OUTLOOKS was at the festival, sharing in the spirit of Pride with all of the attendees.
Our roving correspondent Linda Eckess was on the scene and spoke with a few notables involved with this year's festivities.
Eckess: What do you want to see the tourists; the travellers take back with them from Vancouver?
Barb: Well, any travellers to Vancouver take back wonderful memories of probably the most gorgeous place on earth. We have so much to offer at any time of the year but specifically at that time of year. And, of course, this year it was even bigger with the World Police and Fire Games happening at the same time. And the fireworks we have happening over a couple of weeks that coincide with the week of Pride festivities. So there's a lot to see in a city that (cross your fingers) is always very sunny at that time.
Eckess: What's your favourite part of the this year's Pride?
Barb: There's so many little defining moments when it comes to Vancouver's Pride, some of them are things behind the scenes, like walking the parade route first thing in the morning and "feeling the buzz!". And then there's walking onto the Festival Pride Stage and to look out at over tens, literally tens of thousands of faces. And hear and see the excitement of everybody really enjoying themselves.
Linda also spoke with Crema of Crema Productions.
Be sure to check updates at www.vancouverpride.ca and join all the fun next year at Pride, August 1st, 2010!