Elgin County Pride

...is a celebration of acceptance, diversity, inclusivity and respect for all in Elgin County.

Happy Pride Elgin!

We’ve got your queer reading covered! Check out our full collection of LGBTQ+ materials for all ages!  

Books act as both mirrors and windows, helping us to see and understand ourselves and others. If you want to try reading a book from our collection of LGBTQ+ books but aren’t sure where to start, give one of these books a try. 

Events Happening for Elgin County Pride

Friday, August 4th

St. Thomas Flag raising & proclamation reading at St. Thomas City Hall @ 10am

Monday, August 7th

Aylmer Picnic & Entertainment at Optimist Pavilion, Optimist Park, Aylmer @ noon - 4pm

Tuesday, August 8th

Elgin County Flag raising & proclamation at Elgin County Heritage Centre, St. Thomas @ noon

Wednesday, August 9th

Pride Community Swim at YMCA, St. Thomas @ 5 - 7:30pm FREE
Be Gay, Do Crafts at Ignite Youth Centre in St. Thomas @ 6 - 8pm FREE

Friday, August 11th

Movie Night in the Park featuring Bee Movie (rated G) at the Pinafore Park Bandshell @ 8:30 - 10:30pm FREE

Saturday, August 12th

Pride in the Park at Pinafore Park Bandshell. Featuring: Deshkan ZiiBi Indigenous Women's Association, Drag Storytime, Drag Show, Karaoke with a Queen, vendors (including Elgin County Library), and more! @ noon - 5pm

Sunday, August 13th

Interfaith Community Celebration & BBQ Picnic at the Pinafore Park Bandshell, plus Pride Parade/Walk around the Park, and Elgin County Pride Closing Ceremony @ 11am - 3pm

Join us in attending Pride in the Park on Saturday, August 12th in Pinafore Park! Check out the Elgin County Pride website for details about the event. See you there, Elgin County!

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