Speaker Laurie Cooper the enthusiastic and heartwarming; the founder of Canada Caring initiated an advocacy, support and sponsor, not for profit organization that has assisted numerous immigrants who were previously refugees,
Shown with one of her 'survivors' Mohamed who now works at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler told us his wrenching tale of escape.
Retired lawyer, dedicated humanitarian and local resident Michael Blaxland was inducted into the Rotary Club of Whistler on the evening of July 23rd. We gave a welcoming cheer to Michael.  His knowledge and interests  will be very much appreciated. Michael quickly stepped up to sell tickets at our dusty's Pancake Breakfast

Foundation Scholarship Presentation:

Rotary Club of Whistler Foundation Scholarship winner Lauren Wentzel, was awarded her scholarship on the evening of July 23. Although  Lauren’s name was misspelled on the mock cheque we got it right on the real one that gets deposited into the bank.  This September 2019 Lauren is going to the University of Calgary to start Engineering studies and will keep in touch. Shown presenting the Foundation cheque is Rotary Club of Whistler Vice President Marg Pallot.


David Oakes,  a dedicated regular at Iron Man is shown on duty for the Iron Man athlete's sign in at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler is moving to Vancouver Island.

David leaves us in September for Comox on Vancouver Island where he will unite with Vancouver  Island Rotarians. We hope his new club appreciates what we have lost.
 All the best David and Brenda.
A send off will be held on August 13th starting at 5:15 at Dusty's Backside. Please join us to wish David and Brenda well.        
 July 23rd we had our general meeting at Dusty’s Backside. It was chock full of interesting listening while most of us indulged in burgers and salads.
Speaker Laurie Cooper was enthusiastic and heartwarming; the founder of Canada Caring. This is an advocacy, support and sponsor, not for profit organization that has assisted numerous immigrants who were previously refugees, Mostly they are quite young. To a person they are found to be hardworking and loyal, so says the Manager of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The Fairmont Chateau is a key employer in Whistler offering training, accommodations and fair wages. This program is fascinating and held us spellbound as Mohammed, a 23 year old who has benefited from Canada Caring and the Fairmont program,  told us of his escape from Syria to Jordan carrying his young 6 year old brother, soundlessly, for miles in the dead of night to cross the border barely two years ago amid gunfire, screams and shouting from those not as fleet of foot or lucky. Laurie tells us Immigration Canada wants 5 mentors per immigrant for the best integration into our culture. She is not seeking money.