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Black History Month added as one of many way Victoria Street Bridge lights help Trail celebrate

The Victoria Street Bridge decorative lighting is a way for The City of Trail to proudly support recognized awareness events with coloured lights that align with a variety of campaigns, and newly-added for February is Black History Month. Other events between now and then include:
  • Blue and yellow lights for Coldest Night of the Year, February 20, 2021 - The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk held on February 20, 2021 to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Trail’s event is hosted by Career Development Services. Learn more at https://cnoy.org/location/trail.
  • Blue lights for Girl Guides World Thinking Day, February 22, 2021 - Every year on February 22, Girl Guides celebrate World Thinking Day, a day of international friendship. It is an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect girls and young women, celebrate the founding of Girl Guides, and be connected to the 10 million members around the world who are part of the Guiding movement. More information at www.girlguides.ca
  • Pink lights for Pink Shirt Day, February 24, 2021 - Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness for anti-bullying, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. More info at www.pinkshirtday.ca
  • Orange and yellow lights for Black History Month, February 25 – 28, 2021 - Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The 2021 theme for Black History Month is: "The Future is Now". Learn more here: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html

About the Victoria Street Bridge Lighting
The Victoria Street Bridge Lighting Project, initiated by the Downtown Opportunities & Action Committee (DOAC), is one of the many initiatives that contribute to major visual enhancements to downtown and Trail's riverfront. In 2016, 104 programmable colour-changing LED lights were installed along the eight arches of the Victoria Street Bridge to create an inviting and visually exciting environment. These lights are illuminated every night and can also be creatively sequenced for special City-hosted celebrations, recognized holidays, nonprofit fundraising events, proclamations, and health promotion and awareness events recognized by the provincial and federal governments.

Learn more about the Victoria Street Bridge Lighting at www.trail.ca/BridgeLighting or by contacting the City’s Communications and Events Coordinator at communications@trail.ca or 250-364-0834.