Rotary Centennial Garden at Maffeo Sutton Park

Nanaimo residents will soon have a new garden to visit in one of Nanaimo's most popular parks. Beginning in the new year, construction will begin for the Rotary Centennial Garden as a way to commemorate Nanaimo Rotary Club's 100 years of contributing to projects within Nanaimo. 

Nanaimo Rotarians contacted the City of Nanaimo back in 2016 to brainstorm ideas for a new project on the Nanaimo waterfront that could be implemented for the 100th anniversary in 2020 and would help create a legacy project to acknowledge their 100 years in Nanaimo.

The location at the north east corner of Maffeo Sutton park is currently an open green space, but over the next several months it will be transformed into a public garden inspired by the work and values of Rotary. These include:

-promoting peace
-fighting disease
-providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
-supporting mothers and children
-supporting education
-growing the local economies

The garden is inspired by the location - the shoreline. Its design will emulate the waves and ripples of the ocean, the logs that roll up on shore and the vegetation that grows along the beach edges. The design also incorporates plants and materials to reflect the intertidal coastline of Nanaimo.

Work will begin in the new year and will be completed by August 2020.

 
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  • Background

    Nanaimo Rotarians contacted the City of Nanaimo back in 2016 to brainstorm ideas for a new project on the Nanaimo waterfront that could be implemented for the 100th anniversary in 2020 and would help create a legacy project to acknowledge their 100 years in Nanaimo.

    Nanaimo Rotarians have a long history of improving local parks and facilities. Since 1920, they have assisted in the building and funding of projects, including a number of large scale projects, as well as the development of Bowen Park, Rotary Bowl and Track, gateways to Nanaimo, Rotary Field House and Northfield Park (now the Tourism Centre).

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