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Pride Toronto announces resignation of Executive Director

August 19, 2014 Pride Toronto announces resignation of Executive Director

Kevin Beaulieu speaks at the WorldPride Closing Ceremonies (29 June 2014 - Molson Canadian Yonge Dundas Square). Photo by Nicole Stallone.Effective August 31, 2014, Kevin Beaulieu has resigned his position as Executive Director of Pride Toronto.

Kevin has made a tremendous contribution since he joined Pride Toronto two years ago. His efforts, along with the staff and volunteers, have resulted in a strengthened community profile and financial position.

During his time at Pride Toronto, Kevin oversaw the most successful Pride festival in our nation’s history.

WorldPride Toronto 2014 was a 10-day festival that drew record attendance, hosted over 247 affiliate events across the city and 575 days of programming from 17 new major cultural partners, and included the longest Pride parade to have ever taken place on the streets of Toronto!

Pride Toronto benefitted greatly from Kevin’s passion, and experience working with Pride Toronto’s partners, local community organizations, business associations, and media on a broad range of issues.

Prior to joining Pride Toronto, Kevin has served as a Toronto City Council Executive Assistant, most recently to Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam.

“Working with the staff and volunteers of Pride Toronto has been an incredible privilege, for which I would like to thank them. I am proud of our shared accomplishments. With WorldPride 2014 behind us, Pride Toronto is in a strong position for continued success and renewal under new leadership. I look forward to participating in next year’s Pride as a supporter and attendee,” said Beaulieu.

The Board of Directors for Pride Toronto will launch a recruitment process for a new Executive Director in the weeks to come.

The entire Board of Directors of Pride Toronto would like to thank Kevin for his service to the organization and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

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About Pride Toronto

Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts the city’s Pride Festival, an annual event in downtown Toronto during the last week of June and one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada. It is also one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world with an estimated attendance of over one million people. It celebrates the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities.

*LGBTTIQQ2SA is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities such as, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, and allies.

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