I would like to take a moment to wish all members of our LGBTTQ+ community a happy Capital Pride week. I had the pleasure of joining not one, but two, pride flag raising ceremonies at the beginning of the week with both Ottawa Public Health and Fierté Capital Pride.
If you haven’t had a chance to participate in any events yet this week, do not fret, as festivities will continue into the weekend, closing off with the parade, rain or shine, this Sunday from 1:00-3:00 featuring Stittsville’s own Charlie Lowthian-Rickert who I had the pleasure of meeting earlier this week.
Charlie is acting as Grand Marshall in this year’s parade and she would be honoured to see some familiar faces in the crowd.
Allies and LGBTTQ+ members alike are welcome to close off this week of celebrating inclusivity, gender diversity, and human rights.
Please take a moment to tell an LGBTTQ+ member close to you that you love them and I look forward to seeing some of you this Sunday!