Rotary’s 20th Annual Lobster Feast to Benefit the YIL
Rotary’s 20th Annual Lobster Feast to Benefit the Yukon Imagination Library
Whitehorse, Yukon – The Rendezvous Rotary Club of Whitehorse is holding its 20th Annual Lobster Feast on Friday, June 20 to benefit the territory’s Yukon Imagination Library family literacy initiative.
This year’s event will be held on the covered deck of MacBride Museum of Yukon History in downtown Whitehorse and will feature the usual attendee favourites such as fresh Atlantic lobster, barbeque ribs and a silent auction and will include several exciting new elements such as a live East Coast-inspired band.
“We feel that a fresh approach to this event best acknowledges Rendezvous Rotary Club’s incredible commitment to our community and specifically with this year’s Lobster Feast, to the Yukon Imagination Library and our efforts to raise awareness and funds for this important territory-wide family literacy initiative,” said Claire Derome, Yukon Imagination Library Chair and Rendezvous Rotary Club of Whitehorse member.
The Yukon Imagination Library is a volunteer-driven program that raises funds to provide all enrolled children in the Yukon with one free book per month from their birth to the age of five. The program was developed by country music legend Dolly Parton to help address low literacy rates in her home state of Tennessee and was adopted by the Rendezvous Rotary Club in 2007 for rural Yukon and in 2009 for children and families in Whitehorse.
“The Yukon Imagination Library distributed 15,000 books this year to 1,300 children, which represents 60 per cent of our territory’s pre-school children. With our fundraising initiatives, such as this year’s Lobster Feast, we aim to increase this statistic and expand our capacity to reach even more families with our program,” continued Derome.
The 20th Annual Lobster Feast will commence at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $60.00 per person and available at M&M Meat Shops in Whitehorse or online via the initiative’s new web site at www.yukonimaginationlibrary.ca.
For more information, please contact:
867.334.4770 or email@example.com
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