Two News Stories From Vancouver

A big part of Vancouver’s Canada Day Celebrations is not going to happen this year–the Canada Day Parade has been cancelled.

That’s according to a note posted on the Canada Place website.

“Please note that after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to no longer host the Canada Day parade. As overall costs continue to increase for such a large event, we are focusing our resources on the core elements of Canada Day at Canada Place to ensure we can continue to produce the best possible event for all attendees,” the note reads.

The City of Vancouver kicked off a year-long celebration of LGBTQ contributions to the cultural fabric of the city, proclaiming 2018 to be the ‘Year of the Queer’.

The city raised rainbow and trans flags in front of City Hall on Wednesday to mark the year-long celebration. Two-spirited flags were also crafted and on display at the event.