Selkirk College Rotaract Club raises money for clean drinking water

Fundraiser held at Element Club, Bar and Grill in Castlegar a big success.

Florio Vassilakakis

Over one thousand dollars was raised during a “water purification party” fundraiser held Friday, March 22 — a date chosen to coincide with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) “World Water Day” — at Element Club, Bar and Grill.

Money raised from the event will be put toward the purchase of LifeStraw® portable water filters.

“We have decided that we will be donating these to people living in areas of high water contamination in Ghana, Africa,” said Chelan Padmoroff, co-president of the SCSU Rotaract Club, in an email.

“One of our members is traveling down there in June so she was more than delighted to take them with her.”

“We would like to extend our thanks to Element, Tim Hortons, Rona, Selkirk College Student Union and Mr. Begg for their donations and help in making this event such a success,” said Padmoroff.

World Water Day focuses international attention on freshwater and sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Spencer Kielman was the first place winner of the costume competition held during the fundraiser.

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