Monday, June 21, 2010

Sechelt Children's Playground Wheelchair Accessible

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Playground wheelchair accessible!

Summer Solstice, Monday, June 21, 2010 Evergreen Landscaping crew from Gibsons, BC put the finishing touches to wheelchair friendly accessible decking around the Rotary children's playground park on Wharf street next to the new volleyball courts & Trail Bay wharf in Sechelt, BC. The area also now includes public washrooms and a spectacular beach front view!

Truly a Sunshine Coast effort by numerous businesses.

I was there when the playground was officially opened back in September 2007.

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PHOTOS "Flashback to 2007 Rotary Playground Opening"

The Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs from Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour do tonnes of good in the community.

So much so I volunteered to host the 2009 Rotary TV Auction on COAST TV and had an absolute blast with the volunteers and television crew.

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SEE ALL the 2009 Rotary TV Auction PHOTOS


The Rotary Club auction managed to raise $39,000 in these tough economic times - way to go Coastal folks. Down only 4%

Rotary would like to thank all of the companies who support the Sunshine Coast Communities though your generous donations to the Rotary Coast TV Auction. There would be no auction without your generous support.

We would also like to thank all of those who facilitate and promote the Auction...Coast TV, School District 46, The Local, The Coast Reporter, CKAY, Suncoast Central and Duane Burnett Productions. It is only through your support that we are able to present this annual event.

Congratulations to all of the winners and all of those who came second. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed this Sunshine Coast event. There were great items sold during the auction and many bargains. Most of the funds raised will go directly to local projects, scholarships, cultural and athletic organizations and charities with the balance to Rotary International projects such as the worldwide eradication of polio (we are almost there) and clean drinking water (we have a long way to go). Every little bit helps and we thank you for your support..

Rotary Club of Gibsons
Sechelt Rotary Club

I was there when the Rotary put in some brand new volleyball courts.

Volleyball Anyone? Photo Duane Burnett.

Local MLA Nicolas Simons had fun with some local children at the informal opening of the new volleyball courts in Sechelt. The children were passing by after a swim at the beach when they came upon the Rotary BBQ. The Rotarians fed the children hamburgers and hot dogs and encouraged them to give the new courts a try.

The Sunshine Coast Rotary Club, Sechelt branch finished the first phase of their project, the children’s play park, in 2007. Now, two new volleyball courts are ready for action.

Members of the Rotary say that they are excited to off er something special for the youth of Coast. they also anticipate that the new facilities will attract tournaments that will feed the local economy.

In a few months, there will be 35 paved parking spots and a road link from Wharf Road to Xenichen Ave. Phase three of the project will see the closure of Sinku Drive along the waterfront, so the park can be extended down to the beach where there are plans for a viewing platform, water access ramp, showers and washrooms. All of these improvements will enhance the existing pier and Torii gate.

On Friday, the Rotary Club hosted an informal, by donation, BBQ to celebrate the completion of the most recent phase of the waterfront park. The project has come together with the hard work of the Rotary Club, BC Gaming grants, donations of material by Construction Aggregates; Gerry Schafer of West Coast Mining built the rock retaining/seating walls; Clark Hamilton Enterprises and financial support from the District of Sechelt.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned in the future once the project is completed.

Catching Rotary volunteers in action as they built a wheelchair accessible fishing ramp and dock at Trout Lake, in Halfmoon Bay, BC is just one more example of a typical day in Duane's World!


Last weekend, after several years of planning, the Sechelt Rotary Club were finally able to begin construction on a wheelchair accessible fishing platform at Trout Lake in Halfmoon Bay. The Sechelt Rotary told the Duane that they expect to have it completed and have an official opening ceremony by Mid-August. They still need to put railings up and attach the ramp. They would like to kindly request that the public stay off the structure until it is complete.


And I was there in 2008 when the Rotary put in new washrooms and a concession stand at Hackett Park in Sechelt, BC

Photo Duane Burnett
Last Sunday, after a lot of fundraising and hard work, the Sechelt Rotary Club held the official opening ceremony of the newly built washrooms and con-cession stand complex at Hackett Park in Sechelt. At the ceremony the facilities were transferred to the care of the District of Sechelt. Mayor Cam Reid and Councilor Darren Inkster were thrilled to have the new facilities and thanked the Sechelt Rotary volunteers for all the great work they do in the community. e concession stand/washrooms will be perfect for events like the Sleepy Hollow Rod Run, Canada Day Festivities, sports tournaments and the Sechelt Arts Festival. is building is a welcome addition to Hackett Park.

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These are just some of the many projects done each year by the Rotary Clubs. Be sure to support them at all their community BBQ's, raffles, fundraisers and their annual Rotary LIVE TV Auction!

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And just ONE more reason I was honoured to donate a prize package worth almost $1,000 to the Rotary Auction as well as host the show on COAST Television.

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