Media Invitation - Montréal Pride Parade -- August 14, 2016 - Attendance of political representatives at annual Pride Parade

Montréal Pride Parade draws show of support from many public figures

MONTRÉAL, Aug 12, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Pride will welcome, for its 10th edition, many public figures to a press briefing that will be held on Sunday, August 14, at the garden of the Canadian Centre for Architecture on René-Lévesque Boulevard. A significant number of prominent public figures have accepted the invitation to join with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities in a show of support for equal rights for all. Their involvement demonstrates their solidarity in the social acceptance of communities, advancing the rights of trans people and inclusion of ethnic LGBTQ communities and sociocultural.



Date:                    

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Location:             

Garden of the Canadian Centre for Architecture
(René-Lévesque between du Fort and Saint-Marc)

11:30 am             

Media Arrival: For security reason, it is very important that all media arrive on site before 11:30

11:45 am               

Arrival of guests


Parade set-up area: Please note that René-Lévesque Boulevard is closed from 8:45 am between Guy and Atwater. Access to vehicles is very limited and the eastbound lane can only be accessed from Atwater to drop off guests. Vehicles may not park near the site and must exit via Guy Street.

12:15 pm              

Press briefing

12:58 pm             

Official photo taken on the departure line

1:00 pm                

Parade departure (moment of silence at 2:35 pm)

The Montréal Pride Parade will begin on Sunday, August 16, at 1 pm on René-Lévesque, corner Saint-Mathieu, and will proceed east, ending at Sanguinet.

The complete list of public figures who have confirmed their attendance as of August 12 can be consulted here: http://www.fiertemontrealpride.com/organisation/personnalites-publiques/

We would like to express our warm thanks to the Canadian Centre for Architecture for welcoming us to their magnificent garden, where the sculptures of Melvin Charney are displayed. Charney's work is also featured at Place Émilie-Gamelin, Montréal Pride's main site for free shows and events.

 

SOURCE Montréal Pride Celebrations

For further information: Alexandra Dionne Charest -- Consultant, HATLEY Strategy Advisors, T. 514 316-7084, adcharest@hatleystrategies.com; Marie-Chantal Phaneuf -- Lead Communications Officer, FIERTÉ MONTRÉAL, T. 514 903-6193 ext. 3523, mcp@fiertemontrealpride.com


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