1990 saw Calgary’s first Pride Parade. Participants were nowhere near as plentiful as today, and in fact things were so different back then some of the marchers wore masks to hide their identities.
Masks are still worn, but now for much different reasons!
With over 60,000 spectators, it’s now Calgary’s second largest parade and has over 125 participant groups, including the Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association from our ‘hood.
This year the Pride Parade starts at 11 am, with road closures downtown. They won’t directly affect us here in Mission, but we’re close. Grab yourself something from our nice selection of to-go drinks and head over for a great family event. (On a personal note we are out of our rainbow sherbet, but we’ve got plenty of other options!)
After a week of events, there’s a bit of a free festival to wrap things up right after the parade on Princes Island. Enjoy two live music stages, family activities, the Village Brewery Beer Gardens, and browse the marketplace for that little something special.
Here’s a map of the closures they have planned. Cheers!