The Victoria Street Bridge has been swathed in lights since 2016. Photo: Trail Times

The Victoria Street Bridge has been swathed in lights since 2016. Photo: Trail Times

What do the glowing colours on the Trail bridge represent?

The LEDs can be programmed to acknowledge city, provincial and federal initiatives

February is an active month for decoratively lighting the Victoria Street Bridge.

After twinkling in the colours of love on the weekend to mark Wear Red Canada Day on Saturday, and Valentine’s Day on Sunday,next comes blue and yellow lights on Feb. 20.

Those colours will be recognizing a provincial fundraiser for homelessness, going virtual in Trail that Saturday, called Coldest Night of the Year.

After that will be blue lights on Feb. 22 to acknowledge the Girl Guides World Thinking Day.

The annual event has Girl Guides across the world celebrating a day of international friendship.

Then comes pink lights for Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24.

This aims to raise awareness for anti-bullying, and raise funds to support children’s programs that foster healthy self-esteem.

Photo: Trail Times

The Victoria Street Bridge Lighting Project, initiated by the Downtown Opportunities & Action Committee, is one of many initiatives that contribute to major visual enhancements to downtown and Trail’s riverfront.

In 2016, 104 programmable colour-changing LED lights were installed along the eight arches of the bridge to create a visually uplifting effect.

These lights twinkle every night and can be sequenced for special city-hosted celebrations, recognized holidays, nonprofit fundraising events, proclamations, and health promotion/awareness events recognized by the provincial and federal governments.

Read more: Trail bridge sparkles gold

Read more: Why the Trail bridge goes red on Dec. 6



newsroom@trailtimes.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

City of Trailinfrastructure

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Image: Fraser Institute
Prime Ministers and government spending: 2021 Edition

“There are two primary measures to gauge the size of government.”

Image: Arrow Lakes Historical Society
Historic Kootenay hot springs

The hot springs is running with reduced operations to meet government COVID-19 protocols

The 1100-block of Pine Avenue in downtown Trail is closed to traffic this week as crews from Seko Construction install water and sewer service connections for the new gas station slated to open this summer. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Traffic change in downtown Trail this week

The 1100-block of Pine Avenue is closed to vehicles

A syringe is loaded with COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Interior Health announces 89 cases of COVID-19 in the region

Currently, there are 900 active cases in the region

The Trail Smoke Eaters fell 6-1 to the Penticton Vees on Sunday, their third loss to the perennial BCHL powerhouse six games into the 20-game season. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Penticton Vees dominant in win over Trail Smoke Eaters

Trail Smoke Eaters enjoy two day break until their fourth meeting with Penticton Vees on Wednesday

St. Joseph School Grade 2 student Zoe Kenny watches as Christopher Yates shows her how to string a new drum using hide from his own cows. Photo: Tyler Harper
VIDEO: With good intentions, Nelson school builds Métis drum

The St. Joseph School project is directed by parent Christopher Yates

Dr. E. Kwok administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a recipient at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Most Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears drive hesitancy: poll

This comes as confidence in governments is plummeting in provinces being hit hardest by the pandemic

Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox is shown in a 1981. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/CP)
Terry Fox’s legacy of resilience resonates during COVID-19 crisis, says brother

Fred Fox said his brother’s legacy of resilience has taken on renewed resonance as COVID-19 rages on

A youth was arrested following a car crash on Wallace Street on Saturday, April 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Onlookers laugh and jeer as B.C. teen beaten, then forced to strip and walk home

Police arrest older teen, call video shared on social media ‘disturbing’

A lady wears a sticker given out after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS
B.C.’s COVID-19 case count slows after last week’s peak

3,219 new cases since Friday, 18 additional deaths

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)
B.C. municipality to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate North Cowichan council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

—Image: contributed
Indoor wine tastings still allowed in B.C., not considered a ‘social gathering’

“Tasting is really just part of the retail experience. The analogy I use is you wouldn’t buy a pair of pants without trying them on.”

A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is raising its estimate for the number of businesses that are considering the possibility of closing permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget

President Dan Kelly said it is crucial to maintain programs to help businesses to the other side of the pandemic

The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians says that includes attempts to steal Canadian research on COVID-19 and vaccines, and sow misinformation. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research

Committee also found that the terrorist threat to Canada has shifted since its last such assessment

Most Read