The Rotary Club of Port Perry, in our endless pursuit of community care and do gooding, make

the following unfortunate and necessary announcements:

Due to the Covid 19 Virus, we are canceling our Rotary Spring Gala and the Port Perry Rotary

Waterfront Ribfest for 2020.

The Gala, held annually for the past 11 years, has raised over $400,000. We have every

expectation to resume our Spring Gala in 2021.

This year’s Port Perry Waterfront Ribfest was scheduled for the last weekend of July (24th,25th

and 26th). The current government projections are that self distance restrictions will likely still be

in place until August or September. Out of an abundance of care for our community and

partners, we have elected to cancel this event now and begin our preparation for 2021. We will

certainly miss the opportunity to celebrate with our town in our mid-summer festival. Since

inception, the Ribfest has raised over $200,000.

We realize the health and economic impact of the Covid 19 crisis is extreme. To help where we

can, we have donated $10,000 to Operation Scugog, our local food bank. We hope this will help

provide assistance during this crisis to those in need, and impacted by this disaster. We have

also donated $2000 to Community Care Durham (Scugog) to help with a new food packaging

and distribution program.

As we make these difficult decisions to cancel our fundraising efforts and pledge what we can to

assist our neighbours, we would certainly like to do more. If you find you have the ability to help

financially, please do. You might donate to either of the two noble institutions: Operation Scugog

or Community Care Durham (Scugog). You can also send funds to our Rotary Club and we will

find a way to help our community further. Donations made to the Rotary Club will receive a

charitable receipt. Please include your name, address, and phone number on all donations.

Addresses:

Operation Scugog

P.O. Box 353. Port Perry, ON, L9L1A4.

Community Care Durham (Scugog)

16100 Old Simcoe Road,

Port Perry,ON, L9L 1P3

908-985-8461

Rotary Club of Port Perry

P.O Box 711, Port Perry, ON, L9L1A6

Etransfers to: pprmerchant@gmail.com

Canadahelps.ca : search business number: 886285196RR0001 or Port Perry Rotary

With tremendous care and concern,

Michael Stewart

President

Your Rotary Club of Port Perry