Campbell River Mirror

Wet and cold Rotarians find the effort was worth it as March raises $10,000

Thanks to the continued generosity of the people of Campbell River, the two area Rotary clubs raised more $10,000 for services and equipment for children at the Campbell River Hospital.

Despite the decidedly adverse weather conditions, and the reduced number of locations the Rotarians were able to set up at, people dug deep for their small change, loonies and toonies – and even a couple of $50 and $100 bills.

Although the final tally is down considerable from the high of $19,000 in 2009, Rotary Club of Campbell River president Todd Peachey is happy with the results.

He expected a lower return due to a couple of shopping centres refusing to give the clubs access.

“Our thanks go out to the merchants of the Tyee Plaza, Discovery Harbour Mall, Thrifty Foods and Discovery Foods for their cooperation in this most important fund raising event,” said Peachey.

Approximately 100 very cold and wet Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Campbell River and the Campbell River Daybreak Rotary Club took part in the annual March, which started in the 1950’s as the March of Dimes and has now raised over $400,000 for the kids.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Campbellton planning big (and little) changes
 
Bank shears off in a flow of mud
 
High risk offender wanted B.C.-wide, say Vancouver Police
Keeping young goblins safe on Halloween
 
Harvest fan
 
VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Premier Clark tells Parksville Enbridge pipeline not a B.C. benefit
 
Qualicum Beach arts site sits empty
 
Exchange student injured in apparent robbery attempt

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.