The Drumheller Pride Association is bringing some color to the downtown core.

Later this month, The Drumheller Pride Association are in works with the Town of Drumheller to paint a crosswalk in pride colors in support of equality for love.

The project was lead by Pride Association Founder, Brandon Frasso.

"Actually, this is one of the biggest steps I've seen Drumheller take," said Frasso. "I've definitely wanted to see this quite some time ago and it's progressing into the future instead of taking two steps backwards."

The Pride Association was founded two years ago by Frasso and now that there is a chance for the LGBTQ+ community to represent their acceptance within the town, Frasso wants to tell our younger generation that it's okay to be who you are here.

"It'll definitely bring an acceptance and show that we are a welcoming town," Frasso continued. "We already are but there are a lot of LGBTQ+ tourists that come to our town every year and we just want to show that we are accepting and that we are welcoming and that love is love. This is positive."

The crosswalk is apart of the downtown plaza events that have been happening over the last few weeks and the town wanted the Pride Association to be involved somehow.

"So we wanted Drumheller Pride to be involved in someway," explained Julia Fielding, the Town of Drumheller's Communications Officer. "We approached them in different ideas in what they wanted to do and the crosswalk came up. It seems like a great, wonderful way of celebrating and recognizing this group in our community."

The Pride Association will be painting the crosswalk on August 24 at 4:00pm between the Napier Theatre and The Emporium. All are welcome to join and help paint.

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