August 16, 2018


fans holding a rainbow Pride flag on the field at TD Place

Pride Week starts next week and you’re invited. Pride Week creates opportunities to celebrate, advocate, educate and connect people, respecting the full diversity of the LGBTQ2+ community in Canada’s capital region.

There’s a ton happening near Lansdowne so treat this as your official guide. Continue reading to get the full scoop…

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Get your Instagram game on with our crosswalks and stairs + check out Light Up The Sky at Aberdeen Pavilion

Aberdeen Pavillion lit up with rainbow lights

💡 To kick things off, Lansdowne is adding colors to crosswalks and stairs in a rainbow design. This is a perfect opportunity to jazz up your Instagram feed and be the FIRST of your friends to show your support – in style.

Not to mention, we are also lighting up the Aberdeen Pavilion with rainbow colors… look up!

When? August 20 (and really, you can snap pics all week long).

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Party it up with TD’s Block Party in Aberdeen Square

Aerial shot of Aberdeen Pavilion from Queen Elizabeth Drive

🎉 TD Bank is bringing you everything you’d ever want in a Pride party – live music, drag performances, cash bar and tons of free activities.

Lansdowne Park is well served by OC Transpo Routes 6 and 7. To Plan your trip using transit, use the OC Transpo Trip Planning Tool.

When? August 22 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Support Your Team: Ottawa FURY FC Pride Match
Carl Haworth's number 9 Pride jersey

⚽️ On August 25 we bring you our Fury FC Pride Match! Get ready for special edition Pride jerseys on every Fury player, 2,000 rainbow colored thunder sticks and a massive Pride flag during the opening ceremonies.

When? August 25 | 7 p.m.


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Get Loud and Proud at the Capital Pride Parade 2018

Rainbow flag

Ottawa Tourism

🏳️‍🌈 Starting at Bank and Gladstone, there are over 130 groups marching together. Don’t get FOMO – join the party!

When? August 26 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Two Redblacks players holding Pride flags

🏈 REDBLACKS are ready to show their love at our home game on August 31. Watch out for the Pride flag making an appearance and help us in honoring the organizers of Capital Pride!

When? August 31 | 7:30 p.m.