The sixth annual Rotary Drive Thru Breakfast once again brought friends, families, and businesses together to raise a record $24,000 this year for projects serving the Fort St. John and North Peace community.
Rotarians cooked 1,700 hot-off-the-grill sandwiches to kick-off the new school year on Sept. 8 and raised funds to rejuvenate Rotary projects throughout the community. Proceeds will continue to support and improve the CDC Rotary Play Centre, Rotary Skate Park, the Dudley and Gayle Wagner Rotary Room at North Peace Seniors Housing, Rotary Spray Park, and Rotary RV Park.
"The Drive Thru Breakfast has become a signature event for Rotary, a time to enjoy fellowship and make new friends while serving our community,” says Vince van Wieringen, Breakfast Committee Chair and Past President of the Fort St. John Rotary Club. “With the success of this year’s event, we are able to provide much-needed enhancements to several Rotary initiatives that continue to have a positive impact for families in Fort St. John.”
This year’s Breakfast involved the planning and teamwork of 36 Rotary members and their friends and saw a record 1,300 preorders from residents and businesses. Deliveries went out all across town and as far as Charlie Lake. All leftover sandwiches were brought to the Salvation Army, Women’s Resource Society, and Seniors Housing to feed those in need.
Since the Breakfast began in 2017, more than $90,000 has been raised and distributed throughout the community. Such efforts couldn’t be done without the generosity of sponsors. The Rotary Club of Fort St. John would like to thank this year’s sponsors, including:
- Action Property Management; Alaska Highway News
- Bold Promotions; Bounce Radio 101.5; Butler Farm Equipment; Braun’s Flooring & Home Decor
- The Canadian Grind; Canadian Tire; CSN Collision Centres
- DGS Astro Paving; Dan Davies, MLA
- Epscan; FSJ Chamber of Commerce, Fort Motors
- GFL Environmental; IdealOS; Leah French Realtor
- MicSuds Car & Truck Wash; 100.1 Moose FM; Move 98.5; MNP; Murray GMC
- Pat’s Auto Supply; Pimm’s Production
- Sanjel Energy Services; Signworks; Sterling Management
- Techmation Electric & Controls; Wolverine Automotive
The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. We also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, and vocational and career development.