City Council declares September 10 Diversity Day in Cornwall

Nick Seebruch
City Council declares September 10 Diversity Day in Cornwall
Traci Flewelling and Stephanie Nadeau of Diversity Cornwall pose outside of The Grind coffee shop on Second Street (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall City Council proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 10 as Diversity Day and will be flying the Pride Flag in front of City Hall from Friday to Monday that weekend.

As a part of the celebrations on Sept. 10, Diversity Cornwall will also be holding a Pride comeback dance in Lamoureux Park that evening at 8 p.m.

Diversity Cornwall aims to make Sept. 10 an annual celebration of Diversity in Cornwall and are planning a parade for Sept. 10, 2017.

The push for Diversity Day came from Diversity Cornwall, formerly Pride Cornwall.

In an interview with the Seaway News in July, Traci Flewelling, one of the organizers of Cornwall Diversity Day, said that the push for Diversity Day came after the tragic shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub that took place at the end of June.

She said then that Brockville and Kingston have their own Pride Days, so Cornwall should have something similar as well.

“We want Cornwall to be a safe place for everyone,” Flewelling said. “We want to educate people and have family friendly events.”

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