B.C. musician seeks return of 1840s-era violin

The violinist from a popular music band in Kelowna, B.C., is pleading for the return of a rare violin, which he believes was stolen last week.

Mitchell Howanyk, a member of the Kentucky Eileen band for over a decade, says the vintage stringed instrument went missing after a performance on the evening of Aug. 3. He suspects the theft might have occurred in downtown Kelowna, or in the vicinity of the Cambium Cider Co., in Vernon, the venue for the performance. 

Howanyk says he noticed it was missing while he was preparing for an upcoming performance the following day at a brewery in downtown Kelowna. 

He says he believes the violin was stolen around midnight

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