St. John’s Pride Parade postponed due to heat warnings


Organizers say it was a tough decision. They will meet with city officials on Monday to set another date. (Submitted by Alick Tsui)

The St. John’s Pride Parade scheduled for Sunday has been postponed due to severe heat warnings.

Organizers said it was a tough decision. They will meet with city officials on Monday to set another date.

A statement from St. John’s Pride says that with the forecast of 28 degrees and a potential humidity of 34 degrees, coupled with the parade taking place during the peak of the day’s heat in an unshaded area, they took into account the risk to the parade spectators too well.

“The safety of our participants, volunteers and spectators must remain our top priority,” they said.

It comes just hours after the organizers of the Tely 10 road race also decided to postpone the race scheduled for Sunday morning due to the heat.

More soon.

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