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Kelowna residents to 'rally for reason' today

David Crawford, has been opposing the anti-COVID-19 restriction protestors in Kelowna for more than a month. Each week, he stands with his signs along Harvey Avenue.
April 18, 2021 - 12:19 PM

Kelowna residents are being called to a Reason Rally this afternoon.

The event is being organized by David Crawford, a Kelowna resident who has long been a fixture at anti-regulation/COVID-conspiracy rallies offering up a tongue-in-cheek take on those gatherings with signs that say, “ignorance ahead” and the like.

When asked why he was shifting gears and organizing a rally he said the main reason was that his efforts to date have already gained a lot of positive feedback and frontline workers deserve more.

“I think front line workers are much more deserving of recognition,” he said, in an emailed comment.

“They earn it every day. I just poke fun at anti-maskers and promote science.”

He said those who join him today will  be masked and socially distanced but able to say, “hello.”

“There will be no boring, conspiracy-laden speeches …. though I may make a few remarks by yelling,” he wrote on Facebook in advance of the rally.

“After not speeching, we'll march down to the highway in the lovely sunshine and get honked at, which is awesome fun. Hopefully, a few ignorant people who can't read will think us the anti-vax crowd and mistakenly honk in support, too, which will amuse us. Or they will gesture, which is visible proof they skipped all science classes in their youth. I want to show Kelowna people the front-line workers who deserve their recognition much more than I do. And the people who support them.”

The rally is running from noon today until 1:30 p.m., starting at Stuart Park, across from City Hall, then a short walk to the highway to wave at people and get honked at.


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