Raising pride in Simcoe
It’s Simcoe Pride Week and several events are happening across Simcoe County.
Simcoe Pride holds the events to celebrate and support LGBT community members and promote diversity, awareness and safety.
Pride week continues with flag raisings in Orillia, Midland, Wasaga Beach, Innisfil, Alliston, Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Bradford today, August 6. Flag raising were held in Barrie and Penetanguishene Friday to kick off the week.
“Today is a big day for Simcoe Pride,” says board member Mark Cameron. “The mayors are coming out to show support for diversity for the LGBT community.”
Pride Week events:
TUESDAY AUG. 6
Raising of the Rainbow Flag:
- 8 Communities throughout Simcoe County
WEDNESDAY AUG. 7
Candlelight Vigil and Awareness Walk:
- Ending Homo/Bi/Trans-phobia Together as a Community
- Beginning at the Spirit Catcher
- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
THURSDAY AUG. 8
Community Art Show & Silent Auction:
- The Asian Bistro, 62 Dunlop St. W.
- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
SATURDAY AUG. 10
Simcoe Pride Boat Cruise:
- Pre-Party at Spotlight Event Centre
- 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cruise on Serendipity Princess:
- Barrie Dock
- 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Second Annual Simcoe Close Off Party:
- 'Live On, And Be Yourself'
- The Spotlight Event Centre, 41 Essa Rd.
- 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. (youth)
- 12 a.m, to 2:30 a.m. (adults)