The Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside hosted their Third Annual Running of the Balls on October 22, 2022. The event involved rolling 1,000 balls down an obstacle course that represented areas of Nanaimo, BC. The route included navigating through the Metral Drive construction zone, the creatures of Buttertubs Marsh, through the earie Shady Mile, past the BC Ferries sailing wait, and finally through Mt. Benson’s rocky terrain. Three winners emerged victorious, receiving cash prizes and gift certificates to local restaurants.
The real winners are the children and families whose lives are improved through the programs that we can support through our event. We look forward to working with the groups in our community to bring back youth and family programs stronger than they ever were before. Some of the programs we have been able to support include: Loaves and Fishes, the Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO), Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club, Nanaimo Hospice, Nanaimo Science, the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society, and many more!
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and to our sponsors: Ron’s Drywall Ltd., Canadian Tire, Longwood Brewery, Nanaimo Golf Club, Lowe’s, Carlos O’Bryan’s, and Lusion Creative.