March 4th - 10th is Whanganui's first ever Pride Week.
We want to host a family friendly event so that we can all come together and support the Whanganui Rainbow community. This walk signifies a few things. We walk as a mark of respect for those who are no longer with us, we walk to support those who can't walk with us and we walk as a quite literal forward stepping of the community and its presence in Whanganui.
Meeting at the Silver Ball down by the River Traders Market, just before 10am on Saturday the 9th of March, we will head for a lap around the bridges. Dress up, dress down - if you're comfortable - then so are we! We will be doing the traditional clockwise route from the Markets.
Heading along the shared pathway towards Dublin Street Bridge, right turn across the Dublin Street Bridge to Kowhai Park. Through Kowhai Park back up onto the riverside path heading towards the Riverside 4 Square/The Red. Across the City Bridge and back to the markets.
There will be marshalls along the route to guide you, especially around the construction zone down from The Red.
Gold coin donation for the event, with all money going to Pride Whanganui.