Posted by John Chan on May 10, 2019
Incoming President of the Rotaract Club of Yaletown, Paramith Radrappa, receives his pin from Incoming District 5040 Governor, Bala Naidoo at the Rotaract installation dinner on May 10. Rotaracters are known for their tremendous energy and enthusiasm,  and this evening was no exception.
Welcome to our new Rotaract leaders! John Chan 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on May 02, 2019
Guest speaker Joel Harrison of Methodic Content teaches us about the 4 relationship circles of connections in a nonprofit: Advocates, Subscribers, Followers, and Acquaintances. The key is to generate a content-based marketing strategy for each of the four audiences, so that eventually they move towards being an advocate!
Content Based Marketing John Chan 2019-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Apr 27, 2019
The Rotary Clubs of Vancouver Sunrise, Vancouver Yaletown, Vancouver, and Arbutus, in partnership with Global TV, raised $35,000 at Hoop-a-thon 2019 for the Strathcona kids basketball youth leadership program. Our Yaletown team recruited a BC Basketball Hall of Famer on our team to shoot!
Shooting Hoops for a Cause John Chan 2019-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Apr 05, 2019
We are getting pumped for Hoop-a-thon! Did you know that last year, the Hoop-a-thon program awarded $15,000 in scholarships to students for post-secondary education? Each recipient was a top student with a commitment to community service, volunteering and had a verified need for financial support. We're sending in another team this year and we're practicing early! It was decided that each person must score a basket before they could be allowed to the potluck dinner afterwards at our Yaletown Rotaract Club's 10th Anniversary Celebration.
Practicing for Hoop-a-thon, Yaletown Rotaract 10th Anniversary John Chan 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
RC Hurlingham performs site visit to Nakurto Lukuny School John Chan 2019-03-30 07:00:00Z 0
Fluid Approach to Water John Chan 2019-03-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Mar 21, 2019
We're delighted to have Rotarian guest Taina Dossiatti, RC Imigrante Caxias Do Sul, Brazil and his spouse, Caroline Pierosan! We ended the meeting with some fellowship time with our guests at the Central City Pub.
Rotary Guests from Brazil John Chan 2019-03-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Mar 21, 2019
Co-President Elect Karen gave us a report from President Elect Training Seminar (PETS). She enlightened us with the idea that when we talk with new friends about Rotary, rather than explain “What is Rotary”, change it to “Why Rotary” and give your personal reasons for joining/participating/staying.
Why Rotary? John Chan 2019-03-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Mar 09, 2019
A BIG win (and big surprise) at the Foundation Dinner when PDG Don Evans called three District 5040 Clubs onstage to receive 2017-2018 awards for:
  • Status as an Every Rotarian, Every Year Club - every Yaletowner contributed a minimum of USD $25 to the Annual Fund
  • Being an 100% Foundation Giving Club - an average of USD $100 per capita to any TRF Fund; Annual, PolioPlus, Global Grants, or the Endowment Fund
Yaletown Rotaracter Kaief Spencer was also at the dinner - working as the DJ and tech guy!
Winners at District Foundation Dinner John Chan 2019-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Feb 21, 2019
Congratulations to Fiona Ma for winning our FDU Scholarship this year, presented by Past President Lejla 
FDU Scholarship Winner John Chan 2019-02-21 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Feb 07, 2019
Everywhere is red at our fellowship dinner celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Pig! Thanks to Jane and Peter for being wonderful hosts.
Celebrating Year of the Pig John Chan 2019-02-07 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jan 24, 2019
This week we're happy to have Assistant Governor John Bathurst join our meeting for a club review and to induct our newest member, Hallie! Congratulations!
AG John Bathurst Inducts New Member John Chan 2019-01-24 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jan 10, 2019
Happy New Year! Our first meeting of 2019 featured multiple guests.
Moritz Hirche exchanged club banners with President Neil. Moritz will pass on our club banner to his father's Rotary Club in Wiesbaden, Germany!
Happy New Year with Guests! John Chan 2019-01-10 08:00:00Z 0
Aunt Leah's Christmas Tree Sale John Chan 2018-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Guest from Belgium John Chan 2018-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Dec 06, 2018
Evan Sidwell from A Better Life Foundation told us about Save On Meats, which started as a butcher shop in 1957 where Al DesLauriers fed the homeless and employed 300 people in the DTES. After his retirement, chef Mark Brand took over, continuing the support to the community. The butcher shop has since closed but is now refurbished into a diner, offering a venue for casual dining plus special events such as the fundraiser Greasy Spoon and Plenty of Plates. Another food program includes delivering 800-1200 meals to social housing on a reliably, offering the dignity of a nutritious meal at home.
#BeingHungrySucks John Chan 2018-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Nov 24, 2018
Annual "CandyTown" holiday street festival along Yaletown's Mainland Street. This year our booth featured fresh popcorn (and popcorn man), ornament decoration, animal colouring, and candy kebab! Thank you to all our volunteers and donors who supported us!
CandyTown 2018 John Chan 2018-11-24 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Nov 22, 2018
Congratulations to our newest Paul Harris Award recipients: Neil, Karen, Nancy, Carlos, Jane, and a big Thank You to our friends Linda Murray (honorary member) and Bruce Gamage (ex-Yaletown member)!
Paul Harris Award Recipients John Chan 2018-11-22 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Nov 15, 2018
DG Darcy Long came for a club visit and to induct our newest member and Youth Chair, Faye! Congratulations!
Highlights of Darcy’s talk:
  • Our different talent, skills, interests, and time create a very different service organization to achieve our goals. Cultivate Friends of Rotary.
  • For the 11th year, Charity Navigator has given Rotary top marks.
  • R.I. President Barry Rassin wants an bigger emphasis on environment, and also Rotaracters who are future Rotarians.
  • R.I. is partnering with Toastmasters to develop a program for Rotaract as well as existing leadership events.
  • Darcy congratulated us on our club's 10th anniversary and being featured in "The Rotarian" magazine.
  • It is the 30th anniversary of women in Rotary.
District Governor Darcy Long Club Visit John Chan 2018-11-15 08:00:00Z 0
We're Famous in Rotary! John Chan 2018-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Oct 30, 2018
Every year, our Club supports Admiral Seymour School, an inner city elementary school located in the downtown eastside. In October we host the annual Pumpkin Patch event by buying pumpkins and helping the kids carve them.
Pumpkin Patch John Chan 2018-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Oct 21, 2018
FUN-D-raiser bowling with Rotaract and other Clubs and friends, to benefit Water Harvesting Project in Kenya.
Thank you to all our event partners, donors, and participants who made this event successful:
Members, Friends, and Family of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown, Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise, Rotary Club of Mountainview, Rotary Club of Fraserview, Rotaract Club of Vancouver Yaletown, Yue Zhou Family and friends.
Thank you to all our event sponsors: REVS Bowling Burnaby, Central City Brewery and Pub
Halloween Bowling for Kenya John Chan 2018-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Oct 04, 2018
Alpha Kirabira of Help Change My City ( shared his journey from Uganda to Canada at age 12 to go to school and going back to Uganda at age 17. As he had been given much as a child, he started a school in Uganda which has helped over 10,000 children get an education. He then moved back to Surrey and since then he has put his enormous energy and compassion into empowering disadvantaged youth to achieve all the skills they need for a valuable life; especially to discover their own personal identity. Help Change My City makes presentations in schools and also works in DTES. Our Club is planning to volunteer for them by making sandwiches to help feed the homeless!
Help Change My City - Beginning with Youths John Chan 2018-10-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Oct 04, 2018
We have many Rotarian guests from India this week!
  • Mansour Dalal (and wife) RC Poona, India (Photo #1)
  • Zeba Dalal, e-Club Poona Youth (Photo #1)
  • Dinesh Krishnan, RC Chennai, India (Photo #2)
Guests from India John Chan 2018-10-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Sep 27, 2018
The 10th anniversary Club dinner was enjoyed by Yaletowners and guests at L’Artista Italian Restaurant, followed with a cleansing ale and rock music by some of us at The Admiral Pub.
We're a decade old! John Chan 2018-09-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Sep 25, 2018
We're less than a month away from our Halloween Bowling fundraiser!
Join us Sunday October 21, 2018 @ REVS Bowling from 1 - 4:30 pm for a Halloween Bowling Fundraiser to support our Water Harvesting Project in Kenya. Help us build water storage systems in schools and communities in Kenya!

