The city’s first ever pride parade went off without a hitch today. Loud and proud but respectful and fun. Lots of good speeches, signs and banners, and a crowd of about 300 enthusiastic marchers enjoying a good day for a walk — rain threatened at the last minute but held off.
Few politicians there in support, though. The mayor was absent, attending to other business. Councillors Donovan Cavers and Nelly Dever, bless ‘em, did attend. NDP candidates Tom Friedman and Kathy Kendall also.
More on who was there and who wasn’t, and why not, in Saturday’s Armchair Mayor.