Billboard to honor women pictures men

April 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 4 (UPI) -- A Nova Scotia billboard that advertises a women's wall of honor is baffling motorists by picturing a trio of men.

The billboard in downtown Halifax reads, "We celebrate remarkable women," and solicits donations to build a women's wall of honor at Mount Saint Vincent University, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday.

"We certainly weren't looking to offend anybody," said Kelly Gallant of Mount Saint Vincent University. "We hope that it'll get people thinking about who they want to honor in their lives."

Gallant said the idea is to encourage men to make donations for the wall, which will be placed in a new building at the school.

"The focus really is women," Gallant said. "We're just choosing to share the message perhaps in a slightly different way."

Some motorists said they were perplexed by the billboard.

"Your first reaction is 'something's weird here,'" said Derrek Ord, who spotted the ad while driving. "This was just uncomfortable."

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Nova Scotia
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Texas girl's nonstop sneezing baffles doctors
Burger King's black bun blamed for customers' green poop
Danish 'Do It For Mom' ad suggests sex vacations for adult children
Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters