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2024 Pride Sponsors

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Become a Sponsor

Each tier includes lower-tier benefits.  
All sponsors receive a spot in our parade or vendor/display space.
Applications: info@ckpride.com

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Champion: $1500+
Highlighted as a Major Pride Fest Sponsor.

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Advocate: $500-$1499
Full individual sponsor banner display.

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Supporter: $250-$499
Social media coverage.

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Ally: $50-$249
Logo displayed on collective sponsors banner.

Parade Participation

Pride Parades bring the 2SLGBTQIA+ community & allies together to raise awareness, build community & celebrate diversity.    

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Individuals are welcome to join the parade for free.
The cost to enter a float or group is $25.

Applications: info@ckpride.com 

Saturday, August 17, 2024 on King Street, Chatham!

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Vendors & Displays

Saturday, August 17, 2024

12-4pm

Harvey Street & Centre Street, Chatham 

Vendor/display applications: info@ckpride.com

$40 – 10’x10′ space

$100 – food booths (supply own power & water)  

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Our vendors are an important part of Pride Fest providing information, services & wares to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, families & our allies. 

Past Prides

What is Pride?

Pride is both a protest & a party. 
Pride is honouring our roots, celebrating our wins, & imagining queer possibilities.  
Pride is taking a breath to live in the moment – joyous, unapologetic, & taking up space in a world that says we should not exist.

Why do we celebrate Pride?

1. People are still attacked or discriminated against because of their real or perceived sexual & gender identity.
2. Prides are an opportunity to challenge homophobic & transphobic legislation & practices.
3. Rights can never be taken for granted.
4. Prides contribute to changing hearts & minds.
5. Prides are empowering.
 

Why Pride in August?

Pride Month in June marks the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.  The first Canadian gay rights protest however was in August 1971 on Parliament Hill  (the We Demand Rally). By 1973, Pride Weeks started in various cities during August (Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Saskatoon and Winnipeg).  Chatham-Kent (amongst other locations in Canada) holds Pride Celebrations in August following this Canadian tradition.