Rotary clubs take to the Avenue to eradicate polio

Donations accepted at tables in Oak Bay next week

Members of the Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria are setting up shop along Oak Bay Avenue next week as part of World Polio Day.

The internationally recognized day is Oct. 24 and aims to bring to light the disease that still affects people all over the world.

The clubs will have tables at four locations on the Avenue on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct. 24 to 26) from noon to 2 p.m. to accept donations for the cause, which buys immunizations for kids.

Also, on Monday, the clubs are holding an End Polio Now Light-up at the northwest corner of Hampshire Road and Oak Bay Avenue, next the the Scotiabank, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted there as well.

For more information, visit rotary.org or polioeradication.org.