Surrey celebrates pride with first-ever parade

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The Surrey Pride Society celebrates Pride in Metro Vancouver’s second largest city.

While the Surrey School District has already made history in that city for its district-wide LGBTQ and allies Pride Prom this past Monday, organizers are gearing up for the first ever Surrey Pride Parade on Sunday.

Part of the Surrey Pride festivities this week, the Surrey Pride Parade will start at Surrey City Hall Plaza, and wind its way along University Boulevard to the Surrey Pride Festival at Holland Park. The march will begin at 11:30am.

“We invite you to walk with us, as we create history,” say Surrey Pride organizers.

Now in its 17th year, Surrey Pride celebrates in Metro Vancouver’s second largest city with a series of events through the week:

Bowling for Pride (Thursday, June 23)

This third annual Pride bowling challenge takes place at Sandcastle Bowl Bar& Grill (1938 152nd St, White Rock) with teams vying for the coveted trophy and bragging rights for the year.

Dinner and Dancing (Friday, June 24)

Vlassis Greek Taverna (10026 King George Blvd , Surrey) is host to a semi-formal dinner and dance event that includes a fixed dinner menu and dancing after.

Surrey Pride Parade (Sunday, June 26)

The first annual Surrey Pride Parade will kick-off at Surrey City Hall Plaza (13450 104 Ave, Surrey) beginning at 11:30am and make its way to the Pride Festival at Holland Park.

Surrey Pride Festival in Holland Park (Sunday, June 26)

Following the Parade, the week of celebrations ends with the annual Festival in Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey). A fun family event, the afternoon will include entertainment, vendors, a kid’s zone and food.

You can find out more about Surrey Pride 2016 or the Surrey Pride Society online at http://surreypride.ca.

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