Good things happen when we work together

Today, May 12, the four Sea-to-Sky Rotary clubs: The Rotary Club of Squamish, The Rotary Club of Whistler, The Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium and the Rotary Club of Pemberton are very proud to present a cheque for $100,000 to the Squamish Hospice Society which will be used for the Rotary Room in the new Sea to Sky Community Hospice facility.

This donation would not have been possible without the community and we are thankful for the support of this worthwhile and very needed project. The presentation is the culmination of significant fundraising efforts by each club: 

·        Rotary Club of Squamish -  Duck in a Truck,

·        Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium - Christmas tree sales at Nesters and Creekside, Santa projects, Ski & Snowboard Film Festival Coat Check and additional projects

·        Rotary Club of Whistler - Jazz/Blues Night

·        Rotary Club of Pemberton - Golf Tournament.

The four clubs are part of Rotary District 5040 and some funding has been secured through a District 5040 Rotary Foundation Grant.   The nature of this grant will translate into $10,000 worth of funds being designated for specific equipment in the facility. 

Mark McKenzie, Chair of the Squamish Hospice Society recognized Rotary's contribution: "We're so thankful for the support of of all four Rotary Clubs of the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. Their effort has meant so much to this project.  Thank you once again Rotary!".

Although it is not a favourite time of life, the fact is, we all will need a place to pass, desirably nearby.  This hospice will be in place if so chosen. The hospice is sorely needed for our three growing and aging communities.  Many or most of us will be glad of a pleasant place to ease out of this life comfortably, be they our loved ones, friends, family or ourselves, that live in the corridor. Again Rotary is proud to have played a significant role in making the facility possible.


Written by Murray Wood, D5040 Assistant Governor, Sea to Sky