Live Different
The Rotary Club of Parksville AM has initiated a partnership with Live Different , a Canadian non-profit organization, for the purpose of carrying out international projects on an annual basis. Initial projects were carried out in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but the Club's long term focus has shifted to Mexico.
 
Since 2014, the Rotary Club of Parksville AM has accomplished five Live Different Builds projects the northern state of Baja, Mexico. This is a unique collaboration between the Club and Live Different which has resulted in the construction of:
  • A home for a family of four
  • A kindergarten
  • A centre for both senior citizens and children of the Zapata area
  • An adult education centre
  • A technology classroom
Below a young kindergarten student expresses glee at his new classroom.
 
Soap For Hope

 
The Rotary Club of Parksville AM works with The Beach Club Resort, a generous donor of supplies of soaps, shampoos and bedding which are then delivered by Club members to Disaster Aid Canada in Victoria.  These much needed products are distributed to victims of disaster at home and abroad. 
 
 
On The Job Site In Mexico
 
Rotarians have been on the job site in Mexico for the past five years!  See Rotarians "Up Their Game" in Mexico. For more photos and a daily account of how a "small but mighty" group of Rotarians and friends built an adult education centre in just 8 days, click here.  Daily updates from our 2019 are posted on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 5

And be sure to read about the International Award received by the Rotary Club of Parksville AM for their ongoing work in Mexico.

Projects from other parts of the world include the building of a corn mill in Sunyani, Ghana.
 
 
Rotary Supports Disaster Aid in Bahamas
The Rotary Club of Parksville AM has donated $3000 to Disaster Aid Canada in support of Hurricane Dorian disaster relief in the Bahamas.