Christmas decor brightens life at Delta Hospital, Manor and Hospice

Posted on Nov 24, 2022
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Patients in acute care beds, outpatients, residents in long term care residents, staff, auxiliary volunteers and visitors in the "community" of the Delta Hospital and Mountain View Manor and those at Irene Thomas Hospice next door are getting a lift from the Christmas lights and decorations now brightening up the main entrance, in the Healing Garden at the hospital's central courtyard and inside and outside the extended care residence. Thanks to a team of 16 Rotary Club of Ladner members, including a team from Pure Sunfarms, took the morning of November 23 for this community service project. -- photos by Chris Offer and Peter Roaf
Christmas decor brightens life at Delta Hospital, Manor and Hospice Peter Roaf 2022-11-24 08:00:00Z 0

Local business needs workers & shop local -- Delta Chamber of Commerce

Posted on Nov 22, 2022
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Recruiting & retaining appropriately skilled workers is the top concern of businesses in Delta, according to Jill McKnight, Executive Director of the Delta Chamber of Commerce. Speaking at Ladner Rotary on November 22, 2022, Jill also advised: for every $10 you spend locally $6.10 recirculates in our community. For instance, Delta's 730+ retail businesses employ more than 18,300 people, and businesses pay 46% of the property taxes that fund services in our city.
Local business needs workers & shop local -- Delta Chamber of Commerce Peter Roaf 2022-11-22 08:00:00Z 0

So many lives more productive, happier with guide and service dogs

Posted on Nov 15, 2022
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BC and Alberta Guide Dogs is a non-profit charitable society, based in Ladner, which breeds, raises and professionally trains Guide Dogs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, Autism Support Dogs, for children 3 to 10 years and their families, and Service Dogs for veterans, first responders and RCMP members suffering from Operational Stress Injury or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, all at no cost to the client. Each fully trained guide dog or service dog enables each client to live a fulfilling and productive life.
So many lives more productive, happier with guide and service dogs Peter Roaf 2022-11-15 08:00:00Z 0

Ukrainians served Canada in WWI, but many were also sent to camps

Posted on Nov 08, 2022
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Among the 600,000 who served in the Canadian military during World War I, several thousand were Ukranian immigrants or of Ukrainian heritage. Among those were the grandfather of Wayne Gretzky and grandfather of Delta military historian Peter Broznitsky, seen here at the war memorial cenotaph in Ladner. At the outset of war in August 1914, however, the Canadian government quickly enacted the federal War Measures Act (WMA). The Act’s sweeping powers permitted the government to suspend or limit civil liberties in the interest of Canada’s protection, including the right to incarcerate “enemy aliens” including many Ukrainian immigrants and those of Ukrainian heritage.
Ukrainians served Canada in WWI, but many were also sent to camps Peter Roaf 2022-11-08 08:00:00Z 0

40 ambulances to Ukraine from Rotary partnership

Posted on Nov 05, 2022
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A convoy of nearly 40 ambulances wound its way from Slovakia, around mountains and through roadblocks, military checkpoints, and torrential rain to arrive in Kyiv, bringing the critically needed vehicles to Ukrainian government officials.
Rotary is responding to the crisis in Ukraine.
 
The US$600,000 initiative was the first joint project between Rotary and Ukraine Friends, which agreed in July to collaborate to provide resources, organize logistics, and distribute funds for high-impact projects that help Ukrainians affected by the war with Russia. Each organization donated US$300,000 to get the ambulances, and Rotary districts in Ukraine and Slovakia coordinated the delivery. Rotary's funding came from a Rotary Foundation disaster response grant.  Read More
40 ambulances to Ukraine from Rotary partnership Peter Roaf 2022-11-05 07:00:00Z 0

Flags go up for community projects to mark Remembrance Day 

Posted on Nov 05, 2022
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Canada flags to honour Remembrance Day for a week have gone up around the Ladner community thanks to 10 Rotarians who erected them. The project jointly administered with Tsawwassen Rotary in that community, provides homeowners and business owners the opportunity to recognize around Remembrance Day on November 11th the past sacrifices of those killed and wounded in world wars. Revenue from the flags rented now and around Canada Day will go towards community service projects such as a hand up with food for those families in need and planting of trees in the Ladner area.
Flags go up for community projects to mark Remembrance Day Peter Roaf 2022-11-05 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians in business can develop a Generosity Purpose

Posted on Nov 05, 2022
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What injustice keeps you awake at night? What really bothers you and makes you say, "I want to do something about that"? What wrong do you see in society that you want to make right? Is it in your local community? Is it elsewhere in the world? What is the cause that you care deeply about? Connect your cash to a cause, your money to a movement, your profits to a purpose. That is what changes everything. That is the Generosity Purpose.
 
What’s your Generosity Purpose? Is it helping abolish sex trafficking? Helping your city’s homeless population? Or is it more personal, like funding your children’s college tuition or paying for the piano lessons your granddaughter has always wanted to take? It’s not about you, but about someone or something that you believe can do more good and leave an impact on the world. After all, the Me Show will one day get canceled. The We Show always gets high ratings and airs longer.
 
-- excerpt from "Good Money Revolution: How to Make More Money to Do More Good," by Derrick Kinney, Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas
Rotarians in business can develop a Generosity Purpose Peter Roaf 2022-11-05 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotarians tour container port in Delta

Posted on Nov 01, 2022
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A group of Ladner Rotarians had the chance to tour the facilities of Global Container Terminals (GCT), at the Vancouver Port Authority's Deltaport in the Tsawwassen area on November 1, 2022. Marko Dekovic, GCT Vice President Public Affairs, led the tour by bus by the massive cranes for unloading ships and through the multiple stacks of containers ready for train or truck shipment, all part of a massive, complex, global network of shipping and transportation.
Ladner Rotarians tour container port in Delta Peter Roaf 2022-11-01 07:00:00Z 0

Funds from Shred A Thon support school food program

Posted on Oct 27, 2022
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From the proceeds of the Ladner Rotary Shred A Thon on October 15th, club President Guillermo Bustos (left) and Walt Hayward (right) presented $500 to Delta Secondary School in the form of 10 gift cards, each of $50 value, for the student in need food program, known as the youth work program, operated by three teachers, (l to r) Venetia Sylvester, Gillian Wallace and Dana Rowland.
Funds from Shred A Thon support school food program Peter Roaf 2022-10-27 07:00:00Z 0

Despite lung transplants and kidnapping, Ladner Rotarian keeps going on positive attitude

Posted on Oct 25, 2022
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Ladner Rotarian Alfredo Goco, business owner and retired financial management advisor, says faith and a positive attitude towards life has kept him going through some extraordinary challenges including a double lung transplant in the past two years. Another hurdle earlier in his life was being kidnapped for ransom in this native, The Philippines. He negotiated the ransom demand of 5 million pesos (today CDN$11,6387) down to 50,000 (CDN$1,163) and was freed. A second person kidnapped at the same time was executed by the kidnappers.
Despite lung transplants and kidnapping, Ladner Rotarian keeps going on positive attitude Peter Roaf 2022-10-25 07:00:00Z 0

TV news producer latest to join Ladner Rotary

Posted on Oct 18, 2022
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City TV News producer Matt Graves, who recently joined Ladner Rotary, hails from Nova Scotia. He and his family have been living in the Ladner area since 2019, as we learned from his "getting to know you" classification speech to the club.
TV news producer latest to join Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2022-10-18 07:00:00Z 0

Shred A Thon supports Ladner area food security and park tree planting

Posted on Oct 15, 2022
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More families faced with the increased cost of living and relying on food banks will receive support through $2613 net proceeds from a Ladner Rotary Shred A Thon on October 15, 2022, along with trees to be funded for planting in Ladner's North 40 Park near Boundary Bay Airport. Despite competing with municipal election day local residents and business owners showed up on the property behind Eastlink (Delta Cable) on Ladner Trunk Road. 
Shred A Thon supports Ladner area food security and park tree planting Peter Roaf 2022-10-15 07:00:00Z 0 food,shred,tree

Notaries provide many legal services, when parties are in agreement

Posted on Oct 11, 2022
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Notaries’ Tradition of Trust goes back over 2000 years. Notaries laid down the Codex Hammurabi, the oldest evidence of documented law. Notaries were also employed by the Catholic Church to be the guiding light of civilization through the Dark Ages. Throughout centuries of upheaval, the Notary’s reputation for trustworthiness ensured that documents remained reliable. Today, Notaries do not get involved in litigation or argue cases before a judge. Their activities are restricted to non-contentious matters—those where the parties involved are in agreement.
Notaries provide many legal services, when parties are in agreement Peter Roaf 2022-10-11 07:00:00Z 0

Almost $1.3 million from BC Rotarians will provide aid and development to people and communities in need, here and worldwide

Posted on Oct 08, 2022
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As communities in BC become stronger through facilities and services, often with a focus on those in need, through the work of Rotary clubs, funds for those projects often come from The Rotary Foundation. Communities around the world, where there is so often a desperate need for people just to survive, The Rotary Foundation provides funds to fight disease, help mothers and children survive, provide disaster relief, and improve lives often through our Rotary clubs worldwide.
 
To support any and all of those causes, The Rotary Foundation is receiving US $1,292,288 from generous Rotary members, and some others, in British Columbia’s Rotary District 5040 with some from Rotary District 5050. Announcement of this gift came at District 5040’s Million Dollar Dinner on October 8, 2022 at Quilchena Golf Club in Richmond.
Almost $1.3 million from BC Rotarians will provide aid and development to people and communities in need, here and worldwide Peter Roaf 2022-10-08 07:00:00Z 0

2020-21 Rotary International President visits StoryWalk in Ladner and tours Vancouver

Posted on Oct 08, 2022
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At one of three Rotary StoryWalk trails in Delta, sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen, Rotary International President 2020-21 Holger Knaack, visiting from his home in Northern Germany, volunteered to help with changing the monthly children's storybook featured at 21 stations along a one-kilometre StoryWalk trail in Ladner on October 8, 2022. Holger was in town as special speaker at Rotary District 5040's Million Dollar Dinner that evening. After joining the work party, he toured some of the sights of Vancouver. The chair of the committee which organized the Million Dollar Dinner and Holger's visit was Ladner Rotarian and Past District 5040 Governor Chris Offer.
 
2020-21 Rotary International President visits StoryWalk in Ladner and tours Vancouver Peter Roaf 2022-10-08 07:00:00Z 0

Helping with access to clean water in Ukraine

Posted on Oct 04, 2022
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Environmental clean up authorities in the Ukraine are working on cleaning up rivers and lakes throughout the war-torn country so residents can access clean water with the help of a Rigid Inflatable boat and 11 underwater diving suits provided by our Rotary District 5040 and Districts 5030 in Seattle and Area and 5060 in the Okanagan area of BC and part of Washington State through a multi-District disaster response fund.  https://tinyurl.com/2y983zrc
Helping with access to clean water in Ukraine Peter Roaf 2022-10-04 07:00:00Z 0
National recognition for District 5040's top Foundation giving Peter Roaf 2022-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30th

Posted on Sep 27, 2022
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Of those children in Canada in the care of others than their parents, there are six times more than others in our society who are Indigenous. Action to educate the parents of Indigenous children and provide the resources needed to achieve effective change is among the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission chaired by Senator Murray Sinclair in 2015. Some of the funding recommended would cover the education of adults who were deprived of education long ago in their childhood. That education denied is one reason that among those in prison in Saskatchewan and Manitoba 70% are Indigenous people compared to 30% for all others. There are more than 600 First Nations in Canada and over 200 of those in BC. Canada marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, and along with it, Orange Shirt Day.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30th Peter Roaf 2022-09-27 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary District Governor visits Ladner Rotary

Posted on Sep 20, 2022
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and empowering girls at home and around the world are among the priorities of our current Rotary International President, Canadian Jennifer Jones, according to District 5040 Governor John Berry who visited the Rotary Club of Ladner with his wife, Pat, on September 20th. Assistant Governor for South Delta and Richmond, Dean Hsieh, also attended. One main theme of John's presentation was the importance and necessity for clubs and Rotarians to make choices in Rotary and in life because, “You can’t do everything.”
Rotary District Governor visits Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2022-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

Australian Rotary exchange student returns to Ladner almost 40 years later

Posted on Sep 13, 2022
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39 years ago 17-year-old Mary Wooldridge spent a Grade 11 high school year as an exchange student from Australia with the Rotary Club of Ladner, staying with various families throughout her year. Today she returned to Ladner with her husband, Andrew, and son, Jamison, from their home in Melbourne, to start a tour of four centres in Canada and the United States.
Australian Rotary exchange student returns to Ladner almost 40 years later Peter Roaf 2022-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

Casino and hotel planned to open this Fall

Posted on Sep 06, 2022
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Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is nearing completion of the Cascades Casino and Delta Hotel in Delta, expected to open later this year. The new 160,000 sq. foot entertainment facility, on the property which was formerly the Delta Town and Country Inn, home of Rotary Club of Ladner for 40 years near the south end of the Massey Tunnel, will feature a gaming floor, entertainment centre and restaurants. Gateway projects that the facility will bring up to 600 new jobs and a $99.3 million investment to Delta economy. 
Casino and hotel planned to open this Fall Peter Roaf 2022-09-06 07:00:00Z 0 casino,entertainment,hotel,restaurant

Delta Police new member introduces himself to club

Posted on Aug 30, 2022
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A 15-year member of Delta Police Department, now heading the Ladner Community Policing Office, Constable Geoff Young, inducted as a new member just a week ago, told the club about his service in the Canadian Armed Forces, his passion for flying and eventual career in policing. He enjoys his community policing role, working with people of all ages, with a team of volunteers building to 100 by the year's end.
Delta Police new member introduces himself to club Peter Roaf 2022-08-30 07:00:00Z 0

District Governor 2024-25 visits club

Posted on Aug 30, 2022
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District Governor Nominee Drew Antrobus, who will be District 5040 Governor in 2024-25, visited Ladner Rotary with his partner and fellow Rotarian Judy Smith, seen here with Ladner Rotary President Guillermo Bustos.
District Governor 2024-25 visits club Peter Roaf 2022-08-30 07:00:00Z 0

Education shapes hearts as well as minds

Posted on Aug 26, 2022
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Rotary Club of Ladner member, Dr. Avis Glaze, has visited various countries as international education consultant to school systems and governments, including Scotland on many occasions over the past six years as a member of the Scottish government’s International Council of Education Advisers. In an article for Tes Global, which works with 25,000 schools in more than 100 countries, Avis is quoted as saying that the strength of an education system is that it shapes hearts as well as minds. She says, "Attainment is important but 'so are the kind of citizens you are creating'." 
Education shapes hearts as well as minds Peter Roaf 2022-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Fortis BC Liquefied Natural Gas plant expansion advancing in Delta Peter Roaf 2022-08-23 07:00:00Z 0

Delta Police constable joins Ladner Rotary

Posted on Aug 23, 2022
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The Delta Police constable now leading the Ladner Community Policing office, Geoff Young, became a member of Ladner Rotary on August 23rd. He replaces Ladner Rotarian of several years, Acting Sergeant Ken Kirk, who is now leading the Community Policing office in North Delta. Farewell to Ken and welcome to Geoff. Ladner Rotary President Guillermo Bustos applies the Rotary pin as part of the member induction ceremony.
Delta Police constable joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2022-08-23 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary's global Health Care Worker Appreciation Week Aug 21 - 27 

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 22, 2022
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More than two years into COVID-19, many people are feeling “pandemic fatigue”. Around the globe, more than 555 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported, according to the World Health Organization. Health care workers have continuously dedicated their time, energy, and skills to ensure our safety, often putting their own health at risk to do so, paying the price of their own physical and mental health amidst unrelenting demand and staff shortages. Rotary saluted the courage and commitment of our health care workers who have given up so much to treat those who have become ill and contain this disease. 
Rotary's global Health Care Worker Appreciation Week Aug 21 - 27  Peter Roaf 2022-08-22 07:00:00Z 0

Delta Rotary clubs golf tournament

Posted on Aug 18, 2022
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Lowest score foursome at the annual Rotary Tri-Club Golf Day August 18th among 17 golfers from the three clubs in Delta, Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen: (l to r) Jako Krushinisky, Tsawwassen, Denis Denischuk, Ladner, Teresa Marshall, North Delta, and Jerome Vermeulen, Tsawwassen
 
Delta Rotary clubs golf tournament Peter Roaf 2022-08-18 07:00:00Z 0

Special needs summer picnic bbq always popular

Posted on Aug 14, 2022
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Ladner Rotarians hosted its annual special needs adults' picnic, with family and guardians in the South Delta Family Peer Support Group, at Rotary Park next to Delta City Hall on Sunday, August 14, 2022. The event included a bbq picnic lunch, games and socializing. Many members of the Group expressed their sincere appreciation to the club for the event which makes a difference in their lives. -- photos by Chris Offer
Special needs summer picnic bbq always popular Peter Roaf 2022-08-14 07:00:00Z 0 BBQ,peer and family,picnic,special needs

Active life giving to Delta community for new member

Posted on Aug 09, 2022
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Distribution and Warehouse Manager for the five Quest Food Exchange not-for-profit grocery market locations in Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby and North Vancouver, Brian Coe, a Ladner resident, who transferred to Ladner Rotary from Tsawwassen Rotary, earlier this year, gave his "classification" speech to our club on August 9, 2022.
Active life giving to Delta community for new member Peter Roaf 2022-08-09 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary District Grants make community service possible

Posted on Aug 04, 2022
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District Grants allow Rotary and Rotaract clubs to identify, plan, and fund worthy projects in their own communities or internationally. Grants can fund improvements such as kitchen equipment for a food pantry, assistance for after-school programs, a defibrillator for a community centre, or renovations to an accessible playground.
Rotary District Grants make community service possible Peter Roaf 2022-08-04 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotarian continues to influence education in Canada and overseas

Posted on Aug 02, 2022
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Former school district superintendent in Ontario, now international education advisor to several nations, Dr. Avis Glaze described the start of her career in her native Jamaica and since in the field. As superintendent she desribed how she and others worked with the principals and staff of the 25 schools with the lowest academic results among their students and how the performance of those schools improved over time. She always says, "No child left behind." Avis just returned from further consultation with education leaders in Scotland and earlier this year spoke at a global, virtual conference of educators. 
Ladner Rotarian continues to influence education in Canada and overseas Peter Roaf 2022-08-02 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary-led Rebuilding of Ukraine village after Russian bombing

Posted on Jul 31, 2022
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Before Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year there were 2,789 buildings in the village of Moshchun. After Russian artillery shelling there were 789 still standing. Left behind were 1,597 craters from shells. With the participation of Rotary clubs of the world, in partnership with Ukrainian state, the rebuilding of Moshchun has the aim of developing a symbol of happy, independent, modern Ukraine.
 
Rotary-led Rebuilding of Ukraine village after Russian bombing Peter Roaf 2022-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

Looking for ways to improve relationships of police with First Nations

Posted on Jul 19, 2022
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Armand La Barge is a former Rotarian who began his career with York Regional Police in 1973 and served as Chief of Police until his retirement. During his 37-year police career, he held multiple positions throughout the organization. He is known as a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, an ardent defender of social justice and human rights, a hfe-long volunteer and community activist and someone committed to service on volunteer boards, community and faith-based organizations. He has been engaged in research around more effective ways for police authorities to develop less confrontational relationships with Indigenous People in Canada, including First Nations.
Looking for ways to improve relationships of police with First Nations Peter Roaf 2022-07-19 07:00:00Z 0

Delta Secondary grads receive Ladner Rotary scholarships

Posted on Jul 14, 2022
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Three of the 61 students graduating from Delta Secondary School received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Ladner. They were among those receiving 110 scholarships and bursaries valued at $97,665 at the School's Scholarship and Bursary Night and Valedictory Ceremony on June 28, 2022. Ladner Rotary was one of 55 local organizations and individual donors presenting 87 scholarships valued at $68,915 to the grads of 2022.
Delta Secondary grads receive Ladner Rotary scholarships Peter Roaf 2022-07-14 07:00:00Z 0
2022-23 President Jennifer Jones is eager to advance Rotary’s narrative Peter Roaf 2022-07-10 07:00:00Z 0

Food distribution manager joins Ladner Rotary

Posted on Jul 05, 2022
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Brian Coe, a Rotarian since 2004, is Distribution and Warehouse Manager for the five Quest Food Exchange not-for-profit grocery market locations in Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby and North Vancouver, has joined us from Tsawwassen Rotary. By bridging the gap between food banks and traditional grocery stores, Quest Food Exchange redirects at reduced cost good food, donated by local food partners from across British Columbia, that would otherwise end up in the landfill and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
Food distribution manager joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2022-07-05 07:00:00Z 0

Dimentia and home care

Posted on Jul 05, 2022
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Dimentia comes in many forms, including Alzheimer's, and home care is part of the support which clients and their families can find in the community.
Dimentia and home care Peter Roaf 2022-07-05 07:00:00Z 0

Welcome 2022-23 President & Board and Rotarian of the Year

Posted on Jun 28, 2022
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"Imagine Rotary" is the 2022-23 theme throughout Rotary International, the world's original service club since 1905, which finally inducts its first female president for the 1.4 member global network, Canadian Jennifer Jones. As Rotary opens itself to new opportunities, the Rotary Club of Ladner welcomes its new president and board of directors and a new member, and presents awards to two of its female members.
Welcome 2022-23 President & Board and Rotarian of the Year Peter Roaf 2022-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
Thousands inspired by Rotary International CEO Peter Roaf 2022-06-15 07:00:00Z 0 Hewko,conference,convention

'Discovering' Delta at learning centre

Posted on Jun 14, 2022
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Ladner Rotarians and guests visited the Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, next to Delta City Hall, on June 14, 2022. Opened in May 2020, the Centre is an exhibit of our community’s past, present, and future. It features Delta’s storied history.
'Discovering' Delta at learning centre Peter Roaf 2022-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

Delta Optimist Publisher advises about clickbait

Posted on Jun 07, 2022
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Delta Optimist Publisher Pierre Pelletier advised how some web services make money with "clickbait", luring web users to their sites with sensational stories or claims and make money in the process, in competition with mainstream news media which support our community with responsible journalism, essential to our democracy.
Delta Optimist Publisher advises about clickbait Peter Roaf 2022-06-07 07:00:00Z 0

Neighbours helping neighbours near and far May Days parade

Posted on May 29, 2022
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In gratitude to our first responders and frontline workers who protect and serve our community, Rotary Club of Ladner and members of the Delta Secondary School Interact Club salute them. They enable us, in service above self, to also serve our community and communities in need around the world: neighbours helping neighbours in the parade at Ladner May Days, founded 1896.
Neighbours helping neighbours near and far May Days parade Peter Roaf 2022-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
More than meets the eye in daily TV news Peter Roaf 2022-05-24 07:00:00Z 0

Brighter Futures for those needing a hand up

Posted on May 17, 2022
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Education can offer life-changing opportunities. But every year, too many bright, driven students from disadvantaged backgrounds make the decision not to pursue post-secondary education because they can't afford it. Beedie Luminaries, created by the Beedie Construction Group family, is a scholarship program for students with potential who are facing financial adversity. Students who are smart, but constrained by circumstance. Students who are resilient and gritty. Students who are ready to make a positive change in their lives. The program supports Grade 12 students and single parents in pursuing further education.
Brighter Futures for those needing a hand up Peter Roaf 2022-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
Club recognizes Walt Hayward for outstanding service to community Peter Roaf 2022-05-17 07:00:00Z 0

New story for May along Ladner StoryWalk trail

Posted on May 15, 2022
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The StoryWalk for children and families in Ladner, along part of the Millenium Trail, receives a change of story for May thanks to Ladner Rotarians John Thomas, Ulf Ottho and Guillermo Bustos, on behalf of the regular installers, Tammy Hansen and husband. -- photo by Lynn Cameron
New story for May along Ladner StoryWalk trail Peter Roaf 2022-05-15 07:00:00Z 0

Black education producing leaders in Canada

Posted on May 10, 2022
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The Lifelong Leadership Institute (LLI) is an educational organization that exists to inspire leadership and develop leaders, and dedicates its resources to advancing leadership competence and personal success among Canadian youth of Jamaican, Caribbean and Black heritage.
Black education producing leaders in Canada Peter Roaf 2022-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

Trades important to Canada's future

Posted on May 03, 2022
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The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is building the trades careers in BC through a training and apprenticeship system that meets the needs of British Columbia’s economy. ITA works with employers, apprentices, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, supports apprenticeships, fund programs, set program standards and increase opportunities in the trades. 
Trades important to Canada's future Peter Roaf 2022-05-03 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotarian to chair international Rotary Peace Centers Committee

Posted on Apr 30, 2022
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As of July 1st, 2022 the new international Chair of the Rotary Peace Centers Committee, which every year selects the Rotary Peace Fellows for the 50 Master's Degree or 80 Professional Certificate programs in peace and conflict resolution at seven universities throughout the world, is Past District 5040 Governor Chris Offer. Member of the Rotary Club of Ladner, Chris also serves on the board of The Rotary Foundation Canada. 
Ladner Rotarian to chair international Rotary Peace Centers Committee Peter Roaf 2022-04-30 07:00:00Z 0 peace,peace fellow,peace scholar,peacebuilding

Children and Youth with development needs served at REACH

Posted on Apr 26, 2022
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Since 1959 Reach Child and Youth Development Society has been providing programs and child development and therapy services to special needs children and their families in Delta, Surrey and Langley, B.C. Reach provides a variety of programs and services designed to meet the needs of children to ensure their optimum development. Ladner Rotary has had a long relationship with Ladner-based Reach, formerly at its location near Boundary Bay Airport, as one of the first sponsors of the $5.7 million Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children adjacent to Memorial Park, and as sponsors of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park next door, both partially or equally sponsored by the City of Delta.
Children and Youth with development needs served at REACH Peter Roaf 2022-04-26 07:00:00Z 0 child,children,development,special needs,youth

Long time Ladner Rotarian Tom Siba passes away

Posted on Apr 25, 2022
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The Rotary Club of Ladner, where he served the community over 30 years including as club president, and the newspaper industry are mourning the loss of a respected newspaper man and community leader, Tom Siba, former Delta Optimist publisher. who died peacefully on April 22. He was 73-years-old. Siba's last few years has been impacted by Lewy Body Dementia. -- courtesy of the Delta Optimist
Long time Ladner Rotarian Tom Siba passes away Peter Roaf 2022-04-25 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary global Ukraine relief fund nearing US$10 million

Posted on Apr 19, 2022
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As of April 18, 2022 Rotary's global Disaster Response Fund for the Ukraine has reached $9.5 million. The funds will support locally-led relief efforts underway by Rotary clubs in Ukraine and neighboring countries. More information about this crisis and Rotary's response.
 
Rotary global Ukraine relief fund nearing US$10 million Peter Roaf 2022-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

Raise a Flag for our community in 2022

Posted on Apr 14, 2022
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Local residents and businesses in South Delta can celebrate national pride in their neighbourhoods and on their street fronts with a flag of Canada planted on their front lawn for a week around each of two holidays in 2022. The fee will contribute to services to make our community of Ladner and Delta a better place to live, work and play.
 
With a donation towards community service projects, the Rotary Clubs of Ladner and Tsawwassen will plant a Canadian flag, on a 10-foot pole, on your lawn or in your garden around Canada Day and Remembrance Day as a display of community and national pride for a donation of $60 for the season. Then they will remove the flags.
Raise a Flag for our community in 2022 Peter Roaf 2022-04-14 07:00:00Z 0 celebrate,flag,flagpole,holiday

Here2Help helps ensure your healthcare wishes

Posted on Apr 05, 2022
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Here2Help supports patients and their care partners navigate the healthcare system through education and advocacy. It provides compassionate and personalized service to a wide variety of clients to achieve better health outcomes and direct healthcare when they cannot, much like one might do through others with power of attorney in legal and financial matters.
Here2Help helps ensure your healthcare wishes Peter Roaf 2022-04-05 07:00:00Z 0

US$7 million humanitarian relief to date for Ukraine through Rotary

Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 05, 2022
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Rotary International CEO John Hewko reports that, as of April 5, 2022, Rotary has raised over US$7 million to support clubs responding to the war in Ukraine, thanks to the many Rotary members and others for their generosity during this humanitarian crisis. Thank you to Delta residents and sponsors who supported our Ladner Rotary Shred A Thon on April 2, 2022 contributing to this cause.
US$7 million humanitarian relief to date for Ukraine through Rotary Peter Roaf 2022-04-05 07:00:00Z 0

Delta residents help people in need with Shred A Thon

Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 02, 2022
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At home, people in our community less able to afford the rapidly rising cost of food for themselves and their families, and in Ukraine and nearby countries, millions of desperate residents and refugees struggling to survive, will benefit from the Rotary Club of Ladner's Spring Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, April 2, 2022. -- photos by Chris Offer
Delta residents help people in need with Shred A Thon Peter Roaf 2022-04-02 07:00:00Z 0 Ukraine,families,food,refugees

Service above self for fellow member recognized

Posted on Mar 29, 2022
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Long time Ladner Rotarian, Irene Forcier, who has been on extended leave for health reasons, recognizes the generous support of fellow club member, Avis Glaze, for her ongoing service above self, with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.
 
Irene says, "Avis has for a very long time, gone the full length of the course, cheering me on and checking on me, in between cooking, shopping, driving and adding support that is critical to my healing in my very eventful life. I want her to proudly wear a Paul Harris fellow. Her service above self has made a world of difference to me and I am truly grateful."
Service above self for fellow member recognized Peter Roaf 2022-03-29 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotarian speaking at the World Education Summit

Posted on Mar 22, 2022
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On March 22, award-winning, revolutionary educator and Ladner Rotarian Avis Glaze was one of the speakers to estimated 50.000 educators from 87 countries, at a four-day virtual conference: her topic was how equity, social justice and empathy need to be embedded into the education system. The story appeared in the Delta Optimist.
Ladner Rotarian speaking at the World Education Summit Peter Roaf 2022-03-22 07:00:00Z 0

Connecting People with the Ocean

Posted on Mar 22, 2022
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Plastic and other marine pollution is killing our ocean. It is estimated that 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris are floating in our oceans. One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed by ocean plastic. Each year 500 billion plastic bags are used around the world.

For most of us this damage is far away and invisible. Without a personal connection to our oceans, it’s difficult for us to feel inspired to save them. As famed French explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, scientist, Jacques Yves Cousteau, who studied the sea and all forms of life in water, once said, “People protect what they love.” Ocean Ambassadors Canada is turning our attention to the massive challenge of cleaning up our oceans and the possible solutions.
Connecting People with the Ocean Peter Roaf 2022-03-22 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s network enables rapid humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees

Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 17, 2022
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The crisis in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 2 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 1 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.

