Shane Woodford | Email news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Chilliwack plans to send a strong message of support for two restaurants that received racist letters last week.
Mayor Sharon Gaetz says cash mobs will jam the two Indian eating establishments to show them the city cares.
So we have worked together with the owners to get them ready as the people of Chilliwack will descend on the Bay Leaf restaurant and the Shandhar Hut on Friday night. We have told them to be patient there may be line ups as people are trying to get into the restaurant to show their support. We have asked them if they can consider take out as well."
Gaetz says the city strongly opposes racism and is proud to be open to people of all ethnic backgrounds.
"So it is going to be a good night for people to have a good dinner out and to show there support to the restaurant owners. The world is watching we heard that this story has gone to India and we want to send a message that Chilliwack is open to people of every nationality."
Gaetz says the RCMP knows who is behind the letters and have asked the man to turn himself in.
The letters were sent to two Indian restaurants and a taxi company last Thursday.