A noon hour march along the downtown boardwalk celebrated the LGBTQI community (Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer,Questioning and Intersex) .
Sault Pridefest kicked off Thursday of last week and wrapped Sunday night with . The event is the second annual and has expanded from a three day festival that began last year, a milestone for Sault Ste. Marie hosting a Pride Festival for the first time.
The walk that began at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre attracted about 100 or so participants including a few political types, Terry Sheehan and Skip Morrison walked along the route taking the crowd to the Loud and Proud family day at Bondar Pavilion.
Some of the events staged this year included a Coffee Night at Shabby Motley Handcraft, a Silent Movie Viewing & Panel at Sault College and an Anonymous Sexual Health Clinic with Algoma Public Health. Events ranged from free to admission and included family and adult nights including an Open Mic Night at the Gore Street Cafe and a 80’s Dance Party at the Algoma’s Water Tower Inn.
Pride week kicked off with a flag raising ceremony at the Civic Centre on Thursday.