Premier Rachel Notley to attend Calgary Pride Parade

Aug 24 2016, 8:22 pm

Premier Rachel Notley announced that she plans to attend the Calgary Pride Parade when it hits the city on Sunday, September 4.

Notley says she’s looking forward to taking part in the parade that celebrates the strives the LGBTQ community continues to make for equal rights.

“Our government stands with you in ensuring safe and inclusive schools for our kids, protecting gender identity and expression in law, and fostering an inclusive province where all Albertans have opportunities to succeed,” Notley says in a statement.

The Calgary Pride Parade is preceded by a series of over 30 events that start on August 26, including gay bingo, history walks, a black tie affair, and a dyke and trans march.

This year’s parade, which is grand marshalled by non-binary singer-songwriter Rae Spoon, is expected to draw 4,000 participants and 60,000 spectators.