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RCMP officer spearheads rainbow crosswalk project in BC community for Pride Month

The Lytton RCMP showed their support for the LGBTQ+ community with a colourful new crosswalk.

The RCMP say that detachment commander Sgt. Curtis Davis wanted to show his support during Pride Month, and decided to spearhead a new rainbow crosswalk project for the community.

<who>Photo credit: BC RCMP

“I have family, friends and colleagues in the 2SLGBTQ+ community. They are our neighbours. This is a small thing to do in support and to create awareness,” said Sgt. Davis.

He approached the Chief Administrative Officer of the town and pitched the idea to the Village of Lytton.

The proposal was met with immediate support and was passed at the June 12 council meeting.

<who>Photo credit: BC RCMP

Davis then reached out to Kumsheen High School and got the support of the principal. The high school agreed to pay for the paint and get their students involved in the project.

Davis did the prep work on the chosen crosswalk by power washing and readying it for painting, then on June 17 and 18, officers from the Lytton RCMP helped students paint the rainbow crosswalk.

Davis says that community support for the crosswalk has been overwhelming and a very positive experience.

“This act of standing together on behalf of the 2SLGBTQ+ shows the compassion that exists in the Village of Lytton,” said the RCMP.

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