Rotary

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

 

Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)

White Rock Polar Bear Plunge set for March 19

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

 

Chilliwack Mall proved to be too cramped a venue for the Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale, which moved to Heritage Park in 2020. The 2021 version of the sale begins Oct. 31 and continues through Nov. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

More than 100,000 items available at 2021 Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale

The annual event runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 in the spacious confines of Heritage Park

 

Andrew “Skully” White (second from left) is presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui by Terry Vermeer (left), Kelly Meade and Alexis Eagles. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford hotdog-stand owner who donated kidney receives Rotary Club award

Skully White presented with Paul Harris Fellowship from Abbotsford-Matsqui club

Andrew “Skully” White (second from left) is presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui by Terry Vermeer (left), Kelly Meade and Alexis Eagles. (Submitted photo)
Ribfest 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)

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

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

Ribfest 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)
Members of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui recently built a shelter at the Ravine Park Hatchery. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford-Matsqui Rotary Club completes hatchery projects

Club supports Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society

Members of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui recently built a shelter at the Ravine Park Hatchery. (Submitted photo)
The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Book Sale is moves from the Chilliwack Mall to allow for physical distancing. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Rotary Book Sale moves from Chilliwack Mall to Heritage Park

The hugely-popular book sale is going ahead Oct. 25-31 with pandemic protocols in place

The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Book Sale is moves from the Chilliwack Mall to allow for physical distancing. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
The Rotary Club of Abbotsford’s board of directors for 2020-21 is (top row, from left) president Milt Walker, Dave Loewen, Deanna McIntyre, (middle row) Bruce Beck, Marion Keys, Doris Woodman-McMillan (bottom row) Rod Thomson, Chris Oliver and Les Squire. Missing is Amy Badesha.

Rotary Club of Abbotsford inducts new president for 2020-21

Milt Walker has extensive community involvement and experience

  • Jul 19, 2020
The Rotary Club of Abbotsford’s board of directors for 2020-21 is (top row, from left) president Milt Walker, Dave Loewen, Deanna McIntyre, (middle row) Bruce Beck, Marion Keys, Doris Woodman-McMillan (bottom row) Rod Thomson, Chris Oliver and Les Squire. Missing is Amy Badesha.
Lucas Driediger and Rachel Andor load a vehicle at the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford, which is one of three local food banks being supported through money rasied by six local Rotary clubs. Submitted file photo

Six Rotary clubs raise $32,000 for 3 food banks in Abbotsford and Mission

Archway, St. Joseph’s and Mission Community Services food banks supported

  • Apr 28, 2020
Lucas Driediger and Rachel Andor load a vehicle at the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford, which is one of three local food banks being supported through money rasied by six local Rotary clubs. Submitted file photo