Kingston Pride Announces 2019 Parade Grand Marshall

Published on: 2019/06/10 - in Releases

RELEASE — Kingston Pride Inc. announced today that Rear Admiral Luc Cassivi, OMM, CD, Royal Canadian Navy has accepted its invitation to be Grand Marshall of this year’s Pride Parade.

RAdm. Cassivi, a native of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula, began his naval career in 1983 after time as a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet. RAdm. Cassivi, one of the Navy’s most senior Flag Officers, serves today as Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy, headquartered at Canadian Forces Base Kingston.

RAdm. Cassivi has worked throughout his career to create a more inclusive environment within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and serves as the CAF’s Co-Champion for Gender and Diversity for Operations. Today, the CAF is lauded around the world as one of the most progressive military organizations, one in which every member is encouraged to be themself and to grow in their career knowing who they love will be respected and honoured.

Kingston Pride Inc., on behalf of the LGBTQ2S+ community of Kingston and beyond, welcomes RAdm. Cassivi and thanks him for showing his and the CAF’s true colours at this
year’s Pride Parade. The Kingston Pride Parade will take place on Princess Street in downtown Kingston beginning at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 15th .

About Kingston Pride Inc.

Kingston Pride Inc. is a volunteer-run, membership-based non-profit organization established in 1989 that works to promote awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of the LGBTQ2S+ community in Kingston and its surrounding area. Kingston Pride Inc. coordinates a wide range of activities throughout the year to celebrate diversity, and on behalf of its members and the entire LGBTQ2S+ community and its family, friends, and allies, will celebrate Pride 2019 and its own 30th anniversary by presenting events throughout the month of June.

Also see: Kingston Pride Posts 30th Anniversary Schedule of Events

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