What you need to know for Queen City Pride

A week of events to celebrate gender and sexual diversity in Regina begins Monday, just over a week after a gunman open fired at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Parade, parties and more to celebrate gender and sexual diversity June 20-26

The Pride Club and Sheldon Williams were part of the 50 groups in Saturday's pride parade in Regina. in 2015. (Arielle Zerr/CBC News)

Regina residents will be celebrating the city's sexual and gender diversity this week at the annual Queen City Pride.

Pride festivities kick off Monday with a flag-raising at city hall. This year the flag will be lowered to half mast in honour of those killed in a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12.

Activities continue daily throughout the week, with the main event on Saturday at the Pride Parade.

The parade starts at noon and travels to Victoria Park, where there will be live entertainment, vendors and a children's area for Out in Victoria Park from 1 to 5 p.m. CST.

Get your seats early if you're planning to head to the parade on Saturday. Over a hundred people had already lined up for the parade by 11 a.m. CST in 2015. (Arielle Zerr/CBC News)


Monday June 20: 

  • Coming Out Party at Regina Public Library from 6 to 9 p.m. CST.
  • Martinis and Madonna Monday at Rouge Nightclub from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. CST.

Tuesday, June 21:

  • Queens and Queers Yoga at Victoria Park from noon to 1 p.m. CST.
  • TransSask Gender Fair at Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre from 6 to 9:30 p.m. CST.
  • Dungeons and Drag Queens: Gayme Show Night at Q Nightclub and Lounge from 7 to 11 p.m. CST.

Wednesday, June 22:

  • QCPride Awards Gala at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel from 6 to 10 p.m. CST.
  • GSAs in High Schools at Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre from 7 to 8:30 p.m. CST.

Thursday, June 23:

  • 'Resiliance' Art Exhibition at Riddell Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. CST.
  • Summer Solstice Ritual at the University of Regina's Academic Green from 7 to 8:30 p.m. CST.

Friday, June 24: 

  • Ally Blood Donation Clinic at Canadian Blood Services from 12 to 3 p.m. CST.
  • Pride Poetry Slam featuring Alessandra Naccarato at Creative City Centre from 7:30 to 11 p.m. CST.

Saturday, June 25: 

  • Queen City Parade at 12 p.m. CST. Parade starts at 13th Avenue and Broad Street and heads south down Broad, then heads west down College Avenue, North up Albert Street and East down Victoria Avenue to Victoria Park. 
  • OUT in Victoria Park from 1 to 5 p.m. CST.

Sunday, June 26:

  • Pride Praise and Worship at Bread of Life Lutheran Church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. CST.
  • Pride Wind-Up BBQ at Q Nightclub and Lounge from 5 to 8 p.m. CST.

For more information on Pride events click here.