Ridding the world of polio has been a long, but steady march

Posted on Oct 20, 2020
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Mike McGovern, who is Rotary's Chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, gave an update on the global campaign to rid the world of the life crippling and sometimes deadly disease of polio. His committee directs all regional and international PolioPlus committees, coordinates all PolioPlus elements, and develops policies and strategies to achieve polio eradication. The committee’s responsibilities include Rotary's allocation of US$150 million annually for polio eradication around the world.
Ridding the world of polio has been a long, but steady march Peter Roaf 2020-10-20 07:00:00Z 0 PolioPlus,World Polio,polio

Langley Ukulele Ensemble enjoys international fame

Posted on Oct 13, 2020
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The Langley Ukulele Ensemble started in the Langley School District during the 1970’s when the ukulele was incorporated as part of the music offerings in the District. 
 
In 1980, Peter Luongo joined the group as an assistant director and assumed the lead role shortly thereafter. He has been the group’s director for all, or part of every year since. His efforts and infectious personality contributed greatly to the ongoing popularity of the instrument in schools and to the recognition of the community of Langley as the “Ukulele Capital of Canada.”
Langley Ukulele Ensemble enjoys international fame Peter Roaf 2020-10-13 07:00:00Z 0 music
Mortgage lending during COVID-19 Peter Roaf 2020-10-06 07:00:00Z 0 lending,loan,mortgage,real estate

Gold Distinction for Ladner Rotary in achieving international Rotary Citation

Posted on Oct 01, 2020
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Rotary Club of Ladner has received the international Rotary Citation for our performance in 2019-20, at the Gold level of Distinction, the second highest after Platinum. 
 
The Rotary Citation is the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve. It is awarded for achieving goals such as increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in the community.
 
That achievement came during a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world. Our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which has ultimately helped strengthen Rotary and shape our future.
 
Congratulations to Ladner Rotarians as People of Action, for continued service above self to our community and our world.  
Gold Distinction for Ladner Rotary in achieving international Rotary Citation Peter Roaf 2020-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
"Don Arturo" celebrates 50 years a member of Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-09-29 07:00:00Z 0

Pumpkin sales to end polio on World Polio Day, October 24th

Posted on Sep 25, 2020
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Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
 
With the recent announcement of the World Health Organization that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of the African region, Rotary and its partners are celebrating this historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.
 
To salute World Polio Day, on Saturday, October 24th, Rotary Club of Ladner is holding a “Pumpkins for Polio” sales events with entire proceeds going to the End Polio campaign: 10 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Tsawwassen Mills mall.
 
For every US$3.00 donated to the campaign, a child is fully protected against polio and is given a chance to lead a fulfilling life and, when matched twice by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a total of three children is spared the life crippling, sometimes lethal, disease.
Pumpkin sales to end polio on World Polio Day, October 24th Peter Roaf 2020-09-25 07:00:00Z 0 polio

Arthur Drive cleaned up for Fall

Posted on Sep 19, 2020
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A section of Arthur Drive in Ladner, starting at the intersection with Ladner Trunk Road, is now tidied up for the Fall, thanks to a team of six club members who ventured into the rain on September 19, 2020 to pick up trash left over the summer. Arthur Birk, optimistic in his sunny weather gear, applied his dental skills to ensuring no scrap escaped his pincer pick up stick. -- photos by C. Offer and P. Roaf
Arthur Drive cleaned up for Fall Peter Roaf 2020-09-19 07:00:00Z 0 Arthur,adopt-a-street,community,service,street
Rotary District 5040 second among 21 across Canada in per member giving Peter Roaf 2020-09-04 07:00:00Z 0

Recent Rotary achievements by our club and Rotary International

Posted on Sep 02, 2020
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At Ladner Rotary's first in person meeting after several months of virtual ones, it was a happy reunion for some, but many are still missed. Protocols for health and safety were followed. The members were reminded about some of our recent achievements as a club, as a District of 50 clubs and as a global people of action group of 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million members.
Recent Rotary achievements by our club and Rotary International Peter Roaf 2020-09-02 07:00:00Z 0

Education and literacy a key focus in September

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 02, 2020
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This month parents and teachers face the complex challenge of returning children to a safe and secure environment in schools during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this setback, we are most fortunate to have access to the educational system we have here. Around the world more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 
 
an open air school
 
Rotarians strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy. They fight for literacy among adults so they can build better lives, build more peace and free themselves from those who control and oppress their communities. 
 
 
Education and literacy a key focus in September Peter Roaf 2020-09-02 07:00:00Z 0 adult,children,education,literacy

Eyeglasses collection brings precious gift of vision
to children in developing countries

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 30, 2020
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A young man in Ethiopia, who struggled over many years to read and write, and yearned for an education, had been regarded as stupid and forced out of school at grade two, because he was blind. He put on eyeglasses for the first time and, as a new world opened up for him, said as a plea, now, “How can I learn?” His life might have been so much for fulfilling if he had eyeglasses when he was a child.
 
The second hand eyeglasses and professional help came to this man half way around the world thanks to the Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS), based in Burnaby, BC, founded by Optometrist Dr. Marina Roma-March.
Eyeglasses collection brings precious gift of visionto children in developing countries Peter Roaf 2020-08-30 07:00:00Z 0 children,sight,vision

spread of wild poliovirus in African region halted 

Posted on Aug 29, 2020
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Rotary and its partners are celebrating a monumental achievement with the announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 25, 2020 that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority. -- story by by Ryan Hyland
spread of wild poliovirus in African region halted Peter Roaf 2020-08-29 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio
Canada’s Arctic through the lens of a photographer Peter Roaf 2020-08-25 07:00:00Z 0 arctic,expedition,north,polar
Uncovering with homeowners what can make their living spaces unique Peter Roaf 2020-08-18 07:00:00Z 0 architect,design,home,interior

Fraud trends and prevention

Posted on Aug 11, 2020
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Delta Police Constable Dustin Classen spoke to Ladner Rotary about current fraud trends, including those targeting seniors and those emerging during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is Constable Classen’s firm belief that we must continually educate ourselves and raise awareness amongst those in our community as the primary way we can have an impact on the invasive issue of fraudulent crime.
Fraud trends and prevention Peter Roaf 2020-08-11 07:00:00Z 0 crime,fraud,police

Paul Harris Fellow to Guillermo Bustos

Posted on Aug 04, 2020
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. This is the fourth time Guillermo Bustos has received this award.
Paul Harris Fellow to Guillermo Bustos Peter Roaf 2020-08-04 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award,pin

Paul Harris Fellow Awards to nine members

Posted on Jul 21, 2020
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
Paul Harris Fellow Awards to nine members Peter Roaf 2020-07-21 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award

Sunny Saturday coffee in Rotary Park

Posted on Jul 18, 2020
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Ladner Rotarians gathered for an impromptu "Coffee in the Park" on Saturday morning to catch up in person, at long last. The gathering, organized by Chris Offer, at Rotary Park next to Delta City Hall, abided by social distancing. Mayor George Harvie dropped in to say hello.
 