All proceeds to our Rainwater Harvesting Project.
Prizes for best bowlers, Halloween costumes, and more!
Online registration mandatory at:
Join us for Halloween Bowling this October! John Chan 2018-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Sep 20, 2018
Edward De Aquilera, Chief Development Officer of Project Amigo ( enthusiastically told us about this Mexican project. Founded by Rotarians 30 years ago who saw the need to educate children of migrant farmers,  the three Boards in the USA (fundraising), Canada (fundraising), and Mexico (schools/education) consist of 90% Rotarians. Project Amigo provides uniforms and school supplies, and convinces parents of the long term advantage of leaving children in school rather than working laboriously at the fields. Sponsors (“godparents”) are very important to the children's growth and everyone is welcome to visit during their scheduled Humanitarian Service Weeks.
Ending Poverty Through Education John Chan 2018-09-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Sep 13, 2018
Speakers Benjamin Berman and Drew Binette of St. John Ambulance ( informed us of SJA's new Community Transfer Program.  BC Ambulance no longer transports people unless they need a paramedic and SJA gives people on stretchers and in wheelchairs an affordable door-to-door transportation service. Wheelchairs are put in the front area beside the driver which is a treat! SJA needs funds for this program to provide more transfers and purchase more vehicles. RC Richmond Sunrise has joined in sponsoring the program.
Joining us at the meeting was Paul, Rotarian from RC Mississauga North!
Transferring Our Community With Care John Chan 2018-09-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Aug 23, 2018
Thank you Sarah Dunham from the Roots of Empathy program ( for your presentation! Since coming to Vancouver in 2000, the program instills pro social skills and kindness in school children, generally to Grades 3 & 4. A trained instructor will conduct the program once a week during the school year, visiting every third week with an infant, aka "The Teacher" and a parent. Research studies indicate children who do Roots of Empathy reduce aggressive behavior, bullying and physical abuse, and build healthy relationships through kindness and caring.
Joining us at the meeting were visitors from RC Zug-Kolin in Switzerland!
The Baby Teacher John Chan 2018-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Aug 09, 2018
We're delighted to have Thomas Miller who recently attended a RYLA Conference in Washington DC where he networked with 100 other delegates from around the world. Lots of them are university students who benefited from the leadership training RYLA provides. The group also visited embassies and participated in a cultural talent show. The delegates developed the Rotary Next Global Campaign, brainstorming what could come after polio is eradicated. This was the first RYLA Thomas attended and he was intrigued and impressed with the program. As part of this trip Thomas also attended the Rotary Conference in Toronto.
Young Leaders of Today and Tomorrow John Chan 2018-08-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jul 26, 2018
Congratulations to our Past President Lejla for obtaining the Paul Harris Fellowship, with the award presented by Foundation Chair Carlos.
Paul Harris Fellow Award John Chan 2018-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jul 12, 2018
Our new President Neil Mort is welcomed by guests from all over the world! We were delighted to have Kim Lisagor, writer for "The Rotarian" magazine and RC Central Coast Passport in San Luis Obispo USA, along with Blazena Macakova, RC Prerov in Czech Republic.
New President and Guests John Chan 2018-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jul 01, 2018
Our club's first year celebrating Canada Day at North Vancouver! We held a Rotary Kids Zone booth with face painting and animal colouring. We also offered free drinking water while promoting our Kenya Water Harvesting Project. Special thanks to our new member Faye and her daughter for the non-stop face painting!
Canada Day at North Vancouver John Chan 2018-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jun 28, 2018
Paul Evered from the Gastrointestinal Society gave us a very informative talk about gut awareness! There's a lot to learn about our digestive system but thankfully they have a complete online archive of useful information, even including poop!
Gut Awareness John Chan 2018-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jun 21, 2018
Our guest speaker Pomponia Martinez talked about technology and artificial intelligence as the 4th industrial revolution after steam, electricity, and internet which all led to disruption of jobs and skills. Looking forward we will see more automation, a more mobile workforce, and more sourcing out of labour geographically dispersed. The future workforce will need to be more flexible, adaptable, and continually developing their skills with critical thinking and problem solving skills becoming more valuable.
A.I. taking over, for better or for worse? John Chan 2018-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jun 16, 2018
The Rotary year ends June 30th, a new President and Board are installed at Point Roberts, Washington.
Thank you to Past President Lejla for her leadership and all the best to our new President Neil!
Board of Directors Installation John Chan 2018-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Children of Art Workshop John Chan 2018-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jun 07, 2018
Incoming Rotaract President Linh Ho shared her experience at the recent District Conference where many Clubs displayed information about their projects and dynamic speakers shared their stories, i.e. Nancy Hughes (2009 Service Above Self awardee), Mitty Chang (the Future of  Rotary), and Brig. Gen. MacKenzie (peacekeeping in Afghanistan).
Rotaractor attending District Conference John Chan 2018-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on May 26, 2018
Our member Guida and some incredible young people helping out the non-profit "Help Change My City" by making 1100 sandwiches to feed people in need in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside
Feeding the homeless John Chan 2018-05-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on May 10, 2018
Derek Dickson is a North Van firefighter, and instructor on fire protection systems via the Fire Rescue Intl. Training Assoc. ( He came to share his stories about helping voluntary firefighters in Peru. In 1994 Jeff Moore (Honorary Consul), sent much needed fire fighting equipment to El.Salvador., and in 2008 RC Yaletown made a fire engine our first international project. In 2009 Firefighters without Borders expanded its donations to Central America & Asia.
Firefighters with "Service Above Self" John Chan 2018-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on May 06, 2018
Nineteen Yaletowners & partners plus DG Don and Deb Evans, and old friend Tom Smith assembled at Jane’s to wish Linda well in her move to Victoria. We will miss her energy, knowledge, and love of Rotary. All the best and congratulations on your retirement!
Farewell to Linda John Chan 2018-05-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on May 03, 2018
A great turnout at the annual Social Meet Up to showcase our club's local projects, international projects, and wonderful people! Thank you to Central City Pub for the great venue!
Annual Social Meet Up John Chan 2018-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Apr 28, 2018
President Lejla, PR Chair John, Madhu from RC of Vancouver, and ADG Davinder working very hard to promote Rotary at the Club's Day event at the Vancouver Public Library! Interest was shown by many passing by, and some came to our Social Meet Up on May 3.
Club's Day at VPL John Chan 2018-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Apr 28, 2018
Thank You! The Strathcona Rotary Hoop-A-Thon was a massive success on Saturday. We presented $15,000 in scholarships to five SCC students - the biggest amount since Hoop-A-Thon started in 2006! Thanks to our generous donors and shooters from our club! We also found out how tall Chris Gailus, news anchor from Global TV really is!
Shooting for Success John Chan 2018-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Apr 19, 2018
Gloria Gonzalez is our latest Rotarian visitor from Mexico at the Rotary Club of Puerto Vallarta. Like our club, her club attracts many Rotarian tourists from all over the world!
Rotarian Visitor from Mexico John Chan 2018-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Apr 19, 2018
Guest speakers from the BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations sharing with our club about the need to educate foster parents with training programs. Many potential foster parents have a big heart, but do not realize the time and effort involved and become overwhelmed with stress and anxiety soon after fostering a child.
Helping Parents Become Foster Parents John Chan 2018-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Mar 22, 2018
