Samuel De Champlain Bridge to remain rainbow-lit for another month

Aug 31 2020, 6:49 am

The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will continue to show rainbow-colours of support to Montrealers and Canadians throughout September.

Infrastructure Canada has announced the Champlain Bridge will continue light up every Sunday from 9 to 10 pm, 30 minutes earlier than it previously has been.

Infrastructure Canada says the bridge is lit up to make the country feel safe as it begins to restarts the economy as we take more steps to become pandemic-resilient.

“In the Greater Montreal area, and throughout the country, important steps have been taken to strengthen our communities and restart the economy as we adapt to the COVID-19 reality,” said Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna. “As a symbol of our resilience, the rainbow lights on the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit again for one hour every Sunday night in September. Stay strong and let’s continue to work together at building a resilient and prosperous future.”

In April, rainbows became a symbol of hope and solidarity throughout the city and several buildings and structures across Montreal have joined in on the movement by lighting up their facades with a variety of colours.

Using the hashtag #cavabienaller on social media, landmarks throughout the city started to showcase creative ways to display rainbows with the slogan “ça va bien aller” (it’s going to be okay).

The slogan first started becoming popular on sidewalks and windows before the Samuel de Champlain Bridge and the Olympic Stadium joined the lighting display.

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