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Yarmouth preparing to celebrate with 1st Pride Day on Sept. 16

The Pharmasave in Yarmouth has this display in its window encouraging people to treat others without judgment or prejudice.
The Pharmasave in Yarmouth has this display in its window encouraging people to treat others without judgment or prejudice.

YARMOUTH, N.S. – Yarmouth is hosting its first Pride event on Saturday, Sept. 16, with a parade starting at 2 p.m. and activities and festivities afterwards.

The parade starts at 2 p.m. The route starts on Argyle Street and will continue along Main Street, ending at Coronation Park (Milton ballfield) where festivities will continue until 7 p.m. You can visit the Pride event Facebook page for more info.

As of earlier in the week the participants for the parade included:

1. RCMP escort
2. Grand Marshall – Trevor Lee
3. Mayor – Pam Mood. Town Crier – David Ollie
4. LGBTQ+ Alliance Yarmouth Float
5. Yarmouth Big Bounce
6. PSAC Atlantic – Wayne Kelly
7. Sound of Colour – Elizabeth Wright
8. Tyler Muise
9. Arthur Berry
10. Lawtons
11. Yarmouth Mall
12. Seafest Princess – Kristin Fitzgerald
13. Seafest Queen – Hannah Wallace
14. Fierte Dragons SAU – Erin Wahlgemoth
15. CUPE Nova Scotia – Jim Laverie
16. Teachers Union
17. Southwest Labour Group – Lynette Hayward-Byrd
18. Telus/GBS technology – Jeffrey Barr
19. Tri-County Womens Centre – Bernadette
20. East Coast Lesbian Campout
21. Red Knight
22. Susan Surette
23. Perky Owl
24. SHYFT House – Adam Dolliver
25. Halifax Pride – Adam Reed
26. Feminist
27. NSCC – Mary Thompson
28. Coles/Indigo books – Brandy Berry
29. RBC – Candice Keech
30. Kidzact
31. Ilonka Alexandre
32. Laine House – Leanne Doucette
33. Kisit Tax co. & Horses – Mary D’entremont
34. Superstore – Samantha Muise
35. Beacon Church vehicle #1 – Jack Murphy
36. Lake Lawn Motel
37. DAL Nurses
38. Yarmouth Citizen Band – Melanie Cotter
39 .Youth Project
40. Kikas Closet – Krista Morris
41. Emma Doucette & Makayla Menezes
42. Yarmouth Cheer
43. Drumlin GSA – Rhoda Mosley
44 .Boston Pizza – Maia Goodwin
45. Rudders
46. Conservatives
47. Beacon Church vehicle #2
48.  Becky Rhyno & Pam Harding
49. Kelly-Ann Perry
50. NDP
51. EHS
52. Yarmouth Fire Department

(Note: The Yarmouth Vanguard will be covering the parade. Watch for lots of photo and video on our website. We'll put links to our Facebook page as well.)

A GoFundMe campaign has also been launched to help with costs associated with the event.:

Committee members gathered at Milton ball field (Coronation Park) on at 9 a.m. on Saturday and welcoming volunteers anytime between 9:30 a.m. and beyond. Those wanting to help can show up and find a volunteer wearing an event shirt. A job will be provided. Line-up time for parade entrants is noon on Argyle Street at noon.

Meanwhile, planning for next year will begin shortly after the parade.

Those interested in helping for 2018 can contact the committee to be added to the list.

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