Walt Hayward indicates how much he enjoyed the event
Sunny Saturday coffee in Rotary Park Peter Roaf 2020-07-18 07:00:00Z 0 park,social,summer

Longest serving member celebrates anniversary

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This year retired dentist, Dr. Arthur Birk, celebrates 50 years as a member of the Rotary Club of Ladner. Congratulations, Arthur, and thank you for your many years of service to our club and community.
Longest serving member celebrates anniversary Peter Roaf 2020-07-16 07:00:00Z 0

Help up for struggling mothers and families

Posted on Jul 14, 2020
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Mamas for Mamas aims to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by mothers, caregivers and women in crisis. The national organization, founded in Kelowna and now operating in Delta, is working with multiple levels of government and non-profit agencies, to change systems that contribute to the vicious cycle of poverty, mental health issues, housing, and food insecurity. At the same time, it supports struggling families with a hand up, providing essential needs of food, affordable housing and education. See the previous story on Mamas for Mamas.
Help up for struggling mothers and families Peter Roaf 2020-07-14 07:00:00Z 0 food,low income,mother,parent,women

Reading on the trail for children: Storywalk

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StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. Storywalks are proposed for Delta.
 
StoryWalks® have been installed in Canada, the United States, Germany, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea.
Reading on the trail for children: Storywalk Peter Roaf 2020-07-07 07:00:00Z 0 children,education,outdoor,reading,trail

Opportunities open for Rotary and the community of Delta

Posted on Jul 01, 2020
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“Rotary Opens Opportunities.” That’s the theme for Rotary in 2020-21. Yet, for over its 63 years, Rotary Club of Ladner has been continually opening opportunities for its members, for our community and for our world. We are building relationships with other organizations near and far, and with the people in them as they too serve our community, they with us, and we with them.
 
Peter Roaf, President, Rotary Club of Ladner, 2020-21
 
That theme was experienced as Rotary Club of Ladner installed its new board of directors for 2020-21 at a virtual ceremony on June 30, 2020, officiated by the 2020-21 District 5040 Governor for 50 for the Rotary clubs in BC, Dave Hamilton.
Opportunities open for Rotary and the community of Delta Peter Roaf 2020-07-01 07:00:00Z 0 board,directors,installation,leadership

Disease Prevention and Treatment honour for Steve Rutledge

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Congratulations to Whitby Sunrise Rotarian Steve Rutledge on receiving the District 7070 Dr. Bob Scott Award in Disease Prevention on June 30, 2020. Steve recently presented an update to Ladner Rotary about Adopt A Village Laos, a program he has led for many years and which has made a significant contribution to disease prevention and treatment.

Rotary Club of Ladner, which includes among us his sister, Dawn Rutledge Brennen, joins Rotary Whitby Sunrise Club in congratulating Steve on this well deserved honour. #rotarywhitbysunrise #rotary7070
Disease Prevention and Treatment honour for Steve Rutledge Peter Roaf 2020-06-30 07:00:00Z 0

Value of community news in trying times

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 23, 2020
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Delta Optimist circulates every week 17,000 newspapers in South Delta. The online version of the newspaper reaches 400,000 to 500,000 views a month. Among the community newspapers in Canada, the Optimist has 1,300 voluntary subscriptions, at $50 per year, from people who want to support the newspaper, which is among the highest in Canada among community newspapers.
 
Matt Blair, Publisher and General Manager of the Delta Optimist, who replaced Rotarian Dave Hamilton on his retirement in the past several months, spoke to Ladner Rotary about the value of community news in trying times.
Value of community news in trying times Peter Roaf 2020-06-23 07:00:00Z 0 community,media,news,newspaper

Multi-service club salute to healthcare workers

Posted on May 27, 2020
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On May 27, 2020, the following Delta organizations arranged a thank you to healthcare workers with a parade of almost 40 vehicles driving around the block of the Delta Hospital, led by a Delta Fire and Rescue truck, lights ablaze and sirens blaring:
Rotary Club of LadnerKinsmen Ladner
Rotary Club of TsawwassenTOOBS
Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club 
 
-- photos by Chris Offer
Multi-service club salute to healthcare workers Peter Roaf 2020-05-27 07:00:00Z 0 healthcare,parade,thank you

From marketing printing to wine, new member welcome

Posted on May 26, 2020
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A Rotary member for almost 45 years, Tsawwassen resident Bob Silvester recently joined Ladner Rotary from Rotary Club of Burnaby. In his "classification speech" to club members, so we could get to know him, Bob outlined a career in marketing for the printing business and then in the wine business.
From marketing printing to wine, new member welcome Peter Roaf 2020-05-26 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary District recognizes two Ladner Rotarians

Posted on May 25, 2020
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Two Ladner Rotarians received District Governor Awards on May 24th at the Rotary District 5040 2020 Vision Roskars Awards, a virtual ceremony of awards presentations which normally would have been held at the District Conference in late April, but cancelled earlier in the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rotary District recognizes two Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2020-05-25 07:00:00Z 0 awards

Rotarian of the month

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Ladner Rotary President Bridget Jacob, right, presents to Past District Governor Penny Offer a member of the month gift in recognition and thanks for her contributions to the club in leading a review of the bylaws, her district and international work and faithful attendance to support all of our club events, such as pumpkins for polio, summer barbecue and Christmas dinner event, among others.
Rotarian of the month Peter Roaf 2020-05-13 07:00:00Z 0
Clean up readies Arthur Drive for Spring Peter Roaf 2020-05-09 07:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean up
End Polio campaign recognized as Vancouver buildings light up  Peter Roaf 2020-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
polio survivor speaks in international Immunization Week Peter Roaf 2020-04-28 07:00:00Z 0

A world of learning comes to children in The Philippines

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The African Ruggedized Educational System (ARES) has proven to be such a success in bringing the world's education to children in remote, rural communities of Africa, where there is limited access to books, paper and writing materials, and intermittent power and no access to the internet, it has now arrived in The Philippines.
 
