District Celebrates Pride Week Flying Pride Flag at Municipal Hall

Monday, June 28, 2021 – The District of Sooke wishes everyone a Happy Pride Week!

We are proud to be a welcoming community for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions to live and work in a safe and supportive environment.

The pride flag will be flown at the Sooke Municipal Hall for the week as we stand with all members of our community as an inclusive and compassionate city.

Pride Week is a time to celebrate the diversity and strength of the LGBTTIQ2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and 2-Spirited) Communities.

Pride Week is a way to honour, respect and celebrate all people regardless of gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation, to recognize our difference and uniqueness and to promote and build community through education and understanding.


Regional Pride 2021 Events

YOUTH PRIDE KICK-OFF PARTY

June 28: Kick off the Victoria Pride Week Festival with a night of inspirational speakers and dazzling performances in an online event hosted by the Victoria Pride Society Youth Leadership Council. While geared for those 15 to 24 years old, the party is open to all ages and will also include opportunities to play online interactive games.

QUEER ACTIVISM NIGHT

June 30: Hosted by the Victoria Pride Youth Leadership Council, Queer Activism Night will bring together local speakers, activists and artists to present on and discuss the history of queer activism and current community issues.

VIRTUAL BIG GAY DOG WALK

July 2 (Online Video): Regional annual Big Gay Dog Walk is going virtual! This year, ALL furry, fluffy, feathered and other feisty friends are eligible for the traditional Pride costume and trick contests! Share phototo of your pet showing their PRIDE by either showing off their coolest trick or by dressing to impress!

PRIDE IN THE WORD

July 3: Pride in the Word is one of Canada’s largest Pride festival literary events. Each year it showcases some of the proudest and most talented writers from Victoria and across the country, and is always a great time

#YYJ PRIDE PARADE ONLINE

July 4 (Online Video): This year, you won’t just watch a parade in Greater Victoria: you ARE the parade! Victoria Pride has created a montage of rainbow delights featuring all the homes, offices, store fronts, cars, bikes and everything else that you decorated for June “Pride Up”!

Find more information on these events at victoriapridesociety.org/pride-2021

Contact:
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
250.642.1634, ext. 678
cmoog@sooke.ca

Firefighters Kyle Sutherland and Ben Temple raise the Pride Flag at municipal hall
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