The Canberra Pride SpringOUT Festival committee has announced that Cate McGregor has agreed to once again represent SpringOUT as Patron in 2016.
Committee Chair Mat Knobel said “he was absolutely delighted that Cate McGregor would once again partner with SpringOUT in 2016. The Festival will be conducting some major fund raising activities with the assistance of Cate to ensure Canberra and the surrounding district had a pride festival like no other.”
The Canberra SpringOUT Festival will commence on Saturday 29 October with Fair Day, and will conclude on Sunday 13 November with the Fuse Bake Off.
For many years Canberra has not seen a Pride Parade, however, SpringOUT’s Parade Committee led by Pam Todd-Alia and Stein Alia have confirmed that in 2016 there will be a Pride Festival Parade, “bringing the LGBTIQ+ communities together as one to celebrate love, equality for all, diversity, acceptance and tolerance.”
In addition, Events Manager Sean Snell has stated that the festival dates had been extended in order to cater to the huge number of event applications received. Anyone wishing to submit an event application must do so by Sunday 5 June 2016. Meanwhile the creative team are finalising the theme for 2016 – which will be announced soon.
For more information, visit: www.springout.com.au for details.
Image: Cate McGregor