We meet every Thursday at 7:15am at the Beach Grove Golf Club (5946 12 Avenue, Tsawwassen).
 
For more information or to enquire about Membership, email us at info@rotarytsawwassen.org.
 
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Speakers
Dallas Pretty and Shane Todhunter
Sep 28, 2017
New Member Talk by Dallas and Membership Update by Shane
Laura Dixon
Oct 05, 2017
Club Aseemby - No guests for this meeting
Don Evans - District Govenor
Oct 12, 2017
District Govenor
Gillian McLeod - Delta Social Planner
Oct 19, 2017
Delta Social Plan
World Polio Day
Oct 26, 2017
Polio Story form Ralph and Need for Immunizations from Edwin
Our Journey - Member Talks
Nov 02, 2017
Prostate Cancer
Pending
Nov 16, 2017
TBD
Nov 30, 2017
New Member Speeches
Sarah Commons Co - founder of Hives for Humanity
Dec 07, 2017
HIives for Humanity
 
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Join us for this year's Terry Fox Run in beautiful South Delta!

Run Day Details
 
Registration: 9:00 am
Run Start: 10:00 am
Event End: 12:00 pm
NEW LOCATION: South Delta Rec. Centre - 1720 - 56th St. Delta

Route Information
Suitable for Bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades. Dogs welcome on leash. Route distance: 5 km, 10 km.

Please Note: The route has been changed to the South Delta Rec Centre

Register online or at the event day of: www.terryfox.ca/terryfoxrun/delta-south-bc

 
 
Four Little Free Libraries Come to Tsawwassen
 
On Monday, September 11th the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and their partners, the Delta School District, Delta Community Literacy Committee and Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture helped to fill one of the new Libraries at Diefenbaker Park with new books.  There are three additional Little Free Library locations at Pebble Hill Park, Grauer Park at South Delta Recreation Centre and Beach Grove Mini Park and all are stocked and ready for use.
 
A few years ago, Rotarian James Latheron approached the School District to help establish a partnership with students at South Delta Secondary School and he worked for many hours alongside teacher Katrina Branden, and her students to build five of these Little Libraries.  Branden was delighted with the process and commented:
 
“As a teacher, not only am I delighted to see the promotion of written and visual literacy, but also the support for construction and design literacy projects.  Giving students more hands-on, community-based projects engages them beyond the walls of the school, and creates important opportunities for our future.  I strongly support and would love to collaborate on, more community-based projects in the future.”
 
Superintendent of the Delta School District, Doug Sheppard, added, “These beautiful lending libraries are not only charming to look at; they embody Delta's commitment to supporting literacy in our communities.  Access to books, and the open sharing of stories and ideas, is a fundamental part of what learning is all about. I am so pleased that our students at South Delta Secondary were able to be a part of the building of these lovely book shelters, and I look forward to seeing our students and readers of all ages out and enjoying these little nooks of knowledge.”
 
The support for community literacy also includes the Delta Community Literacy Committee with a significant donation of books to help stock the libraries.  Ailsa Howard explains that the Committee “has a mission to enhance the literacy and learning in Delta”.
 
Councillors Bruce McDonald and Heather King were joined by Deputy Director of Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture, Todd Stewardson, were also on hand. On behalf of the Corporation of Delta, Mayor Lois Jackson thanked the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen for “enhancing our neighbourhoods with a new opportunity for people to connect and share reading experiences with neighbours and friends of all ages.”
 
Many members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen have been hands for the creation, finishing and installation of this project and have donated books but there is a further commitment from Rotarians to be stewards of each these libraries on an ongoing basis.   President Laura Dixon says the project is perfect for the club because it represents the core values of their membership:  community, partnerships and education.  She said, “all we ask of the community is that you come by from time to time drop off a book you think others may enjoy, take a book you would like to read -  it’s that simple!”
 
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen would like to thank all of its partners who helped bring the Little Free Lending Libraries to our community: 
 
Delta School District
SDSS Woodworking class of 2016 Teacher – and teacher Katrina Branden
Consolidated Coatings
Silver City Galvanizing
Wesgray Construction
Ladner Machine Shop
Southside Flooring
Delta Community Literacy Committee
Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture
 
All are welcome at our next community events:
 
Sunday, September 17th Terry Fox Run  Starting at a new location South Delta Recreation Centre, registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the run starts at 10:00 a.m.
 
September 21st Commemoration of the International Peace Day starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Library and 4:00 p.m. at the Peace Pole in Rotary Square at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.
 
