If you’re in Ottawa for Capital Pride, Xtra has the most complete list of events in our Ultimate Pride Guide! Events kick off today, leading up to the Pride parade and closing parties on Sunday, Aug 29.
One event isn’t going ahead as originally planned: a party celebrating both the newly renovated Bank St and the opening of Pride Week. The Bank Street Business Improvement Area (BIA) put the kibosh
on it, first changing the date, then eventually cancelling the event
The BIA is quietly distributing
material to counter claims that it acted inappropriately when it
cancelled the party. However, documents obtained by Xtra contradict the BIA’s
claims, and those close to the event question the authenticity of a
letter the BIA is distributing as evidence.