Rotary raises the bar for generosity

The Duncan Rotary Club has been exceptionally busy this spring with a number of projects to help improve the Cowichan Valley community. Pictured above is the new convection oven at the Clements Centre, purchased with a $5,000 donation from the club.

“Lunch on Clements is a program run by the Clements Centre for adults with developmental disabilities. Clements Centre is given base funding by the province through Community Living B.C. Most of the funding we receive goes towards staff wages so we have to fundraise for the program for any extra costs such as building maintenance and equipment. The Lunch on Clements program depends a lot on the funds raised through selling baked goods such as our famous cookies and meat pies. Unfortunately our main commercial oven had come to the end of its life. This kind of purchase is not in the budget so we were not sure how we were going to continue with the program. Rotary then stepped forward and very generously offered to buy us a new oven!” said the Centre’s Dominic Rockall.

Further, the Rotary Club arranged for the installation of a new roof on the Centre, with materials donated by Dodd’s Lumber and materials and labour donated by Lee’s Roofing.

Providence Farm’s new greenhouse is also courtesy of the Rotary Club.

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