June 7, 2019
Edmontonians will soon see a vibrant, colourful bus on city streets as Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) unveiled its new Pride bus today.
“This bus symbolizes the inclusive and welcoming culture we’re building at the City of Edmonton,” said Gord Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations. “This has been an inspiring and meaningful project for many employees in ETS and across the organization.”
Earlier today, Mayor Don Iveson proclaimed June 7-16 Pride Week in Edmonton, as the Pride flag was raised near City Hall. The Pride bus then made its spectacular debut along 104 Avenue with the help of some local drag queens.
The unique illustration of a ribbon and heart wrapped around the entire bus represents our caring, connectedness and acceptance as a city.
“ETS is a proud supporter of the entire Pride community, and we fully embrace a culture of inclusivity and diversity,” said ETS Branch Manager Eddie Robar. “ETS is putting the Pride bus into regular service so Edmontonians from all areas of the city will have the chance to experience it.”