This December will mark the second year in a row that the Moose Jaw Rotary Carol Festival has been cancelled in person due to COVID-19.
The Festival originated in 1945 featuring performances of school choirs. Soon after it started, the Moose Jaw Rotary Club supported the festival and eventually took it over in 1975.
The 3-day festival is a beloved tradition that aims to get everyone in the Christmas spirit while raising donations for the Moose Jaw Rotary Club.
Donations go towards the programs the Club supports in the community and globally such as the Rotary Track Club, Salvation Army, and the Food Bank.
In the spring, the Club is hoping to give the public a pool tournament at Dooly’s Billards & Lounge to look forward to.
Members of the Club are still meeting twice a month at the Heritage Inn. The last meeting occurred on November 15.
“We didn’t meet for awhile amidst COVID-19; we tried meeting virtually but because our members are older, that didn’t work very well. Now we meet twice a month at the Heritage Inn,” said Susan Hanna, a 12-year member and secretary of The Moose Jaw Rotary Club.
“We would like to increase our membership and continue to support the community.”
Those interested in joining the Moose Jaw Rotary Club can contact Susan Hanna at (306) 693-4480.