KPU to show its Pride this summer at community events

Fri, Jul 5, 2024

Pride Advocacy Group and the Office of Equity and Inclusive Communities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will once again be in the Vancouver Pride Parade this summer as the Toonie Brigade. 

Volunteers from the KPU community will be carrying a giant rainbow flag along the entire parade route, collecting donations for the Vancouver Pride Society Community Bursary Fund.

The parade takes place in downtown Vancouver on Aug. 4.

Summer is Pride season, and Trina Prince, Manager of Culture and Wellbeing in the Office of Equity and Inclusive Communities at KPU, says it is a time to celebrate, recognize and support 2SLGTBQIA+ communities.

"Pride is a reminder that everyone should feel like they belong. It’s a time to celebrate the victories that the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities have fought so hard to achieve and to continue to fight against the systemic harm they continue to face," says Prince.  

KPU’s Pride Advocacy Group participated in the recent Surrey Pride Festival and the Queer Prom in Langley, which took place in June. Besides the Vancouver parade, the group will also participate in the White Rock Pride celebration events on July 19 to 20, and the Pride Love is Love Gala in White Rock on July 26.

For more information about the Pride Advocacy Group at KPU and to volunteer at the Vancouver Pride Parade, visit the Pride @ KPU webpage

KPU volunteers at Surrey Pride
A group of volunteers from KPU at the Surrey Pride on June 22.