Raising the Progress Pride Flag on Community Flagpole 

Celebrating Pride Month Beginning June 1, 2023

Trent Hills has Lots of  Events Planned

Cobourg – May 31, 2023 – June is Pride Month in Northumberland and across Canada. Tomorrow morning, Northumberland County will raise the Progress Pride Flag on our community flagpole to signify the beginning of Pride Month as well as Pride Season, which takes place over the summer months.

The Progress Pride Flag was designed in 2018 by American designer Daniel Quasar, who added a five-coloured chevron to the traditional six-coloured rainbow Pride Flag. The black and brown of the chevron represent marginalized people of colour, while the white, pink and light blue of the chevron reflect those of the Transgender Pride Flag designed by Monica Helms in 1999. In the traditional rainbow flag, the colours reflect the diversity and unity of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Red stands for life, Orange for healing, Yellow for the sun, Green for nature, Turquoise for art, Indigo for harmony, and Violet for the soul.

Pride Month is an opportunity for 2SLGBTQI+ communities and allies to come together in a stand for inclusiveness and to celebrate the diversity, resilience and contributions of 2SLGBTQI+ community members. 

Northumberland County strives to foster an inclusive, equitable and diverse community, where people can feel safe, valued and welcome to express themselves, be heard and feel respected. During Pride Month, we celebrate the progress that has been made while recognizing the work still to be done, and we recommit our efforts to promote education and awareness to end discrimination and violence based on sexual and gender identity.

This June, the County encourages community members to join in celebrating Pride Month by participating in local events and celebrations, helping to raise awareness online, and taking positive actions to work toward a more inclusive and welcoming community for all, each and every day.

Visit Northumberland.ca/PrideMonth for more information and a list of community events.

PRIDE EVENTS LIST:

June is Pride Month and the beginning of Pride Season. Taking place across Canada, Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of gender and sexual orientation in the 2SLGBTQI+ community, promote the importance of inclusion and acceptance, and to stand against discrimination and violence.

Read Northumberland County Council’s Pride Month Proclamation.

For a list of local Pride events in our community, see below: 

Brighton

In celebration of love, acceptance and inclusivity, join the community at Memorial Park in Brighton for Pop-Up Pride. This event will feature a lip sync contest, arts and crafts, face painting, and more!
Date and time: Sunday, June 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Memorial Park, Brighton.

Cobourg

Date and time: Thursday, June 1st at 12:00 p.m.  

Location: Cobourg Police Station, 107 King Street, Cobourg. 

Downtown Cobourg in partnership with Oliver Talent Events, Taps & Corks, The EL, and The Claymore Pub and Table presents Drag Bingo and Performance. Bingo games take place on the Extended Patio at Taps & Corks, and performance moves between Taps & Corks, The El and The Claymore. This portion of Pride Festival is recommended for a mature audience. 
Date and time: Friday, June 2nds from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Tap & Corks, 70 King Street West, Cobourg.

Cobourg’s Pride Parade and Festival is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and inclusion within our community. The Parade begins at 11 a.m., followed by festivities including music, extended patios, food trucks, bouncy houses and more! Everyone is invited to attend in costume or just as you are, wearing colour is encouraged!
Date and time: Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Street West, Cobourg.

As part of Cobourg’s Pride Festivals, Drag Storytime will be taking place at Let’s Talk Books Cobourg. Two Storytime’s will be hosted between 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stop by to join the festivities, no pre-registration needed!
Date and time: Saturday, June 3rd from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Lets Talk Books, 25 King Street East, Cobourg.

Port Hope 

The Municipality of Port Hope will raise the Pride Flag on Town Hall flagpole to signify the beginning of Pride Month, as well as Pride Season. This ceremony will be accompanied by the official ribbon cutting of Port Hope’s first Rainbow Crosswalk.    
Date and time: Thursday, June 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Location: Municipality of Port Hope Town Hall, 56 Queen Street, Port Hope.

To celebrate pride season, the Municipality of Port Hope is hosting Pride in the Park. Bring a picnic and join the community in celebration and activities, including a kid’s area, stage show, and information booths about Pride in Port Hope and Northumberland County.  
Date and time: Sunday, June 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Location: Memorial Park, Port Hope. 

Trent Hills

Date: Thursday, June 1st
Clock Tower Campbellford: 9:00 a.m.
Percy Park Warkworth: 10:00 a.m.
Hastings Marina: 11:00 a.m.

OPP Campbellford: 12:00 p.m.

Main Street of Warkworth will be closed for pedestrians’ access only for the Warkworth Street Party. Local shops will be open late, food and drink vendors will fill the street, and there will be live music from Eve Parker Finley and The John Cleats and, performances from Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts.
Date and time: Friday, June 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  

Location: Main Street, Warkworth.

Enjoy Pride Storytime hosted by Trent Hills Library locations. Celebrate pride, inclusion, and creativity with a special Storytime featuring Drag Queen Madeleine. This event will be taking place at three separate Library locations, including Campbellford Public Library, Hastings Public Library and Warkworth Public Library. All ages, parents, and community members are welcome!   
Date and time: Saturday, June 3rd at 12:00 p.m. 

Locations: Campbellford Public Library, Hastings Public Library and Warkworth Public Library.  

Visit Main Street Warkworth to get fashion, cooking and shopping “tips” from Drag Queens Betty Baker and Sahira Q.  
Date and time: Saturday, June 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Location: Main Street, Warkworth.

Date and time: Saturday, June 3rd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:00 p.m.  

Location: Warkworth Legion, 6 Norham Road, Warkworth.

Join the fun in attending a fan favorite – The Rocky Horror Picture Show! People are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character, dance to the songs, and wear party hats during the happy birthday scene.  
Date and time: Thursday, June 8th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

Location: Aron Theatre Co-op, 54 Bridge Street East, Campbellford.

Join Drag Takeovers of local restaurants in celebration of Pride Month! Participating restaurants include McGillicafey’s located in Hastings and Dockside Bistro located in Campbellford. Choose your preferred location and call to make a reservation before spots fill up! To make a reservation, contact McGillicafey’s at 705-696-3600 or Dockside Bistro at 705-653-3737.
Date and time: Friday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Locations: McGillicafey’s, 13 Bridge Street North, Hastings, and Dockside Bistro, 67 Queen Street, Campbellford.

Celebrate Pride with Trent Hills Pride Fest featuring music, performances, and more! 
Date and time: Sunday, June 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Location: Old Mill Park, Campbellford.

About the County of Northumberland

Located on the traditional territory of the Mississauga, Northumberland County is a thriving community just one hour east of Toronto along Highway 401, with easy access to urban centres to the north, east and west. As the upper tier level of municipal government for the region, Northumberland County’s vision is to bring together people, partnerships and possibilities for a strong and vibrant Northumberland. Our community includes seven distinct yet complementary municipalities, with County Council comprised of the Mayors of each of these member municipalities:

  • Township of Alnwick/Haldimand
  • Municipality of Brighton
  • Town of Cobourg
  • Township of Cramahe
  • Township of Hamilton
  • Municipality of Port Hope
  • Municipality of Trent Hills