Rotarians run for the roses

Castlegar PM Rotarians were busy delivering smiles to unsuspecting people across town on Tuesday

  • Oct. 6, 2012 7:00 a.m.
Rotarians prepare roses: (from left) Linda Krahn

Rotarians prepare roses: (from left) Linda Krahn

Castlegar PM Rotarians were busy delivering smiles to unsuspecting people across town on Tuesday through their annual Thanksgiving Rose fundraiser.

“Not only are we able to raise a significant amount of money for community projects, but the recipients are always so happy to receive the roses,” said Kim Morris, Director of Community Service.

This year, the club delivered a record-breaking 681 dozen roses, and expects to raise over $6,300. All of the proceeds go back to the community and helps to fund a number of projects. Proceeds from past years have helped to fund the digital mammography campaign at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, heart monitor at the Castlegar Health Centre, the gazebo and patio at Talarico Place, the green gym at the Millennium Park, wheelchairs for the Red Cross, the skateboard park, the Selkirk College Single Parent Bursary and PolioPlus-worldwide eradication of Polio.

Pictures:

Top – Linda Krahn, Jo-Anne Bursey, Paulette Lawczynski, Irene Furey, Nora Furer, Kim Morris, Atcharapan “Eye” Kongpan, and Lucas Polezi.

Middle – Rotarian Francine Gomes delivering Rotary Roses on Tuesday, October 2 to Audrey Plotnikofff of the Recreation Centre.

Bottom – Bill Furey prepares roses.