Posted by Neil Walford on Sep 08, 2019
 
Toronto Twilight joined other district 7070 clubs on Sunday morning for the annual Rotary Walk Foundation in support of the Foundation's Annual Programs Fund.
 
A lively mix of sunshine and crisp autumn air greeted walkers at Etobicoke's Humber College, Lakeshore Campus.  Rotarians had the option of a longer waterfront trek through Colonel Samuel Smith park, or a quick 2 km stroll to get a sample of the park's beauty.   
TTRC members Nick, Tess, Neil, Diane, and Kelsey spent the morning volunteering at the registration booth.  For several hours Sunday morning the club greeted other Rotarians, registered participants by club, took down dietary needs, handed out maps, and networked with familair faces from all corners of the district.
 
The Foundation Walk also featured a heartfelt tribute to the late Bill Patchett, whose work as past District Governer and Foundation Chair inspired so many Rotarians.  Bill was a  tireless community builder and master fundraiser who increased Foundation donations to over $830,000 during his time as Chair.  The 2019-20 campaign for Foundation Donations is therefore called "A Mill for Bill" in an effort to get donations to topple the one million dollar mark.
 
TTRC was well represented with approximately a quarter of our club coming out on a beautiful Sunday morning and fulfilling an important volunteeering role.  The club can be proud of its involvement in this year's Rotary Foundation Walk, and with some hard work the district can reach a million dollars in donations to honour the legacy of Bill Patchett.