Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Justin Trudeau visits popular Vancouver gay bar as city's Pride Week kicks off

Vancouver’s annual Pride Week began on Monday and it featured a special visitor at one of the city’s gay bars.

As patrons sipped on their beers and cocktails at the Fountainhead Pub on Davie Street, none other than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walked through the front doors.

That time Justin Trudeau drops by the fountainhead to say helloπŸ€ͺ

A post shared by Lance Sandover (@erwinforu) on


Trudeau was in town to mark the completion of renovations at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station and address supporters at a Liberal fundraiser on the UBC campus.

In between the two engagements, however, he took time to visit the Fountainhead Pub to meet Vancouverites, shake hands and take a number of photos.

"Vancouver is gearing up for Pride weekend right now, but the spirit of pride and inclusivity is strong here all year long," Trudeau tweeted on Monday night. "Thanks to the folks at (the Fountainhead) for the warm welcome today."

Although unconfirmed, many reported and believe that it’s the first time a sitting Canadain prime minister has visited a gay bar.


Those lucky enough to be at the bar when the prime minister were clearly excited to see the leader of Canada.

“Kicking off Pride Week with my best friend, my MP and my prime minister,” tweeted Tommy D, whose photo also featured Vancouver Centre MP Hedy Fry.


Fry took to Twitter to call Trudeau “genuine” and said that even NDP and Conservative supporters were happy to see the prime minister and get a photo with him.

Both the pride flag and trans flag were raised outside Vancouver City Hall on Monday and the celebrations will continue all week long before the city’s annual Pride Parade on Sunday.



Support local journalism by clicking here to make a one-time contribution or by subscribing for a small monthly fee. We appreciate your consideration and any contribution you can provide.


Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.

To report a typo, send an email to news@kelownanow.com.





Wed
34℃


Thu
34℃


Fri
34℃


Sat
34℃


Sun
33℃


Mon
31℃

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS
Privacy Policy