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October 27, 2017 5:40 pm

Service Clubs Partner For Kids

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 5:45 AM

Prince George, B.C.  – The three Rotary Clubs  in Prince George  are  joining forces with the Kiwanis Club  in the city to  benefit youth.

The service clubs have teamed up to create a special day for Quinson Elementary School students as they experience live theatre at Theatre NorthWest next week.

Theatre NorthWest has  secured  a grant to purchase a ticket for every student at the elementary school to attend a private showing of Munsch Upon a Time tomorrow.  But  while the tickets  were covered,  buses and lunches were not, and that’s where the service clubs  stepped up to the plate. Together, they are covering  the transportation costs,  and providing  lunch from Quiznos.

The Rotary Club of Prince George Yellowhead has supported local youth in many ways over the last 40 years.  Most recently, with funds raised at the Taste of India, they distributed funds to Big Brothers and Big Sisters for their clubhouse, and also have plans in the works to help AimHi and the Girl Guides.

The Kiwanis Club recently wrote the final cheque in a three year commitment to Ronald McDonald House. In 2017, they also contributed to Two Rivers Gallery’s Pay it Forward program, which works with at-risk schools to offer school tour programs or in-school studio programs to elementary classes at no cost. In January, the Club partnered with the Cariboo Cougars to match funds raised at Jameson Jones Night for BC Children’s Hospital. The Kiwanis Club has also earmarked an additional $10,000 to distribute in Prince George this year, and the club is currently accepting requests for funding from Prince George not-for-profit organizations. Funding applications are available by emailing kiwanispg@gmail.com or at www.kiwanisalefest.ca.



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