AB: Calgary Mayor to Lead Gay Pride Parade

Published Date Author: , July 10th, 2011

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi will be the grand marshal in this year’s gay pride parade, he confirmed on Monday.

“Yeah, you know, I marched in it last year because I really believe as mayor you’re mayor of all Calgarians,” he said. “And, you know, I’m happy to go to all kinds of cultural festivals and other things for different groups.”

The parade starts at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Olympic Plaza. The procession will travel west along Eighth Avenue, winding up at Shaw Millennium Park for a street festival. Pride week runs from Sept. 1 to 11.

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