A presentation by Jo-ann Bateman and Jack Taunton to tell us about the work that they and others are doing in Uganda.
In May 2017 they and their team from UBC set out to help with those suffering from sports injuries in Uganda.
Supported by donations of shoes and therapeutic aids the team was able to not only relieve the suffering of these athletes but at the same time educate the medical staff on site.
Dr Taunton a world renowned surgeon and athlete himself, is now looking for sponsorship in the hope that this work can be repeated in the future.
Uganda Orthopedic Surgical Sport Injury Program Marion Whiting 2017-11-21 08:00:00Z 0
Stuff the Squad Car Toy Drive Pancake Breakfast Bill McEwen 2017-11-18 08:00:00Z 0
We were honoured to have a visit from DG Don Evans and wife Deb.
After a light hearted yet serious set of questions about Rotary statistics past and present, a bottle of centennial wine was presented to Doug and Susan who answered all the questions correctly.
Don also inducted new member transfer from Cyprus, Stevo Bursac. Welcome to the club, Stevo!
After the general meeting there was a short business meeting to keep Don up to date with what we are doing, proposing to do, in our club.
Don and Deb look forward to seeing as many of us as possible at the District Conference in May.
 
DG Visit and New member induction Marion Whiting 2017-11-14 08:00:00Z 0
Remembrance Day Marion Whiting 2017-11-11 08:00:00Z 0
On Tuesday Nov 7th Bianca Neff introduced us to the world of the Peacebuilders that are sponsored by Rotary throughout the world. Bianca is now concentrating her energies on the founding of her own group PETRA. Petra is and will be there to support these workers on and off the field in a much needed role.  Bianca reached out to us in the hope that we will spread the word and find a way with in our clubs to support this work. She will be sending us more detailed information by way of a proposal.
Peace Fellow Visit Marion Whiting 2017-11-07 08:00:00Z 0
Bob Blacker Founder and Organizer of Write To Read gave an enlightening and inspiring talk with regard to the W2R history and  its ongoing projects.
Seventeen libraries have already been installed and three more are literally on the drawing board. Our club has donated $4500 towards the cost of 
electronic technology to be installed in future projects.
 
Write 2 Read Presentation Marion Whiting 2017-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
Breakfast meeting and presentation by Peter Levelton of the Sunshine Club of Richmond.
Peter and his friend Bob Flynn supporters of the Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association came to give us an inside into the association and how it is run. They also came to thank us personally for donating funds that have bought two iPads to be used as communication aids for the children who benefit from this great experience.
Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association Marion Whiting 2017-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome New member Peter Marion Whiting 2017-10-10 07:00:00Z 0
Cypress Banner exchange Scott Livingstone 2017-10-03 07:00:00Z 0
August Picture Diary Marion Whiting 2017-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
What a race! And the Lucky Ducks are ... Robert Madsen 2017-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
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Today we were privileged to have Sean Graham introduce  Calvin Helin as our speaker. Calvin is a member of the Tsimshian First Nations who just happens to have Sean as his chiropractor.
Calvin first recounted the story of his upbringing, his rather varied education and his failed attempts to become a fisherman in Steveston!
His journey from this uneasy start to where he is now is a story in itself but he his more than a story teller.
He is a man with a passion.
His aim is to bring hope and understanding to his Nation and to the world. 
To educate people to help themselves rather than relying on others to do the work for them. 
To establish a sense of pride in achievement and to educate others to enable this change in attitude. 
His motto, “to help people to help themselves and to give them knowledge to do so” is lived in his daily life as he travels the world, a living example of how an education can transform someones life. 
Calvin has written a number of books that have received numerous literary awards and if you would like to know more about him  or  his books, please go to www.calvinhelin.com 
 
A formal “thankyou” was offered by Bob Blacker, co founder of Write to Read. 
W2R which is supported by the Rotary Club, installs libraries to rural and remote, indigenous communities and as such, is very much in tune with Calvin’s message. 
 
