Posted on May 14, 2019
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Remote villages in Luang Prabang province of the southeastern Asia nation of Laos, still struggling after extensive destruction in the Vietnam War, have been receiving education facilities and supplies and clean water for more than 10 years from a Rotary initiated program, Adopt-A-Village, started by Steve Rutledge of the Rotary Club of Whitby, Ontario. For the past five years a team of Ladner Rotary members has joined Adopt-A-Village in Laos to deliver the water filters and education supplies. -- presented by Mike Storey, Diana Cabott Nimsick, Dawn Rutledge and Chris & Penny Offer
 
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Laos Adopt A Village rebuilds with Ladner Rotary help Peter Roaf 2019-05-14 07:00:00Z 0 Laos,education,sanitation,water
Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 23, 2019
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Delta Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business in Delta for almost 110 years. It is a federally-registered, non-profit corporation of businesses and community organizations originally established as the Delta Board of Trade in 1910 and became the Delta Chamber of Commerce in 1961. It is governed by the Board of Trade Act administered by Industry Canada.
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Voice of business in Delta since 1910 Peter Roaf 2019-04-23 07:00:00Z 0 advocacy,business,development,economic
Posted on Apr 16, 2019
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New member, Charmaine Levan, who is a funeral director at Delta Funeral Home in Ladner, has fun with her husband, is proud of her daughter and granddaughter and family, in Ontario, originally Jamaica, sings in a trio and now a quartet, and has visited remote areas of Guatemala to rescue abandoned babies, children and vulnerable people. Her education is in social work and business. She loves her work because she is dealing with people and helping them in tough times.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 09, 2019
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The 15,000 residents of Pozo Almonte, a small community in northern Chile, are most grateful for a shipping container load of 284 items of needed medical and dental equipment and supplies sent through Rotary World Help (RWH) in February. RWH is a non-religious, non-political charity run by 45 Rotary clubs mainly in Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050, throughout Metro Vancouver, up the coast to Powell River, Prince George and as far away as Summeride, PEI. The Rotary Club of Ladner was the lead sponsor of this shipment, the 395th shipped to 62 countries on five continents since RWH was founded in 1993.
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Medical and dental equipment arrives in grateful Northern Chile community Peter Roaf 2019-04-09 07:00:00Z 0 container,dental equipment,international service,medical equipment
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 12, 2019
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Public Image is an essential element in any club's strategy. Without it your club appears "dead" to the outside world. Public Relations builds Public Image. Public Relations Chair for Ladner Rotary and Rotary District 5040 Peter Roaf presents some of the key aspects in developing and acting on communication strategy.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 05, 2019
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Delta residents who want to connect and engage with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation.
 
Based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share — Neighbourhood Small Grants of $50 to $500 can enable local residents to strengthen their community by bringing people together, sharing their skills and knowledge, celebrating diversity, and increasing their sense of belonging.
 
 
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Posted on Feb 26, 2019
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On behalf of Rotary International President 2017-18 Ian Riseley, of Australia, District 5040 Governor 2017-18 Don Evans presented the Rotary Citation to the club on February 26, 2019 for developing sustainable service projects, building awareness of Rotary in the community, growing membership and giving to the international Rotary Foundation in 2017-18.
 
From the international Rotary Foundation, Ladner Rotary was also recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the campaign to End Polio Now: Countdown to History campaign.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 26, 2019
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Over time Adopt-A-Village has helped many thousands of people, mostly children, in small, remote villages of northern Laos, live healthier lives with access to clean water and, in turn, gain a valuable education to improve their lives. Providing water filters to these villages enables education support in that region, as the original aim of Adopt-A-Village, in a poor country still suffering the impact of the Vietnam War and struggling to look after its people.
 
For the past five years a team of Ladner Rotary members has joined Adopt-A-Village in Laos founder and Ontario Rotarian, Steve Rutledge, and several others from Canada, Italy and Denmark, to deliver the water filters and education supplies to the remote villages in Laos’s Luang Prabang province. -- story by Mike Storey, with Peter Roaf, and photos from Chris Offer, Mike Storey and multiple sources
 
 
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 26, 2019
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In celebrating the 114th Anniversary of Rotary International on February 23, Past District Governor 2017-18 Don Evans entertained the club with some of his musical favourites on an electric piano, loaned by Ladner Rotarian Chu Wu at the club meeting on February 26, 2019.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 26, 2019
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Over time Adopt-A-Village has helped many thousands of people, mostly children, in small, remote villages of northern Laos, live healthier lives with access to clean water and, in turn, gain a valuable education to improve their lives. Providing water filters to these villages enables education support in that region, as the original aim of Adopt-A-Village, in a poor country still suffering the impact of the Vietnam War and struggling to look after its people.
 
For the past five years a team of Ladner Rotary members has joined Adopt-A-Village in Laos founder and Ontario Rotarian, Steve Rutledge, and several others from Canada, Italy and Denmark, to deliver the water filters and education supplies to the remote villages in Laos’s Luang Prabang province. -- story by Mike Storey, with Peter Roaf, and photos from Chris Offer, Mike Storey and multiple sources
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 05, 2019
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Almost 20 years ago, discussions began about consolidating the many different, unconnected federal employee payroll systems scattered throughout the many government departments. The aim over the long term, of what has become known as the Phoenix payroll system, was to consolidate all the payroll systems in the various government departments into one overall system in one location. The system has proven to be a major failure.
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Phoenix federal payroll system a costly failure Peter Roaf 2019-02-05 08:00:00Z 0 federal,government
Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 05, 2019
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In celebration of the Year of the Pig at Chinese New Year 2019, 30 Ladner Rotarians, family and friends gathered at the Ocean Palace Restaurant in South Ladner (Tsawwassen) on February 4, 2019 for a tasty, multi-course dinner and good cheer.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 29, 2019
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On starting in the car sales business long ago, having already committed to Rotary’s "4-way test" for truth and integrity, Gene Vickers asked the owner of the car dealership whether he could make it in the business if he was completely honest, contrary to the general perception of those in that field. The owner responded, “It’s the only way.” Eventually Gene ranked the top in car leasing at Ford dealerships in Western Canada in three different years.
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Posted on Jan 25, 2019
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Delta Police Pipe Band performed, along with highland dancers, at Robbie Burns Night in Ladner on January 25, 2019, at Sacred Heart Church hall in Ladner for 10 Ladner Rotarians and guests who dined on Haggis as part of the buffet dinner. -- Chris & Penny Offer photo & video
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Posted on Jan 17, 2019
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"Whenever I go doing my work in Africa, The Rotarians have been there before me. It Is very humbling thing to discover just exactly what "Service Above Self" adds up to when you see it in practice in the field" ~ Bono
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 15, 2019
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One of Ladner Rotary's newest members, Brian Smith, a career foreign service officer and advisor on government, was born in Victoria, as one of five children of his pharmacist father and hospital dietician mother. -- photo Mel Baly
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Posted on Jan 15, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Ladner's "don", Dr. Arthur Birk, as longest serving member, receives a prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award +1 (second one received) on January 15, 2019, from President Kerry-Lynne Findlay. -- photo Mel Baly
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Two new members inducted into the Rotary Club of Ladner are Vocational Counselor with Delta Community Living Society, Sharrie Dahl, a returning Rotarian, and career foreign service officer and advisor on government, recently moved to Delta from Ottawa, Brian Smith. Participating in the ceremony were (l to r) Richard Shantz, Lynn Cameron, Brian Smith, President Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Sharrie Dahl, Past District Governor Penny Offer and Denis Denischuk. -- photo Mel Baly
 
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 12, 2019
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Rotary clubs in General Santos, the southernmost city in the Philippines on the island of Mindanao, will be receiving medical and dental equipment, plus books and student desks for needy communities in the region, thanks to Rotary World Help, based in Metro Vancouver. -- photos by Peter Roaf and Drew Antrobus
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Needy communities in the Philippines receiving medical equipment Peter Roaf 2019-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 container,dental equipment,medical equipment,school
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 08, 2019
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The butterfly symbolizes the transition between life and death. It is used by many hospice societies world-wide, including the Delta Hospice Society, a community-based, non-profit charitable organization helping individuals and their families experiencing a life-threatening diagnosis, advanced illness or bereavement since 1991.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 22, 2018
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A turkey, root vegetables, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, cranberries, cookies, candy canes and bread are the contents of at least two boxes, sometimes three, that made up hampers delivered to over 550 lower income families and seniors throughout Delta on December 23 to make Christmas a little brighter.
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Hampers make Christmas happier for hundreds of Delta families Peter Roaf 2018-12-22 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,food,hampers
Posted on Dec 18, 2018
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As a busy and productive year draws to a close, Ladner Rotarians celebrate the Christmas season and look ahead to the new year at our annual festive season lunch. -- photos by Chris Offer
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65 members of the Weekend Family & Peer Support Group, for special needs adults and their families in south Delta, received a traditional Christmas Dinner at the Ladner Community Centre hosted by 28 Ladner Rotarians and family members, plus exchange students from New Zealand on December 15, 2018. -- photos by Patricia Sibley
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Christmas brightened up for special needs adults Peter Roaf 2018-12-15 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,dinner,peer and family,special needs
Posted on Dec 14, 2018
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Rotary members have played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. Our members have not only helped end polio in 122 countries but also created a system for addressing many other health priorities, like Ebola. Rotary clubs lead efforts to fight diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. Clubs also focus on disease prevention by providing health education and bringing routine hearing, vision, and dental care to those in need. In December, Rotary’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Month, take action to fight disease in your community. Here are six ways to do that. 
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Posted on Dec 14, 2018
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A little girl, sad that her family cat had not returned home, came with her family to the Ladner Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting event on December 7 and had a chance to make a personal appeal to Santa for her cat to return by Christmas.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 11, 2018
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On a three-week exchange visit, Caitlin Fletcher and Brooklyn Tarik, tell Ladner Rotarians about life back home in northern New Zealand.
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Two young visitors from New Zealand, on exchange for three weeks, (centre left and right) Caitlin Fletcher and Brooklyn Tarik, are welcomed by President Kerry-Lynne Findlay and President Elect Bridget Jacob. -- photo by Mel Baly
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 24, 2018
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Arthur Drive, from the intersection with 48 Avenue in the centre of Ladner, down to Whitworth Crescent, is now cleaned up in time for Christmas thanks to a crew of seven Ladner Rotarians and two Delta Police Volunteers. The street cleaning is one of many community service projects of the Rotary Club of Ladner as a commitment three times-a-year to that stretch of the road under the City of Delta's Adopt-A-Street program. photos by Peter Roaf and Chris Offer
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 20, 2018
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Wine Specialist, Sheldon Starrett, who recently joined Ladner Rotary, was born in Richmond, grew up in Ladner and finished his school years in Chilliwack. Having studied political science at KPU and then the University of Victoria, Sheldon joined the Progressive Conservative Party at a young age. His interest in politics took him to Ottawa where he served a term as a parliamentary intern. He has completed the first three levels of study through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 20, 2018
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The newly renovated medical centre in the fishing village of Panglao, on the island of Panglao, Bohol, the Philippines, will receive used medical equipment such as hospital beds, side tables, medicine carts, wheelchairs, emergency beds and cribs for children in a shipping container organized and loaded on November 17, 2018 by Rotary Club of Ladner members and others in clubs from Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050 in the Greater Vancouver area.
 
