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U of M volunteers on Pride Parade route, in 2019.

Pride 2022, celebrations include the return of the Pride Parade and other exciting events

May 18, 2022 — 

The University of Manitoba’s celebrations for Pride 2022 are back and include the Pride Community of Practice EDI Event on May 30, the flag-raising ceremony on June 1 and the Pride Winnipeg Festival and Parade on June 5. Join us at the flag-raising ceremony in front of UMSU University Centre (near the flag poles) for cupcakes, fruit and hear from speaker Dr. Fenton Litwiller (they/them), Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and Chair of UMQueer.

Participating UM registrants for the Pride Parade will:

  • Walk in the parade for free – including UM groups, associations and societies
  • Help carry the UM Pride flag
  • Be provided with buttons, mini flags and sunglasses to pass out during the parade
  • Meet supporting members of the UM community

Alumni together with faculty, staff, students, friends, family (including children and pets), members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies are welcome to walk with us at the Pride Parade. We will meet at 10:15 a.m. near the Manitoba Legislative Building on Memorial Boulevard to take a photo to be shared on UM channels and celebrate our diversity with the entire community.

University of Manitoba Pride events

If you require any accessibility accommodations, please contact umqueer [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.

All are welcome to the free events below!

Monday, May 30 – virtual event
“Advocating for Positive Change in Health Care – channelling our own life experiences into helping others navigate the health care system.”

This Pride 2022 Community of Practice EDI Event with guest speaker Shandi Strong, will be held virtually on Zoom | 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Zoom link:
For more information, visit the Events Calendar.

Wednesday, June 1
Flag Raising
Fort Garry campus at the flagpoles outside of UMSU University Centre | 9:00 a.m.
The Pride flag will also be raised on Bannatyne campus in the Brodie Centre Atrium.

Sunday, June 5
Pride Parade
Legislative Building | 11:00 a.m. | Register for the Pride Parade here.
Please meet by 10:15 a.m. on Memorial Blvd; parade to start at 11:00 a.m.

Stay up to date on events, share your photos and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #umqueer.

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