Rotary Ducks are Flying

Posted by Brian Downie
Our annual Rotary Duck Race is well underway as very popular Raffle.  Ducks are available on-line at www.Buy-A-Ducky and by purchasing ducks at the many locations in Terrace.  Canadian Tire, the Farmers Market, or at the BC Liquor Store are all locations where Rotarians will be pleased to help you buy a duck!
 
Funds raised enable the Rotary Club of Terrace to support the many great opportunities in the community and globally.
Rotary Ducks are Flying Brian Downie 2021-05-17 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports the Howe Creek Trail

The Terrace Community Forest will reconstruct parts of the Howe Creek Trail, bridges and upgrade Donald St (a part of the pedestrian walking route towards Howe Creek. Reconstruction has progressed on this very popular urban trail over  the past three years of work .  Our Rotary Club is pleased to have contributed each year with other community partners and contribute today we presented $5000 towards this project to be completed in 2021.  Presenting the cheque is President Tony deViveiros to Terrace Community Forest General Manager, Kim Haworth.
Rotary Supports the Howe Creek Trail Brian Downie 2021-04-14 07:00:00Z 0

Doing Good in the World

Posted by Brian Downie
Join Rotarians from across Canada in the Celebrating our Rotary Foundation Gala, on May 12, 2021.  
Doing Good in the World Brian Downie 2021-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Our 2021 District Conference is a Live Virtual Event Brian Downie 2021-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

Welcome ro the Rotary Club of Terrace Virtual Meetings

The Rotary Club of Terrace holds our weekly Rotary meetings virtually on Zoom during the pandemic, while the Provincial Health Officer Orders are in effect .  Visitors and Rotarians from other Clubs are welcomed to join our meetings, and we extend the invitation  to share what Rotary does in the community and globally.
To attend  our weekly Rotary meeting, contact Tony deViveiros, Club President at ynotlefty03@gmail.com, or Reece Dozzi, Club Secretary at reece@citywest.ca and they will provide the Zoom link to an upcoming meeting.
Welcome ro the Rotary Club of Terrace Virtual Meetings Brian Downie 2021-01-11 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace Supports Starfish Packs

Posted by Brian Downie on Nov 26, 2020
In October, Ron Malmas & the Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley, talked to our Club about their Terrace Starfish Pack program and the urgent need for food for elementary and middle school students in the Terrace area.  Today, dedicated Rotarians organized their weekly bags of food for distribution to students and their families for the weekend- this week requests for 90 packs were filled and delivered to four schools..
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace is pleased to contribute $12 000 to  Starfish Packs which will provide 20 children with food each weekend for the year.
 
Businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate to meet the need of hungry children in Terrace.  Donations for this project are gratefully received by the Coast Mountain School District. on behalf of the Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley.
Rotary Club of Terrace Supports Starfish Packs Brian Downie 2020-11-26 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace Meetings are Back on Zoom

Posted by Tony deViveiros on Nov 23, 2020
As you are all aware, the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has implemented province-wide restrictions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.. This will affect our Monday lunch meetings as all gatherings are now restricted.
Effective Monday November 23rd, the Rotary Club of Terrace will be commencing our zoom meetings once again. The zoom meetings will stay in place until otherwise stated (likely into the New Year).
 
Rotary welcomes visitors to our virtual meetings, so if you are able to join our weekly meetings, please contact any of our Executive to get the Zoom link.  

 
Rotary Club of Terrace Meetings are Back on Zoom Tony deViveiros 2020-11-23 08:00:00Z 0

The 2020 Rotary Auction was a Success!

Posted by Brian Downie on Nov 12, 2020
The Terrace Rotary Auction, held November 7th and 8th was very successful, raising $50 000, surpassing previous years revenue.  Rotarian worked hard to implement pandemic safety measures as well as create new live-streaming initiatives.
Over 225 businesses donated 388 items, valued at $70 380.  With that support, and the lively bidding from the community, the 2020 Auction was a huge success.
 
Funds raised enable the Rotary Club of Terrace is respond to many community projects as well as support international global initiatives.
The 2020 Rotary Auction was a Success! Brian Downie 2020-11-12 08:00:00Z 0

NSD Inland Port Presented to Rotarians

Posted by John Crawford on Nov 11, 2020

This week, Rotarians heard a special presentation from Hatha Callis of  NSD Development Corporation (Progressive Ventures), who provided details about an exciting new proposal to create an inland port on the old Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace.

The project involves a proposed development which would see a transload train container-loading facility, built on the northern portion of the old mill site, and mixed use commercial and light industrial service center institutional properties available for development on Keith Avenue. 
The proposal is in its early stages and would require zoning approval, but Hatha explained the job-creation potential of the facility, both in terms of direct jobs and spin-offs. 

More information will be forthcoming, as the City will hold an open house and a public hearing later this month.

NSD Inland Port Presented to Rotarians John Crawford 2020-11-11 08:00:00Z 0

The 60th Terrace Rotary Auction is coming soon!

Posted by Sean Bujtas on Nov 01, 2020

The 60th annual Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction is Saturday November 7th and Sunday November 8th.  This Auction is the main fund-raiser of the Club and enables Rotarians to do great work in our community and to contribute to international Rotary projects.

Our live Auction will be at the Terrace Sportsplex and can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Aw0-ZEiy-Ro.  Items being sold can be seen on http://auction.terracerotary.org and in the Auction Program at http://auction.terracerotary.org/Reports/Pdfs/NewspaperInsert2.aspx.
The 60th Terrace Rotary Auction is coming soon! Sean Bujtas 2020-11-01 07:00:00Z 0

Starfish Backpack feeds Hungry Kids

Posted by Brian Downie on Oct 26, 2020
Ron Malmas presented the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley Starfish Pack program to feed hungry kids. 
In partnership with Coast Mountain School District and Save On Foods Terrace, the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley have distributed over 7500 Starfish Packs to approx. 150 school children and their families over the last 3 years.  Thanks to the hard work of the Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley, and the generosity of their community, Terrace Starfish is proudly able to serve students at Thornhill Primary, Cassie Hall Elementary, Suwilaawks Community, Skeena Middle School, Parkside Secondary School.
 
The Starfish packs are funded by individuals and businesses sponsoring a pack for $600 a year and funding from Rotary. The cost of food for the program last year was $82,000 and the anticipated 2021 budget is for $120,000.00: $600 feeds one child every weekend and it is reported that the children we feed are so very thankful.
Visit Starfish in Terrace at starfishpack.com/terrace.
Starfish Backpack feeds Hungry Kids Brian Downie 2020-10-26 07:00:00Z 0

Karen Hawyes & Westjet Operations

Westjet has reduced operations over the past 7 months from 75000 flights per day to 2000 each day, due to Covid-19, and travelers preferring to stay close to home.  Karen Hawyes is the Westjet Terrace Base Manager, and updated our Rotary Club on the state of Westjet operations after 7 months of the pandemic.
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Due to reduced passenger numbers during the pandemic, Westjet had reduced flights into the Northwest Regional Airport to three flights per week.  This month, Westjet flights to Terrace will resume to 18 flights per week. Westjet will intends to restart international flights to London and to Mexico in the near future.
Karen Hawyes & Westjet Operations Brian Downie 2020-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

Charlotte Guno Presents about the Kitsumkalum Community

Charlotte Guno, matriarch and Kitsumkalum Education Administrator, spoke at our September 14th Rotary Club meeting about her Kitsumkalum community, and their programs to advance education achievement.  Kitsumkalum students attend Coast Mountain School District and independent schools as well as the Kitsumkalum Community School.  Charlotte expressed pride in the improvement in high school graduation of students from their community.
 
 
Charlotte Guno Presents about the Kitsumkalum Community Brian Downie 2020-09-18 07:00:00Z 0

Ducks are Hot Sellers

Posted by Brian Downie
Only three more weeks to acquire your Duck in 2020!  Only $20, and you will support Rotary to do great projects in our community.
The annual Rotary Club of Terrace Duck Race draw is on August 3rd, and the prizes are awesome!
 