Also in the container, sponsored by Rotary World Help, which is supported by many Rotary clubs in this region, and, in this case, by the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise, are dental chairs, dental equipment and supplies, plus computers and books. The Rotary Club of Panglao is administering distribution of the equipment and supplies when the container arrives at its destination in the coming weeks. -- photos by Drew Antrobus
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Fishing village's medical centre receives equipment from Rotary World Help Peter Roaf 2018-11-20 08:00:00Z 0 Philippines,container,dental equipment,medical equipment
Posted on Nov 19, 2018
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While the new Ladner Rotary Splash Park attracted thousands of visitors during the summer, the play area in Memorial Park is attracting many more for the festive season with the first annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 7th from 4pm to 7pm. The Rotary Club of Ladner, which is hosting this 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, invites the entire community to this year’s event to help celebrate and help create the magic of the Christmas season.
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Posted on Nov 11, 2018
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On the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, Rotary Club of Ladner members joined those in the Tsawwassen club to honour the many thousands of young men and women who gave their lives or lost something of themselves in wars, then until now, so we could enjoy the basic democratic freedom we enjoy today. -- all photos by Chris Offer
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 17, 2018
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After launching the global campaign to rid the world of polio 30 years ago, Rotary International has involved governments, foundations and global health organizations, to reduce the number of cases worldwide from 350,000 to 22, sparing billions of children over that time from this crippling lifetime disease. Leading up to World Polio Day on October 24, 2018, the City Council of Delta, BC, discusses the importance of this End Polio Now campaign. 
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Posted on Oct 16, 2018
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An auction of a stay at Whistler condominium, another at the River Rock Casino Hotel, an elegant black jacket with gold First Nation's motif, and a power paint sprayer were among the items auctioned off to club members, generating $1,800 for Rotary's global End Polio Now campaign. These funds, to be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will ultimately generate $5,400 (US $4,117) for the campaign. 
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Club auction generates $5,400 for End Polio campaign Peter Roaf 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0 auction,fundraiser,polio
Posted on Oct 16, 2018
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Simran Walia, talks about the values of her family and the commitment of her father to public service and giving back to the community that shaped her years growing up in India, in her classification speech to Ladner Rotary members who learned more about her as a new member. She moved with family to Canada at age 17. Today she works for Samsung and serves on two advisory committees for the City of Delta. She is running for Delta Council in the October 20, 2018 municipal election. -- photo by Mel Baly
Simran Walia presents her story as a new member Peter Roaf 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 16, 2018
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A Paul Harris +1 pin (second time presented), which recognizes members who have delivered extraordinary service above self or who may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation, is presented to New Generations Chair Tammy Hansen, right, by President Kerry-Lynne Findlay.
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Posted on Oct 09, 2018
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The Happy Liver Society of BC is a non-profit society focused on providing housing to support patients and their families from all over British Columbia as they need to travel to Vancouver General Hospital for a life-saving Liver Transplant.
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Home for liver transplant patients and families Peter Roaf 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0 health,healthcare,home,liver
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 02, 2018
Chris Offer demonstrates how keen he is about ClubRunner, the web system which supports this website and its communication and administration features, and those of our District and many clubs throughout Rotary, in wearing ClubRunner socks.
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Posted on Oct 02, 2018
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In the theme of Rotary for 2018-19, "Be the Inspiration," District Governor Darcy Long certainly proved to be that as she made her annual visit, with husband, Doug, to the Rotary Club of Ladner, one of 51 club visits in the District which began in the summer.
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Posted on Sep 28, 2018
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With 1,442 members on July 1, 2017 Rotary District 5040 grew by a net 29 new members to 1,471 by July 1, 2018. On behalf of the District, 2017-18 Governor Don Evans received recognition at the Rotary Zone conference in Montreal over the past weekend for the highest net gain in membership in Zone 24 West (Western Canada). Congratulations to all our 51 clubs, District board, Assistant Governors and membership committee.
District recognized for 29 net new members in 2017-18 Peter Roaf 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
District's End Polio contribution national level recognition Peter Roaf 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 27, 2018
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Rotarians have been investigating the late January early February 2019 Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) to the Philippines and are preparing to sign up. There is the option of a two week visit, or three week visit.  2019 will be a special centennial year for Rotary in the Philippines so RFE travellers could experience some special celebrations.
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Rotarians welcomed on exchange visit as Rotary celebrates 100 years in the Philippines Peter Roaf 2018-09-27 07:00:00Z 0 exchange,fellowship,friendship,international
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 11, 2018
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“Thinking about homeless youth who are cold and scared every night, who so often end up there for months, even years, because it is safer than where they were living,” Delta-based leadership, executive and life coach, Vicki Fenn, describes to Ladner Rotarians her joining many business and community leaders -- one seen here preparing for a night's sleep on the ground -- who volunteer to “Sleep Out” in downtown Vancouver on a cold November night to raise funds for Covenant House
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Cold sleep in the street supports homeless youth Peter Roaf 2018-09-11 07:00:00Z 0 abuse,homeless,mental health,shelter,substance abuse,youth
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 21, 2018
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With a background in genocide prevention policy and finance through his studies in ethical institutional investment, Marc Schutzbank is now working through his organization, Fresh Roots, in partnership with Delta School District on a project called Farm Roots. Farm Roots educates grades 10 to 12 students in Delta to grow delicious foods in Tsawwassen on an 8-acre farm near Boundary Bay.  Students can earn credits toward a degree at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
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Over 40 people, including 15 Ladner Rotarians, participated in the annual picnic hosted by Rotary Club of Ladner for the special needs adults' Weekend Family Peer Support Group in Rotary Park next to Delta City Hall on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The event included a bbq picnic lunch and games of boules, bean bag toss and horseshoes. Many members of the Group expressed their sincere appreciation to the club for the event which makes a difference in their lives.
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Family Peer Support Group enjoys Ladner Rotary picnic Peter Roaf 2018-08-19 07:00:00Z 0 BBQ,community,fun,mental health,picnic,social,support
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 11, 2018
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Mike and Kathy Storey, with daughters and husbands, Jen and Lloyd and Crystal and Stephen, hosted 35 Rotarians and friends, plus 20 other friends and children, at their annual LuAu Hawaiian afternoon event poolside on August 11, with live music and a hosted and potluck feast. Good fun as always.
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Hawaiian fun and feast at LuAu party Peter Roaf 2018-08-11 07:00:00Z 0 fellowship,party,social
Ivan Filippov inducted as new member Peter Roaf 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 07, 2018
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Children in India show their pinky fingers painted purple for a few days to indicate that they have received oral polio vaccination. Billions of children's lives around the world  have been saved or spared the crippling, lifetime burden of polio since Rotary took the lead over 30 years ago in ridding the world of polio. We are almost there, but it will still take a massive effort of professional expertise and volunteer time and an estimated US$1.5 billion more to reach that goal. Rotary District 5040 Past District Governors, Chris Offer and Penny Offer, who are members of the Ladner club, explain the scope of the global campaign and their involvement in it.
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Polio end near, but still a massive global effort Peter Roaf 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,international service,polio
Posted on Aug 07, 2018
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Rotary Club of Ladner has recognized its President Elect, Bridget Jacob (right), as Rotarian of the Year for her outstanding service to the club and to Rotary. Bridget received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award from President Kerry-Lynne Findlay, on behalf of Past President Ulf Ottho, for her accomplishments over the past year. Award honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International, may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation, for which Bridget has been recognized in the past, or may be recognized by their club, as in this case, for extraordinary service above self.
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Bridget Jacob Rotarian of the Year Peter Roaf 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,Rotarian of Year,award
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 24, 2018
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Two women who have consistently demonstrated the essence of our philosophy, "service above self" are members of the Rotary Club of Ladner, Sonia Baron and Irene Forcier. They are two trail blazers, who, over the years, have exemplified the spirit of what it means to be engaged Rotarians, in conversation with fellow Ladner Rotarian Avis Glaze. -- photos by Mel Baly
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 13, 2018
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The Ladner Rotary outdoor movie night on July 13, 2018, drew 30 Rotarians and friends to the farmyard lawn of Walt Hayward to watch the film, The Bucket List, projected onto a screen attached to the side of one of the barns. It was a beautiful summer evening with tables filled with potluck appies and beverages.
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Farmyard outdoor movie night Peter Roaf 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0 fun,movie,outdoor,social
Posted on Jul 05, 2018
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Members of the Rotary Club of Ladner and friends in front of the Town and Country Inn at the last weekly event there after 46 years so the hotel can be demolished to make way for a planned casino. Ladner Rotary is moving its home base to the Coast Tsawwassen Inn.  photo by Mel Baly
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Ladner Rotary moves home after 46 years Peter Roaf 2018-07-05 07:00:00Z 0 hotel,move
Posted on Jul 03, 2018
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Hon, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Q.C. was installed as the new 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Ladner at a dinner on July 3, 2018 -- the final event of the club at the Delta Town and Country Inn after 46 years of weekly meetings and special events.
photos by Mel Baly and Chris Offer
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Ladner Rotary board 2018-19 installation dinner Peter Roaf 2018-07-03 07:00:00Z 0 2018-19,board,hotel,installation
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 26, 2018
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Stroke survivors in Delta have been receiving support from the Delta Stroke Recovery Society for the past 23 years. It's 50 members of wide ranging ages and ethnic backgrounds will gain 20 hours of speech therapy, almost 70 hours of physical training and hall rental for more than four years with the $4,000 from proceeds of the Rotary Club of Ladner's 2018 lottery calendar, with thanks to over 60 sponsors and the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen.
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Stroke recovery supported with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds Peter Roaf 2018-06-26 07:00:00Z 0 health,heart,rehab,rehabilitation,stroke
Posted on Jun 20, 2018
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Rubia Nigoski, Exchange Student from Brazil in 2004/2005 at the Rotary Club of Ladner, recently returned to the community with her husband, Roberto, and connected with John Thomas and family. Rubia, who has her own wedding dress company, and Roberto are seen here in Fred Gingel Park in Tsawwassen, overlooking the BC Ferry Terminal.
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Posted on Jun 19, 2018
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Stream of Dreams, an eco-education program which educates communities about their local watershed, rivers and streams, and encourages behavioural change to conserve and protect water is coming to Hawthorne Elementary School in Ladner. The Rotary Club of Ladner is supporting this new program with a donation of $1,500 from proceeds of sales of the club's 2018 lottery calendar, with thanks to over 60 sponsors and the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen. Salmon decorated by children in a school program stream across a playground fence.
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Eco-education program to start at Hawthorne Elementary with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds Peter Roaf 2018-06-19 07:00:00Z 0 education,elementary,environment,school,water
Posted on Jun 16, 2018
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Vice President of the 1.2 million-member Rotary International, Dean Rohrs, right, installs the 2018-19 Governor of the 51 Rotary clubs in District 5040, from Greater Vancouver up the coast to Prince Rupert, Darcy Long (Sechelt), second right, and (l to r) Governor Elect Bala Naidoo (Burnaby), Governor Nominee Dave Hamilton (Delta) and Governor 2017-18 Don Evans (Vancouver) at a ceremony in Gibsons, BC, on June 16, 2018. photo by Brian Finley
51 Metro Vancouver and BC coast Rotary clubs install new Governor and team Peter Roaf 2018-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Village Farms first of greenhouse producers giving back to community through new splash park Peter Roaf 2018-06-12 07:00:00Z 0 greenhouse,splash park,sponsor
Simran Walia joins Ladner club Peter Roaf 2018-06-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 01, 2018
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At-risk youth in Delta high schools are receiving more support in helping them steer clear of drugs, gangs and criminal violence and becoming more resilient in the face of challenges thanks to the Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative and Delta Police. Receiving a donation of $5,000 from proceeds of the Rotary Club of Ladner's 2018 lottery calendar sales is Joe Calendino, executive director and a founder of YoBroYoGirl (3rd right) and Delta police constables (3rd left and 2nd right) Mike Grandia and Ladner Rotarian Ken Kirk. Presenting the cheque are Lynn Cameron and Bridget Jacob (left) and President Ulf Ottho (right). The donation will be used for equipment in local schools to operate the youth program.
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Youth support group receives Rotary calendar lottery 2018 sales proceeds Peter Roaf 2018-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 ,at-risk,calendar,gangs,lottery,police,youth
Ty Morris returns to Delta as Rotarian Peter Roaf 2018-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 28, 2018
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Just before it opens for the community, the Ladner Rotary Splash Park (one of the features pictured) was the focus of Ladner Rotary's participation in the 122nd Ladner Pioneer Days fair and parade on May 26 & 27, 2018. Club members produced and marched with the float, hosted a two day information booth next to the splash park site and manned the barricades in the community to control local traffic during the parade. photos by Patricia Sibley, Chris Offer, Kerry-Lynne Findlay
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Ladner Pioneer May Days 2018 Peter Roaf 2018-05-28 07:00:00Z 0 May Days,booth,parade,splash park,,water,
Angelina Ireland about herself  Peter Roaf 2018-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2018
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Fishing was an essential industry in Ladner and area, in early days. Many of the farmers who established and built the farming industry were also fishermen. The Delta Fishing Heritage Society preserves and displays the unique history of the fishing industry of Delta and its important connection with the Fraser River Estuary.
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Fishing important to Ladner heritage Peter Roaf 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0 fishing,heritage,history
Posted on May 08, 2018
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The Government of Canada has just signed a generous pledge of Can$100 million to help eradicate polio in Afghanistan as well as in the two other endemic countries, Nigeria and Pakistan, and to continue to protect many polio-free countries. Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, had announced the pledge at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta last June.

In addition to previous donations of Can$ 650 million, this most recent funding consists of Can$ 30 million to WHO and UNICEF to support programme activities in Afghanistan, and Can$ 70 million of flexible funding that can be used to support vaccination campaigns, rapid outbreak response, poliovirus surveillance and other critical eradication strategies and activities to reach every last child worldwide with a safe vaccine.
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Canada provides Can$ 100 million to protect girls and boys from polio Peter Roaf 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 Canada,federal,funding,government,polio
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 08, 2018
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When a choosing a “safe” career or her dream, Dr. Patch Adams advised Professional Development Specialist and Training Consultant Dr. Vivian Ching, who also runs Happy Art, to stick to her passion and strength, art. She said why not do both?
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Up, up and away, Happy Art Peter Roaf 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 art,career,consultant,painting,passion
Posted on May 01, 2018
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Dr. Jack Taunton, long time Director of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at UBC has a spinal cord supported with a structure of metal parts. Yet he walked from Tsawwassen, where he recently moved, to the Delta Town and Country Inn to join Jody Mann, of Paris Orthotics, at a Ladner Rotary club meeting, in presenting on a sports medicine program in Uganda. Already the program is having such a beneficial impact on the lives of not only athletes who now learn how to avoid and treat sports injuries, but on many others who learn about the value to their health of regular exercise.
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Sports Medicine keeps athletes in Uganda in the game Peter Roaf 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 Africa,Uganda,sport; medicine; health
Posted on May 01, 2018
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Janet Shantz has supported husband, Richard, as Rotarian, financial advisor and family man over many years in various Canadian communities and receives a Paul Harris Fellow Award in appreciation through Richard.
President Ulf Ottho pins Janet Shantz with a Paul Harris Fellow Award
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Janet Shantz latest Paul Harris Fellow Peter Roaf 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award;
Posted on Apr 30, 2018
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A sunny evening on the water in Ladner at Speed's Pub attracted 16 Ladner Rotary members and two from Tsawwassen club for a Monday evening social thanks to Sandra O'Keeffe.
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Sunny Speed's Social Peter Roaf 2018-04-30 07:00:00Z 0 social, fun
Sunnyside Produce gives back to community through new splash park Peter Roaf 2018-04-30 07:00:00Z 0 farming,farm,greenhouse,splash park
Families to benefit from new splash park thanks to Millenium Greenhouses Peter Roaf 2018-04-20 07:00:00Z 0 greenhouse,splash park,sponsor,tomatoes
Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 18, 2018
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Founded in 1996, in Ladner, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs breeds, raises and professionally trains Guide Dogs for people who are blind/visually-impaired, and Autism Support Dogs for children with moderate to profound autism aged 3-10  and their families.
-- photos by Mel Baly
 
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Blind, autistic , PTSD support from BC & Alberta Guide Dogs Peter Roaf 2018-04-18 07:00:00Z 0 Dog,guide dog
Posted on Apr 17, 2018
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Guillermo Bustos, centre, receives this third, prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award on April 17, 2018, presented by Past President Walt Hayward, left, and President Ulf Ottho
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Angelina Ireland joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2018-04-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 14, 2018
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Sandra O'Keeffe was one of the 10 Ladner Rotarians who formed a work party on Saturday morning, April 14, to clean up a two kilometre section of Arthur Drive, starting at the town centre intersection.
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Arthur Drive ready for the summer Peter Roaf 2018-04-14 07:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean up,community
Posted on Apr 13, 2018
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The lives of an estimated 11,460,000 women, men and children around the world have been improved in some way over the past 20 years since Rotary World Help started shipping containers of badly needed medical, dental and educational equipment and supplies from the Greater Vancouver area to now over 60 countries. Rotary World Help, of which the Rotary Club of Ladner is a member and active participant along with other clubs in Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050, has shipped to date 382 53-foot containers for an estimated replacement value of almost $134 million.
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20 years helping communities around the world Peter Roaf 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0 container, medical,dental,international service
Gift to splash park and community from Houweling Nurseries Peter Roaf 2018-04-10 07:00:00Z 0 splash park,sponsor,tomatoes
Posted on Apr 06, 2018
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Hives for Humanity, supporting the bee population essential for crop farming in Delta, and a small business engaging residents in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, is supported by the Queen Bee Tea on Sunday, May 6, 2018. an early salute for Mother's Day. Join us 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Tsawwassen Springs ballroom to boost the bees, and moms.
Mothers to be saluted early at Queen Bee High Tea May 6 Peter Roaf 2018-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Westcoast Vegetables greenhouse producer gives to community splash park Peter Roaf 2018-03-31 07:00:00Z 0 greenhouse,sponsor
Posted on Mar 28, 2018
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Little House Society is an addiction resource centre that offers clinical services, education and drug prevention strategies within the community of Delta. Delta Foundation has donated $2,500 to Little House to upgrade its website.
 
Walt Hayward and Carlene Lewall (left, 2nd left), of the Delta Foundation, present a cheque for $2,500 to Little House President, Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay (front row, 2nd right) and the Little House board of directors.-- photo Eleanor Calderwood
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Posted on Mar 20, 2018
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Leprechaun Peter Podovinikoff was among the Ladner Rotarians celebrating St. Patrick's Day on March 20, 2018.
photos by Mel Baly
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 14, 2018
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The Ladner Rotary Splash Park, opening this summer, can provide more for children and families at the site, thanks to a generous donation of $5,000 from Windset Greenhouse Grown Foods. Windset is one of the local greenhouse producers which have contributed to the splash park project along with the rest of the local farming community.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 13, 2018
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Hepatitis C (HCV) is a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver. Because HCV infection usually produces no symptoms or very mild symptoms during the early stages, many people don’t know they have it until liver damage shows up – sometimes decades later – during routine medical tests. 
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Hep C: do you have it? Peter Roaf 2018-03-13 07:00:00Z 0 Hep C,liver
Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 06, 2018
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Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord presented the "Community Safety Plan", based on the Police Department's new strategic plan.
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No call too small for Delta Police Peter Roaf 2018-03-06 08:00:00Z 0 community, safety,police, plan,safety, security
Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 24, 2018
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More families of children with special needs will have access to services that are more accessible with the opening of Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s new three-storey, 20,000-square-foot Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children, on February 24, 2018. Rotary Club of Ladner was one of the first sponsors of the project, joined by many other supporters over seven years of fund-raising for the $5.7 million facility on 47th Avenue adjacent to the Ladner Pioneer Library in Ladner. For the past 40 years Reach has operated from a now aging building which could not be expanded to meet the needs of the growing community, in a remote location, off 72nd Street near the Boundary Bay Airport in East Ladner, with no nearby bus route. Next door to the new Reach building, the Ladner Rotary Splash Park is now under construction in Memorial Park, and when it opens for this summer season, it will provide a play area for families using the Reach facility as well as the rest of the community.
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Special needs children and families supported with new Reach building Peter Roaf 2018-02-24 08:00:00Z 0 children, youth,needs,special
Investing to regenerate rather than damage a good strategy Peter Roaf 2018-02-20 08:00:00Z 0 endowment, legacy,environment,funds,investment
Posted on Feb 13, 2018
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Possibly the highest number of Paul Harris recognition pins presented in one club at one time, in our District 5040 -- to eight members -- came when District Governor Don Evans (far right) made the presentations on February 13, 2018, with club President Ulf Ottho (far left) to six members of the Rotary Club of Ladner, including (l to r) President Elect Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Bridget Jacob, Larry Pretty, Geoff Willers, Richard Shantz, and Mel Baly. Receiving their pins on separate occasions were, inset, Peter Roaf from Irene Forcier and Sandra O'Keeffe from Kerry-Lynne Findlay. The Paul Harris pin recognizes each time a member has accumulated US$1,000 in donations to The Rotary Foundation. Some in the group were first time recipients, others were multiple donation members.
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Club members receiving Paul Harris pins could form a team Peter Roaf 2018-02-13 08:00:00Z 0 Foundation,,Paul Harris
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 30, 2018
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Demolition of the Kinsmen Water Play Area, which has served families in Ladner and Delta for 30 years, began in January to make way for the new Ladner Rotary Splash Park, in partnership with the City of Delta, and with the support of sponsors and donors. The new splash park is scheduled for opening in time for this year's summer season.
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Demolition starts splash park construction Peter Roaf 2018-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 construction,play, children,splash park
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 30, 2018
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By 2020 over 20% of Canada’s population are projected to have a disability.  At the same time the Conference Board of Canada predicts that the national workforce supply will fall short of one million needed positions. Businesses can enhance their understanding of disability to increase market share and meet future labour needs. Rotary at Work BC, a partnership between Rotary and Community Living BC, Inclusion BC and Vancouver Foundation, is creating employment opportunities for people who have a disability. 
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Rotary at Work BC placing needed workers Peter Roaf 2018-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 business,disability,employment,job,productivity, profit,worker,workforce
Posted on Jan 24, 2018
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For the 10th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation, which supports aid and development work around the world,  has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, the Foundation earned the maximum of 100 points for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. In a letter to the Foundation, Charity Navigator notes that "only 1 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The Rotary Foundation outperforms other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets The Rotary Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness." The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 23, 2018
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The way of thinking among societies throughout the world tend to be dominated by one of three "ancestral world-views" according to international development expert, Dale Albertson: Fear & Power; Shame & Honour; Wrong & Right. Societies function with all three world-views, but tend to give priority to one of them, reducing one aspect (eg fear) and increasing the other (eg power). Our "Wrong & Right" legal view of the world cannot be imposed on other societies which have a different predominant world-view in international development, peacebuilding and so on.
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Ancestral world-views insight aids international development Peter Roaf 2018-01-23 08:00:00Z 0 Kenya,anthropology,international development,psychology
Posted on Jan 09, 2018
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ElderCollege Delta is a volunteer group which takes a relaxed approach in providing opportunities for lifelong learning and personal growth, based at KinVillage Community Centre in Ladner.
 
Sue Lloyd, Chair, ElderCollege Delta
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Never too late to learn Peter Roaf 2018-01-09 08:00:00Z 0 college,courses,education, seniors
Family and friends join Rotarians for Christmas lunch Peter Roaf 2017-12-20 08:00:00Z 0
New Board for community's Delta Foundation Peter Roaf 2017-12-19 08:00:00Z 0 community,foundatiion
Posted on Dec 17, 2017
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Special needs adults and their families who are members of the Weekend Family & Peer Support Group in Delta were treated to a traditional Christmas Dinner at the Ladner Community Centre by 25 Ladner Rotarians and family members on December 17, 2017.
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Special community Christmas dinner Peter Roaf 2017-12-17 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,dinner, special needs
Captain Russell Brown, former Ladner Rotarian Peter Roaf 2017-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 05, 2017
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More children are being affected by chronic diseases previously only seen in adults. How can that be? Can it be the result of urbanization, modernization and technology, globalization of food markets? As threats to our health increase, we are well aware of the growing burden on our health system: long waits for surgery and treatment; cuts in clinical programs; increase in hospital admissions for seniors falls; and more. The Healthier Community Partnership Initiative (HCP) is Fraser Health’s commitment to working with municipalities and various sectors to build healthier communities by way of a pro-active, preventative approach that takes into account the underlying causes of disease.
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Healthy Living for Healthier Communities Peter Roaf 2017-12-05 08:00:00Z 0 chronic,community, health,healthcare,healthy,lifestyle
Posted on Nov 30, 2017
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Learn how to take care of yourself. That’s the basic message of Ron Gale, who has dedicated his adult life to fitness and wellness. Retired for the past 13 years from policing, 31 years with Vancouver Police Department and nine with the military police, Gale is still quite active in the field.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 24, 2017
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First female president of the 60-year-old Rotary Club of Ladner, the club’s 2017 Rotarian of the Year, recipient of the Governor General's Silver Medal for Outstanding Community Service, Paul Harris Fellow and long-time community leader, Irene Forcier, has received the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s 66th Citizen of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Delta Chamber’s annual Hats Off to Excellence dinner on November 24, 2107 at Tsawwassen Springs.
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Delta's Citizen of the Year 2017 Irene Forcier Peter Roaf 2017-11-24 08:00:00Z 0 Hats Off,award,citizen,year
Posted on Nov 18, 2017
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At the Rotary District 5040 Foundation dinner in Vancouver on November 18, District Governor Don Evans presented, on behalf of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, to the Rotary Club of Ladner a special 2016-17 club banner  recognizing deep appreciation for the club’s generosity in support of the Annual Fund, as the second highest contributor among the District's 49 clubs.
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#2 club in Rotary District for Foundation donations Peter Roaf 2017-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,donation
Posted on Nov 18, 2017
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Rotary Club of Ladner is recognized by the international Rotary Foundation as one of the top clubs, among the 49 in Rotary District 5040, for its generous support of the global End Polio campaign in 2016-17
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End Polio generosity of Ladner Rotary recognized Peter Roaf 2017-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,polio, donations
Posted on Nov 14, 2017
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Ladner Rotary has reached 60% of its 2017-18 goal of US$6,000 in donations to The Rotary Foundation. The club has been recognized over the past year for its significant contributions to the Foundation and in particular to the Rotary led global campaign to rid the world of polio. Rotary District 5040 (49 of the total clubs in BC) has also been recognized for its outstanding Polio Plus contributions in the past year.
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Foundation behind Rotary's local and global action Peter Roaf 2017-11-14 08:00:00Z 0 community, global,funding,grants
Posted on Oct 31, 2017
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Pat Cash brought his Irish humour when he spoke to the club about how anybody can write and publish a book.
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Joy of publishing Peter Roaf 2017-10-31 07:00:00Z 0 book, publishing,write
Thank you to Ladner Rotary from the newest club in the region Peter Roaf 2017-10-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 31, 2017
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Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord, right, with Ladner Rotarian Melissa Granum, distributed reflective vests to President Ulf Ottho and club members with the appeal to wear them when out walking in the long, dark, winter nights, especially when wearing dark clothing.
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Walk to be seen at night -- play it safe Peter Roaf 2017-10-31 07:00:00Z 0 night,reflective,safe,safety,vest,visible
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 24, 2017
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Rotary District 5040 Governor Don Evans, with partner Deb Sankey, and Assistant Governor Wayne Connorton, made his annual visit to the Rotary Club of Ladner on October 24, coinciding with World Polio Day.
 
To mark World Polio Day on October 24, club members had their pinkie finger nails painted purple, an indicator in polio vaccine campaigns overseas that a child has received the vaccine
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District Governor visits on World Polio Day Peter Roaf 2017-10-24 07:00:00Z 0 Governor,Vancouver Mountainview,World Polio,splash park
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 17, 2017
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Richard Shantz, now retired from the securities field, recently joined the Rotary Club of Ladner. He is a 34-year member of Rotary who recently moved to Ladner from Ottawa.
From securities career to Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2017-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 11, 2017
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Delta Mayor Lois Jackson, on behalf of the Corporation of Delta, congratulates the Rotary Club of Ladner on its 60th Anniversary.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 10, 2017
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With assets of more than $1.3 million and growing, the Delta Foundation awards $35,000 in grants every year to charitable service organizations and scholarships and bursaries to graduating students.
 
In recent years Kin Village seniors' residence has received $25,000 through the Delta Foundation for various projects, including a bus for outings
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Community strength, generosity through Delta Foundation Peter Roaf 2017-10-10 07:00:00Z 0 charity,community, foundation,donations,philanthropy,sponsors
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 03, 2017
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Black Bond Books runs book stores at 10 Lower Mainland locations, including two Book Warehouse stores in Vancouver, and the one in Trenant Park Mall in Ladner. Manager of the Ladner store, Holly Morgan, told members about the following of many for hand held books, despite the advent of digital versions in recent years.
 
mural by Rick Lee (Surrey, BC) from an original photo of the street where Black Bond Books began in Brandon, Manitoba over 50 years ago  
 
 
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Black Bond Books serves Ladner and area Peter Roaf 2017-10-03 07:00:00Z 0 Black Bond,book,store
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 30, 2017
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Children and Youth in Ladner and Delta are the cause of proceeds from the sale of 2018 Rotary calendars and lottery. Rotarians are once again selling the calendars throughout South Delta with 100% of proceeds going to community service projects.
 
