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Rotary district governor Lorna Curtis. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)

‘We need to finish’: Walk to End Polio key feature of international Rotary conference

Walk departs from Victoria’s Hotel Grand Pacific Saturday morning

 

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

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

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

 

A percentage of the sales of Spinnakers soda will be donated to The Rotary Club of Oak Bay for the Threshold Housing Society. (Courtesy Rotary Club of Oak Bay)

Soda sales fund programs for youth at risk in Greater Victoria

Rotary Club of Oak Bay partners with Spinnakers Soda, holds 50/50 raffle benefiting 3 non-profits

 

When Joan Peggs takes a walk Sunday in Oak Bay it won’t be just any walk, but one to raise funds in a bid to eradicate polio worldwide. See story on Page A7. 
(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Rotarian walks to raise awareness that polio still exists

Rotary members walk, run, cycle in a bid to eradicate crippling disease worldwide

When Joan Peggs takes a walk Sunday in Oak Bay it won’t be just any walk, but one to raise funds in a bid to eradicate polio worldwide. See story on Page A7. 
(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
West Shore Rotary Club member Jim Tenhove unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for the club’s Golf Ball Drop fundraiser last year. This year’s drop happens this Wednesday (Sept. 8) at 6:30 p.m. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

West Shore Rotary Club to drop golf balls Wednesday for thousands in prizes

Tickets still on sale for annual community fundraising event

West Shore Rotary Club member Jim Tenhove unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for the club’s Golf Ball Drop fundraiser last year. This year’s drop happens this Wednesday (Sept. 8) at 6:30 p.m. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
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Rotarian Bob Beckett waves to a child at the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haitian orphanages helped by West Shore Rotary Club unscathed by earthquake

Former Langford Fire Chief Bob Beckett in contact with the sites, feels for the nation

Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff
Rotarian Bob Beckett waves to a child at the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The rubber ducky derby will see 4,000 fundraising floaties hit the Gorge Waterway on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Courtesy Rotary Club of Sidney)

Surge of ducks bob down Saanich waterway to keep Gorge clean, students in school

Sidney Rotary, Gorge Swim Fest sell duck sponsorship for $10 a pop

The rubber ducky derby will see 4,000 fundraising floaties hit the Gorge Waterway on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Courtesy Rotary Club of Sidney)
Five discarded flagpoles, property of the Oak Bay Rotary Club and used for Canadian flags through its charitable rental program, lay in the gutter at McNeill Bay. (Photo courtesy Joan Peggs)

Oak Bay homes targeted for Canadian flag thefts ahead of July 1

Oak Bay Rotary Club flag program chair says about 50 of its flags, some poles, removed from lawns

Five discarded flagpoles, property of the Oak Bay Rotary Club and used for Canadian flags through its charitable rental program, lay in the gutter at McNeill Bay. (Photo courtesy Joan Peggs)
Oak Bay Rotary Club member Lorna Curtis takes over as District Governor of Rotary District 5020 on July 1. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)

Former Oak Bay recreation director goes international with Rotary

Lorna Curtis takes over as district governor on July 1

Oak Bay Rotary Club member Lorna Curtis takes over as District Governor of Rotary District 5020 on July 1. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)
West Shore Chamber and Rotary are hosting a music bingo night April 16.
West Shore Chamber and Rotary are hosting a music bingo night April 16.
The Rotary Club of Sooke is going virtual with their 2020 annual auction, to take place from Nov. 27 to 29. A majority of the funds will go towards building two gazebos for Ayre Manor Seniors Housing. (Jeannette Wilford photo)
The Rotary Club of Sooke is going virtual with their 2020 annual auction, to take place from Nov. 27 to 29. A majority of the funds will go towards building two gazebos for Ayre Manor Seniors Housing. (Jeannette Wilford photo)
A West Shore Rotary Club member unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for their Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Rotary Club of West Shore raises $20,000 with Golf Ball Drop

Nearly 4,000 golf balls pour onto Olympic View golf course

A West Shore Rotary Club member unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for their Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Rotary Club of West Shore plans to drop 4,000 golf balls that are suspended form 40 feet above the ground for a charity fundraiser. (Pixabay)

One week left to buy one of 4,000 golf balls set to drop on West Shore

Winners can get cash prize of $3,000, $1,000 or $500 while funds raised benefit COVID-19 relief

  • Jul 25, 2020
The Rotary Club of West Shore plans to drop 4,000 golf balls that are suspended form 40 feet above the ground for a charity fundraiser. (Pixabay)
Cpt. Jacqueline Zweng (Left) receives the Paul Harris Fellowship from Kim McGowan and Gerald Pash of the Rotary Club of Victoria. (File Contributed/ John W. Penner)

Victoria Canadian Forces member honored with exceptional Rotary Club award

Capt. Jacqueline Zweng is the Western Canada Ambassador of Wounded Warriors Canada

Cpt. Jacqueline Zweng (Left) receives the Paul Harris Fellowship from Kim McGowan and Gerald Pash of the Rotary Club of Victoria. (File Contributed/ John W. Penner)