News — 07 June 2017
Saturday’s Pride event to be a first for Dryden

By Dryden Observer Staff

Dryden’s LGBT community, along with friends and supporters, are gearing up to make local history in the community’s first Pride event, Saturday.

Supporters can get an early start to the weekend on Friday evening with a fundraising concert for Dryden Pride featuring singer/songwriter Sarah Smith at the P.I. bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m..

The following day the festivities begin at 12 p.m. at City Hall with a flag-raising followed by a march to Cooper Park at 1 p.m.

Festivities at the park include live music, food vendors, yoga, Zumba, family activities, puppies, and information booths about local resources. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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