Posted by Dominique Alford on May 15, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that our Lobsterfest 2019 fundraiser sold out well in advance this year! 
Be sure to check back with us in March and early April 2020 to be sure to get your tickets :)
Thank you for your support!
Lobsterfest 2019 - SOLD OUT!!! Dominique Alford 2019-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dominique Alford on Mar 13, 2019
Our 7th annual Lobsterfest community fundraiser is officially set for June 15, 2019 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney and tickets are now available for purchase.  Tickets cost $100 each and come with a partial tax receipt issued after the event.  Early Bird tickets are available until May 15, 2019 for $90 each.  This event always sells out so if you are interested in purchasing tickets please contact us for details!
This year the Rotary Club’s share of the silent auction proceeds will be donated to the Saanichton Village Association and used to fund its Bike n’ Ride project to be constructed on Mt. Newton X Road.  Once complete, the bike shelters, bike lockers and community benches will be used by commuters, locals who want to shop without their cars, and cyclists who want to stop for a rest.This year the Rotary Club’s share of the silent auction proceeds will be donated to the Saanichton Village Association and used to fund its Bike n’ Ride project to be constructed on Mt. Newton X Road.  Once complete, the bike shelters, bike lockers and community benches will be used by commuters, locals who want to shop without their cars, and cyclists who want to stop for a rest.
Update - Lobsterfest 2019! Dominique Alford 2019-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 21, 2019
Mark your calendars!  Our 7th Annual Lobsterfest is being held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Mary Winspear Centre.  Tickets on sale soon ... keep checking back for details!
Lobsterfest 2019! Dominique Alford 2019-01-21 08:00:00Z 0

2016 was our must successful Lobsterfest to day.  A huge 'Thank You!!' goes out to the volunteers from Coast Capitol Saanichton and Rotaract Victoria.  Without their help we definitely could not have pulled off such an enjoyable night.

We also want to acknowledge Symphony Vineyards for providing the wine and being there to offer tastings to our guests - even keeping the white wine at the perfect temperature despite the warm evening!

Thank you to the business owners and inviduals who donated more than $16000 worth of auction items.

And a great big thanks to all the attendees.  We will ensure every penny raised at this event goes to support worthwhile causes.

See you all next year!

Thank You!!! 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Following a very inspiring talk, the Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay presented a cheque for $1000 to support Dr. Ambrose Marsh and his team in their Bombo Palliative Care project.  They were also selling some awesome African print placemats, but Elaine snatched them all up.  If you get a chance, buy some before Elaine finds them! 
Donation to Bombo Palliative Care Project 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 12, 2015


Our club was thrilled to present a cheque for $15,000 to Mike Nicols in support of his Seven Ravens Permaculture project in Africa.   Since 1988, Seven Ravens Farm has been run as a Permaculture Farm and Eco Forest on Salt Spring Island as a home base to spread the knowledge of permaculture all over the world.  
For more information on the work Mike and his team do, see their website.
Funding Provided for Seven Ravens Permaculture Donna 2015-11-13 00:00:00Z 0

We were lucky to have a wealth of volunteers help out at our booth at the Saanich Fall Fair again this year.  This is one of the clubs main sources of funds and would not be nearly the success that it is without the support of our friends and family.

Countless ice cream cones and many a bag of cotton candy were enjoyed over the weekend thanks to you.

Our thanks to all those who showed up!

Volunteers are the Heart of the Community 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0

The club members met at Ardmore Golf Course for 9 holes, a great catered supper, to show our support and appreciation of Gary as he enters his second term as Club President, as well as celebrate another successful Fall Fair.

It was a lovely evening with door prizes and toasts.  Not to mention one member even managed to score three under par!

President "Re-Induction" Dinner and Fall Fair Celebration Donna 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on Aug 20, 2013

We Love Having Guests!

Janet Smith, of the Stephenville Newfoundland club, joined us for our August 20th meetings.  We learned a bit about Janet's club and community before exchanging banners.  We enjoyed your visit and hope you come back to see us soon Janet!

If you would like to attend a Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay, call Donna at 250-413-7051.  We'd love to have you.


We Love Having Guests! Donna Stewart 2013-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on Aug 12, 2013

Paul Harris Awarded

Michael Forbes and Lisa Marshall, radio hosts from The Ocean, joined the club's meeting today to be presented with a Paul Harris award.  As a thank you for their significant contribution to the very successful Gala Night Out, held at Church and State this past May, a donation of $1000 was made by to the club to Rotary International Foundation in the couples name.

Thank you Michael and Lisa for all you do in the community!


Paul Harris Awarded Donna Stewart 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on May 27, 2013





First Annual Gala Night Out is a Success!
The first annual Gala Night Out was an overwhelming success.  The venue was beautiful and the weather could not have been more cooperative. 
The Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay would like to extend a debt of gratitude to the attendees, donars, entertainment and venue.  We look forward to an even better event next year!





First Annual Gala Night Out a Success! Donna Stewart 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on May 27, 2013

Get your bib on for the first Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay Foundation Lobsterfest!Join us on Saturday October 5th at the Cedar Room on the Saanich Fair Grounds for an evening of fresh lobster and fun.  The evening will also include live entertainment, an auction and a cash bar.  Tickets are $50 per person and discounts are available for groups of 8 or more.

Click here to register!



Lobsterfest! Donna Stewart 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on Apr 22, 2013

 The Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay would like to thank the members of The Centre for Active Living in Brentwood Bay, CFAX, the Peninsula News Review and the many talented appraisers for their contributions towards another successful Antiques Revisited. 



