Club Love Affair With Mexico

When the Rotary Club of Parksville takes on a project, it’s a commitment!  Since 2014, Rotary Team Mexico has built six houses, a kindergarten, an adult education centre, a trades classroom, and an addition to a seniors’ centre.  For the past ten years, in partnership with Canadian charity Live Different, the Club has led a team consisting of Rotarians and their partners, Interact students and various friends of Rotary.

The latest chapter in this venture occurred in February of 2024 when 23 Rotary Team Mexico volunteers arrived in the small town of Vicente Guerrero in the northern Baja, the community where Live Different has established a home base and where the previous builds have all taken place.

The goal for this build was ambitious – two houses in five days.  But the team, consisting of Rotarians and friends, Live Different staff and the family members themselves, were dedicated and focused. At the end of one short week, two families were able to begin new lives in safe and secure homes.

For a photo retrospective on the 2024 build, click here.

Until next year …