Blue Jays Pride Weekend – June 9 and 10, 2023
The Toronto Blue Jays present their fourth annual Pride Weekend as the Blue Jays take on the Minnesota Twins. Visit Rogers Centre on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 to kick-off Pride Month in Toronto. For those who attend on the Friday, the first 15,000 fans to enter the stadium will receive a Blue Jays Rainbow Flag Jersey.
Pride Weekend Event Details
· During Friday’s special pregame festivities, 80 volunteers from TD present the Blue Jays Progress flag on field.
· Ceremonial first pitches by leZlie Lee Kam (Friday) who has spent more than 45 years working in the 2SLGBTQ+ community as a champion for senior and youth issues, and Damnit Maurie from The Roz and Mocha Show on KiSS 92.5 (Saturday).
· National anthems performed by drag queen Jessie James (Friday) and Forte – Toronto Gay Men’s Chorus (Saturday).
· Pride-themed activities, photo opportunities, drag queen performances, and celebratory décor and atmosphere around the ballpark, including the exterior roof lit in rainbow colours.
· As an additional community giveback, TD’s popular Fan Locker Activation returns, where fans can sign one of eight Blue Jays jerseys and receive a prize. The signed jerseys will be donated to the eight community organizations listed above.
· Specialty Pride sangria found at all Outfield District bar locations, and Pride Churros in TD Park Social.
· To offer a more inclusive experience for fans during Pride Weekend, the Blue Jays have converted washrooms on each concourse level to gender-neutral.
· Blue Jays Pride merchandise, including apparel, headwear, and specialty items, are available all month long at Jays Shop locations.
June 9 7:00 PM
June 10 3:00 PM
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