This week featured our speaker, Vivian Ching who recently arrived in Vancouver from Hong Kong where she spoke to many Rotary Clubs. She's an artist of modern art, inspired by Patch Adams who encouraged her to mesh traditional education with dreams of working in the art world. The message of Ask, Believe, Receive in the book “The Secret” was also inspiring to her. In 2014, the organization <Face in Space> sent one of her reprints to space at 120,000ft above ground. Vivian's "Happy Art" tells a strong message about chasing your dreams and being optimistic and opportunistic in life.
Happy Art John Chan 2018-03-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Mar 15, 2018
Phoung Tran, the FDU Scholarship winner, received her cheque of $250.00 from our club and updated us on her studies, work and “spare time” activities. She was going on a job interview right after her talk. Phoung was once a Rotaracter and will be a good prospect to help develop a Club with both FDU students and working people.
TRF Chair Carlos presented President Elect Neil with his Paul Harris Fellow Pin+2. Congratulations Neil for completing another award – you inspire us all! Our Strategic Plan set out a goal of a sustaining contribution of USD$100 per year per member. Smaller, and definitely larger, amounts are welcome.
FDU Scholarship Winner &amp; Neil's Paul Harris Fellowship John Chan 2018-03-15 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace John Chan 2018-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Mar 01, 2018
Our President Elect, Neil Mort, just returned from the President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Seattle last weekend.
Neil shared insights on three key benefits of the seminar: Education about Rotary, the Role of the President and the incredible training that is provided; Networking with other President Elects, District Governors, ADG’s, affiliated organizations and even RI President Elect Barry Rassin (see photo); and Inspiration that came from hearing about some amazing stories from incredible people who have and continue to great things for others through Rotary.
President Elect Training Seminar for Neil John Chan 2018-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rebecca's Classification Talk and Ebrahim's Paul Harris Fellowship John Chan 2018-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
Cheers to Membership Appreciation and Visitors from Lake Chelon John Chan 2018-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Feb 01, 2018
FAIRNESS is an integral part of our Rotary Four-Way Test, so how fair is our current voting system?
Our speaker, Iain Macanulty, backed up by Jeffrey Nienwenburg are volunteers from Fair Vote Canada (BC) ( and want everyone to participate in the upcoming referendum regarding BC’s electoral system, which must be held before Nov. 30, 2018, to change the current (unfair) system of “First Past the Post” to “Proportional Representation”. There are many misrepresentations published about “First Past the Post” but 85% of OECD countries have adopted Proportional Representation to great success. You may find the presentation slides here.
How fair is our current voting system? John Chan 2018-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Visitor from Australia John Chan 2018-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jan 25, 2018
Guest speaker Alison Wheatley from Voices For Our Planet -
Alison gave our club great insight into wildlife conservation, blogging, Facebook, social media, and market research. Thank you again for blogging us at CandyTown 2017!
Voices For Our Planet John Chan 2018-01-25 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jan 11, 2018
Guest speaker Philip Burgess with President Lejla
From the Bottom Up Foundation helps to meet the needs of children in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by providing diaper assistance to families in need. They aren't just like a regular diaper bank, they actually work with families until the child is potty trained!
Helping Families from the Bottom Up John Chan 2018-01-11 08:00:00Z 0
Christmas Hamper for Seymour School John Chan 2017-12-14 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Dec 08, 2017
President Lejla and husband Andrew were the hosts of a most magnificent cocktail party! The $250 raised will go to Bangladesh to support our literacy project with the Amarok Society. Cheers!
President's Cocktail Party John Chan 2017-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Dec 07, 2017
Speaker Jacqueline de Raadt on the Universal Human Declaration:
Jacqueline is on a mission to call upon every person on Earth to recognize and acknowledge their collective humanity and agree to stand together as one, actively disregarding all the traditional physical, philosophical, and geographical boundaries which separate us. Visit her site and sign the declaration!
Let's sign the Universal Human Declaration John Chan 2017-12-07 08:00:00Z 0
Be kind to everyone everyday, because it's science! John Chan 2017-11-30 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Nov 25, 2017
We had great success as Rotarians and Rotaracters attended the annual CandyTown Festival on Mainland Street and Yaletown Park, hosted by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association. This year we sold popcorn, Christmas trees, and DIY Christmas ornaments for kids. All proceeds go towards our Water Harvesting Project.
Sweetness at CandyTown Fundraiser John Chan 2017-11-25 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Nov 25, 2017
Thank you to Alison Wheatley, blogger for, for the mention of our Water Harvesting Project in her blog post "Strolling Polar Bears, Global Affairs Canada and the Aga Kahn Foundation", after her visit to CandyTown Festival and our Rotary booth.
Alison's website gives a voice to those who are disempowered, whether they are women needing micro-financing, girls needing education, or animals needing conservation of both their species and their homes.
Blogger Visit at CandyTown John Chan 2017-11-25 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Nov 09, 2017
Dale Albertson of the African Canadian Continuing Education Society (ACCES) gave us a very insightful talk about his work to eradicate poverty in Kenya, Africa. He stresses the importance of understanding the local needs and culture first before taking action to help communities abroad. Quite often charity based organizations overlook that and implement resources that locals don't end up using for various reasons.
On a Mission to Eradicate Poverty in Kenya John Chan 2017-11-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Nov 02, 2017
District Governor Don Evans joined our meeting, along with his spouse Deb Sankey and Assistant Governor Davinder Grewal. Don gave us updates of the past year, plans for the next year, and even a bottle of wine to our trivia winner Karen!
District Governor Don Evans Visit John Chan 2017-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Annual Pumpkin Carving at Seymour Elementary School John Chan 2017-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
Bowling for Kenya: A Huge Success! John Chan 2017-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
TRF Presentation and Rotarian Visitors from Mumbai, India John Chan 2017-10-26 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Visitor from the Rotary Club of Calcutta Kankurgachi John Chan 2017-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Oct 12, 2017
Rotary Club of Yaletown living it up at our Oktoberfest fellowship dinner! Drinking a little beer and sharing a few laughs while raising funds for FDU Scholarships. Yay!!
Oktoberfest Fellowship John Chan 2017-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Check out and share our Water Project video! John Chan 2017-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Come join our Halloween bowling fundraiser for Water Harvesting Project in Kenya! John Chan 2017-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome Rebecca Donnelly, our newest member! John Chan 2017-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Aug 03, 2017
Today we received a signed greetings card all the way from the Rotary Club of Maclean, Australia! What a wonderful idea it is to send greeting cards to other Rotary Clubs from all over the world. Sometimes the most traditional and authentic method is better than any social media platform nowadays!
Thanks to Secretary Jane for preparing us a return letter. Let's hope this is the start of a great new connection!
Greetings from Australia John Chan 2017-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jul 06, 2017
Our project chair Neil Mort spent two weeks in Kenya to visit the Rotary Club of Hurlingham in Nairobi, Kenya. As you may know, RC Hurlingham is our partner club for our international project: The Water Harvesting Project. Neil was warmly welcomed by local Rotarians and Rotaractors as he was taken on a tour to the rift valley area of Suswa, where he met the principals and students of the schools that the project would take place. Neil brought back the banner from RC Hurlingham, valuable videos and photos of the Suswa schools and community, and even gifts to share with our fellow members!
Today Neil gave us a presentation of his trip. Please support Neil and our club on our biggest international project yet!
Neil's back from his Kenyan trip! John Chan 2017-07-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jun 29, 2017
President Elect Lejla announces her new board of the 2017-2018 Rotary year, with Assistant District Governor Davinder in attendance.
