The Art Barn sponsored a by-donation art station at the OUTspoken rainbow crosswalk barbecue fundraiser. (Photo credit Sara Miller)

OUTspoken rainbow crosswalk fundraiser a success

OUTspoken hosted the first of many fundraisers for a rainbow crosswalk in Creston.

Creston residents and local businesses showed their support for Creston’s LGBTQ+ community OUTspoken at a barbecue fundraiser, Saturday afternoon in Centennial Park.

OUTspoken hosted the first of many fundraisers for a proposed rainbow crosswalk in Creston.

“We had a crazy turn out on Saturday,” said Nik McCready, the founder and spokesperson for OUTspoken. “I bet we had close to a hundred people attend the fundraiser.”

Since the announcement of the rainbow crosswalk fundraiser, the Creston business community has rallied to support OUTspoken.

“We had several businesses from the Town of Creston stop by on their lunch breaks to drop off a cheque. It was fantastic!”

Proceeds from the barbeque fundraiser, a by-donation art station sponsored by the Art Barn Studio and print sales from Lit Photography raised $1,800. The funds raised will go towards purchasing paint for the rainbow crosswalk.

“Creston will see a lot more from OUTspoken in the future,” said McCready. “Several businesses have come forward, wanting to collaborate with us to raise the remaining funds for the crosswalk. This really is an exciting time in Creston.”

OUTspoken was founded in 2016 by Creston local Nik McCready; OUTspoken is a non-profit educational organization promoting equality and diversity with inclusive events in the Town of Creston.

For more information, contact OUTspoken on Facebook.

READ MORE: We are OUTspoken!

READ MORE: OUTspoken fundraising for a rainbow crosswalk in Creston

READ MORE: Local artist supports rainbow crosswalk fundraiser

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Former Liberal candidate endorses Greens in Kootenay-Columbia

Don Johnston says he’ll be voting for Abra Brynne on Oct. 21

Creston Fire Rescue responds to seven calls

Creston Fire Rescue responded to seven calls from Oct 7 – 14 it reported.

Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins

Voting at advance polling stations has become a popular choice in Canada over the years

Creston town council approves signage variance for restaurant

A development variance permit request by Memories of Indian Cusine Ltd. was… Continue reading

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Argenta

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

VIDEO: #MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize U.S. voters

Tarana Burke hopes to prompt moderators to ask about sexual violence at next debate

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in US after ‘accidentally’ crossing border

Parents travelling with three-month-old reportedly being held in Pennsylvania

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Alberta to join B.C.’s class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

B.C. government claims opioids were falsely marketed as less addictive than other pain meds

VIDEO: Trudeau, Singh posture for ‘progressive’ votes while Scheer fights in Quebec

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, whose party has been on the rise in recent polls, is campaigning in Toronto

Most Read