Rainbow benches are being installed across Lincoln as symbols of diversity and inclusion in the community.
“I truly hope that residents and visitors of Lincoln will enjoy these beautiful rainbow benches that are symbols of a welcoming and diverse community,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “The first priority objective in our Council Priorities is to improve social and economic inclusion, and through these benches we are providing visual symbols of our dedication to inclusivity for all.”
“We want to ensure Lincoln is a community where everyone feels welcome, at all times,” added the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer Michael Kirkopoulos. “This is just one step the Town is taking as part of our commitment to making Lincoln a welcoming, inclusive and accessible community.”
A town news release said that community assets such as benches and crosswalks painted in the rainbow colours “aligns with the current practice of in many municipalities across Ontario and Canada.”
The new rainbow benches are being installed in the following areas of the town of Lincoln:
- Angelina Prokich Park (5045 Connor Drive, Beamsville)
- Jordan Hollow Park (3039 King Street, Jordan Station)
- Campden Parkette (Corner of Fly & Campden Roads, Campden)
- Lincoln Public Library – Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch (4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland)
The Town is encouraging residents and visitors to take photos of themselves using the benches and share them on the Town’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #LincolnForAll.