This past week the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour gave a huge donation to the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society’s attempt to purchase the property that will eventually house the PODs Project in Pender Harbour. At the Rotary Clubs’ regular Friday meeting at the Madeira Park Legion, Rotary President Mike Price and Rotarians Dave Milligan and Richard Massullo with help from local MLA Nicolas Simons, presented the $10,000-cheque to Michael Jackson and Leanne Ennis of the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society. The PODS Project is mere days away from the deadline but Jackson thinks that securing sufficient funds will happen without issue. All thanks to generous donations like this one, which by the way will be matched by an anonymous donor.
In other news, the Pender Harbour Community Schools after-school Kids Fishing Club has started again. This free activity for kids age 5-12 has now begun its fourth year. The club was started on the suggestion of a parent who thought since Pender Harbour is home to so many fishermen, why not introduce the kids to fishing. The club was made possible by a huge donation of fishing rods and tackle from local dentist Robert Hynd, and by the generosity of Tom, who volunteers to run the club every week. Every Thursday the kids walk over to the Madeira Park Government Dock and cast their lines, delighting in the shiners they catch and the excitement of catching a fish. The Kids Fishing Club runs throughout the school year as long as the fish are around. After these few years, the club could use some updated equipment. Looking for donations of fishing rods and life jackets. If you have any to spare, please contact the Pender Harbour Community School.