PHOTOS: Over 100 attend 1st annual Penticton Rolling PRIDE parade

Lots of rollerskaters enjoying the sunshine for the Pride roller skate party Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Lots of rollerskaters enjoying the sunshine for the Pride roller skate party Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Lots of rollerskaters enjoying the sunshine for the Pride roller skate party Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
First annual Penticton Rolling PRIDE parade down Lakeshore Drive on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)First annual Penticton Rolling PRIDE parade down Lakeshore Drive on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
First annual Penticton Rolling PRIDE parade down Lakeshore Drive on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Lots of rollerskaters enjoying the sunshine for the Pride roller skate party Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Lots of rollerskaters enjoying the sunshine for the Pride roller skate party Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Lots of rollerskaters enjoying the sunshine for the Pride roller skate party Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Benny the bearded dragon took part in the 1st Pride parade roller skate on Sunday.Benny the bearded dragon took part in the 1st Pride parade roller skate on Sunday.
(Monique Tamminga Western News)

On what has been the nicest day of the year so far, Pride Month in Penticton entered its final week with a colourful parade down the Lakeshore promenade and ended with a fabulous pop up roller skate disco party at the new outdoor rink on Sunday.

This was the first of what will be many Penticton Rolling PRIDE Parade which saw well over 100 people join together for a rollerskate and walk starting from LocoLanding down the Lakeshore promenade to the outdoor rink on Martin Street where the tunes were going, the skates were rolling and fun was had by all.

Everyone was invited to enjoy the day which included hot dogs, donuts, stickers and more.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society has been putting on events all month during Pride month in Penticton.

Saturday’s Fruit Float down the channel was one of many South Okanagan-based Pride events this month.

“This is so huge for the community and it’s so wonderful that everyone has come together in this way. We had local businesses jump on board to help us get the event off the ground, SOS Pride, the Foundry, and Penticton Rollerskate was a huge help also providing rental skates,” said Rachel,one of the main organizers of Sunday’s parade and roller skate.

Rachel said they personally went to the Penticton Indian Band to make sure they received invitations to Sunday’s events.

“To see this many people come together from all walks of life from the lgbtqia2s+ spectrum is so amazing,” they said while handing out bubbles to the crowd.

“Even for people who aren’t comfortable yet sharing this part of themselves to see how much of this community is behind them in this way is magical.”

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