This event has been updated for Fall 2020
Saturday, September 5th
Starting 12:00 pm
The annual Queen City Pride Parade is our signature event that fills Regina’s downtown with rainbows, smiles, and pride. The first marches took place on the sidewalks, with participants wearing masks and paper bags over their faces to protect themselves from persecution. Today, the Queen City Pride Parade has grown to become one of Regina’s most colourful and recognized parades.
To make the Queen City Pride Parade possible for the 2020 year, the committee has decided to limit entries to vehicle entries only in compliance with Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines for car-based events. This means that parade entries will only be allowed to be vehicles and floats with essential participants only. Walking groups, marching bands, dancing groups, cyclists, etc. are not permitted. We also ask spectators to remain as spectators and not join the parade afterwards.
Queen City Pride welcomes you to come together and celebrate Regina’s gender and sexually diverse communities. We encourage you to line the Parade Route as our fabulous spectators and view the parade online through our livestream.
Public Safety Information – COVID-19
Public safety is our #1 concern and special guidelines apply to all of Queen City Pride’s events.
Please read and review our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures document including the section related to this event.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Update: August 26, 2020
Due to new restrictions on the size of this event, Regina Pride has had to close registrations for the 2020 Queen City Pride Parade. We’re sorry for the impact this decision may have on you and/or your organization or group.
With guidance from the Saskatchewan Health Authority, a decision to limit the parade to a maximum of 30 entries was made. We’ll be reaching out to our local 2SLGBTQIA+ community organizations and groups to invite them to be part of a “community showcase” for this year’s parade and we’ll be consulting with community members to help ensure we represent the communities as best as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at email@example.com.
Updated Sep 1
Updated Sep 1
WATCHING THE PARADE
Information for Spectators
This year, the Queen City Pride Parade is a little different.
To help ensure the Parade is safer for everyone, we ask our Spectators to follow our rules and public health guidelines from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
This means holding yourselves to the highest standards when out in public. We highly recommend the use of face masks, frequent handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer, and limiting your groupings to only the people in your Extended Household Group as outlined by the SHA. This means that your group should be no bigger than 15 people and made up of only people who have mutually agreed to socialize exclusively with each other.
In the past, we have encouraged our spectators to join the Parade and to march with us. This year, anyone not registered with the Parade is not permitted to join the Parade.
To ensure that 2SLGBTQIA+ community members who wish to be part of the parade still have the ability to do so, we’re inviting our communities to submit photos of themselves or something that represents them so that they can be printed out and included on a “community” float as part of the parade. More information will be available shortly.
We understand that Pride is a time for our communities to get together and socialize and that large gatherings are tempting. We stress that at this time, it is essential that we work together as a community to do our part in preventing COVID-19 transmissions.