Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 14, 2017
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. 
The Ladner Rotary Beer and Burger Night on July 13 raised $1,500 for the Ban Xiengda water project, which will include a dam similar to the one seen under construction at another remote village in Laos (top left). Activities included rounds of pool, a silent auction, toss your loonie closest to the bottle of wine and draw for a water filter to be delivered to a Laotian village in the name of the winner. The water project committee of Sandra O’Keeffe, Diana Cabott Nimsick, Dawn Rutledge, Beau Brennen, Mike Storey and (not seen) Kathy Storey explained the need for the project and the fund-raiser. Watch for more fun water project fund-raisers. For more on the water project and Adopt A Village in Laos >>click here>>
Many thanks to the sponsors and donors
Bridget Jacob
Chu Wu/Sterling Sentinel Group
Dawn & Beau Brennen
Doug Gaetz/Delta Funeral Home
Diana & Leo Nimsick
Julia Common, Hives for Humanity
Lindsay Eldridge, Nurse Next Door
Mike & Kathy Storey, Ideal Door
Patricia Sibley
Sonia Baron
Ray Moschuk, The Co-operators-Moschuk
     Insurance Agencies Inc.
Sandra O’Keeffe
Special "Thank You" to White Rock Legion