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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Scenically straddling the South Saskatchewan River, the city of Saskatoon is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan, with a metropolitan population of over 260,000. Centrally located in Western Canada, Saskatchewan is bordered by Manitoba to the east, Alberta to the west, and the USA to the south.

Saskatoon is also home to a vibrant LGBTQ2+ community, and has been actively building awareness, not only nationally, but internationally as an LGBTQ2+ welcoming destination in recent years. Previous host city for the 2015 Fierté Canada Pride and InterPride Region 7 Conference and Annual General Meeting, Saskatoon is also confirmed as host city for the October 2018 InterPride World Conference and AGM.

The city hosts over a week of Pride Celebrations each June, complete with an official flag-raising, and an extensive list of community events including First Nation Pride, a Pride Market, Pride in the Park, the Pride Parade, and much more.

Also a city of firsts, OUTSaskatoon opened Canada’s first LGBTQ2+ long-term youth group home in 2017, and Saskatoon was the only city in Canada to make the New York Times’ list of 52 places to visit in 2018, for its new Remai Modern art museum.

2018 InterPride World Conference & AGM

“October 4th - 7th 2018, Pride organizers from around the world will gather in Saskatoon Saskatchewan for the 2018 InterPride AGM and World Conference. InterPride is the international organization that ties Prides together globally. Member organizations of InterPride create Pride events, organised by hundreds of thousands of amazing volunteers from every corner of the globe. The conference is an amazing opportunity for attendees to network with other Pride organizers, attend various workshops and seminars to improve their events and strengthen their organization. To learn more about InterPride and this year’s AGM and World Conference, visit www.InterPride.org 

Resources: 

www.tourismsaskatoon.com/rainbow

www.outsaskatoon.ca

www.saskatoonpride.ca

www.tourismsaskatchewan.com 

www.interpride.org 

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