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Rotary Sun Festival Parade Registration Deadline July 24th

 

The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen is once again sponsoring the annual Rotary Parade at the Tsawwassen Sun Festival on Monday August 5, 2019. The Rotary Parade typically attracts over 12000 excited spectators from across the Lower Mainland and Washington State. The theme for the 2019 Rotary Parade is “Celebrate BC Day”.

 

Monday August 5th, 2019 - Start time 11:00 am 

  • The Rotary Parade Route is from 16th Avenue southbound on 56th to Winskill Park. 

  • Registration Desk open at 8:00 am, judging to commence at 9:30 am.

 

Please remember Your float must have some entertainment value.

 

To register online please follow the instructions and complete your registration at https://sunfestparade.ca/registrationForm.php you will receive a confirmation email once submitted. Once registered you will receive any updates as to the parade. The parade instructions, parade requirements and a map showing the parade route from the staging area will be sent out to all registered entrants after the deadline. The parade registration deadline is Wednesday July 24th.

 

If you have any questions about the parade I can be contacted by email at; rotaryparade@rotarytsawwassen.org

 

Thank you and we look forward to your participation in the 2019 Rotary Parade at the Tsawwassen Sun Festival.

 

From sponsoring water parks for children and their families, developing an outdoor fitness course, providing food for children of low income families, to running a bathtub race, cleaning up a street, opening First Nations learning centres, shipping medical equipment to communities in other countries or supplying clean water in Southeast Asia where there is need, the 50 Rotary clubs in Greater Vancouver up the coast to Prince Rupert generated more than 68,500 volunteer hours of service among their 1,500 members in the past year.
 
According to calculations in a special Value of Rotary Volunteering report by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Civil Society Studies, the monetary value of that time devoted to local, regional and international projects is $1,514,250 in 2017-18 (based on a conservative rate of US$18 per hour). The total time for the 50 clubs over the past five years has been 160,200 hours for an estimated value of $3,604,500.
 
An annual soapbox derby is just one of many community service projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen
 
Ladner Rotary Splash Park opened in July 2018
Rotarians load a container with needed medical
and dental equipment for a community in Cuba
Rotary has been working with First Nations in BC to open local learning centres in the Write to Read program
Starfish Packs with food for school children from low income families are provided by Rotary in Williams Lake
 
 
The report prepared for Rotary International estimates the value of the approximately 47 million hours of volunteer service time contributed by its 1.2 million members is US$850 million a year, or CDN $1.06 billion.
 
According to the report, Rotary members volunteered a total of 5.8 million hours within a four-week survey period. Extrapolating those results over an entire year, the report gave a conservative estimate of nearly 47 million hours of volunteer effort generated by Rotary members in a typical year.
 
The report then analyzed the economic impact of all those hours and estimated the value conservatively at $850 million a year, if communities had to pay for the services that Rotary volunteers provide.
 
Rotary, with the help of Johns Hopkins University, is the first global service organization to conduct an empirical analysis of its volunteers’ impact using an internationally sanctioned definition of volunteer work. The authors of the report noted in their conclusion that at each stop, the analysis had chosen the most conservative estimates.
 
“This makes the results reported here all the more remarkable,” the authors noted. “Translated into economic terms, Rotary is annually generating a scale of social and economic problem-solving effort that is worth nearly nine times more than it costs the organization to produce.”
 
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko said the figure doesn't even include the in-kind contributions and the money that Rotary clubs and the Rotary Foundation raise every year. In addition, the figure doesn’t include the volunteer work of the many relatives and friends of Rotary that members often involve in a project, or that of members of Rotaract, Interact, or the Community Corps, that would easily double the estimate of Rotary’s economic impact.
The 4th annual Soap Box Derby by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen this past Saturday was a big success. With 45 karts entered it was an enjoyable day for all. Thanks to the City of Delta, Delta Police Foundation, all our sponsors, kart drivers and attendees for making it a memorable day as the racers went down 6th avenue in Tsawwassen.
 
