Our annual run/walk that was relegated to virtual last year is up and running on August 28. However, given that restrictions have only been lifted in the past week, we have been gearing up for a slightly abbreviated event. This means that officially we are offering a five-km run/walk only; but there is no reason why you wouldn’t do the course twice if you are wishing for a 10 km workout. There is no time to set up a separate kids’ run this year but all kids are welcome to join us for some or part of the five km. We already have several eight-year-olds training for the special prizes that will be awarded to younger participants.
We have some good prizes from Kintec and Lululemon, and Phoenix and Union Steamship Co. will be providing goodies for the younger generation. The run/walk starts at the ferry dock and ends on the library lawn. Prize-giving is at 10:15 a.m., after everyone has had a chance to sample muffins and fruit generously supplied by Savary Island Pie Co., Artisan Eats and Ruddy Potato, as well as water and fruit drinks donated by McTaggart Water Systems and Snug Cove General Store. Register at rotaryrunforrwanda.com or komeracanada.ca. Bib distribution will happen at 8:15 a.m. on run day, and the start is at 9 a.m.
We have a special family rate of $60 that includes up to five family members.
All proceeds go to Komera Canada, a local charity that sponsors young women at high school and university.
This is only one of the projects that Rotary currently supports. AEDs, house numbers, the BICS outdoor campus, the Trails Guide and countless other initiatives have been launched in the past ten years since a small but enthusiastic group of islanders, spearheaded by much loved Piers Hayes, chartered the Rotary Club of Bowen Island. Our newest member, Matthew Harrison, has been presenting his Beautiful Gate-Peka Project to various other Rotary clubs. With his hard work, his talent and generous friends, and bolstered by donations from Rotary clubs, we have assembled a significant sum, which, with a possible substantial grant from our Rotary district, will enable us to start funding a home for unadopted orphans in Lesotho. This is the power of Rotary and its motto: Service Above Self. We enjoy helping people who have a worthy project and are prepared to work hard to achieve their goals. Check out our website at bowenrotary.com for further information on our work.