Pride 2019 events


RRU Proud and the Diversity Action Group invite you and your friends and family to our annual Pride events on campus and downtown Victoria.

The history of Pride dates back to Stonewall riots of 1969. According to Human Rights Campaign, the riots, which spanned over three days, were some of the most prominent instances in which LGBTTQQ people resisted police discrimination. It was a watershed moment in LGBTTQQ history and is often accredited as the start of the modern gay liberation movement, which later expanded into the larger LGBTTQQ rights movement.

We look forward to seeing you at our Pride 2019 events!

July 03: Pride on Campus

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Hatley Castle Terrace

Learn from the educational and informative booths, play games and enjoy ice cream sundaes while making decorations for the Royal Roads Victoria Pride Parade float.

July 03: Pride Social

4:30 to 6 p.m. on the Hatley Castle Terrace

Royal Roads President Dr. Philip Steenkamp invites you to a Pride social gathering. Come enjoy food, drinks and music. This social is open to students, faculty and staff so come out to mix, mingle and have fun.

July 07: Victoria Pride Parade with Royal Roads

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Downtown Victoria

We've taken the leap from a walking contingent to a Royal Roads University float!

Be bold, colorful, loud and proud, and join us in the parade. And don’t forget your sunscreen and dancing shoes. We will meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Government and Herald.

July 9 to 10: Positive Space Network Workshops

Positive Space Network Workshops are facilitated through RRU Proud. They are low-risk, interactive workshops that engage participants in discussion around language, culture and assumptions. Participants are introduced to skills and strategies that will help them contribute to the creation of safer and more inclusive environments for all members of the Royal Roads University community.

Positive Space Workshop for students

Positive Space Workshop for faculty and staff  

  • July 10
  • 10 a.m. to noon
  • Drawing Room, Hatley Castle
  • No RSVP necessary

July 10: Positive Space Workshop for students

June 17 to Sepetember 30: Pride Photo Contest


Post a photo of yourself at a Pride event in your city on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag @RRUStudentservices and use the hashtag #RRUPROUD for a chance to win an RRU Proud T-shirt.

Monthly draws will happen on July 31, August 31 and September 30.

Winners will be contacted via social media to coordinate mailing a T-shirt.

Pride in Research Exhibition

A Pride in Research exhibition runs in the Library from July 3 to 10.

RRU Proud T-shirts!

Get your RRUProud shirts for only $15 at the Bookstore, in the Library or online


Queeries? Contact Taseera Lwanga or RRUProud.