Smooth Sailing as Rotary Club of Gananoque Makes Donation to Camp Merrywood

 

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Written August 4, 2017

(Perth ON)

There is a lot of joyful noise rising out of Camp Merrywood, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.  An Easter Seals camp located near Perth, it takes 72 very special campers per ten day session, and always finds itself filled to capacity with bright, eager participants.  While about 95 percent of campers come from Ontario, many also come from Newfoundland, and the occasional international camper joins the group.  While the campers may have conditions like spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or a host of other daunting physical conditions, during their time at Merrywood they are simply kids out to have a great time in a wonderful environment. Continue reading

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Gananoque Rotary Club Assisting Nepal Earthquake Victims

by Lorraine Payette, written May 2, 2015

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(Gananoque, ON) The disaster in Nepal has left the world reeling in its wake. A tiny nation of only 147,181 square kilometers, it was ravaged by a giant earthquake of 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale at 11:56 NST on 25 April, killing more than 6,500 and leaving more than 14,000 injured with thousands still missing. – to read more>

“Stan Rogers – A Matter of Heart” Coming to Rib Fest

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by Lorraine Payette, written June 23, 2014

(Gananoque, ON) Stan fans, get ready for a chance to sing along to your favourites as the D-Tones and guests bring “Stan Rogers – A Matter of Heart” to the festival from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on June 30. Admission is free, and the music exhilarating.

“Just after (Rogers) died in an airplane fire, Vince Metcalfe and I got hooked on the idea of (a tribute to him), taking his work to a wider audience in a theatre setting,” said Diane Stapley. – to read more>

Gananoque Rotary Club Announces Paul Harris Awards

written by Lorraine Payette, June 11, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) The Gananoque Rotary Club squeezed its way into its end of season meeting at Emily Bell’s home as members prepared to get ready for summer activities. But the highlight of the event was the presentation of four Paul Harris Awards. – to read more>

A Taste of Japan Helps Student Finance Exchange Program

by Lorraine Payette, written on May 22, 2103

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Imagine waking up in a culture and country radically different from your own. The language is different, the food is different, all of the customs are different. Even the people look nothing like you. They are all very friendly and polite, but everything is new and not like anything you’ve been accustomed to. – to read more>