Rotary

Jennifer Jones, the first woman president of Rotary International, addressed the city of White Rock on Sunday morning. (Sobia Moman photo and video)

VIDEO: Rotary International’s first Woman President visits White Rock

Jennifer Jones stopped in White Rock on her coast-to-coast tour of Canada

 

Rotary international logo

District Rotarians to fete touring president in White Rock

Rotary International’s Jennifer Jones is first woman to hold the office

 

A recent shredding event hosted by the Rotary Club of South Surrey was ‘very successful,’ organizers say. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey shredding fundraiser grosses $7,800

Proceeds from Rotary club’s biannual event to benefit community, international projects

 

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hoo is this bird? Prince Rupert amputee owl needs a name

Rotary Interact Club and Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter host naming contest

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
White Rock Elementary leadership students pose on the school’s ‘Orca’ playground, installed last summer with support from the Rotary Club of White Rock, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Communities Grant, The City of White Rock and Forge Properties. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Elementary students rename playgrounds

Aquatic-themed monikers chosen

White Rock Elementary leadership students pose on the school’s ‘Orca’ playground, installed last summer with support from the Rotary Club of White Rock, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Communities Grant, The City of White Rock and Forge Properties. (Contributed photo)
Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)

White Rock Polar Bear Plunge set for March 19

Rotaract-hosted event to raise funds for clean water in Indigenous communities

Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)
Prize winners in the annual Peace Arch News/White Rock Rotary Club Essay Writing Contest are (left to right) third prize winner Naveen Sharma, first prize winner Cabrinha Clark and second prize winner Miranda Newell. (Paige Whittingham photo)

PAN-White Rock Rotary Club essay winners recognized

Earl Marriott students receive cash prizes for opinion pieces

Prize winners in the annual Peace Arch News/White Rock Rotary Club Essay Writing Contest are (left to right) third prize winner Naveen Sharma, first prize winner Cabrinha Clark and second prize winner Miranda Newell. (Paige Whittingham photo)
Moti Bali (left) and Coun. David Chesney discuss the Feed My City program with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Alex Browne photo

MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay visits White Rock’s Feed My City program in response to concerns

Volunteers say meal recipients are not part of uptown problems faced by businesses

Moti Bali (left) and Coun. David Chesney discuss the Feed My City program with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Alex Browne photo
Rotary Club of South Surrey held a shredding fundraiser on Oct. 30, 2021. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey Rotarians’ shredding event raises $6K

Funds to benefit community, international projects

Rotary Club of South Surrey held a shredding fundraiser on Oct. 30, 2021. (Contributed photo)
Former Laronde Elementary students (left to right) Sophie O’Brien, Maysen Apelocruz, Carys Hunka, Julia Les, Andie Anderson, Jordan Ackerman and Katie Scarth came to the Feed My City booth in uptown White Rock Monday to donate to the program, but stayed around to hand out lunches. (George Garrett photo)

Donations give White Rock Rotary meal program a boost

Students Thanksgiving Day contribution adds to fundraising

Former Laronde Elementary students (left to right) Sophie O’Brien, Maysen Apelocruz, Carys Hunka, Julia Les, Andie Anderson, Jordan Ackerman and Katie Scarth came to the Feed My City booth in uptown White Rock Monday to donate to the program, but stayed around to hand out lunches. (George Garrett photo)
Rotary lunch volunteer Moti Bali and Janine Maclean of Seriously Good Catering at the ‘Feed My City’ lunch hut, where meals continue to be distributed daily to those who turn out – but funding is running low. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Rotary lunch program funds dwindling

Enough funds in place for ‘about a month,’ says volunteer

Rotary lunch volunteer Moti Bali and Janine Maclean of Seriously Good Catering at the ‘Feed My City’ lunch hut, where meals continue to be distributed daily to those who turn out – but funding is running low. (Contributed photo)
White Rock Rotary Club’s Lorna Baerg helps catalogue stock at the Rotary Field House for the upcoming charity book sale coming to Peace Arch Curling Centre Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. Bill Haymond photo

Upcoming Rotary Club of White Rock book sale the biggest ever

Cancelled sales have boosted stock on hand; 32,000 books available at opening

White Rock Rotary Club’s Lorna Baerg helps catalogue stock at the Rotary Field House for the upcoming charity book sale coming to Peace Arch Curling Centre Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. Bill Haymond photo
Coun. David Chesney, a regular Tuesday volunteer, and White Rock Rotary past president Bob Livesey, accept a $600 donation from Mahdi Hei for the Feed My City hot lunch program on June 9 last year. Contributed photo

White Rock Rotary’s ‘Feed My City’ program celebrates 1 year

Initiative provides food to people in need

Coun. David Chesney, a regular Tuesday volunteer, and White Rock Rotary past president Bob Livesey, accept a $600 donation from Mahdi Hei for the Feed My City hot lunch program on June 9 last year. Contributed photo
Semiahmoo Rotary Club’s golf tournament raised more than $60,000 for Sources last year. (Lori Chalmers photo)

Semiahmoo Rotary’s Charity Golf Tournament rescheduled due to COVID-19

Event now set to take place at the end of August

Semiahmoo Rotary Club’s golf tournament raised more than $60,000 for Sources last year. (Lori Chalmers photo)
South Surrey Rotary Club member Deirdre O’Ruairc at the April 17, 2021 shredding event in Ocean Park. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey Rotarians’ shred-it event raises $11,000

Funds to benefit local, international efforts

South Surrey Rotary Club member Deirdre O’Ruairc at the April 17, 2021 shredding event in Ocean Park. (Contributed photo)
Ribfest 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)

Plans for Langley RibFest shelved for second year in row due to COVID-concerns

50/50 Rotary Lottery to continue for second year, potentially worth $250,000, set for Aug. 19

Ribfest 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)
The Rotary Club of South Surrey is planning to host another shredding event on April 17, 2021.(Contributed file photo)

South Surrey Rotarians to host shredding event

April 17 fundraiser to offer secure shredding by donation

The Rotary Club of South Surrey is planning to host another shredding event on April 17, 2021.(Contributed file photo)
People wait in line for a free hot meal in White Rock. (Contributed photo)

Demand continues to climb for White Rock free hot meal service

‘People are suffering. No matter if someone is driving a good car, there is no money in the pocket.’

People wait in line for a free hot meal in White Rock. (Contributed photo)
Rotary Club of North Delta volunteers Don Pateman, Alan Seabrook, Tony Upton, Neil Inglis and David Brown assemble Starfish Backpacks for distribution to local students facing food insecurity. (James Smith photo)

North Delta Rotary donates over $19K to local groups

Donations to Surrey Food Bank, Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society and others

  • Feb 26, 2021
Rotary Club of North Delta volunteers Don Pateman, Alan Seabrook, Tony Upton, Neil Inglis and David Brown assemble Starfish Backpacks for distribution to local students facing food insecurity. (James Smith photo)
White Rock Rotary Club president Mauricio Browne de Paula (front right) with other club and community volunteers at the launch of the free hot lunch program at the city parking lot at Russell Avenue and Johnston Road on May 21. (File photo)

Daily demand for White Rock Rotary, city lunch program surpasses 40

Recipients ‘are very good people… going through some tough times’

White Rock Rotary Club president Mauricio Browne de Paula (front right) with other club and community volunteers at the launch of the free hot lunch program at the city parking lot at Russell Avenue and Johnston Road on May 21. (File photo)