Thank you to our soon-to-be Past President Karen for another great Rotary year of service!
The 2017 Board &amp; Executives John Chan 2017-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Jun 22, 2017
Japanese visitors and visiting Rotarian (and wife) from Denmark, plus guests from Italy: a busy fun meeting!
Also, who would've thought that beer goes well with origami making?
Japanese, Danish, and Italian Visitors! John Chan 2017-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Hoop-A-Thon John Chan 2017-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
Major 'developments' in social projects &amp; volunteering Linda Murray 2017-05-26 07:00:00Z 0
President Karen and President Karen !!! Linda Murray 2017-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Generous donors to The Rotary Foundation Linda Murray 2017-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome Guida Abdulla, The Newest Rotarian in the World Linda Murray 2017-05-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on May 04, 2017
President Karen, one of the Masked Superheroes at the District 5040 conference in Whistler
Mardi Gras party! Linda Murray 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
'Go outside and play!!' Linda Murray 2017-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Spring clean up in The Drive Garden Linda Murray 2017-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarians and Socialites Meetup John Chan 2017-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Joint Effort: Club's Day at VPL John Chan 2017-03-04 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chan on Mar 02, 2017
Christine Buttkus of Early Childhood Educators of BC talked of early childhood education (
Never Too Early John Chan 2017-03-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Feb 10, 2017
President Karen and Past President Neil (FDU) with Dr. Maria Concepcion, Rotary FDU Scholarship recipient and Rotaract Yaletown member
Rotary FDU Scholarship Award Linda Murray 2017-02-10 08:00:00Z 0
"Get a hug you won't forget" Linda Murray 2017-02-09 08:00:00Z 0
Is there a connection between mental health and spirituality? Linda Murray 2017-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Jan 26, 2017
Lunar New Year fellowship dinner at Floata Restaurant to celebrate the Year of the Rooster
Gung hay fat choy! Linda Murray 2017-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Supporting the Rotary Foundation Linda Murray 2017-01-19 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Jan 12, 2017
President Karen with Michael Walsh, Kaizen Consulting ("Thinking Big is Not Enough")
Achieving success Linda Murray 2017-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Meet our newest member, Madhu Linda Murray 2016-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Here Comes Santa Claus - and the Rotaractors! Linda Murray 2016-12-04 08:00:00Z 0
Naughty or Nice??!!! Linda Murray 2016-11-26 08:00:00Z 0
Supporting The Rotary Foundation Linda Murray 2016-11-25 08:00:00Z 0
Major Donor Recognition Linda Murray 2016-11-24 08:00:00Z 0
The Great Pumpkin arrived - at Seymour School Linda Murray 2016-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
First FDU/Rotary Scholarship awarded Linda Murray 2016-10-28 07:00:00Z 0
Entrepreneurs assist students Linda Murray 2016-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
Visiting Rotarian Jason, from Trinidad Linda Murray 2016-10-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Oct 01, 2016
Vancouver Yaletown Rotary, Rotaract and FDU participate in shoreline cleanup
A Clean Sweep Linda Murray 2016-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
The Hidden Power of Your Mind Linda Murray 2016-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Sep 22, 2016
Past President Linda with Philippe De Clerck, Rotary Club of Fontaine l' Eveque, Belgium
Belgium guests Linda Murray 2016-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
We love it when the Plan comes together Linda Murray 2016-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
A lot to tweet about!! Linda Murray 2016-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
Happy Birthday Francois & Linda!! Linda Murray 2016-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Visitors from 'the Heights' (Houston) Linda Murray 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Aug 25, 2016
Club members enjoy the fruits of our labour at The Drive Community Garden
Meet up at The Drive Linda Murray 2016-08-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Aug 04, 2016
Club members Francois, Jane, Karen (and Linda) at Jack Poole Plaza for VSO concert
A 'Whale' of a show!! Linda Murray 2016-08-04 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome to 'Humble' Rotarian Bill Davis Linda Murray 2016-08-04 07:00:00Z 0
'Monster' art in downtown alleys Linda Murray 2016-08-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Jul 28, 2016
Great fellowship (and pizza) at the Per Se Social Corner Restaurant
Say 'cheese'...and pizza! Linda Murray 2016-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
The fruits of our labour....! Linda Murray 2016-07-18 07:00:00Z 0
The 2016-17 board & executive Linda Murray 2016-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
"Strawberry fields forever...."!!! Linda Murray 2016-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
A 'Gem' of a project in Bangladesh Linda Murray 2016-06-09 07:00:00Z 0
RYLA South participants report back Linda Murray 2016-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
Calling all landlords...!!! Linda Murray 2016-05-26 07:00:00Z 0
District Rotaract Installation Dinner Linda Murray 2016-05-21 07:00:00Z 0
Happiness is - our guest Laura Zitron Linda Murray 2016-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Wanna Rolla Hippo?? Linda Murray 2016-05-05 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations RLI Grads! Linda Murray 2016-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
District 5040 Conference - Let's Celebrate Rotary! Linda Murray 2016-05-01 07:00:00Z 0
Shawn takes the Club's pulse Linda Murray 2016-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
Ralph - from geo-figures to ice-figures Linda Murray 2016-04-14 07:00:00Z 0
All Clear - for Cal Miller, St. John Linda Murray 2016-04-07 07:00:00Z 0
"BC's New North" - by Ramona Materi Linda Murray 2016-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
Katherina Wagner - Global Peace Scholar Linda Murray 2016-03-24 07:00:00Z 0
DG Nominee Don Evans 2017-18 Linda Murray 2016-03-03 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Feb 25, 2016
President Edgar with new member John Chan (right), and visiting Rotarian Grant from Vanc South
Welcome John Chan Linda Murray 2016-02-25 08:00:00Z 0
Hanif Ladha, Immigrant Employment Council BC Linda Murray 2016-02-11 08:00:00Z 0
Our newest Paul Harris Fellow!! Linda Murray 2016-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Four Way Test - First Nations Style Linda Murray 2016-01-07 08:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Vancouver Yaletown - Installation Linda Murray 2015-12-30 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Dec 17, 2015
Club members enjoyed fellowship and a great meal at Original Joe's in the Rosedale Hotel.  Happy holidays!
Ho ho ho!! Linda Murray 2015-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
Deck the boughs...! Linda Murray 2015-12-05 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary & Rotaract meet Candytown!! Linda Murray 2015-11-21 08:00:00Z 0
Work bee for Candytown fundraiser Linda Murray 2015-11-19 08:00:00Z 0
DG John inducts newest members Linda Murray 2015-11-12 08:00:00Z 0
Seymour Pumpkin Patch - spooky fun! Linda Murray 2015-10-31 07:00:00Z 0
Bruce Gamage - classification talk Linda Murray 2015-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
A lotta dough for Seymour School Linda Murray 2015-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
Giants win (and so does End Polio!!) Linda Murray 2015-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
'Slow Down to Speed Up' Linda Murray 2015-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
"Living Forward, Giving Back" Linda Murray 2015-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
Seeing things differently Linda Murray 2015-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Crossreach - reaching out to seniors Linda Murray 2015-09-24 07:00:00Z 0
Lejla Uzicanin visits Sarajevo Rotary club Linda Murray 2015-08-20 07:00:00Z 0
2015-16 Board installation Linda Murray 2015-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
President Edgar 2015-16 Linda Murray 2015-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member Lejla! Linda Murray 2015-06-04 07:00:00Z 0
Making a BOLD fashion statement Linda Murray 2015-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
Public Image in the Community Linda Murray 2015-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
District 5040 Annual Conference 2015 Linda Murray 2015-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
District Assembly 2015 Linda Murray 2015-04-25 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member Denise! Linda Murray 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Mar 27, 2015
Members of Rotary Yaletown, Rotaract Yaletown and Rotaract Young Professionals clubs with staff and volunteers at Salvation Army Harbour Light
