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St. John's Native Friendship Centre set to break a Guinness World Record while supporting Pride

In early June, the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre started gearing up for St. John’s Pride—happening July 11–17, 2016.

In the past, the Pride Committee has collaborated with the centre's craft group to make rainbow tutus for the Pride Parade. This year, the committee hosted a Pride bingo night to raise money for LGBTQ-related activities at the Friendship Centre. In the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the committee added a 50/50 draw to its fundraiser to support an LGBTQ organization in Florida that is helping the families affected by the attack.

The Pride Committee at the Friendship Centre also created a giant rainbow dreamcatcher that will be displayed on its float in the St. John’s Pride Parade on July 17th. The dreamcatcher ended up being so big that it is expected to break a Guinness World Record for ‘largest dreamcatcher’ once Guinness approves the Friendship Centre’s entry—stay tuned! 

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(Photo by Shannon Webb-Campbell, Twitter)

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