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“A Life that Made a Difference”
 
The Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground officially opened on August 25th, 2019. 
Built in memory of 32-year-old RCMP Constable, Sarah Beckett, who was killed by a drunk driver in the line of duty on April 5, 2016 the new playground is a special place for families to come together.   
The Rotary Club of West Shore spent 2019 fundraising to meet the $250,000 goal to build the playground. Funds came from the Club’s Annual Lobster Fest and BBQ’s at different events and from the Community who graciously donated tens of thousands of dollars through the Buy A Brick Campaign. 
We are proud of the community for coming together to create this space to remember Sarah’s sacrifice.
This years sold out Lobsterfest was a huge success!  Almost 250 people joined together at the Legion to enjoy a good old fashion East Coast Kitchen party.  Friends new and old enjoyed a delicious, fresh Lobster dinner followed by an action packed dessert auction where thousands of dollars were raised auctioning off cakes & desserts from local bakeries.  A few brave souls participated in the Screeching In Ceremony to become honorary Nefoundandlanders! 
 
All of the money raised throughout the evening totaled $20,000 which will all be donated to the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground at City Centre Park.
 
Thank you to our sponsors: The City of Langford, West Shore RCMP, Langford Fire Rescue, Island Pet Source Langford, South Island Home Team, Qualis Builders & Accent Refrigeration.  Also a huge thank you to our hosts The Langford Legion, this event wouldn't have been possible without them! 
 
 
 
We invite you to heighten your life by joining us. We laugh, learn and work together.  We are from many business, professional, service and not-for-profit backgrounds.  We love to cook-up new ideas to do good in the world.
 
Our local programs include literacy, a children's therapy room, the RCMP's community van and a children's playground. Our international initiatives include a school for girls in Malawi and orphanage in Haiti. 
 
For more info email our President, David Stocks: rotarydavid@telus.net. He'd love to talk to you about the benefits of joining us!  Visit the website www.helpforhaiti.ca .
 
Donations to Haiti Orphanage Project
To learn more and to donate to the Divine Hand Orphanage in Haiti, go to Divine Hand Orphanage and DONATE or mail your donation to Rotary Club of WestShore, PO Box 28016, RPO Westshore, 2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5E3
 

HOOP FEST 2018

On Saturday, November 3, at Royal Bay Secondary school Westshore Rotary and the Warriors U13 & U15 girls basketball club held it's third annual Hoop Fest.  During this event, Rotary members provided a pancake breakfast while the girls from the basketball teams and community members shot hoops to raise funds.  Ten hoops for $20.  Each successful throw got the donor's name entered into a draw for tickets to "The King and I".

Thank you to our sponsors and the many community members who sponsored the girls basketball team to toss the basketballs.  Over $3500 was raised by the Westshore Rotary for this event.  Funds raised went towards community groups and to the Divine Hand Orphanage in Haiti.

Look for this event again in November 2019.

 
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