Northern Arizona Pride Association conducted an emergency board meeting on April 4th, and after much consideration, we determined that it is no longer safe to host PRIDE in the Pines on June 20, 2020. It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel our event for this year. We’ve always believed in a “the show must go on” policy, but we must stand with our community together in battling COVID 19.
According to authorities, Arizona’s epidemic of COVID 19 has been reported to increase through Mid-April reaching its peak sometime in May. With the current executive order to “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” that promotes physical distancing, and with so many unknowable factors still ahead of us, we felt it necessary to cancel this year’s festival. At this time, our priority is for the health and safety of our community. We encourage rallying together in support of heath care workers while taking a proactive stance for the safety of our “High at Risk” families, friends, and LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Although this year’s festival in June has been canceled, we are looking into coordinating virtual events while in quarantine. Also, in September we are planning on going back to our roots and having a “Picnic in the Park”. Be sure to follow our Facebook page and website Flagstaffpride.org for updates.
Of course, we are all looking forward to seeing you at our 25th Anniversary PRIDE in the Pines on 6/19/2021. Our President Patrick Gamble, along with a few board members are hosting an online conversation on 4/11/2020 at 7 PM to answer questions and demonstrate our commitment to hosting an annual PRIDE Festival.
April 11, 2020 7:00PM
Meeting ID: 572 798 443
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our beloved LGBTQIA2S+ community. We are issuing FULL refunds to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, and patrons. Northern Arizona Pride Association has begun refunding now and you’ll receive a notification within the next 7-14 days to confirm that your refund has been issued.
For questions, please email email@example.com or call/text PRIDE directly (928) 814-0076.
Board of Directors
Northern Arizona Pride Association
dba Flagstaff Pride – Pride in the Pines
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