Our winners were:

1st Place Kart #32: Southwest Mortgage driven by Max Yang

2nd place Kart #45: Your Dollar Store driven by Morgan McDonough

3rd Place Kart #22: McDonalds driven by Callum Chow

 

Directors Award on Friday for Best Designed Kart: the Yellow Submarine from Delview High School

Spectator award for Best Kart: Fire Engine - Delta Fire Department

Spectator award for Best Dressed Driver: Ava Lock driving the Quesava Kart

 
2019 Karts and Drivers:

1: Catherine McDonough - Rotary Kart sponsored by Absolute Plumbing

2: Rowan Balcarras - Mimi and Papa 

3: Roxie Bilesky - Blackwater Environmental

5: Brooklyn Card - Century Group Land Corp /Barbicon Property Management

6: Findlay Mitchner - City of Delta

7: Jamie Dick - Delta Fire and Emergency

9: Niko Bocolas - The Optimist Newspaper

10: Finley Kyle - Delview Secondary School

11: Miles Kong - Delview Secondary School

12: Aikum Sandhu - Delview Secondary School

13: Nathan Stadnek - Delview Secondary School

14: Alaniya Johal - Envision Financial

15: Jaiden England - Gateway Casinos/Cascade Casino Delta

16: Greyson Gough - GCT Terminals

17: Andrew Van Gaalen - Gerry Van Gaalen

18: Enzo Bernabe - Ideal Door Ltd

19: Sofia Reid - Jackson & Lowe Real Estate Team

20: Kiarra Baiza - Lental Construction

21: Ryan Murphy - Mario's Kitchen

22: Callum Chow - McDonald's

23: London McDonough - Newman's Fine Foods

24: Ava Lock - Quesava

26: Moses O'Brien - Rona

27: Levi Campbell - Santavia Water Systems

28: Brayden Lee - Save-On Foods

31: Kai Kobayashi - Soni Enclosures Ltd

32: Max Yang - Southwest Mortgage

33: Tor Read-Friedman- Standerwick Dental

34: Asher Kovacs - Swim Blue

36: Declan Arnold-Peddlesden - Tsawwassen Collision

37: Leigh Ann Ives - Tsawwassen Optometry

38: Bas ter-Keurs - Unitech

39: Riley Ferrier - Unitech

41: Lukas Wagner - Wagner's European Fabricare

42: Hudson Robinson - Werner's Auto Klinik

44: Jaylen Shannon - Windsor Woods Dental

45: Morgan McDonough - Your Dollor Store/Erigun Construction

Our 4th annual Soap Box Derby is only one month away!!
 
On June 22nd at 11am join us as we watch the kids zoom down 6th avenue in Tsawwassen in their hommeade karts. Hundreds show up each year so bring the whole family for a ton of fun.
 
If you know someone aged 9-12 who would like to participate please send us an email at pr@rotarytsawwassen.org.
 
**POST EVENT UPDATE: We raised over $12,500!! Wow - thank you to everyone who contributed** - That money will be going back into the community for projects and events. Also, worldwide helping provide clean water and assisting in the eradication of Polio.
 
We need your help!!!! Local celebrities are being locked up and with your donations, you can set them free.
 
On Wednesday, May 15th from 11am to 4pm at Rotary Square in Tsawwassen generously give bail money to some influential people in our city to let them out of jail.
 
'Get Out of Jail' funds will be going to support the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, Cops for Cancer & The Delta Police Foundation.
 
Rotary Club of Tsawwassen hosts many free events throughout the year and completes various projects all over the world, from Tsawwassen to Africa and on. If you enjoy what we do please show your support.
 
Donations can be made by:
-Sending us a message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubOfTsawwassen/
-Mailing a cheque payable to "RC of Tsawwassen Charitable Society" and mailed to our PO Box at: PO Box 1405, Delta, BC, V4M 3Y8
-Completing a pledge form given to you by the individual you are trying to bail out of jail
-Emailing Rick Lewall at ricklewall@telus.net
*Tax receipts available for donations $20 and greater.
 
Thanks,
RCOT
 
 
 
Check out our very own Dave Hamilton getting thrown in the cop car!!!
 
