Posted by David Andrews on Sep 16, 2016

For several years now, the members, families and friends of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood have participated in the pancake days at the Purple Woods Conservation area during their annual Maple Syrup Festival. And this year was no exception as the Rotary Club pitched in to help with the panacke serving and cleanup for two days during the 2016 March break.

This was the 41st year that the Central Lake Ontario Conservation has operated the Maple Syrup Festival with more than 9,900 people attending this year.

For their efforts, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood received a cheque for $1,304.96 for their efforts, from Chris Darling, CLOCA's Chief Administrative Officer, on September 12.

We enjoy working with the Rotary Club of Oshawa-parkwood and always appreciate their dedication and hard work, in our community”, Mr. Darling said.

This money will be used to support the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and their work, here in Oshawa, and throughout the world,” added David Andrews, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, now in its 40th year, has assisted many organizations in the city, which include Lakeridge Health-Oshawa, the R.S.McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, many Oshawa senior citizens services, organizations that assist handicapped adults, the Grandview Children’s Centre, U.O.I.T., Durham College, YMCA, and the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region, just to name a few.

Past President Robbie Larocque, Rotary chair of the event said, “Our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood members and their families enjoy working with Central Lake Ontario Conservation for the two days, during the Festival with the making, serving and the clean up associated with the pancake days at Purple Woods, each and every year”.

L to R: Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Past President Robbie Larocque receives cheque from Chris Darling, CLOCA Chief Administration Officer for Rotary's support at the 2016 Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival