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Pride Winnipeg wrapped up its 30th festival in the streets of Winnipeg.

On June 4, the annual Pride parade marched from Memorial Park outside of the Manitoba Legislature to The Forks, where festivities continued at the main stage.

Pride Winnipeg wrapped up its 30th festival in the streets of Winnipeg. On June 4, the annual Pride parade marched from Memorial Park outside of the Manitoba Legislature to The Forks, where festivities continued at the main stage.
DANIELLE DA SILVA – SOU’WESTERPride Winnipeg wrapped up its 30th festival in the streets of Winnipeg. On June 4, the annual Pride parade marched from Memorial Park outside of the Manitoba Legislature to The Forks, where festivities continued at the main stage.

Kelly Houle, co-director of Two-Spirited People of Manitoba, was this year’s parade grand marshal. Mason Godwaldt, 18, joined Houle as honorary youth marshal.

Thousands of people lined Portage Avenue to take in the parade, and floats representing organizations such as Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata, The Manitoba Teachers Society, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, and many others, entertained audiences with vibrant displays, performances, and music.

Organizers from Pride Winnipeg said this year’s parade was the longest the city has hosted. Winnipeg’s first Pride Day march was held Aug. 2, 1987.

 

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