Muskoka Pride Sees Support Throughout Muskoka
Once again, all of the communities in Muskoka have raised the Rainbow Pride flag in celebration of the Muskoka Pride Festival, which runs July 19 – 28.
The Townships of Muskoka Lakes, Georgian Bay, and Lake of Bays, Wahta First Nation, and the towns of Huntsville, Bracebridge, and Gravenhurst all raised the flag again this year.
The ceremonies were attended by mayors, members of Council, municipal staff, who all extended their best wishes for a successful week of Pride events.
For Merv Taylor-Morin, President of Muskoka Pride, the flag raisings are a symbol of acceptance of the LGBTQ population of Muskoka. “It says to the people in Muskoka that our community is diverse and inclusive, an important message for residents and visitors,” he said.
The Muskoka Pride Festival continues with events all week throughout Muskoka and concludes on Sunday with the 2nd annual Parade on Manitoba Street at 11:30am and the 11th annual Muskoka Pride Picnic at Memorial Park in downtown Bracebridge from noon to 4pm.
To see a full schedule of events go to www.muskokapride.com or click “Events” on the Muskoka Pride Facebook Page.