The Saskatchewan Pride Network is a project aimed at supporting and empowering LGBT+ people in small urban centres across Saskatchewan through the provision of community events and diversity training. The seven communities chosen to participate in this project include: Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Weyburn, Estevan, Prince Albert, Humboldt and Yorkton.
Joe Wickenhauser, Executive Director for Moose Jaw Pride, made the funding announcement during a speech at the flag raising ceremony in Crescent Park on Saturday, following the parade.
“We’re thrilled that the Community Initiatives Fund has recognized the importance of the work that we are doing to make our province safer and more welcoming for LGBT people,” Wickenhauser said.
The amount awarded to Moose Jaw Pride is the maximum allowable for a provincial project under the CIF’s Community Grant Program.