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Castlegar Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
or 11:30AM - Check our Calendar
For Meeting Times & Location
Via ZOOM or In Person
Castlegar, BC
Home Page Stories
July 22nd meeting we presented two students with scholarships, had a fantastic presentation about the Pass Creek fair grounds by Rick and Donna Smith and presented member Fred Hughes with a special gift.  Click Read More for more pictures
President Mystery Dinner started with drinks on the Brilliant Suspension Bridge and ended with a wonderful 3 course meal at the 19th Hole Restaurant.  Fun was had by all 34 guests.  See more pictures by clicking Read More.
Shown in the photo is Fred Hughes, 50/50 Raffle Committee Chair, presenting $1,500 cheques to representatives from the Castlegar SPCA, Castlegar Hospice Society and the Food Feast Group. The cheques represented proceeds from the Clubs 50/50 Ticket Raffle and Rotary Bingo.
The Deadline to Participate Has Been Extended to March 12th 2021
How would you like to enjoy a wine tasting in the comfort and safety of your own home. Our Club is organizing such an event for March 27th 2021.
Deadline to buy tickets for this ZOOM delivered Wine Tasting is March 5th 2021. This allows us time to get the wine ordered and delivered. 
Full details follow.
Darlene, Rhonda, Geri, Mike & Brenda with their granddaughter planting tulip bulbs that Communities in Bloom purchased from our Polio Plus fundraiser.  Click on link to see more pictures
Magic show by Robert Macrae, Halloween Treat Creation by Wanita Hunter-Oglow, Scary Story from Gerry Rempel plus costume competition and pumpkin carving competition.  Click on link to see lots more great pictures.
Rotary Club Sao Luis Joao Paulo from Brazil presented on the colaborated Interact project that brought Interactors from the Castlegar Sunrise and Castlegar Evening Club together to build an addition onto the local school.  You can see part of the presentation on our facebook page and For many more pictures please click on Read More...
On August 14th, Kimberly Mamos from the Humble Bean Coffee Shop discussed her business as well as presented us with her coffee and treats.  We also had all five scholarship recipients attend and speak at our meeting.  We also initiated our two new members, Tricia Pujos-Michel and Eva Hernandez.  Click on Read More for more pictures
July 30th meeting started at City Hall at 5pm.  We did a tour of the downtown sculptures and then had beverages out the Library Amphitheatre space.  Click Read More to view more pictures.
Mark your calendars! On July 23rd at 7:00 AM we will be having Leeza Zurwick, owner of Happy Gut, give a presentation on how Probiotics can help your gut stay healthy.
 Our members will be attending this presentation via ZOOM and we will also broadcast her presentation on Facebook for interested parties at  
Leeza Zurwick is the founder of Happy Gut, a company specialized in water kefir products. The company grows and sells water kefir grains, along with starter kits for people to make their own, and bottled water kefir beverages.
Happy Gut operates on Leeza’s family farm in Ootischenia and she has made it her company mission to hire people with disabilities.
Water kefir is a fermented probiotic beverage which is good for your gut, healthy and delicious. It’s an under-the-radar cousin to kombucha, but much faster to make, and tastier. One of the greatest challenges has been to introduce this relatively unknown product to the marketplace so Leeza focuses on teaching about gut health, the necessity of consuming fermented foods and how to brew your own water kefir.
Previous to Happy Gut, Leeza was a special needs educator and was employed by school district 20. Happy Gut sent Leeza on an entirely new and enthusiastic trajectory which caused her to learn about creating a sustainable business, making it profitable and surviving the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur. Today, Happy Gut products are sold across Canada and the US and was featured on Dragon's Den in 2019.
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On July 2nd at 11:30 AM we will be having Dr. Katherine Oldfield give a presentation on “Immune Competence and Our Microbiome - Who, What and Why you want this now”.
Our members will be attending this presentation via ZOOM and we will also broadcast her presentation on Facebook for interested  parties at 
Dr Oldfield notes that as we begin to open up BC and mingle with more folks, optimizing our immune system is a timely topic. In the Kootenays we have local food, wonderful gardens and plenty of room to roam in the outdoors. This is a perfect setting for working on your immune system.
Dr Oldfield will cover, a quick recap of how our immune system work, important takeaways to improve immune function, how and why it's important to improve diet & incorporate local, homegrown and fermented foods, decrease stress, get adequate exercise, and optimize our gut biome and important nutrients and herbs.
Dr Redfield notes that this is not a talk about COVID-19 or treatments for COVID-19. Rather, this is to help empower you to improve your immune system.
This morning (June 25th) we had our first in person meeting since the start of the pandemic.
At an outdoor location where we recognized physical distancing it was a joy to see members we haven’t seen in a while. An advance team sanitized the seating and tables, and there were hand sanitizers available at each table.
Based on this successful meeting, we will be scheduling further outdoor meetings along with our ZOOM meetings. Check our calendar for more details on meeting times and locations.
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