Posted on Oct 22, 2022
CDN$1,710 is going to The Rotary Foundation for the End Polio Now campaign thanks to 12 members of the Interact Club at Rockridge Secondary School in West Vancouver who ran the annual “Pumpkins for Polio” fundraiser on October 22, 2022. Typically on a weekend close to Hallowe'en, the event, run by the high school Interact club, which Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise sponsors, sold the pumpkins for $5 per pumpkin or donations greater than that for Interact sales of $855. The Rotary Club matched the sales to reach the campaign total of $1,710. Each pumpkin had an “End Polio Now” sticker and was complete with a flyer about the campaign.
Safeway and Save-on-Foods stores in North and West Vancouver donated the pumpkins. Rotary members also helped with set up, pumpkin pick up and hot chocolate for the Interactors.