By Graham Harper
Revelstoke Rotary Club
Seventy-two young people from around the world descended on Revelstoke last weekend for the 36th annual Rotary Weekend In The Mountains.
The youths, all part of the district’s Rotary International Youth Exchange Program, are from all over the world as far north as Norway and as far south as Argentina and anywhere else in between. Hosted by the Revelstoke Rotary Club, the aim is fun, friendship and to prepare the Canadian and US students outbound to their host countries later on this year.
The organized activities included ubing, a BBQ with smores, a movie at The Roxy, curling, swimming and music – all packed into two days with a truly Canadian flavour.
The club hopes this year’s group of international students (and those who participated in each of the 35 years prior to 2015) will promote peace and understanding in the world.
The weekend was made possible by the generous support of the following individuals and businesses, which the Rotary Weekend in The Mountains Organizing Committee, would sincerely like to thank:
- Revelstoke Rotary club members, spouses and friends;
- It’s difficult to single out individuals but special thanks to Linda and Ches Beerling, Brett and Bonnie Renaud, Malcolm and Debbie Bott and Alan Laidlaw;
- Coopers Foods for their BBQ generosity;
- Tim Hortons for their delicious hot chocolate;
- The Revelstoke Aquatic centre for their staffing and patience;
- The Curling Club of Revelstoke for the use of their facilities;
- The Roxy Theatre for a private movie;
- The Powder Springs Hotel for putting us up and putting up with us; and
- Pharmasave for their donated candy.
Here are some photos of the event: