British Consulate of Canada Celebrates Pride


The British Consulate of Canada was just one of many organizations who filled the streets of Vancouver to celebrate

Vancouver’s Pride Parade is a major event these days in the streets of the city every August.  This event is celebrating a long history with the first events dating back as far as 1973 when the Vancouver gay community organized a group picnic in downtown Vancouver.

Since then it has grown to host more floats, participants, and community organizations from a wide ranging cross section of Vancouver and beyond.  This year the British Consulate of Canada got involved and in turn contacted their favorite local photography supplier Coast Mountain Photography.  With the goal of capturing their participation in the march and support of the LGBTQ community in Vancouver, Coast Mountain was retained to march along side an international group that had 50 people from 9 different countries all supporting the Pride Parade.

As usual, this event was full of energy, outrageous costumes, enthusiastic members of the community, wild and screaming observers, and ample amounts of pride.  We were also proud to be selected by our client the British Consulate to capture images for their archives, social media, and sharing overseas with the diplomatic community back in England.

Images were edited within an hour and posted to a private web photo gallery for clients and friends to access for downloading, posting to social media, and sharing with the press.  Thanks to the British Consulate for once again engaging with our event team for complete photo coverage, fast turn images, and a really good time!

Photographer: Shea MacNeil