Message from the 2018 Belleville Pride Co-Chairs

The Belleville Pride Committee has been busy meeting and planning Pride Week 2018! The commitment, dedication and passion is bubbling over as we discuss the array of activities that are being organized to represent Belleville Pride in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties this year. So far we have a week of activities from June 3-9th with our Parade, Park events and Pride after Dark to end the week down at Zwicks Island Park, but stay tuned for more. We are looking to build off the huge success of last year, and are confident that Pride 2018 will be the biggest and best event we have had to date.

About our Co-Chairs

Christie Reeve is a registered Nurse working with priority population through Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. Christie has been involved with Belleville Pride since 2013 and has volunteered with a variety of Pride events, as well as community groups such as Rainbow Youth Outreach, Say OutLoud LGTBQ+ Youth Group and Transforum. Christie looks forward to working with her co-chair Darren and the rest of the Committee to build on our success from last year and make Pride 2018 our best year yet.

Darren Avery is relatively new to Belleville and keeps busy as an associate lawyer with the law firm O'Fylnn Weese LLP. Darren was very involved in campus LGBTQ+ groups throughout university, and was thrilled to join the Belleville Pride Committee in 2016. Last year Darren headed the organization of the Pride Parade, and this year he is excited to continue on in that role as well as the position of co-chair along with Christie Reeve.

To read about the history of Belleville Pride, CLICK HERE