FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIERTÉ SIMCOE PRIDE 2016
SIMCOE COUNTY, ON — July 21, 2016 -- Fierté Simcoe Pride (FSP) announces the fifth annual county-wide Pride, taking place from July 27 to August 6, 2016.
FSP formed in 2012 with the vision of a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports and unites the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and allied (LGBTA) community. This year’s Pride has municipal support from 20 communities, including 19 proclamations and 17 flag raisings. The theme for the fifth anniversary Pride is “Celebrate,” which recognizes the accomplishements the LGBT community has made locally, nationally, and internationally.
Fierté Simcoe Pride 2016 is an eleven-day-long festival of events throughout Simcoe County including:
July 27 – Flag Raising in Collingwood followed by the Opening Ceremony at the County of Simcoe
July 28 – Flag Raisings in CFB Borden, Wasaga Beach, Tiny, Tay, Midland, and Penetanguishene
July 28 – Pride Party kick-off at the Lion’s Gate in Barrie
July 29 – Flag Raisings in Barrie, Innsifil, Bradford West Gwillimbury, New Tecumseth, and Essa
July 31 – Dusk-till-Dawn Movie Night at the Drive-In in Oro-Medonte
August 2– Flag Raisings in Oro-Medonte, Orilla, and Ramara
August 3– Candlelight Vigil in Barrie
August 4 – First ever Trans Pride March in Simcoe County, held in Orillia
August 5 – Arts and Culture Night with asilent auction at the Orillia Museum of Art and History
August 6 – The 2nd annual Simcoe County LGBT Community Awards Gala at the GBNFC in Midland
Individuals, groups, and businesses can still help contribute by making a donation at www.gofundme.com/fsp2016. Through the many donors and sponsors, as well as volunteers, Pride has been made possible.
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