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Decades of memories stolen

A Kelowna woman is pleading for the public's help to find her beloved poncho containing a life’s worth of experience in Girl Guides.

When Jen Jones opened her RV for the summer camping season she was disheartened to find it had been rifled through and immediately noticed things were missing.

“At first I noticed that our sleeping bags and extra foamies were gone and blankets and our tote full of camping dishes and mugs and pots and pans and that sort of stuff and then I realized it was gone,” says Jones.

For decades Jones had sewn hundreds of badges on the piece of fabric weaving years of her life on to the simple poncho.

“It pretty much documents 26-years of my life in girl guides, starting when I was 9-years-old. My sash from girl guides was one there, from pathfinders. I have been to three international camps and traded badges and those are on there. I bowled for 12-years and those badges are on there, friends had given me badges, I mean it was full. I knew where each badge came from and they were from all over the world,” sighs Jones.

She understands the value of the gear to a thief; her poncho on the other hand, holds no value to them.

“Why would they grab something that clearly means nothing to them when they could clearly see it really meant something to someone else?”

Jones says she doesn’t care what condition the blanket it is in; if it is wet or torn or dirty. It is the badges she desperately wants back.

“The badges are sturdy enough that I could make another poncho; I just want those badges back.”

The poncho was stolen from her RV located on Burtch Road between Sutherland and Springfield.

If you have information on the location of her poncho please email us at [email protected] and we will get you in contact with Jen. 

 

 

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