As the 27th annual PEI Pride Festival nears, the Town of Three Rivers is encouraging its residents and business owners to celebrate diversity and ensure that everyone feels welcome. Local business owner Matt Clendinning recently made a presentation to Town Council about the importance of celebrating Pride.

The Town will fly the Pride flag at its municipal properties that have flag poles this year, including West Street Beach and Cardigan Village Green.

Clendinning also suggested the Town paint rainbow crosswalks at the Main Street intersections of Rink Street, Station Street, and Wood Island Road.

At its Council meeting in May, Three Rivers Mayor Ed MacAulay suggested Councillors encourage their constituents to look for opportunities to celebrate diversity and demonstrate inclusivity, such as flying the rainbow flag on their own properties.

Pride PEI is a resource for the Island’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community and the organization behind the Island’s annual Pride Parade and Festival, which takes place July 18-25.,