 
This year, you can buy your Duck online at www.buyaducky.ca
Ducks are Hot Sellers Brian Downie 2020-07-07 07:00:00Z 0

COVID-19 & The Rotary Club of Terrace

Posted by Brian Downie
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace cancelled our scheduled Dinner Meeting March 16th as a reflection of increasing concerns of the risk of community transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19.
 
Today the Prime Minister and the BC Chief Medical Officer presented the latest  messaging about precautionary measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.  The message was that social distancing, self-isolation where needed and appropriate sanitation procedures is critical to "flattening the curve" of the epidemic.  In particular, gatherings of greater than 50 participants have been prohibited.
 
Rotary, with our long global experience in disease control, especially polio eradication, understands the need for measures to reduce community transmission, self-isolation when warranted, adequate individual sanitation precautions and extraordinary measures to curb the escalation of an epidemic.
 
Rotary, and Rotarians, are successful as an organization doing good things for people in our community and globally.  Rotary works well being a dynamic, focussed and goal driven organization.  Continuing those actions are important to our community, to our partners and organizations within the community, and beyond.
 
The cessation of weekly Rotary meetings hopefully is short term, and will include other planning meetings, youth programs and exchanges.  However Rotary does not stop. The Rotary Club of Terrace will continue to be active, mostly through virtual meetings, and by completing our commitments to projects in the community and elsewhere.
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace will adapt and will be visible through this website and through our Facebook page.  You can contact our Rotary Club though terracerotary@gmail.com, or by viewing our Facebook page.  We look forward to staying in contact with you.
 
Brian Downie
President
Rotary Club of Terrace
COVID-19 & The Rotary Club of Terrace Brian Downie 2020-03-16 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace invites Corporate Members

Posted by Bryan Gascon, Membership Chair

This year the Rotary Club of Terrace is piloting a Corporate Membership program to implement the membership flexibility that Rotary International permits.

A Corporate membership allows Rotarian's businesses the opportunity to increase their profile though Rotary and the programs supported by the Rotary Club. A Corporate Membership enables the Rotarian a means to participate in fundraising and volunteering in ways that truly impact the community by being represented by alternates from their business. The business will have one primary Corporate Member and up to 3 Associate Members, and this benefits both the Rotarian and the Club with involvement in Rotary when they cannot attend themselves.

The Club is very pleased to have Coast Mountain College as our first Corporate Member. The Primary Corporate Member, Rotarian Justin Kohlman, is the first to come forward as he acknowledges the flexibility of the program. He has assigned 3 Associate Members that will bring a unique skill-set to the Club’s roster, benefiting Rotary. On the other hand the College maintains an active presence in the Community, one of their primary mandates.

The program is being considered a triple win:

A win for Rotary and the Rotary Club of Terrace, with 3 new talented members.

A win for Coast Mountain College as they grow their profile and continuous involvement in the community.

And a win for the community as the Rotary Club of Terrace push forward with new and exciting programs with the additional support of the College.

Rotary Club of Terrace invites Corporate Members Bryan Gascon, Membership Chair 2020-02-28 08:00:00Z 0

McConnell Estates Walkway & Gazebo

Posted on Dec 04, 2019
In 2018, the Rotary Clubs of Terrace and Terrace-Skeena Valley were asked to consider a hands-on project to build sidewalks and a gazebo for the residents of McConnell Estates, a Northern Health assisted living facility in Terrace. All parties agreed that the beautiful view overlooking Terrace was not available to many of the residents as wheel chairs were not easily maneuvered on the grass.
 
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Rotary Auction 2019

Posted by Brian Downie on Oct 17, 2019
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Our Terrace Rotary Auction was very successful, held November 2nd and 3rd! The 2019 Rotary Auction is our 59th annual, and enables the Rotary Club of Terrace to support many community projects. Over $70,000 of donated items are available to bid on. Almost $50,000 was raised. Thank you for the many donors of some 420 items, and the Buyers who made the Auction successful. 
 
 
Rotary Auction 2019 Brian Downie 2019-10-17 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace Wild Duck Race

Posted on Jul 20, 2019
In two weeks, the Rotary Club of Terrace Wild Duck Race will be underway! You can show your support for the amazing Rotary Projects that Rotarians support by buying Duck. And you could win $25,000!
 
Any Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Terrace will be pleased to ensure you have that opportunity! August 5th is the Duck Race Day so ensure you have your Duck as soon as possible so you don't miss out.
Rotary Club of Terrace Wild Duck Race Brian Downie 2019-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace Installation of Officers 2019-2020

Posted on Jul 15, 2019
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Our Rotary Club hosted the Annual Installation of Officers for the 2019- 20 Rotary Year on June 27th at Coast Mountain College. The event is a great opportunity to recognize the work of Rotarians in this past year, led by President Chad Sallenback. Of particular note was the presentation of Rotarian of the Year to Tara Evans for her accomplishments as Public Relations Director and Tara's always willingness to make a difference.
 
The Executive for 2019- 20 was installed with the appropriate fan fare. Brian Downie, our incoming President spoke about the exciting opportunities being a Rotarian, ideas for the Rotary Club of Terrace in the coming year and the 2019-2020 Rotary International theme, Rotary Connects the World.
Rotary Club of Terrace Installation of Officers 2019-2020 Brian Downie 2019-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
Foundation Dinner & Auction Gala Event Tara Evans 2019-03-27 07:00:00Z 0

58th Annual Rotary Auction

Posted by Tara Evans on Oct 25, 2018
 
 
The 58th Annual Rotary Auction will be broadcasting live from the Terrace Sportsplex Banquet room on Saturday November 3rd 6-11pm and Sunday November 4th 2-10pm on Citywest Cable 10.

 
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Tahltan Fire Relief Donation

Posted by Tara Evans on Sep 12, 2018

Neighbours Helping Neighbours

 
Our hearts are with all who have been affected by the wildfires across our beautiful province being displaced, evacuated away from their homes and communities, and for some losing everything. To the firefighters risking their lives on the frontlines, we thank you! Our neighbours to the north have been affected by the largest wildfire in the province, and it’s heartbreaking to hear of the loss in Telegraph Creek, so we wanted to help out the community.
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Terrace, President Chad Sallenback presents a $5,000.00 cheque for the Tahltan Fire Relief Fund. 
Pictured are (L-R): Terrace Salvation Army Captain Sarah Apperson, Robyn Day and Chad Sallenback. 
Tahltan Fire Relief Donation Tara Evans 2018-09-12 07:00:00Z 0

A Very Successful Rotary Duck Race

Posted on Aug 15, 2018

Thank you to everyone for supporting the 2018 Rotary Wild Duck Race!!!  We completely sold out this year.

1st prize $25,000 winner: Denise Tupman
2nd prize 1/2 hour helicopter tour for 5 winner: Travis Ridler
3rd prize $500 Canadian Tire gift card winner: Wayne Muchowski

 
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Welcome to New Members

We'd like to welcome our two newest club members, Tara Evans and Garret Dobson. We're so happy to have you!
 
 
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2017 Rotary Club of Terrace Auction

Posted by Brian Downie
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The 57th annual Rotary Club of Terrace Auction is fast approaching! 
 
On November 4th and 5th, 2017, Rotarians will auction some 400 donated items worth about $70 000.  Funds raised are used to support community projects and organizations as well as some international endeavours.  This year, the Rotary Splash Park was opened and funds from last year's Auction contributed to that successful project.
2017 Rotary Club of Terrace Auction Brian Downie 2017-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

Spotless Dry cleaners employees donate to Rotary Splash Park

Posted on Mar 27, 2017
 
The Heighington family and the employees of Spotless Dry cleaners donated $2,500 to the Rotary Splash park. Pictured is the Rotary Splash Park chair, Kelly Gingles receiving the cheque from Rotarian and owner of Spotless Dry cleaners, John Heighington.
Please contact us if you or your business are interested in donating to the Rotary Splash park. You can email the Splash Park chair Kelly Gingles at Kelly.Gingles@nationalcar.com or Rich Toomey at rgtoomey@gmail.com for further details.
 
