It’s ‘Mackinac’ breakfast this Saturday

Rotary Club continues with tradition, starting at 7 a.m.

File photo from the 2015 Rotary Club pancake breakfast. The 2016 event is this Saturday at Waterfront Park in Point Edward.

This Saturday (July 14, 2016), the Rotary Club of Sarnia continues a tradition of serving a pancake breakfast for charity that goes back to 1982.

It’s the club’s Pancake Breakfast and it coincides with the motoring out to Lake Huron of an informal fleet of sail boats heading to the start of the Port Huron to Mackinac race (officially the 2016 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race).

Breakfast is being served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children.

The Rotary Club is partnering with Bluewater Trails to provide safe, supervised care of bicycles, which obviously gives those wanting to combine a little exercise with the offsetting ingestion of pancakes another reason to head down to Waterfront Park in Point Edward, adjacent to the Blue Water Bridges.

Organizers recommend buying a ticket ahead of time. Doing so (while not a requirement) allows you to join an “express line” for breakfast.

Breakfast tickets are available for purchase at several locations, including Pathways Health Centre for Children, Manley’s and Haines Printing.

Another option is to call (519) 542-3471 for tickets.

For years, Sarnia and area residents have given an enthusiastic send off to the many sailing boats as they set off for Mackinac Island.

The Rotary Club uses all proceeds raised by the pancake breakfast to benefit local initiatives, including a $1 million pledge to Bluewater Health and a $600,000 pledge to Pathways Health Centre for Children.

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