Rotary

(Left to Right) Colin Pritchard, Sheldon Paulger, Steve Thomson, Jacqueline Gabelhouse.

Rotary Club donation supports recovering Central Okanagan cardiac patients

A Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise was purchased for Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health

 

Penticton Sunrise Rotary members Margo Fleming, Colleen Lister and Holly Stengel holding their newest fundraising effort - a 1,000 piece puzzle depicting floating down the Channel. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Vernon ‘jigsaw guy’ turns iconic Penticton channel into 1,000 piece puzzle

Penticton Rotary Sunrise selling puzzles to raise funds for local projects

 

Children aged 5-12 from Rivne, Ukraine have artwork available for purchase at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna to support their fathers and brothers fighting in the war with Russia from May 15-31, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Ukrainian children send art to Kelowna for ‘Bomb Shelter Exhibit’

All the art is available for purchase

  • May 19, 2022

 

The Rotary Club of Penticton is donating $150,000 for a new splash pad at Skaha Lake Park. (Rotary Club of Penticton - Facebook)

Rotary Club of Penticton donates $150K for new Skaha splash park

The splash pad is being replaced as part of Skaha Lake Park’s revitilization

The Rotary Club of Penticton is donating $150,000 for a new splash pad at Skaha Lake Park. (Rotary Club of Penticton - Facebook)
Rotary Student of the Month for April is Emily Mottershead, an extremely gifted, energetic, and deeply caring grade 11 student at Pen High who was one of the key organizers of Penticton Provides. (Submitted)

Penticton Secondary’s Emily Mottershead is April’s Rotary Student of the Month

Mottershead has overcome personal adversity to excel as a key leader in school initiatives

  • Apr 16, 2022
Rotary Student of the Month for April is Emily Mottershead, an extremely gifted, energetic, and deeply caring grade 11 student at Pen High who was one of the key organizers of Penticton Provides. (Submitted)
An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hoo is this bird? Prince Rupert amputee owl needs a name

Rotary Interact Club and Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter host naming contest

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Ollie Jacques is February’s Rotary Student of the Month and a Grade 11 student-athlete at Penticton Secondary School. (Submitted)

Penticton Secondary’s Ollie Jacques named Rotary Student of the Month

A consummate student-athlete, Jaques has been competing for years

Ollie Jacques is February’s Rotary Student of the Month and a Grade 11 student-athlete at Penticton Secondary School. (Submitted)
Krystal Bhandhal is January’s Rotary Student of the Month. (Submitted)

Penticton Rotary Student of the Month exudes values of Mustang pride

Krystal Bhandhal is a Grade 12 student at Princess Margaret

Krystal Bhandhal is January’s Rotary Student of the Month. (Submitted)
Club president Alex Bodden presented local founding member Ron Mason with the organization’s highest distinction this month (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club).

Founding member of Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club honoured with highest distinction

Ron Mason has led several local Rotary projects since becoming a member of the club in 1990

Club president Alex Bodden presented local founding member Ron Mason with the organization’s highest distinction this month (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club).
Salmon Arm resident raises concerns about one of Salmon Arm’s Rotary club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser, in the wake of unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently being confirmed at Kamloops Indian Residential School and others. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident calls Rotary Club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser ‘extremely disrespectful’

Noon club said decision to proceed with fundraiser after residential school news was well-considered

Salmon Arm resident raises concerns about one of Salmon Arm’s Rotary club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser, in the wake of unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently being confirmed at Kamloops Indian Residential School and others. (File photo)
Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)

Former MLA helms Kelowna Rotary Club

The club’s new president, Steve Thomson, previously served as the Kelowna-Mission MLA

Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)
Princess Margaret Secondary School’s Ian Heck is April’s Rotary Student of the Month. (Submitted)

One Heck of a student

Ian Heck is April’s Rotary Student of the Month

Princess Margaret Secondary School’s Ian Heck is April’s Rotary Student of the Month. (Submitted)
Annie Harries is a Grade 9 student at Penticton Secondary School and March’s Student of the Month. (Submitted)

Penticton Rotary Student of the Month a young and rising leader

Annie Harries is March’s Student of the Month

Annie Harries is a Grade 9 student at Penticton Secondary School and March’s Student of the Month. (Submitted)
Manny Panghli is January’s Rotary Student of the Month. (Submitted)

Rotary Student of the Month a quiet and caring leader on and off-ice

Manny Panghli is January’s student of the month

Manny Panghli is January’s Rotary Student of the Month. (Submitted)
Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)

North Okanagan Cycling Society to complete Kal Park trail

Middle of Somewhere will be a four-kilometre, blue-level trail; Kal Rotary donates to project

Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)
Ken Guido, president of Lake Country Rotary Club, delivers $24,600 raised for the Lake Country Food Bank to Food Bank office manager Joy Haxton. (Contributed)

Lake Country Food Bank welcomes wheelbarrow load of donations

Rotary Club presents symbolic cheque for the $24,600 raised since August 2018

  • Apr 4, 2020
Ken Guido, president of Lake Country Rotary Club, delivers $24,600 raised for the Lake Country Food Bank to Food Bank office manager Joy Haxton. (Contributed)
Kelowna Rotarian Dick Dumond watches his “drive-by birthday party” on March 28 as friends and family keep their distance while still celebrating. (Contributed)

Kelowna Rotarian celebrates birthday with ‘drive-by’ parade party

Dick Dumond was surprised by the motorcade on his birthday over the weekend

Kelowna Rotarian Dick Dumond watches his “drive-by birthday party” on March 28 as friends and family keep their distance while still celebrating. (Contributed)
Rotary Club of Penticton-Okanagan’s Mike Watkins (right) with club members Lloyd Higgs (centre) and Dennis Jacobsen at the weigh station during a previous book sale. Money raised goes to fund club projects locally throughout the year. (Western News file photo)

Rotary collecting donations for annual book sale

The fundraising sale supports local projects

  • Feb 29, 2020
Rotary Club of Penticton-Okanagan’s Mike Watkins (right) with club members Lloyd Higgs (centre) and Dennis Jacobsen at the weigh station during a previous book sale. Money raised goes to fund club projects locally throughout the year. (Western News file photo)
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