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Proclamations
In 2003, Pride week was again officially proclaimed by eight out of the nine municiplities of the region. On this occasion Vaughan did however grant official recognition for Pride Week, as did York Region.
York Region Map: A=Aurora, EG=East Gwillimbury, G=Georgina, K=King, M=Markham, N=Newmarket, RH=Richmoond Hill, V=Vaughan, W-S=Whitchurch-Stouffville
June 15th-21rd, 2003
Community Pride Church Service - Sun, June 15 7:00 pm
A multi-faith community celebration kicked off Pride Week, at St. Matthew's United Church, 333 Crosby Avenue in Richmond Hill, followed by a social hour hosted by PFLAG York Region.
Keswick Event: PROM Fight - Tue, June 17 7:00pm
Marilyn Byers of PFLAG York Region introduced a special Pride Week video screening of PROM FIGHT: THE MARC HALL STORY on Tuesday, June 17 at the Wexford Drive Library in Keswick.
Also in Keswick, a month-long Pride display was featured in the Community Library (Wexford Drive Branch), with books from the PRIDE York Region McBean GLBTQ Literature and Reference Collection, as well as information about resources and activities in York Region.
Markham Event: 'Just Married' [meet the authors] - Sun, June 18 7:00 pm
A special Pride Week book event featuring Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell, authors of JUST MARRIED: GAY MARRIAGE AND THE EXPANSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS took place in the Lunau Room at the Markham Community Library (Highway 7 & Markham Road)
A month-long Pride display was featured in the Markham Community Library (Highway 7 & Markham Road Branch), with books from the PRIDE York Region McBean GLBTQ Literature and Reference Collection, as well as information about resources and activities in York Region.
Pride Week Wrap-Up BaseBall & Dance - Sat, June 21
An afternoon Baseball Tournament at the Queensville Community Centre Diamond was hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Association of York Region.
This was followed by an Annual Pride Dance at the East Gwillimbury Community Centre
Pride Displays
In addition to these events, Pride Displays were mounted at Public Libraries in Aurora, Keswick, Markham, East Gwillimbury, Richmond Hill, and Newmarket during the month of June! Community info was made available at libraries in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Vaughan and King.