Rotaract Clubs doing 'service' Linda Murray 2015-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Mar 25, 2015
President Karen with Thomas Turniawan, Burnaby Rotaract Club (PACE Committee)
Keep up the PACE Linda Murray 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
President-elect Edgar - Be a Gift to the World Linda Murray 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Mar 08, 2015
Congratulations Past President Janine and husband Steve Jones - now proud Canadian taxpayers!
New Canadians, eh!!! Linda Murray 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Visiting Rotarians - Alaska and Pemberton Linda Murray 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Linda Murray 2015-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
The Ambassador of Kindness Linda Murray 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Talitha Koum Society - a helping hand for women & kids Linda Murray 2015-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Bette - Defining Moments Linda Murray 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Donation to downtown eastside Women's Centre Linda Murray 2014-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Dec 15, 2014
Rotaract and Rotary Club members at UGM Women & Family Centre (even Santa dropped in!!)
Christmas at UGM Linda Murray 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract/Rotary wrap it up for UGM Linda Murray 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Club and Paul Harris Society members honoured Linda Murray 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
This is what a RYLArian looks like....!! Linda Murray 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Jingle bells, jingle Yaletown Candytown Linda Murray 2014-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Education - The Missing Piece Linda Murray 2014-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Young Professionals Rotaract - Charter event Linda Murray 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Neil Mort - life and Rotary adventures Linda Murray 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Meet our newest Rotarian to be!! Linda Murray 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Bernice Kling - classification talk Linda Murray 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Orange is the new black Linda Murray 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
The Great Pumpkin appeared... Linda Murray 2014-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Club serves the community Linda Murray 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Vanc Olive Oil company tasting Linda Murray 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Giant turnout for polio event Linda Murray 2014-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Members Bernice and Gina! Linda Murray 2014-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Survey results Linda Murray 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Club supports Muslim Food Bank Linda Murray 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Pick of the litter!! Linda Murray 2014-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Soup's on...!! Linda Murray 2014-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Filled in on the Philippines Linda Murray 2014-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks President-elect Edgar Linda Murray 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome, New Member Gina!! Linda Murray 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
A Look at Laos Linda Murray 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Visiting Rotarians Linda Murray 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
ADG Tom visits Linda Murray 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Travel Confessions Collection Grows!! Linda Murray 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Take me out to the ball game..... Linda Murray 2014-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Fellowship Picnic - The Drive Community Garden Linda Murray 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Shaken, not stirred...!! Linda Murray 2014-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Cooling Off at Yaletown Gelato Linda Murray 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
All aboard.....Engine 374 Linda Murray 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Club Installation Linda Murray 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
From Russia, With Love Linda Murray 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Jul 11, 2014
Rotary Yaletown 'cleaned up' at the West End Community Yard Sale
Did you hear??? Linda Murray 2014-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Conference, Sydney Australia Linda Murray 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
President Karen 2014-15 Linda Murray 2014-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Harbour Light food line fellowship Linda Murray 2014-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Celebrating a great 2013-14 Linda Murray 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference 'train' ing Linda Murray 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
How Does Your Garden Grow? Linda Murray 2014-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Fancy Foot Work Linda Murray 2014-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract/Rotary welcome Mike Crean Linda Murray 2014-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Anti-matter, matters Linda Murray 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Major Supporters Linda Murray 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary peace initiatives Linda Murray 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary 5040 Club of the Year 2014 Linda Murray 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Harbour Light reaches out to community Linda Murray 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on May 14, 2014
Banner exchange with Dan from Ocala, Florida
Giddy up! Linda Murray 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Club Green Thumbs Linda Murray 2014-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on May 07, 2014
ADG Tom presents President Linda with Rotary scarf
ADG Tom visits Linda Murray 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary 5040 District Grant Funds at work Linda Murray 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Vanc Yaletown Rotaract Club 'suits up' for charity Linda Murray 2014-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations, new Paul Harris Fellows!! 2014-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Earth Day tree planting Linda Murray 2014-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Banner exchange - RC Ahmedabad Sterling, India Linda Murray 2014-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Sandy Watson, CESO Linda Murray 2014-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks to Vasant Lakhani Linda Murray 2014-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Fun and Fashion with Rotary Women (and Men) Linda Murray 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Great advice from Dr. Holly Linda Murray 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Apr 06, 2014
We're This Close -- FDU, Rotaract/Rotary Clubs of Vancouver Yaletown join together to learn about polio and discuss world health issues
World Health Day -- End Polio Now Linda Murray 2014-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome new Club Members Joanne and Holly Linda Murray 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Deneka Michaud-Thomas Linda Murray 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Past President Janine on European Tour Linda Murray 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Mar 28, 2014
President Linda and Ashraf with President Graham (Quadra Club) at Salvation Army Harbour Light Food Line
Fellowship in the food line Linda Murray 2014-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Celine Kempeneers - Global Rotary Scholar Linda Murray 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Honouring FDU and other Club sponsors Linda Murray 2014-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Meal to End Polio and Welcome Baby Sophie! Linda Murray 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Bette and Francois get 'pinned' Linda Murray 2014-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Feb 15, 2014
President-elect Karen among 550 who completed PETS training this weekend
PETS Weekend Linda Murray 2014-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Chinese New Year celebration Linda Murray 2014-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
The Power of Questions Linda Murray 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
First Nations Eco-business presentation Linda Murray 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
'Rockin' the North Shore' for The Rotary Foundation Linda Murray 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Canadian Cancer Society - Stop Smoking Week Linda Murray 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Honorary Club Member Linda Murray 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Banner exchange with first Mongolian-speaking Rotary Club Linda Murray 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary? Polish your elevator speech Linda Murray 2014-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Dec 19, 2013