 To know more about this Rotary supported project please go to
Meeting notes 25 July 2017 Marion Whiting 2017-07-25 07:00:00Z 0
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Bob Jones gave a fascination talk about his life. Snippets of his life from being born a day earlier than his birth certificate shows up to celebrating 60 years of marriage to his wife Pauline, he kept us amused.
Over 50 years as a Rotarian and an endless list of other volunteer positions including Santa stand in and endless hours spent at St Albans Church, Bob is a kind and gentle man and his friendly greeting when we walk into the club on a Tuesdayis much appreciated especially by the ladies who enjoy his hugs. Thank you Bob you are an inspiration to us all.
Meeting notes 18 July 2017 Marion Whiting 2017-07-18 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes 11 July 2017 Marion Whiting 2017-07-11 07:00:00Z 0
This week's meeting will be moved to 6pm to accommodate our mate and past president Jack Evans. Come share a laugh and a tall tale or 3. No morning meeting . 
Meeting in the Evening Scott Livingstone 2016-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
On a chilly Saturday morning, members from the club participated in the Richmond RCMP Toy Drive and Pancake Breakfast, a fun and festive event to create a Christmas themed atmosphere (including Santa himself) and invited the public to join the celebration by bringing new unwrapped toys to “Stuff the Squad Car” or give cash donations to receive a free pancake breakfast, a visit with Santa, and other various goodies provided by our sponsors. All proceeds collected benefited the Richmond Christmas Fund, a program of Richmond Cares Richmond Gives who assist low income residents of Richmond. 
RCMP Stuff the Squadcar Toy Drive Scott Campbell 2016-11-19 08:00:00Z 0
Halloween 31st October 2016
 
Another happy time spent handing out candy!
Kumiko, owl witch, wicked witch Marion, Dracula Paul, and the nice witch Lynne were joined  by zebra Megan, John Madsen and Scott Campbell, not in costume! 
So many families and individuals had dressed up for this fun afternoon. Well done! The rain held up and there was lots of laughing. 
 
Halloween Candy Giveaway Marion Whiting 2016-10-31 07:00:00Z 0
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World Polio Day 24th October 2016
 
In recognition of World Polio Day, Mary Laing, Lynne Rimmer and Marion Whiting hosted a “Happy ‘appy social evening” at Lynne’s home in Steveston. 
Twenty one members and friends attended.
During the evening we watched a recording of the broadcast by Tom Fielding, the Director of the U.S. Centre for Disease Control who gave an update as to the World situation regarding Polio and the need for continued diligence and funding.  A great evening and every one enjoyed a fun, social get together.
World Polio Day Social Night Marion Whiting 2016-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
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On 24 October, join us for our fourth annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We’ll be streaming live from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, to bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. We’ll be joined by celebrities and experts to share our progress on the road to polio eradication.
World Polio Day Scott Livingstone 2016-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
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Community Awards Dinner 18th October 2016
 
Thirty six members and friends attended a Community Award Dinner that was held at the River Rock Casino.
Awards were given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the “ Write to Read” Campaign.
 
Community Awards Dinner Marion Whiting 2016-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
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This morning we were honoured with a visit from District Governor Lynn Stroshin and Asst Governor Rick Lewall. In addition to celebrating 100 years of the Foundation with an enormous cinnamon bun cake (Thanks to our cake wiz Lynne Rimmer), we inducted our 2 newest members, Scott Campbell (RCMP) and Lisa Lasher (Management Consulting). Welcome to the club!
DG Visit and New Members Inducted Scott Livingstone 2016-10-04 07:00:00Z 0
Each Year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. The United Nations has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.
 
Many Rotary clubs are planning events to highlight the importance of peace in our communities and throughout the world. Rotary demonstrates its commitment to peace in many ways - International Peace Centres; The Peace Scholar  Program; Student Exchange and the many activities of the Rotary Foundation to name a few.

All clubs are encouraged to celebrate this day in their own way. It may be a special invocation, a Rotary Moment, a speaker, a video or a celebration of some kind. Peace is central to who we are and what we do as Rotarians and our commitment to peace should be shared with our Interact and Rotaract Clubs.
International Day of Peace (Sep 21) Scott Livingstone 2016-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
What a fantastic race with quite the dramatic ending as the ducks congregated into a duck jam in a battle to enter the finish gate!!!
 
