Summerland Kiwanis to focus on cancer initiatives

Word circulated that the Summerland Kiwanis Club might be closing down. This was only a rumour.

Dear Editor:

Word circulated that the Summerland Kiwanis Club might be closing down.

This was only a rumour.

It you wish to have the world-famous pancake breakfast as part of your activities please contact the Kiwanis Club.

Kiwanis Club activities continue with many community projects including

o Read-to-Me program, 15 years

o Senior housing, 20 years

o Bursaries and scholarships, 20 years

o SADI

o Blossom pag-eants

Three years ago the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis District (clubs from Alaska to Northern California) initiated a program to select medical doctors to take a three-year specialist fellowship in children’s cancer.

Following the completion they would return as specialists to their home communities.

All money raised through the local Kiwanis Club will go to the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

During April 2012 the Summerland Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program (KCCP) committee will make available special activities to invite interested people to learn about how they may help.

Please watch for future announcements. We need you.

John Tamblyn

Kiwanis committee chair

Summerland