Pride 2014: Vancouver Dyke March brings crowd to Grandview Park

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      For those who feel that the annual Pride parade is a bit too corporate, the Vancouver Dyke March provides a refreshing alternative.

      Today, lesbians are celebrating their Pride in Grandview Park after their walk down Commercial Drive.

      The family-friendly festivities will continue all day.

      Charlie Smith

      When I dropped by, I ran into a group from the Coalition of Progressive Electors.

      Imtiaz Popat, a well-known member of the LGBT community, is seeking a park-board nomination. John Yano hopes to get the party's nod for council, and former teacher Ralph Fraatz is seeking COPE's backing for the board of education.

      Imtiaz Popat, John Yano, Ralph Fraatz, and Heather Gies boosted COPE.
      Charlie Smith

      COPE's external co-chair, Heather Gies, told me that her party will nominate all of its candidates on September 7.