About a dozen Canadian flags and flag poles were stolen along Memorial Avenue and the roundabout at Memorial Avenue and Rupert Road Sunday during the Canada Day celebrations in Qualicum Beach. Since the theft, the club has received a $500-donation toward replacing the flags. — Photo submitted by Gordon Mebs

Qualicum Beach Rotary receives donation for stolen Canadian flags

Parksville business person donates $500 anonymously

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.

RELATED: About a dozen Canadian flags stolen during QB celebrations

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. Thank you to all those people who, over these past few days, have expressed their regret to our members regarding this costly theft to the club,” said past-president Gordon Mebs in the news release.

“Our members hope that those responsible will will have a ‘twinge of guilt’, and return the flags to Rotary House located at the corner of Beach and Fern (roads).”

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.

Send story tips: lauren.collins@pqbnews.com

Just Posted

Parksville club members medal at taekwondo nationals

Easthom wins national title, will represent Canada at world championships

Coldest Night of the Year walk scheduled for Feb. 23

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents are encouraged to bundle up and support those in need

Book exchange box destroyed by fire in Parksville Community Park

Second time in less than a year box has been vandalized

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

Trees rerouting and cancelling flights to Comox

Transport Canada steps in due to trees intruding into the obstacle safety margin at YQQ

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Most Read