The Board of Management of the Welland Downtown Business Improvement Area, in partnership with the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre and with participation from the City of Welland, are pleased to announce the installation and unveiling of the Indigenous Crosswalk at Market Square.
Located along the front arches at Market Square alongside Division Street in Downtown Welland, the Indigenous Crosswalk was created in consultation with the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre to honour and bring awareness to Indigenous history and to symbolize Welland’s commitment to reconciliation.
Earlier this morning, members of the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, along with City officials, delegates, and sponsors, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony, officially opening the Indigenous Crosswalk to the public.
As the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches on September 30, the Indigenous Crosswalk will provide a community gathering space for education and dialogue regarding Indigenous history and culture.
We would like to thank our sponsors: Meridian Credit Union, GIO Railways, King & Benton, Niagara College, Seaway Mall, and the Niagara Regional Police Service. Additionally, we would like to thank the individuals who initiated this project and who made the enactment of the Indigenous Crosswalk possible.