We had our first meeting of the year yesterday. Visiting Rotarians were Dave Hunt from Rotary Club of Stratford ON and Liz Scroggins from the Rotary Club of Pemberton.
July 1st, CANADA DAY and being the start of the new Rotary Year we joined forces with the Rotary Club of Whistler (RCOW) for a float in the Canada Day parade. The parade theme was the Wild West Coast so our float was based on “Cougar Annie” a pioneer who settled near Hesquiat Harbour at Boat Basin in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, receiving her nickname from apparently having shot over 60 cougars. You can read more of her at this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar_Annie. Photos of float in parade at bottom. On the float we had Isabel MacLaurin as Cougar Annie with a toy rifle shooting everybody in the crowd.
Notes from this month’s Rotary District 5040 News:
The Rotary Club of Vancouver has committed to raise $6,000,000 to support a hearing and balance centre at Vancouver’s new St. Paul’s Hospital, expected to open in 2026.
Value of volunteer time among clubs along BC west coast estimated to be $1.5 million, and worldwide over $1b
As it’s never too early to start discussions on our premier club fellowship event, the legendary Danish Christmas Party, early warning: the theme this year will be Whistler Community Services Society Re-Use It Centre. The idea being that everyone needs to come dressed in clothes from the Re-Use It Centre, all outer clothes and shoes, maximum budget $50. This should give everyone time to address this.
That’s it from me for this week.