With the tragic events in Orlando and all the fallout afterwards, it’s nice to see communities coming together. There have been so many amazing gestures of support from all over the world (like this, this and this) and they don’t seem to be slowing down yet.
This week, Corner Brook, Newfoundland did their little part to promote acceptance in their community. They painted a rainbow crosswalk between Corner Brook Regional High School and the Arts and Culture Centre across the street. This gesture is meant to symbolize diversity, acceptance and pride in the city. A second rainbow crosswalk will be painted in front of City Hall in the coming days.
— Kischa Carter (@washtoje) June 22, 2016
City Councillor, Linda Chaisson, brought the idea forward after she was inspired by a rainbow crosswalk in British Columbia. She told CBC that she wanted to welcome all people to her city in the same way. What better way to welcome people than to paint it right on the road?
Residents seem excited about the new colourful addition. One student explained how the crosswalk will serve as a daily reminder to everyone in the community that they are accepted.
A beautiful crosswalk with a beautiful message. It’s great to see a community display it’s diversity so permanently and prominently.