The End Polio Now Triathlon was held over a three day period starting October 22nd and wrapping up on October 24th, World Polio Day. The event was a surprising success, given the short two weeks where it came together, raising $1800 U.S. plus to go towards Polio eradication efforts. There was much awareness brought to the event, and polio itself, through great social media updates of how our traithloner were progressing and a trivia quiz presented to each aquafit class at Over the Deep End. Next year our president, Alisha, hopes to engage other community members and groups to participate in one of the three events and possibly kick off World Polio Day with a pancake breakfast.
Three events...running, swimming and cycling...were taken on by members of the Rotary Club as well as the community.
Brian Groot took on the running portion  and did a 24 hour run through the Rotary Memorial Trail.  Club members gathered at Alexander Park to send him off and Club President, Alisha Gleiser, was there to receive him at the finish line.  Over the Deep End and friends  assisted Judy McNeill in taking on the task of swimming 2400 lengths of the pool over a 24 hour period with each person swimming a hour at a time and spelling each other off.  The cycling leg of the triathlon was accomplished by Tom Enright who braved the elements and did four 24 km rides over a two day period. With unpredictable weather both Tom and Brian proved their commitment.