The winning numbers are...
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The Steveston Rotary Rubber Duck Race is back for it's fourth year!!!
Come support a great event and a fundraiser that helps the community!!!
 
Tickets are 5 for $20 or 1 for $5.  You can get your tickets at Splash Toys or Gulf and Fraser Credit Union's Seafair Branch!
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Grapes, Hops and Bites 2016! 2016-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
And the winners tickets are!
 
Z1689 - Trip to Maui with Airfare and Accomodation
Z2564 - Charbroil BBQ
Z3388 - One nights stay at the River Rock Casino Resort
Z1607 - One nights stay at the Steveston Hotel
Z4169 - Whale Watch Certificate
Z3502 - Whale Watch Certificate
Z2556 - Whale Watch Certificate
Z1197 - Whale Watch Certificate
Z1559 - Splash Toys Gift Card
 
All prize winners will be contacted by phone.  Thanks to our prize donors at Cubeit Portable Storage, London Drugs, River Rock Casino Resort, Steveston Hotel, Vancouver Whale Watch, Steveston Sea Breeze Whale Watching and Splash Toys!!
 
 
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Posted on May 30, 2015
There will be no general meeting in the morning on Tuesday 23rd June, due to the induction/retirement ceremony of the new/old executive and board in the evening.
**REMINDER - No general meeting Tue 23rd June** 2015-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
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Posted on May 30, 2015
Congratulations for a year of achievement and service. Members of the Steveston Interact Club sponsored by Steveston Rotary Club, attended our meeting this week to receive the Rotary International Presidential Citation from President Pat Kasprow, as well as present the results of all the projects completed and discuss their experience at District Conference.
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Grapes, Hops & Bites 2015 is back!!! 2015-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
 The Steveston Rotary Club once again demonstrated "Service Above Self” as they hosted 160 Steveston seniors for a free Christmas turkey dinner at the Steveston Community Centre Sunday.  This is their 8th year cooking and serving the local folks who were most appreciative of the meal and the Carol sing, with gifts presented by  “Santa” Bob Jones escorted by Sgt. Paul Poloz in his Red Serge, both members of Steveston Rotary Club.

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Cathy Bayley - Richmond Orchestra & Chorus Scott Livingstone 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 15, 2014
This morning we were joined by an immensely funny and entertaining Rotarian, auctioneer and chaplain - Patrick Grant. Originally hailing from Montreal, he regaled us with stories from his youth about lost love in Richmond, to his humble beginnings as a chaplain in a hospital and church. After studying at auctioneer school in Billings, MT, in his words, he used to pray "for", now he preys "on" his flock. He now runs a successful event auction enterprise in Skagit valley and was kind enough to demonstrate his silky auditory skills to auction off a set of tickets to Beatlemania at the Hard Rock Casino, won by highest bidder, Peter Mitchell.
Auctioneer Patrick Grant Scott Livingstone 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
David Kimpton - Health & Home Care Society of BC Scott Livingstone 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
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Entertaining meeting and CPR demo from Mark Kowalski of Life Consultants.

CPR seminar Scott Livingstone 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of Steveston, McMath Interact Club and all our volunteers are looking forward to our annual Seniors Christmas Luncheon this Saturday (Dec 14th) at the Steveston Community Centre
Steveston Seniors Christmas Lunch December 14th Robert Madsen 2013-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
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BUY TICKETS ONLINE and via CREDIT CARD AT http://bit.ly/12IimqV

It's back!  The ever popular Wine and Dine Event is back with more great BC Wines and fantastic complement of local Restaurants bringing out their best food samplings!  This standup event is always popular and the venue, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, is everything we love about Steveston.

