Students and athletes were cheering for the kick-off of Pride Month in Lacombe on Wednesday June, 1, 2022. 

MEGlobal Athletic Park raised their first pride flag to mark the occasion. Students from the Ecole Lacombe Composite High School’s Rugby Team and from the Gay Straight Alliance at the high school gathered to celebrate the occasion. 

“We just have been talking a lot as an organization and we think that sports is one of those areas where people don’t always necessarily feel welcome. We just wanted to make sure that since this is a community resource that we’re celebrating pride this month and we want everyone to know that this park is for everyone,” said Delaney Hill, Special Events Coordinator for the Lacombe Athletic Park Association. 

She was thrilled to see the smiling faces at what she called a ‘heart warming’ event.