Blue skies bring out thousands for Pride parade
Published Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:21PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:55PM EDT
The streets were packed as thousands of people took in the annual Windsor-Essex Pride Fest parade Sunday.
The parade capped off a week of activities that included entertainment, lawn bowling and a glow party.
Sunday’s Pride parade started at 11 a.m. and passed through the downtown area under a blue sky and plenty of sunshine.
A giant love bubble ball was a hit as it rolled through the streets.
Many people commented on how great it felt to celebrate one another in Windsor.
“It is one of the most extraordinary days this city has ever seen,” proclaimed Bob Williams, the Executive Director of Windsor Pride.
“More than 60 organizations have come together to celebrate inclusiveness and that means things have changed in our community,” adds Williams.
The parade comes on the same weekend as protestors clashed with white supremacists in Virginia.
“I won’t get into politics across the river, but this is the answer,” says Williams, referring to the happy feelings during the Windsor Pride fest parade.
Windsor police, unions and other organizations all took part in the festivities.
“We’re happy to join community to celebrate,” Windsor police tweeted.
The weather cooperated this year with lots of sunshine and warmth.