 
Spotless Dry cleaners employees donate to Rotary Splash Park 2017-03-27 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace supports the Thornhill Primary PAC

Posted on Feb 02, 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace is pleased to support the Thornhill Primary Parent Advisory Committee. We donated $3,202.50 towards the much needed upgrades and renovation for the new kitchen at Thornhill Primary School. Pictured with the members of the Thornhill Primary PAC and children are Rotary Club of Terrace President, Lyle Harvey; Rotary Foundation Director, Malte Juergensen and Secretary Chad Sallenback.
Rotary Club of Terrace supports the Thornhill Primary PAC 2017-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
MP Nathan Cullen speaks to the Rotary Club of Terrace 2017-01-09 08:00:00Z 0

Our Terrace Rotary Auction Is Completed for 2016

Posted by Brian Downie on Nov 15, 2016
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The 56th Annual Rotary Club of Terrace Auction was held November 5th and 6th with great success!  $72 000 of donated items were auctioned off by the spirited efforts of our Auctioneers.  At the end of the Auction,  we have raised $44 600, plus we received another $3700 from cash donors.  We appreciate the enthusiasm of bidders who placed some 5300 bids before and during the 13 hours of the Auction.
 
Our Auction provides funds that enable the Club to respond to requests for financial assistance to many organizations in the community.  Those organizations provide benefits to youth, to the community facilities, to social programs and to recreational programs.
 
Each year, we thank our donors, volunteers and our supporters in Citywest, TLC Solutions, Bell Media and the Terrace Standard for their contributions to this successful event.  Without your enthusiastic involvement, we could not reach our fundraising goals.
 
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Rotary Club of Terrace Online Auction to be held November 4th and 5th, 2017.
 
Our Terrace Rotary Auction Is Completed for 2016 Brian Downie 2016-11-15 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace supports Junior Curling

Posted on Nov 08, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace recently donated $2,000.00 to the Junior Curling program at the Terrace Curling Club.
These funds are being used for much needed replacement of worn items for the kids, as well, purchase new protective headgear for the kids. Pictured are Junior curling kids and coaches, Terrace Curling Association President Gord Lawley and Rotarian Chad Sallenback presenting the cheque.
Rotary Club of Terrace supports Junior Curling Chad Sallenback 2016-11-08 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Auction 2016

Posted on Oct 20, 2016
 
The 2016 Rotary Auction is upon us! This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year! The Terrace business community has generously donated over 380 fabulous items that are collectively worth over $60,000. 

That's where you come in! We need your help getting all of this stuff off our hands!

The Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction starts online at auction.terracerotary.org. You can bid online early, starting Friday October 28, at 5PM. Check the October 28th Northern Connector, or the November 2nd Terrace Standard newspaper for items to bid on.

You will require a Bid # to bid on any item which you can obtain by opening a New Buyer Registration page on the Home Page of our auction website. If you need a reminder of your last year's number, contact auction@terracerotary.org, or call us at 778-634-3502.

On Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th, we will be broadcasting live on TV on Citywest Cable Channel 10. During our weekend long broadcast you can bid online, or by phoning 778-634-3501, or joining us at the Terrace Sportsplex. We'd love to see you there!
Rotary Auction 2016 Amber Zanon 2016-10-20 07:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary supports the R.E.M. Lee Theatre

On May 16th, 2016 the Rotary Club of Terrace presented a cheque to the R.E.M. Lee Theatre to help replace their projector for $2,500.00. 
 
The Terrace Rotary Club is proud to support local organizations such as the R.E.M Lee Theatre.
 
 
In the picture from Left to Right are: Theatre Coordinator, Nancy Stone Archer and Rotarians Amber Zanon, John Heighington, and Art Erasmus
Terrace Rotary supports the R.E.M. Lee Theatre Chad Sallenback 2016-05-16 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction Raises $45,300 For Community Projects

Posted on Nov 13, 2015
It was another incredible Rotary Club TV Auction this past weekend thanks to the generous business community and the countless hours of volunteer hours it took to make this event happen. Here are a few statistics from this year's fund raising efforts:

Number of businesses that made a donation to the auction: 267
Total retail value of the donated items: $72,513
Number of buyers: 671
Value of the sold items which translates to money raised for community projects: $45,530...
 
Thanks to everyone who helped make this year's auction such a great success!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction Raises $45,300 For Community Projects 2015-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

55th Annual Rotary Club Auction Goes Live Saturday November 7th

Posted on Nov 01, 2015
 

The Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction has started online at auction.terracerotary.org. Check the October 30th Northern Connector, or the November 4th Terrace Standard newspaper for items to bid on.

You will require a Bid # to bid on any item which you can obtain by opening New Buyer Registration page on the Home Page of our auction website. If you need a reminder of your last year's number, contact auction@terracerotary.org, or call us at 778-634-3502.

On Saturday November 7th and Sunday November 8th, we will be broadcasting live on TV on Citywest Cable Channel 10. During our weekend long broadcast you can bid online, or by phoning 778-634-3501, or joining us at the Terrace Sportsplex.

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Guest Speaker John Evans, Owner of Re/Max Coast Mountains, Presents Real Estate Update

Posted by Dave Pernarowski on Sep 22, 2015

At our Monday lunch meeting, the Rotary Club of Terrace was pleased to welcome guest speaker John Evans, owner of Re/Max Coast Mountains. John brought our club up to date on all thing real estate. This was an interesting presentation that highlighted the Terrace and northwest BC real estate market. A big thanks to John for taking time to share this information with our club.

Guest Speaker John Evans, Owner of Re/Max Coast Mountains, Presents Real Estate Update Dave Pernarowski 2015-09-22 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club's donate $5,000 to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation

Posted on Aug 29, 2015

The Rotary Club of Terrace and the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley were very proud to donate $5,000 dollars to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation. The money will be used to help fund the new endoscopy suite at Mills Memorial Hospital. The Terrace Standard was there to take a picture of the cheque presentation. In the photo from left to right: Ron Bartlett, Chair, Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation; Aja Rodger, Rotarian, Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley; Janine Wilson, Board Member, Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation; Tammy Hockett, Board Member, Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation; Marg Anderson, President, Rotary Club of Terrace.

Rotary Club's donate $5,000 to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation 2015-08-29 07:00:00Z 0

2015 Rotary Duck Race Winners

Posted by Dave Pernarowski on Aug 04, 2015
 
Congratulations to our Duck Race winners:
 
1st place: Crystal Bouchard ($25,000)
2nd place: Elizabeth Krieger (return trip for two to Vancouver courtesy of Hawkair)
3rd place: Shawn Kenmuir ($1,000 Home Hardware gift certificate courtesy of National Car & Truck Rental and Home Hardware)
4th place: Pat Prest ($500 gift card to Canadian Tire)
 
Here's Crystal Bouchard, our first place winner, with Rotarian and Duck Race organizing guru Sean Bujtas.
 
2015 Rotary Duck Race Winners Dave Pernarowski 2015-08-04 07:00:00Z 0

The Great Terrace Rotary Wild Duck Race Fast Approaching

Posted by Dave Pernarowski on Jul 27, 2015
 
 
 
 
We are into the final week before the August 3rd Wild Duck Race.  It's become a tradition during our Riverboat Days Festival to watch 3500 rubber ducks race down the Skeena River.  All the money raised from this action packed race goes toward projects and needed services in our community.  Pick up a ticket before we sell out!  They are only $20.00.  Chance to win $25,000 dollars, return airfare for 2 to Vancouver courtesy Hawkair, $1,000 dollar gift card to Home Hardware courtesy of National Car & Truck Rental and Home Hardware, or a $500 dollar gift card courtesy Canadian Tire.
 
Feelin lucky?  Buy a Ducky!
 
