In the Winskill parking lot Rotarian Peter Dandyk passes $10,000 to Executive Director Sandra Gebhardt to top off the new bus fund for the Boys And Girls Club.  

"I love this bus!" yelled Aden Schooley as he jumped off the new Boys and Girls Club bus outside the Winskill Club. Every afternoon the air fills with energy as enthusiastic young minds grow in the lively atmosphere. Today that excitement spilled out to the parking lot for the delivery of their new bus.


After inspecting the bus Gabriel Ducasse decided, "It smells good, like brand new!"


"This is great!" beamed Coordinator, Rachel Macool, as she welcomes young passengers aboard.


The Directors knew they had the room, proven programs and activities with quality supervision. But reliability concerns with the old smaller bus meant it was time to act if they wanted Tsawwassen youth to have safe and positive after school experiences.


It turns out the Directors were right; community support was strong for a new and bigger bus. It climaxed when the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen contributed the final $10,000 needed to reach the $70,000 goal.


"Supporting such an excellent service is what we are about." said Rotarian Peter Dandyk as he handed the donation over to Executive Director Sandra Gebhardt.


Sandra said, "It took some time to happen but now we have a safe and reliable way to serve more youth and families. It fills a gap in service so many more boys and girls can be picked up."


"It's all about our kids and building an even better community", said Rotarian Jim Northey, "Look how much fun these guys have, they are safe here and learn positive things from the programs." Jim is also a director of the Boys and Girls Club.


After signing the cheque, Rotarian Ed Lye said, "This contribution came from our annual Rotary TV Auction which we will soon hold again. The great community support it gets allows us to meet this kind of need."