Rotary Club of Tsawwassen volunteers support local, international and youth projects. Recently having celebrated the induction of their 100th member they are always looking for like minded people to join who enjoy fun, fellowship and live or work in our community.  Find out more at:  http://www.rotarytsawwassen.org/
 
Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall and The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen have partnered along with support from The Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association, to bring you a ‘FREE Outdoor Movie experience and community block party’, on Saturday, August 26th. This year we will feature the animated release ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’. The movie is rated G, and is approximately 90 minutes long – perfect for guests of all ages.
While at the event, guests can enjoy the numerous display booths from Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall tenants and our community partners, with activities, handouts, and information booths during the pre-show ‘Block Party’. The Tsawwassen Rotary Club will be on hand, popping fresh popcorn for sale along with food trucks offering several dining options for our guests. We will also have fun free activities for the kids.

Once guest are seated in the viewing area, they can look forward to live musicians on stage with performances by ‘Studio Cloud 30’ (home of Juno Nominee – Warren D. Flandez). The ‘Chang’s Taekwondo Demonstration Team’ will also showcase their talents and skill on the main stage.
The Shops and Services at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall (as well as our community partners ‘The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen’ and ‘The Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association’) hope that you can celebrate with us, and we thank you for supporting your local community shopping centre.

MOVIE: The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZJVc_JTI_w

START TIME: Movie Starts AFTER Sundown

VENUE: Diefenbaker Park - 6579 1 Ave, Delta, BC 

This is a family event - no smoking, no alcohol. 

Please bring lawn chairs and blankets.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen present the 2nd Annual Tsawwassen SunFest Drive-In at Beach Grove Elementary playing field.

EVENT TYPE: Drive-In (walk-ins welcome, too!)

MOVIE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

Reserve your FREE ticket at www.sunfestdrivein.com. Only vehicles with Reservations will be allowed to enter the grounds. 

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fE_yHEerok

START TIME: Gates open at 6:30pm; show starts after sundown 8:15pm Please arrive early to park your car!

VENUE: Beach Grove Elementary School - 5955 17a Ave, Delta, BC

DRIVE-IN: Parking is on a first-come first-served basis so come early to get a spot. Movie audio for drive-in guests will be broadcast over FM radio.

WEBSITE: http://www.rotarytsawwassen.org/CalendarItem/Details?CalendarItemId=2302f070-67e4-498c-8869-8b9a78674e99
 
 
On Saturday, May 27th, four members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen raised $7,000 for The Rotary Foundation by jumping out of a plane 12,000 ft above the ground. With matching grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Government of Canada the $7,000 raised will turn into a $35,000 donation towards ending Polio. These funds will help immunize close to 350,000 children against this horrific disease. Shane Todhunter, Vickii Paramanathan, Elizabeth Wagner, and Randy Bilesky took the courageous leap with the support of Skydive Vancouver’s staff. “What an exhilarating way to support a cause I care so much about” stated Todhunter after he landed, and said he would have loved to do it again.
 
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen partners with various International Organizations to eradicate Polio. As of June 2014, there are only 3 countries in the world where there are still cases of Polio reported each year. Rotary’s goal is to see polio wiped from the face of the world within the next few years.
 
On Saturday, June 10th soap box derby enthusiasts, builders, and drivers congregated along 6th avenue in Tsawwassen to take part in the 2nd annual Soap Box Derby hosted by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen in partnership with the Corporation of Delta. Over 1500 spectators watched 45 soap box drivers ages nine to twelve zoom down the 600+ foot track to compete against one another to find out who would be crowned this year’s soap box derby grand champion, and be awarded the 1st place Trophy. The trophy was claimed by Vanessa Costa racing for Shpak and Co as she recorded the fastest time of the afternoon. Rory Brown, driver for Swim Blue was awarded second place, and Luka Wiesel driving South West Mortgage clinched third. There were three new awards given out this year for Best Costume, Cart Design and Crowd Favourite. Jackson Yagin "the banana man" won best costume, Rat Rod Roxy cart for Go Green Pest Control won for best cart design, and Teagan Reid, driver for Scott Reid Plumbing won for Crowd Favourite. All riders were presented with a medal for participation, but went home with more than a medallion around their neck. They were also part of a great event that raised over $15,000 for the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen’s Community projects. Race coordinator Rick Lewall said "it was a great day, and I'm already anticipating next years race" The Rotary club of Tsawwassen would like to thank all of the drivers, sponsors, volunteers, and the Corporation of Delta for making this years Derby such a success. 
 
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen is currently looking for local Businesses wanting to sponsor a Kart in this years Soap Box Derby. Last year over four hundred plus people watched forty-three racers ages nine to thirteen zoom down the 400 foot track to compete against one another and find out who would be crowned the soap box derby champion. First place was claimed by two local speedsters; Noah Boisvert racing for Scott Walker and Associates, and Riley Smithurst representing Hillmar Industries LTD. Teagan Douglas, driver for Randy's Tire Craft took home second place, and Sophia Schallig driving MK Delta Land Group’s cart clinched third. Awards were also given to the top three best designed carts, which were decided by the viewers of the race. First place was won by Scott Reid Plumbing and Heating, second place went to Delta Optimist, and third place was won by Randy’s Tire Craft. Will this be your year?