Capital Pride this year was outstanding!
The street festival and parade were back. The Bruce House table was busy both days, people asking about our services and dropping in to say “hello” and re-connect. We joined with OQSL for the parade (thank you!) and had a blast.
Drag & Balls returned from a pandemic break, joined at Riverain Park by a re-located National Capital Pride Run. Both events were fabulous, with Drag & Balls raising $10,000 and NCPR $7000. Thank you to the organizers, sponsors, and participants. Your community spirit is inspiring.
TD joined in the spirit of giving with a $5000 sponsorship! The Adult Fun Superstore‘s annual “Double the Love for Bruce House”, with the store matching donations from shoppers, contributed $2080. Rounding up the week were several donations from individuals and from Thursday Nights are a Drag at Swizzles.
That brings total funds raised to $24,480!!!!
These funds will mean more practical supports, food, and basic necessities for vulnerable people living with HIV.