Theft takes away from event

Organizers of the recent Yellow Wolf Powwow at the Tsartlip First Nation are asking for the community’s help after a generator was stolen

TSARTLIP — Organizers of the recent Yellow Wolf Powwow at the Tsartlip First Nation are asking for the community’s help after a generator was stolen sometime during the event.

According to Angel Sampson, event co-ordinator, in an email to the News Review, the generator was rented and is going to cost them an estimated $1,500 to replace.

“We had a wonderful 20th annual Yellow Wolf Powwow event,” Sampson said.

“We had so many people show up, especially an increase in dancers. We received some really positive comments about our powwow.

“We also experienced something we never experienced in the 20 years that our family has been doing this powwow … someone stole a generator.”

She said the RCMP are investigating the incident but the event itself is on the hook for paying the rental company for the lost generator.

To that end, their non-profit organization will be fundraising and events will be announced soon.

“This is a real blow to our committee, as we are lucky to get everything paid off at the end of the weekend,” Sampson said.

“We don’t make any money, so it is sad that we now have to pay for this stolen generator.”

If anyone has information about the theft, please call the Sidney North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931.

— News staff