20th Annual Pride Events Penciled In
Prince George, B.C. – Plans haven been finalized for this year’s 20th annual Prince George Pride festivities.
Pride president Stacey Hewlett says the highlights include the rainbow flag raising July 5 at City Hall, the Drag show at the Generator July 7 and the Pride Parade July 8 downtown (11 a.m. start).
“It’s a big year this year. We’re doing a few things differently and we’re getting ready for a really big party and we’re hoping it’s going to be fun for everybody.”
She says the biggest change is that the Generator Cabaret has been designated ‘Pride House’ and will host both the drag show and post parade celebration.
Hewlett adds she’s seen a lot of social progress being made the past two decades.
“I think the change is incredible. There’s always more we can do and we can always be more inclusive but I think the change is spectacular,” she says.
“I think the first parade drew around 50 people and now we’re close to 2,000. It’s a family friendly event and the way the city has gotten on board the past 10 years has been fantastic.”