Two Burnaby elementary schools are now the 10th and 11th schools in the district with rainbow walkways to celebrate inclusion and diversity.
The colourful walkways – symbols of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer or questioning) Pride – were installed at Cascade Heights and South Slope earlier this month after being approved by the school board in April.
At South Slope, the rainbow design has been painted on the entrance to the school’s parking lot, while the Cascade Heights rainbow has been painted on the sidewalk running up to the school’s front doors.
Besides the two newest additions, there are now rainbow crosswalks, walkways and sidewalks at Burnaby Mountain, Moscrop, Burnaby Central, Cariboo Hill, Byrne Creek, Burnaby South, Alpha, Royal Oak and University Highlands Elementary School.
Burnaby Mountain Secondary was the first local school to get a rainbow crosswalk in 2018, and University Highlands was the first Burnaby elementary school to get one of the colourful walkways in May 2020.
June is Pride month.