Tristen Chernove our guest speaker on April 11th gave a great update of the goings on at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.  Tristen's owns the management company that operates the Airport shared information about the success of the Airport has had in the past few years and plans that are underway for the future.  Great news about West Jet's involvement in the near future.  
 
Tristen also answered a large number of questions and shared some details on his success as a Paralympian at he Rio games and his future plans.  
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Arden Holmes and Brian Clifford gave a very informative program on the programs offered by the Hospice Society in the Kimberley area and on needs for the future.
 
Arden's wish was that a an attractive Hospice Building could be built in Kimberley and that Rotary would take on the challenge of administrating the project.  Maybe it could be housed on the third floor of the old Kimberley Hospital.  With our small number of members at present it seems beyond our ability level but is something we will continue to consider.
March 28th Meeting - HOSPICE 2018-04-16 06:00:00Z 0
 
Ken Green presented a cheque for $2,000.00 to Sarah Davidson the winner of
the Rotary 2018 Stan Salikin Scholarship Raffle.
 
Congratulations Sarah and thanks to all those who purchased tickets for this raffle. 
All profits of the scholarship raffle will go to provide scholarships for students
in the Kimberley area. 
 
Stan Salikin Scholarship Winner 2018-03-18 06:00:00Z 0
Our guest speaker on March 14th will be Theresa Murphy, a local lady who has been working for the last year at Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island,  Antarctica.
Originally hired as the dive master at this British survey base, Theresa has worked in many capacities as one of the 22 hardy people who spend the winter at the Station.
 
Theresa will be bringing lots of pictures in her presentation and this would be a great opportunity for members to bring a guest to an interesting talk.
 
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Rotary Program for March 14th Theresa Murphy 2018-02-28 07:00:00Z 0
 
Ruth introduced our guest speaker Trevor Lundy.  Trevor from the Kimberley branch of Scouts Canada gave us a great program with lots of photos of the activities been undertaken by the Kimberley Scouts.  They are a small but very active group and have been engaged in many activities in our area.  Trevor's presentation and photos of the scouts attending a scout jamboree and an adventure trip showed that scouting is alive and still a great organization in our community.   
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Our January 10th guest speaker Troy Pollock brought us up to date on Kimberley's Official Community Plan.
 
Troy explained to how the old OCP was reviewed and policy gaps analysed.
Community consultation was undertaken
An Infrastructure overview has taken place
Community reviews of draft policies is underway
A public hearing and bylaw process is set to formalize the Plan
 
The communities vision was refreshed and confirmed
Improved mapping and layout conducted
Content was reduced and land use simplified
Land use policy and asset management and infrastructure planning aligned
A clear framework for implementation and tracking put in place
 
The Plan supports a variety of of housing types, sizes and diversity
It encourages diverse tenure options
It supports age-friendly and accessible design
It increases options for walking, cycling and transit
 
Formal bylaw process for the OCP is underway
Dec. 11th  1st reading
Jan. 22nd  2nd reading proposed
Feb. 19th proposed date for Public Hearing at McKim Theatre
3rd reading date yet to be decided
 
Thanks Troy for sharing and answering questions from the floor.  Mark your calendar for Feb. 19th and attend the Public Hearing. 
 
 
 
Troy Pollock & Kimberley OCP 2018-01-15 07:00:00Z 0
 
The Kimberley Rotary Club Thanks You
For Your Support
 
The Kimberley Rotary Club is proud to be providing “Service above Self” to the Kimberley community.  We are incredibly thankful for the fantastic support our club receives from our local citizens, and from our local and surrounding businesses and organizations
 
Some of our successes this year:
Grand Opening of the Community Splash Park (a $340,000.00 project)
Supported the Kimberley Helping Hands food bank – pancake trailer and workers at the Duck Race
Sponsored 2 students for a week long Blue Lake camp
Sponsored a major Scholarship for a Selkirk graduate
Provided pancake breakfasts for the Pipe Band Tattoo and the 1st Saturday events
Strongly supported the Rotary International Eradication of Polio campaign
Sponsored market and dump children for school in Honduras and supported the building of a Trade School
Contributed funds to a Medical Team travelling to Laos to instruct Health Care providers
Provided financial support of the Special Olympics
Helped clear the Marysville Falls trail
Led the community in their outstanding support of ShelterBox Canada
Sponsored a Free Family Swim at the Aquatic Centre
Made a major donation to the Kimberley Veteran Memorial Park
Held informative programs at our meetings thanks to speakers from local businesses and organizations
Had lots of fun and fellowship                                        
 
