Parks commissioner Sarah Blyth (left in red), Mayor Gregor Robertson, City Councillor Andrea Reimer, and School Board Trustee, Mike Lombardi pictured in a float at Sunday's Gay Pride Parade. (Photo provided by Mike Lombardi)
As a school trustee on the Vancouver School Board I was proud to be associated with the PRIDE 2010 themes of Celebrate, Liberate, and Educate. The VSB entry, a decorated old school bus, in the PRIDE parade focused on the ‘Educate and Liberate’ component of PRIDE celebrations.
Five Vancouver school trustees including Patti Bacchus, Jane Bouey, Al Blakey, Allan Wong, and me were joined in the parade by Superintendent of Schools Steve Cardwell, Associate Superintendent Lynn Green and more than 100 students, teachers, parents, and administrators.