who they are, or it can be the beginning or somewhere in the middle. This experience can be both positive and negative, done solo or with friends and family. Everyone’s first Pride experience is unique. This year we celebrate our first Pride experience and those that will be attending Pride for the first time.
For more information on this year’s theme please go to www.pridewinnipeg.com/my-first-pride.
In addition to the theme, Pride Winnipeg is pleased to announce the 2018 Pride Parade Marshals. This year’s marshals were nominated by the community and embody the spirit and foundational values of the Pride Winnipeg Festival.
Grand Marshal –Brielle Beardy-Linklater: Brielle Beardy-Linklater is a Two-Spirit, Transgender, Queer woman from the Nisichaweyasihk Cree Nation. She is an advocate for 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous and poor/working class struggles. In 2014, she helped organize the first Pride North of 55 celebrations in Northern Manitoba.
Honourary Youth Marshal – Janine Brown: Janine is a 17 year old spoken word poet. She enjoys writing about intersectional feminism, LGBTQIA* issues, and environmental sustainability. She is passionate about the arts and the accessible platform they can provide for activism. In her spare time, she is a cabinet member for “Parlement jeunesse franco-manitobain”, a francophone annual parliament simulation that encourages youth to develop an interest in debate and politics.
For more information on this year’s Parade Marshals please go to www.pridewinnipeg.com/pride/rally-and-parade.
The 2018 Pride Winnipeg Festival runs from May 25th to June 3rd with events throughout the community. A two-day Festival at the Forks will take place on June 2nd and 3rd from 12pm to 7pm. Our 2018 Anniversary Pride Parade will take place on June 3rd, 2018 with a new route through Downtown Winnipeg. The parade route starts on Memorial Avenue and York Avenue and will proceed down York Avenue turning southbound on Fort Street ending at Bonnycastle Park.
Pride Winnipeg Festival is excited to announce that SATE will headline the main stage at the Festival at the Forks for this year’s festival. The Toronto vocalist and songwriter leads a dynamic band combining blistering hard rock with gritty funk. The empowering messages embedded in her music, and her soul-shaking live show, have quickly built SATE’s reputation as an artist impossible to ignore. Even Canada’s national daily newspaper, the Globe & Mail, declared her full-length debut album, RedBlack&Blue one of 2016’s most anticipated releases.
Pride Winnipeg Festival – The Pride of the Prairies – is one of the largest celebrations between Toronto and Vancouver of gender, sexual, and relationship diverse (GSRD) people and their allies, supporters and friends. Our Vision is to live in a society in which all gender and sexually diverse individuals can live their life without fear or oppression for being themselves.
For more information about the Pride Winnipeg Festival please visit www.pridewinnipeg.com.
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