Thousands celebrate Calgary Pride Parade
Thousands of people turned out today for Calgary's Pride Parade which has wrapped up in the downtown core.
The event culminated with a party at Shaw Millenium Park.
Alison Redford made a bit of history today, by becoming the first Alberta premier to join in Calgary Pride Parade celebrations.
From a stage in Millenium Park in downtown Calgary she brought greetings and a message.
"Today, in Edmonton we celebrated in the pouring rain the 100th anniversary of the legislature building and so it was a really fun opportunity to think about what Alberta looked like a 100 years ago compared to what Alberta looks like today — and I like Alberta today."
Redford appeared earlier this summer at Edmonton's gay pride festivities.