Another Successful Antiques Revisited! Donna Stewart 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Andy Anderson was presented with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal to acknowledge his years of volunteer work.  The award was presented to Andy by MLA, Murray Coell.  Andy also was a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.
The club congradulates Andy for this prestigious honour.
Club Member Receives National Award Donna Stewart 2013-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on Feb 04, 2013

ImageAndy Anderson was the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal, to acknowledge his lifetime of volunteering.  The medal was presented by MLA, Murray Coell on February 5, 2013.  The club congradulates Andy on this well deserved honour.

Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay Member Awarded National Honour Donna Stewart 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on Jan 24, 2013

Wendy Halliday, aka Mother Hubbard, lead a troupe of volunteers from the Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay to the local elementary school where they read to children in support of literacy.


Volunteers Read at Brentwood Bay Elementary Donna Stewart 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on Jan 07, 2013
On January 8th, 2013 our club was pleased to present Principal Shelley Hardcastle of Brentwood Bay Elementary School with 16 book vouchers.  The school will award and motivate students to improve literacy.

Presentation to Brentwood Bay Elementary Donna Stewart 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Cheque Presentation to Early Literacy for the Visually Impaired Donna Stewart 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on Sep 30, 2012

After many years of enjoying great service at the Waddling Dog, the Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay has moved it's meetings to the Zanzibar Cafe, located at the corner of Stelly's Crossroad and West Saanich Road.  

Our new meeting location will aid in achieving our goals of being involved in the local community and enticing new members.  

If you would like to be our guest for a meeting, please call Donna at 778-426-4876.  We can promise you will meet some great people, hear an interesting speaker and enjoy an amazing meal. 



Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay Relocates to Zanzibar! Donna Stewart 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Stewart on Sep 24, 2012

After another very successful fair the Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay members, signficant others, and volunteers enjoyed a night of celebration at Zanzibar.

Thanks to Ken, this year we also had an awards presentation to acknowledge the efforts of the some of the people who made sure the Sugar Shack was in good working order and the public was well served.

Fall Fair Celebration Dinner and Awards Night Donna Stewart 2012-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judith Bowen on Oct 10, 2011

Re:- Makumba Community Project

I arrived in Livingstone from Lusaka on October the 8th and settled in. The next day Chita, African Community Projects Out Reach Coordinator and I visited Makumba village to formally meet with the community committee set up by Chita on his previous visits to the community.

We met under a tree at the school where I was introduced to the committee that consisted of our appointed facilitator, Mr. Mufaya, a teacher, the Community Development Chairman and the Headwomen of the village. Chita on his past visits to the community had explained the project to the committee and I was able to review things with them and to explain that the funding for the improvements were coming from the Brentwood Bay Rotary Club in Canada. They are most grateful to the Club for their help.

We then did a walk around the community, visiting inside the school, the latrine site beside the school, tree nursery sites and the wells. We then set out a plan to move the project forward. The community will start preparing the various sites (new latrine and nursery sites). ACP will coordinate getting the material needed to keep the project on the move.

Chita has made a good choice of communities for the project. The community is very poor and their reliance on charcoal and firewood not only for their own use but for revenue has almost completely deforested the areas around the main village. The introduction of fuel wood plantations has not come at a better time. I found the committee very conscious of this problem and are motivated to start working toward improving their environment, both social and environmental.

My best regards



Our African Project Update, from Darrell Judith Bowen 2011-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judith Bowen on Aug 27, 2011

At our meeting on September 23, Internation Chair, Darrell Jolly, presented a cheque for $5000.00 to Gary Brooks, founder of the African Community Project.  this is an organization which is helping communities in Zambia.  Through education and example it shows them how health and living standards can be improved.  The objectives of the Grant are to create and maintain a sustanable Community Forest, a sustaiable firwood/charcoal industry, improve the quality of basic school equipment, supply  mosquito nets to reduce the incidence of malaria, and provide  a sustaiable source of clean drinking water and adequate sanitation needs for the community.  The cost of the Program is $5,000.00, our Club will provide $2,500.00, and we have applied for a Community Grant of $2,500.00 which will be given to the Club on completion of the Project..

 Another Cheque was presented to Daphne Hichcock, from  Literacy for Visually Impaired Children , was presented with a cheque for $500.00, to purchase another kit for teaching basic literacy to sight impaired children.

Cheque Presented to Gary Brooks "African Community Project" Judith Bowen 2011-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kimberly Legeard on Apr 17, 2011

APRIL 2011

Club Members were treated to an interesting and heartfelt presentation from Dr. Perry Bamji titled, "What A Make Up Can Do".  Dr. Bamji developed a strong relationship with a Puerto Vallarta Rotary Club as a result of attending a club luncheon meeting with his wife while visiting the area.  He shared information about AGAPE HOUSE (Casa Agape), a shelter and rehab centre for abandoned girls 4-18 years of age who have been abused and mistreated and how three Rotary clubs and the power of a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant raised more than $20,000 for their "World Community Project".  Dr. Bamji's wife, Anna Maria, kicked off fundraising efforts with a wine and cheese auction in the Bamji home.  This by-invitation event raised $2,900 and started the ball rolling. Dr. Bamji spoke of a special little girl named Minelli who was rescued from the streets by Agape House. Minelli was sexually abused by her grandfather and thrown out by her mother at the age of 4. Several years later, with the support of Agape and the Neuvo Dia social workers, Minelli was reunited with her mother. One of the many special messages that came from Dr. Bamji's presentation was, "Good friends will always rise to a worthy cause".  The passion of Perry and Anna Maria Bamji and the support of their many friends, both Rotarian and other, certainly proved this to be true and is a real inspiration. 

What a Make Up Can Do Kimberly Legeard 2011-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new website! Kimberly Legeard 2011-02-21 00:00:00Z 0