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  See flier for details or contact www.stevestonsmiles.com 604-277-1131

Steveston Rotary Wine and Dine, May 3rd Scott Stewart 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Martyn Westerman on Dec 17, 2012

The Rotary Club of Steveston continues its challenging schedule with the many projects and activities scheduled for 2012-2013 . Our members have attended the District Assembly, District Conference, Zone Conference, Rotary Leadership Institute training courses and Future Vision presentations.

For various reasons, five long standing (if not charter) members of the club did not renew their membership in 2012-13.  Although their decisions had been flagged to the current President in 2011-12, it was particularly sad to see the following members leave the club:

Barb Bradey

PP Bob Butterworth

PP Sally Houston

PP Bill McNulty

PP Jim Toogood

All of the above have been made Honorary Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Steveston.

In July there was a club questionnaire, completed by 80% of active members. The results of the questionnaire were fed back to the Board and the general membership and formed the basis of the club policies for 2012-13. 

The Rotary Club of Steveston continues to support local church facilities to provide community meals, specifically with  St. Alban’s and Gilmore Park.

The Club also provides bursaries for post secondary education and supports a large Interact Club at McMath Secondary School.

Fundraising  to provide assistance to the many community and international projects requires a great deal of time and effort by our members. The major annual fundraising projects are:

Steveston Seafood and Wine Festival

Jimmy Ng Ball Hockey Tournament

Prime Time

...and the Club is looking into creating a Rotary Club of Steveston Duck Race, to be inaugurated in August 2013.

The Club continues to be very active in the community.  Activities include the shoreline cleanup, donation of Christmas hampers, an annual BBQ and Christmas Lunch for Senior Citizens, the Santa Parade, the provision of dictionaries to local schools and, last but not least, acting like pirates at the annual Canada Day/Salmon Festival.

The Rotary Club of Steveston is also involved in the international arena include funding for polio, school facilities in Trinidad and Tobago and literacy learning facilities with First Nation Communities in BC.

Last but not least, the Rotary Club of Steveston adopted ‘Clubrunner’ as the platform for its new website; this not only brought the Club into line with other Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 5040, if not the BC Lower Mainland, but the move to 'Clubrunner' will aid tremendously in the administration of the Club. The old Rotary Club of Steveston website has been linked to the new one as an archive. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT (2012-13) Martyn Westerman 2012-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
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Thanks to all that came out and supported this fun fundraiser!!!

2014 Winners 

Trip to Maui for 4 people courtesy of Cubeit Portable Storage - #2164 C. Walker

Charbroil 40,000 BTU BBQ courtesy of London Drugs - #1077 L. Wright

River Rock Stay and $250 Tramonto's Restaurant Gift Certificate - #3593, C. Milot

Vancouver Whale Watch Trip - #1065 S. Geldart

Splash Toys Gift Certificate - #2230 

And the Rubber Ducks finally came in!!!! Here are the winners ... Robert Madsen 0
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It's back! Bigger and better than ever.

Mark it on your calendars. Friday 25th April @ 7pm

Our favourite restaurants and wineries will be dazzling us with their wares in addition to some fresh new tastes from some excellent craft brewers.

Tickets $60 available online 
BUY TICKETS HERE

or in person: 

Steveston Smiles Dental - 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-277-1131

G&F Financial Seafair - 120-8900 No. 1 Rd 604-419-8888

2014 Grapes, Hops & Bites Festival Scott Livingstone 0
Posted by Scott Livingstone

Just a heads up for those interested in our meeting schedule over the holiday season.

 

Holiday Meetings Scott Livingstone 0
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Time flies when you are having fun and this summer was a busy one for the Rotary Club of Steveston!

We'd like to make a huge THANK YOU to those that helped us out at the RCMP Musical Ride at Twin Oaks Equestrian Centre!