 
The deadline for Rotary Youth Awards is one week away, April 30th!! Do you know an inspiring young hero that goes unnoticed for their service in the community? Do you think someone needs to be recognized and appreciated?
Sign up by April 30th by contacting Leslie at abramson@telus.net

The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen presents our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast at Diefenbaker Park!!

Join us and hundreds of locals this year on Saturday, April 20th at 9am til noon.

Best yet, this is a FREE event!!! Check out our Promo video on Youtube:

 

We have a ton of fun activities planned, such as:
- Great Pancake Breakfast (Rotary Style)
- 10,000 Easter Eggs Hunt
- Pony Rides
- Bounce Castle
- Petting Zoo
- Face Painting
- Balloon Twisters
- Cookie Decorating
- Scramble for Dimes in Bales of Straw
- And MUCH MORE!

Invite your friends, family, neighbours, and whole block to this event. It's always a wonderful time. You and your kids will love it.

See you on Saturday, April 20th.

Neighbourhood Small Grants is a unique program that helps build community and strengthen connections right where people live - in their neighbourhoods. The program supports ordinary residents who have small but powerful ideas to bring people together and make their community vibrant. Through the support of a small grant (from $50-$500), residents are able to tap into their creativity and leadership skills to develop projects that benefit the community. 
 
For more information, please visit: http://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca
 
30 years ago Rotary let women in the club and it was the best thing that ever happened to us!
 
 
 
We couldn't be happier to have the lovely ladies help us do better in the world.
The 5040 District Conference is getting closer and closer. Don't forget to register and see the beauty of Sun Peaks. There will be amazing speakers and fun activities. Register at https://www.rotary5040.org.
 
Well that would be us.

Over the past two weeks, the fabulous volunteers from the Rotary Club Of Tsawwassen switched off and removed the Christmas light displays at Delta Hospital and Diefenbaker Park. Carefully packed away, they will no doubt be back next year to entertain and illuminate the good folk in South Delta and beyond.

The weather cooperated again and this smiling bunch were grateful for that as they took down the lights on the 12th.
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and Interactors from the South Delta Secondary School Interact Club provided service and attended a service to remember those in need and those who served our country and the many who provided the ultimate sacrifice.

On the morning of Saturday the 10th, blessed with glorious and unseasonal sunshine, 17 Rotarians and one perennial progeny assembled at Delta Hospital to install the lights in preparation for the coming Christmas season. An annual service to those either living in the Extended Care Unit, those staying in the various hospital wards, those visiting their friends and loved ones and the hard working staff who care for those people, our Rotary Club puts up numerous strings of lights to bring some colour and cheer to the dark days of winter and those who are in, visiting or working at our local hospital.
 
Lights were attached to the railings and trees outside the ECU, to the main entrance of the hospital and inside the healing garden. They will be lit each night from now until January when the Rotarians will return to stake them down for storage until the next year.

On the morning of Sunday the 11th, as the fog gave way to sunshine, Rotary President Keith, Exchange Student Evel. Interact President Ella and Interactors Catrina and Devon attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in Ladner. Amongst the thousands who attended to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end the First World War, The "Great War", the "War To End All Wars" we were also joined by President Elect Gail and the Teacher sponsor for the Interact Club, Ms. Dulay.
 
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen in conjunction with all Rotary Clubs around the world asks you to Be the Inspiration to End Polio Now.
 
We are very close to this momentous goal and on 24th October, Rotary will again mark World Polio Day. We ask all of you to join us on that day in raising global awareness of the urgent need to End Polio Now.
 
The UN International Day of Peace was again celebrated in Rotary Square in the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.

In addition to some of the traditional leaders from our community who spoke to us with their messages of peace, this year we were fortunate to have Fazineh Keita, a co-founder of the Innocence Lost Foundation and a former child soldier in Sierra Leone. We were also joined by a significant group from our Interact Club and they and Fazineh provided valuable contributions to the event. Fazineh illustrated how lucky we are to live in a peaceful country and society and the students presented a graphical representation of the Eight Pillars Of Peace.
 
We also introduced an award this year – the Annual Rotary Peace Builder Award – to recognise a significant contribution to peace in our community and it was presented to the Chief of Police, Neil Dubord.