Pride Flag flying over Province House in Halifax with up to 100,000 expected to participate in annual parade on Saturday.
Halifax (22 July 2010) - Pride Week is in full swing and for the first time ever the Pride Flag is flying over Province House in downtown Halifax.
As always, the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) will have a large, visible presence during the annual parade, which will wind its way through downtown Halifax on Saturday (July 24) between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
“It is really a lot of fun,” says Don Goss, a clerk at the Halifax offices of the education department and the NSGEU’s second vice president.
“This year we’re expecting between 75,000 and 100,000 people at Halifax’s Pride Parade,” he says. “It’s just a great feeling to ride along on a float and have thousands of people cheering and hollering and clapping for you.”
NSGEU and other unions in the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour are are co-sponsoring a float this year. The parade marshalling starts at 11:30 am at Cornwallis and Upper Water streets.
"We’ll have NSGEU t-shirts for you to wear, along with plenty of NSGEU Pride flags, candies and even fortune cookies for you to hand out to the spectators lining the streets," the union says.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE
To take part in either the parade or the float decorating, contact Gina Boyd of NSGEU's Human Rights Committee: Gina.Boyd@iwk.nshealth.ca