Once again, we will be marching in the parade and have a booth afterwards. The festivities are on and around Whyte Ave this year, not downtown like previous years.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the parade and the booth. SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE BOOTH.
In the rest of this post: Getting There | Parade | Booth | Code of Conduct.
Take the bus, LRT, walk, bike, book a Pogo, call a taxi or Uber, or get dropped off. Some bus routes will have different routes around Whyte due to the parade.
If you drive, plan to park a good distance away and walk or catch the bus. It will be very busy, and some parking will be blocked for the parade or reserved for organizers. Pay attention to parking signs so you don’t get ticketed or towed.
When to meet: 9:30-10:15 am, June 6.
Where to meet: 80 Ave, between 109 St and 108 St. We are entry #79 (near the end) between Foreskin Pride and Virgin Radio. We expect to be on the sidewalk or grass. Look for the Flying Spaghetti Monster (that noodley guy in the photo), or wander around asking people if they’re the SEA.
What to wear: Bright, solid coloured t-shirt or SEA t-shirt, good walking footwear, and accessories (optional) inspired by rainbows. Some of last year’s marchers in the photo are rocking the style.
What to bring: Weather appropriate stuff (water, sunscreen, rain coat, sweater, hat). It’s Alberta, so you’ll have to decide for yourself the day of. Expect to be outside as part of the parade for at least 2 hours.
We have some signs all made up for people to carry, but you are welcome to bring your own. Messages must be inclusive and positive, and the SEA Board member on site has final say in whether a sign can come in the march.
Then what?: Talk to the SEA Board member (Marion) who’s getting everyone in order to check in and ask any questions.
When: The booth will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, June 6, for anyone who wants to wander by.
Volunteers: SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE BOOTH. We will need one more volunteer to help with set-up. You won’t be able to march in the parade, but you will get a shady spot with chairs.
If you are marching in the parade, or can follow us to the end point, Marion will ask you to wait in a group while the FSM and signs get loaded, and then give you an orientation on what is at the booth, how to keep track of sales, some tips on answering common questions, and answer any of your questions. Then you can take off until your shift starts.
If you want to volunteer, but have to come later, find our booth and someone will give you the low-down. If you decide on the day of that you can volunteer after all, no worries, we’ll find a time slot for you.
Where: Strathcona Park and End of Steel Park. Our booth will be near the corner of 102 St and 85 Ave, in the Exhibitor Tent; between Octopug and Edmonton Public Library.
What will be there: Brochures, stickers, pens, candy, wood cuts by local artist Tamara Pawluk, window decals by artist Stephan Marcotte, SEA t-shirts, buttons, pins, and awesome conversation!
What’s new: This year, barring technical bugs, we will be accepting credit cards at the booth as well as cash.
Code of Conduct
The usual SEA event code of conduct applies while you are volunteering in the parade or at the booth. While volunteering you are a representative of the SEA, are expected to act in a professional manner at all times, and expected to follow the direction of the Pride Society organizers, SEA Board members, or their designate.