FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Easter Story walk and egg hunt activities set up were vandalized over the weekend, according to the City of Fort St. John.
The activities were set up at Toboggan Hill before the long weekend, so families had time to enjoy them, but they were reported vandalized sometime on Saturday.
Ryan Harvey, the communications coordinator with the city, says the damages weren’t a huge blow financially as the cost of the items wasn’t high, however, city staff took the time to prepare the activities for families.
“When we work to set up these things for families to do, it’s obviously disheartening to see people ruin that for the rest of the community,” said Harvey.
In the city’s Facebook post about the vandalism, a couple of residents mentioned other damages that have occurred at Toboggan Hill and other areas, including destroyed city-provided chairs.
One resident suggested that the area needed a night patrol.
This year’s budget does include some work to address vandalism in city parks, such as clearing trees and increasing surveillance in some areas, according to Harvey.
Anyone who witnesses an act of vandalism is asked to report the incident to the Fort St. John RCMP.