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.

58th Annual Rotary Auction Tara Evans 2018-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tara Evans on Sep 17, 2018
At today's lunch meeting we had guest speaker David Johnstone from the LNG advocacy group, The North Matters, present to the club. The North Matters is a local grassroots organization advocating for economic development and the well being of all who live in Northern BC. 
Speaker: David Johnstone Tara Evans 2018-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
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
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

A Very Successful Rotary Duck Race 2018-08-15 07:00:00Z 0
We'd like to welcome our two newest club members, Tara Evans and Garret Dobson. We're so happy to have you!
Welcome to New Members 2018-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Downie
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
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 or Rich Toomey at for further details.
Spotless Dry cleaners employees donate to Rotary Splash Park 2017-03-27 07:00:00Z 0
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
Posted by Brian Downie on Nov 15, 2016
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
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
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 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, 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
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
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
Posted on Nov 01, 2015

The Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction has started online at 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, 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.

55th Annual Rotary Club Auction Goes Live Saturday November 7th 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
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
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
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
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
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
National Car Rental
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
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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
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!
Merry Christmas! 2014-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to everyone who donated an item to the auction or bought an item -- we couldn't do it without you!

Thank you! 2014-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
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!
Special Rotary Meeting: Economist Pierre Cléroux 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 29, 2014
NEED HELP?        

You will require a bid # to bid on any item and you should contact, 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).
Auction is now live! 2014-10-30 00:00:00Z 0

NEED HELP?        

You will require a bid # to bid on any item and you should contact, 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
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. 
Bee World Project in the Hazeltons 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
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

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
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
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
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. 
RTA speaks to Rotary 2014-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
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
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
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
Zinc saves lives 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
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
Red & White Ball 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
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
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!
Terrace Rotary Celebrates! 2014-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you and Merry Christmas 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
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 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:
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 
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, 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  To obtain a Bidder ID, e-mail 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.
Terrace Rotary Club Auction 2013-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
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
Ducks equals bucks 2013-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
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
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
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
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
Posted by Brian Downie
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.
Welcome to Terrace Signs Brian Downie 0