Portage la Prairie is celebrating Pride Month and you may find some hidden pride rocks around the city.
Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) invited Portagers to the Portage Regional Library to paint rocks in support of LGBTQIA+ members of the community. Lead Coordinator Morag Morison says it was part of a larger pride initiative which will run all month long, titled: "Qmunity."
"The Pride Rock event was about creating a fun space with the library where people could come and paint pride-themed rocks, or whatever they wanted to do," explains Morison. "So, we ended up seeing tons of different flag combinations. We saw non-binary, lesbian flags, things like that."
She adds while some people took their rocks home, others left them with CBYF to be hidden around the community. Morison notes they might make a little game out of it to see how many people can find, but they haven't decided how, or even if, they'll do that as of yet.
"We had over the come and go event we maybe had about 15 folks kind of coming and going," notes Morison. "Lots of people stayed for most of it with some painting as many as ten rocks."
Morison says she's excited to keep bringing events like these all month to keep the spirit of Pride Month.