Celebrate LGBTQIA2S+ !!



Good day, fabulous union people, and thank you for joining in on the fun! We are excited that Calgary Pride is this Sunday! 

Our float will be on 9th Ave SW near 8th Street SW. 

If anyone wants to come and help decorate, please arrive between 9:00 – 9:30 AM.  
If you want to come and walk with us in the parade, you need to arrive by 10:00 AM as we must be ready to walk by 10:30 AM.

Calgary Pride 2023 Parade Staging 1
Calgary Pride 2023 Parade Staging 2

Each year UFCW Local 401 participates in several Pride Parades to celebrate the queer community and continue the fight for equality and acceptance within society. While evolving in our efforts to engage Albertans and become a partner with community organizations, we have also watched the various parades and festivals around the province grow by leaps and bounds every year. We are proud to be a part of that success.

“We want Albertan communities to know that UFCW 401 is ‘on your side,’ regardless of your origin or orientation. We are a union that cares not only about wages, benefits, and safety but also about dignity, respect, and equality. The many Pride events around Alberta are magnificent examples of celebrations of diversity!”

UFCW Local 401 President Thomas Hesse about his support for Alberta’s pride events.

Community engagement is key for our union to assist in the larger picture affecting all Albertans in the fight for equality. The pride parade is only one of many actions that need to be taken to integrate our union into the community and provide a resource to those who don’t have or are seeking a voice at work. 5% of the country’s population now self-identify as belonging to or identifying with the queer community. That’s almost 2 million people across Canada who are not only active in community initiatives but who are also our members whom we work with and serve every single day.

UFCW is proud to be woven into the fabric of that society and is proud to be involved in Pride celebrations for years to come. Celebrating our pride every year is a great opportunity for our members, families and friends to have a great time for a great cause!