On June 22, 2019, over 12,000 people attended the Kelowna Pride March and Festival. The signifiant growth captured news outlets across Canada, US and UK - depicting the event as the fastest growing Pride event in North America.
Kelowna Pride's Co-President Blake Edwards remarked:
"The signifiant growth in the event is a testament to the community - the parters, volunteers and amazing team with have planning this event. The biggest change this year was the move from August to June to avoid the smokanagan summer. We also teamed up with Tourism Kelowna to push the word out of the region."
Kelowna Pride's General Manager Dustyn Baulkham was brought to tears when you saw the turn out at the event. "It is amazing how far our community has come. I can truly say I've never been prouder to live in a community full of acceptance, inclusion and love."
Kelowna Pride would like to thank everyone one for coming out to the event. And a special thank you to our presenting sponsor TD and the rest of our sponsors and community parters - without you, we would not be able to host an event of this caliber.