The first mission of its kind, to introduce what has been called, "Asian Ruggedized Educational System (ARES)", happened in February as a joint International Service Project of the Rotary Club of Ladner and the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise. Ladner Rotary President Bridget Jacob, on behalf of this club as a sponsor, participated in the team visit to The Philippines and reported on the overall mission in a club meeting on Zoom April 21, 2020.
 
Elena Agala, of the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise, was the driving force behind the mission to distribute three ARES systems to schools and, as she has done for many years, to provide dental services to those in need in various communities.
 
Bonnie Sutherland, of the Rotary Club of North Delta, who also a member of the recent ARES team mission to The Philippines, started working in Africa in 1992 with her late husband, Don, both teachers in Delta. In Kenya they saw the great need for teachers and students and began shipping containers of books and other materials to Africa. ARES eventually emerged from this international service in education.
A world of learning comes to children in The Philippines Peter Roaf 2020-04-21 07:00:00Z 0 ARES,dental,dentist,education
Thank you frontline workers and businesses Peter Roaf 2020-04-18 07:00:00Z 0

Helping hand for business in COVID-19 pandemic crisis

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Businesses large and small and the millions of people who rely on them for their livelihood in BC and all across Canada are receiving some support from the three levels of government. We are all in this together. Executive Director of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Garry Shearer, outlines the role of the Chamber and the support coming to businesses in our community.
Helping hand for business in COVID-19 pandemic crisis Peter Roaf 2020-04-14 07:00:00Z 0

Virtual meeting a first for Ladner Rotary

Our club is in good company worldwide in holding its weekly club meeting for the first time in 64 years as a virtual one on Zoom. 25 members were able to attend this first of a kind meeting, including three members who have been unable to join us regularly for a long time. There were few technical glitches and we all had a chance to connect. We are back to our weekly meetings on Tuesdays via Zoom. More information to follow.
President Bridget Jacob chaired the meeting, with support from Chris Offer, who set up the Zoom meeting
Virtual meeting a first for Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-04-07 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month

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President Bridget Jacob awards Denis Denischuk with Rotarian of the Month Award for his many ways he supports the club.
Rotarian of the Month 2020-03-14 07:00:00Z 0

Listening and treating holistically aim of Ladner clinic

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Dr. Lisa Ghent,BSc, ND, a doctor in Naturopathic Medicine and clinic leader at Collaborative Wellness in Ladner, was personally drawn to naturopathic medicine over 10 years ago when a naturopath helped her and her husband have children after a struggle to become pregnant. The idea of really listening to people’s stories and treating them holistically to help guide them towards health became the appeal of this field of medicine. -- photos by Mel Baly
 
 
Listening and treating holistically aim of Ladner clinic Peter Roaf 2020-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
Marketing manager joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-02-25 08:00:00Z 0

International education consultant receives Paul Harris Award

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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
International education consultant receives Paul Harris Award Peter Roaf 2020-02-25 08:00:00Z 0

Elder College leader recognized with Paul Harris Award

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For her ongoing leadership in providing to Delta residents a wide range of courses in continuing education through Eldercollege, Paulette Tattersall received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary District 5040 Past District Governor Chris Offer to recognize extraordinary service above self. -- photo by Mel Baly
 
 
Elder College leader recognized with Paul Harris Award Peter Roaf 2020-02-18 08:00:00Z 0
Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 looking back Peter Roaf 2020-02-18 08:00:00Z 0

Ladybug Farm from Vietnam to Delta with new club member

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My Le Dang, who recently joined Rotary Club of Ladner, is an excellent example of productivity and contribution to Canada through immigration, as she brings her skills in hydroponic farming and business accounting at the local company, Pure Sunfarms, from Vietnam to Delta. She tells club members about herself in her new member "classification speech." Welcome, My.
Ladybug Farm from Vietnam to Delta with new club member Peter Roaf 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris pins awarded to members

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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
Paul Harris pins awarded to members Peter Roaf 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Little House to receive donation of books
 

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Little House Society, which offers clinical services, education and drug prevention strategies in Delta, has received a bookcase from Rotary Club of Ladner, and on February 7 some club members gathered at the home of Irene Forcier to donate books for the bookcase and add stickers, “Donated by Ladner Rotary,” on the inside cover. The books will provide some comfort to those visiting Little House in Tsawwassen. -- photos by Penny Offer
Little House to receive donation of books  Peter Roaf 2020-02-07 08:00:00Z 0 Little House,addiction,books
No call too small as Delta Police serves our community Peter Roaf 2020-02-04 08:00:00Z 0 community,police

Chris Offer, Member of the Month

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President Bridget Jacob presents the Member of the Month Award to Past District Governor Chris Offer for his many contributions to the Rotary Club of Ladner, on top of the many he continues to make at the District, Zone and International levels, for The Rotary Foundation and Peace Building, among others.
Chris Offer, Member of the Month Peter Roaf 2020-02-04 08:00:00Z 0
Members engage in strategic planning Peter Roaf 2020-01-28 08:00:00Z 0

Improving lives and communities way to attract members

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"Rotary Get Inspired Talks" on May 23, 2020 aims to inspire attendees to take action and make the necessary changes to improve their lives and communities. In partnership between our Rotary District 5040 and "Get Inspired Talks" the event is part of an overall strategy to attract new members to Rotary.
Improving lives and communities way to attract members Peter Roaf 2020-01-21 08:00:00Z 0
Financial consultant tells about himself on joining the club Peter Roaf 2020-01-21 08:00:00Z 0 classification speech,new

Food hampers brighten Christmas for needy families in Delta

Posted on Dec 21, 2019
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The Christmas celebrations of more than 500 lower income families and seniors throughout Delta were made a little brighter on December 21 when they received food hampers, each with a turkey, root vegetables, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, cranberries, cookies, candy canes and bread. Rotary Club of Ladner representatives joined Deltassist and many other service organizations in the annual Christmas hamper food distribution.
Food hampers brighten Christmas for needy families in Delta Peter Roaf 2019-12-21 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,food,hamper
Merry Christmas 2019-12-20 08:00:00Z 0
Christmas fun at Ladner Rotary lunch Peter Roaf 2019-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
New Rotary road signs about 3 clubs in Delta 2019-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
Positive Peace & Rotary 2019-12-11 08:00:00Z 0 positivepeace,rotary,rotary ladner,rotarypeace

District Governor inducts his son as newest Ladner Rotarian

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
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Financial Consultant Kreesan Naidoo has just been inducted as a member of Rotary Club of Ladner. The induction ceremony was all the more special when Rotary District 5040 District Governor Bala Naidoo, Kreesan's father, officiated. Club President Bridget Jacob pins Kreesan as part of the ceremony. photos by Mel Baly
District Governor inducts his son as newest Ladner Rotarian Peter Roaf 2019-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

Memorial Park Sparkles

Posted by Chris Offer on Dec 10, 2019
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Take thousands of coloured lights, hundreds of cups of hot chocolate, dozens of children’s craft trappings, add a fire truck bringing a special guest and you have a very successful Christmas festival.
Memorial Park Sparkles Chris Offer 2019-12-10 08:00:00Z 0 rotary, rotary ladner
In impoverished, war torn countries, education by mothers an effective path to peace and opportunity Peter Roaf 2019-11-26 08:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary Supports Delta Drum Festival

Posted on Nov 20, 2019
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The third annual South Delta Drum Festival was held on November 17, 2019, at the Genesis Theatre in Ladner. 
 
