Chris Vanderweide, charged in Pride festival assault, pleads guilty - 2020-09-10
Vanderweide was initially charged with two counts of assault with a weapon following a fracas at Pride in the Park on June 15, 2019. The Kitchener man showed up at the festival just after noon with a religious group. Video shows him hitting two people in the face with a helmet.
Vanderweide, 29, entered the guilty plea in Hamilton court on Thursday. He will receive a one-year suspended sentence, which means he won't be incarcerated but has to abide by certain conditions. The conditions of that probationary period include attending anger management counselling.