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iN PHOTOS: Hundreds show their Pride in Kelowna

Dozens of people brought signs to show their support.
June 22, 2019 - 1:06 PM

KELOWNA -  In 1969, the LGBT community struck a major blow in the fight for equal rights at the Stonewall riots. 50 years later, the Pride Festival marked the important occasion with a massive turnout.

Hundreds of people filled Stuart Park on June 22 for the Kelowna Pride March. Participants brought signs, flags, and makeup to show their support for the LGBT community.

Quite the turnout.
Quite the turnout.

Marchers moved from Stuart Park to City Park for an afternoon of food, music, and memorabilia.

People filled Stuart Park to show their Pride.
People filled Stuart Park to show their Pride.

Mayor Colin Basran was one of many speakers at the event. He thanked the community for giving him a chance to participate in the festival.

"Let's continue to work together and be a shining light," he said.

Hugs abounded at Pride.
Hugs abounded at Pride.

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