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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
Mayor’s Office - "Committed to Service Excellence"

Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
July 26-8, 2021 asFierté Simcoe Pride Weeks
WHEREAS; This marks the tenth annual Fierté Simcoe Pride, and its purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports gender and sexual diversity through services, activities and events; and
 
WHEREAS; The Rainbow Pride flag is raised to honour gender and sexual diversity in Simcoe County. The Rainbow Flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978. The flag is a symbol of the Pride movement and the advancement of human rights for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. The colour red signifies life; Orange is healing; Yellow is sunlight. Green represents nature. Blue symbolizes serenity, peace and harmony. And finally, purple represents spirit; and
 
WHEREAS; Fierté Simcoe Pride formed on May 13, 2012, and its mission is “to create and offer inclusive events, services, and educational opportunities that rise above heterosexism, heteronormativity and homo/bi/transphobia, promoting safe communities within Simcoe County”; and
 
WHEREAS; Fierté Simcoe Pride is filled with numerous events and activities that focus on education, awareness, community development, creative expression and fun for the whole family. Please visit www.fiertesimcoepride.com to learn more about Fierté Simcoe Pride and the activities of FSP 2021.
 
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim the weeks of July 26 to August 8, 2021 as “Fierté Simcoe Pride Weeks.”


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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