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Ottawa – As Capital Pride launches its 2018 Festival, members of the media are invited to attend flag raising ceremonies where Pride Week will be proclaimed.

Mayor Jim Watson and Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin will raise the Pride flag in Ottawa and Gatineau, respectively.

What:            Flag raising ceremonies launching the 2018 Capital Pride Festival

Date:              Monday, August 20, 2018

Gatineau 10:00 AM
Remarks by Spokesperson Davy Sabourin and Mayor Maxime
Maison du Citoyen, 25 Laurier, Gatineau

Ottawa 12 noon
Remarks by Chairperson Toby Whitfield, Mayor Jim Watson and other
elected representatives
Festival Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa

Who:              Speakers include Mayor Jim Watson, Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Capital Pride                             Chair Toby Whitfield, and other elected representatives.

Capital Pride spokespeople will be available following the formal remarks.

The 2018 Capital Pride Festival takes place August 19-26, 2018 and includes two days of mainstage programming with rock icon Bif Naked and pop iconoclast Brooke Candy, an expanded street festival, 15 signature events, over 75 community events, and a parade of over 150 groups. See the 2018 pride guide here. Media passes for the Pride Pageant and Mainstage are available here.


Anastasia Pitcher, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, 613-680-3033, ext. 104 | [email protected]

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