Registrations Canal Parade
Registrations are about to start for the Canal Parade 2019! From January 4th till February 3rd everyone is welcome to apply so keep an eye on our website for the registration link which will be available as from that date.
Saturday, August 3rd from 12:30 till 17:00
Oosterdok – Nieuwe Herengracht – Amstel – Prinsengracht – Westerdok.
Because in recent years there has been a discussion about the orientation and social involvement of different participants, a new classification of the participant categories has been made in 2018. The new classification does more justice to everybody’s part in the struggle for the emancipation of LGBTIs and the support for our Pride.
See here our regulations for last year (Update: 2019 regulations will be online soon): Deelnemersreglement en prijslijst botenparade 2018.
Support Card by Rabobank
Also this year Rabobank will offer the Support Card, meant for parties that otherwise would not be able to participate. To this end, Rabobank offers its place in the canal parade to an association or foundation that works for a better environment for LGBTs and that would not be able to participate without an important financial partner. In addition to Rabobank being responsible for the registration costs, together with AGP it supports the support card participant with an amount of € 7500 and provides support in the run-up to the boat parade. More information on how to apply for the support card will be online as registrations will start.
Pride Business Club
In 2018 we established a ‘Pride Business Club’. Companies who are not directly associated with the LGBT community can only participate in the canal parade if they are members. This way, we want to involve them more in the emancipation part of Pride and at the same time create a network of professionals that support us both financially as and in terms of content. A maximum of two contacts are registered per membership and will be invited for the meetings and activities. Membership costs € 1,500 excl. VAT per year and is contracted for a minimum of 3 years. Of this amount, 50% is intended for the continuity of the organization and 50% is spent on the organization of substantive activities.