The letter s was destroyed in the Trading Post’s Revelstoke sign on Aug. 12. (Facebook).

GoFundMe launched to pay for vandalized Revelstoke sign

The sign is a staple tourist spot outside Revelstoke Trading Post

A recently launched GoFundMe campaign aimed to help pay for a Revelstoke business’ vandalized sign surpassed its goal in a day.

The letter s in the Revelstoke sign outside the Revelstoke Trading Post was destroyed earlier this month.

“It’s heartbreaking when someone destroys something from your business,” said Joey Norsworthy, owner.

The store’s sign is a local landmark. Norsworthy said its a staple spot for tourists to take photos, written in a similar font to the Hollywood sign.

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Since the store is not located downtown, Norsworthy said the sign was originally built to help draw tourists away from Mackenzie St.

To help pay for the vandalism and a new security system, Revelstoke’s Josh McLafferty, owner of Monashee Spirits Distillery, organized a GoFundMe.

As a fellow business owner, McLafferty said incidents like this can be really hurtful, especially during the economic crunch of COVID-19.

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“Help us show some love for a great local business that supports this community and its people and show your support,” said McLafferty.

Extra money raised will be donated to Community Connections.

As-of-Aug. 20, $1,785 out of a goal of $1,500 has been raised.

“To see so much support is so uplifting,” Norsworth said.

“This is what makes Revy so rad.”

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