Kent Havoc Showing Their Pride

Pride Weekend in Chatham-Kent is approaching and one local sporting organization is showing their support.

The Kent Havoc Rugby Football Club will participate in the first annual Pride Parade August 18, and the Family Festival.

According to the organization, they believe it’s important to show support for diversity in Chatham-Kent, including for the local LGBTQ community.

“There’s many reasons as to why we support it. We, as a club, believe in the support of a diverse community. Our number one goal is to be able to promote a more healthy, active, vibrant opportunity for all members in our Community through the game of rugby. As a club, we support any person of the community that wants to try the sport and be a part of the atmosphere. Our number one philosophy is “one sport for all”, and we think It’s important for our community to know we truly believe that,” the organization said in a release.

The weekend includes the Pride Parade at 9am, Family Festival from 10am-4pm in Tecumseh Park, a dance at 9pm at the Chatham Banquet and Conference Centre, and concludes Sunday, August 19 with a Pride Worship Service at St. Andrew’s United Church in Chatham at 10am.

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