Rain­bow cross­walk added in down­town

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Vol­un­teers from South­west Saskatchewan Pride were busy last Wed­nes­day in­stalling the first per­ma­nent Rain­bow Cross­walk in Saskatchewan.

The multi-coloured cross­walk was painted in the 200 block of Cen­tral Ave. with the sup­port of the City of Swift Cur­rent and Paula Mcguigan Pro­fes­sional Paint­ing. The Rain­bow Cross­walk is a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the sup­port for Les­bian, Gay, Bi­sex­ual, Trans­gen­der, and Queer (LGBTQ+) in­di­vid­u­als and was added in the days lead­ing up to Swift Cur­rent’s first Pride Week on May 28 to June 3.

“I am so very proud of Swift Cur­rent. I think our com­mu­nity has re­ally come to­gether to sup­port LGBT peo­ple.” stated An­drea Mccrim­mon, Pres­i­dent of South­west Saskatchewan Pride. “It’s an im­por­tant mo­ment in his­tory, that a small city in Saskatchewan was the first to in­stall a Rain­bow Cross­walk. It very much speaks to the in­clu­sive at­ti­tudes of our city, and it makes our com­mu­nity stronger. Swift Cur­rent has a strong LGBT com­mu­nity. This is im­por­tant for us, and it’s good.”

Van­cou­ver was the lo­ca­tion of Canada’s first per­ma­nent Rain­bow Cross­walk in Canada back in 2013, and com­mu­ni­ties across BC, Al­berta, and On­tario have also adopted these colour­ful cross­walks.

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