Rotary’s network enables rapid humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees Peter Roaf 2022-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Incentive program for Grade 4 students in Mexico supported by Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2022-03-15 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary on the move and on the ground for Ukraine

Posted on Mar 09, 2022
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To provide relief for the people of Ukraine and refugees from there to neighbouring countries, Rotary Club of Ladner has donated CAN $2,000 through The Rotary Foundation's disaster response fund. So far Rotary has raised $1.1 million and counting to support clubs responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. This money will be used by Rotary districts and clubs in Poland and other countries adjacent to Ukraine for immediate assistance of refugees. Rotarians can make a personal donation, and receive a Canadian tax receipt and Paul Harris Fellow credit.
 
As Rotary International CEO John Hewko reports, "Two of the most difficult aspects during a humanitarian crisis are communication and coordination around supplies. I’m proud to share that Rotaract Europe (young professionals and university students in Rotary) has accomplished both. Within 48 hours, its Supplies Team, consisting of 60 members from across ten countries, developed a matching tool that quickly links demand for goods on site with the supplies inventory."
 
Ukrainian refugees are shown boarding a minivan, sponsored by Rotary District 2231 in Poland, for transport to a safe location in Poland. 
Rotary on the move and on the ground for Ukraine Peter Roaf 2022-03-09 08:00:00Z 0 Ukraine,refugees,relief

She, Him, Ze, Hir/Zir: gender pronouns

Posted on Mar 08, 2022
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Personal gender pronouns or personal gender pronouns refer to the set of pronouns that an individual wants others to use in order to reflect that person's gender identity. In English, when declaring one's chosen pronouns, a person will often state the subject and object pronouns—for example, "he/him", "she/her", or "they/them"—although sometimes, the possessive pronouns are also stated. The pronouns chosen may include neopronouns such as "ze" and "zir". Ladner Rotarian Pania Lincoln gave on overview of using various pronouns people now use to identify their gender.
She, Him, Ze, Hir/Zir: gender pronouns Peter Roaf 2022-03-08 08:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow +4 award to Guillermo Bustos

Posted on Mar 08, 2022
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. This is the fifth time Guillermo Bustos has received this award.
Paul Harris Fellow +4 award to Guillermo Bustos Peter Roaf 2022-03-08 08:00:00Z 0

Quilt finds its way back home to Leo

Posted on Mar 08, 2022
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Past District Governor Penny Offer (left) returns a quilt from the Vancouver General Hospital Lost and Found to Diana Cabott Nimsick on behalf of her husband, Past District Governor Leo Nimsick, whose name tag was on the quilt. 
Quilt finds its way back home to Leo Peter Roaf 2022-03-08 08:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotarian Dr. Avis Glaze to speak at world education summit

Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 04, 2022
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Around 50,000 people from over 87 countries are expected to attend the World Education Summit March 21st to 24th. One of the featured speakers is internationally recognized education consultant and leader Dr. Avis Glaze who is a Ladner Rotarian. The World Education Summit is described as the largest annual virtual gathering of the greatest minds in education, passionate teachers and brave leaders from every corner of the world.
 
 
Ladner Rotarian Dr. Avis Glaze to speak at world education summit Peter Roaf 2022-03-04 08:00:00Z 0 education,educator,learning,school

Power to speak up and stop crime anonymously -- Crime Stoppers

Posted on Mar 01, 2022
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People can share information anonymously about criminal activity through Crime Stoppers, which is committed to engaging the public to reduce, prevent, and solve crime in our communities. Crime Stoppers delivers that anonymous information to the appropriate law enforcement agency, so that a crime – or potential crime – can be solved. Crime Stoppers chapters throughout BC to engage the public to share information anonymously about criminal activity. It is affiliated with the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association and Crime Stoppers International forming a global network to disrupt crime.
Power to speak up and stop crime anonymously -- Crime Stoppers Peter Roaf 2022-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary International statement on Ukraine conflict

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It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
 
At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.
 
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.
Rotary International statement on Ukraine conflict Peter Roaf 2022-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

City of Delta Outlook 2022, Mayor George Harvie

Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 22, 2022
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Highlights of a presentation Delta Mayor George Harvie gave to Ladner Rotary on February 22, 2022, on the state and future look of the City, included:
• Delta is the second highest community in BC for immunization.
• Throughout Canada Delta is in the top 50 best communities to live and the best in Metro Vancouver, according to the annual Maclean's magazine assessment.
• A number of parks have been improved.
• There is now or will be no fee for use of recreation centres for youth and for those 75 and older.
• A final solution to the Fraser River crossing and replacement of the George Massie Tunnel is now expected for 2030.
City of Delta Outlook 2022, Mayor George Harvie Peter Roaf 2022-02-22 08:00:00Z 0

City of Delta Outlook 2022, Mayor George Harvie

Posted on Feb 22, 2022
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Highlights of a presentation Delta Mayor George Harvie gave to Ladner Rotary on February 22, 2022, on the state and future look of the City, included:
• Delta is the second highest community in BC for immunization.
• Throughout Canada Delta is in the top 50 best communities to live and the best in Metro Vancouver, according to the annual Maclean's magazine assessment.
• A number of parks have been improved.
• There is now or will be no fee for use of recreation centres for youth and for those 75 and older.
• A final solution to the Fraser River crossing and replacement of the George Massie Tunnel is now expected for 2030.
City of Delta Outlook 2022, Mayor George Harvie Peter Roaf 2022-02-22 08:00:00Z 0

A family's journey, from incarceration (1942 -1949) and beyond

Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 15, 2022
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Mary Kitagawa is an educator and crusader for human rights who has helped dismantle society’s systems of racial apartheid and legalized discrimination, create a more inclusive and just world, and demonstrate it is never too late to make right a wrong. Kitagawa and her family were among the more than 22,000 Canadians of Japanese descent incarcerated during the Second World War. As a result of the injustices her family endured, she became an advocate for human rights, maintaining a sustained focus to raise the problem of injustice due to racism and intolerance.
A family's journey, from incarceration (1942 -1949) and beyond Peter Roaf 2022-02-15 08:00:00Z 0

A family's journey, from incarceration (1942 -1949) and beyond

Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 15, 2022

Mary Kitagawa is an educator and crusader for human rights who has helped dismantle society’s systems of racial apartheid and legalized discrimination, create a more inclusive and just world, and demonstrate it is never too late to make right a wrong.
 
Kitagawa and her family were among the more than 22,000 Canadians of Japanese descent incarcerated during the Second World War. As a result of the injustices her family endured, she became an advocate for human rights, maintaining a sustained focus to raise the problem of injustice due to racism and intolerance.
A family's journey, from incarceration (1942 -1949) and beyond Peter Roaf 2022-02-15 08:00:00Z 0 Japan,Japanese,human rights,immigration,war

Peace advanced through The Rotary Foundation in Canada

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The Rotary Foundation Canada reports that, in the past year, Canadian Rotarians have envisioned greater peace in the world through the creation of eight 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 valued at US$400,000. Half of the grant funding provided scholarship funding to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace as part of Rotary’s mission. 
Peace advanced through The Rotary Foundation in Canada Chris Offer 2022-02-13 08:00:00Z 0

Honour your past, embrace the present, forge your future: Black History Month

Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 08, 2022
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Equality means everybody gets a pair of shoes. Equity means they get shoes that fit. As Canadians celebrate Black History Month in February, the Member of Parliament, whose motion to establish the national celebration received unanimous approval in the House of Commons in 1995, The Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black woman to be elected as an MP also describes Diversity as everybody being invited to a dance. Inclusion, she says, means everybody gets an opportunity to dance. Dr. Augustine spoke to Ladner Rotary on February 8, 2022.
Honour your past, embrace the present, forge your future: Black History Month Peter Roaf 2022-02-08 08:00:00Z 0

Stories year round outdoors

Posted on Jan 24, 2022
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On a recent sunny winter's day a local day care centre brought a group of children to the StoryWalk sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner. Along 1 km of the Millenium Trail in Ladner, starting at Neilson Grove Elementary School, 5500 Admiral Boulevard, the children took the trail with parents helping them read a two-page spread of a story book at each of 21 stations.  The children were running, hopping, skipping, and singing between each story board as directed at each station.

The stories along the trail are changed every month throughout the year, promoting reading literacy and physical literacy. StoryWalk is a collaborative project throughout Delta among the Rotary Club of Ladner and the two other Rotary clubs of North Delta and Tsawwassen, which have each sponsored their own StoryWalk, the Delta Child and Youth Committee, Delta Literacy Outreach and the City of Delta. -- photo Chris Offer
Stories year round outdoors Peter Roaf 2022-01-24 08:00:00Z 0 child,children,education,literacy,recreation

Mother & Child Health, Basic Education a legacy of Michael Cruise

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 09, 2022
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Our late friend, fellow club member and Past District 5040 Governor Michael Cruise, who passed away a year ago, bequeathed through his estate a significant donation to The Rotary Foundation Canada, in support of two of Rotary's seven areas of focus: Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy. Thank you, Michael, with Beryl, for your forwarding thinking when you were with us, now and well into the future as your gift has a positive impact on so many young lives and their communities around the world. 
Mother & Child Health, Basic Education a legacy of Michael Cruise Peter Roaf 2022-01-09 08:00:00Z 0 child,children,education,health,mother,mother and chld

Rotary aims to leave no girl behind

Posted on Dec 28, 2021
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Women continue to face economic hurdles, declining levels of political participation, and challenges in the workplace, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021. And the COVID-19 pandemic is among the factors that have extended the amount of time that experts estimate it will take to close the gender gap.
 
"There is no shortage of need, and the impact of even simple projects can be significant when the power of Rotary is focused on empowering girls," says Elizabeth Usovicz, Rotary International Director. 
Rotary aims to leave no girl behind Peter Roaf 2021-12-28 08:00:00Z 0 girl,opportunity

Delta Hospital lights brighten up Christmas

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Delta Hospital patients, long term care residents, hospital and medical staff, and visitors are being treated to some Christmas spirit with decorations in the hospital's central courtyard Healing Garden, a project originally sponsored in part by Ladner Rotary. A team of Rotary Club of Ladner members, including a crew from Pure Sunfarms, installed the lights and seasonal figures. -- photos by Patricia Sibley and Pania Lincoln
Delta Hospital lights brighten up Christmas Peter Roaf 2021-12-16 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,hospital,lights

Ladner Rotarians sing for Christmas supper

Posted on Dec 14, 2021
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Ladner Rotarians and guests celebrated Christmas in fun company, with a delicious dinner and homegrown seasonal music and singalong at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn on December 14, 2021. Thanks to organizers, Ann Waldo and Avis Glaze, President Denis Denischuk and, after a late cancellation of the musician because of illness, musician Ulf Ottho, the 30 or so attending sang Christmas carols led by the choir of Arthur Birk, Patricia Sibley and Guillermo Bustos. -- video & photos by Chris Offer 
Ladner Rotarians sing for Christmas supper Peter Roaf 2021-12-14 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,dinner

Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Rotarian and business woman, counsellor

Posted on Dec 14, 2021
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Thanks to Rotarian Wilbur Walrond, Rose Chiron/Howitt, Managing Director at Delta-based Grand Bliss Developments LTD, has received an international Paul Harris Award through Ladner Rotary. Her company creates real estate investment opportunities, but she also supports people in reaching forgiveness when they have suffered from not being able to let go of something bad that happened to them for a bright, hopeful and less painful future. She receives her Paul Harris Award from Wilbur Walrond, presented by Rotary Past District 5040 Governor Chris Offer.
 
Ladner Rotarian Richard Shantz received a Paul Harris Fellow Award +9, as his tenth for his generosity in donating to The Rotary Foundation over the years. Both awards were presented at the Ladner Rotary members and guests Christmas Dinner on December 14, 2021.
Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Rotarian and business woman, counsellor Peter Roaf 2021-12-14 08:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award

Ladner Rotarian Peter Podovinikoff passes away

Posted on Dec 13, 2021
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Peter Podovinikoff, Ladner Rotarian of 45 years, passed away on December 13, 2021 after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer. He was 85. Peter joined the Rotary Club of Grand Forks, BC 56 years ago. He joined Ladner Rotary in 1976. In 2008-09 he served as club president. Over many years he was an active participant in community service projects for the club and was a generous supporter of The Rotary Foundation.
Ladner Rotarian Peter Podovinikoff passes away Peter Roaf 2021-12-13 08:00:00Z 0

Special needs adult volunteer awarded Paul Harris Fellow

Posted on Dec 11, 2021
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For his 25 years of volunteering in support of the South Delta Family and Peer Support Group for special needs adults, Ladner Rotary honoured Allan Kiess with a Paul Harris Fellow Award. His mother, Viola Keiss, having founded the Group 25 years ago, now at age 91 gave a thank you/farewell speech as she prepares to retire, at the annual Christmas Dinner which Ladner Rotary hosted on December 11, 2021. Allan receives his Paul Harris pin and lanyard from Ladner Rotary President Denis Denischuk.
 
Special needs adult volunteer awarded Paul Harris Fellow Peter Roaf 2021-12-11 08:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,adult,award,special needs
Protect mangroves, Rotary urged at COP26 climate conference Peter Roaf 2021-11-29 08:00:00Z 0 climate,environment,sustainability

ICBC in the Community

Posted on Nov 23, 2021
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Road Safety programs, especially for pedestrian safety, Enhanced Road Assessment for seniors), and the new Enhanced Care Coverage insurance coverage were three highlights of a presentation to the Rotary Club of Ladner by the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) on November 23, 2021.
ICBC in the Community Peter Roaf 2021-11-23 08:00:00Z 0

District Governor 2020-21 Dave Hamilton named Delta’s Citizen of the Year

Posted on Nov 22, 2021
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Delta’s highest community honour was presented posthumously to Tsawwassen Rotarian and Rotary District 5040 Governor 2020-21 Dave Hamilton, one of its beloved community champions and business leaders at the 70th Annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Delta Chamber of Commerce. -- courtesy of Ian Jacques, the Delta Optimist
District Governor 2020-21 Dave Hamilton named Delta’s Citizen of the Year Peter Roaf 2021-11-22 08:00:00Z 0

Remembrance Day salute with flags displayed in community

Posted on Nov 06, 2021
In a salute to Remembrance Day 2021, Ladner Rotarians Ulf Ottho and Jim Burnett raise a flag for a week on the lawn of a Ladner resident who has registered for this service to generate funds for local community services in Delta. Lest we forget. -- photo by Chris Offer
Remembrance Day salute with flags displayed in community Roaf Peter 2021-11-06 07:00:00Z 0

Needy Delta families will enjoy Christmas a little more from Shred A Thon

Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 30, 2021
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Christmas will be a little brighter with food for festive season dinners among 40 Delta families who need a hand up thanks to the generosity of Delta residents. People from Ladner and area showed up in 75 vehicles for the Ladner Rotary Shred-A-Thon on October 30th. Proceeds of $4,000 from the event will go to Deltassist which organizes the annual "Christmas Hampers" program for 600 or more needy families which register each year.
Needy Delta families will enjoy Christmas a little more from Shred A Thon Peter Roaf 2021-10-30 07:00:00Z 0 Christmas,food,shred

Articling law student joins Ladner Rotary

Posted on Oct 19, 2021
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Steven Potter, law student articling with Delta Law Office, joined Ladner Rotary on October 19th. President of The Rotary Foundation Canada and former Vice President of Rotary International, Dean Rohrs, officiated at the induction ceremony.
Articling law student joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2021-10-19 07:00:00Z 0

Food hampers from Shred A Thon for a brighter Christmas

Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 15, 2021
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At least 600 low income families throughout Delta, registered with Deltassist, will enjoy a happier Christmas thanks to proceeds from a confidential, secure paper Shred-A-Thon which Ladner Rotary is holding on Saturday, October 30, 2021, 10 am to 2 pm, behind Delta Cable/Eastlink offices at 5381 Ladner Trunk Road in Ladner. 
 
