Festival & Parade

Parade Entries

The annual Pride Parade is a time and place where members of the LGBTQAI2S+ get to loudly and proudly take up space, unabashedly be exactly who we are and proclaim to the world that until all of us are safe and able to participate, we will keep marching.

Although we won’t be able to be together for a second year in a row, Vancouver Pride Society wants to invite you to CHOOSE YOUR PRIDE on August 1, 2021 and join us YOUR WAY for the Decentralized Parade.

We acknowledge that this event will be taking place in summer where it is sunny and unappealing to sit inside for virtual events. With that in mind, we have developed an idea that encourages people to go outside and enjoy their Pride, while still participating in the Virtual Parade and being able to watch it later on.

Concept

This years virtual Parade will be a combination of photo and video submissions sent in by each participating organization. The general public will have a chance to participate by posting their celebratory photos on Instagram with a designated hashtag. VPS will also be placing hosts around the City of Vancouver to capture stories and COVID safe community celebrations on Pride day. This will all be patched together to form the Decentralized Parade.

The goal is to encourage our communities to celebrate pride and take up space wherever they are in the world. Some examples of ways we are suggesting they celebrate on August 1st are:

  • March with their family or household in their neighbourhood
  • Have a picnic with their bubble in a park
  • Decorate their car and drive around
  • Have their work colleagues meet in a parking lot or park to create their own mini parade
  • Decorate their business, house, or apartment
  • Dress up with their household in their most colourful Pride outfits and check out the Pride Art Walk
  • Create a “Happy Pride” video with their colleagues via a video chat platform

Parade Participants have 3 different options for their Parade submission (See Below). Please fill out the 2021 Pride Parade Application and await approval before creating your submission.

Option A – Photo Submission

Parameters:

  • Max 6 photos
  • Images must be submitted as a JPG or JPEG
  • Must be in Landscape format
  • iPhone/Android quality camera is OK at the highest possible quality level
  • Message can be no longer than 200 characters without spaces
  • Must convey a message of Pride, not just an advertisement for the organization

Examples:

  • Photos of past Parade entry
  • Photos of staff celebrating Pride
  • Message from your organization (text or edited image)
  • Photo collage including all of the examples above

 

Photography by Lung Liu

 

Photography by Lung Liu

 

Option B – Video Submission

Parameters:

  • Must not be longer than 20 seconds
  • Must be filmed in Landscape format
  • iPhone/Android quality camera is OK at the highest possible quality level
  • NO Music in the background – VPS will be adding a soundtrack
  • Must convey a message of Pride, not just an advertisement for the organization

Examples:

  • Video of past Parade Entry
  • Video of staff attending Pride
  • Video message from a member of your organization
  • Video montage including photos and video examples above

 

Option C – Decentralized Parade

If your organization is going to safely gather and celebrate Pride, you can record and upload it to the VPS gallery in real time. We will be featuring these submissions throughout the event.

Examples:

  • March with your organization down a street*
  • Have a picnic with your organization bubble in a park*
  • Decorate a vehicle and drive around
  • Create your own mini parade with multiple work vehicles
  • Decorate your business, workspace, home or apartment or backyard/courtyard
  • Dress up with your organization in your most colourful Pride outfits and check out the Pride Art Walk

Upload your submission to a specified location on August 1st, 2021 to be featured in the Parade while you are still out celebrating Pride with your team! (NO background music)

*Pending provincial health guidelines for gathering.

2019 Pride Parade, Lung Liu Photography
Photography by Lung Liu

Apply NOW!

2021 Decentralized Parade Application – Deadline to submit June 1st, 2021

Virtual Parade Terms and Conditions

Rate Card

Video Submission Guidelines – Due June 30th, 2021

 

Submit applications to: Applications@vancouverpride.ca

Parade Questions: Office@vancouverpride.ca

Media Inquiries: Media@vancouverpride.ca

All photos on this page are from the 2019 Pride Parade and are credited to

Photography by Lung Liu

Page last updated: March 31, 2021