Rotary Club Fulfills Promise – The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

Rotary Club Fulfills Promise - The Free Press Turns 115 years Old

  • Apr. 5, 2013 4:00 p.m.

April 5 1956

Free Press Files

Fernie Rotarians at their weekly luncheon held on Tuesday at the King Edward Hotel were able to complete an obligation taken on by the club four years ago.  When the artificial ice arena was decided upon the Rotary Club promised to donate the sum of $6,000 towards the cost. Tuesday saw President James White hand over the fourth and final cheque for $1,500 to Geo Turner, secretary of the Fernie Artificial Ice Finance Committee. The club has now fulfilled its obligation and completed the $6,000 payment.

In a short address to the club members the President brought out the fact that at the end of December, $37,000 had been contributed to the artificial ice fund, mostly by citizens pledges.

The president felt  a wonderful job had been done by the citizens of Fernie

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