Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas has a long list of accomplishments

Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas has a long list of accomplishments

Proudly supporting youth in the community

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas is “Proud to Support Youth” in our community.

In partnership with the City of Abbotsford, the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas has built 16 playgrounds within city parks.

In 2014 the Little Free Library Program was launched at Mill Lake. Today the club has 15 Little Free Libraries located within Abbotsford Community Services Offices, Social Service offices and five city parks around town.

Assistant Governor Michael Adkins (Literacy Chair) has maintained the Mill Lake location since 2014 and announced on Feb. 28, more than 100,000 books have been put in our community children’s hands for them to read and discover. In some cases, these children have been scene teaching their parents and grandparents to read while sitting on the grass or park benches.

Other programs such as the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre has been financially supported in the amount of $24,000 since its opening six years ago.

Bursaries and scholarships at the high school level, totalling over $10,000, provides financial support to students who have “Triumphed Over Adversity.”

Specialty books purchased for Canuck Place library was funded to help support the parents and children to understand their journey.

Heritage Fair and Science Fair is a huge success story in Abbotsford. The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas has provided judges each year, as well as recognition with awards and cash prizes to the winning students.

This is only a small portion of what the Rotary Club Abbotsford-Sumas members accomplishes year after year. For more information check us out on Rotary Abbotsford-Sumas Facebook or Rotary Abbotsford-Sumas Clubrunner.

– Submitted by the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas