It is unclear if the staged theft and getaway is connected to the Michif Gathering coming up in Delia from July 3-5. The third annual event is a celebration of Métis culture and features everything from cuisine and displays to dancing and entertainment. It is an event friendly to all ages, with something everyone can enjoy and learn from.
What is known is the churchgoers that were at the dedication of the bell retired to enjoy a strawberry tea after the alleged theft. It seems this may have happened before.