Our Community: Rotary Club gives Our Place $10,000

Pedro Arrais / Times Colonist
October 6, 2019 06:00 AM


The Rotary Club of Victoria has donated $10,000 for the purchase of two commercial-grade washer/dryer laundry sets for Our Place. One set will be installed in the housing unit and the other in the kitchen. Our Place Society is an inner-city community centre serving Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens.

“No matter who we are or our personal resources, we can all relate to putting on a clean shirt or sleeping between clean sheets,” said Gerald Pash, president of the Rotary Club of Victoria.

Don Evans, CEO of Our Place Society, expressed his thanks.  “The kitchen staff and volunteers will sparkle in their whites as they serve 1,200 meals daily,” he said.

Rotarians have been donating their time and fundraising to better the community for more than 100 years. In Greater Victoria, there are more than 500 members in clubs based in Victoria, Westshore and the Peninsula.

As a Rotarian, you can develop skills such as public speaking, project management and event planning. You will have the opportunity meet interesting people by taking part in projects in your local community or around the world.