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ROTARY CELEBRATES 70 YEARS IN SALMON ARM & THE SHUSWAP!

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Salmon Arm Rotary Club was chartered in February 1946. Over the past 70 years, Rotary has been very active and a leading force in the community.

In the 1960s planning began for Rotary Village, a residential complex of 34 living units designed for seniors. This project was followed with Rotary Gardens with the first phase of 49 units completed in 1978 and twenty more units added in 1984.Since the earlySince the early 1980s Rotary has been actively involved in The Youth Exchange Program. Through this program students from Salmon Arm have traveled around the world, staying with host families for a year to gain valuable experience. In return, we have welcomed students from around the world.

Since the early 1980s Rotary has been actively involved in The Youth Exchange Program. Through this program students from Salmon Arm have traveled around the world, staying with host families for a year to gain valuable experience. In return, we have welcomed students from around the world.

On Saturday July 23rd, we’ll be celebrating 70 years in the Shuswap with a BBQ and Live Music at the Wharf.

In the 1990s, Rotary in Salmon Arm was the initiator and a leading force in raising $1.2 million for the Southern Interior Rotary Cancer Lodge. Its completion was one of the finest moments for Rotarians in Salmon Arm.

Nearly every aspect of the community has benefited from the work of Rotarians. Just some of the work includes Senior’s Christmas Luncheons, Fall Fair Parade, (for more than 30 years!), Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation programs, C.N.I.B., Red Cross, Family Support, local Day Care, Marine Park and McGuire Lake.Recent projects include a total of $140,000 towards the Shuswap Hospital Foundation for the recent hospital expansion, CT Scanner and other equipment needs; Shuswap Music Festival; Shuswap Daycare Expansion; Shuswap Trails; Salmon Arm Canada Day Children’s Festival and the new universally accessible playground at Blackburn Park. Currently, a picnic shelter at Blackburn Park is planned.

Recent projects include a total of $140,000 towards the Shuswap Hospital Foundation for the recent hospital expansion, CT Scanner and other equipment needs; Shuswap Music Festival; Shuswap Daycare Expansion; Shuswap Trails; Salmon Arm Canada Day Children’s Festival and the new universally accessible playground at Blackburn Park. Currently, a picnic shelter at Blackburn Park is planned.Ongoing projects such as student scholarships for High School and Okanagan College students, involvement at the Annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet and the flower baskets that have decorated the streets of downtown Salmon Arm since 1983.Rotary’s activities have not been limited to the local community. Through Rotary International, Salmon Arm Rotary Clubs have assisted with many international projects. 

Ongoing projects such as student scholarships for High School and Okanagan College students, involvement at the Annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet and the flower baskets that have decorated the streets of downtown Salmon Arm since 1983.

Rotary’s activities have not been limited to the local community. Through Rotary International, Salmon Arm Rotary Clubs have assisted with many international projects. Countries where Salmon Arm Rotarians have made a difference include Malawi, Dominican Republic, Central Africa, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Brazil, Bosnia, Ghana and Haiti.