The following statement was read into the record at the beginning of the May 24 Council meeting:

As we come to the end of May, we, as the Township Council, wish to acknowledge that the Month of June is Pride Month in the Region of Niagara. Municipalities across the Region will be raising the Pride Flag on Monday, May 30, 2022, and we are pleased to be participating in West Lincoln.

We recognize that public representation is extremely valuable and is an important way to help all people, and especially marginalized communities, feel safe, welcomed, supported and valued.

Let us all unite with pride and show our support of those who identify as Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, along with the countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify.

You are all valid members of our community.