Pride Week Underway With Flag Raisings
Once again, all of the communities in Muskoka have raised the Rainbow Pride flag in celebration of Muskoka Pride Week, which runs July 18 – 26. All the municipalities in Muskoka and the Wahta First Nation, raised the flag again this year.
All mayors and members of Council extended their best wishes for a successful and unique week of Pride events.
Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith expressed his pleasure in raising the Rainbow Pride flag, saying that Bracebridge “celebrates diversity, and we want to be as welcoming a community as we can.”
In Gravenhurst, Deputy-Mayor Graeme Murray welcomed the small group on behalf of the Town of Gravenhurst.
For Merv Taylor-Morin, President of Muskoka Pride, the flag raisings “says to the people in Muskoka that our community is diverse and inclusive, an important message for residents and visitors.”
He stressed the need for the flag raising’s visibility within Muskoka. “It’s important for all people to see it and know that they’re welcome in their own communities.”
This year’s Pride Week theme is “Socially distanced…but still Fabulous!” which reflects the efforts made by the planning committee to ensure safety, while providing a mixture
of both virtual and in-person socially distanced events.
To see a full schedule of events go to MuskokaPride.com