Stony Plain introduces new rainbow crosswalk

Photos courtesy of Tannis Matthews

49 St and 51 Ave is the site of the repainted crossing.

A downtown Stony Plain intersection now sports the rainbow flag in honour of the towns’s LGBTQ+ community.

“It’s going to be a permanent reminder that we are truly an inclusive town. We do not tolerate hatred, we celebrate love for being love, everyone is welcome,” said organizer of the crosswalk painting and the Stony Plain Pride events, Tannis Matthews.

She says the Town has been very proactive in supporting this ceremony since she brought the idea to Mayor William Choy at last year’s PRIDE in the PARK event.

“A year later and there we were doing it. I can only thank the Town and the Mayor for partnering with me on this to get it done so quickly," said Matthews. 

She says among the about 20 attendees on Monday was Inspector Mike Lokken of Parkland RCMP. Lokken marched in the New York City Pride parade last month, wearing his full red serge.

This was the third time this event had been scheduled, after two rain delays.

You can see the rainbow crosswalk at 49 Street and 51 Avenue. 

 

 

  

 

 

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