Rotary Club of Salmon Arm supports the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail with a $10,000 donation

Media Release: August 15, 2022

The Shuswap, North Okanagan, Splatsin

The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail is pleased to announce a donation in the amount of $10,000 from the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm to construct the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. 

“Rotary Club of Salmon Arm is pleased to support the fundraising efforts of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. We see the Rail Trail as a vital link to good health, quality of life and peace of mind for all who choose to share its benefits. It will be a legacy asset to the region, and we anxiously await the completion of this much-anticipated trail,” said Rob Marshall, of the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm.

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in their communities, and within themselves. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”

Kukpi7 Doug Thomas of Splatsin shared, “Kukstsámc, thank you, I would like to sincerely thank the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm for their donation of $10,000 for the construction of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail trail. Every dollar gets us closer to building the trail.  Not only does the trail represent an economic boost to the region, but it also represents teamwork and the coming together of various North Okanagan and Shuswap communities.  There are many more steps to be taken, however, I believe we will overcome all bumps in the road and have a successful launch.”

Gloria Morgan, Chair of the Community Fundraising Committee added, “Kukwstsamc, thank you to the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm for their generous donation. It is wonderful that so many private and public organizations support this trail that will build healthier communities and connect communities from Sek’maws (Sicamous) to Armstrong and beyond, through Splatsin traditional territory.”

The Community Fundraising Campaign encourages corporate and community donors to support the rail trail project by making donations, as many grants require a matching financial commitment to qualify. All contributions are tax-deductible; every dollar donated gets leveraged for grants and becomes more trail on the ground.

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