Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison not participating in Pride Parade

Saskatoon's mayor said he's not attending this year's Pride Parade but he's looking at the schedule of events during the week to see what events he can attend.

Atchison has never attended the Pride Parade as mayor

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison says he won't be attending this year's Pride Parade in light of his father's 90th birthday happening the same day. (CBC)

This year's Pride Parade in Saskatoon will once again march on without the city's mayor. 

On Wednesday, Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison's office said he will not be attending this year's Pride Parade, adding he'll be at his father's 90th birthday happening at the same time as the parade.

A spokesperson for the mayor said they're working through the schedule to attend some Pride events in Saskatoon running from June 3 to 12. 

Atchison has never attended the parade as mayor. 

The parade is scheduled for June 11.