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Valentine’s Day with Bowen Rotary

Fundraiser supports Peka orphanage project

Well, that was a blast! The Tunstall Bay Clubhouse last Saturday was crammed with enthusiastic Rotarians, their friends and many supporters of Matthew Harrison’s Peka Project in Lesotho.

We sipped delicious Margaritas and other bebidas, we were served a sumptuous Mexican dinner, we listened to Matthew and Peter Parkin entertain us, we participated in the silent auction, and chatted to friends and neighbours. Best of all, we raised funds for the orphanage in Lesotho that Matthew is vigorously supporting; he gave us all a fascinating update on his project between musical sets.

Many thanks for this enjoyable and successful evening are due not only to all the Rotary volunteers (particularly Carmen Dives, our organizer whose heart and soul went into the preparation for this evening) but also to Rotary friends Basia Lieske, Louise Loik, Michelle our lovely server and her husband Amir.

We are very grateful to all our generous donors: Snug Cove General Store, Cates Pharmacy, Libellule Cottages, Catherine Epps and Kathryn Beals, Bowen Island Wine and Beer Cellar, Miss Billie’s Vintage, Cormorant Marine, Doug McGowan, The Pub, Karis Clayton, Karolina Massage and The Actors’ Foundry.

Thanks to these donors and to the Bowen Island community (did someone say we are losing our community spirit?!) who supported us by their presence and generosity, we are happy to report that the Peka Project in Lesotho will get a huge leg-up for the orphanage, as over $8,000 was raised at this event. Well done, everyone!

Check out our website for up-to-date news of this and other Bowen Rotary projects!