Submitted by Jean Oliver

Over the past number of years, the Selkirk Rotary Club has had many large projects as well as contributions to various smaller initiatives in the community.
Larger projects have included:
  • The building of Rotary Manor (senior apartment is since taken over by Prov. Govt)
  • Outdoor Swimming pool at Selkirk Park
  • A major contributor to indoor Swimming Pool located at High School
  • Bringing first Dialysis equipment to Selkirk Hospital
  • Skateboard Park located in Selkirk Park (1,000,000$)
  • Purchase of Echocardiography equipment in partnership with Selkirk Regional Health Centre (240,000$)
  • A major contributor to housing for Women’s Shelter in Selkirk (Nova House)
  • A major contributor to Inclusive housing in Selkirk
  • Furnishing of Children’s Centre in new Gaynor Family Library in Selkirk
Regular contributions include Shriners Circus Daddy’s; Polio Plus; Ripple Effect; Adult Literacy; local Bear Clan; Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen; Random Acts of Kindness; RYLA, Adventures programs, MUNA.
In March 2019 we hosted a Forum with the mayors of Selkirk, St. Andrews and St. Clements to talk about Bill 2, [The Municipal Amendment Act (Strengthening Codes of Conduct for Council Members)] dealing with harassment at the Municipal level. Fifty people attended the luncheon. A similar event, on a topic of interest to the community, is planned.
Funds are raised for all of the above by the:
  • Annual Lobsterfest (600 guests) (includes Live and Silent Auctions, 50/50)
  • Annual book sale for two weekends
  • Wine & Roses evening (wine tasting)
  • Silent auction at our Christmas Dinner from which the proceeds are donated to specific projects
  • Quiz Night with 100 people in attendance
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Submitted by Dave Theunissen

Over the years, the Rotary Club of Swan Valley has been actively involved with the following projects:

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