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Kelowna Pride Week postponed until September

Over 12,000 people took part in the Pride March in downtown Kelowna in 2019.
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April 27, 2020 - 2:44 PM

Along with so many other events that have been cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19, Kelowna Pride Week is being rescheduled.

Kelowna Pride Week has been moved to Sept. 19 to 27.

“We will celebrate Pride one way or another in Kelowna this year, but we will only do so in a way that is safe and in keeping with the required health protocols,” Dustyn Baulkham, Kelowna Pride Society’s general manager, said in a news release. “Obviously, this is a dynamic situation, and we’re not sure what next week is going to look like, never mind September.”

But he is determined that Pride Week will take place and is working with the City of Kelowna and other partners to find innovative ways to make that happen, which includes a possible virtual celebration.

Last year’s Pride Week was the largest ever and was scheduled for June 6 to 14 this year.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, it became clear to us that an in-person Pride celebration this June was not feasible,” Baulkham said in the release.”

For more information on Kelowna Pride Society, go here.

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