Wave the flag for Rotary projects

Patriotic fundraiser raises money for initiatives at home and abroad

Oak Bay High principal Dave Thomson with students Nikki Frazer (left)

Show your national pride while supporting service projects at home and abroad with the return of a popular program from Oak Bay Rotary.

The Rotary-sponsored Interact Club of Oak Bay is selling subscriptions for the 2016 Canada Flag Program to support both local and international service projects.

The club receives a $10 commission for every subscription sold. Since 2013, the Rotary Club of Oak Bay-sponsored Canada Flag Program has provided Canadian flags to subscribers for three summer long-weekends: Victoria Day (May 19 to 24); Canada Day (June 30 to July 5); and Labour Day (Sept. 1 to 6).

Flag subscribers pay an annual fee of $50 and local Rotarians deliver flags. Last year Rotary’s flag program had more than 250 flag subscribers and the target for this year is 325.

The Interact Club of Oak Bay celebrates 25 years of community service this year.

Interact is for young people ages 12 to 18 and every club carries out two service projects per year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.

To support student service projects at Oak Bay High School, contact the Rotary Club of Oak Bay and subscribe to the 2016 Canada Flag Program. Contact Joan Peggs, 250-598-1716, Jim Force, 250-592-8324, or Rod Sim, 250- 595-1500.

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