Kimberley Rotary is a small service club.  Its business is mankind - its product is service.        Its success is the result of dedicated members and the support it receives from all of you.
THANK YOU ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Our Guest Speaker on November 22nd was Carol Fairhust from CBAL (the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy).  Carol explained that CBAL has had 16 yrs experience working in partnership with schools, colleges, libraries, and community organizations to plan and provide literacy services in the Kimberley area.  The Kimberley office is across the highway from the Royal Bank.  The staff include a Community Literacy Coordinator, a Settlement Worker, an ESL instructor, Program Facilitators, a Community Literacy Planning Committee - volunteers, and a number of Tutor volunteers.
Carol explained that there are a number of Family Programs including: StrongStart, Baby Goose & Baby Steps, Healthy and Affordable, Cooking, Summer Play and Learn, Special Event programs, Ready Set Learn events at schools, and children's tutoring programs.  There are also 5 Adult Programs which include: Digital Learning, Financial Literacy, a Writing Program and a Multicultural program.  Since Literacy is one of the goals of Rotary we need to consider what we might be able to do to help reach this goal.
 
  
Guest speaker Carol Fairhust. Nov 22 2017-11-23 07:00:00Z 0
 
Our November 8th program was given by member Scott Owen.  Scott had recently moved and had come across records of a number of Jasper to Banff relays that he had competed in.
 
This 258 km relay was competed on the Bow Valley Parkway between Jasper and Banff with teams entered from around the world.  There were 15 stages and hopefully you had 15 members on your team or someone would have to run two stages.  The competition ran from 1980 to 2000 on the side of the highway continuing through the night.  At night time you were lucky to see the white line at the side of the road so only the daylight runners got to see the fantastic scenery.  In 2005 a revised shortened version of the relay was reintroduced starting at Castle Mountain and going to Jasper.
 
Scott mentioned there were strange sounds at daybreak but they turned out to be the guard rails expanding not the Grizzly Bear grinding their teeth. 
Jasper to Banff Relay 2017-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
The Greeters were there.  The video was ready.  The Snacks looked great.  We were even ready with a free drink. But we were all alone. 
 
Guess we need a different plan next time.  
 
Thanks to all of you who worked on this venture.
 
Open House 2017-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
Awesome photographs and presentation by James (Jim) and Karen Proudfoot.
 
Nice to see the large crowd in the audience.  Thanks for bringing guests.
KHUTZEYMATEEN WILDERNESS LODGE 2017-10-26 06:00:00Z 0
Jaret receives his Paul Harris plus one pin from President Sandra 2017-10-22 06:00:00Z 0
 
Randy McLeod was our guest speaker on October 11th.  Randy explained how the Rocky Reward program for Rocky Mountain school district works.  
Students in the program are encouraged to volunteer and get involved within their school and their host community.  Points are given for participation in school clubs and teams, for participation in activities and events within the City, for keeping a strong academic and work habit record and for volunteering at school and in their communities.  If they receive 200 or more points they are rewarded with a trip to Vancouver at the end of the year. 
The program has had positive results from recruiters in the students home country and has helped make the Rocky Mountain School District's International Program a program of choice in many countries.  
Randy McLeod Discusses Rocky Reward Program 2017-10-22 06:00:00Z 0
Another great year at the Fall Fair for Rotary and ShelterBox.
 
 
This year's ShelterBox Display and donation site at the Fall Fair was a joint Kimberley/Cranbrook Sunrise event.
It was a first major ShelterBox event for the Cranbrook club and Kimberley donors showed them want to expect.  A total of $4,650 was raised at the Fair and another $2,000 deposited in the Kootenay Savings Credit Union office in Kimberley during the weekend.  Special thanks to the great turn out of volunteers from Kimberley and Cranbrook and the very helpful behind the scenes support by Graham and Gerda.  Once again Grubsteak Pizza provided coupons for all donors and we were able to distribute a number of Melody Motors coupons as well.  Thanks to all for a job well done.   We are paid up for a Booth for next year - see you there.  Also planning is underway for a possible Christmas ShelterBox event.
SHELTERBOX DISPLAY AT FALL FAIR 2017-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Nancy took us on a sniffing and tasting tour of a variety of Olive Oils and compared them to what you may be buying in the grocery store.
 
