Similar to last year, Victoria Pride Week festivities will still go virtual due to the ongoing pandemic.
Between June 28th and July 4th, the Victoria Pride Society (VPS) will include a variety of online events celebrating the LGBTQ2S+ communities and achievements, as well as highlighting the work that still needs to be done to overcome racism, transphobia, homophobia and all other forms of discrimination.
There will be six free events including virtual adaptations of long-standing in-person events such as the parade, Youth Pride Kick-Off Party, Pride in the Word and Big Gay Dog Walk and new events, including Queer Activism Night.
VPS is encouraging members of the community to show off their pride during the month of June and during the Victoria Pride Week Festival, by decorating their home, office, storefront or anything else that shows their pride.
VPS is also inviting the community to share what pride means to them.
“Victoria Pride invites community members to share in a single phrase: What does Pride mean to you? It can be written (up to 25 words), a photo or a video of up to 10 seconds,” said VPS in a written statement.
- Youth Pride Kick-Off Party June 28 at 6 p.m.
- Queer Activism Night June 30 at 6 p.m.
- Big Gay Dog Walk July 2 at 7 p.m.
- Pride in the Word July 3 at 8 p.m.
- #YYJ Pride Parade July 4 at noon
- Victoria Pride Festival Extravaganza Show July 4 at 1 p.m.