For decades Deltassist has distributed hundreds of Christmas food hampers to low income families and seniors in Delta with food collected through local schools and other organizations. Ladner Rotary is one of the community partners of Deltassist in not only funding the hampers, but delivering them through volunteer service of club members.
Food hampers from Shred A Thon for a brighter Christmas Peter Roaf 2021-10-15 07:00:00Z 0 Christmas,family,food,fundraiser,hamper,low income,mother and chld,paper,shred

Horseback riding competitor and former national para-equestrian coach

Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 12, 2021
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Langley based Andrea Taylor spoke to Ladner Rotary members about her international level equestrian experience and that of National Team Coach for Para-Equestrian Canada. Andrea is credited for guiding Canada's Para-Equestrian team to results at the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Paralympic Games. Rider Lauren Barwick won individual gold and silver medals. She was awarded the Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award in recognition of her coaching achievements at the 2008 Paralympic Games.
Horseback riding competitor and former national para-equestrian coach Peter Roaf 2021-10-12 07:00:00Z 0 Paralympic,equestrian,horse,riding

Rotary fights disease

Posted on Oct 11, 2021
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400 million people in the world can’t afford or do not have access to basic health care. Disease results in pain and poverty for millions worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to Rotary as one of its seven areas of focus.
Rotary fights disease Peter Roaf 2021-10-11 07:00:00Z 0 PolioPlus,disease,medical,polio,treatment

Ladner Village revitalization

Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 05, 2021
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Since the City of Delta (then the Municipality of Delta) drafted the Ladner Area Plan in 1998, the centre of Ladner Village has been under planning discussion. Now a specific plan is emerging. The City of Delta's Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development James Klukas presented an update of this planning to Ladner Rotary on October 5, 2021. Delta Councillor Dylan Kruger also spoke to the club.
Ladner Village revitalization Peter Roaf 2021-10-05 07:00:00Z 0 Ladner,city,plan,waterfront
Rotary International Citation for Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2021-09-28 07:00:00Z 0 award,citation

Indigenous Education in Delta

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 28, 2021
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All students and Delta staff will benefit from a deeper understanding of Canada’s history of colonization and its influence on current relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people when they embark on a journey towards reconciliation. Diane Jubinville, Delta School District Vice-Principal, Indigenous Education Department, and Heide Wood, an Educator in the School District's Indigenous Education Department, spoke to Ladner Rotary members on September 28, 2021.
Indigenous Education in Delta Peter Roaf 2021-09-28 07:00:00Z 0 First Nation,reconciliation,truth
Enhancing and empowering out of mental illness Peter Roaf 2021-09-21 07:00:00Z 0 mental health,rehabilitation,substance abuse

Sport, Success and contributing to your community

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 31, 2021
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Ladner resident, Michael Edgson, who is partially blind, is Canada’s most decorated Paralympian. He competed internationally as a swimmer in able bodied as well as para events. Having won 18 Gold and 3 Silver medals, and set 9 World Records during his career as a Paralympic Swimmer, he carried the Canadian flag during the closing ceremonies at the 1988 Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea. 
Sport, Success and contributing to your community Peter Roaf 2021-08-31 07:00:00Z 0 Olympic,Paralympic,swim

Flags raised for Labour Day

Posted on Aug 28, 2021
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Labour Day is the second of three occasions in the year when Ladner and area residents and businesses Raise A Flag in support of community service projects. The Rotary Club of Ladner has been signing up people in our community who pay $60 per season for a flag of Canada on a 10-foot pole to be installed for a week on their front lawn or nearby. The other two occasions in the season are Canada Day and Remembrance Day. The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen has been providing this service to residents of that community. Thank you to all our subscribers and to our work party volunteers who install and remove the flags. photos by Chris Offer
Flags raised for Labour Day Peter Roaf 2021-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

Special needs picnic in the park

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 15, 2021
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About 40 special needs adults and their family or guardians, in the Family and Peer Support Group, came to Rotary Park, next to Delta City Hall, on August 15, 2021, to participate in the annual summer picnic which the Rotary Club of Ladner sponsors every year for the group. Members of the group as always were grateful for the chance to enjoy the outdoor event, with tasty food and games, which, they say, makes a difference in their lives. Ladner Rotary also sponsors a Christmas dinner for the group. Thank you to Mike and Kathy Storey and to Arthur and Geraldine Birk for organizing this event, along with 12 other Ladner Rotary volunteers. -- photos Chris Offer
Special needs picnic in the park Peter Roaf 2021-08-15 07:00:00Z 0 picnic,special needs
Conservative MP candidate speaks up ahead of anticipated election Peter Roaf 2021-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
StoryWalk trail gets a new story for August Peter Roaf 2021-08-08 07:00:00Z 0 children,family,literacy,reading,recreation

Rotary International President new nominee 2023-24 former guest of Ladner Rotary

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 06, 2021
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Guest of Ladner Rotary in February, Gordon McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is nominated to become President of Rotary International for 2023-24. Gordon spoke to our club about Scotland. He lauded Rotary’s ability to adapt technologically during the COVID-19 pandemic -- an example being his speaking to our club from afar via Zoom -- saying the approach should continue and be combined with the best of our past practices as Rotary seeks to grow and increase engagement.
 
He says, “We have learned there is a willingness within communities to care for one another, and we must ensure that we encourage people who have recently embraced the concept of volunteering to join us to allow them to continue giving service.”
Rotary International President new nominee 2023-24 former guest of Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2021-08-06 07:00:00Z 0

Police highlights in Delta

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 03, 2021
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The death of an off duty corrections officer, who was recently shot in a North Delta shopping mall, has led to protocols developed by Delta Police with local retailers about what to do in the event of a similar incident to protect themselves and their customers. Ladner Rotarian, Acting Sergeant Ken Kirk, provided this update at our club meeting on August 3rd. The theft of catalytic converters, especially from larger vehicles, has been increasing, now even in daylight from the middle of shopping malls, he reported. A driver can have their catalytic converter etched with their identification, through Delta Police Department, and a bike rider, their bike registered, in case of theft. Stolen property has been returned through that kind of system. Delta Police continues to serve, and work with, Tsawwassen First Nation, as well as all of Delta. Volunteers' contributing to community policing had dropped off during the past year or so of pandemic restrictions, but will be picking up again this Fall. Once again, Delta residents are encouraged to keep an eye out for any threats to security and safety and report them to police: "No call too small."
Police highlights in Delta Peter Roaf 2021-08-03 07:00:00Z 0 crime,police

Paul Harris Fellow Award to Shirvan Bakhtiyari

Posted on Jul 27, 2021
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. After many months, Shirvan Bakhtiyari, of Millenium Pacific Greenhouses in Delta, received his Paul Harris Award on July 27, 2021.
Paul Harris Fellow Award to Shirvan Bakhtiyari Peter Roaf 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award,pin
Pania Lincoln officially joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0

Funding relief going to Lytton fire evacuees

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 27, 2021
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Dozens of families, among the more than 1,000 people suddenly forced to flee their homes in Lytton, BC when fire swept through most of the town on June 30th, so far have received from many Rotary members in this region $10,000 in gift cards plus $4,000 in fuel cards and supplies, as requested by leaders of the destroyed community. These funds are half of the total $28,000 in funds Rotary has raised to date for the BC Wild Fire Relief fund through the club in Steveston community of Richmond.
Funding relief going to Lytton fire evacuees Peter Roaf 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0 fire,fund,relief,wildfire

Rotary serving to change lives in Delta -- new board
 

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 10, 2021
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With the global theme for 2021-22, “Serve to Change Lives,” Rotary Club of Ladner installed its new president, Denis Denischuk, and board of directors at a virtual ceremony on June 29, 2021, officiated by the 2021-22 Rotary District 5040 Governor for 50 of the Rotary clubs in BC, Lorne Calder, of the Rotary Club of Prince George. Ladner Rotary, now in its 64th year, will continue to build on projects for the community, such as the StoryWalk trail of reading stations for young children, the pantry for high school students who need nutritious food over weekends, events for special needs adults and the Ladner Rotary Splash Park.
Rotary serving to change lives in Delta -- new board  Peter Roaf 2021-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Video review of productive Ladner Rotary year in 2020-21 Peter Roaf 2021-07-01 07:00:00Z 0

We're listening as we Raise A Flag

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 30, 2021
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Rotary's Raise A Flag program in South Delta has coincided with a period of national mourning with the discovery of remains of children from the Tk’emlùps te Secwèpemc First Nation in unmarked graves at the residential school in Kamloops, and more recently in Saskatchewan.
 
Planning and development of the Raise A Flag program, by the Rotary Clubs of Ladner and Tsawwassen, began months ago to provide a means for local residents and businesses to demonstrate national pride on special occasions, and raise funds for projects which contribute to our communities where there is need.
We're listening as we Raise A Flag Peter Roaf 2021-06-30 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary board installed for 2021-22

Posted on Jun 29, 2021
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Denis Denischuk became the 64th President of the Rotary Club of Ladner at the Installation ceremony on June 29, 2021 as Rotary 5040 District Governor Elect Lorne Calder swore him in as well as the board of directors for 2021-22, effective July 1, 2021.
Ladner Rotary board installed for 2021-22 Peter Roaf 2021-06-29 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotarian of the Year

Posted on Jun 29, 2021
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Rotarian of the Year
The Rotary Club of Ladner's Rotarian of the Year 2020-21 is Richard Shantz. Congratulations and thanks to Richard, who received a Paul Harris Fellow +7 Award pin, for:
• member Satisfaction for Fundraising was rated in a recent survey at 77% (up from 59% in 2020);
• Pumpkins for Polio fundraiser in October achieved, with matching grant, a total of US$2,580 which will save 857 children from the lifetime crippling disease of polio, even death;
• Shred-A-Thon fundraisers in Fall and Spring raised $8,000 for 50 needy Delta families at Christmas, StoryWalk for thousands of children and families, and a food pantry for needy high school students;
• flagpole rentals can lead to $12,000 to fund future community projects.
Ladner Rotarian of the Year Peter Roaf 2021-06-29 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary's glorious golfers

Posted on Jun 24, 2021
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Team Ladner Rotary foursome played in the June 24th Delta Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament at Tsawwassen Golf Club: Ulf Ottho; Richard Shantz; Brian Smith; John Thomas. Ulf won the award for coming closest to the "tooth", an award undoubtedly sponsored by a dentist or dental supply company.
Ladner Rotary's glorious golfers Peter Roaf 2021-06-24 07:00:00Z 0
Europe and Africa a major part of Rotary's global operations Peter Roaf 2021-06-22 07:00:00Z 0 Africa,Europe,Rotary Foundation,international
Interact rocks, at Delta Secondary Peter Roaf 2021-06-15 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,high school,school,youth

Final flagpoles prep work party

Posted on Jun 13, 2021
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Flag stands needed metal cutting and power grinding as the final phase of prep before distribution of the first round of Canadian flags on poles, out of three rounds this year, to those renting them in the Ladner area as a demonstration of national pride. Flagpoles at residences and businesses can be rented for one week around Canada Day, Labour Day and Remembrance Day for $60 each flag, on all three occasions, to support local community projects in the coming months. For more information. -- photos by Mike Storey
Final flagpoles prep work party Peter Roaf 2021-06-13 07:00:00Z 0 flag,flagpole

Delta Police Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on Jun 01, 2021
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Delta's recently appointed Deputy Chief Constable Michelle Davey spoke to Ladner Rotary about the challenges and opportunities for policing in Delta. Deputy Chief Davey came from Vancouver Police Department where she served for 24 years. Latterly she was responsible for support services in the department’s investigations division. She is a recognized expert in mental health issues and has built innovative partnerships to help ensure those experiencing mental health challenges are not criminalized.
Delta Police Challenges and Opportunities Peter Roaf 2021-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 law,police

Getting ready to raise flags on national days

Posted on May 30, 2021
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A Ladner Rotary work party attached 200 flags of Canada to 10-foot aluminum poles and prepared them for delivery to homes and businesses of people throughout Ladner subscribing to the Raise a Flag program for $60 to have them erected and removed for a week around Canada Day, Labour Day and Remembrance Day in displays of national pride. Proceeds from the program will support community service projects, along with the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. -- photos by Chris and Penny Offer
Getting ready to raise flags on national days Peter Roaf 2021-05-30 07:00:00Z 0 flag,flagpole
Rotary celebrates Ladner May Days 125th Anniversary Peter Roaf 2021-05-29 07:00:00Z 0 May Days,parade

One of BC's two LNG facilities in Tilbury industrial park

Posted on May 18, 2021
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FortisBC is the owner and operator of the only two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities in British Columbia. One is at Tilbury industrial park in Delta, where the company has run part of its operations since 1971. These facilities have a variety of special features designed for the safe handling of LNG—including sophisticated monitoring, control and alarm systems. Regular maintenance and upgrading of equipment, operator training, safety equipment and continuous process monitoring ensure safe operation.
One of BC's two LNG facilities in Tilbury industrial park Peter Roaf 2021-05-18 07:00:00Z 0 LNG,energy,gas,industrial park,natural gas

Raise a Flag for our community

Posted on May 12, 2021
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Services to make our community of Ladner and Delta and better place to live will benefit when local residents and businesses celebrate with national pride in their neighbourhoods and on their street fronts with a flag of Canada planted on their front lawn for a week around each of three holidays in 2021. 
 
With a donation towards community service projects, the Rotary Clubs of Ladner and Tsawwassen will plant a Canadian flag, on a 10-foot pole, on your lawn or in your garden around Canada Day, Remembrance Day, and Labour Day as a display of community and national pride for a donation of $60 for the season. Then they will remove the flags.
Raise a Flag for our community Peter Roaf 2021-05-12 07:00:00Z 0 celebrate,flag,flagpole,holiday
Service far above self...of self...with organ transplant donation Peter Roaf 2021-05-11 07:00:00Z 0 kidney,transplant

Youth service above self

Posted on May 03, 2021
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Rotary is committed in many ways to not only developing, but learning from, our next generation of leaders. We help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service. In serving our youth, Rotarians of all ages learn so much from them.
 
