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Ten days of Pride

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For Pride High Holy Week 2013, I lit a candle each day and contemplated being Queer and Pride. The following are those contemplations.

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For Pride High Holy Week 2013, I lit a candle each day and contemplated being Queer and Pride. The following are those contemplations.

Day one



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Festival Divers/Cité Montreal

Saturday, August 4, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, August 5, 2012 (All day)


Montreal, QC
45° 30' 31.212" N, 73° 33' 14.3748" W

Divers/Cité, la fête gaie de Montréal, est une manifestation artistique populaire, moderne et avant-gardiste.  Reflect d'un coeur urbain en mouvement, le festival présente des spectacles publiques a l'écoute des nouvelles tendances et ouverts aux différences.

Divers/Cité's mission is to present an arts and music festival that illustrates and celebrates the values of diversity in a spirit of sharing, solidarity and openness with the world.

Fête Arc-en-Ciel de Quebec, Quebec City Pride festival

Thursday, August 30, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, September 2, 2012 (All day)


Québec, QC
46° 48' 11.8188" N, 71° 14' 34.0656" W

Le comité organisateur de la Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec est plus déterminé que jamais à présenter, du 30 août au 2 septembre 2012, un événement dont les festivaliers se souviendront longtemps.

S'il vous plaît voir pour plus de détails.

New Westminster Pride

Saturday, August 18, 2012 (All day)


New Westminster, BC
49° 12' 36.3096" N, 122° 55' 1.9524" W

Details TBA, please see for more details about all the events taking place during New West's Pride week.

Cape Breton Pride parade

Saturday, August 11, 2012 (All day)


Sydney, NS
46° 8' 12.444" N, 60° 11' 39.2064" W

Pride Cape Breton is dedicated to the well-being and unity of Cape Breton Island's gay lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community, and to provide safe and welcoming environments within Cape Breton Island for the community to gather.

Please see for more details about 2012's festival and parade.

Moncton Pride parade

Sunday, August 19, 2012 (All day)


Moncton, NB
46° 5' 16.1412" N, 64° 46' 41.6316" W

Please see for more details on the parade and events all week.

Salt Spring Island Pride

Saturday, September 8, 2012 (All day)


Downtown Ganges Ganges, BC
48° 51' 15.696" N, 123° 30' 9.4356" W

Salt Spring Island's eighth annual Pride parade and weekend-long festival. Please see for more details.

PEI Pride Parade

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 1:00pm


Shaw building parking lot Charlottetown, PE
46° 14' 17.664" N, 63° 7' 51.852" W

Pride PEI celebrates its fourteenth annual Pride parade. Join us at 12 p.m. in the Shaw Building parking lot for marshalling. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and end at Confederation Landing. Come out and show your Pride!

Our theme is Sparkle with Pride. Get your glitter and glam on!

See for more events during Pride week.

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