Vancouver Pride Parade 2017

Described on Sunday August 6, 2017 at Noon | FREE EVENT Beach Avenue Accessible Seating | 604-364-5949 | Map

VocalEye is proud to describe the 39th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade for people who are blind and partially sighted. This is VocalEye’s third year describing the Vancouver Pride Parade thanks to a request from Richard Marion, a member of the blind community. 

Headsets and priority seating will be provided free of charge for people with vision loss in the accessibility area on Beach Avenue at the foot of Broughton (water side of the street) from 11 am to 3 pm on Parade Day (Sunday, August 6). Reservations are required. Contact 604-364-5949 or Seating and equipment are limited. 

Described by Eileen Barrett and Allan Morgan with live-tweets from VocalEye volunteers.

Your sighted friends are welcome to listen in on Eileen and Allan’s description of this year’s Pride participants. Bring an extra set of ear buds and ask us for a splitter and you’ll be able to share your receiver. Friends can also follow our live tweets on Twitter.

The Accessibility Area features seating, shade and accessible washroom facilities.

Free bottled water will be available, but to reduce waste, we encourage you to bring your own. Be sure to dress for the weather as necessary and don’t forget your sunscreen! We’ll have some light snacks and treats to share.

Pride Guide 2017 pdf format – it’s a large document, so it may take a while to load.

Attracting more than 650,000 people, the Vancouver Pride Parade is one of the most beautiful, diverse and successful LGBTTQ celebrations in the world. Beginning as a protest march in 1978, the Vancouver Pride Festival has evolved into the largest parade in Western Canada, and the 5th largest Pride celebration in the world. What began as a small event in 1981 has now grown into a landmark parade encompassing hundreds of people and city-wide festival attracting over 650,000 people from all four corners of the world to the streets of Vancouver. It is a chance for people to come together to show their support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and to celebrate acceptance and the freedom to be who you are, no matter your ethnicity, sexuality, size, shape or ability.