25 years of Ottawa’s most colourful festival: Mike gives us a glimpse of Capital Pride

Mike Cullen (Twitter) is a young public servant who is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books. 

I’m not one to take part in Capital Pride festivities — I think the last time I was there was in 2008 — but with the prospect of it being the biggest and most bad-ass event ever this year, I decided to take up the challenge.

It was definitely one of the largest parades in recent memory and while the chilly weather in Ottawa may have kept some people from attending, the spirit was still alive as some fifty “floats” snaked through downtown Ottawa toward Festival Plaza at City Hall.

Instead of giving a worded account, I’ll simply leave you with 10 of my favorite photos taken during the parade; if a picture tells a thousand words, you’re about to get your money’s worth with this!

 Thanks for sharing, Mike! Twenty-five years marks a long and proud tradition. Check out more photos here.