Rotary Club of Ladner sponsors the Interact Club – stands for “International + Action” -- at Delta Secondary School, in Ladner, for young people ages 12-18. From a small group of members at the start of the school year, the club grew quickly to upwards of 30 or more, despite the pandemic restrictions. 
Youth service above self Peter Roaf 2021-05-03 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,high school,youth

District Governor Dave Hamilton's life celebrated

Posted on Apr 28, 2021
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A small gathering of family, Rotarians and colleagues gathered in person to celebrate the life of District 5040 Governor Dave Hamilton, who passed away recently. The service was livestreamed and it was recorded. The service was a fitting tribute to a 30-year member of Rotary, who gave so much of himself in Service Above Self, to Rotary, the community and the lives of so many. Here are just a few comments at the service about Dave:
 
"inspired us, left a lasting legacy"
"didn't stop going"
"never complained"
"knew everybody in the community"
"was a servant of the community"
District Governor Dave Hamilton's life celebrated Peter Roaf 2021-04-28 07:00:00Z 0

Delta Chamber advocates to relieve traffic congestion

Posted on Apr 27, 2021
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Traffic congestion has been an ongoing challenge for businesses and residents in Delta over many years. Businesses are struggling with the realities of unreliable travel times and are reluctant to develop to meet full potential. The best case scenario for replacement of the George Massey Tunnel is 7 to 8 years, but only once the provincial government finally has made a decision. The Delta Chamber of Commerce sees the need to engage with industry, government, and other stakeholders, particularly Translink and BC Transit, to help develop a comprehensive public transit service plan for Industrial Lands and Business Parks. The Chamber has developed a new Transportation Policy, which Chair of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Rotarian Yvonne Anderson, presented to Ladner Rotary on April 27, 2021.
 
Delta Chamber advocates to relieve traffic congestion Peter Roaf 2021-04-27 07:00:00Z 0 car,traffic,transit,transportation,truck

Waving flags for District conference

Posted on Apr 24, 2021
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Rotarians from Ladner and Tsawwassen clubs lined 34b Avenue off Arthur Drive in Ladner by their cars, with flags of nations to wave for a video at the June 4-5 2021 virtual District 5040 Conference, in place of the normal part of the opening ceremony which would include international exchange students as flag bearers from around the world.
Waving flags for District conference Peter Roaf 2021-04-24 07:00:00Z 0 conference,flag

Captain Cook Rediscovered

Posted on Apr 20, 2021
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Captain Cook Rediscovered is the latest book by David Nicandri. It is the first modern study to frame Captain James Cook’s career from a North American perspective, recognizing that Cook sailed more miles in the high latitudes of all of the world’s oceans than in the tropical zone. The book focuses on Cook's voyages in seas and on lands usually neglected. The most famous protege of this world renowned explorer was Captain George Vancouver.
Captain Cook Rediscovered Peter Roaf 2021-04-20 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary International incoming President on priorities for 2021-22

Posted on Apr 15, 2021
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Rotary needs to grow more and do more with bigger, better and bolder projects, according to Rotary International President for 2021-22, Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India. President Elect Shekhar spoke to 61 members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen on April 15 and Rotarians visiting from nearby clubs and from as far away as India and the Philippines.
 
Mehta says Rotary needs to become more contemporary and adaptable by focusing on partnerships with governments and corporations, expanding partnerships with organizations that specialize in Rotary’s areas of focus, and investing in technology.
By the end of his term as President, on June 30th, 2022, he hopes Rotary will have grown from its steady position of 1.2 million members to 1.3 million. Each member can aim to bring a new member to Rotary in the next 15 months and that can make the difference.
Rotary International incoming President on priorities for 2021-22 Peter Roaf 2021-04-15 07:00:00Z 0

Plant-based lifestyle business a growing success story

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A plant-based lifestyle is far more than just a diet. The goal of West Vancouver-based PlantX is to educate the masses on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and eliminate the barriers to entry for all. As PlantX co-founder, Sean Dollinger, describes the lifestyle on his company website, "It’s a way to be closer to nature, to each other, and work toward a kinder and cruelty-free future for everyone."
Plant-based lifestyle business a growing success story Peter Roaf 2021-04-13 07:00:00Z 0 food,investment,lifestyle,vegan

Soccer cleats and books on their way to children in the Philippines

Posted on Apr 10, 2021
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A collection of soccer cleats and books for children in the Philippines, which members of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School collected in recent months, are now on their way by shipping container along with used medical and dental equipment for services in some communities. One Ladner Rotary member and six Interact members joined other Rotarians to load the container at a warehouse in Coquitlam on April 10. 2021. Ladner Rotary has provided $1,500 as one of the clubs sponsoring shipment of the container.
Soccer cleats and books on their way to children in the Philippines Peter Roaf 2021-04-10 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,books,children,dental equipment,international,literacy,medical equipment,school

Children’s reading trail, food for high school students in need
supported by shredding

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Children can read a story over the course of a trail of reading stations scheduled to open by this summer in Ladner. Some students at Delta Secondary School and their families, who need a hand up, will continue to receive food over weekends from a food pantry program. These two services to the community are being provided by Rotary Club of Ladner thanks to proceeds from a paper shredding fundraiser it organized on April 10th.
 
The South Delta residents and business people who showed up in 130 vehicles over four hours with boxes and bags of confidential and other documents to the shredding site behind the Delta TV/Eastlink building on Ladner Trunk Road, made the event a success with about $3,000 raised for the two community service projects.
Children’s reading trail, food for high school students in needsupported by shredding Peter Roaf 2021-04-10 07:00:00Z 0 children,food,fundraiser,literacy,reading,school,youth

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion -- values for us all

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are values which Rotary International Board Director and DEI Taskforce Chair Valarie Wafer has not only spoken about passionately over many years, but has practiced in our own business. In 2021-22 Valarie, who will become Vice President of Rotary's 1.2 million member global network, says DEI aren't just the right values to practice, they are good for business. She will be serving on the RI board with fellow Ontario Rotarian Jennifer James, who in 2022 becomes the first female president in 117 years of Rotary International, considered the world's original service club. Valerie spoke to the Rotary Club of Ladner on April 6, 2021.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion -- values for us all Peter Roaf 2021-04-07 07:00:00Z 0 diversity,equity,inclusion
Children and families will soon enjoy outdoor reading trail Peter Roaf 2021-04-05 07:00:00Z 0 children,family,learning,literacy,outdoor,reading,trail

Millions under age 5, mothers giving birth, die -- Rotary acts

Posted on Apr 01, 2021
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Almost six million children under the age of five die every year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation. As people of action, Rotarians have been working with authorities in various countries to prevent those deaths. They have also been working on reducing maternal deaths by 30% through family planning and ultimately empowering women. 
 
Poverty and hunger can be alleviated if mothers are empowered and healthy, and in turn, their families. Thanks to the Rotary Foundation, communities receive the help and training they need to take control of their own maternal and infant health care.
Millions under age 5, mothers giving birth, die -- Rotary acts Peter Roaf 2021-04-01 07:00:00Z 0 babies,birth,mother,mother and chld

Leaders in Ladner Rotary featured in national journal

Posted on Mar 31, 2021
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Ladner Rotarians Chris and Penny Offer are featured in the April 2021 issue of Rotary Canada magazine. Both are Past District 5040 Governors and have held, and continue to hold, national and international leadership positions in Rotary.
Leaders in Ladner Rotary featured in national journal Peter Roaf 2021-03-31 07:00:00Z 0

Sad farewell to our District 5040 Director

Posted on Mar 30, 2021
Rest in Peace
Dave Hamilton,
our District 5040 Governor.
 
Thank you, Dave,
for your legacy
from service above self to
Rotary and our community
over many years. 
Sad farewell to our District 5040 Director Peter Roaf 2021-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary hitting targets with their goals

Posted on Mar 30, 2021
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Members of the Rotary Club of Ladner are people of action. They engage in service above self to make our community a better place......and our world. Members spoke up in a survey last Spring. The club has acted on those priorities, despite the pandemic. Here are some highlights.
Ladner Rotary hitting targets with their goals Peter Roaf 2021-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

People who make our community and our world a better place

Posted on Mar 23, 2021
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Lynn Cameron and Graham Witcher are two members of Rotary Club of Ladner who have seen much of the world and bring their life's experience, sense of humour and commitment as people of action to service above self. They, like our fellow members, make Rotary such a positive experience of friendship in working with other members in fellowship.
People who make our community and our world a better place Peter Roaf 2021-03-23 07:00:00Z 0

Youth get a better chance in Delta Police community program

Posted on Mar 16, 2021
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For the past 15 years, Constable Mike Grandia has been a member of Delta police where he is assigned to the Youth Services Team working with "high risk" youth. In recent years Constable Grandia has been a leader in the youth program developed with Tsawwassen First Nation where he was the Delta Police liaison officer and where he continues to work with youth. Now his team is working on implementing a similar program for urban setting in local communities.
Youth get a better chance in Delta Police community program Peter Roaf 2021-03-16 07:00:00Z 0 crime,police,substance abuse,trauma,youth

April 10th Shred-A-Thon to make outdoor reading fun and provide food for students

Posted on Mar 10, 2021
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StoryWalk® is a way for children to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. It is one of the projects to be supported by proceeds from the Ladner Rotary Shred-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, April 10th. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden platforms on wooden posts, which are installed along an outdoor trail. As children stroll down the trail with their families and friends they are directed to the next pages in the story at the next station. The Delta Child and Youth Committee is working with the Rotary Club of Ladner on a StoryWalk for Ladner, and one each with the two other Rotary clubs in Delta and the City of Delta, for an expected launch possibly this summer. 
 
The Shred-A-Thon will also support a program to feed families of high school students in need on weekends just started at Delta Secondary School in Ladner. Rotary Club of Ladner is sponsoring a School Grocery Pantry to provide students of families in need with nutritious food to take home for wholesome meals to help their learning at school. Save-On-Foods in Ladner is providing the food at “food bank prices”.
April 10th Shred-A-Thon to make outdoor reading fun and provide food for students Peter Roaf 2021-03-10 08:00:00Z 0 children,food,high school,outdoor,reading,shred

The Fraser

Posted on Mar 09, 2021
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The Fraser River is the 11th largest river in Canada. In their new coffee-table book, "The Fraser, River of Life and Legend," Carol and Rick Blacklaws raise the profile of its rugged and wild beauty, capturing over 20 years of exploring the river and some of its life and history, from the Cariboo region to the Strait of Georgia. The Blackwells -- whose son became a river guide, and who named his own son Fraser -- wanted to recognize the Fraser as a rich resource for most of us in the province, because, in many places, it is only accessible on backroads or river rafts by those who work on the river.
The Fraser Peter Roaf 2021-03-09 08:00:00Z 0 BC,Fraser,river

Clean water and sanitation essential worldwide

Posted on Mar 08, 2021
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Residential consumers of water in Canada use over 340 litres per person per day. That’s roughly twice as much per person as in other industrialized countries, other than the United States and Australia. Those of us fortunate to be living in this country of ours, and this province, may take our supply of fresh water for granted, and the sanitation facilities which come with our high standard of living. In other, less fortunate places on Earth, water may be delivered to communities through expensive processes such as desalination or complex recycling. Water is a vital, and can be a scarce, resource.
Clean water and sanitation essential worldwide Peter Roaf 2021-03-08 08:00:00Z 0 water,water and sanitation

Saluting women in Rotary and the world

Posted on Mar 05, 2021
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Rotary Club of Ladner salutes women who are members in this club and among millions of Rotarians worldwide on International Women’s Day, on March 8 -- a day to join voices with people around the world around the message, “Women’s rights are human rights!” It is time to celebrate all women, in all their diversities. We embrace their facets and intersections of faith, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, or disability. We celebrate those who came before us, those who stand beside us now, and those who will come after. It’s a time to celebrate the achievements of women, whether social, political, economic or cultural.
Saluting women in Rotary and the world Peter Roaf 2021-03-05 08:00:00Z 0 leader,leadership,women

Bringing basic education and literacy to the world

Posted on Mar 02, 2021
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Over 776 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. In 1985, Rotary declared basic literacy to be a pre-condition for the development of peace. Early literacy training is critical to the success of a child's later education. So Rotarians work worldwide with children, parents, and educators to encourage and build reading skills at an early age for the life and fulfillment of each child and their community, the avoidance of conflict and building of peace. 
Bringing basic education and literacy to the world Peter Roaf 2021-03-02 08:00:00Z 0 children,education,learning,literacy,read,reading

Wheelchairs given by sister Rotary club in Chile

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Presidente Luis Seguel of Ladner Rotary's sister club, Rotary Club of Temuco Norte, in Temuco, Chile sends his greetings to our club along with those of his club. They shared a video clip with a report from TVN, the public national tv channel in Chile. President Seguel and some members of the club are shown donating wheelchairs needed in the community. This event, was done to highlight the 116 years of Rotary international, on February 23. As our honourary member in Santiago, Patricio Ramirez, says this presentation was, "An excellent way to show the citizens of this country the great social and community work done by Rotary International." Congratulations, Presidente Seguel and members of Temuco Norte Rotary.
Wheelchairs given by sister Rotary club in Chile Peter Roaf 2021-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

Celebrating 116 years of Rotary International

Posted on Feb 23, 2021
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Rotary Club of Ladner, one of 34,000 clubs in 200 countries and territories of 1.2 million members in Rotary International, celebrated the 116th Anniversary of now the world's oldest and second largest service organization on February 23, 2021. The date is known as World Peace and Understanding Day. Club members enjoyed a virtual tour of the Rotary International headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois.
Celebrating 116 years of Rotary International Peter Roaf 2021-02-23 08:00:00Z 0 anniversary,headquarters,tour

Rotaract -- a dynamic, developing movement in the Rotary world

Posted on Feb 23, 2021
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Rotaract is Rotary for young professionals and college/university students, aged 18 to 30+ years. There are 203,298 Rotaractors in 10,698 Rotaract clubs in 180 countries worldwide.
 
At the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, then Rotary International President Barry Rassin presented Rotaract leader, Phoenix MacLaren, with the Rotary International Award of Honor for helping lead her District into increasing overall membership by 150%. Phoenix talks about Rotary on February 23, 2021, the 116th Anniversary of Rotary. 
Rotaract -- a dynamic, developing movement in the Rotary world Peter Roaf 2021-02-23 08:00:00Z 0 Rotaract,college,professional,university,young,youth

Making Arthur Drive clean again!

Posted on Feb 20, 2021
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One of the biggest teams showed up for the periodic street clean up of Arthur Drive on February 20, 2021. Thank you to the 12 who picked up bags of anything from cigarette butts and candy wrappers to drinking cups and straws scattered along the sides of the road and under hedges along Arthur Drive, from its start at the intersection with Ladner Trunk Road along to 44th Avenue, under the City of Delta's Adopt-A-Street program. -- photos by Chris Offer and stock shot by Alamay
Making Arthur Drive clean again! Peter Roaf 2021-02-20 08:00:00Z 0 Arthur Drive,adopt-a-street,clean up,street

Grade 3 newcomers benefit from dictionaries

Posted on Feb 17, 2021
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Rotary Club of Ladner collaborated with the North Delta Rotary Club which requested our assistance in delivering 180 free dictionaries to elementary students in South Delta. North Delta Rotary has managed this project in recent years through in-person visit to the schools, not possible because of pandemic restrictions.
 
The international Dictionary Project aims to assist school students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so the focus is on elementary school children in the third grade.
Grade 3 newcomers benefit from dictionaries Peter Roaf 2021-02-17 08:00:00Z 0 book,education,school,student

A Solution That Ends Malnutrition

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Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group (FPSRAG) is a dynamic project that focuses on addressing malnutrition, hunger and food security using readily available local food plants.
 