The Festival featured some of the industry’s best drummers. DSS students supported the event by assisting with staging. A variety of types and styles of drums were on display and played.
 
Featured performers/instructors included Craig Scott (big band and jazz drumming), Julia Geaman (metal drumming) and Mike Michalkow (drum set artistry).
 
Festival organizer Rick Klemm said, “We have more sponsors this year, the Ladner Rotary Club donated funds, which is very kind of them, so it’s going really well,”
Ladner Rotary Supports Delta Drum Festival Chris Offer 2019-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

Update, Achievements, Future Directions of Delta School District

Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 12, 2019
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Delta School District #37 is focused on achieving its vision of becoming a "Leading District in Innovative Teaching and Learner Success", according to School Superintendent Doug Sheppard. The District's focus on questioning and inquiry as methods of investigating both student learning and educator practice is central to the achievement of this work.
Update, Achievements, Future Directions of Delta School District Chris Offer 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 0 learning,school,teaching

Ann Waldo joins club from Sechelt

Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 12, 2019
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Rotary Club of Ladner welcomed Ann Waldo as a new member, transferring from the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt. Ann moved to Sechelt from Peachland, BC in 2006 after retiring from a career as a teacher and school administrator. Her husband, George, had been mayor of Peachland. Ann joined the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt in 2007. She served on a variety of club committees and as club president. In 2018 after the death of her husband she moved to Delta to be close to family. -- photos by Chris Offer

 

 

Ann Waldo joins club from Sechelt Chris Offer 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 0

Honouring lives lost for our freedom

Posted on Nov 11, 2019
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At the Remembrance Day parade and cenotaph service in Ladner on November 11, 2019, to honour those who gave their lives and were wounded, in wars over the past century, members of Rotary clubs in Ladner and Tsawwassen, and of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School, joined hundreds of people in military, first responder and community organizations and from Delta to participate in the solemn ceremony. -- photos by Chris Offer
Honouring lives lost for our freedom Peter Roaf 2019-11-11 08:00:00Z 0 Remembrance,cenotaph,parade

Honouring the ultimate 'service above self" of those fallen for our freedom

Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 05, 2019
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Remembrance Day, a national and international memorial to the millions of men and women in military service who lost their lives or were wounded in wars over the past 100+ years, was observed by Rotary Club of Ladner in advance of the actual day on November 11, 2019. To mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the hostilities of the First World War ended, Ladner Rotarians will march in the Remembrance Day parade through Ladner to join those from many organizations and Delta residents at the cenotaph in Memorial Park.
Honouring the ultimate 'service above self" of those fallen for our freedom Peter Roaf 2019-11-05 08:00:00Z 0 Remembrance,peace,war

End Polio campaign to receive pumpkin sales proceeds

Posted on Oct 24, 2019
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The global campaign to End Polio around the world, started by Rotary over 30 years ago, will receive proceeds from sales of pumpkins on October 22, ahead of World Polio Day on October 24, 2019. Rotary Club of Ladner members, Delta Police community volunteers and members of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School joined forces in Pumpkins for Polio sales, at Ladner Leisure Centre, then at Delta Secondary School, where a pumpkin carving contest was included. Pumpkins donated by Westham Island Herb Farm, with thanks. -- photos by Chris Offer
End Polio campaign to receive pumpkin sales proceeds Peter Roaf 2019-10-24 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,fundraiser,polio,pumpkin
Mayor encourages community to participate in Pumpkins for Polio on Oct 22 Peter Roaf 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio

Global areas of focus grant funding approaching $100 million a year

Posted on Oct 13, 2019
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Rotary International's contributions to its six global areas of focus have almost doubled over the past five years and approach $100 million. The Rotary Foundation has continued to grant funds to locally and regionally led Rotary projects around the world in the six areas of Maternal and Child Health, Water and Sanitation, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. For example, Ladner Rotary led a project to bring running water over 6.5 km to a remote village in Laos where children and women now have more time to devote to school and community life.
Global areas of focus grant funding approaching $100 million a year Peter Roaf 2019-10-13 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,areas focus,global,grants

Polio effects in childhood can come back decades later

Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 08, 2019
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Zosim Ettenbera was only six months old when she contracted polio. She managed to work her way past the crippling viral disease in her childhood and move on to a career in physiotherapy. Eventually she became Director of Rehabilitation Services at Langley Hospital. Her story, of battling not only polio, but later in life, cancer, is one of tremendous courage and determination, includes the recurrence of effects from her childhood affliction, with Post Polio Syndrome, which affects many adults decades later after what used to be called, "infantile paralysis (polio)" or poliomyelitis.
Polio effects in childhood can come back decades later Peter Roaf 2019-10-08 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio
Preparing to light up Memorial Park for Christmas Peter Roaf 2019-10-01 07:00:00Z 0 Christmas,Memorial Park,lighting,lights,tree

The global fight against polio here in Ladner

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 30, 2019
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Worldwide polio cases have dropped from 350,000 in 122 countries in 1988 to just 33 in two countries in 2018 – Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now the world stands on the threshold of eradicating the disease forever. Nigeria, the last polio endemic country in Africa, has passed the 3-year milestone without a case, and it is anticipated that the whole African Region will be declared polio free in 2020.
 
To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to the protection of more than 2.5 billion children around the world. Around the world, on October 24, 2019, Rotary International, foundations, governments and global health organizations are marking World Polio Day. To salute World Polio Day, Rotary Club of Ladner is holding “Pumpkins for Polio” sales events on Tuesday, October 22, with proceeds going entirely to the End Polio campaign: 10 am to 1 pm at Ladner Leisure Centre and 3:30 to 5:30 pm, including a pumpkin carving contest, at Delta Secondary School.
The global fight against polio here in Ladner Peter Roaf 2019-09-30 07:00:00Z 0 polio,pumpkin

Rotary District 5040 2nd highest per capita in giving to End Polio

Posted on Sep 25, 2019
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Among the 34 Rotary Districts across Canada, Northeastern United States and Bermuda, in Zones 24 and 32, representing 1,814 clubs, our District 5040 of 50 clubs was second highest per capita in giving to the campaign to End Polio worldwide at almost US$105,473. With 50 members Ladner Rotary comprises 3.3% of membership in District 5040, but our giving US$3,880 to this campaign in 2018-19 represented 4.6% of the total for District 5040. Congratulations and thank you to our generous members in our club and our District.
Rotary District 5040 2nd highest per capita in giving to End Polio Peter Roaf 2019-09-25 07:00:00Z 0 donations,giving,polio

Firehall field trip for Ladner Rotarians

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 24, 2019
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From the $2 million ladder truck and various other vehicles, to the dispatch system and living accommodations, Delta's Firehall 1, in Ladner and three firefighters hosted Ladner Rotary members on a field trip on September 24, 2019. The Rotary visitors not only learned about the various functions of the firehall, but about the fire and rescue system throughout Delta, including the new hall near Boundary Bay Airport and the top quality training facilities at that location.
Firehall field trip for Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2019-09-24 07:00:00Z 0 fieldtrip,fire,rescue,tour

New BBQs add more family fun to Memorial Park

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 17, 2019
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Expanding the recreational enjoyment of Delta residents even further at Memorial Park in Ladner, after the official opening of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park in July 2018, the Rotary Club of Ladner and the City of Delta have collaborated once again by installing nearby three outdoor cooking grills and renovating the adjacent gazebo. -- photos by Chris Offer and Peter Roaf
New BBQs add more family fun to Memorial Park Peter Roaf 2019-09-17 07:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Reach,cooking,park,splash park

Delta realtor joins Ladner Rotary: welcome Howard Wang

Posted on Sep 12, 2019
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Realtor Howard Wang (left), in his induction as a new member of Ladner Rotary on September 10, 2019, is given his membership pin by Ed Klassen, long time member of Ladner Rotary, who is also a member of our sister club in Mount Manganui, New Zealand.
Delta realtor joins Ladner Rotary: welcome Howard Wang Peter Roaf 2019-09-12 07:00:00Z 0

used eyeglasses for Third World to District 2020 Vision Conference

Posted on Sep 12, 2019
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Rotary District 5040 Past District Governor Sonia Baron, left, prepares to contribute 55 pairs of single lens glasses she has collected over the summer towards the collection being assembled for the Third World Eyecare Society, a Rotary supported projected based in Burnaby, by the time of the District's 2020  Vision Conference, April 24 to 26, 2020 in Vancouver. President Elect Diana Cabott is receiving the glasses with the collection box.
used eyeglasses for Third World to District 2020 Vision Conference Peter Roaf 2019-09-12 07:00:00Z 0

Never stop learning: ElderCollege

Posted on Sep 10, 2019
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The 45 or so ElderCollege courses offered in spring and fall semesters are short and stimulating with no pressure and no exams. Paulette Tattersall, Program Coordinator, explains that ElderCollege Delta is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing life long learning and personal growth through a relaxed approach where no prior experience is necessary.
Never stop learning: ElderCollege Peter Roaf 2019-09-10 07:00:00Z 0 courses,education,seniors

Rotarian of the Month is Irene Forcier

Posted on Sep 03, 2019
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Leader of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park project, current leader of the adjacent Memorial Park addition of BBQ grill and gazebo renovation, first female and long time member of Ladner Rotary, Irene Forcier, was recognized as Rotarian of the Month on September 3, 2019.
Rotarian of the Month is Irene Forcier Peter Roaf 2019-09-03 07:00:00Z 0
Scholarships for Ladner graduates Peter Roaf 2019-08-29 07:00:00Z 0 high school,scholarship,student

Speaking of alliances: Toastmasters and Rotary

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 27, 2019
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Toastmasters helps people find their voice through training in communication and leadership. Founded at roughly the same time with a similar spirit of service over 100 years ago, Rotary and Toastmasters are exploring how the two organizations can shape the next 100 years in a new, strategic alliance to unlock the great potential of members in both organizations and the world of service. -- photos by Chris Offer
Speaking of alliances: Toastmasters and Rotary Peter Roaf 2019-08-27 07:00:00Z 0

Mental health support for adults at Delta clubhouses

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
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Delta Clubhouse is a community of understanding, like-minded adults living with a mental illness who might share the same experiences. The Clubhouse welcomes people with mental health challenges and provides a safe, supportive environment where one can socialize, participate in fun recreational activities, learn employment skills, and increase community involvement.
Mental health support for adults at Delta clubhouses Peter Roaf 2019-08-20 07:00:00Z 0 mental health

Annual Peer Support picnic

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
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The members of the Rotary Club of Ladner were out in force on Sunday, August 18, 2019, for the annual picnic for the South Delta Peer Support group. Fresh corn, hotdogs, salads, baked beans, and pie were menu highlights.
Annual Peer Support picnic 2019-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the month 2019-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
Deltassist serves our community 2019-08-14 07:00:00Z 0 delta bc,deltassist,rotary

Paint By Numbers

Posted on Aug 01, 2019
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What do you get when you gather 30 would-be artists, lots of oil paint, a heap of brushes and one canvas?  A unique and irreplaceable painting with the theme of “connections”. 
Paint By Numbers 2019-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Ladner Rotary President looks ahead to 2019-20 Peter Roaf 2019-07-24 07:00:00Z 0 2019-20,installation,year
Ladner Rotary board 2019-20 swings into action Peter Roaf 2019-07-13 07:00:00Z 0 board,directors,installation

Over $300,000 value of volunteer time from two Rotary clubs in South Delta and over $1b worldwide

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 11, 2019
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From sponsoring water parks for children and their families, running a bathtub race, cleaning up a street, running a soap box derby event, shipping medical equipment to communities in other countries or supplying clean water in Southeast Asia where there is need, the two South Delta Rotary clubs in Ladner and Tsawwassen have generated an estimated total of 13,728 volunteer hours of service among their 130 members in the past year. According to calculations in a special Value of Rotary Volunteering report by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Civil Society Studies, the monetary value of that time devoted to local, regional and international projects is $308,880 since July 1, 2018.
Tsawwassen Rotary holds an annual Soapbox Derby for kids
Over $300,000 value of volunteer time from two Rotary clubs in South Delta and over $1b worldwide Peter Roaf 2019-06-11 07:00:00Z 0 hours,service,value,volunteer
Tsawwassen First Nation 10 years since urban treaty Peter Roaf 2019-05-28 07:00:00Z 0 First Nation,Tsawwassen,treaty

