Fight against racism
Photo: The contribution
The Glenmore community joins forces to support Bon Ga Korean Cuisine after it was hit by racist graffiti on Saturday morning.
The front of the store was spray-painted with black writing that says ‘no China’ with a swastika next to it.
The Kelowna RCMP says the incident happened around 5:30 a.m. by a man wearing a mask and dark clothing.
Danielle Kozek of the Glenmore Community Facebook has started a fundraiser in support of the local restaurant.
“When we learn the news of what happened to a restaurant in our community, we want to do something for the owners and staff to let them know that we are here for them and do not support racism in our neighborhood.
We will put together a gift basket over the coming week to deliver. “
“We would love to gather the community about this and truly show our love. If anyone is interested in contributing a card or note, donations or items to the basket or directly to the owners, please comment below or contact me,” she posted on Facebook.
Other community members also commented on the post and suggested eating in or ordering take-out and leaving a positive review online to show appreciation.
Kozek says contributions can be dropped off at her residence in Glenmore.
For more information visit the Facebook page.
Castanet contacted the owner of Bon Ga Korean Cuisine, who declined to comment at this time, but said the graffiti has since been removed.
The RCMP asks anyone with more information about the graffiti to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net