 
The Great Terrace Rotary Wild Duck Race Fast Approaching Dave Pernarowski 2015-07-27 07:00:00Z 0

Camp RYLA 2015 - A big hit with the kids

Posted by Dave Pernarowski on Jul 06, 2015
From the reports coming out of the RYLA campsite, this year’s event was another huge success.  It was an action packed weekend that included games, competitions, wood building, dragon boat racing, touring Terrace offering random acts of kindness to community members, learning about giving back to the community, and so much more.
Of course the RYLA camp leaders played a big part in the success of the camp and the volunteers from Rotary Clubs across northern BC and others who chipped in over the weekend really made this experience special.  A big thanks goes out to Nicole and Carman Hendry who once again opened up their home and beautiful property to host this year’s event.
The RYLA camp also benefited greatly from the widespread community support.  Here’s a list of organizations and businesses that stepped up to make the camp so memorable.  My apologies if I’ve missed anyone on this list.  Everyone’s support was very much appreciated.
Food-Mobile Kitchen
Salvation Army
 
Transportation
National Car Rental
 
Tents
Northern Savings Credit union
All Seasons Source for Sports
Rotary Club of Terrace
Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley
Rotary Club of Smithers
 
Sleeping Mats
Coast Mountain School District
 
Dragon Boats
Lakelse Dragon Boat Society
Rio Tinto Alcan
 
Wood Working Project
Home Hardware
 
Camp RYLA 2015 - A big hit with the kids Dave Pernarowski 2015-07-06 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace holds Installation Event for new Executive

Posted by Dave Pernarowski on Jul 05, 2015
The Rotary Club recently held an Installation Event to welcome in the new executive. Congratulations to our new President, Marg Anderson, and a big thanks to Past-President Kelly Gingles for his hard work. Rounding out the new executive for 2015/2016 are Chad Sallenback, Secretary and Manuela Krisinger, Treasurer.  Directors this year are: Coleen Taylor, Club Administration; Sean Bujtas, Projects; Art Erasmus, Rotary Foundation; Bryan Gascon, Membership; Dave Pernarowski, Public Relations; and Viv Emes, Sergeant-At-Arms.
 
 
Rotarian Brian Downie welcomes new President Marg Anderson with a Rotary pin and warm smile
 
From left to right Bryan Gascon, Membership; Sean Bujtas, Projects; Art Erasmus, Rotary Foundation; Kelly Gingles, Past-President; Manuela Krisinger, Treasurer; Chad Sallenback, Secretary; and incoming President Marg Anderson.  Missing from the photo: Viv Emes, Sergeant-At-Arms and Dave Pernarowski, Public Relations
 
During the Installation Ceremony there were three community Paul Harris awards given out.  This is the highest recognition that Rotary can give out to a community member to recognize their good works.  The Paul Harris awards went to John Vandevelde, Lowell Holmquist, and Len Froese for their involvement in the Tuck Avenue Seniors housing expansion.  A recent article in the Terrace Standard talked about the urgent need for affordable housing in Terrace and how the Tuck Avenue steering committee stepped up to address this need.  As the article mentions, this volunteer group was involved with all aspects of putting the project together from "applying for seed money, communicating with an architect, and then leading a larger group of volunteers through various stages of project design and construction".  Very impressive effort and much deserved award for John, Lowell, and Len.  http://www.terracestandard.com/news/212603921.html
 
 
From left to right is John Vandevelde, Lowell Holmquist and Len Froese with Rotarians Art Erasmus and Dave Merritt
 
There were also two club Paul Harris awards handed out to John Heighington and David Oatway for their individual donations to the Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation transforms donations like John and David's into projects that have a dramatic impact around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, the Rotary Foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into priorities like eradicating polio and promoting peace.  Foundation grants are used to challenge issues like poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition.  Thanks to John and David and every other Rotarian who contributes to such a worthy cause.  Here's a link to the Rotary Foundation website: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/my-rotary/rotary-foundation
 
 
During the Installation program we were also very pleased to donate $7,000 dollars to Helping Hands to help them finish their bottle sorting building. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Helping-Hands-of-Terrace/338928532862980
 
 
Accepting the cheque from Past President Kelly Gingles and Rotarian Sean Bujtas is Helping Hands directors Ron and Mavis Ramsay
 
This past year the Rotary Club of Terrace has given out approximately $90,000 dollars to community organizations.  We are very proud of the work we are doing and very thankful we have a generous community supporting our efforts.
 
Rotary Club of Terrace holds Installation Event for new Executive Dave Pernarowski 2015-07-05 07:00:00Z 0

CAMP RYLA 2015

Posted by Dave Pernarowski on Jul 03, 2015
The Rotary Club of Terrace is proud to be hosting RYLA Camp 2015 at a beautiful scenic setting just outside of Terrace. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people, chosen for their leadership potential, participate in this program, all sponsored by Rotary Clubs. This year's RYLA camp will include workshops, team building exercises, lots of fun and great food. The kids will be following core topics including fundamentals of leadership, ethics of positive leadership, communication skills, problem-solving and conflict management, building self-confidence and self-esteem, and learning fundamentals important to Rotary relating to service to the community.
 
CAMP RYLA 2015 Dave Pernarowski 2015-07-03 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Terrace Gives Back to the Community

Posted by Dave Pernarowski on Jun 24, 2015
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace was very pleased to donate $2,500 to the All Nations Centre.  That's Ron and Delphine Dame on the left accepting the cheque from Rotary Club President Kelly Gingles and Rotarian Art Erasmus.  This type of community donation fits very well with the object of Rotary, which is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. The Rotary Club of Terrace is very proud of our efforts to give back to the community. We do this through club involvement, fundraising efforts like our annual Duck Race event, and the generous contributions from the business community for our annual Rotary Auction.
Rotary Club of Terrace Gives Back to the Community Dave Pernarowski 2015-06-24 07:00:00Z 0

Merry Christmas!

 
Every year the Rotary Club of Terrace supports the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper program that gives warm winter items and a gift certificate for groceries to families who are struggling financially. 
 
In addition, Rotary helps man the kettles so that the Salvation Army can deliver programs to the community.
 
From our club to you and your loved ones, Merry Christmas!
 
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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who donated an item to the auction or bought an item -- we couldn't do it without you!

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Special Rotary Meeting: Economist Pierre Cléroux

Posted on Nov 05, 2014
At a special meeting held Thursday, November 6, 2014, renown economist Pierre Cléroux, Vice President of the BDC, spoke to the club and our guests about the "5 Do's & Don't of Small Business."  Pierre explained the importance of advisory boards, employee engagement and building strong relationships with suppliers. He also answered questions about the Canadian economy, the strength of the Canadian dollar versus the US dollar and provided an economic forecast.
 
Want to learn more about Rotary? Email us!
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Auction is now live!

Posted on Oct 29, 2014
 
AUCTION WEBSITE:    auction.terracerotary.org
AUCTION ITEMS:          CLICK HERE
GET BUYER ID:             CLICK HERE
NEED HELP?                  auction@terracerotary.org


You will require a bid # to bid on any item and you should contact auction@terracerotary.org, for a new number, or as a reminder of your last year's number.
 
On Saturday November 1st, we will be broadcasting live on TV on Channel 10 and you can bid online, by phoning 778-634-3501 or joining us at the Terrace Sportsplex. Our live Auction is Saturday November 1st 6 to 11 PM and Sunday November 2nd 2 to 10 PM

The live auction is held at the Terrace Sportsplex Banquet Room and you are invited to come out and bid at the Auction. This is where you will come to pay and pick up your purchased item(s).
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Terrace Rotary Auction is on now!


 
AUCTION WEBSITE:    auction.terracerotary.org
AUCTION ITEMS:          CLICK HERE
NEED HELP?                  auction@terracerotary.org


You will require a bid # to bid on any item and you should contact auction@terracerotary.org, for a new number, or as a reminder of your last year's number.
 
On Saturday November 1st, we will be broadcasting live on TV on Channel 10 and you can bid online, by phoning 778-634-3501 or joining us at the Terrace Sportsplex. Our live Auction is Saturday November 1st 6 to 11 PM and Sunday November 2nd 2 to 10 PM

The live auction is held at the Terrace Sportsplex Banquet Room and you are invited to come out and bid at the Auction. This is where you will come to pay and pick up your purchased item(s).
Terrace Rotary Auction is on now! 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0

Bee World Project in the Hazeltons

At the Club's September 15 meeting, Terrace's own Rudi Peters of Skeena Valley Apiary spoke to the club about the Bee World Project in the Hazeltons. The community was chosen because of its depressed economy and its flower source, fireweed. Each of the 10 participants received a microloan that they have a year to pay back, and in exchange they got 5 one-brood box hives, which were full of (angry!) bees, and commercial grade equipment to extract the honey. Rudi shared some fast facts about the project and bees in general:
  • A couple of beehives in a community can cause an 8-fold increase in food production
  • Fireweed honey is known as the "champagne" of honey and can fetch big bucks in Vancouver
  • Whether it be in third world countries or right here at home, women make up the majority of the participants in the Bee World programs. 
 
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And the winners are...

Posted on Aug 06, 2014
(L to R: Rotarian President Kelly Gingles, Rotarian Marg Anderson, Rotarian Lyle Harvey, Winner Fatima Silva, Winner Sue Simpson, Rotarian Art Erasmus, Rotarian John Heighington, Rotarian Viv Steele, Rotarian Sean Bujtas and Rotarian Donna Demers.)​
 
On Monday, August 4 at 11am, 3500 rubber ducks were dropped into the Skeena River and raced down to the finish line. The winners of the 2014 Great Rotary Wild Duck Race are:
 
Fatima Silva who won $20,000
Charles Moore who won 2 RT tickets to Vancouver courtesy Hawkair
Sue Simpson who won a $500 gift card courtesy Canadian Tire
Zane Hiebert who won a $500 gift card to Safeway
 
Congrats and thank you for your support! 
 
And the winners are... 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0

RYLA Lakelse delivers valuable lessons in leadership


Terrace, B.C. July 14, 2014 — Twenty-five grade 8-10 students from all over B.C. attended an all-expenses paid three-day Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp in Terrace on July 3-6.
 
Students participated in interactive sessions on effective communication, team building, decision making & ethics as well as activities that demonstrated Rotary’s six areas of focus including promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies.
RYLA Lakelse delivers valuable lessons in leadership 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary honours Jack Talstra; Installs new officers

Posted on Jun 30, 2014
Long-time Rotarian Jack Talstra was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow during the Rotary Club of Terrace’s Annual Installation of Officers at the Skeena Golf & Country Club on June 22. Talstra, a member of the club for 32 years, received the recognition in tribute for his 29 years of civil service and for his demonstration of shared purpose with the objectives of the Rotary Foundation (Service Above Self).
 
Outgoing President Kristine Kofoed heralded the club’s successes.  “Over the past year, the Rotary Club of Terrace donated over $92,000 to projects in Terrace, the region and the world. Our club helped feed breakfast to low-income elementary students in Kitwanga; we helped purchase a diagnostic ultrasound unit for Mills Memorial Hospital so people in the community wouldn’t have to leave their loved ones to go get tests done, and we paid for the salary of a full-time nurse and donated funds for medicine to Alianza, an organization created to provide accessible healthcare in one of the poorest regions of Guatemala where no health care exists. Our Valentine’s Day Rotary Foundation event helped raise over $23,000 for the Rotary Foundation and that money will be used to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education and grow local economies all over the world.
Rotary honours Jack Talstra; Installs new officers 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0

Chad Sallenback is inducted into Terrace Rotary

Posted on Jun 13, 2014
Chad Sallenback, proposed by Rotarian Sean Bujtas was inducted into the Rotary Club of Terrace on Monday, June 9. Chad is a husband, father of two and Base Manager at Canadian Helicopters. This pic shows (L to R) President Kristine Kofoed inducting Chad while Sean looks on. Welcome to the club Chad - we're happy to have you as a member!
Chad Sallenback is inducted into Terrace Rotary 2014-06-14 00:00:00Z 0

RTA speaks to Rotary

On Monday, June 2, Gaby Poirier, General Manager of BC Operations from Rio Tinto Alcan, spoke to the club about the Kitimat Modernization Project and the company's plans for the future. RTA Kitimat is celebrating 60 years of production this year and once complete, this smelter will be one of the lowest cost and greenest smelters in the world. 
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Terrace Rotary welcomes Craig Warden

On Monday, May 26, the Terrace Rotary club inducted Craig Warden as a member. Craig is the General Manager of ABC Recycling in Terrace and just recently moved to the area from the Niagara region of Ontario. In the picture above, Past President John Crawford (left) reads the induction speech, President Kristine Kofoed realizes she's forgotten the pin and Craig looks on.
Terrace Rotary welcomes Craig Warden 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary welcomes George Kofoed

On Monday, March 31. the Rotary Club of Terrace inducted George Kofoed into the club. George works for the Coast Mountain School District and his classification is IT Security. George has two adult children and is married to Kristine, who is currently the President of the Terrace Club.
 
Pictured here is President Elect Kelly Gingles inducting George, along with George's sponsor, Art Erasmus.
Terrace Rotary welcomes George Kofoed 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0

Zinc saves lives

Rotarian Coleen Taylor (center) welcomes Doug Horswill and Alanna Cervenak of Teck Cominco to theRotary Club of Terrace, BC to talk about the 450,000 children under the age of five who die each year as a result of zinc deficiency. Learn what Teck is doing about it at zincsaveslives.com.
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Red & White Ball a fantastic success!

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Feb 16, 2014
Janet Mackenzie auctions off a cakeThe Red & White Ball which took place on February 15 was a huge success with 104 people in attendance. The event raised over $18,000 for the Rotary Foundation which helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. 
 
I'd like to thank all of the individuals and businesses that donated to the event. Your donations not only help the community of Terrace, but also communities all over the world who are struggling with poverty, war, clean water, child and maternal health along with a multitude of other issues.
 
Thank you to everyone who attended and opened their wallets to support the cause.
 
Last but not least, I'd also like to thank the organizers -- you did an awesome job! Janet Mackenzie, Rich Toomey, Sabrina Moniz, Lynn Gascon and Liz Smaha all worked tirelessly to make this event a success. 
 
Rotary helps make Terrace and the world a better place and I couldn't be prouder to call myself a Rotarian. 
 
 
Red & White Ball a fantastic success! Kristine Kofoed 2014-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
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New member + Paul Harris Fellows awarded

Congrats to our newest member, Fernanda Polanco! Also to Tony deViveiros and Sean Bujtas on their Paul Harris Fellowships. Click on the graphic below to read this week's newsletter.
New member + Paul Harris Fellows awarded Kristine Kofoed 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary Celebrates!

On Monday, January 6, the Rotary Club of Terrace held a special 80th birthday party for long-serving member Audun Birkedal. Audun, who was joined by his wife, Eileen and his daughter, Karen, recounted his past experiences about where he was born, his most memorable trip and how he met his wife.
 
Members had a great time reminiscing with Audun and definitely enjoyed the cake!
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SHELTERBOX RESPONSE TEAM ALREADY IN THE PHILIPPINES

ShelterBox is there. Super Typhoon Haiyan is one of the biggest storm to ever make landfall anywhere. There are already estimates of over 10 000 dead and tens of thousands of homes destroyed and close to 1 million people displaced.  ShelterBox currently has a response team based in The Philippines and a second team has arrived. They are assessing needs associated with Super Typhoon Haiyan and distributing aid. ShelterBox responds instantly to disasters around the world by providing emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies that families need to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. ShelterBox is also currently responding to the Syrian crisis and an earthquake in Pakistan. Help ShelterBox to provide shelter, warmth and dignity to those who have lost everything. ShelterBox is a Rotary International Project Partner. For more information and to donate  please visit
www.shelterboxcanada.org or call 1-855-875-4661The Canadian Government will match, dollar for dollar, donations made to ShelterBox for the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
 
 
We will continue to keep you up-to-date about our efforts to provide emergency shelter, clean water and other essential supplies to vulnerable families left homeless from Typhoon Haiyan.  In the meantime, you may be interested in this CNN Anderson Cooper interview of Rotarian and ShelterBox Response Team Member Mark Dyer from district #6450: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/11/09/ac-mark-dyer.cnn.html
 
 
Should you have questions about this deployment, our work to shelter Syrian refugees or other disasters to which we are responding with the help of Rotarians, please let me know. 
 
