Tens of thousands attended Calgary’s pride parade
CALGARY- It’s been a colourful and busy Sunday in downtown Calgary, with tens of thousands of Calgarians turning up at the Calgary Pride parade — making it the city’s second largest parade.
Global Calgary and our parent company Shaw Media also took part.
Shaw-Global had a float in this year’s parade and many of our staff were out to show their support for the event.
More Calgarians than ever embraced the pride parade and came together to support members of the LGBQTA community this year.
Some first time pride parade and festival participants include Calgary Flames players and Stampeders.
For the first time there was also representation from all three opposition parties, including Wild Rose leader Danielle Smith.
Since the first parade in 1990, the city has come a long way. In 2001 Joe Clark became the first former Prime Minister to participate as parade marshal. Ten years later, Mayor Naheed Nenshi became the first Calgary mayor to take on the same roll.
Then in 2012, Alison Redford became Alberta’s first premier to attend the parade.