Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc (TteS)’s Business and Economic Development Department is excited to have partnered with Forward Law, Sureus-Murphy and Urban Systems to make a permanent Pride Crosswalk possible at Chief Louis Centre.
Located at the intersection of Powwow Trail and Chief Eli LaRue Way, this Pride Crosswalk is a way of celebrating, supporting, and creating awareness of the 2SLGBTQQIA++ community in Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc and beyond.
Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir stated that “TteS is proud of the new permanent installation of its Pride Crosswalk. We are a community that is open, responsive, and respectful of the rights and individuality of all people. Everyone matters and deserves to be treated with dignity. Our members and all those that visit our community will know that we are inclusive and welcoming, which are our values as Secwépemc.”
“The Business and Economic Development Department is honoured to be able to support the organization of this initiative and are grateful to our stakeholder partners that supported the crosswalk and invested back into the community,” said Devin Gambler, Manager, Business & Economic Development.
Signage will be added to the crosswalk this month; highlighting Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc’s commitment to promote, educate, and drive awareness to benefit the 2SLGBTQQIA++ community.