FOCUS - MAY 2018 35 The Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad invites everyone to get your motors running on Saturday June 9. All monies raised go towards Prostate Cancer Research Awareness. This day promised to be fun-filled and includes breakfast, prizes, lunch, poker run and a scenic ride. There will be a gift for the first 250 riders! Pre-registration is Friday June 8 from 5 - 8 p.m. or Saturday morning from 7:30- 9:30 a.m. at the Scugog Recreation Centre, Pad 1 west side, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry. The opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. and kickstands up at 10 a.m. sharp. If you don’t ride, be sure to come out and wave to the hundreds of bikes and riders as they parade down Reach St., on to Simcoe St., to Queen St., down to Water St., past Palmer Park. 12thAnnualMotorcycleRideforDad-SaturdayJune9 Register or donate online at Chapter Name: Durham Year established: 2006 Number of Riders since inception: 2,351 Dollars to the cause (total net number since inception): $366,925 Dollars used for awareness 2017: $14,412 Research Facilities that received a cheque in the past year: Sunnybrook Research Institute Amount of cheque: $25,749 Rotarian Bob Strickert was Master of Ceremonies for the packed house on this night. Left to right: Rotary President Jim Jenkins places honourary pin on Dr. Bob Allin for receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, along with past President, Jim Brady. The annual Rotary Gala was held on April 21 at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club and once again, it truly was a gala! A silent and live auction with an array of splendid items to bid on. Also, raffles galore; a vintage wine raffle, basket raffle, pyramid of beer raffle and a diamond pendant raffle! The dinner was superb and the Rotary is appreciative of all the sup- port received, as all money raised goes towards fulfilling their $150,000 commitment to the new Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham. Thank you Scugog! A wonderful meal of summer salad, prime rib of beef with potatoes and vegetables was served, and for dessert - sticky toffee pudding. PHOTOS BY MARYANN FLEMING