The Rotary Club of Abbotsford has launched a campaign to find its next big community project.

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford has launched a campaign to find its next big community project.

Rotary Club of Abbotsford launches campaign to find next big project

Club’s previous ventures include air show, hospice and Rotary Stadium

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford has kicked off a new initiative to determine its next major community project in celebration of its 70th anniversary in 2020.

Calling the search Big Dreams Launch, the club has created an online application process for local groups and non-profit organizations to outline major projects that could benefit from partnerships with local service groups and businesses.

The club will accept online proposals until the end of December and will then review and vet all applications, with the goal of announcing the successful project in the spring.

Club president Bruce Beck challenges the entire community to get involved in the process.

“The possibilities of what we can accomplish are limited only by the number and quality of the people who dare to dream and invite us to make that dream a reality with them,” he said.

“The small investment of a few hours a month can change lives around us for decades to come. The future is calling out to such individuals to step up and so is the Rotary Club of Abbotsford.”

Abbotsford Rotary was the initial funding source for the Abbotsford International Airshow and the driving force behind the creation of Rotary Stadium.

It retired the mortgage at the Abbotsford Hospice Society as well as being a major funding partner of the new Holmberg House.

Most recently, Abbotsford Rotary helped in the creation and expansion of Starfish Packs, the weekend feeding program that provides meals for nearly 300 local school-age students every weekend. This program has since been adopted by more than 20 communities throughout B.C. and Washington State.

“Our club has a great track record of taking on and delivering big projects in Abbotsford and helping rally the entire community to the cause,” Beck said.

A full review of the process and online applications can be found at abbotsfordrotary.com/page/request-funding.

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