Rotarians at work

Rotarians around the world spent Saturday working at various community or philanthropic projects to better the places they call home. Here in Revelstoke Rotarians banded together at the Equestrian Grounds area an area long-favoured by teens for parties.

“Just call us the hoods in the woods,” quipped long-time Rotarian Malcolm Bott as he heaved a pallet into the back of his pickup truck. “They’re gonna hate me for taking all their pallets.”

Besides pallets, which teenage party animals enjoy burning in bonfires, the Rotary cleanup crew found plenty of broken glass, metal debris and what not.

Well done, Rotarians, well done. If everyone in town pitched in we’d quickly have Revelstoke looking spic and span.

Here are some images from Saturday’s clean up:

Malcolm Bott prepares to heave a ballet into the back of his pickup truck as he and other Rotarians spent Saturday cleaning up the area near the Illecillewaet River past the Equestrian Grounds. David F. Rooney photo
The scene of a teen party, there was a lot of trash ranging from a burned out mattress to broken bottles waiting to be picked up. David F. Rooney photo
Armed with grabbers and plastic bags these Rotarians set about looking for garbage to pick up. David F. Rooney photo
Rotarian and Times Review Publisher Mavis Cann snags some debris. David F. Rooney photo
Here are some of the contents of Mavis' bag. David F. Rooney photo
What do you do with this? David F. Rooney photo