30 January 2019
Working as one is the philosophy behind Victoria’s emergency management sector, so it is second nature that it marches together at the Midsumma Pride March along St Kilda’s Fitzroy Street on 3 February 2019.
Pride March is a day for members of the LGBTI community, their allies, families, and friends – a day for everyone where all are welcome.
Ambulance Victoria, Country Fire Authority, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Brigade, Emergency Management Victoria, Victoria State Emergency Service, Forest Fire Management Victoria, Life Saving Victoria, the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, Environmental Protection Authority, St John Ambulance and others, will be showing their support and form part of this year’s Emergency Management Wave during the Pride March parade.
Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp is encouraging colleagues across the sector to come along to the march and be part of the celebrations.
“The Midsumma Pride March is a fantastic way to show our LGBTI colleagues and community members that we stand with them. It truly is a celebration of individuality, acceptance, support and inclusion,” Commissioner Crisp said.
“It’s something small we can all do, that means so much to so many people. Please come along and support a colleague or friend, who you may not even realise would hugely value your support.”
To highlight the unity of the sector, the day will begin with a shared brunch from 9.30am, under the trees on the Lakeside Drive side of Ian Johnson Oval. This will be the gathering point before participants take up their formal position in the marshalling area on the Oval. Pride March begins at 11.00am.
Please be Sun Smart, drink plenty of water, and allow enough time to travel to and from the event, and find parking. For more information, visit midsumma.org.au