Windsor-Essex Pride Fest kicks off 25th year with rainbow flag raising

Our Windsor

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and Windsor-Essex Pride Fest president David Lenz are shown with the rainbow flag before raising it up a pole at City Hall to kick off the festival Aug. 9, 2017. - Tom Morrison

The Windsor-Essex Pride Fest has “come a long way” since it started 25 years with a significant growth in attendance, according to its main organizer.

“When I got involved, it was 12 years ago, but it’s grown from a couple hundred people...

Flag-raising kicks off Windsor-Essex Pride Fest

Windsor Star

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest 2017 — the 25th edition — kicked off in Windsor on Wednesday morning with the raising of the Pride flag in front of  City Hall. The raising of the flag by Mayor Drew Dilkens kicked...

Pride parade largest one in Windsor, organizers say

The parade started 24 years ago with just a small group. On Sunday there were 48 entries.


The Pride parade down Ouellette Avenue Sunday was the largest one yet in Windsor, organizers said.

The parade started 24...


Worried about whether she'd be accepted as a pansexual, Grace Mineau came out to her mother while the two discussed dinner plans.

CBC News

Grace Mineau attended the Pride flag-raising ceremony at city hall Wednesday. (Laura DaSilva/CBC)

When Mineau revealed she is...

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, What This Means For Us

Biz X Magazine

Windsor-Essex has stood up for decades grasping every aspect of the word “acceptance” and contributing to the health and well-being of persons in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer (LGBTTQ ) community and supporters of...

Pride flags to be raised at Windsor high schools

CBC Windsor

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest says school board is setting a good example by supporting the LGBT community

Windsor's public school board will fly the rainbow pride flag at its head office and at all secondary schools during the month...

Windsor-Essex Pride Parade brings out thousands of people in support

Our Windsor

People march with a giant rainbow flag down Ouellette Avenue during the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Parade, Aug. 9. - Sean Previl

Rainbow flags were marching down Ouellette Avenue this morning as one of two events to wrap up Pride...

Pride festivities continue throughout weekend

CTV Windsor

The Windsor Essex Pride Festival continues Saturday with the Family Fun Day. 

The day-long event is being held at the Riverfront Festival Plaza.Face painting, theatre, crafts and inflatables are all part of the festivities.PHOTOSPride flagThere is also entertainment...

New scholarship established to memorialize Windsor LGBT leader

Our Windsor

George Hannah is pictured in this photo from 2011. Hannah is being memorialized through a St. Clair College $1,000 scholarship founded by Windsor-Essex Pride Fest. Hannah died July 1 in his sleep. - Gary Waunch

A leader in Windsor’s...

Pride Flag Raising Ceremony Kicks Off Windsor-Essex Pride Festival 2015

Eyes On Windsor

The Pride Flag was raised at Windsor City Hall to officially recognize the kick off of the Windsor-Essex Pride Festival on Wednesday August 5, 2015.

August 5-9, 2015 marks the 23rd annual Pride celebration in Windsor-Essex and organizers are...

Windsor Pride Fest kicks off with flag raising at city hall

The brightly-coloured rainbow pride flag was raised outside of city hall in celebration of Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Wednesday.

CBC News

The crowd, including Mayor Drew Dilkens, took a moment at the start of the ceremony to reflect on the positive impact that Chris Hyndam, co-host of CBC-TV afternoon...

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