So Many Pride Celebrations, So Little Time!

Pride in Your Community Building Bridges to End Discrimination

With countless Pride events and festivities planned across Canada, The Flag Shop is excited to introduce the first of a special blog series highlighting LGBTQ2+ Pride. In presenting the series, we hope to contribute to a deeper sense of acceptance and belonging for all in the global community.

Victoria Pride – Source:

Join Your Community and Express Your Pride
There are far too many events to list them all, and major celebrations have already happened in some cities. Congrats to the Victoria Pride Society, Edmonton Pride Festival Society, Pride Winnipeg and Pride Toronto for hosting great parties! Here’s just a small sampling of what’s still to come:

Toronto Pride Parade  – Source: – Credit: Mark Blinch/Reuters

British Columbia
Vancouver Pride Fest
August 5, 2018 (with many events leading up to and following the big day)

Kelowna Pride
August 11 – 18, 2018

Powell River Pride
August 13 – 19, 2018

Central Alberta Pride
August 12 – 19, 2018

Calgary Pride Parade  – Source:

Pride Calgary
August 24 – September 3, 2018

London Pride Fest
July 19 – 29, 2018

Muskoka Pride Fest
July 20 – 29, 2018

Windsor/Essex Pride
August 8 – 12, 2018

Capital Pride Fierté
August 19 – 26, 2018

Montreal Pride – Source:

Montreal Pride
August 9 – 19, 2018

Quebec City Pride
August 30 – September 2, 2018

St. John’s Pride Fest
July 15 – 21, 2018

Halifax Pride Fest
July 19 – 29, 2018

Pride PEI
July 22 – 28, 2018

Pride Flags – Poly and Sewn Options Available

Say It with Flags – Seeing Is Believing!
As you make your way to Pride celebrations in your area, we’d be thrilled to set you up with a full range of products, including Pride, Canada Pride, Transgender and Canada Transgender flags, paper stick flags, silicone bracelets, car flags, quill flags, lapel pins, temporary tattoos and so much more! If you need custom items, there’s still plenty of time to produce whatever your imagination might dream up, as an expression of your Pride!

Pride Hockey Stick Tape

The Flag Shop’s Pride website is about honouring the truth that we are all equally deserving of the basic rights of freedom of expression and freedom from oppression. We are privileged to work with Canada’s LGBTQ2+ communities and organizations to do our part to help end discrimination and violence, while promoting self-affirmation and dignity.

Sourced from Twitter: @CdnHumanRights

Discrimination: What Is It and What to Do About It
According to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, discrimination is defined as “an action or a decision that treats a person or group badly for reasons such as their race, age or disability.” The Canadian Human Rights Act.[1] ensures fair and equal treatment of all people, regardless of social status, skin colour, gender, personal beliefs, or sexual orientation. The Act protects the rights of everyone in Canada, and plays a vital role in building bridges between all people groups, including the LGBTQ2+ community. If you or someone you know needs support, here are some great resources:

LGBT Youth Helpline Canada
Text for help: 647 694 4275

Egale Canadian Human Rights Trust

The Fence

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

The Flag Shop Booth at Vancouver Pride Festival 2016

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Express your Pride!


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