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A Message From Gail McEwan President of The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen
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Rotary Club of Tsawwaassen club member Edwin Lee, has a very talented family. His son Darren is a medical doctor in Seattle just published this musical parody about COVID-19. Darren wrote all the lyrics, performed with his wife Alina and produced the video. Edwin's other sons Warren and Colin in San Francisco helped edit the video. This is well done, entertaining, informative and timely during this time.
 
 
We had a spectacular video sent to us from Ignacio Romero caught by his drone going through Diefenbaker Park after dark of our Christmas Lights.
Check it out below:
 
 
 
It's that time of the year again! The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen's annual A GIFT OF LIGHT at Diefenbaker park.
We have over 25,000 lights on more than 40 trees to light up the park with a spectacular display.

Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring your pets and the whole family it is rain or shine!

There will be:
- Entertainment on the Main Stage
- Cookie Decorating
- A special mail box for all Children to send letters to SANTA
- Face Painters
- Balloon Artist
- Roasting Marshmallows
- Rides around the Park in a Horse drawn carriage
- SANTA will be arriving in a Fire Truck
- Walk down Candy Cane Lane to Santa`s Palace and have your picture taken
- A spectacular finish with an incredible Christmas light display in the Park

We welcome dry goods donations for the South Delta Food Bank, who support our friends and neighbours all year around.
On the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour - one minute of remembrance
Every year the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and the Rotary Interact Club at SDSS participate in the act of remembering. Interact members install crosses in front of the Longhouse on 56th Street.  Those crosses bear the names of the fallen and are a visible reminder of the loss of life that war brings.  On November 11th the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen is represented at Memorial Park Cenotaph in Ladner and lays a wreath of remembrance.   By remembering the devastation of war and sacrifices that were made and continue to be made today, we hopefully can move forward to creating a space for peace. 
Peace is an important concept for Rotary and Rotarians. Rotary International projects give hope and help as well as build bridges across worlds.  Rotary Peace Scholars learn how to promote and facilitate peace in areas of conflicts. Our  local Peace Day celebrations show us how peace serves our own community.
May we all remember and reflect on this day in our own way, and appreciate how the sacrifice of others has shaped the community in which we all live today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our dear fellow Rotarian, Vickie Sangster, who passed away October 24, 2019.  
Vickie joined the RCOT in 2008 and was the driving force behind many Rotary initiatives.  The Waterpark at Diefenbaker park, was just one of Vickie’s many Rotary legacies. Vickie was recognized with many awards including Rotarian of the Year, and made an honorary member of the Club. Vickie was also recognized as Citizen of the Year for Delta for her many works in the larger community of Delta.
Vickie was  hilarious, with an incredible sense of humour and would keep all in stitches with her ziggy one liners, and editorial comments.   Vickie’s spirit of living and giving was inspirational creating a spark in others to give back and make a difference to community at home and around the world. We thank and miss her.  
South Delta Secondary Interact led the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup of 2019 along Boundary Bay at Beach Grove and were joined by some dedicated members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.  Their leadership by example in taking care of the environment is inspiring!
              
When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than three decades ago, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 percent, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of wild poliovirus in 2018 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end. 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen held its annual Terry Fox Run at the South Delta Recreation  Centre in Tsawwassen.  
There were over 250 participants running on the day.
Thank you to all that came out to run and donate to the Terry Fox Foundation
and all the volunteers and sponsors!                                         
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen is again organizing the Terry Fox on September 15, 2019!  
 
The Terry Fox Run is just a week away, and communities of South Delta are gearing up to raise money for cancer research and help keep Terry Fox’s dream alive.
One of our members, Judy M,  visited the very moving memorial site in Newfoundland  where Terry began his run - dipping his toe into the Atlantic. 
Below are some of the images from that visit.  
Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope might have ended in 1980 but the spark he lit in the hearts and minds of Canadians ignited into a campaign of hope that has lasted more than three decades. Once again this September hundreds of thousands of Terry Fox supporters will participate in their favourite Canadian fall tradition at one of more than 700 Terry Fox Runs from coast to coast to coast to ensure that cancer research continues to forge ahead. 
Terry Fox had a single dream: a world without cancer. Come and join us as we work together in pursuit of this dream. REGISTRATION OPENS AT 9:00 - LOCAL DIGNITARIES WILL BE SPEAKING, MUSIC WILL BE PLAYING, - A FUN TIME WITH THE RUN STARTING AT 10:00 A.M.    There is both a 5 km route and a 10km route.  Hope to see you there.   
 
 
 
Building on the very successful 2018 Inaugural Bathtub Race and Festival, the 2019 version was a great success.

This was the second year for the FREE annual event that enhances the Bathtub Race Circuit and showcases our wonderful Boundary Bay waterfront.

We had 20 boats competing for the main trophy which was rededicated in the memory of Chris Glenn, one of the joint winners of last year's event and who sadly passed away shortly after that event.
 
Here is the trophy and this year's winner

 
 
As well as the races, there were activities for the whole family such as:
- Pirate Pack Bathtub Race
- Taekwondo Demonstration
- Face Painting
- Food Trucks
- A Bass Pro Sponsored area with prizes for competing in Spike Ball and Bean Bag Toss
 
 
 


Safety for the 2ndannual Tsawwassen Bathtub Race was provided by the Canadian Lifeboat Institution’s “ Delta Lifeboat”.  The RMCSar unit from Point Roberts also stood by to assist if needed.
During the 3 races three bathtubs had to be assisted by the lifeboats rescue boats  - one lost an engine, one almost lost an engine and one had mechanical failure. All were assisted back to shore.  Apart from these there were no other problems and no injuries even though the racing was conducted in fairly choppy conditions.