Local Pride celebration gearing up


Borderland Pride festivities are getting underway with PRIDE WEEK+ officially starting this Sunday.

Coun. Douglas Judson of Borderland Pride commended the councils of Rainy River and Morely for joining Fort Frances in declaring June 2-9 as Pride Week during Monday evening’s council meeting here.

“It is mission critical to our collective future that we assert our communities as welcoming and accepting places that all types of families, new professionals, and entrepreneurs can call their home and put down roots in, confident in the love and respect they will receive.” Coun. Judson remarked.

“It is especially important for our community leaders to be the standard bearers of that effort and to help build that safe haven for young people.”

Coun. Judson said he attended Rainy River’s first-ever Pride Walk on Saturday where over 70 proper took to the streets to show their support for diversity and inclusion.

“What is notable about this is that Toronto Pride-which is one of the largest Pride Festival’s in the world-have been parading down their end of Young Street for decades but Rainy River made history by bringing Pride for the first time to the other end, way up here, 1,800 km away,” he enthused.

The PRIDE WEEK+ activities kick off with a Pride church service this Sunday at the Knox United Church from 10-11 a.m.

All are encouraged to attend.