Halifax boasts the 4th largest Pride Parade in Canada and this year was no exception. The 27th annual pride parade is a colorful festivity that promotes acceptance, tolerance and freedom to be yourself. It started off with the HRM Police leading the way
and the rainbows flowed for 45 glorious minutes down South street where I had myself stationed with my daughter who was excited to see all the pretty colors.
I managed to snap a few wonderful pictures of locals on their way or at the parade and I love some of the originality to some of the costumes people wore.
Alex MacDonald was one of these parade goers.
Her bright hair is what caught my attention and I asked for a picture while we were on the transit. She happily obliged. (People in Halifax are for the most part very friendly!)
There were several others who participate when I stopped and asked for a picture including a young lady’s dog
and another person I just stopped along the parade route.
You got to love the people here!
The flow of music, enthusiasm and colorful floats made the hot day quite entertaining as we watched the very large and colorful flag as it was carried by. NSCC wasn’t too far behind with their own crew toting a large banner in the familiar rainbow colors. I was also very pleased to see my own regular job (Stock Transportation) sporting a bus all dolled up with flags. Hal-Con was also among the crowd and all the participants had some amazing costumes.
When the parade was all said and done we moseyed our way into the garrison and look around at the vendors and listened to some of the music that was being played, enjoyed the views as some of the more elaborate costumes were from parade goers over the participants. So I must say again Halifax did a bang up job of this year’s parade! Maybe one day we will be able to boast we’re the number 1 largest parade!