Mayor Black made the following proclamation in recognition of PRIDE week:
WHEREAS, the acronym PRIDE stands for Promote, Respect, Inclusion and Dignity for Everyone, and
WHEREAS, the Town of Carleton Place is a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community where we are pleased to celebrate and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, Polysexual, and other identities; and,
WHEREAS the Town shall raise the Rainbow Pride flag at the Town Hall in honour of PRIDE week from September 4th inclusive through to September 12th in a show of solidarity to the LGBTQ2S+ community; and,
WHEREAS, Pride Week brings visibility to the community in order to illuminate and celebrate human diversity, captivate the public, inspire and foster harmony and acceptance;
NOW THEREFORE, I hereby declare September 4th to 12th, 2020 as Pride Week in the Town of Carleton Place.