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RENT A FLAG FROM ROTARY!  OR ... MAKE A GIFT OF A FLAG

The Great Canadian Rent-a-Flag program for 2021 is now ready for sign-up.  Click the Flag graphic above to go to the signup page.  If you want to make a gift of a flag to family, neighbours, or friends, you can sign up with your name and contact information, but use your gift recipient's address instead of yours.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Rotary Canada Flag program for 2020.  The funds raised have been donated to the Shuswap Food Action Society for their Shuswap School Box program (providing fresh local food to needy families).

In 2021 the club will install a large flag on a 10 foot pole on your front lawn over four long weekends in 2021.   For a donation of $60, we'll put the flag in the week before and remove it the week after the following Canada holidays:

May 24, Victoria Day
July 1, Canada Day
September 6, Labour Day
November 11, Remembrance Day

The registration fee of $60 covers ALL FOUR instances.

 
At our Zoom meeting on January 11, two honourary Paul Harris Fellow awards were given by the club to Rotary member Gary Carder and Community member Phil McIntyre-Paul. This award is a recognition of the efforts of these two men, who both work tirelessly in their own fields to contribute  to the betterment of Salmon Arm. 
 
Dr. Fozia Alvi, an Airdrie, Alberta, family physician and humanitarian spoke to the club about her work with the Rohingyan refugees. She first went to  Bangladesh in 2017, where she encountered subhuman conditions; the people have no food, no clothes and are traumatized by their terrible experiences. Most are women and children because many males were killed.  
 
Dr. Warren Gage of  Harbourfront Chiropractic spoke on the topic of ‘health & wellness from a chiropractic perspective.’  He specializes in wellness practice, which focuses on various types of stress that affect body wellness.  He explained how stress affects us and how spinal adjustments can shift the body's focus to wellness from the stress. His practice also involves counselling people about stressors & how they may change them in their lives. 
Using a power point presentation, Mayor Alan Harrison gave a very comprehensive update on Salmon Arm  city. He spoke about the rebranding of the city  targeting young families, housing options, indoor and outdoor amenities, the new subsidized housing project, industrial park development, , the Ross Street underpass, an improved pollution control centre, a new recreation centre and Covid-19 concerns.  Salmon Arm is the fastest growing city in BC. 
 
Carmen Massey, Project Manager for Tsuts'weye Women's Entrepreneur & Innovation Network,  gave the club an update on its progress over the last year. Started in November 2019, the organization has been hugely successful in providing support to help women entrepreneurs improve their skills, knowledge and networking through  through its four project pillars: mentoring, networking, education and marketing.  For more information, check out the Tsuts'weye website: https://tsutsweye.ca/
 
Members Isabel Reinertson and Maureen McTavish just received Paul Harris Fellow awards for their continuing monetary contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
 
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Jan 25, 2021
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