 
A fun and very informative program.  No more Bertolli for me.
 
Check out Nancy's store in the Platzl and have a look at her Facebook site.
 
Nancy Gibson from OU Tasting House in the Platzl 2017-09-29 06:00:00Z 0
Barb and Daryl Houser gave the program at the Sept. 13th Rotary luncheon.
 
Since the percentage of people who will die in Canada is 100%, planning ahead for the inevitable will make things easier for those you love.
 
The Housers described the service they can offer.  A no-obligation consultation on the steps you should be taking to prepare and ways to pay for your funeral in advance.
 
In an approx. 1 hour consultation, they can share with you:
1.  A Planning Guide Booklet on steps you should take to prepare.  Information for your executor and family.
2.  How to plan for funeral expenses.  "It is best to do this when you are well and not stressed"
3.  Information about the hours of "paper work" that need to be completed after a death.  Even a way to hire a company to do this all for you.
 
Members were invited to fill in a form for a consultation.  If you were not at the meeting or have now decided to do this, the contact for Barb and Daryl is:
email:  darylbarbhouser@telus.net     or phone Toll Free  1.888.579.2233
 
 
Planning your Funeral 2017-09-13 06:00:00Z 0
 
Have a great evening of dinning and dancing at the ever popular Beer, Bones & Boogie event on October 21st.
 
In addition, you will be supporting local Rotary projects like landscaping at the new Splash Park.
 
Order your tickets on-line at www.KimberleyRotary.Org  follow the Whats-on link.  Tickets are still only $45 plus a small processing fee.. 
BEER BONES & BOOGIE 2017 2017-09-13 06:00:00Z 0
 
District Governor Jerri Anderson brought the club up to date on the District's initiatives for the Rotary Year.
 
Jerri congratulated the club on all they are doing and presented a couple of awards.
 
The Gold hero award for the club's success with the Shelter Box campaign (thanks Graham).
 
An award for 100% participation by members to the Rotary Foundation with an average of over $100.00 per member.
 
Mark your calendar for June 1-3 for the Rotary District Conference in Sandpoint Idaho.
 
District Governor Visit Sept 6 2017-09-07 06:00:00Z 0
SHELTERBOX GOLD HERO AWARD 2017-09-07 06:00:00Z 0
 
Special thanks to Desiree and Jaret for hosting our club members and guests for a fantastic BBQ and Potluck Social on August 30th at their beautiful home on the ski hill.
 
It was great to also have a special guest join us.   Our past exchange student from Belgium, Joanna and her husband and baby girl, Junon, were guests of Mike and Judy Cave - one of her host families when she was on her full year exchange to Kimberley.  Joanna was in town with her family for the week and visited a number of the friends she made during her year in Kimberley. 
 
Thanks also to all the members, and their partners, who brought delicious appetizers, salads and desserts.  
 
Aug. 30th Club Social 2017-09-06 06:00:00Z 0
 
Jaret Thompson highlighted the Plans for the 55 Plus Summer Games that will be held jointly in Kimberley and Cranbrook - September 11th to 15th, 2018.
 
Jaret explained that the 55+ BC Games is an annual multi sport event produced by the BC Seniors Games Society for the 55+ population of BC to participate in 20 to 29 individual Sports.  In 2018, the games will be held using facilities both in Kimberley and Cranbrook.  Jaret explained that 24 different sports/games will be run during the event.
 
Directors have been chosen for the major roles (still a couple of openings to fill) and planning committees are already hard at work.
 
1,200 Volunteers will be needed to help ensure that the 3,500 to 4,000 participants have all their needs met and that all the events are run smoothly.
 
This will be a great opportunity for Kimberley to showcase our City.
 
PLAN AHEAD TO BOOK TIME TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP MAKE THESE GAMES A GREAT SUCCESS.
August 23rd Program. 55 + Summer Games 2017-08-27 06:00:00Z 0
BBQ TO RAISE MONEY FOR POLIO ERADICATION 2017-08-27 06:00:00Z 0
 
Because of your donation, we were able to send two local students to the Teen Adventure Camp at Blue Lake Camp! 
 
This 7-day program included a 3 day backpacking trip high into the Purcell Mountains, visiting Howling Wolf Lake, Polar Lake and swimming in Crystal Lake! The campers spent a day biking the trails around Blue Lake and over to the Findlay Valley with lunch beside Findlay Creek and a swim in McIvers. They wrapped up the week with a white water rafting trip with the Kootenay Rafting Company in Kimberley! They spent the day paddling and floating the waters of the St Mary’s River with the amazing river guides.  They finished the day with dinner by Wasa lake  and a  soak in the hot waters of a local hot springs. They had an unforgettable week of learning outdoor skills, teamwork, and having fun!
 
Although there were fires in the region, Blue Lake Camp was able to remain open for the entire season. This was a record year with over 700 youth attending Blue Lake Camp this summer!
 
Thank you so much for your support!!
 
Brandy Adams
Columbia Outdoor School & Blue Lake Camp
Phone: 250-426-3676
www.ColumbiaOutdoorSchool.com
Kimberley Rotary Club Donation to Blue Lake 2017-08-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patrick Barclay on Jul 05, 2017
 
Mac is highlighted on the Blue Lake Centre Facebook site with our recent donation.  The caption on their site reads:  
Thank you Kimberley Rotary Club for the generous donation to the Blue Paddle Campaign!
Your donation will send two Kimberley kids to Blue Lake Camp this summer!
Donation to Blue Lake Centre Patrick Barclay 2017-07-05 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
Eliesabeth (Liz) Conner, our newest Kimberley Rotarian, gave her Fellowship 5 presentation on Wednesday.  Liz was born in Dease Lake BC, and went to school in Fort Saint John (over 14 hrs by car).  
Liz boarded during her school days in Fort Saint John and explained how breakfast every Tuesday and Thursday was "French Toast".  Suggestion, don't invite Liz for a special French Toast breakfast.
 
Liz is married to Clint and lived in the United States for a number of years.  She ran a number of restaurants there.  She is not new to Rotary - she was a member in Cranbrook and is a past-president.
 
Welcome Liz - we look forward to having you help with future Rotary projects in Kimberley.
Eliesabeth (Liz) Conner Fellowship 5 2017-05-20 06:00:00Z 0
Kimberley Rotarians at School 2017-05-08 06:00:00Z 0
Todd Hebert, Executive Director of Blue Lake Camp, gave a wonderful presentation to the Club showing us the amazing progress that has been made to their camp and its programs over the years since it began.
Blue Lake Camp 2017-05-05 06:00:00Z 0
Simon Jones, Director of Golf for the Kimberley Golf Club was our guest speaker on Wednesday, April 26.  Simon brought the club members up to date on the extensive programs and opportunities that are available at the Kimberley course this year.  The very popular Ladies program and programs for juniors are starting - so check the webpage for registration information.  Simon also explained the program he is delivering in the Elementary and Private school.  There are a large number of different programs – something for everyone and the price this year is even a bit lower.  The Kimberley course is also a great place to buy golf equipment
For details on what is available at the Kimberley Golf Club visit their informative webpage at www.kimberleygolfclub.com  
Guest Speaker Simon Jones 2017-04-26 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
Rene Swienink, our adopted Rotary brother from the Netherlands, gave a great presentation on the recent elections in the Netherlands.  A somewhat complicated election process but results that may lead the way for future elections in Europe in the months ahead.
 
Great job Rene and thanks from the club.
2017 Election in the Netherlands 2017-03-23 06:00:00Z 0
 
Duncan McLeod gave an interesting update on the Rocky Mountain International Student Program, which brings in over one hundred students to the East Kootenays from around the world each year.  The students attend local  schools in Revelstoke, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, Cranbrook and Fernie.  Duncan explain how the Rocky Reward program has been developed to get these International students involved in their communities.   The students earn points for participating in school clubs and sports, volunteering at school and in their communities by participating in various events, and by getting good work habit grades on their school report cards.  Students who earn enough points are rewarded with a free trip to Vancouver at the end of the school year.  Some of the interesting programs discussed included: "Grab a Granny and Go", volunteering as a "Snow Angel" and with a little thought the types of programs are limitless.  This is a good opportunity for Rotary to pick up some volunteers when needed for some of our local projects.  Thanks, Duncan !  
The Rocky Reward Program 2017-03-12 07:00:00Z 0
 
Rotarian Patrick Barclay presents a cheque for $2,000.00 to Donna Cummins at the March 1st Rotary Meeting.  Donna was the lucky winner of the Stan Salikin Memorial Raffle.
 