Service to community and world: Ladner Rotary at May Days fair

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 26, 2019
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A sample range of services to the community and the world provided by the Rotary Club of Ladner and Rotary International was on display at Memorial Park for the annual Ladner Pioneer May Days fair on May 25 and 26, 2019. A team of Ladner Rotarians and Delta Secondary School Interact Club members hosted the information booth over the two days. -- photos by Peter Roaf and Chris Offer
Service to community and world: Ladner Rotary at May Days fair Peter Roaf 2019-05-26 07:00:00Z 0 May Days,fair,information
Ladner Rotary Splash Park season underway Peter Roaf 2019-05-26 07:00:00Z 0 child,children,families,family,splash park,water

Past members, businesses and friends network at club social

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 21, 2019
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Alumni of Ladner Rotary, friends and family joined members at a club sponsored social lunch on May 21, 2019, including Delta Councillor and former Mayor Lois Jackson, representatives of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs, Buoyant Creative and IS Creative Inc. among other organizations and featuring magician Bruce Hunt. -- photos by K-L Findlay, M. Baly, P. Roaf
Past members, businesses and friends network at club social Peter Roaf 2019-05-21 07:00:00Z 0 alumni,magic,networking,social

Rotary District loses a leader

Posted on May 21, 2019
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A very dear friend to many in our Rotary District 5040, Past District Governor 2017-18 Don Evans, has passed away suddenly on May 20th. While travelling in South America, with his wife, Deb, and Deb's brother Mike, Don suffered a massive coronary. District Governor Darcy Long said on behalf of more than 1,400 Rotarians in 50 clubs of our District, that so many of us individually, our District and the Rotary World have lost a monumental force.
 
Darcy says, "Don's passion for not just Rotary but our Foundation, our clubs, and us as individuals was immense. He will be dearly missed."
Rotary District loses a leader Peter Roaf 2019-05-21 07:00:00Z 0

Laos Adopt A Village rebuilds with Ladner Rotary help

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
 
Laos Adopt A Village rebuilds with Ladner Rotary help Peter Roaf 2019-05-14 07:00:00Z 0 Laos,education,sanitation,water

Voice of business in Delta since 1910

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.
Voice of business in Delta since 1910 Peter Roaf 2019-04-23 07:00:00Z 0 advocacy,business,development,economic

Family and fun priorities for funeral director new member

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.
Family and fun priorities for funeral director new member Peter Roaf 2019-04-16 07:00:00Z 0

Medical and dental equipment arrives in grateful Northern Chile community

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.
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
Banker new member talks about her life Peter Roaf 2019-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Awards presented Peter Roaf 2019-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
Communication strategy for Public Image Peter Roaf 2019-03-12 07:00:00Z 0 communication,image,public,relations,strategy

Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods

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.
 
 
Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods Peter Roaf 2019-03-05 08:00:00Z 0 communities,community,grant,neighbourhood

International Rotary recognition x2 for Ladner club

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.
International Rotary recognition x2 for Ladner club Peter Roaf 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,award,citation,polio

Healthier, more productive lives from clean water in Laos

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
 
 
Healthier, more productive lives from clean water in Laos Peter Roaf 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0 Laos,education,sanitation,water
Music fun way to celebrate Rotary's 114th Anniversary Peter Roaf 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0 anniversary,music

Healthier, more productive lives from clean water in Laos

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
Healthier, more productive lives from clean water in Laos Peter Roaf 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0 Laos,education,sanitation,water

Phoenix federal payroll system a costly failure

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.
Phoenix federal payroll system a costly failure Peter Roaf 2019-02-05 08:00:00Z 0 federal,government
Year of Pig Chinese New Year celebrated Peter Roaf 2019-02-05 08:00:00Z 0 Chinese,New Year,social

Ethics, integrity a winning guide for success

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.
Ethics, integrity a winning guide for success Peter Roaf 2019-01-29 08:00:00Z 0 4-way test,integrity,truth
Scottish heritage celebrated at Robbie Burns Night Peter Roaf 2019-01-25 08:00:00Z 0 Scottish,heritage
Bono sings Rotary's praises in polio fight Peter Roaf 2019-01-17 08:00:00Z 0 Bono,polio
Former foreign service officer joins club Peter Roaf 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0 embassy,finance,government,member,new

Longest serving member in club receives award

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
Longest serving member in club receives award Peter Roaf 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0

Two new club members

Posted on Jan 15, 2019
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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
 
Two new club members Peter Roaf 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
Needy communities in the Philippines receiving medical equipment Peter Roaf 2019-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 container,dental equipment,medical equipment,school

Easing the end of life

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.
Easing the end of life Peter Roaf 2019-01-08 08:00:00Z 0 death,health,hospice,life
Hampers make Christmas happier for hundreds of Delta families Peter Roaf 2018-12-22 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,food,hampers
Christmas cheer shared among Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2018-12-18 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,lunch
Christmas brightened up for special needs adults Peter Roaf 2018-12-15 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,dinner,peer and family,special needs

Rotary's longstanding commitment to fighting and preventing diseases 

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. 
Rotary's longstanding commitment to fighting and preventing diseases Peter Roaf 2018-12-14 08:00:00Z 0 disease,treatment

The cat came back

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.
The cat came back Peter Roaf 2018-12-14 08:00:00Z 0 Santa,cat
Young visitors on life in New Zealand Peter Roaf 2018-12-11 08:00:00Z 0 New Zealand,exchange,visitors,youth

Kiwis on exchange

Posted on Dec 04, 2018
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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
Kiwis on exchange Peter Roaf 2018-12-04 08:00:00Z 0 exchange,international,youth
Telling the Rotary story with ClubRunner and social media Peter Roaf 2018-11-27 08:00:00Z 0

Festive Season clean up of Arthur Drive

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
Festive Season clean up of Arthur Drive Peter Roaf 2018-11-24 08:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean up,community,environment,street

Wine specialist new member

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.
Wine specialist new member Peter Roaf 2018-11-20 08:00:00Z 0 wine

Fishing village's medical centre receives equipment from Rotary World Help

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
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

Memorial Park lights up for Christmas 

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.
Memorial Park lights up for Christmas Peter Roaf 2018-11-19 08:00:00Z 0

