City of New Westminster shows its Pride
New Westminster – The City of New Westminster is proud to show its support for New West Pride Week and the LGBTQ community through a variety of initiatives taking place throughout the city, starting with the installation of a permanent rainbow crosswalk in the downtown business district at Church and Columbia Street unveiled earlier this morning.
On Monday, August 10th at noon, the City of New Westminster will raise the rainbow flag and issue a Pride proclamation in Friendship Gardens next to City Hall. All members of the public are welcome to attend. In addition to the freshly-painted rainbow crosswalk, rainbow lights will shine at Anvil Centre (Eighth and Columbia Streets) during Pride Week. The City has also provided both cash funding and in-kind services support for the New West Pride Street Party taking place on Columbia Street from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday, August 15th.
“The City of New Westminster embraces and celebrates diversity in our community,” said Mayor Jonathan Coté. “Our citizens understand that together we are stronger and these initiatives are a visible and tangible way to show our support for the LGBTQ community.”
Pride celebrations in New Westminster are held every summer to celebrate and promote inclusivity, acceptance and respect among persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities in New Westminster and surrounding communities.
The New West Pride Festival takes place August 8th to August 15th.
Jonathan X. Coté
City of New Westminster
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