CORNWALL, Ontario – Students had the opportunity to leave a rainbow handprint and write their name on a canvas at St. Lawrence College (SLC) between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, kicking of SLC Pride Week.
“It’s an annual week (of pride events) but usually we change the weeks (each year),” explained Ashleigh Cummings, Cornwall Student Union (CSU) Vice President. Cummings said that last year’s SLC Pride Week was postponed to March due to the strike.
The CSU, in partnership with SLC Pride, have scheduled various events throughout the Cornwall campus this week to recognize and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
“We just (want to) make sure everyone feels included,” said Cummings. “We are lucky to have SLC Pride this year to make sure everyone feels included (on campus) and celebrate (pride).”
Cummings explained that the canvas would later be displayed in the SLC Shark Tank Lounge. Pride pins will also be available in the lounge, along with a message board in which students are encouraged to leave positive notes and sentiments.
“All of this stuff is going to be left out all week for students to access at the Shark Tank Lounge,” she said.
More Pride Week events on campus will include an SLC Pride scavenger hunt, Ru Paul’s Drag race being shown in the lounge, students distributing rainbow cookies and offering LGBT sandwiches provided by Browns, as well as the Capital Kings hosting a drag show on Friday.
To view a full schedule and find more information, visit Cornwall Student Union – CSU or SLC Pride on Facebook.