Canada Soccer to host Pride Celebration Match this June

CANWNT’s Summer Send-Off Series June 4 match will be a special Pride celebration

In celebration of Pride Month, Canada Soccer announced today that the upcoming CANWNT match on Tuesday 4 June in Toronto against Mexico will be a special Pride Match. The match, part of CANWNT’s Summer Send-Off Series presented by CIBC and Visa, will include a number of special activities celebrating Pride month.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will wear a special kit which features Pride-themed numbers, while the stadium will be dressed in Pride-themed branding to reflect the celebration. Fans are encouraged to join the festivities to celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ community, with special activations and giveaways from Canada Soccer available as part of the pre-match fan festival outside of the stadium.

“The values of inclusion and belonging are fundamental to the success of our program, and we are so proud to be taking part in this match. Our players and staff are excited to be celebrating Pride alongside our amazing fans and this will be a special way to send off our players ahead of this summer’s Olympics,” said Bev Priestman, Women’s National Team Head Coach.

In November 2022, Canada Soccer signed a four-year partnership with You Can Play, a world leading 2SLGBTQ+ organization aiming to make the world of sport a more inclusive and safe space. Since the start of that partnership, You Can Play has helped the Federation to make positive strides forward on making soccer a more accessible place, including:

  • You Can Play trained senior Canada Soccer staff and PTSO leadership at last year’s Annual Meeting of the Members;
  • In the Fall of 2023, all of Canada Soccer’s staff attended a diversity, equity and inclusion session;
  • In December 2023, You Can Play was a guest speaker for Canada Soccer’s IDEA Day with more than 200 attendees across the country;
  • You Can Play has completed a national Pride Guide that was recently shared with Canada Soccer’s entire membership and community partners; and,
  • You Can Play is currently developing an eLearning module for Canada Soccer which will be available later this year to all its members. ​

“It’s important for us to continue to do the work needed to ensure we are a leading organization on matters of inclusion and equity. We welcome everyone to our matches and to be involved with our great sport, and this match is an expression of that commitment.” added Kevin Blue, CEO and General Secretary, Canada Soccer. 

Ticketing Information

The 4 June Pride celebration match in Toronto will be preceded by the opening match of the CANWNT “Summer Send-Off Series” which will be hosted at Stade Saputo in Montréal on Saturday 1 June. ​

Tickets to both Women’s National Team Summer Send-Off Series matches, presented by CIBC and Visa, are available now.

  • Tickets to the 1 June match in Montréal can be purchased here.
  • Tickets to the 4 June match in Toronto can be purchased here.

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Group Ticket Discount Offer

Group discounts (10+ tickets) are available for both matches in June. Fans organizing a group of 10+ are eligible to receive discounts of up to 30% off regular priced tickets. Group ticket requests can be submitted via the group order form, indicating the price point and quantity of tickets via the official ticket pages. Following the submission of the online form, group organizers will be contacted to confirm payment details and complete the processing of tickets. Group ticket orders will be processed on a first come, first serve basis and are expected to receive high demand.

Summer of Soccer

The ‘Summer Send-Off Series’ kicks off a massive summer of soccer for Canadian fans. Following the two-match series Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will head to France for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games as they look to defend their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold medal. They will face the hosts, France, Colombia, and New Zealand during the Group Stage of the tournament running from 24 July through 10 August.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team

Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo 2020), two-time bronze medal winners (London 2012 and Rio 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2020). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.