“End Polio Now” Flag Raising


This week on World Polio Day, I was pleased to join Mayor Watson, the Stittsville Rotary Club, and some of my Councillor colleagues in raising the “End Polio Now” flag above City Hall.


Since 1985, Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred. When India went off the list of endemic countries in 2012, we took one more step toward eradicating a human disease from the earth for only the second time in history.


I would like to thank the Rotary program for all that they have done to help build awareness and raise funds for efforts toward the prevention of this terrible disease.


For more information and to get involved, please visit https://www.endpolio.org/ or https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/end-polio