Welcome Sign for the "Walk in the Footsteps of Banting" on August 20-22, 2021.
 
The weekend long event was a celebration at the Banting Homestead and Heritage Park for the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.  Hosted by the Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation, the events included six presentation sessions in the Drive Shed, two on each day, followed by tours of the exhibits in the Reception building and the Farmhouse.  
Rotarians Eric Jagger and John McFarland volunteering on check in for guests.
 
Rotarians manned the front gate checking registrants in and providing them with a COVID questionnaire.  A pair of Lions members also volunteered and handled parking and way-finding, and two Banting Memorial High School students performed a variety of duties.  
Lion's Volunteers with David Sadleir in centre. 
Rotary President George Scott and Kait Perez Diaz
 
Rotary, along with the Alliston Lions Club, was also instrumental in the funding and reconstruction of the octagonal drive shed back in 2010.  It’s now a featured building and the primary learning centre for all the SFBLF’s educational programs on diabetes.  
 
Monument was unveiled to celebrate the 4 scientists who were responsible for the discovery of insulin 100 years ago.
 
Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best discovered insulin in 1921 with the help of Cullip, a chemist, and MacLeod, who ran the lab at U of T. Banting was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1923 and remains the youngest ever recipient 100 years later.