Richmond launches its 2019 Pride Week after installing its first rainbow crosswalk

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      Should Richmond change its name to Rainbowmond?

      The city is becoming awash in colorful decorations in time for Pride Week celebrations.

      Coinciding with Vancouver’s Pride Week, Richmond’s Pride Week starts today (July 29) and continues until August 4.

      A busy schedule of events features a wide range of activities including a high-energy dance class, a music series, movie screenings, art activities, a book club discussion, a picnic, dance parties, ice skating and more. 

      City of Richmond

      Richmond installed its first rainbow crosswalk, located on Minoru Boulevard, on July 21, after being approved by city council on June 23.

      Also, the Richmond Youth Media Program painted the steps of the Richmond Cultural Centre in rainbow colours on July 27.

      Today, local artist Emily Sheppard and the West Richmond youth team are adding even more colour to the entrance way to the West Richmond Community Centre.

      In 2017, youth from the City of Richmond's New Media Lab also helped to paint the stairs of the Richmond Cultural Centre.
      City of Richmond

      Full details about Richmond's 2019 Pride Week are available at the City of Richmond website.