CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C- Residents of a Campbell River seniors home will be missing out on their monthly barbeque this week, after their shared outdoor cooker was stolen off the building’s patio.

Sometime over the weekend, the barbeque was taken from the Seth Norton Retirement Home for low income-seniors.

Before the patio make-over . Photo Courtesy of Ann Justin

The patio had just undergone a complete overhaul the year before, after the Altrusa Club completed a charitable project to help make the space a more beautiful one.

Carol Dawson, a resident at Seth Norton, said she thinks it’s pretty low to steal from seniors.

“You know, we don’t have that much more to look forward to,” said Dawson.

“We were supposed to have our monthly barbeque this coming Thursday. We all get together, everyone brings some meat or whatever they like and we all have meal.”  

A representative of Royal LePage, the building’s property manager, said they had notified the RCMP and were trying to locate the BBQ’s serial number for them.

After the patio makeover. Photo courtesy of Ann Justin

Dawson said there is another BBQ at the residence, but it would need some work.

“There is an older one, but we’d have to get new grates and everything for it, you wouldn’t want to put food on it, it’s ancient.”  

RCMP could not be reached for contact at this time.