Pride Festival Spreads to Northern Manitoba

Pride North of 55Pride festivities are headed to northern Manitoba this summer.

The first annual Pride North of 55 will take place June 28 in Thompson’s MacLean Park.

The free public event will be an opportunity to celebrate the LGBTTQ community in another part of the province.

“This is a momentous event for LGBTTQ in the north who have waited years for their chance to celebrate Pride with friends and facilities, ” said Thompson MLA Steve Ashton.

Organizer Michelle Smook is the driving force behind Pride North of 55 committee, working with community liaison director Jason Douglas.

Winnipeg’s own Pride Festival will be held May 23 to June 1.