Pride in the 905 is right around the corner. Pflag Canada York Region is proud to announce the expansion of its Stand Proud York Region celebrations with the introduction of Family Pride. This event will be one of the many Pride celebrations in York Region throughout the month of June.
This new event is a family-friendly Pride event hosted by Pflag Canada York Region with support from the Town of Richmond Hill. Family Pride celebrations will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Town Park, located at 43 Church Street South (adjacent to Elgin Barrow Arena) in Richmond Hill
This new event provides families with a fun and welcoming safe space where they can teach their kids about inclusion and the diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. It will also be host to various LGBTQ-friendly vendors, tasty food, sports, face painting, crafts, games and fun for all ages!
In 2016, Pflag hosted six Pride flag raisings across York Region, including a Pride church service and vigil to honour the victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. As visibility of the LGBTQ community continues to grow in York Region, so do Pflag’s Stand Proud York Region celebrations.