I was recently asked by a former client if I would cover a couple of events the UK High Commission had planned for the Capital Pride festival in Ottawa this past weekend. More specifically they were hosting a Movie Night under the stars at Earnscliffe (the High Commissioner's residence) and would be marching in the Capital Pride parade on Sunday.
The movie Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. British High Commissioner Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque hosted a wonderful evening featuring Welsh Cheese, fruits and of course popcorn! There was an impressive guest list of dignitaries and foreign diplomats all celebrating diversity and the freedom to be who you are and love who you want to love.
Funds raised during the evening went to the Ten Oaks Project which brings together and supports children and youth from LGBTQ+ communities.
Here are some of my favourite photos from the movie night.