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Home of Richard And Maralyn Bowness
344 A Stewart Rd
Shortts Lake, NS  B0N 2J0


The annual summer social this Sunday (Aug 25th) will be relocate to the home of Laurie and Mike Sandeson at 3767 Highway 236, Lower Truro, B6L 1J6 starting at noon. Bring your family and your pot luck contribution for a fun afternoon at the farm.  There might be a wagon ride. 

Thank you Laurie and Mike for stepping in for this event.
Arrangements for the Swim for Polio will be not be changed. It will start at 9:30 am from the dock at the Bowness home at 344 A Stewart Rd Shortts Lake, NS B0N 2J0 as originally intended. Swimmers will be ferried across the lake and swim back to the same dock. 

The Annual Summer Social that will be hosted at the Bowness home on Shortt's Lake again this year and will immediately follow the Swim for polio (about 11:00am). You don't have to take part in the swim if you don't want to but you are welcome to come, bring you children and friends and cheer the swimmers on.

We're hoping for a big turnout for the social.  As the social is potluck, please bring your favourite snack, main dish, salad or dessert. 

The 6th annual  "Swim for Polio" at Shortt's Lake on Sunday, August 25th will start at  9:30 am.

Richard will take swimmers across the lake and accompany them back. (Meet at Bowness' a little before 9:30 am). You can be on the boat as a spotter if you are not swimming.

Organizing team

Laurie, Lydia, Richard plus the cheering team!

For those that are swimming or supporting those who are, there are two ways to donate:

  1. On-line at  Rotarians can sign in with their Rotary credentials while making their donationThis ensures that your donation will count toward your Paul Harris recognition.  Non Rotarians can contribute as “guests”.  In either case, donors should select the “Polio Fund” as they work through their donations. There are other causes listed.  Major credit cards are accepted and you will receive a tax receipt by email.  Be sure to tell one of the swimmers that you have supported them in this way to that a total can be allocated to the project.
  2. Give your donation to one of the swimmers or solicitors as a cheque (made out to the Rotary Club of Truro) or as cash. For donations more than $25, once the Club has forwarded the donation to the Rotary Foundation, you will receive a tax receipt directly from them.  Your full name and address is required for the club to be able to complete this process.  Incomplete information will mean that tax receipts may be delayed or not issued.

Thank you for your support of the Rotary Club of Truro’s Swim for Polio 2019.