Write to Read, Boogie and Ironman – Mar 14 meeting

That familiar smell of spring is in the air… even if we did have a 28cm snow day this week. In the first two weeks of March we’ve been busy.

The Write to Read.Bob Blacker, member of The Rotary Club of Steveston, gave our Club an update about what is ‘happening in our own back yard’. Bob, with a small but effective team, began what is now known as The Write to Read Project – bringing books and libraries to isolated communities throughout BC. In 2017 we donated $7500 ($2500 from a district grant, $5000 from hard earn fundraising dollars) towards a new library in Quatsino, pictured below. Today 18 learning centres and libraries have been opened by the Write to Read Project with a further 10 centres in the design phase.At our Club Board meetings this year, we agreed that this worthy project in our back yard deserved the support of an additional $5000 towards the next library. Stay tuned for more info on the new site.

Brandywine Boogie partner with Zero Ceiling.Continuing along the theme of giving back in our own back yard, Lizi McLoughlin joined us at the meeting to update us on Zero Ceiling and, importantly, to pick up the cheque from the Brandywine Boogie fundraiser. Zero Ceiling aims to eradicate youth homelessness and raise the quality of life for young people at risk of homelessness from Vancouver through the Sea to Sky Corridor. This is was our third year to partner with Zero Ceiling via the Brandywine Boogie.

 NEWS:Ironman is coming back to town on July 28th. Mary-Anne Prevost attended this weeks meeting to update us in person. The route has changed again for 2019 as have the aid stations and timing. Options are a station at Meadow Park (special needs bag distribution) or a Run Aid station @ Whistler Secondary School. Look out for separate communication around this event.