From left to right: Bev Haluschak (Rotary liaison to Correlieu Interact), Lucy Jesperson (Correlieu Jazz Band), Simon Turner (2019-20 Rotary Club president), Petrie Neave (2018-19 Rotary Club president), Shawn Smith, and Lexi Plante (Correlieu Jazz Band) with the tuba.

Rotary Club of Quesnel donates nearly $8,600 to Correlieu Jazz Band

The funds raised came from this year’s Diamond Calcutta and Seniors’ Expedition to Barkerville

For many years now, Shawn Smith has been developing young musical talent throughout School District 28 in his role as music teacher at Correlieu Secondary School.

Having made the decision to designate funds raised at our final Diamond Calcutta this year to Correlieu Jazz Band, Rotary looked to Smith to identify instruments and/or equipment that would most benefit the school music program in general.

After careful deliberation, Smith recognized the big holes that could be filled, literally, by investing in a double bass and a tuba.

At the Rotary lunchtime meeting of Nov. 7, cheques totalling nearly $8,600 were presented to Smith, thanks to the ladies who attended Diamond Calcutta in May and to the money given to Rotary by participants in the club’s Seniors Expedition to Barkerville in September.

Rotary Club of Quesnel greatly appreciates the support of our activities and events that enable it to make such great community investments!

— Submitted by Rotary Club of Quesnel

READ MORE: Local seniors encouraged to sign up quickly for Barkerville bus trip



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