prideflagAt the June 7, 2016 St. Albert City Council Meeting, the following proclamation was read by Mayor Nolan Crouse:

“WHEREAS diversity is a vital and integral part of our society, and;

WHEREAS the spirit of inclusion, equity and human rights are pillars of our community, and;

WHEREAS there is a necessity to actively support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer persons to be supported as full and equal members of our community, and;

WHEREAS we should all take pride in our identities and never feel we must hide who we are at work, school, or within our families and communities,

NOW THEREFORE on behalf of Council, I, Nolan Crouse, Mayor of the City of St. Albert, do hereby proclaim June 13-18th, 2016 as “St. Albert Pride Week” and I encourage all residents of this city to reflect on the diverse and important contributions members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer community have contributed to St. Albert and express our sincere gratitude for helping make our community a place we can all be proud to call home.”