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This year’s Rotary Honours Concert celebrates Club’s 70th anniversary

This year’s Rotary Honours Concert will be held in conjunction with a celebration of the club the Rotary Club of Campbell River’s 70th anniversary.

And in line with Rotary International President, “Ravi” Ravindran’s presidential theme: Be a gift to the world, the club has decided to make this year’s concert a “Gift to the City.”

The Rotary Club of Campbell River (club 6224), sponsored by the Rotary Club of Courtenay was chartered on April 10, 1946. A celebration of this event was held at the community hall in Campbellton. When established, Dr. Ken Craig was the first president and other board members included: F.E. McCarthy (treasurer), Carl O Thulin, Oscar Thulin, A.G. McLean, K.W. Brown, J.H. Burgess.

Although the club charter night was April 10, several (weekly) meetings of the new club took place before then. The first meeting was held on March 13, 1946. The club immediately became involved in community activities and one of their earliest community projects was supporting the construction of a new hall for the Boy Scout’s.

Over the years the club has been a part of a number of significant community activities and undertaken a number of community projects. Some of those significant projects include involvement in the building of the community halls, the Centennial Outdoor Pool and ice arena, the Rotary Beach Park and Seawalk and the Carihi Infant and Toddler Centre. The latest additions to this list include the children’s Splash Park and The Suspension Bridge at Elk Falls.

Additionally the Rotary Club of Campbell River sponsored the chartering of several new rotary clubs in the area including Port Hardy, Sayward, Gold River and the Campbell River Daybreak Rotary.

This year’s Rotary Honours Concert will be held at the Tidemark Theatre on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30pm. Admission will be free.  The very popular People’s Choice Awards will again be offered with the audience voting for their favorite acts in two separate categories, large group acts and smaller acts. Tickets can be picked up at the Tidemark Theatre on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, 12noon to 4pm, at the Quay West Restaurant anytime during hours of operation and Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 5 at the Campbell River Art Gallery.