First Annual Rotary Day A Success!

Our club's  first Rotary Day event, Rotary Free Public Skate on Saturday January 24th was a huge success.  Presented with the Burnaby Rotaract Club and in partnership with Canlan Icesports - Burnaby 8 Rinks, it was a “sold out” event with each of the 2 skate times maxed with 175 skaters.
Our First Annual Rotary Free Public Skate was indeed a win for all involved.
Canlan Burnaby 8 Rinks was an excellent partnering sponsor.  Burnabynow as major sponsor and participation in the planning helped promote the event.  With the Burnaby Rotaract club joining our members to plan, organize and promote this event and the opportunity to hang banners over 2 of the City's major overpasses, we filled to capacity the maximum number of skaters (175) for each of the 2 skate times.  This event involved 350 skaters plus those who were walking around watching or talking with Rotarians about Rotary and Rotaract.

We had 15 Rotarians show up to help along with 10 Rotaractors  plus 3 friend helpers.  One Rotarian and one Rotaract did face painting and the Rotaractors made cotton candy. They gave out bottles of water with the new Rotary logo and hot chocolate to parents and kids. Kids got goodie bags to take home.  They gave out What is Rotary cards, Start with Rotary post cards, 2014 Rotary Facts brochure and past issues of the Rotarian

It truly was a great community event with team efforts among many.  Everyone won and had a great time!

Thank you to all who participated in any way preparing, promoting, donating goodie bag items, attending, taking photos and skating. 

See you all next year!  Date will be confirmed at a later time.

Photos are available for viewing at the Gallery tab above