Notably,

Twin Oaks and the Cavanaugh Family, and Trevor, Wendy Graham and the staff of Twin Oaks

Steveston Seafood House (Shane & Jamie Dagan)

Sip Wines (Simon Wosk)

and the Food Trucks who donated part proceeds to the Rotary Club

The Kaboom Box, Urban Wood Fired Pizza, East European Dessert, Taste Grindz and White Spot

and to our Ticket Sales supporters at G & F Financial Group Branches near No1 Road and Francis and No 3 Road and Westminster Hwy

THANKS to STEVESTON and all our fantastic community supporters! Robert Madsen 0
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Join us as we cleanup our beautiful waterfront in Steveston

Date: Saturday, September 21st

Where: Waterfront between No 1 Rd and Bayview to the Britannia Heritage Shipyard

When: 9am

Checkin: Pumpstation across from Starbucks

The event is rain or shine and a big group ensure we get it done quickly and likely in under an hour.  We will have latex gloves, bags and tracking sheets for you to use!  See you there.

 

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The Duck Race was a HUGE Success  - thanks to all those people and business that came out and supported the race and helped us all the way!  What a GREAT community we live in!

The winning ducks and ticket holders were!
Maui Family Vacation - #4783, M. Glavina
River Rock Hotel and Restaurant Package - #4714, J. Little
Vancouver Aquarium Family Membership - #4760, J. Bowerman
Splash Toys Gift Certificate - #5518, V Waelpoel
Vancouver Whale Watch Certificate - -#5171, M Kwienton
Vancouver Whale Watch Certificate - #4223, N. Atcheler

You will be contacted shortly to make arrangements to receive your prize!

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And the DUCK RACE WINNERS ARE ... (DRUMROLL) Robert Madsen 0
[VIDEO] Why you need to buy Duck Race tickets! Scott Livingstone 0
Duck Race Tickets On Sale at the Farmers Market this Sunday 4th August Scott Livingstone 0
Steveston Rotary DUCK RACE TICKETS on SALE CANADA DAY! Robert Madsen 0
Posted by Robert Madsen

Local Senior please come out and enjoy lunch on us as we BBQ some burgers and goodies on Saturday, June 22nd at 1pm.  The event will be at the Steveston Community Centre.

Please pre-register with Peter Mitchell at 604-277-8882 as space is capped at about 150 seniors.

Thanks and we look forward to see you!

Summer Seniors BBQ - June 22nd - 1pm at the Steveston Community Centre Robert Madsen 0
Rotary Foundation - Doing Good Video Robert Madsen 0
Local Essay Winner Femi presents at District Conference Scott Livingstone 0
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We'd love to thank all those that participated and contributed to the success and memories of the 11 Cst Jimmy Ng Memorial Hockey Tournaments.  The tournament has instilled the great memories of Cst Jimmy Ng and the consequences of street racing.  Over the 11 years approximately $60,000 was raised for the RCMP D.A.R.E. program.

We pass on our supports and thanks to the Ng Family along with our founding partners in the event,

Richmond RCMP

Steveston Harbour Authority

Richmond Review

Royal Marine Search and Rescue - formerly the Coast Guard Auxillary

Please click: Photo recap and thank you of this years Memorial Tournament *you may need to close the Adobe pop up window by hitting the X in the top right corner

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Pictures from the 11th Annual and final Cst Jimmy Ng Memorial Hockey Tournament Robert Madsen 0
Steveston Rotary sponsors the RCMP Musical Ride - August 28, 2013 Robert Madsen 0
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In Memory of all the great work and service Cst. Jimmy Ng provided to our community, we are proud to hold the 11th Annual Memorial Road Hockey Tournament on May 25th.  The event will be at the Thompson Community Centre and we hope to see you there.  For Team Registration please contact Peter Mitchell 604.277.8882 or petermitchell@shaw.ca

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11th Annual Cst. Jimmy Ng Road Hockey Tournament - May 25th Robert Madsen 0
How secure is all this data? Martyn Westerman 0
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The Rotary Club of Steveston's 2012 Santa Parade, through the streets of Steveston village, was a tremendous success.

Not only did everyone, both young and old, have a good time, but a great deal of food was donated (by people on the route) to the Richmond Food Bank.

Also, we collected donations of cash on the route, which amounted to $356.00; this will be passed on to the Richmond Food Bank. 

Well done to everyone involved and...Merry Christmas!

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Don't forget the eBulletin! Martyn Westerman 0
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We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
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