Red Deer Polytechnic has raised a second pride flag, in addition to the permanent Pride Flag raised in June, to celebrate the start of Central Alberta Pride Week. “We want to create an environment where people can be the best that they can be and can be themselves,” said RDP President Stuart Cullum. Students’ Association of RDP president Savannah Snow has praised the school for both the permanent and temporary pride flags, stating that they make students feel safe and welcome. “I think there’s a lot more work to do in terms of inclusivity within the institution, but this is up front and centre,” said Snow. “It lets (students) know as they’re coming through the front doors that they are welcome here, they are safe here and there’s a community here for them.” Red Deer Advocate| RD News Now Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.