Thank you to everyone who joined us this Monday at Village Square Park for Stittsville’s first Pride Flag raising.

This is a special time to celebrate Ottawa Pride Week, in honour of Ottawa’s Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Intersex + (2SLGBTQIA+) communities. It is also a time to reflect on the importance of strengthening diversity, respect, equity, and inclusion among Stittsville residents, aiming to combat hateful and discriminatory speech, and working together for a society with equal rights and opportunities for all residents.

A special thank you to Chelsea Mackay from WOCRC for sharing some history about the pride flag and to Amanda Jetté Knox for sharing her story and raising the pride flag.

Happy Pride!

Photos by Catherine Musgrove