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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Steveston Hotel
12111 3rd Avenue
Richmond (Steveston), BC  V7E 3K1
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 The Steveston Rotary Club once again demonstrated "Service Above Self” as they hosted 160 Steveston seniors for a free Christmas turkey dinner at the Steveston Community Centre Sunday.  This is their 8th year cooking and serving the local folks who were most appreciative of the meal and the Carol sing, with gifts presented by  “Santa” Bob Jones escorted by Sgt. Paul Poloz in his Red Serge, both members of Steveston Rotary Club.


Our guests for this morning's meeting were David Kimpton from Home Health Care Services and Cathy Bayley from Richmond Orchestra & Chorus.
There will be no meeting on Tuesday 11th November due to Remembrance Day Holiday.
This morning we were joined by an immensely funny and entertaining Rotarian, auctioneer and chaplain - Patrick Grant. Originally hailing from Montreal, he regaled us with stories from his youth about lost love in Richmond, to his humble beginnings as a chaplain in a hospital and church. After studying at auctioneer school in Billings, MT, in his words, he used to pray "for", now he preys "on" his flock. He now runs a successful event auction enterprise in Skagit valley and was kind enough to demonstrate his silky auditory skills to auction off a set of tickets to Beatlemania at the Hard Rock Casino, won by highest bidder, Peter Mitchell.

A great presentation by David Kimpton from Health & Home Care Society of BC about the Meals on Wheels program. 


Entertaining meeting and CPR demo from Mark Kowalski of Life Consultants.



Thanks to all that came out and supported this fun fundraiser!!!

2014 Winners 

Trip to Maui for 4 people courtesy of Cubeit Portable Storage - #2164 C. Walker

Charbroil 40,000 BTU BBQ courtesy of London Drugs - #1077 L. Wright

River Rock Stay and $250 Tramonto's Restaurant Gift Certificate - #3593, C. Milot

Vancouver Whale Watch Trip - #1065 S. Geldart

Splash Toys Gift Certificate - #2230 





It's back! Bigger and better than ever.

Mark it on your calendars. Friday 25th April @ 7pm

Our favourite restaurants and wineries will be dazzling us with their wares in addition to some fresh new tastes from some excellent craft brewers.

Tickets $60 available online 

or in person: 

Steveston Smiles Dental - 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-277-1131

G&F Financial Seafair - 120-8900 No. 1 Rd 604-419-8888

The Rotary Club of Steveston, McMath Interact Club and all our volunteers are looking forward to our annual Seniors Christmas Luncheon this Saturday (Dec 14th) at the Steveston Community Centre

Just a heads up for those interested in our meeting schedule over the holiday season.



Time flies when you are having fun and this summer was a busy one for the Rotary Club of Steveston!

We'd like to make a huge THANK YOU to those that helped us out at the RCMP Musical Ride at Twin Oaks Equestrian Centre!


Twin Oaks and the Cavanaugh Family, and Trevor, Wendy Graham and the staff of Twin Oaks

Steveston Seafood House (Shane & Jamie Dagan)

Sip Wines (Simon Wosk)

and the Food Trucks who donated part proceeds to the Rotary Club

The Kaboom Box, Urban Wood Fired Pizza, East European Dessert, Taste Grindz and White Spot

and to our Ticket Sales supporters at G & F Financial Group Branches near No1 Road and Francis and No 3 Road and Westminster Hwy



Join us as we cleanup our beautiful waterfront in Steveston

Date: Saturday, September 21st

Where: Waterfront between No 1 Rd and Bayview to the Britannia Heritage Shipyard

When: 9am

Checkin: Pumpstation across from Starbucks

The event is rain or shine and a big group ensure we get it done quickly and likely in under an hour.  We will have latex gloves, bags and tracking sheets for you to use!  See you there.



The Duck Race was a HUGE Success  - thanks to all those people and business that came out and supported the race and helped us all the way!  What a GREAT community we live in!

The winning ducks and ticket holders were!
Maui Family Vacation - #4783, M. Glavina
River Rock Hotel and Restaurant Package - #4714, J. Little
Vancouver Aquarium Family Membership - #4760, J. Bowerman
Splash Toys Gift Certificate - #5518, V Waelpoel
Vancouver Whale Watch Certificate - -#5171, M Kwienton
Vancouver Whale Watch Certificate - #4223, N. Atcheler

You will be contacted shortly to make arrangements to receive your prize!




You can run, but you can't hide. Watch this. The Duck Race is on Sat Aug 10th.


Duck Race Tickets On Sale at the Farmers Market this Sunday 4th August 10am-3pm


Tickets on SALE here with cash only!

