The signature Calgary Pride Parade is one of the most colourful celebrations of the year! This family friendly parade sees upwards of 60,000 spectators as over 125 entries from community groups, corporations, politicians, churches and public services roll through the heart of downtown, and celebrates the tremendous diversity of Calgary’s community. This year’s parade will be led by award winning writer, musician and filmmaker Rae Spoon.
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Rae Spoon has been called one of Canada’s best songwriters, and their new album Armour does not disappoint. Joining the festivities as the 2016 Parade Grand Marshal, Spoon will also perform as part of the events during Pride week, bringing their unique sound to the Festival. An award winning writer, musician and filmmaker, Rae Spoon is a multi-talented voice for the trans and non binary community, and we are thrilled to welcome them as the leader and Grand Marshal of our 2016 celebration!