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RMWB recognizes the local Pride celebration

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 25, 2017) – On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Pride YMM’s much-anticipated Pride Celebration 2017 comes to Jubilee Plaza and the McMurray Experience. 

“It’s exciting to see Pride celebrations in our community,” said Mayor Melissa Blake. “We are proud to be a community that respects and promotes diversity and human rights and I’d like to commend Pride YMM organizers, members of The Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (RACIDE) and all partners for your vital work in helping to build a community that’s inclusive for all residents.” 

“As a member of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD), the Municipality is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality,” said Bindu Shah, Chair of RACIDE.  “It’s been great to see momentum building for this event and for diversity and inclusion initiatives across our community.” 

Pride Celebration 2017 shows support for the local LGBTQ+ community and marks the first public, family friendly Pride event in the region’s history.  It will take place in Jubilee Plaza and the McMurray Experience from noon to 4:00 p.m.

For more information on the event, visit the Pride YMM Facebook group and event page.


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