A 100-year-old ceremonial mace belonging to Vancouver's Seaforth Highlanders has been stolen, and the regiment's soldiers are hoping the thieves will return it by Remembrance Day on Thursday.
The mace was reportedly inside a car belonging to the regiment's drum sergeant when the vehicle was stolen from a parking lot at Queens Park Arena in New Westminster on Oct. 29.
Lt.-Col. Paul Ursich, the regiment's commanding officer, plans to make a public appeal for the return of the mace on Tuesday afternoon.
Capt. Chris Poulton said the mace was given to the infantry reserve unit when it was formed in 1910. The volunteer regiment, whose members have served in every major deployment of Canadian soldiers since the First World War, is preparing to celebrate its centennial later this month.
What a disgrace. The thieves must've seen the mace lying in the car. I hope they have the decency to bring it back in time for tomorrow's ceremonies.