North Bay Labour Supports Pride
Unions have a rich history when it comes to teaching and promoting human rights, and LGBTQ equity is no exception. Over the years, unions have built into their democratic structures ways for equity-seeking groups to have important and lasting decision-making power. Unions believe in social equity and it makes perfect sense that they help with events like Pride.
That’s why it made perfect sense that members of North Bay Labour initiated a series of planning meetings to plan an inaugural Pride event. An ambitious endeavor, a committee was created and Tammy Martel, OSSTF D4, willingly filled the labour rep seat.
When all was said and done, the committee pulled off an amazing two-day event. For the first time in North Bay history, the pride flag flew at city hall. Local dignitaries and Pride representatives gave passionate speeches Friday evening for the flag raising. The following day saw close to a thousand people march from North Bay City Hall all the way to the waterfront. Thanks to Labour Council, Pride participants were treated to a BBQ and a family fun-filled afternoon.
The committee selected July 20-21, 2018, for the North Bay 2nd Annual Pride event.