This week we kick off one of the biggest, brightest and most colourful festivals in our city: Pride London.
Every year, Londoners come together to celebrate our differences while promoting an inclusive, accepting and welcoming community.
The 11 days of Pride include comedy nights, film nights, the outdoor festival in Victoria Park, the Pride Awards and of course the Pride Parade. Hundreds of people participate in the parade including dozens of City of London employees. This year will be no different.
The Pride flag was raised throughout London, at Western University, Fanshawe College and the police department. The flag will be raised and in my office this weekend before going up at City Hall on Monday.
The organizers of this festival have done an exceptional job of building it into a citywide celebration filled with events. I would like to thank every organizer, volunteer, participant and performer for making Pride London Festival a positive experience for everyone.
Inspiration Fest is another festival happening on The Green in Wortley this Sunday. There will be entrepreneurs, workshops and speakers to build relationships and inspire one another.
I hope to see you there.
Joined by Aidan Prince and Andrew Rosser with the Pride flag at City Hall.
Welcoming a delegation from the London International Academy to London and City Hall.
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- London lawyer has boutique hotel plans for Bud Gowan building downtown
- Skilled tradespeople needed during housing construction boom
- Council committee endorses province’s high-speed rail plans
- Dominos CEO pays for LHSC robot
- Pride London Festival continues to expand
- Council nearly ready to submit BRT business case for funding
- City Lights Bookshop solves love letter/diary mystery
- Teens from across Ontario volunteering in London
- Rock camp inspires young London women
- Transportation Safety Board investigates Strathroy train derailment
- Sarnia man pays it forward after Middlesex-London EMS PAD program saves his life
Events and Occasions:
- Meeting with Susanna Hubbard Krimmer, Julie Gonyou and Christine Walker, London Public Library
- Pride London Festival VIP Launch Party
- Meeting with Gregg Bereznick, Paul Debenham, Holly Zou, London International Academy
- Meeting with Kris Dinel, E&E McLaughlin Ltd.
Speaking at the Pride London Festival VIP Launch.