Forty members and supporters of DRPS joined in the 30th Annual Pride Parade in downtown Toronto on July 4.
Ten thousand participants entertained a crowd of over one million revellers as they walked, rode and danced their way down the parade route. DRP members distributed candies and miniature Pride flags to the excited crowd.
Cst. Keith Richards, DRP Diversity Coordinator, was pleased with the reception and the many compliments paid to the DRP contingent. “I’m very happy with our turn out this year, especially given it was the first long weekend of the summer,” said Cst. Richards. “Our members and community partners were enthusiastic ambassadors for our organization.” This was DRP’s third year participating in the parade, whose theme was “You Belong”.
Members of our recruiting team also had a booth set up on Saturday and Sunday for the street festival.
pride thumb (JPG file, 60.1K bytes)
Our participants (JPG file, 288.9K bytes)
Marching with pride (JPG file, 400.4K bytes)
DRP members sport PRIDE T-shirts (JPG file, 315.5K bytes)
Thumbs up for pride! (JPG file, 313.6K bytes)
Our festive cruiser (JPG file, 291.1K bytes)
Making our way through the crowded streets (JPG file, 341.8K bytes)