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Capital Pride Reports on Record-Breaking Year

May 27, 2019

For immediate release Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride today published its annual report for 2017-18 which saw the largest Pride Festival yet in the National Capital Region – traditional territory of the Algonquin people. “Our 2017-2018 annual report is a testament to the power of community” says Capital Pride Chairperson Davy Sabourin. “The report not…

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Statement: Blood donation deferral period drops to three months: a step in the right direction, falls short on achieving equality

May 10, 2019

Capital Pride welcomes the announcement made by Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, wherein she informed Canadians of Health Canada’s decision to require men who have sex with men to abstain for three months before they can be eligible to donate blood, rather than one year. The Canadian Red Cross Society introduced a donor eligibility…

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Job Opportunity: 2019 Summer Interns

April 30, 2019

Volunteer Coordinator Capital Pride is seeking a summer intern to fill the role of Volunteer Coordinator and help plan and execute the 2019 Capital Pride Festival. The Coordinator will manage Pride’s Volunteer Program, work with the Operations Team to develop comprehensive event and volunteer plans, recruit over 150 volunteers and prepare a training program. Position…

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Capital Pride Annual General Meeting celebrates 2018 success & Pride’s building momentum

March 11, 2019

For immediate release: Capital Pride announces new executive officers, updates bylaws to recognize two-spirit community members first for all future references to 2SLGBTQ+. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride has concluded its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2018 – a record-setting year for Pride to build on as the organization moves forward. Capital Pride’s finalized annual…

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Capital Pride Launches First-Ever WinterPride

February 6, 2019

Capital Prides invites the National Capital Region to show their pride during Winterlude; with a week of brand new programming, performances, learning opportunities and activism. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride launches its WinterPride today, taking place February 6th through 10th, co-produced in partnership with Canadian Heritage and Winterlude (Capital Experience). WinterPride will honour the 50th…

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Capital Pride Announces First-Ever “WinterPride”

December 13, 2018

For immediate releaseThursday, December 13, 2018 Following the region’s largest Pride festival yet in summer 2018, Capital Pride teams up with Canadian Heritage and Winterlude to co-produce 5 days of winter programming including a march commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexual acts in Canada. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride announced today it…

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Capital Pride committed to working to end transphobia in all its forms

November 20, 2018

Trans Day of Remembrance is a day to mourn and commemorate people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. Capital Pride grieves the pain of members of our communities who are subject to trauma, oppression, illness, abuse and harassment. In Canada, more than one third of trans youth report being physically threatened or injured…

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Capital Pride hosts its annual Pride Parade, including a record over 150 groups participating, and a number of VIPs

August 26, 2018

Ottawa – With the 2018 Capital Pride Festival approaching its final day, members of the media are invited to attend the 2018 Pride Parade. The event will include over 150 groups, including community groups, sports teams, embassies, local businesses, and many other groups. There will be a large marching procession, including floats, vehicles, live music,…

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Capital Pride launches its biggest Pride Weekend ever, featuring two days of Mainstage programming and an expanded street fair

August 25, 2018

Ottawa – As Capital Pride launches its 2018 Festival Weekend, members of the media are invited to attend the festivities. Capital Pride Festival Weekend will launch, with its first-ever two day music festival across three different stages featuring iconic performers, legendary drag superstars and a street fair spanning the entire Gay Village.   What: Capital…

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