FPSRAG creates educational resources to help people, particularly women, understand the connection between plant selection and nutrition. It empowers them to grow a range of plants with differing seasonal requirements and maturities.  
A Solution That Ends Malnutrition Peter Roaf 2021-02-16 08:00:00Z 0 action group,food,health,malnutrition,nutrition,starvation

Chinese New Year celebrated at dinner, not as usual

Posted on Feb 12, 2021
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26 Ladner Rotarians and partners gathered over dinner, to celebrate the Lunar or Chinese New Year, as usual, or not.....via zoom. Gung Hey Fat Choy. Thank you, Chris Offer. Guillermo and Paulette read fortune cookie fortunes for some of us. We gave toasts as we start the Year of the Ox. The event included two breakout sessions in smaller groups.
Chinese New Year celebrated at dinner, not as usual Peter Roaf 2021-02-12 08:00:00Z 0
Past Chair of the Delta Foundation receives Paul Harris Fellow Award Peter Roaf 2021-02-09 08:00:00Z 0 Delta Foundation,Foundation,award

Tom Siba receives Paul Harris Fellow Award for outstanding service

Posted on Feb 09, 2021
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self.
Tom Siba receives Paul Harris Fellow Award for outstanding service Peter Roaf 2021-02-09 08:00:00Z 0

Scotland Today

Posted on Feb 09, 2021
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Dr. Gordon McInally Gordon, of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, spoke to Ladner Rotary on February 9, 2021 from his home in Scotland about “Scotland Today”. Gordon is the past president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and has served on the Rotary International board of directors.
Scotland Today Peter Roaf 2021-02-09 08:00:00Z 0 Scotland,Scots,United Kingdom

Peace Leaders recruited for international Rotary Peace Fellowship
 

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While the world hopes for peace, Rotary International works to make it a reality by training the next generation of peace leaders.
 
The Rotary Club of Ladner, and the Rotary Clubs of Tsawwassen and North Delta, are now recruiting local, Delta candidates for the Rotary Peace Fellowship, a program that gives up to 130 fellows the opportunity to obtain professional development certificates or master’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution from one of seven universities around the world.
 
“Today, there are still far too few mediators who are experienced practitioners in conflict resolution. There is an urgent need to produce another generation of people who can play a mediating role in the future,” said Professor Paul Rogers, University of Bradford, in the United Kingdom. “This program is the most significant development in graduate work in conflict resolution in decades.”
Peace Leaders recruited for international Rotary Peace Fellowship  Peter Roaf 2021-02-08 08:00:00Z 0 conflict,peace,peace fellow,peace scholar,peacebuilding

Peace and conflict resolution in a war weary world

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Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. 90 percent of those killed in conflicts are civilians and half of those are children. Often conflict starts and continues over long periods in competition for dwindling resources and as environmental changes force people to migrate.
 
Volatile rainfall and temperature trends in many parts of the world have exerted significant pressure on available land, water and food resources leading to diminishing food stocks, inadequate water supply, mass migration and desertification.
 
Rotary aims to look beyond the temporary cessation of violence in many parts of the world. There is a need to identify over the longer term conditions that lead to conflict management and mutual cooperation among those who have previously been adversaries.
Peace and conflict resolution in a war weary world Peter Roaf 2021-02-08 08:00:00Z 0 conflict,peace,peace fellow,peace scholar,peacebuilding

Caring for seafarers around the world

Posted on Feb 02, 2021
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When the Mission to Seafarers began in the 1830s, at the port of Bristol, England, the goal was then, as it is today, "to care for the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of all seafarers and their families." Seafarers, who run the container ships and other cargo ships, bring us 90% of what we have in our typical households and lives. In doing that, they are isolated from their families and the rest of society spending many months at sea, sometimes 12 to 16 months and more.
 
The Mission to Seafarers is a ministry of 'presence' and 'hospitality' by leaders in different faiths visiting seafarers on their ship, listening and letting them know we care, by providing centres a 'home away from home'  where they can go and relax, speak with family, watch TV, play pool, send money home, buy a snack or two. We provide transportation to take them to the centre or to the mall. The Mission also advocates for seafarers, keeping a watchful eye on conditions on board and helping them know their rights. 
Caring for seafarers around the world Peter Roaf 2021-02-02 08:00:00Z 0 church,port,seafarer,ship,shipping

Two new members from greenhouse businesses

Posted on Jan 26, 2021
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Dalell Amed, of Village Farms, came to this community from Mexico. Pania Lincoln, of Pure Sunfarms, came from New Zealand. They both give their classification presentations so we can learn more about them as our newer members.
Two new members from greenhouse businesses Peter Roaf 2021-01-26 08:00:00Z 0

Delta Hospital Christmas lights thank you

Posted on Jan 23, 2021
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A team of Ladner Rotarians, with some from Pure Sunfarms, took down the outdoor Christmas lights and decorations at Delta Hospital on January 17th. The lights and decorations, installed in early December, were appreciated:
 
" Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society would like to send out an enormous thank you to the Rotary Club of Ladner for putting up the Christmas Lights at Delta Hospital this year. Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society would also like to thank Pure Sun Farms for donating not only their valuable time to help the Rotary Club in putting up the lights but for also donating new lights to the existing lights for Delta Hospital. The lights have definitely sparked the festive spirit in everyone at the hospital. Thank you, Rotary Club of Ladner and Pure Sun Farms for helping spread the holiday spirit!"
Delta Hospital Christmas lights thank you Peter Roaf 2021-01-23 08:00:00Z 0

Deltaport update and expansion status

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One of the main facilities of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port system, is in Delta. Deltaport is a deep sea port for companies shipping containers and coal, amounting to much of the activity in the system. Tanya Hawke provides an overview on port operations in Delta and an update on the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project.
Deltaport update and expansion status Peter Roaf 2021-01-19 08:00:00Z 0 deltaport,port,ship,shipping,transportation

Recovery from serious mental illness and the opioid crisis

Posted on Jan 12, 2021
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Coast Mental Health (CMH) believes that people living with mental challenges can thrive in our communities if they are given the right resources: housing, support services and employment and education opportunities. With compassion and courage, recovery from mental illness is possible when clients take the lead in their recovery, working with the team at CMH. Port Moody Rotarian, Darrell Burnham, speaks about the impact of Covid-19 and the opioid crisis on our community. 
Recovery from serious mental illness and the opioid crisis Peter Roaf 2021-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 homeless,housing,mental health,opioid

Rotary leader, Michael Cruise, passes away

Posted on Jan 11, 2021
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Our long-time club member and Rotarian of 58 years, Michael Cruise, suddenly passed away at age 95 at Waterford Delta, in Tsawwassen, where he had recently moved. He had contracted the COVID-19 virus and was in isolation, but was not suffering serious effects as some have done. Michael was a Past District 5040 Governor (1995-96) and a Paul Harris Fellow, who made many contributions to Rotary over the years here in this community, this province and overseas. Michael’s wife Beryl died in 2018.
Rotary leader, Michael Cruise, passes away Peter Roaf 2021-01-11 08:00:00Z 0

Vocational Service: sharing one's knowledge and expertise

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 09, 2021
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As we all suffer the hardship of this pandemic in one way or another, we are inspired by the best in generosity and creativity among people in our communities. We are sometimes ashamed or disgusted by the poor judgment and bad behaviour of far fewer people among us in public and private life.
 
One way to describe many of the kind of supportive, caring actions of volunteers among us is vocational service. That is the essence of any service club: "service above self" to make the community and the world a better place, by working with integrity and contributing expertise to the problems and needs of society.
Vocational Service: sharing one's knowledge and expertise Peter Roaf 2021-01-09 08:00:00Z 0 expertise,knowledge,sharing,vocation
Chris Offer in Rotary magazine and joins Rotary Foundation Canada board Roaf 2021-01-07 08:00:00Z 0
A look at common eyesight problems we could face Peter Roaf 2021-01-05 08:00:00Z 0 age,eye,health,sight

Christmas dinner and gifts at home this year for special needs adults group

Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 20, 2020
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About 70 people in the South Delta Family and Peer Support Group for special needs adults were delighted to receive full Christmas dinners from the White Spot in Tsawwassen and gifts, all sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner, thanks to organizers and delivery teams on Sunday, December 20, 2020. This home delivery distribution replaced the normal evening of dinner and entertainment for the Group at the Ladner Community Centre because of pandemic restrictions.
Christmas dinner and gifts at home this year for special needs adults group Peter Roaf 2020-12-20 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,dinner,special,special needs
Christmas Concert by performers from 50 Rotary District 5040 clubs Peter Roaf 2020-12-18 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,concert,festive
Disease Treatment & Prevention Peter Roaf 2020-12-18 08:00:00Z 0
Santa and the Prime Minister help Ladner Rotarians celebrate Christmas Peter Roaf 2020-12-15 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,Santa,celebrate

Rotary-sponsored high school Interact Club gathers food
for those in need at Christmas

Posted on Dec 10, 2020
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The 25 families supported by Delta Secondary School students in a festive season food drive, and the South Delta Food Bank, will receive the 1,750 food and toiletry items as well as over $2000 in cash and gift cards for the purchase of food, thanks to the students’ and school staff’s “Twenty Days of Giving" campaign. The 42 student members of the school’s Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner, played a significant part in the campaign by hosting a community Drive-Thru Donation event in the school parking lot on December 1st.
Rotary-sponsored high school Interact Club gathers foodfor those in need at Christmas Peter Roaf 2020-12-10 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,donations,food,giving,high school,youth

Delta Hospital Brightens up for Christmas

Posted by Pania Lincoln on Dec 09, 2020
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Patients in the 58 acute care beds, outpatients, 92 long term care residents, their visitors and the more than 110 hospital and medical staff at Delta Hospital are getting a lift from the Christmas lights now brightening up the main entrance and the Healing Garden at the hospital's central courtyard. A team of 10 Rotary Club of Ladner members, including several from Pure Sunfarms, put up the lights and seasonal figures over the past weekend.
Delta Hospital Brightens up for Christmas Pania Lincoln 2020-12-09 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,hospital,lights

Rotary needs to adopt newer technology and do new things in new ways

Posted on Dec 08, 2020
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Treasurer for Rotary Zone 32 (includes most states in the Northeastern USA), Past District 7500 Governor, leader trainer and Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation, Horton Hickerson, spoke to Ladner Rotary from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He advises clubs to take new approaches to meeting, such as using Zoom, and blend with in person meetings when safe to do so indoors. Rotary could not only adapt to the pandemic by using newer technology to apply to traditional formats for meeting, it could be developing new ways to do new things in service to the community and the world.
Rotary needs to adopt newer technology and do new things in new ways Peter Roaf 2020-12-08 08:00:00Z 0

AGM review of 2019-20 and 2021-22 new board

Posted on Dec 01, 2020
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Rotary Club of Ladner looked back on the 2019-20 year, with the theme, “Rotary Connects the World,” and looked forward to 2021-22 with the election of its new board of directors at the club's Annual General Meeting on December 1, 2020. In the past Rotary year, club President Bridget Jacob and the Board of Directors encouraged greater connections between club members, our local communities and Rotarians around the world. The year of connections then evolved into the year of the pandemic necessitating a complete reimagining of how Rotarians, People of Action, could in fact “connect”.  As we Rotarians rose to the challenge and, despite the pandemic restrictions, by the end of the Rotary year our club was able to achieve the Gold level international Presidential Citation and special recognition for our Polio contributions. 
AGM review of 2019-20 and 2021-22 new board Peter Roaf 2020-12-01 08:00:00Z 0 agm,annual review,board

Vancouver's Women in Blue salutes active duty of women in Vancouver Police over 7 decades

Posted on Nov 26, 2020
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Vancouver's Women in Blue is a tribute to the 125 women who have served the Vancouver Police from 1904 to 1975, from their early roles as matrons and, after a long, slow course, eventually as police constables.
 
In 1904 Mata Raymond was the first woman Vancouver Police hired as a matron to supervise women in jail. In 1912, Canada’s first two women started serving as full constables on active duty. In the mid-1930s women continued to double as police constables and matrons. It wasn’t until 1973 that Sharon Smith was the first female constable to be sent out in a patrol car with a male partner.
Vancouver's Women in Blue salutes active duty of women in Vancouver Police over 7 decades Peter Roaf 2020-11-26 08:00:00Z 0 police,women

Delta has benefitted from The Rotary Foundation over the years

Posted on Nov 18, 2020
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Founded over 100 years ago, The Rotary Foundation is recognized by international foundation rating organizations as one of the world’s most trusted and effective foundations. It is the foundation for Rotary International, the world’s original service club. Over time it has spent more than US$4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. It is the powerhouse behind many of Rotary’s contributions to communities here at home, such as the Ladner Rotary Splash Park, and around the world.

Members of the three Rotary clubs in Delta, including the original Rotary Club of Ladner, throughout BC and around the world raise funds for, and donate to, The Rotary Foundation because as little as 60 cents can protect a child from polio, $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness and $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.
Delta has benefitted from The Rotary Foundation over the years Peter Roaf 2020-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,donations,grants,service

Writing for Rotary magazine

Posted on Nov 17, 2020
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Paul Engleman is a Chicago-based freelance writer who is a frequent contributor to the Rotary magazine and Contributing Editor for Rotary Canada magazine. He is also an award-winning novelist whose articles, essays, and interviews have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times and Playboy. Paul is a polio survivor. 
Writing for Rotary magazine Peter Roaf 2020-11-17 08:00:00Z 0 magazine,polio,publishing,writer

Members remember their family members in military service

Posted on Nov 10, 2020
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Eight Ladner Rotarians shared stories about their family members who served or were serving their country in the military as a salute to all those who lost their lives, limbs and peace of mind in that service on the occasion of Remembrance Day. As Ladner Rotarian Rev. Graham Witcher says about sacrifice: "to make something holy by giving it away for love."
Members remember their family members in military service Peter Roaf 2020-11-10 08:00:00Z 0

Emergency services contact through 911 now in most of BC

Posted on Nov 03, 2020
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E-Comm is the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers in 25 regional districts in British Columbia. It handles over 1.8 million 9-1-1 calls a year. That amounts to 99 percent of B.C.’s 9-1-1 call volume.
 
E-Comm 9-1-1 emerged from the chaos in coordinating first responders during the 1994 Stanley Cup Riots in Vancouver, as a multi-municipality agency which provides emergency communications operations for the province. The company coordinates 9-1-1 service for police, fire, and ambulance service, providing call-taking and dispatch services for multiple agencies in the Lower Mainland area. 
Emergency services contact through 911 now in most of BC Peter Roaf 2020-11-03 08:00:00Z 0 ambulance,fire,medical,safety

Bridget Jacob receives Past President Award

Posted on Nov 03, 2020
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Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Ladner Bridget Jacob receives at a social distance an award from the club for her service as President in 2019-20, presented by current President Peter Roaf.
Bridget Jacob receives Past President Award Peter Roaf 2020-11-03 08:00:00Z 0

Canada salutes UN 75th Anniversary with new dollar coin – a celebration for Rotary too

Posted on Oct 29, 2020
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On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN), Canada is celebrating our nation's role as a founding member and a contributor to world peace with its 2020 $1 circulation coin.
 
Canada was one of 51 countries which founded the United Nations in October 1945. As one of the most “international” organizations in the world of the day, Rotary played an active role in the drafting of the United Nations Charter in 1945 in San Francisco.
Canada salutes UN 75th Anniversary with new dollar coin – a celebration for Rotary too Peter Roaf 2020-10-29 07:00:00Z 0 Canada,United Nations,anniversary,coin

Developing workforce skills -- mentoring matters

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A large segment of the population is retiring, displaced workers are seeking employment and new skills, and vast numbers of young, diverse, and underrepresented workers are joining the workforce. The construction industry needs to ensure effective transfer of knowledge to keep up with this churn of change. 
 
Successful mentorship is a critical element in building a high-quality workforce and has been shown to positively affect productivity, safety, quality, and client relations on the job. 

