Minden Pride kicked off their week-long celebrations and awareness campaign with a flag raising ceremony.

The raising of the flag is just the beginning of the celebrations of the LGBTQ community. Minden Pride features a film night, the chair’s reception, tea-dance, and street fest. Also on the schedule for the week is Loud and Proud a service at St. Pauls Anglican Church.

This is the third year that the celebrations have gone on in Minden, but members of Minden Pride were in Muskoka earlier in the year for their Pride celebrations.

The goal of Minden Pride is not just celebrations but also creating a community that practices respect and inclusivity towards all people who identify under the banner of LGBTQ+2