Thank you, 
 
   
Ron Noseworthy
Chair, ShelterBox Canada
Past President Rotary Club of Kenora
ShelterBox Response Team Member
mobile 807-407-1264 
 
SHELTERBOX RESPONSE TEAM ALREADY IN THE PHILIPPINES 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary Club Auction

It's that time of year again! Time for the Terrace Rotary Club Auction!
 
The 2013 Terrace Rotary Auction will take place November 2 & 3 in the Sportsplex Banquet Room.  On November 2nd, the live Auction will be broadcast from 6 PM to 11 PM.   On Sunday November 3rd, the Auction hours are from 2 PM to 10 PM.  You can view the Auction on Citywest Channel 10, online at www.auction.terracerotary.org, or you can participate in person at the Sportsplex.  You can view items before the Auction from 2 PM at the Sportsplex Banquet Room.  
 
Pre-bidding online starts on Friday October 25th at 5 PM at www.auction.terracerotary.org.  To obtain a Bidder ID, e-mail auction@terracerotary.org or phone 778-634-3502 after 5 PM October 25th.
 
Proceeds raised from the Terrace Rotary Auction enables the club to invest in local community projects as well as projects throughout the world. If you'd like to learn more about the Rotary Club of Terrace and the projects we fund, click here.
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Ducks equals bucks

Robin Mclean, winner of the 2013 Wild Duck RaceTerrace Rotary Club President Kristine Kofoed presents a $20,000 cheque to Robin Mclean of Kitwanga, grand prize winner of the 2013 Great Rotary Duck Race. The second, third and fourth place winners were Marilyn Richey of Terrace (return trip for 2 to Vancouver via HawkAir), William Weber of Prince Rupert ($500 Canadian Tire gift card)  and Frances Turner of Gitsegukla ($500 Canada Safeway gift card).  The Rotary of Terrace would like to thank everyone who purchased a duck ticket this year -- club members sold an amazing $68,800 worth of tickets with proceeds going toward worthy community projects
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Engage Rotary, change lives

Posted on Jul 03, 2013
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace ended its year with a changing of the guard that emphasized the organization's dedication to improving the quality of life in Terrace and around the world.  "This year's theme is 'Engage Rotary, Change Lives' and I absolutely believe it to be true. It's amazing what can be accomplished when a group of people come together to help people in need," said Kristine Kofoed, newly installed President.
 
Applauded for leading the club over the past year were outgoing officers Lyle Harvey, President; John Crawford, Secretary; Manuela Krisinger, Treasurer; John Heighington, Past President; Directors Marg Anderson, Chris Cain, Tony deViveiros, Janet MacKenzie and Kofoed.
Engage Rotary, change lives Kristine Kofoed 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0

"King of Rotary" Addresses Terrace

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on May 23, 2013
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Read the original Terrace Standard article.

There were more than a few tears at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club the evening of May 5, as area Rotarians gathered to hear “the King of Rotary” speak.

Rick King, past president of Rotary International from 2001-2002 and celebrated speaker, has been in 132 countries giving emotional speeches like the one he gave here in Terrace.

And while more than a few Rotarians in the room had heard him speak before, many said he never gives the same speech twice, and the room was abuzz with people thrilled to welcome him to Terrace.

“I had no idea how beautiful it is up here or I might of come sooner,” King told the crowd, before regaling the crowd with a story that weaved his eclectic personal history (think: Vegas showman, lawyer, military captain, married to a Broadway dancer) with the themes of Rotary International, specifically the theme when he was president: “Mankind is our business.”

He spoke of his humble introduction to Rotary in 1963 and how he has watched it grow into the force that it is today, working to eradicate disease in third world countries and touching lives in places like hospital rooms where equipment bears the Rotary crest.

King said he was often referred to as the “baritone barrister” because of his two past professions and ended his Terrace performance with a song, accompanied by Art Erasmus on stage and a little help from the crowd below.

This year's Rotary theme is “Engage Rotary, Change Lives”, which implores members to spend the year getting excited about Rotary, connecting with each other, and engaging new members.

The idea of asking for what you want, instead of just waiting for it to happen, is also a focus – and was the case here in Terrace.

Skeena Valley Rotary Club's president Chris Oatway spoke to the fact that she saw King present for the first time in the spring of 2011, and just decided to ask him to come to Terrace.

If you want something, ask for it, they might say yes,” she said.

And the Terrace event inspired Prince George to ask King to speak in Prince George, as well, which will be happening in the future, she said, noting that the success of the talk might encourage the two Terrace clubs to bring more speakers to the area.

"King of Rotary" Addresses Terrace Kristine Kofoed 2013-05-23 11:57:46Z 0
Rotary Thanks You! Kristine Kofoed 2013-04-17 00:00:00Z 0

The hills will be alive...with the sound of music...

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Mar 02, 2013

The Pacific Northwest Music Festival will be held April 4-20 this year. This is the event's 48th anniversary of bringing the community together to hear some fantastic talent. While you peruse the program at the festival, keep your eyes peeled for our ad. Not only does the Rotary Club of Terrace roll up itself sleeves and complete many hands-on projects in the community throughout the year, we also raise money through events like the Great Duck Race held each August long weekend and the auction which is held every October. The club then invests these funds back into the community in the form of programs, services and equipment.

 Rotary does good in our community and throughout the world. If you'd like to learn more, please email Kristine Kofoed.

 

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The hills will be alive...with the sound of music... Kristine Kofoed 2013-03-03 00:00:00Z 0

February 23 is Rotary Day

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Feb 20, 2013

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February 23 marks 100 years of Rotary Clubs serving BC communities and the world. The Terrace and Terrace-Skeena Rotary Clubs partnered to produce and publish this ad in the February 22, 2013 edition of the Northern Connector. Since this is a regional newspaper, it only made sense to include the four clubs in the newspaper's distribution region.

February 23 is Rotary Day Kristine Kofoed 2013-02-21 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary welcomes Sean Bujtas

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Feb 13, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Terrace is pleased to announce the induction of Sean Bujtas. Sean is the proud father of a 14 year old daughter and an Assistant Manager at Chances Terrace. Sean's family's passion is soccer, of which he coaches different levels. Welcome to Rotary, Sean! We're happy to have you.

Terrace Rotary welcomes Sean Bujtas Kristine Kofoed 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0

To Africa: Terrace's Art Erasmus talks about his recent trip to Ethiopia

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Jan 01, 2013

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Article as published in the Dec 20, 2012 edition of the Terrace Standard.

Click here to view the photo album that accompanied the article. 

In October 2012 my wife, Lesley, and I made our fourth trip to Ethiopia, Africa as Terrace Rotarians. Ethiopia is a landlocked country in east Africa with a population of 77 million people on a landmass the size of Ontario. This time we were accompanied by Rotarian Jo Ann Hildebrandt from Kitimat. Other Rotarians from the Lower Mainland and Washington State made a total group of about 40 travellers.

One purpose of the trip was to immunize children against polio, a crippling disease eliminated from the Americas about 50 years ago but is still endemic in three countries – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. In other developing countries, including Ethiopia and India, children are still immunized to ensure that this crippling disease does not reappear.

Polio is an old disease. However, by 1910, much of the world experienced a dramatic increase in polio cases. Epidemics became regular events, primarily in cities during the summer months. These epidemics – which left thousands of children and adults paralyzed – provided the impetus for a “Great Race” towards the development of a vaccine, which was developed in the 1950s.

These vaccines have reduced the global number of polio cases per year from over 350,000 in 1985 to fewer than 300 today. And since 1985, the coordinated vaccination efforts led by Rotary International, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control should result in global eradication of the disease.