Club AGM, holiday fellowship feast, and food bank fundraiser for Rotaract Club.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! Linda Murray 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Chinatown Xmas lunch Linda Murray 2013-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Cookies for Quadra Club fundraiser Linda Murray 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
New member, Ashraf Mohammed Linda Murray 2013-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Tree Lot Fundraiser at Yaletown Candytown Linda Murray 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Raffle Winners!! Thanks Sponsors!! Linda Murray 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Seymour School Pumpkin Patch Linda Murray 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
The Drive Community Garden Linda Murray 2013-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Shoreline Cleanup Linda Murray 2013-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Linda Murray 2013-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary on Ice District Polio Fundraiser Linda Murray 2013-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Club Members!!! Linda Murray 2013-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Awaken the Dreamer, Be the Change Symposium Linda Murray 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Edgar Sanchez on Feb 27, 2013

 Interested in learning more about Rotary?

The Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown is a group of like-minded people working together to leverage our resources to strengthen our community. As Rotarians we are committed to the value of Service Above Self and offer our time and talents to improve the quality of life in our community. Each of us is important. Yet it is when we work together that we are able to achieve goals that may seem impossible otherwise. This is why the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown exists.


Our work for non/profit organizations, youth organizations, schools, the elderly, and many other deserving groups and causes has a broad and powerful impact on the quality of life in our community. What we do with Rotary changes lives for the better and fosters good will.



Rotary Vancouver Yaletown - Meet Up 2013 Edgar Sanchez 2013-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Edgar Sanchez on Jan 11, 2012
You are cordially invited to:
The Rotary Club of Vancouver - Yaletown’s New Year Meet Up

Date:     Thursday, January 19, 2012

Time:     6:00 - 7:00 pm

Venue:   Milestones Restaurant, Yaletown, 1109 Hamilton St, Vancouver


We are waiting for you... 

