HUNTSVILLE, ON- Town halls across cottage country got a bit more colourful today.

As part of the annual Muskoka Pride festivities, the Pride flag was raised at municipal halls across the area. Events for Pride had started off in Huntsville last Friday at River Mill Park, and today’s flag raisings have been described by the group as the most busy day for the whole two-week period.

The flag was raised in Dwight, Port Severn, Huntsville, Wahta First Nation, Port Carling, Gravenhurst, and in Bracebridge throughout the morning and afternoon.

Huntsville mayor Scott Aitchison was present at the town hall raising.

Huntsville mayor Scott Aitchison stands with members of Muskoka Pride and attendees of the flag raising at Huntsville Town Hall on July 22nd, 2019. Photo by James Wood/

“To see the solidarity, of an inclusive community all over Muskoka, it’s really great to see,” said Aitchison.

“We kicked things off, here in Huntsville with the Pride Picnic on Friday. Great event, lots of people attended, and so we’re always happy to celebrate being an inclusive community.”

The flag will hang over the front door of Huntsville’s town hall.

More details on the rest of the events can be found here: