Check out Vernon's new rainbow crosswalk
Charlotte Helston - Reporter
This rainbow crosswalk was installed on 30 Avenue in Vernon May 18, 2017.
Image Credit: Carla Chico Hesch Rayner
May 19, 2017 - 10:48 AM
VERNON - Those visiting Vernon’s downtown core will notice a bright new crosswalk on Main Street.
A rainbow crosswalk was installed on 30 Avenue, between 33 Street and 34 Street, Thursday evening, May 18.
The eight colour crosswalk was proposed by resident Travis Irmen, who pitched the idea to the City of Vernon last year.
Vernon council approved the project and local business Caliber Sports Systems Inc. stepped up to organize the installation. The crosswalk was installed at no cost to the city.
Irmen has said the crosswalk is a huge step towards inclusivity and acceptance in the community.
Vernon is the latest city in the Interior to embrace the concept. Kelowna and Princeton installed rainbow crosswalks in recent years, and there is also one at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and one at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus in Kelowna.
The eight colours of the rainbow crosswalk symbolize:
Red- Respect for all life
Orange- Healing Journeys within all walks of life
Yellow- Representing sunshine and air quality
Green-The importance of Environment and nature
Blue- Peace/ Harmony
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