To donate toward this and other local cancer care projects you still can donate at This website will stay open all year to accept your donations to cancer care in our community.
If you would like to play ball next year to have fun and support amazing projects like this – sign up your team starting on Thursday, February 13th at 9 am and then mark the date on your calendars for our 2nd Annual 3 Pitch Tournament on Father’s Day weekend which is June 19th and 20th, 2020.
Back row (left to right): Donald Cull, Donald Brickett, Donald Sanderson, Kevin Fuchs, Cheryl Ward, Howard Hagar, Phillip Youngs, Stephen Heder, Linda West
Front row (left to right): Lynne Atkinson, Sharon Ranney, Linda Chase, June Aylsworth, Dave Brunton

PARRY SOUND — On Tuesday Sept. 3, the Rotary Club of Parry Sound presented a cheque in the amount of $20,000 to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation. This money was donated toward the purchase of a new item of equipment for the hospital's cancer care unit. This will now give the hospital an excellent new tool, which will help them compile and analyze vital information on patients for many years to come.

This money was just part of the funds raised at Rotary's 3-Pitch Tournament, which the club hosted on the weekend of June 14 to 15. In total, approximately $55,000 was raised that weekend. The balance of the proceeds will be used by Rotary to support numerous other local community projects, organizations, and support groups over the coming year.

Also, on Sept. 3, Rotary president David Brunton presented a cheque for $1,000 to Stephen Heder, who was representing the recipient, Strings Across the Sky. This money was raised by Rotary's Beer for a Year raffle. In a previous issue, we reported on the three other recipients who also received money from this Rotary fundraiser (The Stingers, Music Scores, and Parry Sound minor hockey). These other three recipients shared another $5,000 of the funds raised in this raffle.

Our Rotary club also was involved in Parry Sound's Downtown Business Association's annual car show, which was held this year on Aug. 17. Rotarians helped man the road blockades; provided a food kiosk that served some tasty barbecued fare, including hot and cold beverages; and conducted a popular 50/50 raffle.

The Rotary club is proud to support all of these most worthy community organizations; and numerous others throughout the year; and thanks all of the generous businesses and individuals who supported these events.

Phillip Youngs is the executive secretary of the Rotary Club of Parry Sound