Splash Toys , 3580 Moncton Street, Richmond BC

Gulf and Fraser Financial, West Richmond Branch, 8900 No. 1 Road, Richmond



Local Senior please come out and enjoy lunch on us as we BBQ some burgers and goodies on Saturday, June 22nd at 1pm.  The event will be at the Steveston Community Centre.

Please pre-register with Peter Mitchell at 604-277-8882 as space is capped at about 150 seniors.

Thanks and we look forward to see you!


Just a little taste of the amazing work we support through the Rotary Foundation!

Local McMath student Femi Tunde-Oladepo edged out thousands of other entrants in the essay contest and presented at the Quesnel District Conference earlier this month.


We'd love to thank all those that participated and contributed to the success and memories of the 11 Cst Jimmy Ng Memorial Hockey Tournaments.  The tournament has instilled the great memories of Cst Jimmy Ng and the consequences of street racing.  Over the 11 years approximately $60,000 was raised for the RCMP D.A.R.E. program.

We pass on our supports and thanks to the Ng Family along with our founding partners in the event,

Richmond RCMP

Steveston Harbour Authority

Richmond Review

Royal Marine Search and Rescue - formerly the Coast Guard Auxillary

Please click: Photo recap and thank you of this years Memorial Tournament *you may need to close the Adobe pop up window by hitting the X in the top right corner




A great event for the whole family! Conveniently located at Twin Oaks Equestrian Centre at the sound end of No. 3 Road near the South Arm of the Fraser River.

Buy tickets online here 




In Memory of all the great work and service Cst. Jimmy Ng provided to our community, we are proud to hold the 11th Annual Memorial Road Hockey Tournament on May 25th.  The event will be at the Thompson Community Centre and we hope to see you there.  For Team Registration please contact Peter Mitchell 604.277.8882 or





It's back!  The ever popular Wine and Dine Event is back with more great BC Wines and fantastic complement of local Restaurants bringing out their best food samplings!  This standup event is always popular and the venue, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, is everything we love about Steveston.


  See flier for details or contact 604-277-1131


The Rotary Club of Steveston's 2012 Santa Parade, through the streets of Steveston village, was a tremendous success.

Not only did everyone, both young and old, have a good time, but a great deal of food was donated (by people on the route) to the Richmond Food Bank.

Also, we collected donations of cash on the route, which amounted to $356.00; this will be passed on to the Richmond Food Bank. 

Well done to everyone involved and...Merry Christmas!



The Rotary Club of Steveston continues its challenging schedule with the many projects and activities scheduled for 2012-2013 . Our members have attended the District Assembly, District Conference, Zone Conference, Rotary Leadership Institute training courses and Future Vision presentations.

For various reasons, five long standing (if not charter) members of the club did not renew their membership in 2012-13.  Although their decisions had been flagged to the current President in 2011-12, it was particularly sad to see the following members leave the club:

Barb Bradey

PP Bob Butterworth

PP Sally Houston

PP Bill McNulty

PP Jim Toogood

All of the above have been made Honorary Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Steveston.

In July there was a club questionnaire, completed by 80% of active members. The results of the questionnaire were fed back to the Board and the general membership and formed the basis of the club policies for 2012-13. 

The Rotary Club of Steveston continues to support local church facilities to provide community meals, specifically with  St. Alban’s and Gilmore Park.

The Club also provides bursaries for post secondary education and supports a large Interact Club at McMath Secondary School.

Fundraising  to provide assistance to the many community and international projects requires a great deal of time and effort by our members. The major annual fundraising projects are:

Steveston Seafood and Wine Festival

Jimmy Ng Ball Hockey Tournament

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...and the Club is looking into creating a Rotary Club of Steveston Duck Race, to be inaugurated in August 2013.

The Club continues to be very active in the community.  Activities include the shoreline cleanup, donation of Christmas hampers, an annual BBQ and Christmas Lunch for Senior Citizens, the Santa Parade, the provision of dictionaries to local schools and, last but not least, acting like pirates at the annual Canada Day/Salmon Festival.

The Rotary Club of Steveston is also involved in the international arena include funding for polio, school facilities in Trinidad and Tobago and literacy learning facilities with First Nation Communities in BC.

Last but not least, the Rotary Club of Steveston adopted ‘Clubrunner’ as the platform for its new website; this not only brought the Club into line with other Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 5040, if not the BC Lower Mainland, but the move to 'Clubrunner' will aid tremendously in the administration of the Club. The old Rotary Club of Steveston website has been linked to the new one as an archive. 



The Rotary Club of Steveston is hosting a free CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR SENIORS 65+ on Sunday December 16th from 1pm at the Steveston Community Centre.  Transportation is available.  You MUST register in advance as seating is limited.  Call Peter at (604) 277-8882



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