Lake Cowichan celebrates Pride Month with rainbow crosswalks at schools

Palsson Elementary School students turn our in force to admire the rainbow crosswalk created at their school by Mr. Battye’s Social Justice Class from Lake Cowichan School. (Carolyne Austin photo)

Lake Cowichan has been celebrating Pride Month during June.

First, a rainbow flag was raised over Lake Cowichan town hall on Friday, June 14 to celebrate and support diversity and it was flown for the remainder of the month. (See page 2 for story.)

In addition, Sean Battye’s Social Justice class at Lake Cowichan Secondary were planning to do some work on a rainbow crosswalk at their own school and an approach was made to Palsson Elementary to see if a rainbow crosswalk at the primary school might be well received.

An enthusiastic reply saw the secondary students at Palsson two weeks ago painting a bright sidewalk in a rainbow of colours to the delight of the young children, and the adults who turned out for the occasion, who included several Lake Cowichan town councillors who were able to fit the event into their schedule.

Just Posted

Baker and Barbarians take Paris World Games by storm

Duncan rugby player helps Canadian side to gold

VIDEO: Lake Cowichan council to grill Catalyst July 23 on ‘end run’ around weir pumping agreement

Councillors want community out in force at meeting to hear what’s going on with the weir

Valley field hockey players bring home gold from nationals

Cowichan U18s help Island to unprecentend first-place finish

Peewee B Thunder capture provincial lacrosse title

Cowichan goes unbeaten all year; Akhurst named tournament MVP

Duncan Grande Parade draws a crowd

Entries old and new enjoyed by a big audience

Nanaimo-Opoly will let board game players deal Harbour City properties

Victoria’s Outset Media and Walmart Canada partner on local edition of popular game

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

Injured fawn at B.C. vet will be euthanized Friday night unless claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer is currently being treated at West Kelowna’s Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital

BC Wildfire Service warns wet weather no reason to be complacent

Fire risk currently low for much of B.C. compared to same time over last two years.

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

Home sales softened last year after the federal government introduced new stress test rules for uninsured mortgages

Port Hardy RCMP cleared in arrest that left man with broken ribs, punctured lung: IIO

The IIO noted the matter will not be referred to crown counsel for consideration of charges.

B.C. man pleads guilty in snake venom death of toddler

Plea comes more than five years after the incident in North Vancouver

Trudeau says Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery as gas prices soar

Prime minister says he knows B.C. residents are struggling and the federal government is open to ideas

Most Read