Fredericton Pride 2011 Out & Proud

Posted on August 23, 2011 by


Fredericton Pride 2011 held off the rain and marched with Pride along the Riverwalk to Officer’s Square, where the Festival was held on Sunday August 8. Grand Marshall James Whitehead led the way as hundreds of LGBTIQ and allied participants, dressed in a rainbow of colours and carrying banners, marched and danced to the music of the Pride Party Broadcast by CHSR, played on boom boxes carried by the marchers. The Pride Festival went off without a hitch at 3 PM, featuring several local performers, including Linsay Morgan, Chantal Brynne Plourde and Pam Pachal. Sarah McAdam served as Master of Ceremonies, awarding prizes for the Most Creative Costume to Kat Dizko and Spencer Vibert. Fredericton Pride presented Rob Frenette with the Barb McMullin Award for Volunteer Service, as he was also recently awarded the Order of New Brunswick for his anti-bullying work, the youngest person to receive the Order. Chantal Bryne Plourde received the Jason Tidds award for courage in advocacy for LGTIQ people, acknowledging her Literature Gives Belonging to Youth Project at Fredericton high schools. Rain called the event at 5 PM, but not until everyone had their fill of delicious food provided by Chez Riz, Brewed Awakenings Coffee, and many other vendors. Artists and crafters were on hand to display and sell their wares, and the painting that was donated as a fundraiser for Pride was on display.

All photos by Biff Mitchell, except Featured Image, by Emii Jackson

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