Club News

Stay up to date with the latest news from our club. Learn about upcoming events and other great things happening in our community.

Rotary supports the Environment while fundraising for our community

Our club is having a very popular paper shredding fundraiser event on April 22. The contracted shredder is a certified carbon-neutral business, and ensures that all shredded paper is  properly recycled. Come out to this Earth Day event in Sidney   10:00 am-1:00 pm @ Mary Winspear Centre parking lot .

Calendar of events and speakers

Breakfast Speaker meetings Check out our upcoming events page under header Get Involved

Most Thursday morning we have a speaker at our Breakfast meetings.

– details are posted on our upcoming events calendar when you tap on the date.

We had an  awesome speaker in January and he is a Rotarian with the West Shore Rotary Club! He played us a touching video about his and other Canadian’s work in the Ukraine. The following short video was part of the presentation:
      https://youtu.be/y_rUekMiClM
Bob Beckett is returning to the Ukraine with more  medical and emergency supplies, equipment and training. If you would like to donate to this cause, please

 open this link.   https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/city-of-langford-globalmedic-ukraine-humanitarian-/

Do you want to see more awesome speakers live? Join Sidney by the Sea Rotary and see a different speaker every Thursday morning. Message us for details. The first coffee and muffins is on us!
Calendar of events and speakers

Christmas Gift Sale November 19 BC CANCER AND ROTARY

SIDNEY BY THE SEA Rotary and Victoria Cancer Foundation Gift Sale Location: Shoal Centre 10030 Resthaven Dr. Sidney BC Date/Time: Saturday Nov-19-2022 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT SUPPORTED THIS FUNDRAISING EVENT

Rotary Sidney Elementary Food Distribution

Our club, in partnership with the Greater Victoria food security distribution centre established a food share program at Sidney Elementary School. Our club members pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy and meat from the food security distribution centre and setup tables at Sidney Elementary. Club members hand out the food to parents after school to ensure families have fresh food at home. The program reaches many families.

Calendar of events and speakers

Breakfast Speaker meetings Check out our upcoming events page under header Get Involved

Most Thursday morning we have a speaker at our Breakfast meetings.

– details are posted on our upcoming events calendar when you tap on the date.

for example:

Thursday Dec 8 we had an energized presentation by Gary Smith author and former diplomat on  behind the scenes of the Summit Hockey Series 1972 “ Ice War Diplomat: Behind the Scenes at the 1972 Summit Series“ 

Marking the 50th anniversary of the historic Summit Series, here is the incredible story of an unlikely political stage–the hockey rink–where a Cold War, and the threat of nuclear annihilation, is no less important than a power play in the final minute.

check out this Youtube link

https://youtu.be/TqKEU9IlRfI

Another  notable author presentation  was  November 17  by author. Jim Kingham about his recently released book “ Solutions for a Wounded Planet.

Calendar of events and speakers

Thank you for supporting our 2022 Rotary Raffle

Thank you for supporting our 50/50 Raffle with proceeds supporting Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation and the Oral Care for Children and Adolescents Society”.

Rotary 2022 50/50 Raffle

To purchase tickets online :
https://trellis.org/sbts-rotary-raffle-2022

October is our annual poinsettias community fundraiser. Contact any Sidney by the Sea club member to order your seasonal colourful poinsettias.

POINSETTIA SALES
Each year approaching the winter holidays, our members sell poinsettias to friends, colleagues and local businesses. These sales raise funds to support various causes from literacy programs, ORCCA dental centre, the Sidney Lions Food Bank , local youth and senior programs.  Over 900 poinsettias are sold each year and delivered to buyers by our members in a single day near the end of November.

place your orders by Oct 17.                  

This past September club members helped out with BC 50+ games community.

Sidney by the Sea Rotarians and the BC 50+ Games

Club members  actively supported the 50+ BC Seniors Games September 13-17 with the registration of athletes in more than 22 different events and 3500 participants.

Sidney by the Sea Rotary supports our community ; the Ice Cream trailer at the Saanich Peninsula Fall Fair is one such event Set 3 - 5 ,2022

Each year during the historic annual Saanich Fair, our club operates an ice cream trailer serving patrons with delicious piled high Island Farms hard scooped ice cream cone.

