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UPDATE: Penticton City Council okays new rainbow crosswalk

(UPDATE: July 6 @ 10 am) – Penticton City Council has given the green light for the city to receive a new rainbow crosswalk to show support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

The new crosswalk will be located at the intersection of Front Street and Lakeshore Drive East.

“I think it's going to be a wonderful addition to the entrance to colourful Front Street,” noted councillor Katie Robinson.

“I can’t think of a better place that it should be in the city.”

Brett Turner, the new executive director for the Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association (DPBIA), presented the proposal to city council during Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting.

The DPBIA has partnered with Travel Penticton and the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society to provide $4,000 in funding for the project.

Penticton city council voted unanimously to approve this proposal.

Thumbnail photo credit: Okanagan Pride Society. Rainbow sidewalk in downtown Kelowna

(Original story: July 2 @ 12:45 pm) – The Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association (DPBIA) is looking to Penticton City Council to approve a rainbow crosswalk in support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Brett Turner, the DPBIA’s new executive director, will be appearing before city council on Tuesday, July 5 to present the proposal.

According to Turner’s application to the Committee of the whole, the DPBIA has partnered with Travel Penticton and the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society to provide $4,000 in funding for the sidewalk.

Turner’s application says the rainbow sidewalk would be located at the intersection of Front Street and Lakeshore Drive East.

Council is expected to make a decision during the regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 at 1 pm.

<who> Photo Credit: Okanagan Pride Society </who> The rainbow sidewalks in downtown Kelowna.



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