Rotarians Walt Hayward and Elena Murgoci, at Save On Foods in Ladner on September 30, were one of the teams which started selling calendars in South Delta this Fall
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Delta children and youth to benefit from 2018 calendar lottery sales Peter Roaf 2017-09-30 07:00:00Z 0 calendar,lottery,sales,youth, children
Posted on Sep 26, 2017
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Silvercore training programs teach clients the theory in safely handling firearms and the practical knowledge through hands-on training to ensure some comfort level with the firearms they plan to use.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 23, 2017
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Thanks to Tsawwassen Mills mall, Urban Impact and the Delta Optimist, the Rotary Club of Ladner raised over $700 net for the water project in the remote village of Ban Xiengda, Laos from donations by people who stopped by the club's Shred A Thon in the parking lot of Tsawwassen Mills mall on September 23, 2017. Delta Police representatives were on hand to advise people about fraud and identity theft and effective management of documents.
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 21, 2017
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Four years after the Rotary Club of Ladner identified the need in the community, representatives of the club and partner, Corporation of Delta, celebrated with a sod turning ceremony to officially start construction of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park at Memorial Park on September 21, 2017. Turning of the sod included: (l to r) Rotarians Guillermo Bustos, Patricia Sibley with grandson Jackson, and Lynn Cameron, Delta Chief Administrative Officer George Harvie, Ladner Rotary Splash Park Committee Chair Irene Forcier, Delta Councillor Heather King, and Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf, Bridget Jacob, Linda Cran, Walt Hayward, and President Ulf Ottho. -- photos by Mel Baly
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Ladner Rotary Splash Park construction official start Peter Roaf 2017-09-21 07:00:00Z 0 children, families,kids,splash, park,summer, fun,water, park
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 19, 2017
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Engaging young learners through stimulating, relevant and inspiring educational experiences is the aim of the Delta School District's Academy Programs. The School District offers 10 Sport Academies, from Baseball to Golf, and seven elite hockey teams. It also offers four Fine Arts Academies: Dance; Film Acting; Film Production; Opera & Performance.
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Sports, Fine Arts Academies offer wide range for students Peter Roaf 2017-09-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 29, 2017
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A 34-year veteran of Rotary and former investment firm regional manager, Richard Shantz, is inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Ladner, having transferred from the Rotary Club of Ottawa to his new home in Delta with wife, Janet. Officiating at the ceremony were President Elect Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Past President Walt Hayward. During his 34 years in Rotary, six were as member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver. 21 of those years were spent in the Ottawa club, where he was President in 2008-09 and Chair of the Rotary Club of Ottawa Children’s Foundation.
Ottawa Rotarian joins Ladner club Peter Roaf 2017-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 28, 2017
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Westshore Terminals has enabled the Ladner Rotary Splash Park to make a significant advance towards opening in Memorial Park by next summer with its $50,000 sponsorship, presented by Westshore’s Vice President and General Manager Glenn Dudar (2nd left) to Ladner Rotary’s Past President Walt Hayward, Splash Park Committee Chair Irene Forcier and Peter Roaf.
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Coal fuels next summer's splash park Peter Roaf 2017-08-28 07:00:00Z 0 Westshore,child, family,coal,park,play,shipping, water,splash
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 26, 2017
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About 50 guests of Mike and Kathy Storey and family, including Ladner Rotarians and family friends, enjoyed a sunny afternoon Hawaiian theme LuAu, through the afternoon and evening of August 26, 2017. The Perfect Alibi band played through the afternoon, delicious food was served and all had a good time dancing and networking.
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LuAu party of friends, food 'n' fun Peter Roaf 2017-08-26 07:00:00Z 0 Hawaii,luau,party,summer
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 20, 2017
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30 Ladner Rotarians and guests raised about $1,000 for the remote village of Ban Xiengda Water Project in Laos, at the Parallel 49 Tasting and Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria fund-raiser in South Surrey on August 20, 2017.
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Beer and pizza pairing generates water project funds Peter Roaf 2017-08-20 07:00:00Z 0 Laos, international,fund-raiser, water
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 20, 2017
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The Weekend Family Peer Support Group for special needs adults in South Delta was hosted once again by the Rotary Club of Ladner at its annual summer picnic in Rotary Park next to Delta Municipal Hall on August 20, 2017.
photos by Chris Offer
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Special needs adults enjoy summer picnic in Rotary Park Peter Roaf 2017-08-20 07:00:00Z 0 adult,peer and family,special needs
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 15, 2017
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As Verity Credit Union executive for 16 years in the Seattle area, Shari Storm oversaw marketing, IT, sales, investment services, innovation and strategy. Then she became a mother of three girls. That new career led to her book, Motherhood is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to be a Better Boss. As a parent she realized that people are motivated to get the job done in the workplace, not so much by the numbers, but when it's fun and what they enjoy doing.
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Parenting skills make a better boss Peter Roaf 2017-08-15 07:00:00Z 0 children, parent,executive,fun,motivation,productivity,work
Shelter from abuse for women coming to Delta Peter Roaf 2017-08-08 07:00:00Z 0 abuse,child,domestic,hope,shelter,violence,women
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 26, 2017
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Working towards a drug free community, Little House Society partnered with Rotary Club of Ladner to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary and raise funds for Little House with a BBQ at Kirkland House in Ladner on July 23, 2017.
 
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Drug free community: the cause of July 23 BBQ Peter Roaf 2017-07-26 07:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Little House,addiction,fundraiser,substance abuse
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 25, 2017
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By working together in recent years, Mike Grandia, of the Delta Police Department and Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) leaders and youth have achieved some excellent results such as:
> 25% reduction in calls for police services over the last three years;
> significant increase in TFN members attending drug and alcohol treatment facilities and increase in positive results when returning to the community;
> decrease in violent crime, including domestic violence. And more...
 
On left is the coat of arms of the Delta Police Department surrounded by TFN artwork, illustrating the link of collaboration in policing that is adapted to, and supportive of, the needs of the TFN community.
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Building community wellness: police and First Nation Peter Roaf 2017-07-25 07:00:00Z 0 Aboriginal,First Nation,Tsawwassen,crime,police,reduction,youth
Posted by Chris Offer, Peter Roaf on Jul 24, 2017
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A young Swiss family arrived in Vancouver a week ago en route to a job in the BC Interior, but they didn't make it. Wildfires have kept Barbara and Gregoire Kuehn and their four young children from reaching the ranch in Redstone, BC, west of Williams Lake, where they expected to work for the next two years. But Rotary stepped in to help.  -- photo by Chris Offer
Gregoire and Barbara Kuehn and their four children, stranded in the Lower Mainland because of BC's wildfires, with Delta MP, Hon. Carla Qualtrough (right) who is leading the federal government's response to the wildfires  
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Visitors from Switzerland stranded because of wildfires find a temporary home through Ladner Rotary Chris Offer, Peter Roaf 2017-07-24 07:00:00Z 0 Swiss,Switzerland,fire,ranch,visitors
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 23, 2017
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Members of Rotary, known around the world for their compassion, generosity and action in support of those suffering from disaster and deprivation, are focusing relief efforts on the thousands of people displaced by wildfires raging through BC. The 1,450 members of the 49 clubs in Rotary District 5040, from Greater Vancouver up the coast to Kitimat and Prince Rupert are rallying to establish the “Rotary BC Wildfire Recovery Fund.”
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BC Rotary clubs' Wildfire Recovery Fund set up Peter Roaf 2017-07-23 07:00:00Z 0 forest,fund,rebuild,recovery,wildfire
Posted on Jul 22, 2017
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Arthur Drive section is kept clean by Ladner Rotary members on a routine schedule, in the Adopt-A-Street program in Delta.   photos by Patricia Sibley
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Posted by Chris Offer on Jul 18, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Ladner welcomes its newest member, Dr. Avis Glaze, who was recently identified as one of the most inspiring women every educator should know. From her earliest days in Jamaica, as a young girl who was driven to teach others to read, to her rapid rise through all levels of the school system to become the founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat and Ontario’s Education Commissioner, Glaze has been a persistent voice in the belief that there should be no ‘throw-away kids.’
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Internationally recognized education leader joins Ladner Rotary Chris Offer 2017-07-18 07:00:00Z 0 children, reform,education,educator
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 18, 2017
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Delta is a deepsea and river port city and serves Port Vancouver, the largest port in Canada. There are 3,300 port-related jobs in Delta, representing $180 million in wages, Gross Domestic Product generated of $260 million, municipal taxes paid by tenants and fees paid by the Port of $7 million.
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Delta -- port city Peter Roaf 2017-07-18 07:00:00Z 0 container,port,river,sea,ship,shipping,vancouver
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 14, 2017
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The 1,133 people living in the remote village of Ban Xiengda, in northern Laos, must trek 1.5 km downhill to retrieve whatever water they can carry back uphill to their homes. With the village population expected to triple within five years, the supply of water is more important than ever.
 
Peter Podovinikoff lines up to pot the red ball in the side pocket
 
Through a request from local district water and hygiene authorities to the Rotary led Adopt A Village In Laos program, the Rotary Club of Ladner has undertaken to lead an international service project of Rotary to develop a CDN$45,000 water delivery system for the village with the participation of other clubs in Rotary District 5040.
 
A Beer and Burger Night fund-raiser for the project, at the Royal Canadian Legion in White Rock, drew 30 Ladner Rotarians and friends on  July 13, 2017. 
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Beer and Burger Night supports water supply to remote village in Laos Peter Roaf 2017-07-14 07:00:00Z 0 Laos,fund-raiser,health,social,water
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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For community leadership, interest in a technical career and, in honour of our local farming heritage, interest in plant science, three Delta Secondary School students received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Ladner at the school's Valedictory Ceremony on June 27, 2017.
 
Rotary Club of Ladner New Generations Chair (youth), Tammy Hansen (left), presents the Ladner Rotary Sustainability scholarship to Shelby Brubacher
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Ladner Rotary scholars Peter Roaf 2017-07-12 07:00:00Z 0 Delta,Secondary,scholarship,school,student
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 11, 2017
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Throughout British Columbia there are families who cannot meet the needs of their children for various reasons. Those 4,000 children are living under the care of foster parents. There are 2,000 foster parents who offer themselves, their families and their homes to provide skilled and caring service for those children and their families, from emergency, short term care to intensive therapeutic care. More are needed. Fostering can be challenging, demanding and frustrating, but is described as the “hardest job you’ll ever love”.

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Hardest job you’ll ever love Peter Roaf 2017-07-11 07:00:00Z 0 children,foster,parent
Posted on Jul 11, 2017
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Shunsaku Okada, past president of the Rotary Club of Osaka-Midosuji Hommachi, in District 2660 Japan (right) presents a Rotary friendship banner to Ladner Rotary President Ulf Ottho on his visit to our club on July 11, 2017.    photo by Penny Offer
District 2660 Japan Osaka-Midosuji Hommachi
Rotarian visits from Japan Peter Roaf 2017-07-11 07:00:00Z 0 District 2660,Japan,Osaka-Midosuji Hommachi
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 04, 2017
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Stream of Dreams is an eco-education program, for entire schools, that educates communities about their local watershed, rivers and streams, encourages behavioural change to conserve and protect water. It's a serious, but fun, way to empower youth to make a positive environmental impact, and create a community legacy of art.
 
Stream of Dreams Peter Roaf 2017-07-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Irene Forcier on Jun 27, 2017
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Park Planner for the Corporation of Delta Linda Nielsen, left, receives a cheque from Irene Forcier, Chair of the Rotary Club of Ladner Splash Park Committee – thanks to Rotary and various sponsors and donors -- for deposit in trust towards the splash park project in a $600,000 partnership for completion in May 2018.

Rotary Splash Park receives community funds to enable project start Irene Forcier 2017-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 27, 2017
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With her love of gardening and strong belief in growing food locally UBC nursing instructor, Mary Ballon, founded West Coast Seeds Ltd. 34 years ago in Vancouver. The company, now based in Ladner, has helped motivate a generation of organic gardeners on Canada’s West Coast and right across the continent.
 
photos by West Coast Seeds and Chris Offer
Ladner organic seed company thrives in new facility Peter Roaf 2017-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 21, 2017
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Rotary International Board of Directors including District 5040 Past District Governor and now Zone 24/32 Director (Canada & NE USA) Dean Rohrs (back row, third right) and also including (front row, l to r) General Secretary John Hewko, Vice President 2016-17 Jennifer Jones, President 2016-17 John Germ, Bill Gates, incoming President 2017-18 Ian Riseley
Global representation on Rotary International Board Peter Roaf 2017-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 13, 2017
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Adam Rondquist, manager of Save-on-Foods in Ladner, talked about his parent company, Overwaitea Foods, and the food and products it provides under the Save-On-Foods brand with a customized focus on demographics of each local community it serves. Now back in his home town of Ladner, Ronquist described his various store postings over many years and his company's emphasis on community involvement, including Nanaimo and mid-Vancouver Island. Save-On-Foods in Ladner and Tsawwassen have provided valuable support to the Rotary Club of Ladner in its annual sales of calendars supporting a wide range of charitable causes in the community, including the new Rotary Splash Park for Ladner.
Customized approach by community at Save-On-Foods Peter Roaf 2017-06-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 13, 2017
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Among countless examples of The Rotary Foundation's positive impact over its 100 years include, for each US$1,000 donated today, are cataract operations for 30 blind people in India, or textbooks for 10 elementary schools in Zambia, or hearing aids for 10 deaf children in Pakistan. For donating US$10,0000 or more to the Rotary Foundation over a number of years, Wilbur Walrond (centre) received a three Ruby Level Paul Harris Fellow award and pin from Past District Governor Michael Cruise (left) with President Walt Hayward. Wilbur's contributions over many years have helped The Rotary Foundation in its vital work for international understanding and world peace. Thank you, Wilbur.
Generosity of Wilbur Walrond recognized Peter Roaf 2017-06-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 08, 2017
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Irene Forcier (2nd right) receives a Paul Harris Fellow Award as "Rotarian of the Year" for outstanding service to the Rotary Club of Ladner, most recently as chair of the Rotary Club of Ladner Splash Park Committee, leading the club's largest project in its 60 years of service. Presenting the award at the ceremony to induct the club's 2017-18 board on June 6, 2017 were (l to r) Assistant District 5040 Governor Rick Lewell, Ladner Rotary President Walt Hayward and District Governor Lyn Stroshin.
 
