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Winnipeg, December 1st, 2023 – Pride Winnipeg is excited to announce the hiring of their first ever Executive Director – Sean Irvine.

Earlier this year, Pride Winnipeg received provincial grant funding to expand operations and hire a full time Executive Director.

“With the hiring of Sean, Pride Winnipeg’s next phase of expansion has become a reality. The board of directors is looking forward to the continued growth and taking our organization to the next level” says Barry Karlenzig, President of Pride Winnipeg.

Sean, in addition to being instrumental in our organization’s growth, will also be assisting with the revision of our mission and vision statements to reflect our becoming more than just a festival, but also a resource for the community year-round.

“I am both honored and humbled to assume the role of Executive Director at Pride Winnipeg. This organization stands as a stalwart supporter of our vibrant community, not only as an annual celebration but also as a dedicated advocate for inclusivity and empowerment. Leveraging my expertise in education, the arts, and leadership, I am committed to enhancing our capabilities”.

“Pride Winnipeg aims to expand its influence in community relations, serving as a pivotal resource center for our people and the broader community. Our unwavering dedication remains steadfast in providing continuous support, advancing educational initiatives, and curating year-round celebrations that profoundly resonate with and empower our diverse community.” says Sean.

We wish to thank Pinnacle Staffing Agency, Winnipeg’s largest and locally owned Executive Recruitment and Staffing firm for their help in this search.

About Pride Winnipeg
Pride Winnipeg’s mission is to live in a society in which all gender, sexual, and relationship diverse individuals can live their lives without fear or oppression for being themselves. Pride Winnipeg creates an annual festival that is reflective of our values, advocates for equality, and celebrates Winnipeg’s GSRD communities.
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