Saturday, June 18 was an important day for the Airdrie's Pride community and Pride Society as today was the Airdrie Pride Festival and the Solidarity Walk.

Hundreds of Airdronians showed up at the Festival and Solidarity Walk to celebrate and support Airdrie's 2SLGBTQ+ community.


Kiersten Mohr, the President of the Airdrie Pride Society discussed what it's like to be back in action.

"We had such a great year in 2019, it was tough to shut it down for a few years, so we're pretty ecstatic, ecstatic to be back at it."

Mohr went on to talk about the importance of today's festivities.

"In my opinion, there is nothing more important than visibility. In my own journey, I'm [a] trans female, and I lived in Airdrie for 15 years. Before I came out and went through transition I never saw it anywhere. It builds this perception that it's not going to be safe or there's nobody else like me. Doing things like this is so incredibly important to me because it shows the community how much support there actually is in Airdrie."

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Airdrie Councillor Ron Chapman also took part in the Solidarity Walk and Pride Festival.

"It's the community coming together. I think it's important that we get together and do this. Everybody is a very important part of our community and this group is a fantastic part. It shows the inclusiveness of our community and I think it's important for council to show support, that's why we have proclaimed June as Pride Month."



The Festival has a full afternoon planned with entertainers:

  • Emily Ripley, is a non-binary musician, drag performer and visual artist.
  • Fake Mustache Troupe
  • Robert Adam is a country artist from Calgary. 
  • Aida Cupcake, an Opera singing drag clown extraordinaire.

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