Remembering those who sacrificed all for us

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
Remembering those who sacrificed all for us Peter Roaf 2018-11-11 08:00:00Z 0 Remembrance,parade,war

Ridding the world of polio fight still continues

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. 
Ridding the world of polio fight still continues Peter Roaf 2018-10-17 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio

Club auction generates $5,400 for End Polio campaign

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. 
Club auction generates $5,400 for End Polio campaign Peter Roaf 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0 auction,fundraiser,polio

Simran Walia presents her story as a new member

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

Tammy Hansen recognized with Paul Harris Award

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.
Tammy Hansen recognized with Paul Harris Award Peter Roaf 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
Home for liver transplant patients and families Peter Roaf 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0 health,healthcare,home,liver

ClubRunner sockophant

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.
ClubRunner sockophant Peter Roaf 2018-10-02 07:00:00Z 0

District Governor Darcy Long was the inspiration

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.
District Governor Darcy Long was the inspiration Peter Roaf 2018-10-02 07:00:00Z 0

District recognized for 29 net new members in 2017-18

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

Rotarians welcomed on exchange visit as Rotary celebrates 100 years in the Philippines

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.
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
Sheldon Starrett welcomed as new member Peter Roaf 2018-09-18 07:00:00Z 0 member,new

Cold sleep in the street supports homeless youth

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
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

Youth learn urban farming

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.
Youth learn urban farming Peter Roaf 2018-08-21 07:00:00Z 0 farm,farming,food,youth

Family Peer Support Group enjoys Ladner Rotary picnic

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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.
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

Hawaiian fun and feast at LuAu party

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.
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

Polio end near, but still a massive global effort

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.
Polio end near, but still a massive global effort Peter Roaf 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,international service,polio

Bridget Jacob Rotarian of the Year

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.
Bridget Jacob Rotarian of the Year Peter Roaf 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,Rotarian of Year,award

Women in Positions of Power

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
Women in Positions of Power Peter Roaf 2018-07-24 07:00:00Z 0 leader,power,women

Farmyard outdoor movie night

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.
Farmyard outdoor movie night Peter Roaf 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0 fun,movie,outdoor,social

Ladner Rotary moves home after 46 years

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
Ladner Rotary moves home after 46 years Peter Roaf 2018-07-05 07:00:00Z 0 hotel,move

Stroke recovery supported with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds

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.
Stroke recovery supported with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds Peter Roaf 2018-06-26 07:00:00Z 0 health,heart,rehab,rehabilitation,stroke

Brazilian Rotary exchange student returns for a visit

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.
Brazilian Rotary exchange student returns for a visit Peter Roaf 2018-06-20 07:00:00Z 0

Eco-education program to start at Hawthorne Elementary with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds

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.
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

51 Metro Vancouver and BC coast Rotary clubs install new Governor and team

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

Youth support group receives Rotary calendar lottery 2018 sales proceeds

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.
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

Ladner Pioneer May Days 2018

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
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

Fishing important to Ladner heritage

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.
Fishing important to Ladner heritage Peter Roaf 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0 fishing,heritage,history

Canada provides Can$ 100 million to protect girls and boys from polio

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.
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

Up, up and away, Happy Art

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?
Up, up and away, Happy Art Peter Roaf 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 art,career,consultant,painting,passion

Sports Medicine keeps athletes in Uganda in the game

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.
Sports Medicine keeps athletes in Uganda in the game Peter Roaf 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 Africa,Uganda,sport; medicine; health

Janet Shantz latest Paul Harris Fellow

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
Janet Shantz latest Paul Harris Fellow Peter Roaf 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award;

Sunny Speed's Social

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.
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

Blind, autistic , PTSD support from BC & Alberta Guide Dogs

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
 
young Guide Dog, Corky
Blind, autistic , PTSD support from BC & Alberta Guide Dogs Peter Roaf 2018-04-18 07:00:00Z 0 Dog,guide dog
Paul Harris Award +2 to Guillermo Bustos Peter Roaf 2018-04-17 07:00:00Z 0
Angelina Ireland joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2018-04-17 07:00:00Z 0
Arthur Drive ready for the summer Peter Roaf 2018-04-14 07:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean up,community

20 years helping communities around the world

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.
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

Mothers to be saluted early at Queen Bee High Tea May 6

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

Little House website upgrade

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
Little House website upgrade Peter Roaf 2018-03-28 07:00:00Z 0 Delta Foundation,addiction,alcohol, drugs,website
When Ladner eyes are smiling... Peter Roaf 2018-03-20 07:00:00Z 0 social, lunch

Windset sponors splash park

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.
Windset sponors splash park Peter Roaf 2018-03-14 07:00:00Z 0 farm,greenhouse,produce

Hep C: do you have it?

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. 
Hep C: do you have it? Peter Roaf 2018-03-13 07:00:00Z 0 Hep C,liver
No call too small for Delta Police Peter Roaf 2018-03-06 08:00:00Z 0 community, safety,police, plan,safety, security

Special needs children and families supported with new Reach building

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.
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

Club members receiving Paul Harris pins could form a team

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.
Club members receiving Paul Harris pins could form a team Peter Roaf 2018-02-13 08:00:00Z 0 Foundation,,Paul Harris

Demolition starts splash park construction 

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.
Demolition starts splash park construction Peter Roaf 2018-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 construction,play, children,splash park

Rotary at Work BC placing needed workers

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. 
Rotary at Work BC placing needed workers Peter Roaf 2018-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 business,disability,employment,job,productivity, profit,worker,workforce

Highest rating for international Rotary Foundation

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.
Highest rating for international Rotary Foundation 2018-01-24 08:00:00Z 0

Ancestral world-views insight aids international development

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.
Ancestral world-views insight aids international development Peter Roaf 2018-01-23 08:00:00Z 0 Kenya,anthropology,international development,psychology
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
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

Healthy Living for Healthier Communities

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.
Healthy Living for Healthier Communities Peter Roaf 2017-12-05 08:00:00Z 0 chronic,community, health,healthcare,healthy,lifestyle

Take care

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.
Take care Peter Roaf 2017-11-30 08:00:00Z 0 fitness,wellness

Delta's Citizen of the Year 2017 Irene Forcier

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.
Delta's Citizen of the Year 2017 Irene Forcier Peter Roaf 2017-11-24 08:00:00Z 0 Hats Off,award,citizen,year

#2 club in Rotary District for Foundation donations

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.
#2 club in Rotary District for Foundation donations Peter Roaf 2017-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,donation
End Polio generosity of Ladner Rotary recognized Peter Roaf 2017-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,polio, donations

