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Olds College Celebrates Installation of Pride Crosswalk

September 02, 2022

Olds College of Agriculture and Technology celebrated the installation of the first pride crosswalk in Olds, Alberta. In front of a crowd of students, staff and faculty, a rainbow ribbon was cut to celebrate the pride crosswalk located on the College campus.

“The installation of the pride crosswalk symbolizes the College’s commitment to becoming a more inclusive campus,” comments Blayne Meek, Director, Marketing & Communications and Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. “The Olds College EDI committee is dedicated to celebrating and building awareness about the LGBTQ2+ community, we all have a role to play in creating safe and inclusive environments for each other.” 

“Every student deserves to feel safe and comfortable to be who they are when they come to school,” comments Ceila Sutton, President, Students Association of Olds College. “This crosswalk is a milestone on a journey toward making Olds College an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse social environment. That’s the kind of school where I want to study. That’s the kind of student culture that I’m proud to represent.” 

“I am proud to work at an organization that is committed to learning, and in some cases unlearning, in order to support all of our staff and students,” comments Trina Radcliffe, Manager, Athletics and member of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Olds College. “As a member of the LGBTQ2+ community it is incredible to have a campus and community of allies dedicated to making Olds College a safe and inclusive place to live, work, study and play."

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