Theft of banners is unacceptable

Theft of banners is unacceptable

I am writing to “thank” the individual or individuals who stole the two 2.5-foot by 8-foot banners from the eastern entrance to Parksville for two years running.

These banners were created and paid for by unpaid volunteers, mostly seniors, but not exclusively, to advertise the 28th and 29th Annual Pacific Brant Carving, Art and Woodworking Shows in Parksville (held this year April 6-7) at the community centre.

These banners were located on private land (and this year, thanks to Bluenose Motors).

I wish to point out that this international show is put on by unpaid volunteers who not only carve exquisite representations of birds, animals and abstract images, but also contribute their time and energy to present the show to all members of Parksville and environs, including children, their mothers and fathers.

Representing all members of the local Oceanside Woodcarving Club, the Mid-Island Carving Club, and the Nanaimo Woodworking Guild, I am frankly dismayed that you thought it was OK to steal our expensive signs.

James Kayll

Qualicum Beach

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