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    Together with York Pride, Upper Canada and Hillcrest Mall will be celebrating the region’s 2SLGBTQ+ community through a series of interactive and family-friendly events in June.

    The goal of these events is to highlight positivity and community while recognizing York Region’s diversity and 2SLGBTQ+ population through family-centric activities and celebrations. Event celebrations include face painting, button making, and fun interactive photo opportunities!

    Upper Canada’s Celebration | June 8-9
    Hillcrest’s Celebration | June 22

     

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    Pride flag

    Thank you for celebrating Pride at Upper Canada Mall!

    If you missed our celebration, visit Hillcrest’s Pride on June 22nd in Centre Court for more family-friendly fun activities.

    Oxford is committed to developing an inclusive and respectful culture – at our workplace and buildings we manage. And we are proud of the actions we are taking to bring this commitment to life.

    Upper Canada Mall & Oxford Properties Group Pride logo

    York Pride is one of the biggest regional prides in Ontario. They continue to celebrate the power and beauty of diversity in one of Canada’s most vibrant and growing regions. Their mission is to organize 2SLGBTQ+ Pride initiatives through arts & culture to promote equity / inclusivity, reduce homophobia, improve health / wellbeing, create safe social opportunities, engendering self-esteem & community engagement, within York Region.

    Please see below for all Pride events in June!

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    York Pride

    Events

    Opening Ceremonies – Sparkling Night

    Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
    Time: 6pm
    Location:200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket

    York Pride is moving to a two-day festival in Newmarket!

    It’s all lights & love that’ll brighten up the night sky. Immerse yourself in elevated performances that will keep you energized for the entire weekend. Starting Friday, June 14th, celebrate with a mash-up of young emerging artists + your go-to favourite artists. You can expect wild & expressive dance, stunning solos + duos, bands, and of course mega amounts of drag. 

    Learn More

    York Pride Parade

    Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024
    Time: 3pm
    Location: Main Street Newmarket
    *The parade will start at Queen St & Main St and travel south down Main St to Water St.

    Pride Parade returns to Main Street in celebration of 10+ years of the York Pride Parade and 20+ years of Pride events in York Region. This dazzling display of 2SLGBTQ+ brilliance showcases the beauty and strength in pride and self-expression, as we continue to show what community truly looks like.

    Our small-town Pride vibe returns to the heritage downtown core this summer. All eyes will be on our 2000 marchers as over 50-70 floats and groups take over Main Street. Expect all your Parade favourites, from the famous rumble of fancy cars to the quintessential community groups, and the many wonders of our 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

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    Pride on Riverwalk

    Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024
    Time: 12pm-midnight
    Location: Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket

    Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of continuous high-energy performances featuring Ontario’s favourite queer and allied artists. But that’s just the beginning!

    Explore our carefully curated street market, where you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique finds. From glitter bars to makeup marvels, artisan candles, and more – you’ll have a hard time leaving with just one item. And when it’s time for a sweet treat, indulge in a scoop of delicious ice cream!

    But wait, there’s more! Be sure to catch the York Pride Parade beginning at 3PM on Main Street – it’s a spectacle not to be missed.

    With over 25 community fair booths and a variety of interactive zones and games, there’s never a dull moment. And don’t forget to wander down Main Street to admire the pride window displays and explore affiliated events happening at multiple venues.

    Learn More

    Resources

    Aerie

    Aerie REAL Pride Crew Sweatshirt

    Aerie REAL Pride Crew Sweatshirt

    Aerie Free Spirit Ribbed Tank Top

    Aerie Free Spirit Ribbed Tank Top

    Aerie REAL Pride High Waisted Short

    Aerie REAL Pride High Waisted Short

    American Eagle Outfitters

    AE Pride Graphic T-Shirt

    AE Pride Graphic T-Shirt

    AE Pride Clear Belt Bag

    AE Pride Clear Belt Bag

    AE Pride Stretch High-Waisted Perfect Denim Mini Skirt

    AE Pride Stretch High-Waisted Perfect Denim Mini Skirt

    Bath & Body Works

    Love Always Wins Gentle & Clean Foaming Hand Soap

    Love Always Wins Gentle & Clean Foaming Hand Soap

    Neon Rainbow Nightlight

    Neon Rainbow Nightlight

    Love Always Wins Signature Single Wick Candle

    Love Always Wins Signature Single Wick Candle

    Hudson's Bay

    Nautica Pride Graphic Pyjama T-Shirt

    Nautica Pride Graphic Pyjama T-Shirt

    GUESS Pride Capsule Pride Dangling Goldtone Heart Hoop Earrings

    GUESS Pride Capsule Pride Dangling Goldtone Heart Hoop Earrings

    Dockers Pride Regular-Fit Shorts

    Dockers Pride Regular-Fit Shorts

    MAC Cosmetics

    40 shades of pride eye shadow vault

    40 Shades of Pride Eye Shadow Vault

    DazzleShadow Extreme

    DazzleShadow Extreme

    40 Shades of Pride Eye Shadow Vault

    40 Shades of Pride Eye Shadow Vault

    Old Navy

    Pride Oversized Boxy Heavyweight Graphic T-Shirt

    Pride Oversized Boxy Heavyweight Graphic T-Shirt

    Printed Canvas Tote Bag

    Printed Canvas Tote Bag

    Pride Graphic T-Shirt

    Pride Graphic T-Shirt

    Roots

    Roots X Vivian Rosas Pride Crew

    Roots X Vivian Rosas Pride Crew

    Roots X Vivian Rosas Pride Small Banff Bag

    Roots X Vivian Rosas Pride Small Banff Bag

    Baby Roots X Vivian Rosas Pride Bodysuit

    Baby Roots X Vivian Rosas Pride Bodysuit

    Sephora

    Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner

    Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner

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    Danessa Myricks Beauty - Love is Love All Over Face Palette

    Peace Out Pride Limited Edition Salicylic Acid Acne Healing Dots

    Peace Out Pride Limited Edition Salicylic Acid Acne Healing Dots

    Shoppers Drug Mart

    Quo Beauty Pride Rainbow Ombre Lashes

    Quo Beauty Pride Rainbow Ombre Lashes

    All You Need is Love Beauty Bundle

    All You Need is Love Beauty Bundle

    Quo Beauty All My Heart Pride Mega Volume Lashes

    Quo Beauty All My Heart Pride Mega Volume Lashes

    SportChek

    adidas Men's Tiro 23 Pride Jersey

    adidas Men's Tiro 23 Pride Jersey

    Apple Watch 45mm Pride Edition Sport Loop Wristband

    Apple Watch 45mm Pride Edition Sport Loop Wristband

    The North Face Men's Pride REC T-Shirt

    The North Face Men's Pride REC T-Shirt