VANCOUVER, July 27 /CNW/ - Green wig: check, parade float: check, green
Pride beads: double check! With days to go before the formal launch of
Pride Week in Vancouver, TD is putting the finishing touches on
preparations to be Vancouver Pride's newest Presenting Sponsor.
"Every year, TD supports the LGBT community by sponsoring and
participating in Pride parades, festivals and events across the country
and we're excited to add Vancouver's Pride festivities to our line-up,"
said Raymond Chun, Senior Vice President, Pacific Region, TD Canada
Trust. "TD welcomes customers from the LGBT community and we aim to make
our locations more friendly and supportive."
As this is TD's first year sponsoring Vancouver Pride, the company has
lined up a number of exciting activities to show its pride colours and
the diversity of its employees and customers. These activities include
opportunities to connect with TD and will begin with a colourful TD
Pride Parade float, complete with enthusiastic employees. The TD
Festival Stage will also host a variety of performers, who will
entertain thousands of festival attendees.
Other activities during Pride will include:
An opportunity to win a trip to your favourite destination courtesy of
TD First Class Travel VISA INFINITE Card
A photo booth featuring the TD drag queen. Visitors will get a photo
and commemorative Pride/VISA photo frame
A booth on Sunset Beach on Parade Day (Aug. 1) with information about
employment opportunities and TD's involvement in the community
TD welcomes customers from the LGBT community and we do this by
providing unique products and services to meet specific customer needs.
In July 2009, TD Waterhouse put together Financial Planning
Considerations for Same Sex Couples, a wealth-planning resource to
assist advisers, planners and branch employees when having important
financial planning discussions with LGBT customers.
TD also aims to be an employer of choice for the LGBT community so our
workforce more closely represents our customer base. Recently, TD was
recognized in the top 10 of the Most Gay Friendly Corporations in the
World by the International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The
organization's annual International Business Equality Index measures the
performance of corporations in relation to diversity and inclusion in
countries where they have offices. TD is the only Canadian company to be
included on the list.
Vancouver Pride is one of Canada's premier celebrations of culture and
diversity. It is the largest celebration of the lesbian, gay bi-sexual
and transgendered community in Western Canada and is one of the leading
events of its kind in the world. This year's Pride Parade and Festival
in Vancouver is expected to attract more than 600,000 spectators and TD
plans to make a big, green splash!
SOURCE TD Bank Group
For further information: For further information:
Vancouver Pride Society