Mayor Tyler Gandam has released a statement on the occasion of Pride Month:
June is Pride Month, during which we celebrate equal rights for all people regardless of gender identity or sexuality. Everyone should feel free to express themselves and love openly.
Wetaskiwin is home to many people in the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community and my hope is that they all feel welcome, included, and treated as an equal. Our community’s success is dependent on how well we treat each other and work together regardless of our differences.
We have more than enough problems to deal with in our world — treating someone with respect and kindness is an easy way to change that.
— Mayor Tyler Gandam