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Ucluelet Pride walk promotes fun, inclusive space

“It’s going to be even better next year”

About 50 West Coasters splashed the streets of Ucluelet with rainbow hearts and colourful flags on June 30 as they walked up Peninsula Road from the Seaplane Base to the community centre for Pride.

The June Pride walk and BBQ for LGBTQ+ members and allies was organized by a soon-to-be Grade 9 Ucluelet Secondary student Kira Cameron with support from local youth facilitators Tristan Godberson and Toni Buston.

“There was a lot more people than I thought there would be. I’m definitely doing this next year. We’re gonna re-use some of the things from this year, like Pride flags, so there is going to be 10 times more next year. It’s going to be even better,” said Cameron.

They said the event was promoted as a safe space for queers and allies to have fun. Wize Tea and Foggy Bean stepped up to sponsor the BBQ and they also garnered support from a Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Youth Action grant, the Alberni Clayoquot Building Youth Futures Project, and the District of Ucluelet.

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Nora O'Malley

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