Written by Erica Spina on 11.08.15

The second week of August kicks off with Montreal’s Pride week, or how we are calling it in Québec: Fierté Montréal. The event takes place for a full week from August 10 to August 16, 2015. Fierté Montréal is a colourful event, filled with different activities. Founded in 2007, Montreal Pride is now one of the largest LGBT events that takes place in the Francophone world. The organization has a mission, and it is to show support and create awareness for the LGBT communities. They also want to spread hope for everyone around the world who is still facing injustice.


Every year, Montreal Pride has an attendance of about 400,000 people, both from Montreal and visitors from different countries. It is a week filled with events, which includes Community Day and the Pride Parade.


Community Day

Get involved, get educated, and get entertained! The LGBT Community Day takes place the day before the big parade. From 11:00am to 5:00pm on August 15, 2015, Saint-Catherine will be lined up with different kiosks. Community Day gives the opportunity to discover organizations, community groups, businesses, and sports teams run by and/or catering to the LGBT community.


Pride Parade

The Pride Parade closes off the week of events. The parade will take place on August 16, 2015 at 1:00pm. The scheduled route will begin on the corner of Guy Street and end at Place Émilie-Gamelin where the celebration continues at the Mega T-Dance until closing.


Just like the event itself, the Pride Parade will be grand! The parade will feature different floats from local sports teams, cultural and community groups and other LGBT organizations. Every float is encouraged to be decorated around this year’s theme “Our Flag, Our Energy: Yellow.”


Throughout the parade, there will be a series of awards given out to the best floats. Some of the special award categories include: Most Crowd-Pleasing Float, Best Expression of the 2015 Theme, Best Choreography by a Group, Best Costume and Make-up, Community Group Float of the year, and Corporate Float of the year.


Check out the Fierté Montréal website for information and schedule of events.

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