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Candice Kutyn, vice-president of the Airdrie Pride Society, said this was the second time in a week the walkway had been vandalized.
“Last week, there was some spray-painted graffiti with homophobic as well as racist language in it,” she said.
Members of the community got together on Monday to repaint the crosswalk.
“It was a really beautiful outpouring of drowning out the hate,” she said. “We know that there is support in Airdrie and we saw that last year with our first Pride festival. The fact of the matter is, hate screams pretty loud.”
By midday on Saturday, crews from the City of Airdrie were on-site to clean up the mess, but Kutyn said it would still have to be repainted. She said the city sent out a special crew to do the work on a weekend and that the city, mayor and councillors have been supportive of Pride in Airdrie.