Pride in Saskatoon is much more than a week-long party in June. It is a celebration of something we feel all year round.
We're proud of our city, and its role in Canadian LGBT history.
We're proud of our community, which is woven into the fabric of the city.
Saskatoon Pride celebrates all that - and more.
Like our community, Saskatoon Pride is diverse and inclusive, with something for everyone. It might be a boat cruise on the scenic South Saskatchewan River, the city's defining landmark. Or family bingo. A fashion show, a lecture and a chance to discover local artwork at a coffeehouse, or a community fair. Or yoga. Not to mention beer gardens, dances, the traditional pride parade and - this year - a detox pool party and barbecue at the Radisson Hotel.
The 2015 Pride Festival, hosted by the Saskatoon Diveristy Network, will be held July 7-14 with activities and events planned all around the city! For a complete list of what's happening and how you can get involved and show your pride, check it out here
Tourism Saskatoon is also pleased to be sponsoring two great events during Pride Week, including the 15th annual Pride Parade (now officially the biggest parade in Saskatoon!) as well as a window display contest!
All participating floats in the parade will be judged by a group of celebrity judges and the winning float will win a $250 donation to their choice of LGBT organization, as well as $250 worth of Boston Pizza gift cards. Plus bragging rights of course :)
Tourism Saskatoon is also hosting a contest, encouraging all businesses in the city to dress up their windows to celebrate Pride Week! It's easy - take a picture of your window display and share it on Facebook or Instagram with the hastag #yxeproud to enter! All photos will be judged during the week of July 7-14 and the winning business will win a $250 donation to their choice of LGBT organization.
If you're coming for Pride, you'll be able to tap into the heart of our community. The Avenue Community Centre is a hub for services. Their website lists a calendar of year-round events as well as community organizations and businesses.