Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Youth Are The Building Blocks To The Futures

When Reverend Mother Sister Diversity Rains heard about and was invited to participate in “Voices Carry 2017”, an LGBTQ+ Speaker’s Night at Maple Ridge’s Thomas Haney Secondary, she was overjoyed to say “Yes!”

Why?  Maple Ridge is a small community of just over 80,000.  It has a Rainbow Crosswalk which Mayor  Nicole Read dedicated on July 28, 2016.  That same evening SistersDiversity Rains and  Koo-Koo Kachoo hosted a Candlelight Memorial at the Memorial Peace Park.  This city welcomes and appreciates the LGBTQ+ community. 

Here the Principle and Staff prepared and evening of talks from members of the LGBTQ+ community  addressing students on issues facing LGBTQ+ students in a safe space where the students, their friends, and parents could be a ease and comfortable.

Sister Diversity Rains was impressed with the turnout and enjoyed sharing her life experiences and the Sisters with those attending.  She was totally appreciative of the bouquet of flowers she was presented at the end!

Maple Ridge - thank you for being an incredibly open and caring City!

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