Big Gay Dog Walk 2021

Friday, July 2 2021 from 11:00 pm to 11:45 pm

FREE | ALL AGES
JUNE 21 - CONTEST ENTRY DEADLINE
JULY 2 - PREMIERE
 
Our annual Big Gay Dog Walk is going virtual again!
This year, celebrating in our own homes means the Big Gay Dog Walk is accepting submissions from ALL our furry, fluffy, feathered and other feisty friends!
We want to see your pet showing their PRIDE by either showing off their coolest trick or by dressing to impress! “Best in Show” competition prizes are supplied by Boom + Batten Restaurant & Café.
 
TO ENTER
Upload your submissions to Facebook or Instagram, tag us, and use the hashtag #BGDW2021 so we can find you! Submissions are due by June 21th to be entered and eligible to win!
Costume Contest Details: Submit 1 or 2 photo’s of your pet in their best Pride-themed attire or costume.
Best costume prizes:
1st Place - $75 Boom + Batten gift card
2nd Place - $50 Boom + Batten gift card
3rd Place - $25 Boom + Batten gift card
Trick Competition Details: Submit your video of up to 10 seconds showing your pets best tricks. Make sure to film in landscape so the video can be loaded to YouTube later on!
Best tricks prizes:
1st Place - $75 Boom + Batten gift card plus dog treats
2nd Place - $50 Boom + Batten gift card plus dog treats
3rd Place - $25 Boom + Batten gift card plus dog treats
 
The Big Gay Dog Walk will premiere on July 2 and then voting will take place to decide the winners! Be sure to visit VPS IG or FB to post, share, and like submissions under the hashtag #BGDW2021
 
ABOUT THE BIG GAY DOG WALK
The Big Gay Dog Walk has been a regular Victoria Pride Week Festival event for many years. This relaxed community gathering provides a chance to mingle with friends while dogs show off their PRIDE with stunning rainbow outfits and dazzling tricks. The best costumes and tricks as chosen by the community are awarded some fantastic prizes .
 
ABOUT THE VICTORIA PRIDE WEEK FESTIVAL
Presented by the Victoria Pride Society, the Victoria Pride Week Festival provides opportunities for local LGBTQIA2S+ communities to be visible, to celebrate, to advocate and to feel connected to community.
From June 28 to July 4, the 2021 Victoria Pride Week Festival will include a variety of online events to showcase and safely connect our amazing local LGBTQIA2S+ communities while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to overcome racism, transphobia, homophobia and all other forms of discrimination.
A full list of festival events can be found on the Victoria Pride website: victoriapride.org/pride-2021/
 
ABOUT THE VICTORIA PRIDE SOCIETY
Victoria Pride creates opportunities for visibility, collaboration, ongoing conversations and celebration as we work towards equity for all people of diverse gender and sexual identities.
The Victoria Pride Society acknowledges that it organizes and works on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples, and that the land’s historical relationships with the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples have existed since time immemorial. Further to this acknowledgement, the Victoria Pride Society affirms that colonialism, and the attitudes and practices that have accompanied it, contributes to systemic discrimination and violence against Indigenous Peoples.