"It's not like in Toronto," our LGBTQ friends on PEI had warned us, laughing at the prospect of our "coming early to get a good seat" as I had suggested when one of them told us the best place to catch the parade! But little did I know just how little (tiny, really) this parade would be... our first clue was that no roads were closed off on the way to the parade route. Indeed, the route itself was rather unclear, having been published on the morning of the actual parade, and then changed at the last minute.
An easy target with our festive rainbow flags and bandanas, several locals and tourists approached us to inquire if we knew where the parade was going to be!
But -- despite the surprising lack of rainbow paraphenalia wielded by the general public -- we did see a few other suspiciously "gay-looking" folk and allies gathered out front of the Confed centre when we got there, and therefore assumed we had found the route. So, we settled in and waited for the parade to begin.
A little Pride is kind of a fun thing. Here's looking forward to next year's event!