politicos march in edmonton’s 2011 pride parade.

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)

7 thoughts on “politicos march in edmonton’s 2011 pride parade.

  1. Joel French

    Curious: did either of the Liberal leadership candidates sport any kind of Liberal branding? Everything I saw was solely personality branding and didn’t even use Liberal colours. Seemed odd…

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  2. daveberta Post author

    Thanks for the comment, Joel. I did notice that. Laurie Blakeman’s banner was a purple “Laurie 4 Leader” and Raj Sherman’s signs promoted his website. I think it’s more than coincidental. I will have more on this in a post I am writing this week.

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  3. Matt Grant

    I think it’s pretty typical of leadership campaigns in all parties: they use their colours to differentiate themselves within the party.

    That being said, stay tuned for Pride in Calgary – there will be lots of red. Kent Hehr’s made sure of that for at least three years now.

    I look forward the upcoming piece Dave. It will no doubt be critical, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use it to improve our processes and refine our ideas.

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  4. Where it stands

    What’s really gayer than the gay pride parade is the blatant pandering by these idiot fringe politicians.

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  5. Flintstone Astaire

    @MattGrant your very diplomatic but pretending Daveberta is a neutral party is even more ridiculous than when he was a liberal.

    What he writes will be Alberta Party propaganda, no more.

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  6. Matt Grant

    Flintsone Astaire, I don’t think Dave has ever pretended to be neutral, and I’m certainly not pretending he is. He’s an openly card-carrying member of a party – as am I. More than that, I think he exercises considerable leadership within the Alberta Party, whether it’s recognized or not.

    And I’m not just trying to pump Dave’s tires – this blog’s a good place to read the mood of people who the ALP needs to be listening and speaking to. The reality is, there are few other forums where progressively-minded Albertans of a variety of stripes hash out ideas and messages. I’m looking forward to hearing what Dave has to say about the ALP of late, and I’m excited to read the comments.

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