Mayor Wayne Baldwin and members of White Rock City Council turned out at City Hall on Monday, July 27th for the raising of the Pride Flag to recognize Pride Week celebrations around the Lower Mainland. A White Rock Business Improvement Association resolution to City Council to fly the Pride Flag at City Hall was passed unanimously by Council and included a recommendation to fly the Pride flag as an important symbol of inclusiveness.
White Rock BIA President Sharon Greysen was on hand for the ceremony and spoke on behalf of the BIA membership. “The symbol of Pride means acceptance of all genders and their sexual orientation, not only in the LGBT community but in all of society. It is also a statement of the pride we have in our community. It shows that we are inclusive and accepting and welcoming.”
“The colors of the flag each have a different symbol- life (red), healing (orange), sunlight (yellow), nature (green), harmony (blue), and spirit (purple/violet). These symbols resonate in many different ways to many different people. We are all different, but in so many ways we are all the same. Thank-you on behalf of the BIA’s board of Directors and our members.”
The Pride flag will fly at City Hall until August 4th.