Saturday, June 12th

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 Pride Marches took place on the sidewalk because organizers were refused a permit. Participants wore masks and bags to cover their faces and protect their identities.

Today’s Pride Parades continue to be an important place to make our community’s presence known. The fight for 2SLGBTQIA+ rights and equity is still alive and Pride is just one of the many ways in which we bring attention to these important issues. Our dancing, singing, and laughter are a celebration of the journey that our communities have taken to reach this point.

The Queen City Pride Parade has grown to become one of Regina’s most colourful and recognized parades with over 4,000 participants marching through Regina’s streets.

What’s new in 2021?

With guidance from the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Queen City Pride will be limiting this year’s parade to comply with guidelines for a car-based event.

This year, we’re hosting a “Hybrid Pride Parade”!

Two Parades in One

The physical existence of the Pride Parade is important – the occupation of city streets by the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies is symbolic of the Pride movement and our journey. To comply with SHA guidelines, the physical parade will be limited to 30 vehicle entries that will be selected by a subcommittee. No other parade entries will be permitted and walking in the parade will not be allowed.

Community participation in the Pride Parade is also important – to allow for this, we opened up the parade to video parade entries which will be mixed into the parade’s live broadcast. The submission period has ended.

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!

TWO WAYS TO WATCH THE PARADE

Watch it In-Person

Spectators will be able to watch our Community Showcase – a selection of vehicle entries invited to be part of this year’s parade – as it travels along our predetermined parade route.

We ask for your help in following the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s public gathering guidelines by

  • limiting the size of your group to just people from your household or closed bubble of friends;
  • ensuring physical distancing is followed by your group members and others around you;
  • limiting the time you spend gathered to watch the parade;
  • practicing proper hand-hygiene, covering your face with a mask and when you cough, and not visiting other groups.

If in the last 14 days you have been or are sick, been in close contact with a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, travelled outside Canada, or are still waiting for COVID-19 testing results, you must not gather to watch the parade in person. We ask you to stay home and watch the parade online or on TV.

While this option to watch the parade in person is allowed, we encourage you to watch the complete parade – which includes the video parade entries – by tuning into the live stream on YouTube and AccessNow TV. COVID-19 is still a serious concern to public health and safety and it is everyone’s responsibility to do what we can to prevent to the spread.

Watch it Online or on TV

This year’s Pride Parade will be streamed online and broadcast through AccessNow TV (channel 7, HD 507, and AccessNow App)  thanks to Access Communications.

The live stream of the 2021 Queen City Pride Parade will start at 12:00 pm. It will include complete coverage of the physical parade as it travels through Regina AND the video parade entries submitted by the community, sponsors, local businesses, and the general public.

We ask for your help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting public gatherings and choosing to enjoy our content digitally. Thank you.

YouTube and Access Communications