In 2010, Pride Toronto had an impact of $136 million and created 600 jobs. Pride Winnipeg has not yet studied its economic impact in our city. But we do know that last year more than 15,000 attended the Pride Festival at the Forks, and hundreds of those were from out of town. And any event that brings external dollars into the Winnipeg economy is a good thing.
This year’s Pride Week is expected to draw an even bigger crowd and many more out-of-town revellers are expected to come help us celebrate our 25th anniversary. So, what is your business doing to leverage the excitement (and economics) of Pride? Whether you call the shots or simply make the coffee, here are some ways that you can get your workplace more involved in Pride.
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