Posted by Dave Colquhoun on Jul 03, 2018

A lot has happened in the past few weeks!

On June 21, the happy group (above) were elected as our new Club Executive for 2018/2019 at our annual induction event at Arrow Leaf Estate Winery.   Good food, great fellowship, and some tasty wine were enjoyed by all who attended.

We also recognized some special people for their outstanding contributions to our Club.  Monika Speitelsbach received our ‘Rotarian of the Year’ award for work as our Public Relations Director and Brenda Dewonck was awarded our ‘Unsung Hero’ award for her dedication as our Club Secretary and lead organizer for many of our fundraising activities.

Past President, Bernard, also received a ‘change-maker’ award from Rotary District 5060 and Joy Haxton was awarded the Vern Neilsen – Local Hero Award for the amazing work she has done at the Lake Country Food Bank.

A little over one week later, on July 1st, the Club hosted our second full day Canada Day event at Swalwell Park to celebrate Canada’s 151th birthday.  The day was highlighted by our traditional Rotary pancake breakfast, followed by full day of family oriented, multicultural stage entertainment and tent exhibits.  In spite of some wet weather that Mother Nature threw at us, the day was a smashing success!

Many volunteers from outside the Club stepped forward to help with the breakfast and other activities.  Approximately 1,500 people attended the event over the course of the day and many people commented that they enjoyed the diverse entertainment program that was offered. 

Our Club looks forward to  coordinating future Canada Day celebrations in Lake Country.

Upcoming Events

July 5:  A social evening to celebrate a successful Canada Day.  This will take place at the Club House at Margaret Brown's complex, at 11290 Bond Road.  Bring an 'appy' and your favourite beverage, and celebrate our success with our community partners who helped us make the day such a memorable event.  Please note:  there will be no breakfast meeting on this day,

July 12:  A special Club Assembly will be held at Holiday Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., to discuss Club goals for the  new Rotary Year.  Appies will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a round table discussion.  Please note:  there will be no breakfast meeting on this date.