LGBT in B.C.: White Rock installs its first rainbow crosswalk

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      White Rock is the latest B.C. municipality to join the rainbow connection that’s happening all across the province.

      On July 21, the crosswalk was completed in the Five Corners neighbourhood.

      According to Peace Arch News, in May, a group (which included White Rock Business Improvement Association president Ernie Klassen) sought permission from the city to fundraise for a potential rainbow crosswalk, with expectations they would need to raise about $4,000.

      To their surprise, Mayor Wayne Baldwin suggested that the city should pay for it.

      Coun. Lynne Sinclair’s motion for the city to create the sidewalk received a unanimous vote of support.

      The crosswalk will be officially launched at White Rock city hall’s annual raising of the rainbow flag ceremony from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday (July 27).

      Then on Saturday (July 28), South Surrey-White Rock MP Gordie Hogg will be hosting White Rock’s Annual Pride Party, featuring live music by Crossroads and performances by Carlotta Gurl, Misty Meadows, and Justine Tyme.

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