What an eventful fall this year! We have enjoyed several events recently that have all had an impact. In September we ran our third “Drive-in-movie-night”.
This year we roasted a whole pig and showed the movie “Flawless”. We run these nights as fundraisers for the South Cowichan Rotary Club. With the grate bar-b-cue built by Helmut Eckhardt and a wonderful tasting pig from Cowichan Valley Meat Market and Quist Farms.
Funds were raised to purchase a “Shelter Box” and we managed to raise enough to purchase 1 ½ boxes. These boxes are filled with tents and equipment to look after a family of 10 in the case of a disaster. South Cowichan Rotary has purchased more than 47 of these so far.
Thousands of these Shelter Boxes have been distributed throughout the world to many disasters over the last few years. For info check out www.shelterbox.ca This site has short videos and information on the program and the deployment to date.
We charged $35 per person and the group enjoyed appetizers, wine, pig roast and dessert. It was so well received we have already started planning next years. One thing that made this year so special was the support we received from Dave Quist who along with Calvin came to the event with platters of spiced sausages and then helped us carve the pig. This was above and beyond and we really appreciate their community spirit. The pig roaster that we have built is available for rent from South Cowichan Rotary check with Peter at the store if you are interested in holding your own pig roast.