Saskatoon

Pride flag flying high at Saskatoon city hall

To kick off Pride Week in Saskatoon the city raised the rainbow flag at city hall alongside OUT Saskatoon.

Mayor Don Atchison in attendance alongside other city, provincial officials

Saskatoon city officials raised the pride flag on Monday, June 6 at Civic Square. 0:35

A pride flag was raised at Saskatoon's city hall Monday to kick off Pride Week.

Downtown city Coun. Charlie Clark said Civic Square is turning into a symbol of what Saskatoon is evolving into: a diverse and respectful city for everyone to enjoy.

City councillor Charlie Clark says he's proud to be part of an inclusive community like Saskatoon during the pride flag raising on Monday. (Don Somers/CBC)

"We're going to be raising the pride flag right next to our provincial flag, alongside the reconciliation flag, because this is the month of reconciliation and we have the Treaty 6 flag," Clark said.  

"Our Civic Square is a representation of our community and what we want to become as a community."

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison and NDP MLA David Forbes also attended, as well as city councillors Pat Lorje, Mairin Loewen and Ann Iwanchuk. 

Mayor Don Atchison attended Monday's pride flag raising at Civic Square.

Pride events are happening all week in the city, including barbecues and screenings of several movies. For a full list of events, click here.