Durham Pride Week wrapped up this week as members of DRPS and the community marched in parade through downtown Oshawa.
The 4th Annual event featured the new DRPS pride cruiser and anti-bullying cruiser, members of Pride Durham, PFLAG and several other community agencies. The parade made its way through the downtown core before wrapping up at Memorial Park for a day of festivities to bring Pride Week to a close.
The DRPS has been a long-standing supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) community and is proud to be a part of this annual parade.
"Each year we see more of our members out at Pride Week celebrations to show their support," said Diversity Co-ordinator Cst. Pamela Devine. "We have seen this event grow so much in the past four years and we know it will only get bigger."
Pride Durham is a non-profit organization that hosts Pride and social events in Durham Region including, the annual region-wide Pride Parade the second weekend in June which celebrates the LGBTQ community.
On June 28 DRPS members will once again be participating in the world renowned Toronto Pride Parade.
DRPS Members March in Durham Pride Parade (JPG file, 1,471.9K bytes)
Deputy Fernandes and Supt. Dmytruk (JPG file, 865.7K bytes)
Constables Richards and Devine (JPG file, 162.4K bytes)
DRPS Members with the Pride cruiser (JPG file, 1,133.6K bytes)