SkillPlan has developed and implemented an industry-proven mentorship model for the construction industry that can also transfer well to other settings.
Developing workforce skills -- mentoring matters Peter Roaf 2020-10-27 07:00:00Z 0 construction,mentoring,trades

Hundreds of children to be saved from a crippled life, even death, through Rotary fundraiser 

Posted on Oct 24, 2020
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On World Polio Day, October 24th, the proceeds from Rotary Club of Ladner's Pumpkins for Polio sales event will spare 857 children in the world under the age of 5 years from a lifetime of being crippled, sometimes severely, and even death, because of polio. Those children can survive and grow up to be healthy, fully active adults because every US$3 raised will protect a child from polio with oral vaccines, given the event's having raised US$860, which will be matched twice by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of US$2,580.
Hundreds of children to be saved from a crippled life, even death, through Rotary fundraiser  Peter Roaf 2020-10-24 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,fundraiser,polio,pumpkin

Ridding the world of polio has been a long, but steady march

Posted on Oct 20, 2020
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Mike McGovern, who is Rotary's Chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, gave an update on the global campaign to rid the world of the life crippling and sometimes deadly disease of polio. His committee directs all regional and international PolioPlus committees, coordinates all PolioPlus elements, and develops policies and strategies to achieve polio eradication. The committee’s responsibilities include Rotary's allocation of US$150 million annually for polio eradication around the world.
Ridding the world of polio has been a long, but steady march Peter Roaf 2020-10-20 07:00:00Z 0 PolioPlus,World Polio,polio

Langley Ukulele Ensemble enjoys international fame

Posted on Oct 13, 2020
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The Langley Ukulele Ensemble started in the Langley School District during the 1970’s when the ukulele was incorporated as part of the music offerings in the District. 
 
In 1980, Peter Luongo joined the group as an assistant director and assumed the lead role shortly thereafter. He has been the group’s director for all, or part of every year since. His efforts and infectious personality contributed greatly to the ongoing popularity of the instrument in schools and to the recognition of the community of Langley as the “Ukulele Capital of Canada.”
Langley Ukulele Ensemble enjoys international fame Peter Roaf 2020-10-13 07:00:00Z 0 music

Economic development of communities through people in the world

Posted on Oct 08, 2020
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Our economy has suffered seriously during the COVID-19 pandemic and so have many individuals, families and organizations. We have been managing with what we have and helping out each other.
 
It is that much more meaningful to appreciate that nearly 800 million people in our world live on less than $1.90 a day. An estimated 2.6 million children under the age of five died from malnutrition-related causes. Those children are among the 1 in 9 people in the world, or 795 million people, who do not have enough to eat. Of the world’s hungry people 60% are women and girls. 70% of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihood.
 
Rotary members have been seeking sustainable solutions to poverty by providing training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. The Rotary Foundation spent $9.2 million last year to grow local economies and reduce poverty.
Economic development of communities through people in the world Peter Roaf 2020-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
Mortgage lending during COVID-19 Peter Roaf 2020-10-06 07:00:00Z 0 lending,loan,mortgage,real estate

Gold Distinction for Ladner Rotary in achieving international Rotary Citation

Posted on Oct 01, 2020
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Rotary Club of Ladner has received the international Rotary Citation for our performance in 2019-20, at the Gold level of Distinction, the second highest after Platinum. 
 
The Rotary Citation is the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve. It is awarded for achieving goals such as increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in the community.
 
That achievement came during a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world. Our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which has ultimately helped strengthen Rotary and shape our future.
 
Congratulations to Ladner Rotarians as People of Action, for continued service above self to our community and our world.  
Gold Distinction for Ladner Rotary in achieving international Rotary Citation Peter Roaf 2020-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
"Don Arturo" celebrates 56 years a member of Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-09-29 07:00:00Z 0

Pumpkin sales to end polio on World Polio Day, October 24th

Posted on Sep 25, 2020
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Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
 
With the recent announcement of the World Health Organization that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of the African region, Rotary and its partners are celebrating this historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.
 
To salute World Polio Day, on Saturday, October 24th, Rotary Club of Ladner is holding a “Pumpkins for Polio” sales events with entire proceeds going to the End Polio campaign: 10 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Tsawwassen Mills mall.
 
For every US$3.00 donated to the campaign, a child is fully protected against polio and is given a chance to lead a fulfilling life and, when matched twice by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a total of three children is spared the life crippling, sometimes lethal, disease.
Pumpkin sales to end polio on World Polio Day, October 24th Peter Roaf 2020-09-25 07:00:00Z 0 polio

Technology intersects with service: eClub

Posted on Sep 22, 2020
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Next Vista for Learning is a free, web-based library of videos by, and for, teachers and students. Through his work with NextVista.org, based in Silicon Valley, California, as founder, executive director, and lead janitor, Jason Hurley, as a former teacher, has had the opportunity to speak to and train teachers all over the United States and beyond. Given his love for seeing new places, connecting with students and teachers across the globe, he has helped broaden the offerings of the NextVista.org library in many ways. 
Technology intersects with service: eClub Peter Roaf 2020-09-22 07:00:00Z 0 eclub,meeting,technology

Arthur Drive cleaned up for Fall

Posted on Sep 19, 2020
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A section of Arthur Drive in Ladner, starting at the intersection with Ladner Trunk Road, is now tidied up for the Fall, thanks to a team of six club members who ventured into the rain on September 19, 2020 to pick up trash left over the summer. Arthur Birk, optimistic in his sunny weather gear, applied his dental skills to ensuring no scrap escaped his pincer pick up stick. -- photos by C. Offer and P. Roaf
Arthur Drive cleaned up for Fall Peter Roaf 2020-09-19 07:00:00Z 0 Arthur,adopt-a-street,community,service,street

Rotary keeps changing over 115 years

Posted on Sep 15, 2020
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Rotary Opens Opportunities as it keeps changing in service to our community and communities all over the world. Rotary District 5040 Governor Dave Hamilton, of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, visited the Rotary Club of Ladner, one of 50 in the District. He was accompanied by Dean Hsieh, Assistant Governor for Delta and Richmond. The meeting was the first hybrid format meeting with 15 members and 4 guests at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn and eight joining the meeting by Zoom.
Rotary keeps changing over 115 years Peter Roaf 2020-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5040 second among 21 across Canada in per member giving Peter Roaf 2020-09-04 07:00:00Z 0

Recent Rotary achievements by our club and Rotary International

Posted on Sep 02, 2020
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At Ladner Rotary's first in person meeting after several months of virtual ones, it was a happy reunion for some, but many are still missed. Protocols for health and safety were followed. The members were reminded about some of our recent achievements as a club, as a District of 50 clubs and as a global people of action group of 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million members.
Recent Rotary achievements by our club and Rotary International Peter Roaf 2020-09-02 07:00:00Z 0

Education and literacy a key focus in September

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 02, 2020
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This month parents and teachers face the complex challenge of returning children to a safe and secure environment in schools during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this setback, we are most fortunate to have access to the educational system we have here. Around the world more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 
 
an open air school
 
Rotarians strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy. They fight for literacy among adults so they can build better lives, build more peace and free themselves from those who control and oppress their communities. 
 
 
Education and literacy a key focus in September Peter Roaf 2020-09-02 07:00:00Z 0 adult,children,education,literacy

Eyeglasses collection brings precious gift of vision
to children in developing countries

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 30, 2020
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A young man in Ethiopia, who struggled over many years to read and write, and yearned for an education, had been regarded as stupid and forced out of school at grade two, because he was blind. He put on eyeglasses for the first time and, as a new world opened up for him, said as a plea, now, “How can I learn?” His life might have been so much for fulfilling if he had eyeglasses when he was a child.
 
The second hand eyeglasses and professional help came to this man half way around the world thanks to the Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS), based in Burnaby, BC, founded by Optometrist Dr. Marina Roma-March.
Eyeglasses collection brings precious gift of visionto children in developing countries Peter Roaf 2020-08-30 07:00:00Z 0 children,sight,vision

spread of wild poliovirus in African region halted 

Posted on Aug 29, 2020
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Rotary and its partners are celebrating a monumental achievement with the announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 25, 2020 that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority. -- story by by Ryan Hyland
spread of wild poliovirus in African region halted Peter Roaf 2020-08-29 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio
Canada’s Arctic through the lens of a photographer Peter Roaf 2020-08-25 07:00:00Z 0 arctic,expedition,north,polar
Uncovering with homeowners what can make their living spaces unique Peter Roaf 2020-08-18 07:00:00Z 0 architect,design,home,interior

Fraud trends and prevention

Posted on Aug 11, 2020
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Delta Police Constable Dustin Classen spoke to Ladner Rotary about current fraud trends, including those targeting seniors and those emerging during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is Constable Classen’s firm belief that we must continually educate ourselves and raise awareness amongst those in our community as the primary way we can have an impact on the invasive issue of fraudulent crime.
Fraud trends and prevention Peter Roaf 2020-08-11 07:00:00Z 0 crime,fraud,police

Engage in your interest, engage in your expertise – some opportunities in Rotary’s world community
 

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 04, 2020
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Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. Recent additions to the list of Rotary Fellowships are focused on bees and those who wear beards and moustaches.
 
Rotary Action Groups are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, such as economic development, peace, addiction prevention, the environment, or water. Action groups offer their technical expertise and support to help clubs plan and implement projects to increase our impact, one of Rotary's strategic priorities. This support includes helping clubs find partners, funding, and other resources. Action groups can also help clubs and districts prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, and develop plans to monitor and evaluate their projects.
Engage in your interest, engage in your expertise – some opportunities in Rotary’s world community  Peter Roaf 2020-08-04 07:00:00Z 0 action,action group,expertise,fellowship,interests

Paul Harris Fellow to Guillermo Bustos

Posted on Aug 04, 2020
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. This is the fourth time Guillermo Bustos has received this award.
Paul Harris Fellow to Guillermo Bustos Peter Roaf 2020-08-04 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award,pin

At work for our community and our world - The Rotary Foundation

Posted on Jul 28, 2020
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The Rotary Foundation transforms our gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
 
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than US$4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
 
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International enables Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
 
At work for our community and our world - The Rotary Foundation Peter Roaf 2020-07-28 07:00:00Z 0 Delta Foundation,Foundation,donation,giving

Paul Harris Fellow Awards to nine members

Posted on Jul 21, 2020
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
Paul Harris Fellow Awards to nine members Peter Roaf 2020-07-21 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award

Sweden Today

Posted on Jul 21, 2020
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Rotarian of 27 years and member of Sweden’s Parliament, Ann-Britt Åsebol, spoke to Ladner Rotary members from her home of Falun, in northern Sweden on July 21, 2020. After 25 years as a teacher, Ann-Britt, having appealed to politicians over many years for various changes, was encouraged to run for public office herself. She started her new career as a County councilor of Landstinget Dalarna. In 2010 she was elected one of 349 members of the Swedish Parliament where she has served on the Committee of Constitution, and Committees of Education, of Social Insurance, of Social welfare and of Culture. As a member of the Rotary Club of Falun Kopparvågen, Ann-Britt also served as a Rotary International Director 2012-14, as one of the first women to be elected to the RI Board.
Sweden Today Peter Roaf 2020-07-21 07:00:00Z 0 Falun,Rotary International board,Sweden,parliament

Sunny Saturday coffee in Rotary Park

Posted on Jul 18, 2020
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Ladner Rotarians gathered for an impromptu "Coffee in the Park" on Saturday morning to catch up in person, at long last. The gathering, organized by Chris Offer, at Rotary Park next to Delta City Hall, abided by social distancing. Mayor George Harvie dropped in to say hello.
 
Walt Hayward indicates how much he enjoyed the event
Sunny Saturday coffee in Rotary Park Peter Roaf 2020-07-18 07:00:00Z 0 park,social,summer

Longest serving member celebrates anniversary

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This year retired dentist, Dr. Arthur Birk, celebrates 50 years as a member of the Rotary Club of Ladner. Congratulations, Arthur, and thank you for your many years of service to our club and community.
Longest serving member celebrates anniversary Peter Roaf 2020-07-16 07:00:00Z 0

Help up for struggling mothers and families

Posted on Jul 14, 2020
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Mamas for Mamas aims to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by mothers, caregivers and women in crisis. The national organization, founded in Kelowna and now operating in Delta, is working with multiple levels of government and non-profit agencies, to change systems that contribute to the vicious cycle of poverty, mental health issues, housing, and food insecurity. At the same time, it supports struggling families with a hand up, providing essential needs of food, affordable housing and education. See the previous story on Mamas for Mamas.
Help up for struggling mothers and families Peter Roaf 2020-07-14 07:00:00Z 0 food,low income,mother,parent,women

Reading on the trail for children: Storywalk

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StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. Storywalks are proposed for Delta.
 
StoryWalks® have been installed in Canada, the United States, Germany, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea.
Reading on the trail for children: Storywalk Peter Roaf 2020-07-07 07:00:00Z 0 children,education,outdoor,reading,trail

Opportunities open for Rotary and the community of Delta

Posted on Jul 01, 2020
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“Rotary Opens Opportunities.” That’s the theme for Rotary in 2020-21. Yet, for over its 63 years, Rotary Club of Ladner has been continually opening opportunities for its members, for our community and for our world. We are building relationships with other organizations near and far, and with the people in them as they too serve our community, they with us, and we with them.
 
Peter Roaf, President, Rotary Club of Ladner, 2020-21
 
That theme was experienced as Rotary Club of Ladner installed its new board of directors for 2020-21 at a virtual ceremony on June 30, 2020, officiated by the 2020-21 District 5040 Governor for 50 for the Rotary clubs in BC, Dave Hamilton.
Opportunities open for Rotary and the community of Delta Peter Roaf 2020-07-01 07:00:00Z 0 board,directors,installation,leadership

Disease Prevention and Treatment honour for Steve Rutledge

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Congratulations to Whitby Sunrise Rotarian Steve Rutledge on receiving the District 7070 Dr. Bob Scott Award in Disease Prevention on June 30, 2020. Steve recently presented an update to Ladner Rotary about Adopt A Village Laos, a program he has led for many years and which has made a significant contribution to disease prevention and treatment.

Rotary Club of Ladner, which includes among us his sister, Dawn Rutledge Brennen, joins Rotary Whitby Sunrise Club in congratulating Steve on this well deserved honour. #rotarywhitbysunrise #rotary7070
Disease Prevention and Treatment honour for Steve Rutledge Peter Roaf 2020-06-30 07:00:00Z 0

Value of community news in trying times

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 23, 2020
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Delta Optimist circulates every week 17,000 newspapers in South Delta. The online version of the newspaper reaches 400,000 to 500,000 views a month. Among the community newspapers in Canada, the Optimist has 1,300 voluntary subscriptions, at $50 per year, from people who want to support the newspaper, which is among the highest in Canada among community newspapers.
 
