The Olympians were speed skaters Denny Morrison of Chetwynd, British Columbia, Shannon Rempel of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Anastasia Bucsis of Calgary, skeleton athlete Lindsay Alcock of Calgary and luger Sam Edney of Calgary.
Morrison won a gold medal in the men's long track team pursuit at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and a silver medal in the men's long track team pursuit at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino. Rempel also won a silver medal in the women's long track team pursuit at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino.
The parade started at Centre Street and eighth avenue and proceeded toward Shaw Millennium Park.
The Canadian Olympic Committee is participating in pride festivals throughout Canada to show their support for Canadian gays and lesbians who do not have the same rights in Russia, (the host country of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games) as they do in Canada.