2018 Annual General Meeting

Halifax Pride will hold its 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Halifax Central Library from 6:30 pm - 9 pm. The AGM is an annual meeting of the members of the Halifax Pride Society to review board reports, elect board members, and discuss society business.

In November 2017, the membership of the Halifax Pride society voted on substantial operational changes to the by-laws, including new membership criteria. Read the by-laws and review how they govern the society and the AGM here.

Members in attendance of the AGM will elect new board directors at the meeting. Those members interested in standing for election submitted their names and a brief bio to morgan@halifaxpride.com before September 16, 2018 to ensure notice to membership. Find the list of 2018 board nominees here.

Board members are expected to attend regular board meetings, and orientation and festival planning retreats. Review the proposed board meeting schedule for an indication of anticipated time commitment.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Halifax Pride Society or board of directors, but have questions, hesitations, or concerns, please reach out to morgan@halifaxpride.com.

At the AGM, the outgoing board of directors will present an annual report for review. The report will include 2018 financial statements, individual board reports, and a festival review. The report will be made available at halifaxpride.com after the meeting.

  • The Halifax Central Library is a wheelchair accessible space.

  • Gender neutral washrooms are identified on site.

  • ASL interpretation services may be arranged by emailing info@halifaxpride.com a minimum of 72 hours prior to the event.

  • An active listener will be on site.

  • Those requiring travel assistance may obtain Metro Transit tickets from the organizers at the event.

MEDIA RELEASE: 2018 Festival Launch

2018 Halifax Pride Festival Begins Today

K’jipuktuk (Halifax, N.S.) - Thursday, July 19 marks the official start to the Halifax Pride Festival, with events running July 19-29.

“We’re so excited to finally start the festival after months of preparation,” says Morgan Manzer, chair of the Halifax Pride board of directors. “For the past few years, we’ve concentrated on making this festival among the most accessible and community-focused in the country.”

That community focus can be found in Halifax Pride’s 2018 theme . This year’s festival emphasizes the message that pride is “Because of you” through photographs of members of Halifax’s 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Featured in among the festival guide and posters are several photos from The Magic Project’s Queer People are Magic: Pride Edition. Like their other art initiatives, the photoshoot captures empowerment and connects communities.

The Magic Project’s work using art and photography to create solidarity, and celebrate diverse identities, has made Halifax Pride’s “Because of you” campaign possible. “It is through the work of the community that pride happens every year,” says Adam Reid, executive director. “We strive to build a festival where our community can come together to celebrate, commemorate, and advocate.”

Some of the 2018 festival’s new events include the opening night Halifax Pride Comedy Show, The Katchup brunch on the Garrison Grounds, and a Humans vs. Zombies game for youth. The Dykes vs. Divas Softball Game, Garrison Grounds Mainstage Show, Evening Speaker Series, Queer Perspective Panels, and an expanded Gottingen Block Party are all returning to the festival. For a full line up of events, visits www.halifaxpride.com/schedule.

The Halifax Pride Parade will march on July 21 at 1 p.m.

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Register for the Halifax Pride Parade


The Halifax Pride Parade takes place Saturday, July 21, 2018 starting at 1:00 pm in downtown Halifax. If you want to be part of the excitement, share in the spirit of Halifax Pride, and support the 2SLGBTQ+ community, be sure to register for this incredible event. The parade route can be found HERE.

Steps to registration: 

Deadline to apply is July 18th, but don't delay! Halifax Pride encourages participation by groups that desire to support their community and share the principal ideals of Halifax Pride: pride, inclusion, respect and diversity in all forms. 

The Halifax Pride Society works hard to ensure community members and organizations are the focus of our parade and festival. 2SLGBTQ+ community/ not-for-profit organizations are exempt from registration fees and given priority placement in the parade. 


Email David at parade@halifaxpride.com

Volunteer at the Halifax Pride Festival

Become a Halifax Pride Volunteer!

In 2017, more than 100 community members and allies joined us to host events, greet thousands of guests and coordinate one of the premier pride festivals in Canada. Now it's your chance to help us Make Pride Happen!

By volunteering with Halifax Pride, you become part of a team dedicated to celebrating and commemorating Nova Scotia's 2SLGBTQ+ history and culture. Whether your reason for volunteering is to learn more about our vibrant community or complete volunteer hours, there are many opportunities to explore.

Halifax Pride has open roles whether you're interested in volunteering year-round or just for a few hours during the Parade. Sign up to volunteer here!


Festival and Event Volunteers work alongside Team Leads to help set-up and run the events and initiatives that make Halifax Pride a fabulous event. Whether you are hoping to assemble stages, direct floats, or greet our guests, there's a spot for you. Festival/Event Volunteers will sign-up to volunteer for a few hours at an event or during the festival. No experience is necessary, but a short training session in the weeks before the festival is required.

This year, we're looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Parade Set-up/Clean-up Support
  • Parade Marshals
  • Community Market Assistants
  • Support for various events
  • Set-up/Clean-up for various events
  • Accessible Viewing Area Assistants
  • Volunteer HQ Assistants

Click HERE to complete a volunteer sign up form and Halifax Pride will contact you with further information.