 
 
Rotary District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin (centre), with President Walt Hayward (left). presented a prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award +3 to Past President Peter Roaf
 
 
photos by Mel Baly
Paul Harris Fellow Awards presented  Peter Roaf 2017-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin (2nd right) recognized Past District Governor Penny Offer (2nd left) on June 6, 2017 with a District citation for long, outstanding service to the District and Rotary International, including more recently service to the District as our representative on the Rotary International Council on Legislation. They are flanked by Past District Governor Chris Offer (left) and Rotary Club of Ladner President Walt Hayward (right) -- photo by Mel Baly
Penny Offer recognized for outstanding service to District Peter Roaf 2017-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
Ban Xiengda Water Project 2018 Mike Storey 2017-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
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Officiating at the June 6, 2017 installation of the Rotary Club of Ladner Board of Directors 2017-18 and the club's incoming President, Ulf Ottho (2nd left) were (l to r) President Walt Hayward, Rotary District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin and Assistant Governor Rick Lewall
-- photos by Mel Baly
2017-18 Board of Directors installed Peter Roaf 2017-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 30, 2017
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Joshua Wollny, from Germany, is one of 13 high school students who have come from nations on four continents to spend a year in the western BC clubs of Rotary District 5040. The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen sponsored Josh to spend the school year in the Delta area and was accommodated part of the time by Rotary Ladner President Elect Ulf Ottho.
Student from Germany spent past year in Delta and parts of BC Peter Roaf 2017-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 30, 2017
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Rotary Ladner Club President, Walt Hayward, tows the club's float with his 1942 John Deere tractor, in the 121st Ladner Pioneer Days parade on May 28, 2017. Club members produced and marched with the float, produced a pancake breakfast at Memorial Park earlier that morning and many manned the barricades in the community to control local traffic during the parade.
 
photos by Chris Offer, Patricia Sibley, Chu Wu, Lindae Thomas, Sandra O'Keeffe and Peter Roaf
Rotary Ladner at May Days parade, pancake breakfast and barricades Peter Roaf 2017-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 24, 2017
Ladner Pioneer May Days 2017
Pancake breakfastMay Days paradeManning barricadesBBQ at Walt's
    
 
Ladner Pioneer May Days events Peter Roaf 2017-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 24, 2017
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When Arch Klumpf founded The Rotary Foundation 100 years ago and the first contribution of was $26.50 was made, the purpose of the Foundation then, and over many years to follow, was development of our local communities. Although we think on the grand, global scale about our Foundation, with pride that it is among the top rated in the world, development of our own communities still remains a primary focus.
The Rotary Foundation theme for June Peter Roaf 2017-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 23, 2017
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Award-winning R&B/Soul Recording Artist, and JUNO nominee, Warren Dean Flandez, describes his music simply as “songs with purpose”. Born in Yellowknife and calling Vancouver home, Warren grew up singing in the church, steeped in the rich tapestry of gospel music.
R&B/Soul singer Warren Dean Flandez building local talent Peter Roaf 2017-05-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 17, 2017
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Hives for Humanity connects people to nature, community and themselves through bees. Bee populations are a constantly threatened population and so, in turn, is our food production, in Delta and beyond. Those living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside are a marginalized population living in hardship and also under constant threat.
 
So the Rotary Club of Ladner’s Queen Bee Tea on Mother’s Day raised over $1,500 to support the bees and the people through the Delta-based Hives for Humanity.
 
-- photos by Chris Offer
Mother’s Day Queen Bee Tea supports bees and people Peter Roaf 2017-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
Public libraries and their evolving role in communities 2017-05-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 09, 2017
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Because of its leadership in initiating, and co-developing a new kids’ splash park in Ladner, giving to the community through calendar sales fund-raising, attracting funding for Ladner community projects from Rotary International, hands on help for remote villages of Laos, initiating shipment of used medical equipment to needy communities overseas, and steady growth in membership and communications, the Rotary Club of Ladner has received the “Outstanding Club of the Year Award” among 48 clubs in Rotary District 5040.
Rotary Ladner recognized as Outstanding Club of the Year Peter Roaf 2017-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 09, 2017
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Andrew Neufeld, Executive Director of Alongside You, spoke to Rotary Ladner members about "Save Yourself First: Why your health matters most." If you need help with a personal health issue, physical or mental, then you can't help those around you who may need your help.
Save Yourself First Peter Roaf 2017-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
New member, Blake Chancey, talks about his life, past and present Peter Roaf 2017-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 02, 2017
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With May upon us and the Rotary theme of Youth Service, it seems so apt that the theme of our District conference this month is Generations Serving Humanity. That’s not just a slogan. All of us, Rotarians of all ages, learn so much from our youth as they emerge as leaders in our communities and throughout our world. At our conference May 4 to 7 we are also hosting the Youth Conference for Interactors.
Youth Service the focus of Rotary in May Peter Roaf 2017-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
Mothers saluted at Queen Bee Tea May 14 Peter Roaf 2017-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
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Mel Baly (centre),  receives his fifth Paul Harris Fellow Award for generous donations to The Rotary Foundation from club Foundation Committee Chair Peter Podovinikoff (right) and Club President Walt Hayward
Rotary Foundation support recognized Peter Roaf 2017-04-25 07:00:00Z 0
Children's book writing, publishing a passion for police officer Peter Roaf 2017-04-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 23, 2017
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A 10-person crew of Ladner Rotarians took to the streets on April 22 to clean up Arthur Drive in Ladner in the Corporation of Delta's Adopt-A-Street program.
Spring clean up for Ladner's Arthur Drive 2017-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 23, 2017
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Celebration of the Sikh harvest festival of Vaisakhi was a focus of the North Delta and Surrey communities over the weekend as 23 Ladner Rotarians and guests gathered for dinner at the Tasty Indian Bistro on North Delta's Scott Road April 21. Thank you to Graham Witcher and Sandra O'Keeffe for organizing the delicious, three-course meal and delightful company.
Sikh harvest festival of Vaisakhi celebrated Peter Roaf 2017-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 18, 2017
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Peter Podovinikoff (left), who is the Rotary Ladner Foundation Committee Chair, receives his fifth Paul Harris Fellow Award for generous donations to The Rotary Foundation from Past District Governor Chris Offer, middle, with Club President Walt Hayward
Foundation chair walks the talk 2017-04-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 18, 2017
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Hobbiton, the set of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, enhanced by stories from the members of the Rotary Club of Matamata, was one of the stops for Ladner Rotarians Chris and Penny Offer and Sandra O'Keeffe who reported on their March visit to our sister Rotary Club of Mount Maunganui in New Zealand
 
-- photography and report by Chris Offer
New Zealand Rotary Friendship Exchange to sister club Peter Roaf 2017-04-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 03, 2017
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An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented. Women in the 20th century have achieved significant progress in the economically progressive areas of the world, but women and girls in non-developed countries have a much more difficult life and must accept their inferior social status and tend to fall into traditional roles. In April, Rotary worldwide recognizes this all so important bond of maternal and child health as one of our six areas of focus.
Maternal Child Health focus of Rotary in April Peter Roaf 2017-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
Connecting people to nature, community and themselves through bees Peter Roaf 2017-03-14 07:00:00Z 0
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Welcome to new member Blake Chancey, of the Chancey Real Estate Team for Remax Realty, Ladner.
 
President Walt Hayward (left) presents the Rotary pin to new member Blake Chancey as Denis Denischuk (background) and President Elect Ulf Ottho participate in the induction ceremony
Blake Chancey welcomed as a new member 2017-03-07 08:00:00Z 0
District Foundation fund-raiser April 8th celebrates 100th Anniversary 2017-03-04 08:00:00Z 0
Our Health is our Greatest Asset Peter Roaf 2017-02-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 06, 2017
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Envision Financial manager in Ladner, Geoff Willers, joins President of Envision Dave Lanphear (at left) in presenting a $20,000 cheque on behalf of First West Credit Union for the new Rotary Club of Ladner Splash Park, to Ladner Rotarians, club president Walt Hayward, splash park committee chair, Irene Forcier and Delta Credit Union founding president Peter Podovinikoff.
Envision Financial supports Rotary Club of Ladner Splash Park Peter Roaf 2017-02-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 10, 2017
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Rotary Club of Ladner's President Elect Ulf Ottho, centre, received a prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award on January 10, 2017, presented by President Walt Hayward, left, and Foundation Chair Peter Podovinikoff
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 09, 2017
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To mark the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International President John Germ addressed the Rotary District 5040 & 5050 Million Dollar Dinner – which raised US$3.3 million -- on January 9, 2017, in Delta, BC.
 
The text of the first half of his speech is presented below. The text is followed by a link to an audio recording of stories President Germ told about the impact of the Foundation.
 
event leader and photographer: Chris Offer
We have a dream -- Rotary 5040 & 5050 celebrate The Rotary Foundation centenary with US$3.3 million Peter Roaf 2017-01-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 03, 2017
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$1,000 winner of the December 25, 2016 draw in the 2016 calendar lottery and the $1,000 winner of the January 1, 2017 draw in the 2017 calendar lottery receive their cheques. Proceeds from calendar sales are helping fund the new splash park for children in Memorial Park, scheduled to open this summer, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta and with support of sponsors and donors.
 
 
photo by Wilbur Walrond
$1,000 lottery calendar winners, last of 2016, first of 2017 Peter Roaf 2017-01-03 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 03, 2017
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Ancient Light Lodge 88 of the Freemasons meets on the upper floor of the building housing Delta Law Office, on Delta Street, originally built as the Odd Fellows Hall. The Lodge, founded by farmers and local business men, has met in that location for the past 50 years.
 
The original Odd Fellows Hall, third left, eventually become home to Freemasons in Ladner in the mid-1960s
Freemasons at the centre of the Ladner community Peter Roaf 2017-01-03 08:00:00Z 0
Mistletoe Lunch gets into the Christmas spirit 2016-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 06, 2016
Approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was affected by floods in 2010, directly affecting about 20 million people, through destroyed property, livelihood and infrastructure, and with a death toll of close to 2,000. Disaster Aid Canada provides emergency shelter and safe drinking water in disaster zones, but also clothing and soap.
Disaster Aid Canada brings quick relief Peter Roaf 2016-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 04, 2016
Weekend Family Peer Support Group in South Delta, for special needs adults, has enjoyed an annual Christmas dinner over many years, and Rotary Club of Ladner has enjoyed the fellowship and pleasure of producing it over the past 11 years.
 
Thank you especially to leaders, Mike and Kathy Storey, and other Ladner Rotarians, other volunteers with the Group and sponsors for bringing an evening of joy and Christmas spirit to this community within our community.
 
all photos by Chris Offer
 
Celebrating Christmas in our community for 11 years Peter Roaf 2016-12-04 08:00:00Z 0
Gift wrapping to benefit Delta Life Skills 2016-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 28, 2016

Santa and Rotary District 5040 Governor Lyn talk up the May 4 to 7, 2017 Rotary District 5040 Conference. If you're a member of Rotary not yet registered at the lower conference rate, please do so now, or no later than December 24, 2016, to be eligible to win two nights free at the Chateau Whistler Hotel.

Rotary District Conference, Whistler, 2 hotel nights free contest Peter Roaf 2016-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 25, 2016
For providing extraordinary service to the community of Delta, conducting their life with integrity and standing out amongst peers, Rotary Assistant Governor for Delta and Richmond and community leader, Rick Lewall, has received the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award from the Delta Chamber of Commerce at its Hats Off Awards event on November 25, 2016.
 
First awarded in 1951, the Citizen of the Year Award is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the Delta community. Congratulations from the Rotary Club of Ladner, Rick.
Delta's Citizen of the Year Award to Rotarian Rick Lewall 2016-11-25 08:00:00Z 0
Ladner Village Market grown and going strong after 20 years Peter Roaf 2016-11-22 08:00:00Z 0
Ridding the world of polio and keeping it away Peter Roaf 2016-11-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 11, 2016
Ladner Rotary President Walt Hayward and two Ladner Interactors after laying wreath at the cenotaph in Ladner's Memorial Park at Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11, 2016
Lest We Forget: Rotary on Parade Peter Roaf 2016-11-11 08:00:00Z 0
On the Philippine Island of Mindoro, the local mayor, head of the diagnostic centre and some municipal councilors were on hand to witness the unloading of a container of medical equipment and supplies for the local medical centre on October 31, 2916. Local residents expressed tremendous gratitude for this Rotary-sponsored gift to their community.
Medical equipment arrives in the Philippines 2016-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 01, 2016
In her "classification speech" as a new member of the Rotary Club of Ladner, Elena Murgoci, Executive Director of Little House Society, based in Tsawwassen, described her Eastern European heritage of parents who fled communist regimes and emigrated to Canada.
 
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Elena described her aspirations and career path in the hotel and hospitality industry and sales.
 
Elena is multi-lingual and holds a B.A. degree from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. in international business from Asia Pacific International Institute. She also earned an Executive Management Diploma in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. She has traveled, studied or worked in France, Germany, Mexico, the United States, and Thailand.
 
Following a period in the education field she became BC/Yukon Regional Director for the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) and after six years there joined Little House Society which advocates, educates and collaborates with community stakeholders for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and addiction.
photo by Mel Baly
 
Hospitality industry leads to Little House Peter Roaf 2016-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Hey, baby, joining me for May 2017 conference? Peter Roaf 2016-10-31 07:00:00Z 0
Ladner website design company advises on design and search success Peter Roaf 2016-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 23, 2016
Thanks to the Vancouver Giants Hockey Club, Rotary on Ice was another winner this year at the October 23, 2016 game when Vancouver Giants played the Tri-City Americans at the Club's new venue, the Langley Sports Centre, in Langley, BC.
Rotary youth helping to sell 50/50 draw tickets at the October 23rd Vancouver Giants hockey game surround Rotary District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin
Boys & Girls and End Polio winners at Giants Game Peter Roaf 2016-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 19, 2016
Rod Swenson, of Rod Swenson Farms in Delta, expressed his gratitude to our community on behalf of current and previous generations of his farming family, in making a generous donation to the splash park planned for children and families starting in the summer of 2017. The Rotary Club of Ladner Splash Park was initiated by our club and is progressing in partnership with the Corporation of Delta and with support of generous sponsors and donors such as Mr. Swenson. The main theme of the splash park will reflect and honour the farming heritage of Ladner and Delta.
President Walt Hayward and (l to r) Ladner Rotarians Geoff Willers and Peter Podovinikoff thanked Rod Swenson, of Rod Swenson Farms (second from right) for his generous donation to the new Rotary Club of Ladner Splash Park planned for Memorial Park in Ladner
Splash Park project receives generous support of Rod Swenson Farms Peter Roaf 2016-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 18, 2016

Eight years ago a car accident left Sarahi without the ability to walk and to her becoming a single mother in Zapata Mexico. With perseverance and positivity, and her work in a local market, Sarahi chose to view each day spent with her daughter, Samanta, as a blessing and an opportunity to help provide her with a better future.

