Rotary broom busters issue challenge to others

It’s broom busting time in the Alberni Valley and the Port Alberni and Arrowsmith Rotary clubs are challenging the community to help out.

Iain Mac Kenzie

Iain Mac Kenzie

It’s broom busting time in the Alberni Valley and the Port Alberni and Arrowsmith Rotary clubs are challenging the community to help out.

“Rotary has been doing this for the past three years,” Kenn Whiteman of the Arrowsmith Rotary Club said. The two Rotary clubs spent several hours on Saturday morning cutting down or “busting” broom near West Coast General Hospital.

“Broom is taking over and if we don’t address it now we’re going to have to address it later,” Whiteman said.

The Rotary clubs are issuing a challenge to other community groups to tackle the broom around town.

The Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley will be broom busting at Dry Creek Park on Thursday, May 14 starting at 6 p.m. and the Alberni Deep Space Port Association will be cutting down some broom by the SPCA at 4936 Broughton Street. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, visit www.broombusters.org.

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