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**2022 Pride Festival Accessibility Details**

Location: Burnaby Civic Square/Bob Prittie Metrotown Burnaby Public Library
6100 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC (Located on the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Central Boulevard).
Livestream: The event will be streamed live online for those who would prefer to attend from the
comfort of their home. ASL interpretation and Live captioning will be included in the livestream.
Parking: Free, underground parking will be available for the duration of the event. Enter the parking lot
from Kingsborough Street.
Transit: Skytrain: Expoline (Metrotown Station) < 10minute walk, Bus #119, #130, #019 stop in front of
the site.
Weather: The event area is outdoor RAIN/SHINE with mostly uncovered space. Water refill stations
available, bring your own bottle: cups provided. (The water refill stations have limited accessibility for
mobility devices, volunteers available to provide support)
Quiet(er) Area: There will be a tent towards the back of the park for rest, reduced traffic and
stimulation. Seating Options: some tables, chairs and benches will be present.
Accessible seating: We will have benches and sturdy chairs
Speakers and performers: will use microphones and amplification
Low Vision: There will be large signage scattered around the park as well as visual descriptions of
Deaf and HoH: ASL Interpreters will be available all day at the main stage of the park.
Terrain: The terrain is uneven in areas and a mixture of three zones; grass, concrete, and paved stone
squares. There will be Floor decking across various grass locations that will be accessible for mobility
Washroom: Portable washrooms with accessible options will be available in the parking lot of the
Fragrance Free: The resting area will be a scent-free zone. Burnaby Pride supports the creation of a
fragrance-free environment so that chemical barriers will not prevent access to individuals experiencing
chemical sensitivities. For the health and safety of volunteers, performers, and guests it is important
that everyone come fragrance-free to this event. For information on how and why to be fragrance-free,
EMF Aware: Burnaby Pride acknowledges a growing number of individuals affected by electrical
hypersensitivity (EHS) and would like to help support a safer event for everyone. We ask that event
attendees power off their cell phones/electronic devices fully or place them on airplane mode for the
duration of the event.
Physical Needs and Safety: First aid tent will be available with large signage indicating the location.
Snacks, Water and shade will be available in your resting area.
COVID Considerations: Some COVID protocols will be observed, masks and hand sanitizers will be
available. We support all individuals choosing to wear masks at our event.
Law Enforcement: Burnaby city security will be available to keep our attendees safe. We have asked
that uniformed law-enforcement do not attend our event, however, there is a community policing
station across the street on Kingsborough.
FOR ADDITIONAL ACCESS NEEDS please contact Burnaby Pride Coordinator directly at 778-893-5552 or

Accessibility & Inclusion Statement

Access is an act of love and community building. Burnaby Pride, in partnership with Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods, works hard to centre accessibility and equity. We recognize that lack of access and ableism are connected to the systems of oppression that we are actively working against as we build, create, and celebrate community.

We acknowledge that we have limitations and are not able to accommodate every person’s needs, however, we continue to work to improve and increase our accessibility. If we are not meeting your needs, please contact us at

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Community Guidelines

  • These events centre 2SLGBTQIA+ folk (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, 2 Spirited, Intersex, Asexual, Plus). Please keep this in mind. We ask allies to be mindful of how they navigate the space.

  • Burnaby Pride recognizes and values diversity, including but not limited to differences in ethnicity, gender identity, ancestry, place of origin, color, citizenship, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, HIV status, political affiliation and ability.

  • Be open. We have a diverse group of event participants, be open to people celebrating in different ways.

  • Maintain our supportive environment. We are creating spaces where people can celebrate who they truly are. We expect those who attend our events to be supportive of this.

  • None of the following behaviour, speech, and/or actions will be accepted: anti-2SLGBTQIA+, transprejudice (anti-trans folk), ableism (anti-disabled people), sexism, racism, anti-fatness, anti-Semitism (anti-Jewish), audism (anti-deaf, hard of hearing folk), xenophobia (anti-people from other countries), hate speech/violence.

  • Step in, distract or report harassment. If you see something that you feel needs intervention, consider which option best works for the situation, your safety and which does not escalate the situation. If you think it is safe to do so, intervene directly by addressing the person who is doing the harm and say something firmly that makes the person aware that what they are doing is wrong, examples include “don’t talk to them like that”, “stop harassing this person”. Following this type of statement, don’t engage with the harasser, interact with the person who being harassed. Distraction is another option, engage the person who is being harassed by talking about something unrelated, such as “can you take me to the candy bar?”, “who is the next performer?”, or “would you like to come with me while I get another drink?”, anything that inserts yourself between the harasser and their target without putting yourself in harm’s way. If you do not feel safe or comfortable intervening, look for event volunteers, city staff, or security.

Examples of Accessibility at the 2020 & 2021 Burnaby Pride Virtual Events

  • Free virtual event
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captioning on Vimeo, Facebook & YouTube
  • Described video with Vocal Eye

Examples of Accessibility at the 2019 Burnaby Pride Events

  • Disability-specific volunteers, identifiable with a blue badge with accessibility symbols.

  • Microphone used by all speakers and performers.

  • ASL-EN registered interpreters.

  • Service animals were welcome. At the Pride Street Party, PADS (Pacific Assistance Dog Society) will be present.

  • All porta-potties were gender-neutral and accessible.

  • There was an accessibility table at the entrance to the Pride Street Party.

  • We could not guarantee a scent free space. We had spaces for smoking away from the main areas. We could not control electromagnetic frequency.

  • There was concrete, shaded seating area for the Pride Street Party.

  • At the Rainbow Garden Party, there was a limited amount of parking spaces for people with disabilities above ground, 1 is an accessible width.

  • We had large print menus for the food trucks.

  • We had volunteers who could help people access the food trucks.

  • While there were games on the grassy field next to Jubilee Avenue at the Pride Street Party, there were also several games adjacent to the accessibility table on flat concrete.

  • There was a quiet space at the Pride Street Party.

  • There were volunteers trained in how to use Narcan (Naloxone), they were identifiable by badges with a grey cross.

  • First aid volunteers were available at both events.

  • There was security at the Friday night Garden Party and Peace Bearers at the Saturday Street Party. There were RCMP officers walking the perimeter of the Garden Party. There were no RCMP stationed at the entrance. At the Pride Street Party, there was a police car blocking off the entrance on Imperial and a City of Burnaby car on the Bonsor side with an RCMP officer. We asked people to choose for themselves which side they felt most comfortable approaching.

  • The City of Burnaby is committed to making our events accessible. If you have suggestions for future events, please contact us at or after the event to let us know what would have improved your experience.

  • If you are disabled and have any advanced questions about the accessibility of the event, please email