Foundation behind Rotary's local and global action

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.
Foundation behind Rotary's local and global action Peter Roaf 2017-11-14 08:00:00Z 0 community, global,funding,grants
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
Walk to be seen at night -- play it safe Peter Roaf 2017-10-31 07:00:00Z 0 night,reflective,safe,safety,vest,visible

District Governor visits on World Polio Day

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
District Governor visits on World Polio Day Peter Roaf 2017-10-24 07:00:00Z 0 Governor,Vancouver Mountainview,World Polio,splash park

From securities career to Ladner Rotary

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
City congratulates club on 60th Anniversary Peter Roaf 2017-10-11 07:00:00Z 0 60th Anniversary,city,congratulations,corporation

Community strength, generosity through Delta Foundation

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
Community strength, generosity through Delta Foundation Peter Roaf 2017-10-10 07:00:00Z 0 charity,community, foundation,donations,philanthropy,sponsors

Black Bond Books serves Ladner and area

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  
 
 
Black Bond Books serves Ladner and area Peter Roaf 2017-10-03 07:00:00Z 0 Black Bond,book,store

Delta children and youth to benefit from 2018 calendar lottery sales

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
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

Firearms safe handling

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.
Firearms safe handling 2017-09-26 07:00:00Z 0

Shredding for water

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.
Shredding for water Peter Roaf 2017-09-23 07:00:00Z 0 Laos, village,paper,shred,water project

Ladner Rotary Splash Park construction official start

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
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

Sports, Fine Arts Academies offer wide range for students

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.
a student in the Film Acting Academy
Sports, Fine Arts Academies offer wide range for students Peter Roaf 2017-09-19 07:00:00Z 0

Ottawa Rotarian joins Ladner club

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

Coal fuels next summer's splash park

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.
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

LuAu party of friends, food 'n' fun

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.
LuAu party of friends, food 'n' fun Peter Roaf 2017-08-26 07:00:00Z 0 Hawaii,luau,party,summer
Beer and pizza pairing generates water project funds Peter Roaf 2017-08-20 07:00:00Z 0 Laos, international,fund-raiser, water
Special needs adults enjoy summer picnic in Rotary Park Peter Roaf 2017-08-20 07:00:00Z 0 adult,peer and family,special needs

Parenting skills make a better boss

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.
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
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

Building community wellness: police and First Nation

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.
Building community wellness: police and First Nation Peter Roaf 2017-07-25 07:00:00Z 0 Aboriginal,First Nation,Tsawwassen,crime,police,reduction,youth

Visitors from Switzerland stranded because of wildfires find a temporary home through Ladner Rotary

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  
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

BC Rotary clubs' Wildfire Recovery Fund set up

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.”
BC Rotary clubs' Wildfire Recovery Fund set up Peter Roaf 2017-07-23 07:00:00Z 0 forest,fund,rebuild,recovery,wildfire
Street clean up in Ladner Peter Roaf 2017-07-22 07:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean,community,service,street

Internationally recognized education leader joins Ladner Rotary

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.’
Internationally recognized education leader joins Ladner Rotary Chris Offer 2017-07-18 07:00:00Z 0 children, reform,education,educator

Delta -- port city

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.
Delta -- port city Peter Roaf 2017-07-18 07:00:00Z 0 container,port,river,sea,ship,shipping,vancouver

Beer and Burger Night supports water supply to remote village in Laos

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. 
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

Ladner Rotary scholars

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
Ladner Rotary scholars Peter Roaf 2017-07-12 07:00:00Z 0 Delta,Secondary,scholarship,school,student

Hardest job you’ll ever love

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”.

Hardest job you’ll ever love Peter Roaf 2017-07-11 07:00:00Z 0 children,foster,parent

Rotarian visits from Japan

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
Rotarian visits from Japan Peter Roaf 2017-07-11 07:00:00Z 0 District 2660,Japan,Osaka-Midosuji Hommachi

Stream of Dreams

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

Rotary Splash Park receives community funds to enable project start

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

Ladner organic seed company thrives in new facility

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

Global representation on Rotary International Board

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

Customized approach by community at Save-On-Foods

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

Generosity of Wilbur Walrond recognized

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


Paul Harris Fellow Awards presented 

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

Penny Offer recognized for outstanding service to District

Posted on Jun 07, 2017
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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

2017-18 Board of Directors installed

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 06, 2017
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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

Student from Germany spent past year in Delta and parts of BC

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

Rotary Ladner at May Days parade, pancake breakfast and barricades

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

Ladner Pioneer May Days events

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

The Rotary Foundation theme for June

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

R&B/Soul  singer Warren Dean Flandez building local talent

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

Mother’s Day Queen Bee Tea supports bees and people

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

Rotary Ladner recognized as Outstanding Club of the Year

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

Save Yourself First

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

Youth Service the focus of Rotary in May

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

Rotary Foundation support recognized

Posted on Apr 25, 2017
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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

Spring clean up for Ladner's Arthur Drive

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.
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Sikh harvest festival of Vaisakhi celebrated

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

Foundation chair walks the talk

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

New Zealand Rotary Friendship Exchange to sister club

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

Maternal Child Health focus of Rotary in April

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

Blake Chancey welcomed as a new member

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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

Envision Financial supports Rotary Club of Ladner Splash Park

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

Ulf Ottho becomes Paul Harris Fellow

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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We have a dream -- Rotary 5040 & 5050 celebrate The Rotary Foundation centenary with US$3.3 million

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

$1,000 lottery calendar winners, last of 2016, first of 2017

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

Freemasons at the centre of the Ladner community

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

Disaster Aid Canada brings quick relief

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

Celebrating Christmas in our community for 11 years

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

Rotary District Conference, Whistler, 2 hotel nights free contest

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

Delta's Citizen of the Year Award to Rotarian Rick Lewall

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

Lest We Forget: Rotary on Parade

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

Medical equipment arrives in the Philippines

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.
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Hospitality industry leads to Little House

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

Boys & Girls and End Polio winners at Giants Game

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

Splash Park project receives generous support of Rod Swenson Farms

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

First West COO rolls up sleeves to build houses, change lives

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

Looking to the future of The Rotary Foundation celebrating 100 years

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

Delta MP and Minister, Sport and Persons with Disabilities, speaks to Ladner Rotarians

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

Global polio campaign top donor by District in 2015-16 is our District 5040

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

Remote Philippines island to receive medical equipment

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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.

 
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Chu Wu classification speech on return from his Rotary "wilderness years"

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

Calendar sales proceeds to help complete splash park in Ladner

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
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