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The club enjoys another fun social!
Turkey anyone? Yes please! The majority of our members were available at the end of November, so celebrating our southern neighbour's holiday seemed to be a no-brainer theme for our next get together. Melissa and Kyle Vike graciously hosted the event on November 25th - a potluck to remember!
American Thanksgiving Social Jennifer Cox 2017-11-25 08:00:00Z 0
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Wine, beer, and Indian cuisine...oh my!
 
The wine club of Sun Peaks partnered with Rotary to throw a fundraising dinner on November 21st at the beautiful home of Ruth and Michael Fane. The goal was to raise funds to help send two high school students to the Rotary Adventures in Health program in Prince George next May. The four chefs who prepared the Indian feast - Ruth Fane, Danielle Renaud, Susan McRae and David Fedor - had all gone to cooking class with the famous chef Vikram Vij last winter at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.  They also generously donated the cost of the food. The giving didn’t stop there; Michael Fane donated the wine and Glen Burns donated 2 kegs of his home made beer.  The wine and coffee club folks were asked to donate what they would normally spend at a Tuesday night gathering. The night far exceeded the goal of $450…$900 was raised! $500 was given to the Rotary club and $400 has been saved for a future charity event. Because of the night’s success – not to mention the blast everyone had – future events are already being planned.
 
A big thanks to all donors and wine and coffee club members!
Wine Club Fundraiser Jennifer Cox 2017-11-21 08:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Club of Sun Peaks serves Breakfast at Blue Moon Elvis Festival  - Pancake Breakfast
On Saturday July 16 five of our members - Robert, Jenny, Mike (and Charlie), David and Brenda met at the Rodeo Grounds in the small town of Barriere - 45 minutes from Sun Peaks.  We enjoyed the many Elvises on stage that evening and camped overnight amidst the turmoil of almost 200 horses being evacuated from wildfire danger to the rodeo ring - right next to our tents! 
In the morning, we were joined by Trina and her husband, Wade.  The Elvis Festival folks had the items we needed to put on a pancake breakfast with the exception of enough circuitry to run the griddles, coffee machines and portable roaster.  David used a few surreptitious moves to get into a back room to find the fuse box and we were on our way again with a few extra plugs at our disposal. 
Breakfast then went off without a hitch under the watchful eyes of the sheep who were in a pen next to the covered breakfast area.  We made $170 for our club and had the honour of serving many of the evacuated families who had also found shelter at the rodeo grounds.  We have been invited to do this breakfast again next - hopefully for more Elvis fans as smoke kept a huge number away this year.  
Pancake Breakfast 2017-07-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brenda Wilkinson on May 11, 2017
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Rotary Club of Sun Peaks  enters the 6th Annual Adult Team Spelling Challenge in Kamloops
 
On Thursday May 11, an 8 member team from our Rotary Club entered the 6th Annual Adult Team Spelling Challenge that took place at the 5 Forty Hotel in Kamloops. 
We did well - only misspelling 3 words incorrectly out of 15 but the team from Thompson Rivers University left us in the dust and took home the big trophy. 
Our team raised over $800 which is going directly to the Raise-a-Reader program and purchase of books at Sun Peaks Elementary. 
Thanks to the team of Robert, Sonya, Liz, Melissa, Jill, Dan, Ruth and Brenda.  We will look forward to this possibly being an annual event in the life of our club.  
Spelling Bee Brenda Wilkinson 2017-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
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