Reading a CBC story motivated Grimsby businessman Luca Vitali to make a trip to Kitchener.
His goal, to obtain some lawn signs which read, “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re hear.
The phrase is also noted in French and Arabic.
“It seems these signs have caught on in the wake of the deadly, infamouse attack on a Quebec City mosque,” said Vitali.
“A Mennonite church group in Kitchener has been circulating them so I went there to see if I could get some. it was truly amazing to see what they are doing there.”
Vitali said a couple of churches are involved in the printing and distribution of the signs.
“They said orders are coming in every day but I was the first person they had heard from in Niagara. Anyone who would like one can pop into my shop or give me a call,” said Vitali, who owns Casa Toscana at 16 Main St. W. in Grimsby. His phone number is: 289-235-8888.
“The message is pretty simple. We need more tolerance in the world today. We could all use a little more love in our lives,” said Vitali.
His trip to Kitchener netted him about 20 lawn signs, but he plans another venture as soon as a new batch are ready.
Luca Vitali with his sign of the times. Wiliscraft – Photo