Following the theft of about a dozen Canadian flags on Canada Day, the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise has received a donation from a Parksville business person.
The business person, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated $500 toward replacing the stolen flags, according to a news release from the Qualicum Beach Rotary.
“This generous act has buoyed the spirits of the club members who will continue to serve the Oceanside area in supporting family and youth initiatives,” said past-president Gordon Mebs in the news release.
The flags were stolen Canada Day during the celebrations in Parksville.
The Rotary club had placed the flags the morning of Canada Day, and when club members went to collect them the same evening, about a dozen flags and flag poles were stolen along Memorial Avenue.
Mebs said the thefts could cost the club between $400 and $500.