Flag raising kicks off Pride Festival
Parade and events to follow
For the sixth year running, Brice Field stood in front of Saskatoon's city hall and raised a flag.
"It makes me proud that I'm able to do this," he said.
Field is the chair of the Saskatoon Diversity Network. This morning, he raised the multi-coloured rainbow flag that symbolizes Pride Week.
"It's a symbol of diversity, and everything the queer community represents," he said.
Field called on people in the crowd to join him at the flagpole. They formed a line, with each person taking a turn drawing the flag up the pole in increments. Field said it's a significant gesture.
"This year we wanted to show that Pride is about community, and the thousands of people that do support the queer community in Saskatoon."