Shuswap Music Festival

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As well as high school and college scholarships, Rotary has been involved since 2000 in the annual Shuswap Music Festival by awarding “Best of the Fest” prizes in the Piano, Voice, and Strings categories.   The Shuswap Music Festival  is … Read More

Playground at Blackburn Park

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The children and young-at-heart of Salmon Arm and beyond play at the brand new playground at Blackburn Park, donated after many hours of fundraising. 

Safe Motherhood Project – Guatemala

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The Safe Motherhood Project is a group of Canadian and Guatemalan nurses, doctors, midwives, traditional birth attendants, and volunteers. We provide education and training to rural Mayan midwives and traditional birth attendants throughout Guatemala. Over the years, the Salmon Arm … Read More

Annual scholarships

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For many years, we have been funding scholarships for local high school and college students. Depending on funds available, these scholarships have amounted to somewhere between $11,000 and $22,000 annually. In addition to its commitment to education, Rotary’s principles and … Read More

School Lunch Program

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In October 2014 the Salmon Arm Rotary Club, in partnership with Askew’s Foods, launched a school lunch program for children in need of daily lunch assistance at elementary schools. The program provided assistance to children from Falkland, Enderby, Salmon Arm, … Read More

Youth Exchange

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Youth Exchange, an international Rotary-wide program where we send one or more of our local high school students on a year-long foreign exchange, and in return welcome and host a student from a different country into our own community.

Children’s Day Festival

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We help out at the Children’s Day Festival, both financially and “hands on” at the annual Canada Day event open to all families in the Shuswap area.    

Youth Exchange Students, over the years

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Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime for the more than 8,000 students who participate each year. By sharing your own culture and embracing a new one, you help foster global understanding—and learn a great deal about yourself … Read More