While watching the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert Centennial video you may have noticed the Odd Eidsvik Park sign. Nancy Eidsvik has graciously provided much more information about her husband Odd Eidsvik - Mr. Prince Rupert. Odd was a strong supporter of his community and Rotary Club. Definitely a person of action.  Thanks Nancy!

Odd Eidsvik Memorial Park

The City of Prince Rupert dedicated a city park to Odd Eidsvik for his contributions and dedication to Community Service.

Odd served 2 terms as City Councillor and 6 years on the Board of the Prince Rupert Port Authority during the years they were planning the port facility.  He also served 10 years volunteering on the Council for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. and he was awarded the designation of “fellow” (F.C.A.)  for his service.

Odd was a dedicated supporter of the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce, serving as President as well as many years on the Board of Directors.  He also served many years on the Board of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce as well as Vice President.

Odd’s office donated 4 years of audit services to the District 5040 Inc. and he received two Distinguished Service Awards from the District 5040.

Odd helped with the two Snowbirds events in Prince Rupert as well as the RCMP Musical Ride.
Odd was also very supportive and committed to Minor Sports.  He taught skiing, soccer and badminton to any young person wishing to learn. 

His Rotary service included being a Charter Member of the Hecate Strait Rotary Club and served as President. When the Hecate Strait Rotary Club ceased operating, Odd transferred to the Prince Rupert Rotary Club.  He was always so appreciative of the club being so welcoming and inclusive.

Odd was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) and a PHF Society member.  He was also a Major Donor.

A very special thanks to Rotarian Bill Parmar whose initiative and determination prepared the sign for Odd Eidsvik Park.  He is now in the process of installing park benches.  This project was funded by the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert, Prince Rupert Port Authority, Citizens of Prince Rupert, Nancy Eidsvik and the District 5040 grant.