Posted on Feb 18, 2021
75 years ago today - February 18th, 1946 - The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm was chartered.  The Club has been continuously active in our community since then.  We've listed on the next page just some of the things we were able to accomplish..
We could never have done any of this without the support of individuals and businesses in our community.  Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting our fundraisers - like our annual Wine Festival, Casino Royale, Double Up Your Gift Campaign and - coming up soon - our Be Canadian Proud Flag Program, which you can sign up for by clicking the News Story in the left column of our Home Page.
Read More to see some of the projects we've been involved with over the years.
  • In 1946 and 1947 Rotarians to collected meat coupons that were sent to war weary folk in Europe.
  • In the 1960s, and later in the 1980s, the Club planned and completed two housing complexes designed for seniors - Rotary Village and Rotary Gardens, still in operation today. 
  • Leading a campaign to build the Southern Interior Cancer Lodge in Kelowna,
  • Providing funds to Shuswap Lake Hospital for a cat scan and vein seeking machines. 
  • Hosting and sponsoring over 60 Youth Exchange students since 1972.
  • Providing scholarships for local high school and college students and also for Shuswap Music Festival participants.
  • Helping to develop the Children's Playgrounds at Blackburn Park and Fletcher Park.
  • Since 2014 running a program to provide hot lunches to schoolchildren throughout Salmon Arm, Sicamous, and Enderby.
  • Helping to beautify areas like landscaping and development at Marine Park, McGuire Lake Park, Okanagan College, Pioneer Lodge.
  • In 2020, we celebrated the opening of newly renovated patios and grounds at Bastion Place.  Rotary members donated $15,000 for new patio furniture, planters, two barbecues, a storage shed and a gazebo as well as many volunteer hours sprucing up the
  • Also in 2020, a beautiful picnic shelter at Blackburn Park was completed after Rotary had donated a large portion of the construction cost to the City.