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Rotary Club steps up for Storybook Village in Qualicum Beach

'The Rotary Club stepping forward to assist us in preserving this great community asset has allowed a wonderful legacy to continue'

  • Nov. 5, 2015 7:00 p.m.

In a formal signing ceremony Tuesday, the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise and the Board of Education of School District No. 69 (Qualicum) entered into a stewardship agreement which will see Rotary Club volunteers providing maintenance and repair work at Storybook Village and Alphabet Gardens, situated at Qualicum Commons.

SD69 board chair Eve Flynn, Rotary president Mike Haas and Building Learning Together chair Ken Peters signed the agreement during the Halloween Spooktacular event held at Storybook Village Tuesday.

Through the agreement, the parties have formalized their commitment to work together to ensure the viability of Storybook Village and Alphabet Gardens, which are operated by Oceanside Building Learning Together Society to provide early learning activities for the youngest learners in the community.

“We are very excited to be entering into this Stewardship Agreement with Oceanside Building Learning Together Society and School District 69 (Qualicum),” said Haas. “This arrangement will provide our club access to the Storybook Village site to do maintenance on an as-needed basis. Going forward, you can expect to see Sunrise Rotarians sprucing up the site from time to time, while living the Rotarian motto of Service Above Self.”

As part of this agreement, the School District has reached an understanding with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Local 3570) which will allow volunteers from Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise to preserve the site and, as required, coordinate restoration projects and other enhancements to support play-based learning.

“As a school district, our funds tend to be committed to the direct needs of students and their educational programs,” said Ron Amos, SD69 Secretary-Treasurer. “The Rotary Club stepping forward to assist us in preserving this great community asset has allowed a wonderful legacy to continue.”

— Submitted by SD69

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