Posted by Dave Colquhoun on Jul 06, 2017

A lot has happened in the past three weeks!

On June 22, the happy group (above) were elected as our new Club Executive for 2017/2018 at our annual induction event at Arrow Leaf Estate Winery.   Good food, great fellowship, and some tasty wine were enjoyed by all who attended.

A little over one week later, on July 1st, the Club hosted our first full day Canada Day event at Swalwell Park to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.  The day was highlighted by our traditional Rotary pancake breakfast, followed by full day of family oriented, multicultural stage entertainment and tent exhibits which focused on ‘Celebrating our Past, Present and Future Together’.


Many volunteers from outside the Club stepped forward to help with the breakfast and other activities.  Approximately 2,000 people attended the event over the course of the day and many people commented that they enjoyed the new venue location at Swalwell Park and the diverse entertainment program that was offered.  The Club will use the lessons learned from this years’ experience to make improvements for future full day Canada Day celebrations.

Fast forward to our July 7th breakfast meeting, when Judy Holt, a certified Holistic Life Coach, briefed us on tips to achieve and keep a healthy, balanced lifestyle and weight for life.  If you are interested in learning more about what nutrition and lifestyle changes might be appropriate for you, go to to take a short survey.

A final note:  A farewell event for our Exchange Student, Eeva Hemming, will be held on Thursday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m.   Location - 11290 Bond Road (Cedar Ridge Estates), in the clubhouse at the centre of the complex (Margaret Brown's place).  There will be no breakfast meeting on July 13.