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OTTAWA – Following two years of virtual celebrations, today Capital Pride is pleased to announce the return of the Capital Pride Festival from Sunday, August 21, to Sunday, August 28, 2022. This year’s festival theme is All Together Now and speaks to the community reuniting to celebrate and advocate.

“Planning is well underway for our 2022 Capital Pride Festival and we look forward to hosting  8 days of great programming for the entire community,” said Toby Whitfield, Executive Director of Capital Pride. “We hope this year’s Festival will be an opportunity to come together to celebrate but also that it will serve as a platform for continued advocacy for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.”

Today the following new programming and plans for an expanded Festival Weekend can also be announced: 

  • A new public art project will take place throughout the week and feature art installations reflecting this year’s theme, All Together Now! 
  • The annual Capital Pride Pageant is on the move, now taking place at Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre on Thursday, August 25 with contestants competing to be crowned the next Ms. Capital Pride, Mr. Capital Pride and Mx. Capital Pride. 
  • Festival Weekend returns to Bank Street from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28 with three nights of live entertainment, an expanded street festival and a new Family Zone at Dundonald Park. 
  • Festival Weekend will feature live entertainment across three stages: the TD Main Stage at Bank Street & Slater Street, the Somerset DJ Stage at Bank Street and Somerset Street, and a Community Stage at Bank Street & Laurier Street. 

About the 2022 Theme: All Together Now!

This year’s theme “All Together Now” is an invitation to the community to celebrate and advocate. The Capital Pride Festival brings our communities together. After a challenging two years, we are excited to celebrate All Together Now! This is our opportunity to reconnect and celebrate the full diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community!  

At the same time, Pride is rooted in activism. When we come together, we reflect on the challenges our communities face and the progress that has been achieved—and we continue to advocate for action locally and around the world.  

Our communities are stronger when we are all together.

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