Typically National Immunization Days (NID’S) are organized by national health organizations with the help of volunteer organizations like Rotary and quality control is supervised by the World Health Organization (WHO). Each vaccination doesn’t take long or cost much, as one dose of vaccine consists of two drops and costs approximately 60 cents. Immunization is done mostly by volunteers, either by going house to house – especially in rural areas – or in clinics.  Up to 2,000,000 children have been immunized on a single NID.

We’ve also been working with Ethiopian Rotarians to provide education opportunities and clean water and sanitation to communities in need. On our first trip in 2003, we met elders of the village of Lege Tafo. There was a four room school with an enrolment of 320 students. There were another 300 students in the village who could not attend school as the school was too small. The school had no clean water and no toilets. Water was carried to the school and the homes in the village from a contaminated spring, which was also the water source for the livestock.

Through funds raised through a number of Rotary clubs in British Columbia plus a grant from the Rotary Foundation, we were able to build four additional classrooms and activate a well to provide clean water to the school and toilets for the students.

By 2012, Rotary funds were further leveraged with regional government efforts in Ethiopia to a point where there is a 20-room school adjacent to the original four-room school with an enrolment of close to 1,500 students. There is clean water on the school site, and there is a library and meeting hall for the community.

While the facilities for the community and the students as shown in the photos are primitive by Canadian standards, village leaders in Lege Tafo are grateful for the life opportunities their children will have as a result of being able to go to school.

One child told us: “If I owned a pen, I would be able to go to school.” Another one about eight-years-old said: “If I work hard at school and get an education, I will not be poor like my family is.”

Art Erasmus is board chair of Coast Mountains School District 82 and a proud Rotarian since 1984. He lives in Terrace with his wife, Lesley, who has been a Rotarian since 2000.

To Africa: Terrace's Art Erasmus talks about his recent trip to Ethiopia Kristine Kofoed 2013-01-02 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Dec 18, 2012

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President Lyle Harvey presents Bryan Gascon and Brian Downie with a Paul Harris Fellow recognizing both for their service above self. "Both Bryan and Brian are the very epitome of service above self and have gone above and beyond whenever they are asked to help out."  This is the first Paul Fellow for Bryan Gascon, and the third for Brian Downie. Congrats to both!

Paul Harris Fellow Kristine Kofoed 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary spreads holiday cheer through Salvation Army Hampers

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Dec 11, 2012
salvTerrace Rotary donated $2000 to the Salvation Army for their Christmas Hamper program. At left, Rotarian Manuela Krisinger presents a check to fellow Rotarian Pastor Dave Moulton. In addition to the donation to the hamper fund, Terrace Rotary donated $500 for the use of the Salvation Army Disaster Food Truck during the Rotary Auction. Without the truck, the auction would've gone dark due to a hydro outage. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Terrace Rotary spreads holiday cheer through Salvation Army Hampers Kristine Kofoed 2012-12-12 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary invests in physical fitness through investment to Cal's Crag Wall

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Nov 24, 2012

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Terrace Rotary members Brian Downey, Art Erasmus and Lyle Harvey were on hand to help cut the ribbon at Caledonia Senior Secondary School's new rock climbing wall last Friday, November 23. Terrace Rotary donated monies toward the wall along with the Terrace Skeena Rotary Club, McElhanney, the City of Terrace, and Rona to name a few.

 Sponsors are being thanked with a "Sponsor Climbing Day:"

 Thank you for being involved in the project here at Caledonia. Each donation was an important part in moving forward. What started out as a five sheet of plywood bouldering wall ended up as a full climbing wall with lead climbing potential. The total cost has well surpassed $30k.

We would like to thank our community sponsors by providing an allotted time for you to bring family down to try the wall. Please adhere to the time and allow time to fill out waiver forms as well as get suited up in a harness and shoes. Children need to bring a clean pair of runners to use on the wall. Climbing times may be limited to one climb per person until everyone in your group has climbed and you are within your time allotment. 

The date for this event is Saturday, December 1 from 10am to noon.  

 -Ben Mattheis 

Terrace Rotary invests in physical fitness through investment to Cal's Crag Wall Kristine Kofoed 2012-11-25 00:00:00Z 0

2012 Terrace Rotary Auction

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Nov 12, 2012

November 12, 2012 Terrace Standard
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DESPITE A power failure, the Rotary Club of Terrace broke its record for money made for local and international projects at the 52nd annual Rotary Auction Nov. 3rd and 4th.

“It went very, very well,” said chairman Brian Downie. “People were very supportive bidding on all of the items.”

And they had lots of choice with 455 items. After expenses are taken out, the club gets about $42,000. That’s thanks to almost 300 businesses that helped out.

“Some pretty loyal donors that are very keen to participate and then the last couple of years, we’ve been online so we can really do a much better job profiling the businesses,” he said.

Almost 8,000 internet bids came in and there was really strong pre-bidding so almost every item had some bids on it to start, said Downie. A power outage didn’t stop the bidding either as people came down to the Inn of the West so they wouldn’t miss anything and kept on bidding. The Salvation Army provided its mobile kitchen for power. In the auction rooms, there was lighting for the cameras, the phone and server, he said.

In the back room, the people had flashlights.

“It was fun. It was a unique experience,” said Downie.

2012 Terrace Rotary Auction Kristine Kofoed 2012-11-13 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary welcomes Chris Simms

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Oct 18, 2012

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Chris Simms was inducted into the Terrace Rotary on Monday. Chris is currently employed by Northern Health where he is the Health Services Administrator for Terrace, Stewart and Atlin. Prior to joining Northern Health, he was the Director of Regional Operations for the BC Cancer Agency's Vancouver Cancer Centre, and prior to that as the Centers Research Operations Manager. 

Chris is married and has three children and although his personal time is centered around his young family, he does find the time for community service, golf, tennis and reading.

Welcome Chris! 

Terrace Rotary welcomes Chris Simms Kristine Kofoed 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary invests in Skeena Valley Fall Fair 2013

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Oct 18, 2012
svff Rotarian Kristine Kofoed presents a cheque for $1k to Nancy Ross, Director of the Skeena Valley Fall Fair. Terrace Rotary has chosen to donate to the fair to provide seed money for next year.
Terrace Rotary invests in Skeena Valley Fall Fair 2013 Kristine Kofoed 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0

We did it! Now let's keep the momentum going...

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Sep 30, 2012
Julian Fantino, Minister for International Cooperation, stood up at the United Nations polio event earlier today and announced a novel new funding initiative to go towards global polio eradication efforts. From now on, every dollar raised by Canadian Rotarians (backdated from June 1st 2012 until March 1st 2013) will be matched with $1 from the Canadian Government through CIDA and another $1 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In other words, every dollar raised will be tripled. 

It is because of you, faithful supporters and advocates, and the collaboration with Rotarians and RESULTS Canada that the Minister knew public support was behind this cause:

"Across Canada this summer there has been an impressive groundswell of public support for polio eradication. The Global Poverty Project's The End of Polio campaign, Rotary International and RESULTS Canada have been working to bring together thousands of ordinary Canadians in support of eradicating this debilitating disease," he told the assembled world leaders. 
 
But the battle to eradicate polio is not over yet. We need to keep up the pressure on world leaders to ensure polio remains a priority until the disease is finally eradicated!
We did it! Now let's keep the momentum going... Kristine Kofoed 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary invests in physical fitness through investment in Whiskey Jack Archers

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Sep 22, 2012

whiskey jacksTerrace Rotary Club donates $5k to the Terrace Whiskey Jacks Archers to purchase and install 860' of fencing around the perimeter of the grounds. The grand opening of their new facility will take place next spring and will allow the club to increase its membership and hold competitive events. 

Archery has always been a sport in which people with physical challenges can excel and compete on an equal footing. A great example and role model is Kevin Evans from Kootenay Archers who lost his arm in an oil drilling accident -- now he's the current Canadian National 3-D Champion! In fact, the club will ensure future facilities are completely accessible.

The club is currently open SUNDAY afternoons from 1pm to 2:30 for youth members and families and 2:30 to 4 pm or later for adult members. Their indoor season starts 31 October and extends to the end of April every year and we meet at the THORNHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE in Thornhill. Please bring indoor shoes.