Rotarians volunteer to help with the 2022 Victoria Ironman event

On May 29, Rotarian volunteers hand out electrolyte drinks and energy bars at the Horth Hill/  Tatlow Rd. feeding station

for the athletes cycling this portion of the Victoria 2022 Iron man event.

           https://www.ironman.com/im703-victoria-course

Purchase Noah and the Tri-ceratops book

Rotarian Stephanie Stables has an illustrated childrens book that will challenge their creative minds

Use Noah and the Try-ceratops  to help children see the fun in exploring, experimenting and trying different things, even when it’s hard.

Purchase Noah and the Tri-ceratops book

Rotary supports the Environment while fundraising for our community Rotary Environment Day June 5 was a day of inspiring speakers and displays showcasing environmental sustainability initiatives.

 

Our club’s event is June 5 at Mary Winspear Centre.

“ Acting Locally  –  to save the Environment                    https://rotarybythesea.org/environment-day/

Rotary supports the Environment while fundraising for our community

 

Our club held  a very popular paper shredding fundraiser event on April 23, 2022; Earth day . Thank you to all that supported this event.

The contracted shredder is a certified carbon-neutral business and ensures that all shredded paper is properly recycled.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=703800010650664

Rotary’s Canada Flag program is a fundraising initiative for our community.

 

Our club has an annual rent a Canadian Flag for the three  long weekends in the summer as a fundraising initiative  for community programs.

Details at our website Store   https://rotarybythesea.org/product/canada-flag-subscription/

Our club recognizes the contribution of 100 year old veteran Peter Chance at our special Remembrance Day meeting

Rotary Sidney Elementary Food Distribution

Our club, in partnership with the Greater Victoria food security distribution centre established a food share program at Sidney Elementary School. Our club members pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy and meat from the food security distribution centre and setup tables at Sidney Elementary. Club members hand out the food to parents after school to ensure families have fresh food at home. The program reaches many families.

Rotary reaches out to support COVID-19 prevention

Rotary is taking action in response to the pandemic as our clubs support COVID-19 vaccination and continued prevention efforts around the world.

Rotary Sidney Elementary Food Distribution

Our club, in partnership with the Greater Victoria food security distribution centre established a food share program at Sidney Elementary School. Our club members pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy and meat from the food security distribution centre and setup tables at Sidney Elementary. Club members hand out the food to parents after school to ensure families have fresh food at home. The program reaches many families.

Rotary reaches out to support COVID-19 equipment needs.

Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club contributed funds to the Rotary Club Agra Tajmahal to purchase equipment to help in the fight against Covid 19.  

Thank you to those that supported the Rotary summer raffle and the Ice Cream wagon at the Saanich Peninsula Fair

Rotary supports the Environment while fundraising for our community

Our club held a very popular paper shredding fundraiser event on April 24. The contracted shredder was a a certified carbon-neutral business, which ensured that all shredded paper was properly recycled. Thank you to all that supported this event. 

This September is Rotary Education and Literacy month . We encourage you to support Saanich Peninsula Literacy programs

Check out the details for the 1000×5 children’s books program that our club supports.

Our ice cream wagon at the Saanich Peninsula Fair is back! September 4-6 ,2021

SAANICH FAIR ICE CREAM WAGON

Each year during the historic annual Saanich Fair, our club operates an ice cream wagon serving patrons with delicious piled high Island Farms hard scooped ice cream cones. Funds raised at the ice cream wagon support Christmas hampers our club prepares for local families in need, scholarships for high school students.

Our Rotary summer raffle fundraising programs is back! Draw date September 7

Check out the details for our annual raffle and purchase tickets on our RaffleNexus site.

Rotary supports the Environment while fundraising for our community

Our club held a very popular paper shredding fundraiser event on April 24. The contracted shredder was a a certified carbon-neutral business, which ensured that all shredded paper was properly recycled. Thank you to all that supported this event. 

June 8 Ocean day beach clean up and restoration

Rotarians volunteered at Island View Regional Park on June 7th for World Ocean Day.

It was beautiful morning outing to greet park visitors, pickup plastic and debris along the beach shoreline and diligently remove invasive species Scotch Broom from the park. Rotary is supporting the environment with hands on projects like this.

