FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIMCOE PRIDE WEEK 2015
SIMCOE COUNTY, ON — July 14, 2015 — Simcoe Pride announces the fourth annual Simcoe Pride Week, taking place from July 30 to August 8, 2015.
Simcoe Pride 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 Week has municipal support from 17 communities by proclamation, including proclamations and 15 flag raisings. The year’s theme, “Freedom To Be,” has helped shape the ten day festival and hopes to bring our community together.
Simcoe Pride Week 2015 is a ten-day-long festival of events throughout Simcoe County including:
July 30, 2014 – Opening Ceremony and Flag Raisings
July 31, 2014 – Flag Raisings and Pride Party
August 1, 2014 – Pride in the Park
August 2, 2014 – Dusk-till-Dawn Movie Night in Oro-Medonte
August 3, 2014 – Casino Meet in Rama
August 4, 2014 – Flag Raisings
August 5, 2014 – Beyond Safe (Candlelight Vigil) in Barrie
August 6, 2014 – Arts and Culture Night and Silent Auction at the Midland Cultural Centre
August 7, 2014 – Health and Wellness Day with workshops at Georgian College in Barrie
August 8, 2014 – 1st Annual Simcoe County LGBT Community Awards Gala at the Farmhouse in Barrie
This year’s sponsors include Social Quotient, Empowering Our Youth, Spalsh Events and Decor, Pratt Homes, Midas Barrie (Bayfield Street), OSSTF (District 17 Human Rights Committee), Kawartha Dairy, NAPA Auto, The Original Flag Store, Muskoka Pride, Georgian Pride and many more. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for local businesses, individuals and groups to show their Pride by supporting the week or the Awards Gala. To learn more visit simcoepride.com/support-pride or gofundme.com/SP2015.
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For more information, please contact:
J. Andrew Baker
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