Sunday, November 21, 2010

Polio on Ice

On Friday night I attended the Giants Hockey game in Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum. Attending a hockey game is a rarity for me. The RC of Tsawwassen partnered with the Giants to promote polio and raise some funds for polio. The club sold 400 tickets to Rotarians and friends of Rotary.

Many of the Rotarians and their families met together prior to the game for a hot dog and a drink. It was good to see so many Rotarians out with their families. There was a net for the children to practice their slap shot. 
Graham Witcher & DG Penny

The kids and a few adults took advantage of the face painting. Graham Witcher of the RC of Tsawwassen took his enthusiasm to new heights and had the Rotary logo painted on his head. I am not sure if it met Rotary’s correct use of the Rotary mark but it did meet Rotary’s sixth avenue of service, “Have Fun.”
Rotary and the polio campaign were announced several times during the game. I accepted a community award on behalf of District 5040 Rotarians from the Giants and got to meet the Giants mascot “Jack”.
Penny & Jack

Special thanks to president Rick Lewall and Leslie Abramson for all the work they did in making this happen. 

The bonus was that the Giants beat the Regina Pats 5 to 4 in over time.

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