Crews begin removing graffiti on Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

Museum graffiti cleanup

Victoria Femia

The cleaning process has begun at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives to rid it of unwanted graffiti sprayed on the building this week.

The Regional District of North Okanagan acted quickly in regards to getting the building clean, hiring a contractor to power wash the tainted areas and wash away the paint.

On Monday, museum staff had an unsettling welcome when heading into work. They were greeted with the sight of graffiti painted all across the building.

Executive director Stev Fleck suspects the vandals most likely got up on the roof in order to paint as high up as they could.

Some of the graffiti read, “SURVIVAL,” “R+C,” “BB CAKES.”

Fleck said the staff was left feeling “violated” and “hurt” after seeing what had been done to their building.

An RDNO contract worker removing the graffiti said ridding the building of the paint will not be an easy task.

He said he has to make sure not to scrub because it will chip the paint.

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