Matt Blair, Publisher and General Manager of the Delta Optimist, who replaced Rotarian Dave Hamilton on his retirement in the past several months, spoke to Ladner Rotary about the value of community news in trying times.
Value of community news in trying times Peter Roaf 2020-06-23 07:00:00Z 0 community,media,news,newspaper

Tough year for remote villages of Laos where Ladner Rotary helps sponsor support

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 16, 2020
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Adopt A Village Laos, partially sponsored by Rotary Club of Ladner, has brought water filters to each of the families in each of the small, remote villages of the impoverished, Southeast Asia nation of Laos. The program has also delivered water dam and pipeline systems, electricity, school and health supplies to these villages. There are now over 45 villages with filtered water serving over 25,000 rural villagers. Adopt A Village Laos has achieved a positive impact on the lives of 4,000 people in the past year alone.
Tough year for remote villages of Laos where Ladner Rotary helps sponsor support Peter Roaf 2020-06-16 07:00:00Z 0 Asia,international service,water and sanitation,water project

Scotland to Arctic Circle and in between for new member

Posted on Jun 02, 2020
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From her upbringing and start to her teaching career in Scotland incoming President Elect of Ladner Rotary in 2020-21, Ann Waldo, told club members about her adventures in education and married life throughout some remote areas of Canada. A Rotarian of almost 15 years, Ann recently joined the club from the Rotary Club of Sechelt.
Scotland to Arctic Circle and in between for new member Peter Roaf 2020-06-02 07:00:00Z 0 Scotland,education,north

Poverty relief for mothers from Rotary Club of Ladner

Posted on Jun 01, 2020
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For low income mothers and families raising children as they struggle with trying to make ends meet, all volunteer Mamas for Mamas, in Delta, welcomes relief of $8,000 to cover the cost of groceries, diapers, formula, counseling and the part-time, temporary hiring of somebody to deliver and pick up. Funding of $4,000 comes from the Rotary Club of Ladner, which resonated with Mama’s for Mama’s vision that no mother or caregiver, or child, is left behind, especially during this even more challenging period of COVID-19 restrictions. -- photo courtesy of Delta Optimist
Poverty relief for mothers from Rotary Club of Ladner Peter Roaf 2020-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 child,family,mother and chld,poverty,youth

Multi-service club salute to healthcare workers

Posted on May 27, 2020
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On May 27, 2020, the following Delta organizations arranged a thank you to healthcare workers with a parade of almost 40 vehicles driving around the block of the Delta Hospital, led by a Delta Fire and Rescue truck, lights ablaze and sirens blaring:
Rotary Club of LadnerKinsmen Ladner
Rotary Club of TsawwassenTOOBS
Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club 
 
-- photos by Chris Offer
Multi-service club salute to healthcare workers Peter Roaf 2020-05-27 07:00:00Z 0 healthcare,parade,thank you

From marketing printing to wine, new member welcome

Posted on May 26, 2020
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A Rotary member for almost 45 years, Tsawwassen resident Bob Silvester recently joined Ladner Rotary from Rotary Club of Burnaby. In his "classification speech" to club members, so we could get to know him, Bob outlined a career in marketing for the printing business and then in the wine business.
From marketing printing to wine, new member welcome Peter Roaf 2020-05-26 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary District recognizes two Ladner Rotarians

Posted on May 25, 2020
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Two Ladner Rotarians received District Governor Awards on May 24th at the Rotary District 5040 2020 Vision Roskars Awards, a virtual ceremony of awards presentations which normally would have been held at the District Conference in late April, but cancelled earlier in the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rotary District recognizes two Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2020-05-25 07:00:00Z 0 awards

Reducing male violence

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One in three women in our world suffer from gender-based violence. During this COVID-19 pandemic there is estimated to be a 20 percent increase in reports of this form of violence. For every month our self isolation continues gender-based violence is expected to increase even more, by an estimated 15 million more cases. These are the chilling facts presented by Rotary Peace Fellow Will McInerney.
Reducing male violence Peter Roaf 2020-05-19 07:00:00Z 0 peace,peace fellow,peacebuilding,violence,women

COVID-19 pandemic global disaster response US$4.7 million+ to date from Rotary

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 16, 2020
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The Rotary Foundation has approved more than $4.7 million in disaster response grants to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Read a short description of each grant.
 
Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International have issued a joint statement in a collaborative approach to responding to the global pandemic crisis.
COVID-19 pandemic global disaster response US$4.7 million+ to date from Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-05-16 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,global grants,pandemic

Rotarian of the month

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Ladner Rotary President Bridget Jacob, right, presents to Past District Governor Penny Offer a member of the month gift in recognition and thanks for her contributions to the club in leading a review of the bylaws, her district and international work and faithful attendance to support all of our club events, such as pumpkins for polio, summer barbecue and Christmas dinner event, among others.
Rotarian of the month Peter Roaf 2020-05-13 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary sponsored high school Interact club finishes one year and readies for next Peter Roaf 2020-05-12 07:00:00Z 0 Interac,high school,youth
Clean up readies Arthur Drive for Spring Peter Roaf 2020-05-09 07:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean up

District 5040 2020 Vision Speakers Series and Roskars Awards

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 06, 2020
All members in our District now have the opportunity, through Zoom, to experience the inspiration and learn from the shared knowledge and wisdom of some of the leading speakers who were scheduled to speak at the cancelled 2020 Vision Conference in Vancouver in April.
 
The 2020 Vision Speakers Series will include five speakers, as scheduled below, including District Governor Bala Naidoo.
District 5040 2020 Vision Speakers Series and Roskars Awards Peter Roaf 2020-05-06 07:00:00Z 0

Resolving conflict, achieving peace in our world another major Rotary undertaking

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 05, 2020
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Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. 90 percent of those killed in conflicts are civilians and half of those are children. Often conflict starts and continues over long periods in competition for dwindling resources and as environmental changes force people to migrate.

Fergal McCarthy, the Peace Programs Manager at Rotary International in Chicago, spoke to Ladner Rotary members and District 5040 Peace leaders on May 5, 2020. Prior to his role at Rotary, Fergal worked at the Rand Corporation in California, the Irish Prime Minister’s Office in Dublin Ireland as well as the Irish Foreign Ministry.  He holds a BA in World Religions & Theology and an MPhil in International Peace Studies both from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict Studies from Queens University Belfast, and an MSt in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

Resolving conflict, achieving peace in our world another major Rotary undertaking Peter Roaf 2020-05-05 07:00:00Z 0 conflict,peace,peace scholar
End Polio campaign recognized as Vancouver buildings light up  Peter Roaf 2020-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
polio survivor speaks in international Immunization Week Peter Roaf 2020-04-28 07:00:00Z 0

A world of learning comes to children in The Philippines

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The African Ruggedized Educational System (ARES) has proven to be such a success in bringing the world's education to children in remote, rural communities of Africa, where there is limited access to books, paper and writing materials, and intermittent power and no access to the internet, it has now arrived in The Philippines.
 
The first mission of its kind, to introduce what has been called, "Asian Ruggedized Educational System (ARES)", happened in February as a joint International Service Project of the Rotary Club of Ladner and the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise. Ladner Rotary President Bridget Jacob, on behalf of this club as a sponsor, participated in the team visit to The Philippines and reported on the overall mission in a club meeting on Zoom April 21, 2020.
 
Elena Agala, of the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise, was the driving force behind the mission to distribute three ARES systems to schools and, as she has done for many years, to provide dental services to those in need in various communities.
 
Bonnie Sutherland, of the Rotary Club of North Delta, who also a member of the recent ARES team mission to The Philippines, started working in Africa in 1992 with her late husband, Don, both teachers in Delta. In Kenya they saw the great need for teachers and students and began shipping containers of books and other materials to Africa. ARES eventually emerged from this international service in education.
A world of learning comes to children in The Philippines Peter Roaf 2020-04-21 07:00:00Z 0 ARES,dental,dentist,education
Thank you frontline workers and businesses Peter Roaf 2020-04-18 07:00:00Z 0

Helping hand for business in COVID-19 pandemic crisis

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Businesses large and small and the millions of people who rely on them for their livelihood in BC and all across Canada are receiving some support from the three levels of government. We are all in this together. Executive Director of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Garry Shearer, outlines the role of the Chamber and the support coming to businesses in our community.
Helping hand for business in COVID-19 pandemic crisis Peter Roaf 2020-04-14 07:00:00Z 0

Virtual meeting a first for Ladner Rotary

Our club is in good company worldwide in holding its weekly club meeting for the first time in 64 years as a virtual one on Zoom. 25 members were able to attend this first of a kind meeting, including three members who have been unable to join us regularly for a long time. There were few technical glitches and we all had a chance to connect. We are back to our weekly meetings on Tuesdays via Zoom. More information to follow.
President Bridget Jacob chaired the meeting, with support from Chris Offer, who set up the Zoom meeting
Virtual meeting a first for Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-04-07 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month

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President Bridget Jacob awards Denis Denischuk with Rotarian of the Month Award for his many ways he supports the club.
Rotarian of the Month 2020-03-14 07:00:00Z 0

Listening and treating holistically aim of Ladner clinic

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Dr. Lisa Ghent,BSc, ND, a doctor in Naturopathic Medicine and clinic leader at Collaborative Wellness in Ladner, was personally drawn to naturopathic medicine over 10 years ago when a naturopath helped her and her husband have children after a struggle to become pregnant. The idea of really listening to people’s stories and treating them holistically to help guide them towards health became the appeal of this field of medicine. -- photos by Mel Baly
 
 
Listening and treating holistically aim of Ladner clinic Peter Roaf 2020-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
Marketing manager joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-02-25 08:00:00Z 0

International education consultant receives Paul Harris Award

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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
International education consultant receives Paul Harris Award Peter Roaf 2020-02-25 08:00:00Z 0

Elder College leader recognized with Paul Harris Award

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For her ongoing leadership in providing to Delta residents a wide range of courses in continuing education through Eldercollege, Paulette Tattersall received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary District 5040 Past District Governor Chris Offer to recognize extraordinary service above self. -- photo by Mel Baly
 
 
Elder College leader recognized with Paul Harris Award Peter Roaf 2020-02-18 08:00:00Z 0
Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 looking back Peter Roaf 2020-02-18 08:00:00Z 0

Ladybug Farm from Vietnam to Delta with new club member

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My Le Dang, who recently joined Rotary Club of Ladner, is an excellent example of productivity and contribution to Canada through immigration, as she brings her skills in hydroponic farming and business accounting at the local company, Pure Sunfarms, from Vietnam to Delta. She tells club members about herself in her new member "classification speech." Welcome, My.
Ladybug Farm from Vietnam to Delta with new club member Peter Roaf 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris pins awarded to members

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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
Paul Harris pins awarded to members Peter Roaf 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Little House to receive donation of books
 

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Little House Society, which offers clinical services, education and drug prevention strategies in Delta, has received a bookcase from Rotary Club of Ladner, and on February 7 some club members gathered at the home of Irene Forcier to donate books for the bookcase and add stickers, “Donated by Ladner Rotary,” on the inside cover. The books will provide some comfort to those visiting Little House in Tsawwassen. -- photos by Penny Offer
Little House to receive donation of books  Peter Roaf 2020-02-07 08:00:00Z 0 Little House,addiction,books
No call too small as Delta Police serves our community Peter Roaf 2020-02-04 08:00:00Z 0 community,police

Chris Offer, Member of the Month

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President Bridget Jacob presents the Member of the Month Award to Past District Governor Chris Offer for his many contributions to the Rotary Club of Ladner, on top of the many he continues to make at the District, Zone and International levels, for The Rotary Foundation and Peace Building, among others.
Chris Offer, Member of the Month Peter Roaf 2020-02-04 08:00:00Z 0
Members engage in strategic planning Peter Roaf 2020-01-28 08:00:00Z 0

Improving lives and communities way to attract members

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"Rotary Get Inspired Talks" on May 23, 2020 aims to inspire attendees to take action and make the necessary changes to improve their lives and communities. In partnership between our Rotary District 5040 and "Get Inspired Talks" the event is part of an overall strategy to attract new members to Rotary.
Improving lives and communities way to attract members Peter Roaf 2020-01-21 08:00:00Z 0
Financial consultant tells about himself on joining the club Peter Roaf 2020-01-21 08:00:00Z 0 classification speech,new

Food hampers brighten Christmas for needy families in Delta

Posted on Dec 21, 2019
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The Christmas celebrations of more than 500 lower income families and seniors throughout Delta were made a little brighter on December 21 when they received food hampers, each with a turkey, root vegetables, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, cranberries, cookies, candy canes and bread. Rotary Club of Ladner representatives joined Deltassist and many other service organizations in the annual Christmas hamper food distribution.
Food hampers brighten Christmas for needy families in Delta Peter Roaf 2019-12-21 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,food,hamper
Merry Christmas 2019-12-20 08:00:00Z 0
Christmas fun at Ladner Rotary lunch Peter Roaf 2019-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
New Rotary road signs about 3 clubs in Delta 2019-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
Positive Peace & Rotary 2019-12-11 08:00:00Z 0 positivepeace,rotary,rotary ladner,rotarypeace

District Governor inducts his son as newest Ladner Rotarian

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
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Financial Consultant Kreesan Naidoo has just been inducted as a member of Rotary Club of Ladner. The induction ceremony was all the more special when Rotary District 5040 District Governor Bala Naidoo, Kreesan's father, officiated. Club President Bridget Jacob pins Kreesan as part of the ceremony. photos by Mel Baly
District Governor inducts his son as newest Ladner Rotarian Peter Roaf 2019-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

Memorial Park Sparkles

Posted by Chris Offer on Dec 10, 2019
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Take thousands of coloured lights, hundreds of cups of hot chocolate, dozens of children’s craft trappings, add a fire truck bringing a special guest and you have a very successful Christmas festival.
Memorial Park Sparkles Chris Offer 2019-12-10 08:00:00Z 0 rotary, rotary ladner
In impoverished, war torn countries, education by mothers an effective path to peace and opportunity Peter Roaf 2019-11-26 08:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary Supports Delta Drum Festival

Posted on Nov 20, 2019
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The third annual South Delta Drum Festival was held on November 17, 2019, at the Genesis Theatre in Ladner. 
 
The Festival featured some of the industry’s best drummers. DSS students supported the event by assisting with staging. A variety of types and styles of drums were on display and played.
 
Featured performers/instructors included Craig Scott (big band and jazz drumming), Julia Geaman (metal drumming) and Mike Michalkow (drum set artistry).
 
Festival organizer Rick Klemm said, “We have more sponsors this year, the Ladner Rotary Club donated funds, which is very kind of them, so it’s going really well,”
Ladner Rotary Supports Delta Drum Festival Chris Offer 2019-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

Update, Achievements, Future Directions of Delta School District

Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 12, 2019
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Delta School District #37 is focused on achieving its vision of becoming a "Leading District in Innovative Teaching and Learner Success", according to School Superintendent Doug Sheppard. The District's focus on questioning and inquiry as methods of investigating both student learning and educator practice is central to the achievement of this work.
Update, Achievements, Future Directions of Delta School District Chris Offer 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 0 learning,school,teaching

Ann Waldo joins club from Sechelt

Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 12, 2019
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Rotary Club of Ladner welcomed Ann Waldo as a new member, transferring from the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt. Ann moved to Sechelt from Peachland, BC in 2006 after retiring from a career as a teacher and school administrator. Her husband, George, had been mayor of Peachland. Ann joined the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt in 2007. She served on a variety of club committees and as club president. In 2018 after the death of her husband she moved to Delta to be close to family. -- photos by Chris Offer

 

 

Ann Waldo joins club from Sechelt Chris Offer 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 0

Honouring lives lost for our freedom

Posted on Nov 11, 2019
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At the Remembrance Day parade and cenotaph service in Ladner on November 11, 2019, to honour those who gave their lives and were wounded, in wars over the past century, members of Rotary clubs in Ladner and Tsawwassen, and of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School, joined hundreds of people in military, first responder and community organizations and from Delta to participate in the solemn ceremony. -- photos by Chris Offer