I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM
Today, friends and I attended the annual Pride Parade here in Halifax, which as it turns out, is Canada’s fourth largest – and the largest in Atlantic Canada. I was thrilled to see so many folks, young and old, come out to support our wonderful lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities.
This year’s theme was “better together” – representing the importance of working together to move forward. Float representation spanned many different local businesses, but also extended to religious, government, and charitable organizations. Even our beautiful Miss Nova Scotia made an appearance!
Despite a few clouds, parade participants kept the mood festive and fun, entertaining the crowds with a wide array of creative costumes and floats. Pride and community passion shone throughout the entire 90 minute event.
Kudos to Jay Wells Salon and Studio in Essence who wowed the crowd with their fantastic dance performances. They were spectacular to watch!
Throughout the event, friendly parade participants treated spectators to food, gifts and discount cards. Even storefront shops showed their support, such as downtown’s Pretty Things Boutique, which greeted guests with colourful lei’s and gift bags just for stopping in. Overall, a very impressive show of support!
An incredibility positive atmosphere paired with well executed event management make this a great activity for the whole family. If you ever have the chance to attend a pride parade, I highly encourage you to do so. ~LM