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Bridgewater to host first ever Pride Parade on July 9

By Evan Taylor May 4, 2023 | 11:56 AM

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Bridgewater will host the first-ever Pride Parade on the South Shore this July 9, with council approving the parade route at their latest council meeting.

Lunenburg Pride Chair Steve Ellis says last year’s Pride celebration featured the first ever full week of programming for the South Shore so they didn’t want to take on a parade last year and be overwhelmed.

“Last year’s Pride Week was a huge success with so many events that were a lot of fun and were well attended, but now that we have some experience we wanted to add a parade this year to kick the whole week off,” said Ellis.

The Pride Parade will follow the same route utilized by the Christmas parade beginning at the NSCC Campus on High Street, turning left right onto Empire, then right onto King, then ending at the intersection of King and Dufferin.

Registration is now open for the parade for organizations and businesses that would like to participate, the deadline to apply is June 30th.

Ellis says they’ve already received a handful of registrations from large businesses on the South Shore, and he hopes to see as many as possible join up and show their support for an inclusive community.

Following the parade Pride Week will be in full swing, with events scheduled for the remainder of the week. Ellis says they are still working to nail down exact times but they have posted a rough outline of what the week’s programming will include.

Lunenburg Pride Week Schedule 2023. Photo: Lunenburg Pride/Facebook



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