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City of Saint John Installs Two Rainbow Crosswalks

24-Jul-2018

Two City of Saint John crosswalks are getting a colourful makeover today. City Crews are out painting the crosswalks at the foot of King Street in Uptown Saint John and on Manawagonish Road, in front of Barnhill Memorial School on the City’s West Side.

The Manawagonish Road Crosswalk Project, led by Barnhill Memorial School and Saint Rose School communities, was approved by Common Council in Fall of 2017. Mayor Don Darling requested a rainbow crosswalk for Uptown Saint John at a meeting in June in keeping with the spirit of the annual Saint John Pride Week celebrations held in August. Both motions were supported unanimously by Common Council.

“The visual representation of the rainbow crosswalks aim to promote themes of diversity, acceptance and inclusivity,” says Mayor Don Darling. “They demonstrate the City of Saint John’s commitment to being a welcoming community for all.” 

The rainbow crosswalks come in time to celebrate the upcoming Saint John Pride Week, August 7 – 12, 2018. The 16th Annual Saint John Pride Parade will be Atlantic Canada's First Evening Pride Parade, starting at 8:45 p.m. from King Square North and ending on Water Street.

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