Pictured from left to right: Scott Trent, Kaleb Wacholtz, John Sandhals, Rotarian Chris Cain, Terry Unrau, Dr. Jaco Fourie, John Vandamme and Tom Logan.


Terrace Rotary invests in physical fitness through investment in Whiskey Jack Archers Kristine Kofoed 2012-09-23 00:00:00Z 0

Community garden gets irrigation system

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Sep 16, 2012

Community Gardens

Terrace Rotary Club donates $5k to the Terrace Green Thumb Society for the installation of nine hydrants in the Terrace Community Garden on Evergreen St. The improved irrigation system will make life easier for the 60 families and organizations who have plots there. Pictured from left to right, Don Krause, Terrace Rotary President Lyle Harvey, and Barbara and Ellery Tetz.

Community garden gets irrigation system Kristine Kofoed 2012-09-17 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary Supports Thornhill Mountain Lookout Restoration

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Aug 20, 2012
lookout  Terrace Rotary Club President Lyle Harvey (left) presents a$3000 donation to District Recreation Officer Carl Johansen in support of theThornhill Mountain Lookout Restoration project. BC’s Ministry of Forests, Landsand Natural Resource Operations is rebuilding the forestry lookout that oncestood on Thornhill Mountain. Click here to view pictures.

Terrace Rotary Supports Thornhill Mountain Lookout Restoration Kristine Kofoed 2012-08-21 00:00:00Z 0

And the winners are...

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Aug 05, 2012

And the winners are...

Great Terrace Rotary Duck Race

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, to the retailers who allowed Rotarians to sell tickets in front of their stores, and to the local car dealerships. This year, Rotarians sold over $60,000 in tickets with proceeds used to fund worthy community projects.

1st prize winner -  Angela Percival from New Aiyansh chose a new Honda Civic worth $25,000

2nd prize winner - Elaine Miller from Kitsumkalum won return airfare for two to Vancouver courtesy of Hawkair

3rd prize winner - Sorasak Phungam won a $500 gift card from Safeway

4th prize winner - Jacques Pelletier won a $500 gift card from Canadian Tire

 
And the winners are... Kristine Kofoed 2012-08-06 00:00:00Z 0

Press Release: Terrace Rotary Elects New President

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Jul 23, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Terrace, BC  July 24, 2012

Lyle

Members of the Rotary Club of Terrace recently welcomed Lyle Harvey as its President for the 2012-2013 year. At the Club’s annual installation meeting, Lyle accepted the President’s gavel from outgoing President John Heighington. This will be Lyle’s second term as President as he was the President for the 1993-1994 year.

  “Rotary’s main objective is “Service Above Self” -- in our community and abroad,” Lyle said. “I’m honoured to serve as President and look forward to continuing Rotary’s work in building community capacity around health, education, and alleviating poverty.”

Last year, the Rotary Club of Terrace raised over $50,000 through its two main fundraising events - the sales of tickets for the Great Duck Race held during River Boat Days and the Rotary Auction held every fall. This money was used to fund community programs and projects like the Terrace Hospice Society, Terrace Community Band and Bread of Life Soup Kitchen.

Past President John Heighington is proud of our Club’s work over the past year. “Last year Rotary members did an outstanding job not only by raising money for the community, but also by rolling up their sleeves and doing the work on the Howe Trail upgrade and cleaning up the highway on the Adopt a Highway program on a semi-annual basis. This is how we give back to our community.”

Other projects and programs funded during the 2011/2012 year include the Royal Air Cadets, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, REM Theatre Alive Society, Grade 5 Forestry Week, an $1800 Scholarship awarded to Caledonia High School graduate Selena Kunar, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and summer camp, the Pacific Northwest Music Festival, Terrace Dry Grad Committee and Salvation Army Hamper program just to name a few.

Terrace Rotary members are currently selling tickets for the Great Duck Race that takes place on August 6 at 1pm at Ferry Island. Tickets sell for $20 each and 1st prize is a choice of one of 7 new vehicles. All proceeds are used to help fund local community projects.

The club, established in 1954, meets every Monday at noon at the Bavarian Inn. Interested in learning more about Rotary or membership? Contact any Rotarian or visit www.terracerotary.org. 


Press Release: Terrace Rotary Elects New President Kristine Kofoed 2012-07-24 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. David Bowering on Men's Health

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Jul 15, 2012

BoweringTerrace Rotarians were treated to a discussion on men's health by Dr. David Bowering, Chief Medical Health Officer, at the July 16 Rotary meeting. Dr. Bowering shared several statistics which supported the statement that mortality rates for men are highest in northern BC and that men are three times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident in the north when compared to men living in south or central BC.

Dr. Bowering stated that many men live in a state of denial about their health - sometimes waiting too long to get help. If you'd like to know more about the state of men's health in Northern BC, be sure to read Dr. Bowerings report, Where are the men? Chief Medical Health Officer's Report on the state of men and boys in Northern BC. There's also a new website specifically created for men and their health issues. It can be found at http://men.northernhealth.ca/

Dr. David Bowering on Men's Health Kristine Kofoed 2012-07-16 00:00:00Z 0

Terrace Rotary Congratulates Selena Kunar

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Jul 13, 2012
SelenaCongrats to Caledonia High School graduate Selena Kunar on winning the $1800 Terrace Rotary Scholarship. Selena was chosen because she's very active in the community and represents the ideals of Rotary. Catherine Hart is shown on left, presenting the plaque to Serena during awards night at the high school.
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New Member Induction - Chadd Novich

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Jul 08, 2012

ImageTerrace Rotary is pleased to announce the induction of Chadd Novich to the club. Chadd and his family moved to Terrace in April 2011 and he and his wife, Lisa, a member of the Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley, have helped with several Rotary projects so far including RYLA, the Howe Creek Trail Upgrade, and multiple highway cleanup projects. 

Pictured from right to left: President Lyle Harvey, Chadd Novich and David Oatway.

New Member Induction - Chadd Novich Kristine Kofoed 2012-07-09 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Members Upgrade Howe Creek Trail

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Jun 03, 2012

Members from the Terrace and Terrace-Skeena Valley Rotary Clubs banded together on Saturday, June 2, 2012 to upgrade the Howe Creek Trail. Several yards of gravel were spread on the trail and drainage pipes were installed to prevent the trail from washing out during heavy rains.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped with this project, including the young women from Caledonia High School Rugby team who donated a few hours (and muscles) during their Saturday to help out. Kudos to Terrace Rotary member David Oatway for organizing this project.

Edited June 5, 2012 to include David Oatway's comments:

Thanks to everyone who helped to complete this project.  The City is very appreciative.  We loaded, moved and spread 5 loads (65,000 kg) of gravel, built 3 retaining walls and installed 4 small culverts in 5 hours with 40 workers.  To put that in perspective that was roughly 30,000 shovelfuls of gravel, 1000 wheelbarrow trips, 165 km traveled by wheebarrow or 12 km each for the 14 wheelbarrow pushers and we consumed 54 L of water and 96 slices of pizza. 

fb smallClick here to view more pictures of the upgrade on Facebook.

Click here to read the May 11, 2011 Terrace Standard article, Howe Creek Trail opens.


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Why Join Rotary?

Posted by Kristine Kofoed on Apr 29, 2012

memberMaybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.

Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. Read on for more reasons why you should join Rotary...

Why Join Rotary? Kristine Kofoed 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z 0

Do you know how the Rotary Foundation came to being?

Posted by Brian Downie on Mar 30, 2012
wh-4p-gdIn 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumpf proposed that an endowment be set up "for the purpose of doing good in the world".  In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5000, the fund was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
Do you know how the Rotary Foundation came to being? Brian Downie 2012-03-31 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to Terrace Signs

Posted by Brian Downie
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The Rotary Club of Terrace supported the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Leadership Program to enhance leadership skills in 30 young professionals in Terrace.  During their program, they commissioned a new Welcome to Terrace sign on Highway 16 East (at the site of the former Rotary sign).  In the spring 2009, signs will be erected at the Airport, at the Kalum River west of the City and on the Nisga'a Highway.
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