Proclamation - Fierté Simcoe Pride - July 26 to August 8, 2021

July 19, 2021
Heritage Crest Logo

WHEREAS, This marks the tenth annual Fierté SimcoePride, and its purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports gender and sexual diversity through services, activities and events; and

WHEREAS, The Rainbow Pride flag is raised to honour gender and sexual diversity in Simcoe County. The Rainbow Flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978.The flag is a symbol of the Pride movement and the advancement of human rights for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. The colour red signifies life; Orange is healing; Yellow is sunlight. Green represents nature. Blue symbolizes serenity, peace and harmony. And finally, purple represents spirit; and

WHEREAS, Fierté Simcoe Pride formed on May 13, 2012, and its mission is “to create and offer inclusive events, services, and educational opportunities that rise above heterosexism, heteronormativity, and homo/bi/transphobia, promoting safe communities within Simcoe County”; and

WHEREAS,  Fierté Simcoe Pride is filled with numerous events and activities that focus on education, awareness, community development, creative expression and fun for the whole family. 

NOW THEREFORE, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood,

DO HEREBY PROCLAIM July 26 to August 8, 2021 as “Fierté Simcoe Pride” in the Town of Collingwood. 

Dated this 19th day of July, 2021