2023 Pride Festival

October, 2022
Both staff members, Executive Director AdamReid? and FionaKerr?, resigned with several months notice. They were not replaced.
October 2, 2022
Annual General Meeting
November 7, 2022
Special General Meeting: all but two of the Board had resigned New board: FrancesDadinAlli (she/her) Chair; JessSmith?; Catherine Richardson; TrinaJames?; Dana Marsh, Secretary; JamesMellor?; Jenna Downey; JordanParker?; Joseph Allen; MarkMonk, Treasurer; Nailah Tataa; Quinn Anderson. There are some notes here and a Wayves article.
JordanParker? quit shortly after the AGM
December 23, 2022
"Our chair Frances and secretary Trina have been holding things down while so much change has been happening!" "we'll be releasing [the new Board names] as the days come starting from today with the chair then moving forward"1. That didn't actually happen.
December 29, 2022
Hayden wrote: "I and many other former Halifax Pride Staff have faced a lot of verbal and emotional torment from these three individuals, who now run the organization." Jess responded with "As Hayden has made it very clear, they would like my resignation. I would encourage Hayden to step up and take the space as the organization is in serious trouble. [more - see screen cap]"2
January 9, 2023
they issue a statement on Instagram. Wayves publishes a dire warning the next day.
January 23, 2023
Special General Meeting. The assembled community of about 110 elected four new board members: AdamSigrist, NatalieMatheson, TovaCranford, and NatalieMatheson will be added to the board, joining the remaining three who were elected in November: JamesMellor?, MarkMonk, and JosephAllen?. Wayves article here.. By March, 2023, JosephAllen? was no longer listed on the Board.
March 15, 2023
"We know that we’ve been quiet for a while. We've been learning how to grow and evolve. We're planning for the future and want to be a voice that our community can be proud of. are looking to recruit a new Treasurer. Board listed as AdamSigrist, NatalieMatheson, TovaCranford, MarkMonk, CatherineRichardson, JamesMellor?.
April, 2023
WayvesMagazine does a story about the lack of communication; CBC Radio Information morning interviewed journalist Sonya Winterberg about that, audio here. (mp3, 8 minutes).
April 10, 2023 - May 10, 2023
Board listed on instagram: AdamSigrist (chair), NatalieMatheson (vice-chair), TovaCranford (secretary), new Treasurer KimberleyFowlow, CatherineRichardson (board) MarkMonk (board). Not listed: JamesMellor?.
May 21, 2023
Announcement: Parade Date July 23, 2023 and route. Wayves article here.

Media Coverage

July 20, 2023
Dan is interviewed by Eilish Bonang of Global News Morning about Pride 2023.
July 21, 2023
Dan and MorganManzer are interviewed by Vanessa Wright of Global News about Pride 2023. There's a screen grab of this this video here too.
July 21, 2023
Dan is interviewed by Paul Legere of CBC's Le téléjournal Acadie about the Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia.


1. December 23, 2022 Insta