Fanshawe kicks off Pride celebrations with flag raising
July 28, 2017

Staff and students at the London Campus joined Vice President, Student Services, Michele Beaudoin on Thursday, July 20, 2017 to raise the Pride flag in support of the Pride London Festival, running July 20 to 30, 2017. The rainbow flag was flown on the right-most flag pole in front of F and H buildings, in place of the typical Fanshawe NorthStar flag.

Boudoin commented that the raising of this flag is a reminder of the significance embracing love and equality. Since its debut in San Francisco in 1978, the rainbow flag has been a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride and LGBTQ social movements.

London Campus students and staff also installed a rainbow crosswalk on July 6 outside the new Wellness Centre. The rainbow crosswalk will be a year-round signal of the inclusive and supportive environment Fanshawe offers to all our students, staff and visitors.Since its debut in San Francisco in 1978, this flag has been a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride and LGBTQ social movements.

At the same time, staff and students at the St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus also celebrated a Pride flag raising together with campus chair Ross Fair.

Pride celebration London Campus

Fanshawe will also join Pride London festivities with participation in the Outdoor Festival in Victoria Park and the 23rd Annual London Pride Parade.

Fanshawe booth at Outdoor Festival in Victoria Park
When: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, July 29, 2017 -11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, July 30, 2017 -11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Victoria Park

Fanshawe volunteers in 23rd Annual London Pride Parade
When: Sunday, July 30, 2017 beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Queens Avenue, beginning on Ontario Street proceeding to Victoria Park

Employees, students, alumni, family and friends are invited to sign up  to join the celebration. Registrants will be provided a Fanshawe Pride T-shirt. We hope to see you at Pride!

For further information about Fanshawe College, please contact Corporate Communications.