Milton to hold the first pride parade in the Region - Oakville will be the location for 2024

By Pepper Parr

August 3rd, 2023



Burlington has a number of rainbow crosswalks along with a Mayor who crosses her heart when she stands before a Rainbow on the road.

Milton has taken the attention paid to the 2SLGBTQIA+ and its interests a step further – they will be holding a parade through the streets of the town on August 20th, at 2:00 pm in the afternoon.

The parade will take place on Main Street and run between the two rainbow Crosswalks at Charles and Brown Streets.

Mel Tremills is the founder of PRISM a Pride Group with a Facebook page; she is the person behind the organizing of the parade.

With Mayor Gord Krantz front and centre and organizer Mel second to his right

She has been the person organizing the Pride flag for the past seven years in Milton and adds that this year for the first time the Trans flag was added.

“The town hall has been nothing but helpful, I have had no problems whenever I have organized these events. The churches do not put out banners but I do have a church walking in the parade.

Milton Town Councillor Kristina Teesor is a member of the Committee organizing the event.

Milton is a very different community than Burlington. It has a more diverse community with a very large Muslim community.

Mel sees the event as Regional and told the Gazette today that Oakville has asked to be the location where the parade is held next year.

She expects 200 people to show up for the event.


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