Annual Community MeetUp 2012 - Rotary Club Vancouver Yaletown Edgar Sanchez 2012-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat on May 12, 2011
Make a difference - come out to Oakridge Shopping Centre on the 28th of May 2011 and support a very worthy cause. 
Shelter Box Awareness Csilla Moffat 2011-05-12 17:54:21Z 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat on Apr 06, 2011

Apr 2/11 for DLTA           Karen, Edgar, Nancy, Carlos and Linda
Apr 3/11 Future Vision    Nancy, Carlos and Linda

It was a GREAT time and our Club Within a Club (Edgar, Karen and Linda) did a little bonding (and exploring!!!) during the car trips!!!  We met some great folks (including Pete, Dianna and Brian from Vancouver South), learned a lot and had some laughs. 

For make up purposes (I have my Passport signed by the DGE!!): 

April 2nd and 3rd District Event Csilla Moffat 2011-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat on Mar 28, 2011

Our Keynote speaker, Hugh Alley, is a most interesting speaker and we invite the public to come on Thursday the 31st of March to our regular Rotary meeting at 6:00 pm. 


"Is it really worth training supervisors?"

In this talk Hugh will present the four principal reasons that most training fails. And then he will describe a simple five-step process that can be used to evaluate whether a training program will actually do what is required

Keynote Speaker on the 31st of March Csilla Moffat 2011-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat on Mar 27, 2011
On the 24th of March Antonio Souza, a visiting Rotarian from Brazil gave us a most interesting presentation on his club. 
Visiting Rotarian from Brazil Csilla Moffat 2011-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat on Mar 04, 2011
Our keynote speaker on Thursday, the third of March was Amanda Grondahl! 
Intrepid Pens Csilla Moffat 2011-03-04 13:36:29Z 0
Induction of three New Members Csilla Moffat 2011-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat on Feb 16, 2011
The 17th of February meeting had Professor Ivan Surjanovic as the keynote speaker.  The club also welcomed Rotarian Antonio Sergio Souza from Itapecerica, Brazil.
Creating WOW Through Inspiration Csilla Moffat 2011-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat on Jan 27, 2011
On the 13th of January our Rotary chapter hosted an informative evening that was attended by the members and seventeen guests.
Info Night at Milestone Csilla Moffat 2011-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Club volunteers at downtown eastside foot clinic Linda Murray 0
Posted by Janine Jones

We are pleased to announce the launch of the
Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown’s first fundraising raffle.

Tickets are on sale from club members and cost
$10 each or 3 for $25.

The prizes are as follows:

1st Prize: $2,000 cash
  2nd Prize:
Two night stay at the Marriott Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown
3rd Prize: $300 Blushing Boutique Gift Certificate & Private Shopping Experience
         4th Prize:
One night stay at the Rosedale on Robson & $100 cash
        5th Prize:
$300 Fairmont Gift Certificate

Don’t miss your chance to win one of  these great prizes, buy your ticket(s) today!

Draw Date: November 7, 2013 @ 6:45pm
Draw Location: Blushing Boutique, 598 Richards Street, Vancouver

Tickets cannot be purchased on-line, however, please contact any Club Member or email: if you are located in British Columbia and would like to purchase a ticket

Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown, PO Box 98006, Yaletown RPO, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z7. Tel: (604) 716-6453
Maximum of 2,000 tickets (1001 tickets @ $10 each and 999 tickets @ 3 for $25)
Total value of prizes: $3,788
Tickets may be sold and purchased only in British Columbia


Chances are 1 in 2,000 to win a prize. BC Gaming Event Licence #55493

Problem Gambling Help Line: 1(888)7956111

Know your limit play within it


Fundraising Raffle Janine Jones 0
2013 Yaletown Rotary Fashion Show Janine Jones 0
Video of our 2013 Rotary Fundraising Fashion Show Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

Please note, in place of our regular meeting on June 20, 2013 we will be holding a fundraising Summer Fashion Soiree at Blushing Boutique, 579 Richards Street, Vancouver.

The event starts at 7pm and tickets cost $25 each. 

See below flyer for further details.



June 20, 2013 - Change of Meeting Venue Janine Jones 0
Installation of our 2013/14 Board Members Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

On April 20, 2013 members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown volunteered to assist with native tree planting at Everett Crowley Park.


Tree Planting for Earth Day Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones
The Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown is holding a fundraising Summer Fashion Soiree on June 20, 2013.
The event will be held at Blushing Boutique and will feature designs by Shelley Klassen.

Tickets costs $25 each.
There will be a silent auction & door prizes.

Please see attached flyer for further details.

We hope you can join us!


Summer Fashion Soiree - June 20, 2013 Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

After the hard work of many volunteers last weekend, the new playground at Tillicum Community School was opened on Monday for children at the school to enjoy.

We are proud of the achievements of all our members in achieving the successful completion of this project.


Successful completion of the new playground at Tillicum Community School Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

The Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown sponsor another ShelterBox using some of the funds raised at our 2012 Fashion Show.

You can track the progress of our new box (Box #8867) and learn more about the ShelterBox Canada organization at:

To see photo's of our 2012 Fashion Show see our photo album on our Facebook page using this link:!/media/set/?set=a.520446854633137.126738.234112969933195&type=1

Watch this space for details regarding our next Fundraising Event. 



Another ShelterBox Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

In conjunction with the PAC, other local Rotary clubs and local donors, the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown has sponsored a new playground at the Tillicum Community School.

See pictures of our members and volunteers hard at work constructing the new playground.

Tillicum School Playground Build Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones
For the past few years, the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown has supported Shelterbox Canada (as one of our international projects).

We have part sponsored a number of ShelterBoxes over the years and to date these have been shipped to the following locations: the Philippines (to assist those affected by tropical storm), Kenya (to assist those affected by drought and famine) and Nigeria (to assist those affected by flooding).

ShelterBox responds instantly to disasters around the world by providing emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies that families need to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
A typical ShelterBox contains a family tent, blankets, water purification, cooking utensils, a stove, a tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Highly trained ShelterBox Response Team volunteers deliver aid, working with other international organizations and local partners.

Join the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown in supporting ShelterBox Canada: Donate to ShelterBox Canada

 See link for further information on ShelterBox: ShelterBox Canada


ShelterBox Canada - Update Janine Jones 0
Yaletown Rotary Community Meet Up Evening 2013 Janine Jones 0
City Lights TV featuring Yaletown Rotary Fashion Show Janine Jones 0
Posted by Edgar Sanchez
A rewarding experience and amazing community´s participation during the Earth Day Celebration at Everett Crowley Park in Vancouver, BC on April 21th, 2012. Joy, fun, recreation, nature contact, excercise, health and much more encouraged people to contribute to save our mother Earth.

