Pas Ka Poo victimized by thieves

When Cheryl Jones went to work July 2, she was experiencing a pleasant sense of well being, knowing the Canada Day celebration

When Cheryl Jones went to work July 2, she was experiencing a pleasant sense of well being, knowing the Canada Day celebration at Pas Ka Poo Park, held the day before, had turned out to be an overwhelming success.

“It was a wonderful day. Fabulous. Everyone came and had a good time and we had more than 40 volunteers. I can’t thank them enough. Without them it wouldn’t all be possible,” said Jones, the administrator of the Rimbey Historical Society.

However, Jones’ good mood was short-lived when she discovered the office door of the main museum at the park had been pried open and thieves had found their way inside.

Luckily, Jones had made a bank deposit on Canada Day, so there was only about $200 in change at the office but the fact the thieves had struck a non-profit group left her feeling angry and upset.

“I don’t want it to put a dark cloud over Canada Day and all the wonderful volunteer help we had but how low can people go to actually break into a non-profit place? Do they have no conscience at all?”

Jones said the Canada Day celebration is a major fundraiser for the park and she believes the thieves may have thought there would be more cash on the premises.

The admission price, which is only $5, may have to be raised if a problem with break-ins continues, she said.

“What else do we do?