Pridefest Shows Its Colours

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A little extra colour in the Sault this morning and we don’t mean the leaves changing on the trees.

The second annual Sault Pride Fest kicked off this morning with a ceremonial flag raising at the steps of the Civic Centre.

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Event organizer Teddy Syrette opened the event with Brief remarks given by Batchewana Elder Barbara Day, Chief of Batchewana First Nation Dean Sayers and Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie Christian Provenzano.

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About 50 supporters including local federal election candidates, Liberal Terry Sheehan and NDP Skip Morrison attended the event. Sault Pride Fest started last year with a three day festival, this year it expands to a full week.

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Tuesday September 8th
6:30 PM – Open Mic NIght at the Gore Street Cafe (164 Gore Street) – FREE FOR ALL AGES

Wednesday September 9th
6:30 PM – Gen Silent Movie Viewing & Panel at Sault College, RM 1030 (443 Northern Avenue). This event is sponsored by Welcome Friend Association and Rainbow Health Ontario – FREE FOR ALL AGES

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Thursday September 10th
4:00 PM – FREE Anonymous Sexual Health Clinic at Algoma Public Health (294 Willow Avenue)

6:00 PM – Sault Pride Coffee Night at Shabby Motley Handcraft (356 Queen Street East) ALL AGES WELCOME

Friday September 11th
9:00 AM – Info Expo at Sault College – Essar Hall (443 Northern Avenue) FREE FOR ALL AGES

9:00 PM – 80’s Dance Party at Algoma Water Tower Inn & Suites – Pavilion Ballroom (360 Great Northern Road) $5 Admission, 19+ Event.

Saturday September 12th
10:00 AM* – Children’s Story TIme at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library – Main Branch (50 East Street) Families with small children.

8:00 PM – Youth Dance at the Neighborhood Resource Centre (138 Gore Street) Ages 13-18.

9:00 PM – Lounge Night at Lop Lops Lounge (651 Queen Street East) 19+ Event

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Sunday September 13th
11:30 AM Sharp – Sault Pride March at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (50 Pim Street) FREE FOR ALL AGES. Please show up well before 11:30 AM before the march. March will end at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion.

12:00 PM – Loud & Proud Community Event at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion (65 Foster Drive)

Many of our events are open to anyone (straight people too), unless it is an age specific or 19+ event.

Please refer to this page and the Sault Pride Community page for more Pridefest updates.

Sault Pride would like to thank all of our sponsors, private donors and community partnerships for making this festival happen.

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