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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A VIC­TO­RIA Park march­ing group has given its award as Pride Pa­rade 2018’s Best March­ing Group to their coun­cil.

Pride WA named Vic Park Pride as the Best March­ing Group of Perth Pride Pa­rade 2018, held from North­bridge to Ya­gan Square last month.

Vic Park Pride mem­ber Man­uao TeAo­tonga said the award was given to the Town of Vic­to­ria Park for the sup­port given to their com­mu­nity group.

“We were rep­re­sent­ing the com­mu­nity of the town of Vic­to­ria Park so it only seems fit­ting that we gift the award to the town,” he said.

Mr TeAo­tonga said more than 50 mem­bers marched in the group, ex­ceed­ing the set max­i­mum.

“We pro­vided them with cos­tumes and props and had a chore­ographed march­ing rou­tine,” he said.

“We marched with en­thu­si­asm and pride, with four coun­cil­lors join­ing us.”

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the Town sup­ported the gay com­mu­nity last year and did a month of en­gage­ment with the com­mu­nity on how to sup­port them this year.

“We’re an in­clu­sive and equitable com­mu­nity and town,” he said.

Pic­ture: Na­dia Budi­hardjo

Vic Park Pride mem­ber Man­uao TeAo­tonga gives the plaque to Vic­to­ria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan.

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