Pride-coloured bleachers were recently unveiled at the Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre. (Contributed)

Pride-coloured bleachers unveiled at the Pitt Meadows Rec Centre

Bleachers were unveiled Monday morning

The Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre has a new multi-coloured seating area at the facility.

On the sport court outside the lounge at the centre now sits rainbow-coloured bleachers as part of an ongoing inclusivity effort by the City of Pitt Meadows’ children and youth programming team.

The idea to paint the bleachers in pride colours of the LGBTQ community came from conversations with youth participants and volunteers who wanted to send the message that all are welcome at the centre.

Nustadia Recreation Inc., operator of the Pitt Meadows Arena, donated the bleachers.

READ MORE: Pride crosswalk now in place on Maple Ridge main street

Some negative comments were made on the city’s Facebook page, that have since been removed, but for the most part comments have been supportive.

“Love this, if it helps even one child feel safer, included or accepted it is such a wonderful thing,” wrote Diane Siemens.

“I love that! Not only does it foster connectivity, but it’s pretty and bright. With all the rain we get that’s a welcome bright spot,” Meggin Danger added.

READ MORE: UBC banned from marching in Vancouver Pride Parade after allowing ‘transphobic hate speech’

The city will soon be starting work on the Parks and Recreation Master Plan with inclusivity being one of many topics that will be discussed.

For more information go to pmparksandrec.ca.


 

cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau outlines her party's climate action platform at Nanaimo's Vancouver Island Conference Centre earlier this month. (News Bulletin file photo)
Green leader Furstenau declared victor in her home riding on Vancouver Island

Cowichan Valley voters elect freshly minted party leader for her second term

John Horgan has been re-elected the MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. (File-Black Press)
Horgan trounces challengers to be re-elected in his Vancouver Island riding

MLA has represented constituency of Langford-Juan de Fuca and its predecessors since 2005

An employee at the Pitt Meadows Superstore tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press files)
Team member at Pitt Meadows Superstore tests positive for COVID-19

The person last worked a shift at the grocery store on Monday, Oct. 19

(Black Press Media files)
Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network keeps elders informed on how to vote

Rides to polling stations hard to come by, but many long term care homes have stations set up within

(Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay)
QUIZ: A celebration of colour

Fall in British Columbia is a time to enjoy a spectrum of vivid colours

The Canadian border is pictured at the Peace Arch Canada/USA border crossing in Surrey, B.C. Friday, March 20, 2020. More than 4.6 million people have arrived in Canada since the border closed last March and fewer than one-quarter of them were ordered to quarantine while the rest were deemed “essential” and exempted from quarantining. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Majority of international travellers since March deemed ‘essential’, avoid quarantine

As of Oct. 20, 3.5 million travellers had been deemed essential, and another 1.1 million were considered non-essential

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam responds to a question during a news conference Friday October 23, 2020 in Ottawa. Canada’s top physician says she fears the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths may increase in the coming weeks as the second wave continues to drive the death toll toward 10,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s top doctor warns severe illness likely to rise, trailing spike in COVID-19 cases

Average daily deaths from virus reached 23 over the past seven days, up from six deaths six weeks ago

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

BC Hydro map showing where power has been knocked out is dotted with over a dozen outages. (BC Hydro map screenshot)
Thousands without power in Lower Mainland on election day

One outage in Langley and Surrey is affecting over 4,000 customers

file
One dead after fiery crash near Agassiz

Agassiz RCMP report a 56-year-old man died Friday night

The possibility of the Canadian Premier League expanding to the Fraser Valley has been floated online. (Facebook photo)
Canadian Premier League possibly eyeing Fraser Valley expansion

Soccer league looking to add ninth team to the mix, B.C. markets potentially rumoured

Most Read