The Chief Operating Officer of First West Credit Union Shelley Besse described her experience of travelling with a group of Canadian women and youth to the Mexican community, most with little or no experience in construction skills, to help Sarahi and Samanta build a new home for themselves, through Hamilton, Ontario based Live Different.

First West COO rolls up sleeves to build houses, change lives Peter Roaf 2016-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 13, 2016
Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050 host Exploring The Rotary Foundation, a Regional Rotary Foundation Seminar, at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, downtown Vancouver, Saturday October 22, 2016
 
Hear from and interact with senior Rotary leaders, ask questions and share your ideas to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, with assets over $1 billion one of the most trusted international philanthropic foundations.
 
Rotarians are invited to come together and share ideas on how to grow Rotary Foundation support, increase service and expand knowledge of The Rotary Foundation.
photo © Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Looking to the future of The Rotary Foundation celebrating 100 years Peter Roaf 2016-10-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 11, 2016

Addressing the Rotary Club of Ladner on October 11, 2016, Member of Parliament for Delta, Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, spoke about her family living in Ladner and said that they were looking forward next summer to the new splash park led by the Rotary Club of Ladner, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta. Addressing the Rotary Club of Ladner on October 11, 2016, Member of Parliament for Delta, Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, spoke about her family living in Ladner and said that they were looking forward next summer to the new splash park led by the Rotary Club of Ladner, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta. 
Her address provided a glimpse of her personal and family life, and an update on constituency activities and legislative policy being rolled out at the federal level, and on her portfolio of Sport and Persons with Disabilities (below).Persons with Disabilities (below).  
photos by Chris Offer

Delta MP and Minister, Sport and Persons with Disabilities, speaks to Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2016-10-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 02, 2016
Rotary's 30-year worldwide campaign to end polio received the largest donation by a Rotary District in 2015-16 from our District 5040 in western BC from International President of Rotary John Germ (left) at a Zone conference in Winnipeg. The fight to end polio continues. Congratulations, Past District Governor 2015-16 John Anderson, and our 48 clubs for this achievement. Just one of many ways Rotary makes the global community as well as local communities near and far better places to live.
 
Global polio campaign top donor by District in 2015-16 is our District 5040 Peter Roaf 2016-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
Physical Literacy, opportunity to deal with health threat Peter Roaf 2016-09-27 07:00:00Z 0

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Remote Philippines island to receive medical equipment thanks to Rotary

DELTA, BC (September 14, 2016) On Mindoro Island, one of the 2,000 inhabited islands among the 7,000 islands which comprise The Philippines, the mother of Alfredo Goco, a Ladner Rotarian, injured herself badly, but had to travel many painful, agonizing hours to reach medical help. Since then Goco has been working with various health authorities to bring medical assistance closer to the people of that island.
 
Demonstrating the global as well as local reach and impact of Rotary, a 40-foot shipping container fully packed with used medical equipment is on its way to The Philippines thanks to 25 members of not only the Rotary Club of Ladner, Goco’s home club, but several other Rotary clubs in the Lower Mainland and to the ongoing work of Vancouver-based Rotary World Help Network, a multi-club and multi-district Rotary program.
 
The Rotary Club of San Jose, in The Philippines, is receiving the container loaded with hospital beds, mattresses, IV poles, wheelchairs and more then distributing the equipment to a clinic on or near the remote island.
 
The shipping container is loaded with used medical equipment and supplies, worth $200,000 to $300,000 in terms of replacement cost, and of tremendous value to people in that remote Philippines island, according to Rotary Club of Ladner President Walt Hayward.
 
Hayward says, “Ladner Rotarians Alfredo Goco and Larry Pretty led the project for this shipment, one in The Philippines and one here, to generate funding from our club and The Rotary Foundation and equipment through Rotary World Help. Then five of our members joined 20 other Rotarians on September 10th at the former Riverview Hospital site in Coquitlam to help load the container. We are grateful to our hospitals and health system which provided the equipment to make this project, along with many Rotarians in the chain over many months, yet another international community contribution of Delta, the Lower Mainland and the province.”
 
Rotary Club of Ladner is one of 35,000 Rotary clubs around the world run by 1.2 million members. Rotary brings together leaders who step forward, exchange ideas and act on tough challenges to create positive change in their communities.
 
 
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CONTACT:
Walt Hayward, President
Rotary Club of Ladner
604-290-5760
hayward@dccnet.com
 
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25 Rotarians from Greater Vancouver loaded a shipping container with medical equipment for The Philippines.

Ladner Rotarians Bridget Jacob and Walt Hayward packing box of medical supplies destined for The Philippines island of Mindoro.

Ladner Rotarians among 25 who loaded shipping container with medical equipment and supplies for The Philippines.

Ladner Rotarians Walt Hayward (right) with Guillermo Bustos preparing to load container with medical equipment and supplies for The Philippines.

 
Remote Philippines island to receive medical equipment 2016-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 20, 2016

Chu Wu, who returned to his original Rotary Club of Ladner earlier this year, gives his classification speech. Having served Rotary in many roles in the past, including President of this club and Assistant District Governor, encourages club members to aim for the Club of the Year Award at next year's District conference in Whistler, having been a runner-up this year. (photos by Wilbur Walrond)

Chu Wu classification speech on return from his Rotary "wilderness years" Peter Roaf 2016-09-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 17, 2016
Sandra O'Keeffe and Ken Whitney were on one of the four teams which kicked off sales of the new 2017 Rotary Club of Ladner calendar and lottery on September 17, 2016. Proceeds will go to completion of the Rotary Club of Ladner Splash Park, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta, in Ladner's Memorial Park by Spring 2017. photo by Sherrie Jamieson
Calendar sales proceeds to help complete splash park in Ladner Peter Roaf 2016-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary on Ice Oct 23, 2016 poster 2016-09-16 07:00:00Z 0
FortisBC impact on Delta and natural gas Peter Roaf 2016-09-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 10, 2016

Living on a remote island in the Philippines, the mother of Ladner Rotarian Alfedo Goco suffered an injury and had to travel a long distance to receive medical treatment. To help provide medical services to residents, used medical equipment is now making its way by shipping container to a clinic on the island. Ladner Rotarians Bridget Jacob and President Walt Hayward prepare a box of equipment for shipping.

Remote Philippine island to receive medical, equipment Peter Roaf 2016-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 06, 2016
Rotary World Help -- a non-religious, non-political charity run by Rotary Clubs from British Columbia -- is a non profit organization aimed at collecting and distributing medical equipment & supplies, dental, optical, education & sports equipment and disaster relief supplies to international recipients in need.
 
 
Rotary World Help in BC ships needed equipment to the world Peter Roaf 2016-09-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 02, 2016

As Rotarians prepare for the September 10 loading of a Rotary World Help shipping container with used medical equipment for the Philippines -- initiated by Ladner Rotarian Alfredo Gocco and partially sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner -- the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise celebrated the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation and the key role the Philippines played in eradicating the disease on September 1, in Richmond. A recent article in the Richmond News newspaper features Ladner Rotarian and Past District Governor Chris Offer, who, with his wife, Ladner Rotarian PDG Penny Offer, had administered polio vaccine to children in India last year.

 

Officiating at a September 1, 2016 ceremony to mark the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation and the Philippines role in eradicating the disease, with Foundation support, were (l to r): Neil Ferrer, Consul-General to the Philippines in Vancouver; Neil Reeder, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines; Lyn Stroshin, District 5040 Governor; Sandra Hass, President, Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise; Joe Peschisolido, MP For Steveston-Richmond East

Rotary Foundation 100th and Philippines end polio role celebrated Peter Roaf 2016-09-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 30, 2016

Louise Wechselberger, of the Delta Chamber of Commerce (2nd from right), is inducted and welcomed to the Rotary Club of Ladner by her sponsor, Peter Roaf (right) and President Walt Hayward with Past District Governor Penny Offer, who outlined basic responsibilities in becoming a Rotarian.

Louise Wechselberger inducted as new member Peter Roaf 2016-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 24, 2016
The 7,000 people living in and around the remote village of Ndandini, Kenya now enjoy direct access to 19,000 liters per hour of fresh, clean water -- in place of dirty, unhealthy water, in the past hauled over great distance and at considerable cost of time. Drilling down 300 feet or more and erecting water storage tanks have brought the village into a new era.
Remote village in Kenya grows with Rotary support Peter Roaf 2016-08-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 23, 2016

Executive Director of the Little House Society, Elena Murgoci, second from right, is inducted as a new Ladner Rotary member by (l to r) Past District Governor Penny Offer, President Walt Hayward and President Elect Ulf Ottho 
photo by Mel Baly
 
 
Elena Murgoci inducted as new member Peter Roaf 2016-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 20, 2016
The Rotary Club of Ladner held the annual picnic of the Weekend Family Peer Support Group for special needs adults at Rotary Park next to Delta Municipal Hall on Saturday, August 20, 2016, oranized once again by Mike and Kathy Storey. (photos by Penny Offer)
Family Peer Support Group picnic for special needs adults Peter Roaf 2016-08-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 17, 2016
In 1907 Richard Carmon Purdy started selling homemade chocolates in downtown Vancouver. Today, more than 110 years later, Purdys Choclatier sells products through its own shops across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.
Choclatier of Vancouver since 1907 Peter Roaf 2016-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 16, 2016

Fortis BC's Viviana Zanocco, third from left, joins Ladner Rotarians to celebrate Fortis BC's sponsorship of the planned Ladner Rotary Water Spray Park at Memorial Park, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta: (l to r) President Walt Hayward, Bridget Jacob, Irene Forcier and Guillermo Bustos.
Fortis BC contributes to the Rotary-led water spray park 2016-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
The six-man A Perfect Alibi played some favourite oldies throughout the afternoon and into the early evening at a Lu Au party on August 13, 2016, hosted by Mike and Kathy Storey and their family, Jen & Lloyd, Crystal & Stephen.
 
Hawaiian Lu Au on a sunny afternoon 2016-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 09, 2016
Maggie Munro, of the Ladner Rotary sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School was this year's candidate for sponsorship to join students from across Canada to learn more about the federal government and its systems, policy issues debate and some history of Canada. The group stands in front of the Speaker of the House of Commons Hon. Geoff Regan, P.C., M.P.
Adventure in Citizenship Ottawa trip for Ladner Rotary sponsored student Peter Roaf 2016-08-09 07:00:00Z 0
River rapids no match for Ladner Rotarians 2016-08-08 07:00:00Z 0
Sterling Fence's Chu Wu returns to Ladner club 2016-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 02, 2016

Among working adults in Canada, 73% report some level of stress (General Social Survey, 2010). Stress and burnout can have a negative impact on physical, mental and emotional health. That impact can cause illnesses, allergies, autoimmune disorders, cancers, low energy and loss of productivity.

Holistic Empowerment Specialist, Tu Van Trieu, founder of Human Wellness, in New Westminster, describes our human body as a container which holds onto a lot of stress. When we connect with our body and learn how to release stress from it, we learn to heal ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and socially because they are interconnected.

Stress released through deep breathing Peter Roaf 2016-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 26, 2016
Amber with Guide Dog Bear (left) and Asher with Autism Support Dog Landon -- enjoying happy, fulfilling lives thanks to BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, based in Ladner
Ladner-based BC & Alberta Guide Dogs (BCAGD) breeds, raises and professionally trains Guide Dogs for individuals who are blind/visually-impaired, and Autism Support Dogs for children with moderate to profound autism aged 3-10  and their families. It takes two years and upwards of $35,000 to produce one certified dog, provided free of charge to the recipient.
Dogs make better lives for blind and autistic people Peter Roaf 2016-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 19, 2016
Ladner Rotarian Alfredo Goco owns and operates Sinaoga salt company in the Philippines. Salt is harvested from capturing sea water and evaporating the water in 1,000 shallow concrete trays across this field (photos by Alfredo Goco)
Harvesting salt in the Philippines 2016-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2016
Tsawwassen resident, Dr. Avis Glaze, who founded EDU-QUEST INTERNATIONAL INC., has been recognized internationally as one of Canada's outstanding educators. From classroom teacher to Superintendent of Education in Ontario, this award winning educator has experience at all levels of the K-12 education system and at the college/university level. She has won numerous awards for her contributions to education.
Global educator Dr. Avis Glaze 2016-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
Photographing PGA & LPGA Tournaments 2016-07-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 28, 2016

Natalie Baltzer

Kieffer Silva Pinto

Wendel Vistan

Three Delta Secondary School students received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Ladner at the school's Commencement Ceremony on June 27, 2016, at South Delta Baptist Church.
 
Natalie Baltzer, Kieffer Silva Pinto and Wendel Vistan each received a $500 scholarship for each of these three awards:
1.Involvement in community service, demonstrated community leadership, entering trades/technical program.
2.Involvement in community service, demonstrated community leadership, planning a career in Floriculture, Horticulture, Plant Science, or related field.      
3.Involvement in community service, demonstrated community leadership, participated in cadet program, entering Coast Guard or Armed Forces.
 
