Festival Sponsors, Volunteers: Making WorldPride Happen in Toronto

TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - WorldPride 2014 Toronto would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the volunteers, partners and sponsors who have spent the past five years making this the biggest and most exciting WorldPride ever.

With more than two million attendees expected and over 2,000 volunteers, this will be the biggest Pride Festival Toronto has ever experienced, and one of the largest arts culture festivals in North America.

"WorldPride is practically here and everywhere we go, people are talking about it with eager anticipation," said Kevin Beaulieu, Executive Director, Pride Toronto. "On behalf of Pride Toronto, I want to thank the Board of Directors, all of the volunteers, staff, partners and sponsors who help make Pride happen each year and are making our WorldPride such a success."

WorldPride 2014 and Pride Toronto would like to extend their thanks to media partners, sponsors, and municipal, provincial and federal funders.

Platinum Partner: TD

Gold sponsors: Bud Light, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Hilton Hotels, Smart, OLG

Silver sponsors: Molson Canadian, Pfizer, Air Canada, Stoli, Palm Bay

Bronze sponsors: Trojan, The Home Depot, Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens, Winners, Telus

Municipal funders: The City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto

Provincial funders: The Ontario Arts Council, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Celebrate Ontario and The Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster Fund, The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation and the Tourism Marketing Event Program

Federal funders: Canadian Heritage through Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

Media partners: CTV, CP24, MTV, Toronto Star, IN Magazine, PROUD FM, Z103.5 and Cieslok Media.


WorldPride 2014 Toronto is an international celebration taking place from June 20-29, 2014 that incorporates activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. WorldPride 2014 Toronto is presented by Pride Toronto, producer of Canada's largest annual festival of LGBTTIQQ2SA culture and human rights, under license from InterPride.

Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts the city's Pride Festival, an annual event in downtown Toronto during the last week of June and one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada. It is also one of the largest Pride celebrations around the world with an estimated attendance of over one million people. It celebrates the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA communities.

*LGBTTIQQ2SA is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities such as, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited and allies.

SOURCE: Pride Toronto

For further information: visit www.worldpridetoronto.com. Please contact: Trevor Hampden, Head of Marketing Communications, WorldPride 2014 Toronto, (647) 465-6718, trevor@pridetoronto.com


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