Pride Walk organisers say event is coming together well

Mayor Lori Ackerman and council, along with members of the FSJ Pride Committee with the Pride Week Proclamation. Photo by Chris Newton

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Energetic City’s first-ever Pride Walk is shaping up to be a bigger event than originally anticipated.

Fort St. John Pride Committee board member Kerry France says that since the Pride Walk was announced over two weeks ago, a number of local sponsors have jumped on board to help make the event possible. In addition to sponsorship from the BCGEU and CUPE, the North Peace Savings and Credit Union has gotten on board to provide tents to the post-walk event in Centennial Park. Papa John’s and Urban Systems have also gotten on board to provide food and refreshments to the gathering in the park, which will have face-painting, music, and other activities.

France says that currently, at least 150 people have expressed interest in showing up to the walk, which begins on Saturday, June 25th and Fort St. John City Hall at 12:00 PM. She added that the numbers of those interested in attending have been steadily increasing, especially in recent days. The Fort St. John Library will be offering pin-making for the event by donation right up until the start of the walk on Sunday.

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