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Pride crosswalk is put back in place once again

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The pride crosswalk was painted once again this past weekend, drawing out a number of community members on what was a hot and humid day to show their support for the LGBTQ community.
The crosswalk was originally painted last fall and will need to be done or resurfaced on an annual basis due to the harshness of the weather year-round. This years’ effort included assistance from the Town of The Pas, who donated the paint to be used for the crosswalk.
Donations were also provided by Northern Building Supplies and Arctic Beverages. The crosswalk is again located at the corner of Cathedral Avenue and 6th street, near the Roy H. Johnston Arena.
In total, approximately 40 people turned out to provide assistance throughout the event, which ran from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Talk of the design of the crosswalk possibly changing for next year was also had, though no decision on that will be made until much closer to next years’ event.
Organizers had hoped to have the crosswalk painted earlier in the year to be in place prior to the end of the school year, something that will be worked on for next year.
Also being planned is the erection of signage near the crosswalk to better designate it as the pride crosswalk. Fundraising for the signage began at the painting on Sunday and will continue later this year.
Concerns had been expressed over the fact the crosswalk last year disappeared quickly after it was put in place, however this year a better quality of paint was used and Sunday night a heavy downpour hit The Pas, however the crosswalk appeared undamaged from the rainfall the following morning.

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