Rotary Club of Vancouver

Community Service Projects

Co-Chairs: Rene Abi-Rached and Gerry Glazier -

Gladstone Secondary School

For the past 9 years the Rotary Club of Vancouver has been making a significant contribution to the students at Gladstone Secondary School through our Stay in School Scholarship. Each year we have awarded two $7,000 scholarships to students that have the potential to pursue post-secondary education but may be at a financial risk of not realizing that potential. In addition there is a very active Interact club with which we have recently re-established contact and sponsorship with.

Kevin Land, principal of Gladstone invited our Club  to hold our regular Tuesday meeting at their teacher’s cafeteria on February 25th. The school invited all the past recipients of our scholarship to attend the meeting and meet us. Some of them spoke to us in a presentation.

The meeting was followed a tour of Gladstone and their world champion Robot class.


The Rotary Club of Vancouver supported the 36th annual CKNW Orphan's Fund Pledge Day on Friday Dec 6th. 

Emily Key being interviewed as a rep for The Rotary Club of Vancouver and pledging $10K to support the cause, which ended up breaking the record raising over $1.9 Million Dollars to support children in need in BC.

Claude and Mary are taking pledges for the cause as are Evan, Paul and John


We are pleased to report that we completed Phase 1 of The Drive Community Garden.  Members of the Rotary Clubs of Vancouver, Vancouver Quadra, and Vancouver Yaletown worked with Can You Dig It, Shifting Growth Garden SocietyposAbilities, community members, and several sponsors (including Vancity) to prep the entire site and complete 79 movable garden beds.

Here are a few photos of the project.