Then Ladner Rotary President Peter Roaf presented the scholarships on behalf of the Rotary Club of Ladner.
Scholarships to Ladner high school grads Peter Roaf 2016-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Jun 26, 2016
Photos from the Black & White dinner installation of President & Officers of the Rotary Club of Ladner
 
 
Installation Dinner 2016 Chris Offer 2016-06-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 25, 2016
For developing sustainable service projects, building awareness of Rotary in the community, growing membership and giving to The Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Club of Ladner received the top, Gold level Presidential Citation 2015-16, as announced earlier at the April 29 to May 1, 2016 conference of Rotary District 5040, in Whistler, BC.
On behalf of Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran, of Sri Lanka, District 5040 Governor John Anderson presented the Citation to the club, at the June 25, 2016 Installation dinner.
Presidential Citation and Paul Harris Awards presented 2016-06-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 21, 2016
From early explorers, Alexander Mackenzie and Simon Fraser, to BC's first Governor, James Douglas, and industrialist Robert Dunsmuir, among many, the Scots played a key role in putting BC on the map, literally as well as figuratively.
Alexander Mackenzie James Douglas
Simon Fraser Robert Dunsmuir
 
BC's Scottish heritage Peter Roaf 2016-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Women a powerful force for improved life in slums 2016-06-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 29, 2016
Rotary Club of Ladner was out in full force for the 120th Ladner Pioneer May Days fair and parade May 28 & 29, promoting the new water splash park replacement project in partnership with the Corporation of Delta, and Rotary's service above self. The Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School played a major role in the May Days events by the Rotary club.
 
Water splash park featured at Ladner May Days Peter Roaf 2016-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 24, 2016

HoneyDo Lifestyle Assistant Inc., which Rhonda Doram describes as,  "Grandma Approved" Senior Services, serves busy professionals trying to juggle family life, a career and household, while caring for their aging parents so they can spend more of their time on their own family and lives.

The company keeps the senior family member's household up to speed so the children do not need to spend evenings and weekends playing the catch up game.

HoneyDo Lifestyle Assistant received the top award among finalists at the Delta Rotary Business Ethics Award event in February.

At the 2016 Delta Rotary Business Ethics Awards (front row, l to r) Scott Hamilton, MLA, Barry Hartman and Scott Foran, of 505-Junk, top award winner Rhonda Doram, of HoneyDo Lifestyle Assistant, Vicki Hamilton, MLA; (back row l to r) Shane Todhunter, President, Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, Peter Roaf, President Rotary Club of Ladner, Kiran Johal, of Enactus, Ian Vowles, Rotary Club of North Delta, Zain Askari and Sarah Khan, of Enactus -

 
Seniors support from HoneyDo Lifestyle Assistant 2016-05-24 07:00:00Z 0

Ray Moschuk (right) receives a Paul Harris Society pin +2, from club Foundation chair, Peter Podovinikoff, in recognition of his third time making a signficant contribution to The Rotary Foundation. Thank you, Ray.

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.
 
Giving promotes peace, fights disease, provides clean water, saves mothers and children, supports education, and grows local economies through grants for purposes such as those listed here.
•Bring peace-building seminars to 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda.
•Distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets and medical services that help prevent malaria in Mali.
•Train teachers who are establishing an early-childhood education center in South Africa.
•Provide water filters, toilet blocks, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis in a community in India.
•Fund a scholarship for a medical professional to research ways to minimize mortality rates among premature babies in Italy.
•Protect children around the world from polio.
Ray Moschuk recognized for Rotary Foundation support 2016-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Ehiopia end polio visit of incoming Rotary District Governor 2016-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 17, 2016

 

Dawn Rutledge is inducted as a new member by visiting District 5040 Governor Elect Lyn Stroshin and Ladner Rotarian Mike Storey

 

 

Mel Baly photo

Welcome new member Dawn Rutledge 2016-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
 
The Otter District Farmer's Institute was incorporated in 1922 with twenty-five members to promote agriculture and agricultural knowledge, to work for farm legislation to improve farm conditions and to buy supplies at cost for its members
Otter Co-op serving farmers for almost 100 years 2016-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 05, 2016

Rotary District 5040 provided toiletries for homeless and other communities in need throughout the District.

 

 
 
 
Ladner Rotary President Elect Walt Hayward (left), with Kathy Storey (right). presented a supply of toiletry gift bags to the Peer and Family Support Group
Personal care products for special people 2016-05-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 03, 2016
Retired Anglican Church Dean John Tyrell, of the Rotary Club of Westlock, Alberta, and wife Carol have lived many years in Canada's north, where Rotary does not exist, but they found a life of more adventure and sharp contrast during and between retirements.
 
The church where John worked, while Carol served as a nurse, for five months in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Nicosia, Cypress, where John served as Dean 2009-2014
After first retirement John worked in summer for Holland American Lines as coach driver in Dawson City, Yukon Quite a switch five years later to Dean of a cathedral in Cyprus
 
Quest for Rotary in service of the church Peter Roaf 2016-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary members attend Jubilee Audience at the Vatican
Pope Francis thanks Rotary for its efforts to end polio and urges Rotary members to continue vaccination campaigns
 
 
Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran is greeted by Pope Francis following the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on April 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Vatican.
 
Nearly 9,000 members of Rotary from across the globe attended the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on 30 April 2016 at the invitation of Pope Francis.  
 
At the end of the Audience, a delegation of Rotary members - led by Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran - met Pope Francis where he emphasized the importance of vaccinations against polio and urged Rotary to continue.
Pope Francis follows Paul VI and John Paul II in connecting with Rotary to encourage their support of a more peaceful and compassionate world.
Pope Francis thanks Rotary for its efforts to end polio at Jubilee Audience 2016-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 26, 2016

Viola Kiess has organized a weekly drop-in event for special needs adults every Thursday at noon, at Ladner United Church, 4960  48th. Avenue in Ladner. Light lunch is served. 

Viola Kiess (right) at last summer's Peer and Family Support picnic sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner

Viola is looking for guest speakers and volunteers and sponsors for the following programs: Art classes; Photography; Guitar Jamming Sessions; Sewing and Knitting, etc; Summer food preparation.

As Viola says, "Let us finally make our people feel like they are a part of this community and we care about them!"

Viola Kiess, violakiess@dccnet.com, 604-943-1302

Special needs Weekly Drop In Program: volunteers, sponsors invited 2016-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 18, 2016
With sponsorship by the Rotary Club of Ladner, three members of Ladner's Interact Club made friends for a lifetime and learned about leadership when they participated in this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) event at Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast over the Easter weekend.
 
There are 30 members in Ladner's Interact Club at Delta Secondary School, sponsored by Ladner Rotary. The club is one among 23 in Rotary District 5040 which includes the Lower Mainland and the western half of mainland BC.
 
RYLA photos by Natalie Baltzer
 
 
"Life-changing" experience at weekend camp for local youth Peter Roaf 2016-04-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 12, 2016
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The Ladner Business Association supports local businesses, engages the community, maintains relationships with governments and promotes Ladner. LBA board director, Mandip Gill, of Sutton Group-West Coast Realty, explained the value and services of the Association.

Through networking, mentoring and social interaction, members support each other and the community by providing business resources, the “Shop Local” program, networking opportunities, special events and annual scholarships to Delta Secondary School graduates.

The Rotary Club of Ladner is a member of the Ladner Business Association  and Gill mentioned the positive impact on members of a recent presentation about the Ladner Rotary water park project.

photo by Wilbur Walrond

LBA boosts local businesses and gives to the community Peter Roaf 2016-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 05, 2016
Rose Chiron describes her upbringing in a dysfunctional family in a rough part of Chicago and later substance abuse in sharp contrast to her positive life today, good relationships with her own children, and influence on others caught in desparate conditions because she stopped blaming others and took charge of her own life.
From the depths of despair to a leader of positive influence 2016-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 29, 2016
Police, sheriffs, corrections, border services, armoured car companies, government agencies and companies working in forestry, fisheries, mineral exploration, film, adventure tourism, among others, have used the services of Delta-based Silvercore Inc. in workplace safety training in firearms, use of force and occupational health and safety.
Firearms training specialty of Delta-based Silvercore 2016-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 24, 2016
Congratulations to our District 5040 Governor Nominee (DG in 2017-18), Don Evans, who received The Caring Canadian Award from His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada at the Chan Centre, UBC on Friday March 4th.
 
The award recognizes individuals who volunteer their time to help others and to build a smarter and more caring nation.
 
The award also highlights the fine example set by these volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are so much a part of our Canadian character.
 
Through Don, "Service Above Self" in Rotary receives national recognition for a career of valuable contribution to community, nation and the world. Bravo, Don.
Our Rotary District Governor Nominee Don Evans receives national award 2016-03-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2016
Speaking about the Delta Foundation is its Treasurer, a fellow Ladner Rotarian, Tom Siba
 
The Delta Foundation is now receiving donations of $200+ to the new water park project in Ladner, in trust for the Rotary Club of Ladner as it partners with the Corporation of Delta to complete the project by summer 2017.
Assets of Foundation started by Ladner Rotary now over $1.5 million 2016-03-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 19, 2016
Rotoract members (age 18-30) present plans and activities of their clubs in Greater Vancouver
Rotary's plans for 2016-17 and the resources and opportunities of Rotary were shared and learned among clubs from Greater Vancouver, Whistler and the Sunshine Coast
 
 
 
 
 
 
all photos by Chris Offer
 
Leadership, team work, communication and membership development were key areas of discussion at the first in a series of Rotary District 5040 Assemblies prior to the District Conference in Whistler, BC, April 28 to May 1, 2016. Under the leadership of incoming District Director 2016-17 Lyn Stroshin, Assistant Governor Bala Naidoo and Past District Governor (PDG), District Training Chair and Ladner Rotarian Penny Offer, and several other presenters including PDG and Ladner Rotarian Chris Offer, more than 50 Rotarians gathered in Richmond on March 19, 2016 to plan the next Rotary year. The overwhelming conclusion the day was a success. www.Rotary5040.org
Direction and resources of Rotary shared 2016-03-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 15, 2016

 

Ladner Rotarian Patricia Sibley describes her work with Rooftops Canada over a number of years, twice in Zimbabwe and seven times in Tanzania.

Rooftops Canada is the international development program of co-operative and social housing organizations in Canada.

Rooftops Canada works with the Canadian housing sector and overseas partners to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development.

Rooftops Canada's focus is on disadvantaged communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

Ladner Rotarian helping change lives one small home at a time Peter Roaf 2016-03-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 08, 2016

Ted Talk presenter, Miguel Rozo, who is also President of the Vancouver Rotoract Club, speaks on Forced Migration and Resilience: How Countries Stand to Benefit.

"Rotaract" stands for "Rotary in Action". It is a service, leadership and community service organization for young men and women between the ages 18–30 which has grown since its founding in 1968 into a major Rotary-sponsored organization of over 9,539 clubs spread around the world and 219,397 members.

Rotaract focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.

 
Ted Talk presenter on the benefits of Forced Migration 2016-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 01, 2016
  • The hippo roller will empower millions of women and children across the globe.
  • The simple design of the hippo water roller to collect and transport water was a shift in thinking.
  • Instead of carrying heavy buckets on their heads, the hippo roller places the weight on the ground.
  • It brings ease and efficiency to a daily chore.
Simple Tool. Massive Need. Hippo rollers. Peter Roaf 2016-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 27, 2016
Rotary Day on February 27, 2016, at the Port Metro Vancouver office in Trenant Park Square, Ladner, featured the new water park being developed for Ladner by Rotary, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta, and the wide range of "service above self" projects here at home and around the world.
Water park in Ladner and Rotary service featured at Rotary Day Peter Roaf 2016-02-27 08:00:00Z 0
Young and strong: Rotary celebrates 111 years Peter Roaf 2016-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 23, 2016
Ray Moschuk thanks Irene Forcier who updated the club on 80% progress towards our goal for the new $600,000 water park in Ladner's Memorial Park
 
Water park progressing Peter Roaf 2016-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 19, 2016

“What would Granny want?” With that mantra top of mind, Rhonda Doram left 20 years of corporate life to found and develop her successful HoneyDo Lifestyle Assistant business in Delta.

Not only Granny’s needs, but her standards, have driven Rhonda and her team in what they do to serve the home support needs of seniors, but how they do it.

The company won the top award at Rotary’s 5th Annual Business Ethics Awards, as a model of ethical business practice, at a dinner and ceremony on February 19, at the Delta Town and Country Inn, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen, and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Enactus business student chapter.

(front row, l to r) Scott Hamilton, MLA, Barry Hartman and Scott Foran, of 505-Junk, top award winner Rhonda Doram, of HoneyDo Lifestyle Assistant, Vicki Hamilton, MLA; (back row l to r) Shane Todhunter, President, Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, Peter Roaf, RC of Ladner, Kiran Johal, of Enactus, Ian Vowles, RC North Delta, Zain Askari and Sarah Khan, of Enactus
 
"What Granny would want" drives Business Ethics Award winner Peter Roaf 2016-02-19 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 16, 2016
The Canadian Wheelchair Foundation/ Fondation Chaise Roulante Canada (CWF) is an independent Canadian registered charity dedicated to:
•Raising awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities
•Delivering mobility into the lives of children, teens and adults in the world who have no means to acquire a wheelchair
•Transforming lives through mobility, and with it giving to all those deprived of it by war, disease, accident, natural disaster and advanced age, independence, dignity, hope and opportunity
Lives changed, one wheelchair at a time Peter Roaf 2016-02-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 09, 2016
Rotarian Bruce Wiebe, District Manager of The Co-operators, and Ladner Rotarian, Ray Moschuk, an advisor with The Co-operators (at left) present a cheque for $10,000 towards the new water park in Ladner, to water park campaign chair, Irene Forcier (right) and cllub president Peter Roaf.
 

The Co-operators has made a $10,000 contribution to the new water park planned for Ladner's Memorial Park. Thank you to Ladner Rotarian, Ray Moschuk, who made the contribution with the support of The Co-operators Advisor Community Fund.

The Fund supplements donations by its advisors make in their local communities in support of local initiatives that make communities across Canada more vibrant, healthy and sustainable. Because of this fund and other community support programs The Co-operators continues to qualify as a Caring Company with Imagine Canada for demonstrating leadership in community investment.

The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned insurance and financial services co-operative. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products.

The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The organization is listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean’s magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.

