2019 Vancouver Pride Parade - Joe Ng

2019-08-06

It's Pride time! Vancouver’s West End, especially along Davie Street, is famous for its rainbow colours and gay-friendly atmosphere anytime of the year, but especially in late July and early August when Vancouver’s annual Gay Pride Festival takes place.

This much-anticipated celebration was filled with colour, floats, costumes, and music. With a theme of “50 Years & Still Fighting,” the event was recognizing two major milestones: the 50 year anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality and the riots at Stonewall.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and their children participated in the Parade. Trudeau made history at the event in 2016 when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to march in the city’s annual LGBTQ2+ celebration.

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

    Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4th August, 2019. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, third left, and their children Ella Grace, left, 10, Xavier, second left, 11 and Hadrian 5, march in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

    Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4th August, 2019. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with son, Hadrian march in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, the Member of Parliament for Burnaby South, and Green Leader Elizabeth May, wearing her wedding dress and feather boas, also marched in the parade.

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

    Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4th August, 2019. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh marches in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia. Joe Ng/Alamy

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

    Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4th August, 2019. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May marches in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia.

What go with me on location as I head to this assignment. My workhorse gear with me now, consistently are the X-T3 cameras, XF16-55mm f2.8 lens and XF50-140mm f2.8 lens. They fit into the Mindshift 26L backpack nicely. I am also wearing the ThinkTank Pro Speed Belt with camera clip adapter so one of my X-T3 mounted with XF16-55mm lens can be sit nicely with SpiderLight holster. I can more freely and quickly with this setup especially with tight security by RCMP. All media have to be kept a 30-40 feet distance in front of the Prime Minister. So the Red Badge XF Zoom lenses are the best call for this job.

  • Police dog checking out on my backpack and Fujifilm gear.

    Police dog checking out on my backpack and Fujifilm gear.

  • You can photographing the PM in front of the rope that holded by the RCMP.  Zoom lenses are perfect for this situation.

    You can photographing the PM in front of the rope that holded by the RCMP. Zoom lenses are perfect for this situation.

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

    Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4th August, 2019. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh marches in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia. Joe Ng/Alamy

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

    Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4th August, 2019. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May marches in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

    Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4th August, 2019. Former NDP MP Svend Robinson marches in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade

    Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4th August, 2019. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, third left, and their children Ella Grace, left, 10, Xavier, second left, 11 and Hadrian 5, march in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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