Hundreds of thousands of spectators took in the annual Vancouver Pride Parade Aug. 5 on a spectacularly sunny day.
This year's event saw several milestones, including a visit from the premier of British Columbia Christy Clark and, for the first time ever, participation from the Vancouver Canucks professional hockey team. One thing I love about this parade is that all forms of Government were represented including Fire, Police (The Police Chief Marched) , City, etc. Only 2 Corporate sponsors, TD Bank and Telus Communications. The rest was community, Community, Community! Think if the city and the community of the Seafair parade participated in Seattle's Pride. What a sight!
Talackova made international headlines earlier this year when she fought to participate in the Miss Universe Canada Pageant. Talackova was initially refused the right to participate because she wasn't born female. But seriously, have you seen this woman?
Parade MC Joan-E wowed the crowd once again.
After about an hour it was Over. What? That was short but the spectators loved it. The crowd started walking up the street to Sunset Beach. I checked out the booths and it wasn't as crowded as usual. I went back to the street and realized the parade was still going on!
Check Out the Photos and More Video!
|Nice to see by good pal, Michael (w/ partner Tom)- MK/OS|
|the DYKES (and Dudes) on Bikes! MK/OS|
|This Cop was begging to be squirted|
|Bert and Ernie CAUGHT together!|
|One Word: Viagra!|
|"Was that the End"? NOT!|
|the Trojans, You're protected! -MK/OS|
|the Future? - MK/OS|
|the Best ensemble and Body! -MK/OS|