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Tuesday , 19 January 2021
Mike Webb, right, on behalf of Vermilion Rotary donates a $600 cheque to the Food Bank received by Derek Collins. Image submitted.

Vermilion Rotary Club gives back to Food Bank

The Vermilion Rotary Club gave back to the Food Bank recently as the group looks at creative ways to continue operating during these challenging times.

Rotary wanted to recognize Vermilion Minor Hockey, which they have supported for years by being a jersey sponsor.

With all the COVID-19 restrictions this year, Minor Hockey did not request sponsorship for the 20-21 Season, said Rotary is taking that $600 that was budgeted for Vermilion Minor Hockey and donating it to the Food Bank.

“Thank you to Vermilion Minor Hockey for recognizing they did not need the sponsorship funds for this year and allowing us to use it to fill other needs in the community,” said Webb.

The current health restrictions have brought a tradition for rotary, which was originally named based on the meeting rotating to different members’ offices.

“This week, we had Peter Walsh from the Lakeland Rowing Club to discuss their project to update the docks at the provincial park and add improved floatation that would be cost-effective and environmentally friendly,” said Webb.

Meetings have rotated to Zoom meetings, physical distancing at Elks Hall, and their home at the Regional Centre. Currently, the group is back on Zoom.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.