The Rotary Club of Squamish is urging the community to gift a Stawamus Chief puzzle to friends and loved ones this holiday season.
All proceeds will go towards the community projects that Rotary supports, with a focus on a new Youth Hub in the community.
The local service club provides thousands of dollars every year to various needs, projects and programs in the community. However, due to COVID-19, their main fundraiser – Duck in a Truck – was cancelled.
Rotary was concerned about how it would support the many community groups and needed to find a COVID-friendly way to raise some money.
The community service chair of Rotary, Vicki Haberl, came up with an idea.
“Like many people, I was enjoying doing puzzles during the pandemic, and it struck me that a puzzle might be a fun thing to produce and sell,” she said.
Haberl roped in fellow Rotarian Michael Kanka who provided a stunning image of the Stawamus Chief, taken from Nexen Beach. Haberl then found a company that was willing to support the initiative and created the unique puzzles.
The puzzle can be pre-ordered online at www.squamishrotary.com for the early-bird discount price of $29.75.
The early bird price is in effect until Thursday, December 10, after which the price goes up to $35 for one puzzle, or $31.50 each for two or more puzzles.
“The puzzle is a high-quality 1,000-piece puzzle, 70 X 50 cm. It is suitable for adults and older children,” Haberl says.
The funds raised through the sale of puzzle will go towards several local and global initiatives the Rotary is known for.