Thunder Bay Pride Festival Diversity in Action

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Celebrating differences and similarities at the Thunder Pride Festival
Celebrating differences and similarities at the Thunder Pride Festival

Celebrating differences and similarities at the Thunder Pride Festival
Celebrating differences and similarities at the Thunder Pride Festival
THUNDER BAY – Diversity in action was happening today at the Thunder Bay Pride Festival at Marina Park. People from all walks of life came out to engage and celebrate.

The festival was an inclusive event, and brought people together with a theme of understanding that we can all get along.

The Honourary Parade Marshall was Fort William First Nation Chief Georjann Morriseau. Thunder Bay City Councillors Paul Pugh and Andrew Foulds represented the City.

Wendy Morgan and her daughter Heather were on hand and enjoyed the day.
Wendy Morgan and her daughter Heather were on hand and enjoyed the day.

Wendy and Heather Morgan stated that “Thunder Pride is a great community event”.

2014 is the 4th annual Thunder Pride Week.

Dozens of vendors, and hundreds of people attended this increasingly popular event in Thunder Bay. There was a full line-up of talent on the stage at Marina Park.

Candice O'Connell of the Bunny Deer Hatbox was one of the vendors.
Candice O’Connell of the Bunny Deer Hatbox was one of the vendors.

Almost wintery chilly weather, in the middle of June did not detract from the event. There were a lot of new vendors, and there were events and activities for everyone. The Kids area featured a ‘bouncy area’.

Thunder Pride Co-ordinator Maryann Bortlin
Thunder Pride Co-ordinator Maryann Bortlin

The Thunder Pride Festival was kicked off wih a parade that started at Waverly Park and wound its way to Marina Park.

Shannon Dobson and Norman her colourful dog had fun today at Marina Park
Shannon Dobson and Norman her colourful dog had fun today at Marina Park

The Thunder Pride Committee offers a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, and queer communities within our region, along with their families, friends, allies, and supporters. Thunder Pride is a celebration of the beautiful diversity that exists in our families, work place, community and region.

Rachel Mishenene at Thunder Pride
Rachel Mishenene at Thunder Pride

Photos and files by Crystallee Mouland

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