Pride flag raised in Powell River

PROUD MOMENT: Members of Powell River’s LGBTQ community and its allies, including North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney [left, first photo] and City of Powell River councillor CaroleAnn Leishman [right, first photo], were at city hall on August 19 to raise the Pride flag. The flag will fly during Pride celebrations throughout the week.

This year’s Pride celebrations kicked off Friday, August 16, at the Blackberry Festival Street Party, where the pride society hosted a table. On Wednesday, August 21, the group is hosting a queer-focused potluck from 5 to 8:30 pm at Trinity Hall, United Church, at 6932 Crofton Street.

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Pride in the Park, an all ages party for the whole family takes place on Saturday, August 24, at Larry Gouthro Park from 11 am to 3 pm.

Those interested in getting involved or volunteering can contact the society through its website at

Sara Donnelly photo

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