Halifax Pride 2014

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

HRM Police leading the way to the start of the Pride parade.

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.

Along South Street Just before the parade started. There were quite a few people already waiting by 1 pm.

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.

Alex MacDonald on her way to the 27th Annual Pride Parade in Downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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

A pretty little pup poses with his pride bow.

and another person I just stopped along the parade route.

Just a random person I asked for a picture of because I loved her outfit!

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!

Jaide.

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About Jaidemoon

Sylvia lives in Halifax NS in a well known neighbourhood called Spryfield Sylvia is also known in many writing circles as Lila Mosher. (her chosen pen name) She is in the process of getting her 1st book published, from a series called Steppin' Out that she's been working on for a few years (So far she's completed 4 books and the 5th one is almost done.) She's accomplished getting poetry published in the past but the most recent accomplishment was getting an article published in the Nova Scotia Advocate. (Something she's wanted to do for years) Sylvia has 2 children at home and is a altruistic lady who is forever trying to assist those in her community, she volunteers for the local food bank in her area and helps rescue cats though a rescue group she runs with her aunt called "Halicats". She firmly believes that kindness is a commodity and should be given freely. "I once was told as a teen... 'When storm clouds come rolling in, try to be someones rainbow.' I still try to do this on a daily basis." S. White. Sylvia Or Jaide in here has quite the following with her written works including a fan fiction series called Generation Ork. and several other stories that you can find on line. Check them out in the links on her blog.
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