Tens of thousands of Edmontonians packed the streets of downtown on Saturday ¬†for the first major festival event of the summer – Edmonton’s Pride Parade. Held the same day as the City Centre Market and the Al Fresco Block Party on 104 Street, our city’s downtown core into a vibrant and very fun day-long party. The Pride Parade that kicked off the day was also an opportunity for politicos of most stripes (no blue coloured political signs spotted) to fly their flags and have some fun celebrating Pride Week. Here are some photos of some of the politicos who joined in the festivities:

A photo of myself and my dog Max at the 2011 Pride Parade in Edmonton.

Max and I marched with the Alberta Party crew in the parade.

A photo of City Councillor Don Iveson in Edmonton's 2011 Pride Parade.

City Councillor Don Iveson with MLA Laurie Blakeman in the background (Photo credit: britl. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

A photo of the Alberta Party crew at Edmonton's 2011 Pride Parade.

The Alberta Party crew, including Edmonton-Glenora candidate Sue Huff and Edmonton-Rutherford candidate Michael Walters.

A photo of City Councillor Ben Henderson in Edmonton's 2011 Pride Parade.

City Councillor Ben Henderson (Photo credit: britl. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

A photo of NDP MLA Rachel Notley and David Eggen in Edmonton's 2011 Pride Parade.

Edmonton-Strathcona NDP MLA Rachel Notley and Edmonton-Calder candidate David Eggen. (Photo credit: britl. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)