Theft breaks volunteer’s heart

Eagle Festival loses telescopes and radios

I love the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival so much that I volunteer at least one day on the weekend it’s held. That’s a small thing of course compared to the many hours the organizers put into the event. I promote the weekend to all my friends and contacts as I think it”s so amazing.

And last year I had the privilege of escorting my sister from California (she has rheumatoid arthritis) to one of the event days and she had a smile on her face all day though the weather was bitterly cold (but beautiful and sunny) and the terrain difficult.

She was very impressed with the various stops for viewing and the up-close viewing of the birds of prey and the educational information, and still speaks fondly of the day.

That’s why I was so upset when I heard that the Fraser Valley Eagle Society recently had a break-in and many of the items they depend on to stage the events, like telescopes and two-way radios, have been stolen. It’s a shame when a society that works so hard to promote the local ecology takes a hit like this.

Shame on the thieves; they knew exactly who they were stealing from and I would say to them, “get a real job!”

I would ask anyone with any information to contact the RCMP.

Shelley Haggard