Saanich looks to kick-off June as Pride Month!

June 1, 2022

News release

For immediate release 

New this year is the Progress Pride Rainbow Crosswalk. Located at the rear of the Hall, this fantastic program will continue to roll out to our recreation centres over the coming year.


Saanich looks to kick-off June as Pride Month!

Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich wishes everyone a Happy Pride Month for June 2022! Once again, Saanich will partner with Victoria Pride Society and Inter-cultural Association (ICA) to bring their fabulous celebration of Pride to the community.

Join virtually at 10 a.m. June 1, 2022 at for a live video as Acting Mayor Karen Harper raises the Progress Pride Flag at Municipal Hall and proclaims June to be Pride Month in Saanich, in support and celebration of the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community.

“Saanich Council and staff look forward each year to the many Pride activities in our community,” said Acting Mayor Karen Harper. “We strive to eliminate discrimination in all of its forms, choosing instead to help create an equitable and inclusive community that addresses discrimination in our diverse home.”

Saanich Pride in the Park

New for 2022, this family-friendly event for all ages will take place June 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Beckwith Park. Come and enjoy music, food, and activities, and you can even make a pride-themed craft to take away!

Saanich’s partners

Saanich’s partners, the Victoria Pride Society and ICA, provide many resources to LGBTQ2+ people who are looking for ways to build safe connections. The ICA Q+ Crew provides information, support and tools to help immigrants and refugees reach their goals. Mental health, culture, sexuality and gender can be a lot to handle, especially in a new country. That’s why ICA has launched the Q+ Crew support group for LGBTQ2S+ immigrants, refugees and BIPOC youth (18-30 years old).

The well-known advocacy group, Victoria Pride Society, is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing year-round LGBTQ2+ events and services. They believe that Pride belongs to the community, and they encourage you to wave your flag and celebrate the Pride in YOU!

Victoria Pride Society events

  • June 23 – 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Pride Kick-Off
  • June 24 – Big Gay Dog Walk
  • June 26 – Victoria Pride Parade
  • June 26 – Victoria Pride Festival in the Park
  • June 30 – Queer Activism Night
  • July 1 – Memorial Drag Ball Game
  • July 2 – Pride in the Word

Find more information on these events and much more, please visit:

Saanich Community Services

Saanich’s Community Services Division hosts programs for youth that welcome folks of all genders, sexualities, bodies, ancestries, cultures and abilities. Youth can visit the Community Services team at one of Saanich’s four recreation community centres.

More information on these programs is available at under youth centres.


Media contact:
Cristina Caravaca
Senior Manager of Community Services