Pat thanked Donna for being one of the generous supporters of the Stan Salikin Memorial Raffle that helps fund scholarships for Selkirk Students.
The Rotary club will be looking for this year's Selkirk scholarship winner to be someone who has some of the wonderful volunteer spirit that Stan Salikin displayed over many years in Kimberley.
Congratulations Donna! 
Donna Cummins wins Stan Salikin Memorial Scholarship Raffle 2017-03-03 07:00:00Z 0
 
Ryan recently completed a training program on the GLA:D program and is now a certified therapists and qualified to deliver this program.
He explained the background and benefits of the 8 week educational and exercise program designed for people living with osteoarthritis.
The program teaches you how to control your movements to allow you to be more active.
 
If you have issues with your knees or hips and wish to learn more send Ryan your email address and he will let you know when this program will start.
Contract Ryan at the Creekside Physiotheraphy Clinic in Marysville.
A Great Program Ryan - Thank You!
Ryan Sleik explains the GLA:D program 2017-03-03 07:00:00Z 0
Larry the Lobster and his Rotary friends were at the Kimberley Winter Market on February 19th advertising this year's Lobsterfest.
 
Mark your calendar for June 3rd, 2017.  Lobsterfest 8 will be held at the Kimberley Conference at Athlete Training Centre.
 
Tickets go on sale online after March 6th:   www.kimberleyrotary.org 
 
This event has sold out for the last 7 years so buy your tickets and "choose your Table" early our you will be disappointed.
 
Ticket prices $75 until April 30th and $80 after April 30th.
 
Lobsterfest '8' is coming 2017-02-20 07:00:00Z 0
President Melanie exchanges banners with District Governor Kees during his visit on November 23, 2016.  Kees and has Partner, Mayumi, both shared their inspirational experiences about Rotary with the Club.  It was a pleasure to host them in celebrating our Club's 75th Anniversary.
Welcome District Governor Kees Van der Pol 2016-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Kimberley Rotary Club was the worthy recipient of the Stan Salikin Community Booster Award at the Kimberley Business Excellence Awards on Saturday evening.  Recently named after our member, Stan Salikin, who passed away this summer, we are deeply honored to have been recognized by the Business Community for our community commitments.
Stan was watching over us as we received this award.
 
Kimberley Rotary Club Honored 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Tourism Kimberley Manager, Jesse Ferguson, shared the year in review with the Rotary Club members on Wednesday.  Thinks have been looking up with higher visitor numbers and greater media interest in Kimberley.  For a complete report, be sure and stop at the Visitor Center and speak personally with Jesse.
Great News from Tourism Kimberley 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Cindy Postinkoff, Don McCormick's guest speaker discussed the plans for the planned Veteran's Memorial Park to be built across from the Credit Union.  Cindy explained the projects and the budget and the connection to the Military Ames organization.  A great plan which will honour our veterans. 
 
Veteran's Memorial Park 2016-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Ken Green, one of our newest members, gave a very interesting talk on his vocational history.  
Ken's skills and willingness to get involved in club projects and committees have made him a definite asset to the Kimberley Rotary Club. 
Thanks, Ken.  
Ken Green's Vocational 5 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Wonderful Surprise from KIOTAC 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
GREAT JOB SALLY.  The First Saturday Pancake breakfast was well organized and a great success.  Thanks to all those who helped out.
 
Pictured above are some of the Pancake/Sausage chefs along with some of the trailer staff.  Many others not in picture selling tickets, cleaning tables, making coffee, mixing batter and serving our 259 guests.  A great kickoff event for the new Rotary Year.
1st Saturday July 2nd 2016 2016-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
We are extremely happy to recognize our member, Scott Owen, for 35 years of Perfect Attendance.  That is one meeting a week somewhere in the world for 35 years folks.
Congratuations, Scott Owen 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Turning over the Reins to President Melanie 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
President, Sandra Roberts and Sponsor, Mike Cave, welcomed new Member, Ken Green to our Club.  Ken's classification is Sales Manager and he will serve on the Fund Raising Committee.
Welcome to New Member Ken Green 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Canada Needs Your Support
Every second, two people are displaced from their home due to conflict or natural disaster. Rotary Project Partner, ShelterBox Canada is there to provide support and ensure that no family is left without shelter. Starting today, June 28, and going until July 15th ShelterBox Canada is setting out to raise $30,000 to help families in need after disaster. Join in and #GiveShelterNow to those who need it most.
 
 
Join #GiveShelterNow 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0