A cross-Canada journey with a military motorcycle in tow and a computer full of historical memories has faltered because a thief took advantage of an open window.
London, Ontario, resident Randy Young set out last year to preserve the memories of Canada’s veterans. He created a nonprofit organization, Friends of Veterans Canada, got it registered, and started collecting videos of veterans telling their stories.
But in Regina on the weekend, he left a passenger window open in his travelling van, and when he wasn’t looking, somone reached in and stole his laptop computer, a camera, and a valise, with about 17 lengthy interviews of veterans.
Young says he doesn’t care about the gear, but he wants the video camera’s memory card back.
Young is towing a military motorcycle behind the van and stopping at Harley-Davidson dealers across Canada. He’ll be in Saskatoon on September 5, then will head to Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.