The Cooperators contribute to water park project Peter Roaf 2016-02-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2016

Dream On Seniors’ Wish Foundation
Some dreamers may want computer lessons so they can keep in touch with family and easily receive photos and updates of their grandchildren. Others may want to attend a special event. Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to meet their life-long hero? Or learn to dance, sing or play an instrument? Imagine an elderly woman who dreams of traveling to her birthplace or to reunite with loved ones. The Dream On Foundation wants to prove that life doesn’t stop at 65 – in fact, it’s just getting started.

For more information: https://vimeo.com/155009611 + enter password: DOSWF

Nicola More, Executive Director, Dream On Seniors’ Wish Foundation

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes 2016-01-19 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 11, 2016
Lawyer Bridget Jacob (left) and financial management consultant, Christiaan ter Keurs, of Raymond James were inducted as new members at the Rotary Club of Ladner on January 12, 2016.
 
Christiaan also gave his "classification" speech as a new member about growing up with Rotary in The Netherlands and being attracted to the financial field when he was young. He also described trends and changes in the investment and financial planning fields. He and his wife live in Ladner with their three children.
Financial management career of new member Peter Roaf 2016-01-11 08:00:00Z 0
Liquefied Natural Gas future for BC and Delta Peter Roaf 2016-01-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 23, 2015
 
Linda Cran and Lynn Cameron take over the final shift of calendar sales from Arthur Birk and Peter Roaf on December 12.
 
The final shift of calendar sales on December 12, 2015 added $420 to the proceeds, along with sales at various club and organization meetings and on a shared basis through Delta Life Skills and a Ladner Parents Advisory Committee for a net total of approximately $21,000. 100% of proceeds from the calendar sales will go the proposed new water park in Memorial Park in Ladner and to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Click on "Read more" to see the project sponsors who made it all possible.
 
 
Water park and youth leadership awards boosted by calendar sales Peter Roaf 2015-12-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 08, 2015
David Sheach, Executive Director of the BC Association of Charitable Gaming, spoke to the club about applying for gaming grants
Some of the numbers related to funding for projects from gaming revenues in BC for fiscal year 2013/2014:
More than 7,000 applications
Over 5,300 Community Groups successful
Receive an Average Grant $27,000
$135 million for 2013/14
Ticket raffles etc. raised another $30 million
Gaming Proceeds to Community Groups . . .
TOTAL: $165 million
 
President Elect Walt Hayward (left) thanks David Scheach with a donation to Rotary's End Polio Now campaign in his name
Gaming proceeds support BC communities 2015-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 01, 2015
Tsawwassen Commons is a 550,000 SF retail development in progress at the Tsawwassen First Nation. It is described as offering a diverse tenant mix and trading area that will service the affluent areas of Tsawwassen, Ladner, South Delta, North Delta and South Richmond. Tsawwassen Commons is next door to Ivanhoe Cambridge’s Tsawwassen Mills development.
 
Tsawwassen Commons -- First Nation development Peter Roaf 2015-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 27, 2015
When it comes to running a business with integrity, who are the role models among us? That is the question that the three Rotary Clubs in Delta and Enactus KPU  asked when  they developed the Ethics in Business Award.
 
The Rotary Club of North Delta, Tsawwassen, and Ladner, along with Enactus KPU want to recognize  businesses in our community who exhibit  outstanding business practices.
 
If you would like to nominate a business, please fill out the information required on the tab labelled Nominate. If you are a business owner and wish to apply for the award, please go the Apply Now page and fill out the application form. http://www.ethicsinbusiness.ca/
Business Ethics Award Delta -- nominate businesses, organizations 2015-11-27 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 24, 2015
Rotary District 5040 Membership Chair and Paul Harris Society District Chair Tom Smith presents advice on the importance and process of membership development.
 
What is Rotary? In response to a recent survey of Rotarians about what was the "initial attraction" to our organization, the answers came down to:

"It's a leadership organization...we're made up of local business, professional and civic leaders."

and

"We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, and, through that, we're able to get things done in this community."
 
Ladner Rotarian Lindsay Eldridge thanks Tom with a club donation to the Rotary International End Polio campaign
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
photo by Mel Baly
 
Membership Matters Peter Roaf 2015-11-24 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 23, 2015
Membership, New Generations, Rotary's Image and Service were the four areas of focus as 150 Rotarians from Districts 5040 and 5050 and others from Vancouver Island, Alberta and Saskatchewan, plus two staff from RI head office, met at the Day of Dialogue session on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver.
photos by Chris Offer
Rotary clubs share knowledge to become more relevant and vibrant Peter Roaf 2015-11-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 17, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about.
 
On Easter weekend this year five members of Ladner's Interact Club attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event at Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast, where they made friends for lifetime and learned about leadership
 
Through Interact, members carry out hands-on service projects, make international connections, develop leadership skills and have fun.
 
There are 30 members in Ladner's Interact Club at Delta Secondary School, up from 21 last year. The club is one among 23 in Rotary District 5040 which includes the Lower Mainland and the western half of mainland BC. For achievement in its work to Light Up Rotary, Rotary District 5040 recognized the Delta Secondary School Interact Club in Ladner with the 2014-15 Presidential Citation.
 
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Ladner Interact Club productive and growing Peter Roaf 2015-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 11, 2015
Those who have fallen in wars of the past century and this one were honoured and remembered at the cenotaph in Ladner's Memorial Park on November 11, 2015. Those who had fallen at their own hand on returning home from war fronts overseas were also honoured.
 
 
Placing a wreath on behalf of the Rotary Club of Ladner were Interact Club President Tessa Hansen, of Delta Secondary School, (left), with Rotary club President Elect Walt Hayward (middle) and President Peter Roaf. District 5040 Governor John Anderson and Assistant District Governor Rick Lewall were among the contingent of Rotarians and Interactors from the Ladner and Tsawwassen clubs
Remembrance Day honours the fallen Peter Roaf 2015-11-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 10, 2015
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"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few," was the memorable line in the wartime speech in the British House of Commons by Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 20, 1940 about the Battle of Britain.
 
 
Of the 2,936 pilots who fought during the four-month Battle of Britain, 595 were non-British, including 112 Canadians. Among the 1495 aircrew killed during the four-month Battle, 47 were airmen from Canada.
Lest We Forget: remembering the fallen and the Battle of Britain Peter Roaf 2015-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 06, 2015
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Many thanks to sponsors, Ray and Joanne Moschuk, and Sandra O'Keefe's social committee, 12 club members and guests enjoyed a tasty meal and fun wine tasting evening on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
 
The evening included excellent photo highlights of Lynn and John Cameron's recent trip through five camps in Southern Africa and Capetown, with technical support of Ken Whitney. Prizes were awarded through a draw.
 
The big winner though was the Rotary Foundation. The $180 cash donations raised from the small group and, through the 5:1 matching program of the Government of Canada and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, should generate CDN$900 or USD$675 as one of our club's annual Foundation contributions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sandra O'Keefe (second left) holds the $180 cash raised for the Rotary Foundation at the November 7 wine tasting social, with (l to r) Ray Moschuk, Peter Roaf and Lynn Cameron (photo by Ken Whitney)
Rotary Foundation to benefit from wine tasting social Peter Roaf 2015-11-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 03, 2015
Manager of the Envision Financial branch in Ladner, Geoff Willers, gave his classification speech on November 3, 2015.
 
Geoff came to our club earlier in the year from the Rotary Club of Penticton, where he had been a member for six years, and prior to that, the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert as a member for four years.
 
While his dream was to become a ship captain, he eventually decided to work in finance. He started his career at the main branch of Scotiabank in the old financial district of Montreal.
Ladner's Envision manager shares his story Peter Roaf 2015-11-03 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 27, 2015
Rotary District 5040 Governor John Anderson (left) congratulates and thanks Mike Storey for his many contributions to our club, our District and Rotary International.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
photos by Mel Baly
 
 
 
Lynn Cameron, who was not present at the October 27 meeting, received similar recognition from District Governor John Anderson.
Rotary District Governor recognizes Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2015-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Podovinikoff, Penny Offer, Mike Storey on Oct 20, 2015
Mission of The Rotary Foundation
To enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through projects that improve health, support education, and help alleviate poverty.
To Do Good in the World!
 
Foundation Committee Chair Peter Podovinikoff speaks about the tremendous value to Ladner and the world of The Rotary Foundation
 
photos by Mel Baly
 
Programs of the Rotary Foundation
  • Polio Plus
  • Grants
  • District Grants
  • Global Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Rotary Peace Fellowships
  • District and Global Grants
Rotary Global Areas of Focus
  1. Peace and Conflict Resolution
  2. Disease Prevention
  3. Water and Sanitation
  4. Maternal and Child Health
  5. Basic education and Literacy
  6. Economic and Community Development
 
Rotary Foundation drives local and global service Peter Podovinikoff, Penny Offer, Mike Storey 2015-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 12, 2015
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Since 1959 Reach Child and Youth Development Society has been providing services to special needs children and their families in the belief in the potential of every child, and in the knowledge that each child is unique. The Reach team works together with families to recognize each child’s strengths and develop her or his abilities.
The society has reached 80% of its $5 million fund-raising goal towards building a new facility on the current Kinsmen clubhouse site at Memorial Park in Ladner.
 
 
Reach: for children to achieve their potential Peter Roaf 2015-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 06, 2015
Representatives of the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, founded in 1985, speak on the advantages for employers, employees and communities of inclusive employment which includes the hiring of individuals who are receiving government assistance.
 
The BC Self Advocacy Foundation is a charitable organization whose sole purpose is to assist people with developmental disabilities to become full, participating citizens in their own communities.
 
 
Jeremy Ferrer, left, blind from birth, speaks to a visual presentation about the abilities of those supported by the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, with colleague, Julya Hutton
Employer benefits in hiring those with developmental disabilities Peter Roaf 2015-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 05, 2015
Children and Youth are the focus of proceeds from the sale of 2016 Rotary calendars and lottery. Rotarians are once again selling the calendars throughout South Delta with 100% of proceeds going to local charities or service projects.
 
The 2016 calendar showcases the community of Delta: our farms and communities which grew up around them and our commerce, industry and people. The calendar is also a lottery, with a relatively high possibility of winning cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000 in weekly draws throughout the coming year.
 
Rotarians Ken Whitney (left) and Walt Hayward form one
​of the teams selling calendars in South Delta this Fall
 
photo by Chris Offer
Children and Youth benefit from Rotary calendar sales Peter Roaf 2015-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 25, 2015
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Rotary International has been a leader in the global "End Polio Now" campaign for the past 36 years and the Rotary Club of Ladner has been contributing to this campaign over the years.
 
It is cause for celebration on this day, September 25, 2015, that the World Health Organization (WHO) announces that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic.
 
It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there. Nigeria is the last country in Africa to be declared polio-free.
 
With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there.
Nigeria now polio free -- only 2 countries left Peter Roaf 2015-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2015
 
Ladner Rotarians enjoying fellowship in Hawaii send greetings home.
Fellowship afar Peter Roaf 2015-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2015
Ladner Rotarian Debbie DaSilva represented the Rotary Club of Ladner at the Delta Secondary School Commencement Ceremony on June 23, 2015, at South Delta Baptist Church.
 
 
 
 
Georgia Taipalus, left, received one of three Ladner Rotary scholarships in June 
 
Scholarships for Ladner high school students Peter Roaf 2015-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 22, 2015
​Over 570 clients in Delta use the free rehabilitation services of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). CNIB, which is approaching its 100th Anniversary, is Canada's oldest charity. It provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
 
CNIB's regional Manager, Community Giving, Jennifer Yankanna with club president Peter Roaf, left, and Ken Whitney
 
​photo by Mel Baly
Blindness cause of Canada's oldest charity Peter Roaf 2015-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 15, 2015
Retired dentist, Dr. Robert van Dongen, of the Rotary Club of Bonaire, in the Dutch Antilles, off the north coast of Venezuela, visited the Rotary Club of Ladner with his nephew, Chris ter Keurs, of Ladner.
 
Robert says one of the main priorities of his club is literacy.
 
Robert also has a home in Voorburg, near The Hague, in The Netherlands.
 
 
 
 
Visiting Rotarian Dr. Robert van Dongen (right) with nephew, Chris ter Keurs
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles, home of visiting Rotarian Peter Roaf 2015-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 15, 2015
Successful business owners grow their businesses up to a certain level then seem to level off or find it a lot harder to sustain growth.
 
How do they take their businesses to the next level?
 
 
 
 
Michael Walsh, founder of KaizenConsulting Services  
Thinking big is not enough in business Peter Roaf 2015-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Learn about leading, managing, networking at Rotary Leadership Institute Penny Offer 2015-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 10, 2015
I stay in Rotary because.......... >>click to read>>
 
"The network of friends in my old club and the new friends in my current club are why I stay in Rotary."
 
"My network of Rotary friends goes far beyond my Rotary club. I have made Rotary friends from many countries. Rotary has taken me to every corner of the world."
 
-- Ladner Rotarian Chris Offer
 
Chris Offer, middle, in Kassala, Sudan, representing Rotary on a World Health Organization polio surveillance project.
Why I stay in Rotary Peter Roaf 2015-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 08, 2015
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Leaders of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) business student chapter of the international Enactus network launched the 5th Annual Delta Rotary Business Ethics Awards program in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen.
 
 
 
The Awards, which will be presented at a gala event in January 2016, recognizes local companies and organizations nominated as role models of ethical business practice.
 
Receiving thank you from New Generations Chair Tammy Hansen (right) were Enactus representatives Avie (left) and Kiran.
KPU Enactus business students launch Delta Rotary Business Ethics Award Peter Roaf 2015-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 08, 2015
The Rotary International Presidential Citation awarded to the Rotary Club of Ladner by then RI President Gary C.K. Huang, of Taiwan, as announced at the District 5040 conference in May, was presented to the club by Immediate Past District Governor Ken Wilson at the September 8, 2015 club meeting.
 
The Citation was awarded for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and our club in areas such as:
  • growing membership,
  • developing sustainable service projects;
  • giving to The Rotary Foundation;
  • building awareness of Rotary in our community.
Receiving the Citation on behalf of the club was Immediate Past President Patricia Sibley.