Rotarians enjoyed their stay in Sidney

Sidney played host to the 2013 Rotary District 5020 Conference held at the Mary Winspear Center from May 31 through June 2

Sidney played host to the 2013 Rotary District 5020 Conference held at the Mary Winspear Center from May 31 through June 2.

Over 350 Rotarians, guests, university Rotaract students, high school Interact students and Rotary Youth Exchange students from around the world participated in the conference theme of Generations of Service.

The focus of the conference was to celebrate District Governor Judy Byron’s year guiding District 5020, along with the achievements of individual Rotarians and clubs during the past year.

The second focus was to highlight the Town of Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula. There was overwhelming support from the merchants and the citizens of Sidney during the conference. Most of the attending Rotarians had never been to Sidney and in previous visits to Vancouver Island had bypassed our town heading directly to Victoria.

They were amazed at the beauty of Sidney, the welcome they received with banners erected on lampposts and posters in shop windows, and the outpouring of friendliness that our little town is famous for. Many commented that they will be returning to Sidney for future visits.

We wish to thank the Town of Sidney, the Mary Winspear Centre, the Sidney Merchant’s Co-op, the BIA, the Sidney Business Association, Thrifty Foods, Island Culinary Service, all the participating hotels, motels, B&Bs, the merchants of Sidney, the RCMP and the citizens of Sidney for your support in making the 2013 Rotary District Conference a great success.

Dan Mercer & Peter Guerra on behalf of the 2013 District 5020 Conference Committee

Sidney

 

 

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