Two Pride Crosswalks for Prince George
Prince George, B.C. – Work has begun on Prince George’s very first pride crosswalk.
Originally the plan was to have it outside City Hall, but after consulting with the Prince George Pride Society the City is installing it at 7th Avenue and Canada Games Way.
“Yes. The mayor and I had a discussion and we had looked at the ones in front of City Hall and they were cobblestone and so we didn’t know what that was going to look like,” says president Stacey Hewlett.
“Plus we like that this is a high traffic area and a lot of people that come here for conferences and so on get to see this. I think it’s a higher exposure area so that’s kind of the decision.”
It won’t be the only pride crosswalk in town either. Pine Centre Mall confirmed today they will finance their own outside the mall’s north entrance.
“We’ve actually been looking at this opportunity for quite some time. Prince George is a place of acceptance, it’s a place of tolerance, it’s a place where everybody can feel safe,” says general manager Sonya Hunt.
“We just feel it’s the right thing to do in terms of the timing of what’s taken place in Orlando. It’s even more important that people and corporations and companies and the community at large is showing a level of acceptance and tolerance for everybody.”
Weather permitting she’s hoping it will be installed today, if not once the wet weather has passed.
The news of another crosswalk was music to Hewlett’s ears.
“I’m thrilled. I can’t decide if I should cry or smile. This is just amazing.”
Prince George City Council approved spending $3,000 to have its crosswalk installed at a meeting back in April.