The Rotary Club of Chilliwack
The Order of Chilliwack was presented to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack by Mayor Clint Hames and Council as part of a surprise event held at the end of the Club’s regular meeting.
“This award is being presented to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack in recognition of the Club’s long history of making significant contributions toward the betterment of our community,” said Mayor Hames.
The Rotary Club of Chilliwack held its first meeting on February 23, 1934, and over the past 81 years the Club has initiated many community improvement projects, including expansions to Chilliwack General Hospital, assistance with the completion of the Chilliwack Coliseum, financial backing for the Rotary Swimming Pool, furnishings for Evergreen Hall, development of Pioneer Park, contributions to the Parkholm Lodge facilities, contribution of emergency vehicles, fundraising for the Youth Activity Centre, fundraising for Chilliwack Hospital’s CT Scanner, input in the development of the City of Chilliwack’s Official Community Plan, contributions to Townsend Park, funding for Heritage Village, RCMP bike safety patrol, contributions to the Rotary Trail system, and fundraising and construction of the Rotary Interpretive Centre at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve.
The Order of Chilliwack was established in 2001 and is an award granted by Chilliwack City Council to deserving citizens or groups in the community. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding achievements or long term contributions to the community.
The Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s extraordinary contributions to our community make it extremely deserving of the Order of Chilliwack award, being the City of Chilliwack’s highest honour.