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Proclamation – Fierté Simcoe Pride July 31 – August 13, 2017 (Flag Raising Ceremony – August 3, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.)

Resolution No:CR083-2017Moved by:MacdonaldSeconded by:Smith

Whereas 2017 marks the sixth annual Fierté Simcoe Pride, and its purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-community members through services, activities and events; and

Whereas the Rainbow Pride flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978 with colours that represent the diversity of the LGBT community – red signifies life; orange is healing; yellow is sunlight; green represents nature; blue symbolizes serenity, peace and harmony; and finally, purple represents spirits; 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 home/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 be it resolved that Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa hereby proclaims July 31 to August 13, 2017 as Fierté Simcoe Pride.