Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise Responds to Local Needs

Rotary clubs worldwide are well-known for their contributions to local initiatives.  Rotary continues the philosophy of 100% Charity fundraiser 100% volunteers


Ever since being chartered in 1986, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise has focused on community service by responding to many of the needs within the community and by seeking to be influential in improving the quality of life for all community members.


The club’s focus is on supporting, developing and implementing literacy, educational, humanitarian, recreation, wellness and environmental programs, projects and activities that assist the community in meeting the needs of its citizens and improving the quality of life for children, youth and adults within the community.  From time to time, the club partners with other Rotary clubs and organizations to respond to these needs.


The ability of the club to implement effective fundraising campaigns and events plays a large part in achieving these goals.  The Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary Ribfest is another fundraising event that the club has planned and is implementing to make a difference in our community.


Club members continue to provide countless hours of volunteer assistance within the community in various ways, and just in the past six years, the club has financially invested over $219,000 in our community.


During the past Rotary Year (July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017) the club has invested $44,000 within the community in support of various community projects and events, and community service organizations:



Elevation Outdoors
Kelowna Community Music School
Kelowna Dolphin Synchronization Swimming Club
Inn from the Cold
Girl Guides of Canada
NOW Canada
The Salvation Army
Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
Days for Girls
Opera Kelowna
Reach Out Youth Counselling Society
Kelowna Community Resources
YMCA
Kelowna Women’s Shelter
Shoe Bank Canada
Days for Girls
Rotary Club of Lake Country