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Edmonton’s NextGen + Pride Parade 2012

 

June 18, 2012 – UPDATE:

Edmonton’s NextGen is thrilled to received the award for “Best Overall Float” in the 2012 Pride Parade, presented by the Edmonton Pride Festival Society. A HUGE thanks goes to our more than 40 volunteers who walked, danced, and cheered along the parade route to help NextGen celebrate Edmonton’s diverse LGBT community.

Our float would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors:  City of Edmonton, Allstar Show Industries, interVivos, Progress Unlimited, Ampersand Grey, Regency Developments, Bottom Line Productions, Notables, Gateway Press, and Broadway Across Canada.

Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (MT)

Join Edmonton’s NextGen for its second time in the Edmonton Pride Parade on Saturday, June 9, 2012. We’re thrilled to participate in one of the best parties of the summer and celebrate Edmonton as a diverse and welcoming community for the next generation.

First 50 to register receive a limited edition NextGen t-shirt to wear during the event. Register today at http://nextgeninprideparade2012.eventbrite.com/.

Parade Staging will be between 11:00 am and 11:30 am on 108 Street between Jasper Avenue and 102 Avenue.  Upon arrival, please find someone in a NextGen t-shirt to check-in and sign a waiver.  Please be on time so that we can get lined up.

The Parade route starts on 108 Street and 102 Avenue and travels east on 102 Avenue to 99 Street. The parade will take up both lanes of 102 Avenue.

After the Parade all participants are encouraged to gather with us at Churchill Square to continue the festivities. Celebration on the Square includes the main stage, beer gardens, business and community information booths, merchandise and food vendors, and various forms of entertainment.

For more information on the Edmonton Pride Festival, visit http://edmontonpride.ca.

Here’s a gallery of great pictures of NextGen at Pride in 2011.

 

Edmonton’s NextGen + Pride Parade 2011

Saturday, June 11th was NextGen’s debut in the Edmonton Pride Parade! We were excited to be one of 60 entries – up from 35 last year – in the parade downtown along 102 Avenue and to participate in the celebrations on Churchill Square with 20,000 people.

Thank you to all those who joined in on the fun and helped us show our support.

NextGen plans to be a part of it again next year in an even bigger way, so watch for information in Spring 2012.

For more information on other Edmonton Pride Festival events this week, visit http://edmontonpride.ca.