A Big Wish - A Big Gift

Reem, the eldest child of a Syrian refugee family in our community had a special Christmas wish: to receive a Christmas Tree for Christmas. Sidney by the Sea Rotary members came together to make her wish come true.  To the family’s surprise, a fully decked out tree arrived at their door this Christmas to be the family’s first Christmas tree.

Sidney by the Sea Rotary Celebrates 25 Years of service

Our club’s 25th anniversary was November 20, 2020. To celebrate, the club displayed 25 flags and our club banner at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Thank you to the Mary Winspear Centre and the community at large for supporting Rotary over the last 25 years.

COVID-19 Support

Our club works diligently within our community to help those most affected by COVID-19. For example, our club made face masks that were available by donation for the local Food Bank. This past Spring our club members supported a double up initiative for our local frontline medical workers and support staff.

Rotary Sidney Elementary Food Distribution

Our club, in partnership with the Greater Victoria food security distribution centre established a food share program at Sidney Elementary School. Our club members pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy and meat from the food security distribution centre and setup tables at Sidney Elementary. Club members hand out the food to parents after school to ensure families have fresh food at home. The program reaches many families.

Rotary reaches out to support COVID-19 equipment needs.

Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club contributed funds to the Rotary Club Agra Tajmahal to purchase equipment to help in the fight against Covid 19.  

This month is our annual poinsettias community fundraiser. Contact any Sidney by the Sea club member to order your seasonal colourful poinsettias.

POINSETTIA SALES
Each year approaching the winter holidays, our members sell poinsettias to friends, colleagues and local businesses. These sales raise funds to support various causes from literacy programs, ORCCA dental centre, the Sidney Lions Food Bank , local youth and senior programs.  Over 900 poinsettias are sold each year and delivered to buyers by our members in a single day near the end of November.

place your orders by Nov 1.

Thank you to those that supported the Rotary summer raffle and the Ice Cream wagon at the Saanich Peninsula Fair

Rotary supports the Environment while fundraising for our community

Our club held a very popular paper shredding fundraiser event on April 24. The contracted shredder was a a certified carbon-neutral business, which ensured that all shredded paper was properly recycled. Thank you to all that supported this event. 

This September is Rotary Education and Literacy month . We encourage you to support Saanich Peninsula Literacy programs

Check out the details for the 1000×5 children’s books program that our club supports.

Our ice cream wagon at the Saanich Peninsula Fair is back! September 4-6 ,2021

SAANICH FAIR ICE CREAM WAGON

Each year during the historic annual Saanich Fair, our club operates an ice cream wagon serving patrons with delicious piled high Island Farms hard scooped ice cream cones. Funds raised at the ice cream wagon support Christmas hampers our club prepares for local families in need, scholarships for high school students.

Our Rotary summer raffle fundraising programs is back! Draw date September 7

Check out the details for our annual raffle and purchase tickets on our RaffleNexus site.

June 8 Ocean day beach clean up and restoration

Rotarians volunteered at Island View Regional Park on June 7th for World Ocean Day.

It was beautiful morning outing to greet park visitors, pickup plastic and debris along the beach shoreline and diligently remove invasive species Scotch Broom from the park. Rotary is supporting the environment with hands on projects like this.

Rotary supports the Environment while fundraising for our community

Our club held a very popular paper shredding fundraiser event on April 24. The contracted shredder was a a certified carbon-neutral business, which ensured that all shredded paper was properly recycled. Thank you to all that supported this event. 

A Big Wish - A Big Gift

Reem, the eldest child of a Syrian refugee family in our community had a special Christmas wish: to receive a Christmas Tree for Christmas. Sidney by the Sea Rotary members came together to make her wish come true.  To the family’s surprise, a fully decked out tree arrived at their door this Christmas to be the family’s first Christmas tree.

Sidney by the Sea Rotary Celebrates 25 Years of service

Our club’s 25th anniversary was November 20, 2020. To celebrate, the club displayed 25 flags and our club banner at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Thank you to the Mary Winspear Centre and the community at large for supporting Rotary over the last 25 years.

COVID-19 Support

Our club works diligently within our community to help those most affected by COVID-19. For example, our club made face masks that were available by donation for the local Food Bank. This past Spring our club members supported a double up initiative for our local frontline medical workers and support staff.