Videos: Pride parade in Vancouver
It was hot on Denman Street—and at times, it wasn't just the temperature that I'm referring to.
The annual Pride parade brought hordes of people into Vancouver's West End, and there was plenty of eye candy for people of all sexual orientations. I brought along my Flip camera to record some of the floats passing by the corner of Denman and Nelson.
Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar offered one of the liveliest displays. No wonder it's float simply said: "Go Rogue."
Rogue staff send out a message that it's time to party.
The TD Financial Group once again proved that it's the most imaginative of the big chartered banks—at least when it comes to the Pride parade.
TD employees walk tall in the Pride parade.
Another corporate float, this one by Telus, also appeared demonstrably uncorporate. I didn't see a suit and tie anywhere among those dancers.
Telus dancers shake their booties.
Vancouver's GBLT soccer team entered the picture in a rather sedate way, but then they showed that these players do things that you won't see in the World Cup competition.
Soccer players act like you may not have seen before.
The Vancouver Rowing Club also put on a show for the crowd, with a little help from Madonna.
The Vancouver Rowing Club is followed by Green leader Elizabeth May.
The staff from Flight Centre also put on a lively presentation. Judging from its float, this is not what you would call a conservative, buttoned-down company.
Flight Centre staff get into the spirit of Pride.
The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network got the crowd rocking with a classic by Cher, who is beloved by many in the gay community.
Nothing says Pride like Cher.
And it wouldn't be Pride if there weren't at least a few gay men singing and dancing.
Singing and dancing with Pride.