Rotary crew lends a brush

Painting the historic Leigh house just one activity of many for local Rotarians

Members of the Qualicum Beach Sunrise Rotary Club took brushes and rollers in hand this week to paint the historic Leigh House

Members of the Qualicum Beach Sunrise Rotary Club took brushes and rollers in hand this week to paint the historic Leigh House

Qualicum Beach Sunrise Rotarians are a busy bunch.

With paint donated by Dolly’s Home Hardware in Qualicum Beach, some community minded members worked for several days to paint Leigh House, where the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is located.

Director of Community Services for Sunrise Rotary Mike Haas had a painting crew of 11 Rotarians paint the heritage building over a four-day period last week. Haas said it was hard work but it was worth it to preserve the character of old building.

“There were some sore muscles,” he admitted.

Haas said they took on the job for a service project. He said the Town of Qualicum Beach had their staff power wash and prep the building and a group of Rotarians did the rest.