Charlottetown, P.E.I. – August 5, 2016 – UFCW Canada activists in the Atlantic region recently celebrated with hundreds of other participants at the PEI Pride Parade in downtown Charlottetown. The parade was part of the 22nd Annual PEI Pride Festival and featured dozens of vibrant floats, including one sponsored by the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council (EPC).
"It’s a honour to be a part of PEI’s most colourful, diverse, and inclusive celebration, standing in solidarity with the LGBTQ community," said Mark Dobson, UFCW Canada's Regional Director for the Eastern Provinces. "This year's Pride Parade was the largest one to date, and I would like to thank everyone who came out to march in it," he added.
Staff from the EPC office, as well as members from UFCW Canada Local 1288P, joined with family members and community allies to march, wave flags, and engage with onlookers as part of the UFCW Atlantic contingent at the event.
Starting on Terry Fox Drive, and working its way through the streets of downtown Charlottetown, the parade wrapped up with the Pride in the Park event at Rochford Square.