LETTER: ‘We need a rainbow crosswalk in Chilliwack’

It would be ‘one more colourful step in the right direction’

Dear Mayor Ken Popove and esteemed council members: I have lived in Chilliwack my whole life. I work in substance use and mental health with my focus being wellness work with First Nations. I am also one of the founders of the anti-poverty collaboration initiatives. I am in favour of a rainbow crosswalk at Mill Street and Wellington Avenue.

Where there is progression and growth within a community there needs to be a shift, this shift should always include diversity and inclusivity for all members of our community.

I believe as Chilliwack continues to pioneer towards a prosperous and vibrant future we need to continue making positive changes. The rainbow crosswalk is just one more colourful step, in the right direction.

I work with and serve so many folks who are not always able to feel represented and are not able to find a way to feel included or to be part of our beautiful community, that means so much to so many people. I know that the City of Chilliwack wants all of its members to feel like part of this growing community, to focus on inclusivity and allow all folks to be represented. That is why I am asking you to please approve this project and continue to be a role model in this community.

I believe we need to have a rainbow crosswalk installed in Chilliwack.

Raylene Mumford

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