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October 15 New Member Michael Blaxland presents at Whistler Museum

 Tuesday October 15th in our cozy Whistler Museum Michael Blaxland, sitting third from the left, has been coming to Whistler since the early 1970s after graduating from Dalhousie Law School. He  built for us a tale of making his way to British Columbia for a variety of reasons after law school:  spinning a web through life with his love of skiing, travel, law, fair mindedness and our land of opportunity in the wild west.  Michael elaborated on how he has now found himself sitting as an arbitrator or as some might describe adjudicator for many parties who require an intelligent, studied, forthright and fair minded minded individual notwithstanding his daily commitment in ski season to instructing. His global antics in France to the Far East in the early 1970's were great entertainment. Tales of skiing every nook and cranny on Whistler and Blackcomb were a thrill at times interspersed with his legal activities. What a fabulous way to spend a rainy Tuesday evening after prepping for the winter all day.
We were thrilled throughout Michael's bio that threaded across Canada then to France, the Far East and throughout every nook and cranny of Whistler and Blackcomb from 1978. Michael is well spoken and interesting having traveled far and wide, peppering his life with a deep humanitarian commitment thus we can hopefully wait for more adventure tales seasoned with his kindness.

Rotary observes World Polio Day

It's World Polio Day! The day when we reflect on the progress we have made against this horrible disease and reset our focus to eradicate it for good.  Rotary plays a major role with the Global Polio Initiative which is a global multi organization international effort to eradicate the disease.
On October 24th, World Polio Day, the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) is expected to declare poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) as globally eradicated. The declaration will be broadcast on the internet and viewers are welcome to follow the proceedings through a WebEx broadcast that will be available here.
Closer to home the Resort Municipality of Whistler has declared October 24th as World Polio Day and we thank the Mayor and Council for recognizing this important day.  A copy of the proclamation is on the left  (Please click image to read the proclamation).
The Rotary Club of Whistler will observe World Polio Day on October 29th during the club's regular meeting at the Whistler Museum. Resort Municipality of Whistler Mayor, Jack Crompton will present the Proclamation to the club.  In addition Brian Finlay District 5040 End Polo Now chair will make a presentation about the disease, the impact of the disease and the world wide fight to completely eradicate it. 
Upcoming Events
Business Meeting at WCSS 7:15 AM
WCSS 3rd Floor
Oct 22, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
PM World Polio Day Commemoration
Oct 29, 2019
5:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Evening - Museum - Cpl Jeff Witzke
Whistler Museum
Nov 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
TD Bank
Nov 07, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph Olympic Plaza
Olympic Plaza
Nov 11, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Meeting - AM - WCSS - Claire Mozes from CFOW
Whistler Community Services
Nov 12, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting - Evening - Museum - Erika Durlacker
Whistler Museum
Nov 19, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting at 5:30 PM TD Bank
TD Bank
Nov 21, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Meeting - Dinner Meeting/Social
Nov 26, 2019
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Evening - Museum - Elizabeth Tracey
Dec 03, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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