WATCH: Paint goes down on city’s first Pride crosswalk

By Tyler Marr
June 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

With paintbrushes and buckets in hand, students and staff plastered pavement with bright colours to celebrate Pride Month by creating Prince Albert’s first rainbow crosswalk.

Members of the Carlton Comprehensive Public High School Queer & Allies Club were out in force Tuesday morning, marking the crosswalk on Sixth Ave E between the high school and Carlton Court Plaza with the rainbow art. The club covered the cost of the supplies.

The request to paint the crosswalk, spearheaded by the Q&A club, was approved by city council May 28 despite opposition and safety concerns from Mayor Greg Dionne.

 

Q&A Club Supervisor Adrienne Schenk was all smiles as she overlooked the project.

“The kids are super excited to be able to help show who they are,” she said. “It is awesome to be a part of this ... We are diverse and we love and include everybody.”

Adding to her excitement was the fact this was the first rainbow crosswalk for the city. Schenk, a teacher and former student at Carlton, said the art shows the public support for the LGBTQ+ community. 

“To be able to show that we are an inclusive school and city, I think that is the best message we can send,” she said. “No matter who you are, no matter the colours you wear, we love you and that is all that matters.”

 

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