Rotarians during Earth Day Celebration April 21th, 2012 Edgar Sanchez 0
Yaletown Rotary Fashion Show Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones


The Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown is holding a Fundraising Fashion Show on October 4, 2012.

Tickets costs $30 each and include one glass of wine and some nibbles.
There will also be a silent auction & door prizes.
Please see attached flyer for further details.

Special Offer:
For a limited time: Buy 5 tickets for the price of 4 ($120 for 5 tickets).

We hope you can join us!

Fundraising Fashion Show on October 4, 2012 Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones
The Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown takes part in the Ride for Recess to raise funds for the Tillicum School Playground project. For more details see: Ride for Recess
Rotary Ride for Recess Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones
ImageAfter over a year of extensive rennovations, the new BC Place Stadium was re-opened this fall with a well deserved acclamation as the "crown jewel of vancouver". We are fortunate to be able to receive a special look at the new stadium and to learn about the extensive rennovation project.

On Thursday, February 16, 2012 we will be receiving a special guided tour of the new stadium.

If you would like to join us on this tour, please RSVP to:

We will meet as regular at the FDU campus at 842 Cambie street and then walk over to the stadium for the tour.
We will be leaving FDU promptly at 6:00 pm, so please arrive a few minutes early for the meeting.
Join Us for a Tour of the new BC Place Stadium on Thursday, February 16, 2012 Janine Jones 0
Posted by Neil Mort

Members from the Rotaract Club of Vancouver Yaletown joined Rotarians at Seymour Elementary school on Friday, October 28th to help out with the annual Pumpkin Patch.  Image 

Rotaract at the Pumpkin Patch Neil Mort 0
Members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown help fill the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Janine Jones 0
Entertainment Book Sale @ Granville Island TODAY Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

For over three years the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown has sponsored many projects at the Admiral Seymour Elementary School. Earlier this year our Club formally adopted the Admiral Seymour Elementary School as one of our "Adopt a School Projects". Throughout the year our Club has committed to supporting the school by making donations to purchase books for the school's book club, sponsoring the Annual Rotary Pumpkin Patch Project at the school and sponsoring other projects as the need arises.

Today the local media in Vancouver picked up on some of the basic needs required by this school.

See the link below for a news article and video clip, featuring our own Linda Murray (Secretary of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown) presenting a cheque to the school on behalf of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown:

Link to News Report & Article on the Admiral Seymour School 

(Picture shows Lani Morden (Vice-Principal of the Admiral Seymour Elementary School) and Andrea Wilks (Teacher at the Admiral Seymour Elementary School) presenting a Thank You Note to the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown from the children of the Admiral Seymour Elementary School relating to last year's Annual Rotary Pumpkin Patch Project).

Admiral Seymour Elementary School in the News Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

On Saturday September 24, 2011 members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown joined with many other volunteers from various community groups and colleges to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up. Thanks to all who participated, including the Fraser River Keepers, 100,000 Poets for Change, the students and staff of Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Nurses groups and many more. It was a fun afternoon and we contributed towards making our shoreline and waters cleaner and safer.

Shoreline Clean Up - September 24, 2011 Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

Rotary Clubs across District 5040 got together on Friday September 23, 2011 to attend a Vancouver Giants Game with friends, colleagues and family to help raise funds for the Rotary International Eradication of Polio Campaign.It was a great evening of fun and fellowship and in total over $3.500 was raised for Polio.

"Rotary on Ice" Fundraiser Janine Jones 0
Buy your 2012 Entertainment Coupon Books at a discounted price Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

This luncheon is hosted by the Thompson Rivers University and features a presentation on empowering communication skills by Deborah Rossouw, with lunch provided by the Italian Kitchen. 

When: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 12noon
Where: #233- 1030 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: By donation, with tax receipts for donations over $20.00. All donations will go to ShelterBox Canada (
R.S.V.P.: (604 720 9246)
Regrets may make a DONATION ONLINE here

You are invited to a Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown luncheon Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones

Our Club Meeting next Thursday, June 2, 2011 will be held at 845 Cambie Street (across the road from the FDU). We will be meeting in the atrium on the ground floor.

MEETING LOCATION CHANGE - Thursday June 2, 2011 Janine Jones 0
Posted by Janine Jones
Join us, the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown, in raising funds for ShelterBox Canada.

ShelterBox Canada is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter and boxes of aid to those affected by natural or manmade disasters such as Japan, Haiti and Columbia.
Each ShelterBox supplies up to 10 people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.

The Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown is holding a fundraiser for ShelterBox Canada at Oakridge Mall on Saturday May 28th from 9am to 5pm (see attached flyer for further information).
Please stop by our stand to learn more about ShelterBox Canada and to make a donation to this worthy cause.
If you can not attend our fundraiser this Saturday you can still make a donation online at

For further information visit:

Thank you for your support.
Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown - ShelterBox Canada Fundraiser - Saturday May 28, 2011 @ Oakridge Mall Janine Jones 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat
On the 10th of February we welcomed George Moen, president of Blenz coffee, to speak to us. There was no specific topic on the table so George lead us into an area that he is passionate about: social media.
Keynote Speaker - George Moen Csilla Moffat 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat
What a wonderful topic from our keynote speaker yesterday, the 3rd of February. Gloria Tom Wing Staudt the author of a book by the same name delivered a very inspirational message to us.
Live Your Vacation Csilla Moffat 0
Posted by Csilla Moffat
On Thursday, the 27th of January we had a very informative keynote speaker. Scott Small came to us form the Catholic Charities of Vancouver, which is housed next door to the Fairleigh Dickison campus.
Amazing Speaker - Scott Small Csilla Moffat 0
Centential School Project 0
Posted by Kuan-Ming Mandy Lai

Finally, this project jointly sponsored by the club and Firefighters Without Borders Canada has been successfuly completed. 

On January 31st, 2010 a team of 26 members of Firefighters Without Borders Canada returned from a deployment to El Salvador. The team was comprised of fire service members from 6 different BC Fire Departments as well as a contingent of recent graduates from the JusticeInstituteofBCFireAcademy. All members that attended volunteered all of their time and services.


Our club member, Brian Hutchinson, was part of the deployment that went to El Salvador.  We'll hear from Brian on this project in the fall.

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