A proposal from a Summerland municipal councillor would see the colours of the LGBT flag displayed at a crosswalk in Summerland.

A proposal from a Summerland municipal councillor would see the colours of the LGBT flag displayed at a crosswalk in Summerland.

Rainbow crosswalk proposed

Coun. Erin Trainer would like to see a rainbow theme on a downtown crosswalk.

Coun. Erin Trainer would like to see a rainbow theme on a downtown crosswalk as a show of support for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

On Monday evening, she asked that municipal council discuss the possibility of painting one of the community’s crosswalks in the colours of the rainbow flag.

The rainbow flag, which features horizontal bands of bright colours, has been used as an LGBT pride flag since the late 1970s.

“It would certainly add some colour to our downtown,” Trainer said.

She added that other B.C. communities have painted crosswalks in rainbow colours to show support to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Earlier this month, Kelowna painted one of its downtown crosswalks in the colours of the rainbow flag.