The crosswalk is at Third Street and Mackenzie and was installed on June 17. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

The crosswalk is at Third Street and Mackenzie and was installed on June 17. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Painting a rainbow: First Pride crosswalk installed in Revelstoke

‘It signals to the community that this city is inclusive,’ Mayor Gary Sulz

Revelstoke’s newest crosswalk is a rainbow.

“It signals to the community that this city is inclusive,” said Mayor Gary Sulz.

The rainbow crosswalk symbolizes LGBTQ+ acceptance and was installed during June, which is referred to across Canada as Pride Month.

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City council made the decision last fall to instate it downtown at Third Street and Mackenzie.

“This crosswalk recognizes and honours the LGBTQ+ community and helps them feel accepted and important,” said Erin Maclachlan, organizer of a local LGBTQ+ support group at Community Connections.

It appears Revelstoke has caught up to surrounding communities that already have a Pride crosswalk, including Nakusp and Golden.

“No matter who you are or your background, you are welcome in Revelstoke,” said Sulz.

Earlier this month, the first permanent LGBTQ+ support group started in Revelstoke called Revelstoke Rainbows.

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