The 38th Annual Pride Parade took place on July 31st and TWC’s beach fantasy float was a definite crowd-pleaser! Volunteers, alumni, clients, family members and staff joined together to decorate, dance and join in to the festivities.
This was a special day for TWC since it was our first ever year entering a float into Vancouver’s legendary annual pride weekend. DJ Stamina undoubtedly followed through with his promise to keep onlookers and participants jumping at with high-octane beats that literally shook the float. The energy and enthusiasm displayed by participants dazzled onlookers for the entire afternoon as the float made it’s way down Robson and Denman street in Vancouver’s West End.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present at the event and even stopped by to shake hands with TWC pride goers before the float departed.
Thousands marched the streets, including Mr. Trudeau’s wife and children, as onlookers cheered and danced the afternoon away. When asked about his thoughts regarding this year’s parade, the Prime Minister stated "It's a time where the whole city, families, communities come out, we celebrate the great diversity that is such a strength of our country."
Together We Can and all of it's supporters strive to increase equality and acceptance in our society with an unwavering, unified commitment to diversity, peace and camaraderie. Together We Can would like to thank everyone helping make TWC’s presence at this year’s Vancouver Pride Parade a reality!