Peterborough-Nogojiwanong Pride Week takes place this year from September 16th – 25th.
The annual Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, September 24th starting at 2pm at Peterborough City Hall, located at 500 George St N, Peterborough ON, K9H 3R9. A road closure will be in effect along the parade route, with George St. from McDonnell to Murray closed at 12pm noon and rolling closures from 2pm-3pm southbound on George St. to King Street and east over to Millennium Park. There will be no parking on George Street between McDonnel and Murray Streets from noon to 2:30pm and south along the parade route from 1pm until approx. 3pm.
This is the 20th year of Pride in Peterborough. This year’s theme for 2022 is “Joy & Resistance.”
“Pride started as a riot. An act of resistance against police violence, racism and transphobia, against erasure. Many of us have gained the ability to unapologetically and joyfully be ourselves, without the fear of violence or criminalization. This isn’t true for everyone and many do not have this luxury. We invite everyone to embrace the theme of Pride Week, take action and make it your own. We invite everyone to embrace the theme of Pride Week, take action and make it your own.” – Peterborough Pride
For more explanation of Peterborough Pride’s choice of theme, please visit this link: Peterborough-Nogojiwanong Pride Theme.
Plans are in the works for over 20 community run virtual and in-person gatherings that folks can participate in safely. Out of an abundance of caution, Peterborough-Nogojiwanong Pride encourages participants to wear masks at all events to help protect themselves and others. Pride Week events will continue to provide space for participants to gather, share ideas, speak their minds, support each other, and have fun in a safe and accepting environment.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to show their Pride and express their feelings by decorating their homes and businesses to signal that they are part of a welcoming community where nobody needs to feel alone or unsafe.
The annual Pride Week celebration is the product of considerable time and dedication from many volunteers and support from the City, community organizations, unions, local businesses, and the broader community. That work and support is greatly appreciated.
A full list of events can be found here: Peterborough-Nogojiwanong Pride Week Events 2022
To learn more about Peterborough-Nogojiwanong Pride Week 2022 go to peterboroughpride.ca or find more information on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For requests, questions, or to arrange an interview, email firstname.lastname@example.org.