Sunrise Rotary hits key milestone

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By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - The Cornwall Sunrise Rotary Club will be camping overnight in Lamoureux Park to mark their 25th anniversary.

Ted Castle, Cornwall Sunrise Rotary Club member, stands with club president Larry Gaunce (right) at the Cornwall Clock Tower.

Service club members will be setting up a large tent in the mid-afternoon on Friday, Jan. 17 near the clock tower to celebrate their many milestones and promote one of its main charities.

"We wanted to announce that we've been servicing the city for the last 25 years," said Larry Gaunce, club president. "As part of the event we're looking to set up a ShelterBox to give everyone an idea of the services Rotary provides to the international community during a disaster."

Each ShelterBox costs $1,500 and typically contains a family tent, blankets, tools, water purification, cooking supplies and other vital items.

Ted Castle, club member, said so far eight ShelterBoxes have been shipped to Haiti, Uganda, Turkey and most recently Pakistan.

"I have seen them in use in third world countries. I was in Kenya a few years ago and actually saw our Rotary tents being lived in," he said.

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Organizations: Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise

Geographic location: Haiti, Uganda, Pakistan Kenya

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