The Humanist Association of London and Area will be walking in the Pride Parade again this year.
The parade starts at 12:30pm, so please don’t be late. We will be there at 11:30am to set up and decorate the car.
•It’s happening… rain or shine! Dress for the weather and keep in mind you’ll likely be on pavement for 2 hours or more. Humanist t-shirts are encouraged, but not required. Please contact us if you would like one. We have a few extras you can borrow.
•Bring lots of water and sunscreen. We will have some water for the route, but you may want to bring your own bottle.
We are setting up at spot B 13
All of the groups marching in the parade are going to be set up in six sections (A, B, C, D, E, F) on the Western Fair track. Each group will have a cone with their letter and number indicating their spot in the line-up on the track. We are setting up in the B 13 spot so you will be able to find us setting up near the end of the outside track towards the middle of section B at the B 13 pylon. The red arrows indicate the direction we are entering with our vehicle, so don't worry about that, and the blue arrows indicate how we will be walking out of the track.
If you are unable to find us, you can check in at the entrance or ask one of the Pride volunteers (they are wearing green Pride shirts, or Chad is the head coordinator wearing pink at the entrance) where the Humanist Association of London and Area is and they will be able to point you in the right direction. You'll also be able to find us by looking for our bright blue t-shirts.
Please park in the west end of the casino parking lot. Please do not park in front of the Western Fair Marketplace. Do not drop off on King street, as it is a busy street, use Rectory or Dundas instead.
Last year we also worked together to car pool to get everyone back to the starting point, so it would be worth it to talk to other members to arrange something. You can post on facebook or send us an email if you are having trouble. There may also be a number of us stopping at Victoria Park after the parade to listen to the speeches and to socialize.
Here is the route that the parade is taking:
One final note: We have been asked to not engage with the protesters. Due to an unfortunate event in Hamilton at their Pride Parade this year, we do not want to encourage violence. Let’s just do our thing and ignore them.