Formed in 2014, the Ballenas Interact Club continues to attract an enthusiastic and compassionate group of young people, giving us all hope for our future and the future of Rotary.

Interact members participate annually in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program, developing their skills as leaders while having fun and making connections.

Projects undertaken in 2023-24 have included:

  • Christmas Gift Shoe Box campaign
  • Personal hygiene bags for the unsheltered in our community
  • KIVA loans for budding business owners in the developing world
  • Fundraising through recycling at Ballenas
  • Mexico Spring Break – 8 Interact students will be helping to build a home in the Baja, Mexico
  • Legacy Project – a second flag pole at the school

Members of the Ballenas Model UN Club are also dedicated volunteers at the Parksville Rotary weekly Bottle Drop. 

The Rotary Club of Parksville provides two scholarships to graduating Ballenas students, one for academic studies, the other for trades.  The Darryl Craig Award is also presented annually, providing Paul Harris recognition to an exemplary student.