For Immediate Release | June 14, 2018
City of St. Albert Supports Pride Crosswalk
Volunteers using donated paint creating temporary crosswalk this weekend
The City of St. Albert is pleased to support the creation of a Pride Crosswalk in front of St. Albert Place. The work will be undertaken by the Outloud Foundation during the weekend of June 15 to 17, 2018 with volunteers completing the project using donated supplies.
“The City of St. Albert has declared its intention to be a welcoming and inclusive community,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “Supporting the Pride Crosswalk is one of the ways we can live this declaration and clearly demonstrate ‘all are welcome’ in our community.”
The crosswalk is temporary and will be in service until the end of July.
To ensure the safety of the volunteers, St. Anne Street will be closed from St. Thomas Street to the north parking lot across from St. Albert Place on Friday, June 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
If the weather does not allow for work to occur on Friday, the project and road closure will be rescheduled to Sunday, June 17, with the exact timing to be determined. This decision will be made by 4 p.m. on June 15.
The crosswalk is a pilot project and the City will work with community groups to establish appropriate demonstrations of St. Albert’s inclusivity in future years.
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