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First ever ‘Canada Pride’ heading to Montreal in 2017

First ever ‘Canada Pride’ heading to Montreal in 2017

The first ever ‘Canada Pride’ is to be held in Montreal in 2017, following the success of Toronto WorldPride in 2014.

The 10-day celebration will take place from August 11-20, and will include sports events and an international conference on LGBT rights, plus an array of gigs, parades and parties.

The inaugural event will boast a budget of $2.3-3 million dollars, according to

Organizers Fierté Montréal hope to attract between 750,000 and 1 million LGBTIs from around the world for the party, with the aim of hosting it in a different city ever four years.

Fierté Montréal’s president Eric Pineault has revealed he was inspired by the success of last year’s Toronto WorldPride.

He commented: ‘I not only thought it was time for Montreal to reassert its position in Canada’s LGBT movement, but knew we could pull off a very professional and polished Canada Pride because we already have the infrastructure in place.’

In 2017, the city of Montreal will celebrate its 375th birthday.