Posted on May 17, 2022
On behalf of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park Committee, Chair Irene Forcier, was pleased to recognize the valuable contribution to the project and, over the long term, to the club, Walt Hayward with his fifth international Paul Harris Fellow Award.
Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed US$1000 or more to The Rotary Foundation or, as in this case, may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self.
Walt Hayward receives his fifth Paul Harris Fellow Award from Irene Forcier, and the Ladner Rotary Splash Park Committee, for extraordinary service to the club and community, presented by Bob Silvester (left) and President Denis Denischuk
Irene says, "I have known Walt to contribute to many projects. He and Claudette opened their home to everyone. For our Club they hosted many BBQs, meetings and decorating parties. Walt provided contacts to include as helpers. He provided everything from the wine at the meetings to the tractor at the May Days parade. His help has been diversified. The impact and contribution to the Memorial Park projects (Rotary Splash Park/Christmas Lights) would not have been the same without him. He is a great idea man, a great committee contributor, a great troubleshooter, a great fundraiser and he constantly shows up with his 'game on'."
As Chair of the Splash Park Committee, Irene said she had witnessed Walt's dedication to the work of the committee, the Club and the Community. 
"For these and other reasons too numerous to mention," she says, "I am honored to provide a Paul Harris Fellow on behalf of the Rotary Splash Park Committee for Walt's dedication and unending support for our Rotary Club and the Community of Ladner"