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History made: Justin Trudeau becomes first Prime Minister to walk in Vancouver Pride Parade (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Jul 31, 2016 11:54 pm

On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown to take in the annual Vancouver Pride Parade, except this year many eyes were peeled to the front of the pack in search of one man: Canada’s Prime Minister.

Just as he did in 2015, Justin Trudeau set out to partake in this year’s parade – but this time he made some history in the process, becoming the first sitting Prime Minister to march in the Vancouver Pride Parade.

Along with his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and three kids, Xavier, Ella Grace, and Hadrien, Justin Trudeau walked the entire 20-block route in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood, stopping several times along the way to interact with the crowd.

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“It’s a time where the whole city and families and communities come out. We celebrate the great diversity that is such a strength of our country. We celebrate community, we celebrate family, and all these things together means that we’re going to have a great Pride, and it’s a pleasure for me to be here,” he said before the parade started.

In case you missed them, here are photos and videos of Vancouverites going crazy for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family marching in the 2016 Vancouver Pride Parade:

@justinpjtrudeau arriving. He is now marching down the parade route! #BetterTogether #VanPride2016

A photo posted by Vancouver Pride Society (@vancouverpride) on

Somewhere within that mob is Justin Trudeau #vanpride2016 #pride #primeminister #justintrudeau

A photo posted by Ross (@sonoftailors) on

Canada’s biggest celebrity @justinpjtrudeau #bettertogether #vanpride2016

A video posted by Miranda (@mirmirs) on

Worked all day in the sun but seeing @justinpjtrudeau was well worth it. #vanpride2016

A video posted by kt (@kthamstagram) on

#JustinTrudeau y su familia en el #vanpride2016 #Vancouver #PrideParade #Canada

A photo posted by GAG (@amicsgais) on

#JustinTrudeau y su familia en el #vanpride2016 #Vancouver #PrideParade #Canada

A photo posted by GAG (@amicsgais) on

#vanpride2016 #Vancouver #Canada #JustinTrudeau #bettertogether

A photo posted by GAG (@amicsgais) on

Happy Pride ! @justinpjtrudeau

A photo posted by Sheik Ghafoor (@sheikghafoor) on

T’S DADDY TRUDEAU #justintrudeau #prideparade #loveislove #vanpride2016

A video posted by Chloe Geddes (@chloegeddes) on

Happy Pride, Vancity!! #pride2016 #vancouver #justintrudeau #myboss

A photo posted by Raj B (@mizbee604) on

CANT. BREATHE. @justinpjtrudeau #kingandqueen #justintrudeau

A photo posted by Ted Littlemore (@miladramatic) on

#vancouverpride #vancouver

A photo posted by Marco vancouver bc canada (@marco2000s) on

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