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Nanaimo Daybreak is a member of Mid Island World Community Service Group (MIG)

Formed in 2007 and consisting of 21 Rotary Clubs on Vancouver Island; from South Cowichan in the south to Port Hardy in the north; meeting every 4 to 6 weeks.

Accomplishments – Over the past 6 years, completed 21 projects in 10 countries to the amount of $512,000 USD. Projects focused on Literacy, Water, Sanitation, Medical, Power Supply, Security and Starting and Maintaining a small business, such as sustainable market gardening, fish farming and raising poultry.


Our International Service Committee supported a Service Project in Guatemala, in the villages around Lake Atitlan, about 200 km NW of Guatemala City.

Our primary project was to install 20 improved “Onil” wood cookstoves and support the building of 20 latrines in a village called La Cruz, part of San Lucas Toliman.

Our team consisted of Daybreak Rotarians Ron Blank, Patrick Maguire and his lovely wife Maura, Parksville Sunrise Rotarian David Sheppherd, and Ladysmith Rotarians John & Mary Mulrooney.  Jacqueline Mealing, Rotary Oak Bay with 21 years of experience in Guatemala and acted as our site advisor, translator and guide to our project.

The team arrived in Guatemala and we all moved to the nearby city of Antigua. After a pleasant stay in a private home, we went in a hired van for the three hour trip to San Lucas, Toliman Province, where we were ensconced into Hotel Toliman.


Our continuing support for the Public School in Sunyani Ghana has resulted in Daybreak now providing 15 whiteboards for classrooom instruction.  Fun & funds were generated by the fellowship event of painting the fences at Jaap & Francines home.

Additional monies were contributed by our Club members, and Nanaimo North  Rotarian Doug Pearson.

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