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Pride & Remembrance Run - Saturday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.

posted 5 Jun 2013, 05:01 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 7 Jul 2016, 09:17 ]

Join our team - Proud Anglicans - to run 5K or walk 3K.

The run begins at 10:00 a.m. and the walk immediately follows. The route begins at the intersection of Church & Wellesley Streets and circles Queen's Park, returning to Church & Wellesley for the finish line and refreshments. 

Register at www.priderun.org

Look under "Teams" for Proud Anglicans - there is a discount if you register as part of a team rather than as an independent runner. Proud Anglicans includes members of other Anglican congregations that support same gender relationships. It's good to know them and to support each other.

PRIZES: Yes, there are prizes for the fastest runners in the race. But we also have our own Proud Anglicans prizes: The two fastest Proud Anglicans buy frappuccinos for all the other Proud Anglicans participants! You get to win, and you get to be humble...

Our St. Anne’s participation in Pride events is a natural extension our parish discernment that St. Anne's is a Church for all People.  We welcome the LGBT community. We support LGBT relationships. We also bless the relationships of same-gender couples. All Families Matter.

We are excited to support the beneficiaries identified for this year's run: 

ACT ’s Positive Youth Outreach Program (PYO ): ACT’s Positive Youth Outreach Program supports young people between the ages 16–29 who are living with or at increased risk for HIV. PYO supports participants in obtaining a happier, healthier life where they are engaged and active in their communities.

The 519’s “Not Alone…” Program: A Collective Response to Sexual Violence Within LGBTQ Communities” program will build trauma-informed services through a series of targeted support interventions for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence.

Rainbow Railroad: Rainbow Railroad’s ongoing efforts provide financial assistance, information and other resources to enable at risk LGBT individuals to travel to safer countries where they can seek asylum. Proceeds from the year’s Run will directly help five asylum seekers find freedom from persecution.

Pride and Remembrance Foundation: The charitable foundation responsible for the distribution of funds raised by the annual Pride and Remembrance Run. The Foundation’s mandate is to provide financial support to registered charities that benefit the LGBT community. The Foundation accepts applications for financial assistance from registered charities throughout the year.