Our third year in Vancouver’s Pride Parade and second year at Pride’s sunset Beach Festival was just plain awesome. We wanted to march with the Carnival Band again this year and they did not disappoint! Dueck provided the pick-up and plenty of swag that was easily swept up by the 640,000 happy parade watchers, and Home Depot donated the paint and materials to make our ‘home’ look great. There are many photos from the parade and they were all taken by Jean Cueta. Jean works for RainCity Housing but is also an amazing photographer. Check out more of her work!
The rest of the photos from the parade are at our Flickr page, and you should check out the Carnival Band’s Flickr page, too.
YouTube is already a buzz with great videos of this year’s parade, but below are some of our favourites. This clip is first cuz we show up first – no waiting! It’s from ‘butchnews’. If you find other great footage, let us know and we’ll embed or add the links.
This clip is from ‘welc2bc’s channel. Our fabulous paraders, the house and the Carnival Band show up around 8:50. Also check out their ‘Preparation’ video and see if you can find snippets of the RainCity crew.
This was RainCity Housing’s second year at Pride and it was a blast. Staff, volunteers and friends all participated in making it better than ever.
This year the Carnival Band marched with us and they made it so easy to dance, dance, dance the whole day through. Nothing like live music that goes right along with you! Check out the Carnival Band’s Pride Parade 2010 set on Flickr.
…we had a booth at Sunset Beach this year and had hundreds of people dropping by to find out more about RainCity Housing, pick up some info, or just to wish us ‘Happy Pride!’
A Great Big Thank You!
…to all the staff, volunteers, and friends of RainCity that made this all possible. We will definitely be doing this again next year.
2009 saw the first time (of hopefully many) that RainCity Housing participated in the Vancouver Pride Parade. It was hot, really hot. And not just sexy hot – people were sweating. Just try dancing around on pavement under the scorching sun and you’ll get the idea. Or peruse the pictures below…
There was a great turnout of staff and volunteers, and people even joined the float mid-parade! Thank you to all!
A great big thank you goes out to Jacob Schroeder.
He almost singlehandedly made the float a reality – designing, constructing, painting. Quite simply, if there was no Jacob, there would have been no float.
All of our photos from the parade can be found at our Flickr site.
If you have photos from the parade, or other great events, please send them my way and I’ll post them on a relevant page on our website or our Flickr site.
Thank you to Home Depot for donating all the construction materials.
Thank you to Behr paints for donating all the painting supplies.