Speaker Stephen Holland 2017-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
Harbourside Donations 2017-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
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District 5020 is honoured to host the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary (IGFR) in beautiful Victoria,  Canada, August 6 - 12, 2017.      To date we have 160 Rotarians and guests from 21 countries registered to attend and play golf at the Mountain and Valley courses at the renowned Bear Mountain Golf Resort. 
 
We invite you, the Rotarians of our District to experience this event, and help us to welcome our international visitors. You can register for the entire event, for packages, or individual events.    There are lots of volunteer opportunities on the golf course and in the House of Friendship.    Click here for more information.
 
 
International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary comes to District 5020 Chris Dysart 2017-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
At our semi annual Piper's Auction (we do this twice a year) we auctioned 12 "lots" and the total is a $7800 CDN donation to The Rotary Foundation. 
Piper's Auction Pieta VanDyke 2017-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
Report from the World Community Service Team for Honduras Patrick Morris 2017-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Sanctuary Youth Centre Susan Kurushima 2017-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gurpreet Randhawa on Feb 15, 2017
Gillian Manson introduced our two speakers: Ben Rutkowski and Saje Volpe who both participated in a leadership training weekend at Camp Qwanoes through the RYLA initiative. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Gurpreet Randhawa 2017-02-15 08:00:00Z 0
The Opioid Crisis 2017 Susan Kurushima 2017-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
How and Why the Web Radicalizes Disaffected Youth (and what we can do about it) Mary Coward 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Dockside Green Project Lauren Moline 2016-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Critical Reflections on Religion and Global Conflict Susan Kurushima 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 01, 2016
Nancy Gilbert, a lawyer by profession, is vice president of Calliope Consulting Inc. and works as a WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) consultant.  She currently is the Executive Director of a new NGO, Transform International (TI) which develops and supports a network of in-country Community Transformation Centres across the developing world to build local capacity and address issues of sustainability in water, sanitation and hugiene and other development interventions.
 
Having been the Manager, Appropriate Technology Enabled Development program for PIND, an NGO in the Niger Delta for the past 5 years, Nancy is currently transitioning out of that role by providing coaching to the team in Nigeria.  She is also the Project Manager for Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) in its latest WASH in Schools collaboration with Procter and Gamble, H2O for Life and implementing partners for WASH in Malawi and the Niger Delta.  The partnership is working with 5 schools in Malawi and 30 in southern Nigeria to facilitate behaviour change, and improved and reliable water supply, toilets and handwashing and other hygiene facilities.  
 
Currently, Nancy is a doctoral candidate at Royal Roads University focused on sustainable sanitation in Niger Delta riverine communities.
 
 
WASRAG - Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Cheryl Thomas 2016-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
This is the 11th year that we’ve been pleased to make and offer superb quality fruit cakes.
We make them exactly as you would at home – the finest ingredients, care at every step, and with lots of love built in.  We use a recipe that has been handed down through generations to one of our members.
 
The cakes are wrapped in cheesecloth, dipped in VSOP brandy and overwrapped in parchment paper and foil.  They’ve been maturing since September and will be perfect for eating and gifting (we provide the gift bags!) by mid-November.
You just can’t buy comparable cakes anywhere in Victoria.  We know because a few years ago, our local CBC did a taste test and voted it as the best cake around!
 
Order yours today at cakesfromrotary.ca 
Cakes from Rotary Lauren Moline 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
President Murray Tough told us about his long four year journey to becoming Harbourside's President. He was elected to the Vice President position in December 2013 and was inducted in to the position at the start of the next Rotary year at the beginning of July 2014. He moved without an election to the President Elect position in 2015, and moved to the President position in 2016 and was installed in July 2016. He will stay on the Board for one subsequent year as Past President and will "graduate" from the Board in 2018. Prior to his installation, like any incoming President he was required to go to PETS - Pacific Northwest President Elect Training held in Seattle  where he met incoming Presidents from California to Alaska. 
The Journey to President Pieta VanDyke 2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
This presentation was the first in the club’s series on Peace & Conflict. Speaker Paul Kershaw of UBC spoke on how housing is a point of conflict between the generations - between those who have benefited from the relative increase in real estate values and those younger generations who are now trying to enter the housing market.
Peace & Conflict: The Generational Divide Over Housing Patrick Morris 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Jeanne Socrates, aboard S/V Nereida, successfully completed a nonstop, single-handed, unassisted sail around the world, arriving back at Ogden Point on July 8, 2013,  259 days after leaving Victoria in October 2012. She became the first woman to sail solo nonstop around the world from North America and the oldest woman to sail solo nonstop around the world. 
 
Jeanne Socrates - Sailing Solo Around the World Mary Coward 2016-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Harbourside Scholarship Awards Chris Dysart 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Nancy Wyeth. Executive Director, Community Micro Lending Peter Baillie 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Kurushima on Aug 09, 2016
Fredy Quib Oxom,  a graduate of Pearson College WUC, gave a presentation about a school that he started in Guatemala after he graduated and returned home.
School Project in Quatemala Susan Kurushima 2016-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gurpreet Randhawa on Jul 26, 2016
Joey Scarfone is a goldsmith and is retiring from a 40-year career in the jewellery trade. He has published the first book on vintage cars here in Victoria and is currently working on his second. He has also produced three television shows on this topic for Shaw and the fourth is currently in reproduction. Joey has also written and recorded the theme song (movin' on) for the television shows and is working on the research and storyboard for a full length documentary which will be called West Coast Car Culture.  
Speaker - Joey Scarfone Gurpreet Randhawa 2016-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gurpreet Randhawa on Jun 28, 2016
Ann Moskow attended to the installation of the new Board and President as well as recognizing Past Presidents and Board Members.
Installation of the New Board Gurpreet Randhawa 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
The Local Government Infrastructure Deficit: Information & Action Pat Morris 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Problems of the World in 20 minutes Susan Kurushima 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
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REAR ADMIRALGILLES COUTURIER, OMM, CD
COMMANDER
MARITIME FORCES PACIFIC
JOINT TASK FORCE (PACIFIC)
RAdm Couturier joined the Navy in 1983 from Sept-iles, Québec.  He is currently the Commander of the West Coast Navy and the most senior officer of the Canadian Armed Forces in British Columbia.
Highlights of Rear Admiral Couturier’s operational tours include deploying onboard the US carrier ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Commanding Officer of Her Majesty Canadian Ship FREDERICTON where amongst other tasks he deployed to the coast of Africa for an RCMP lead operation that resulted in the seizure of 22.5 tons of hashish bound for the East Coast of Canada.  He was also the Royal Canadian Navy lead for Maritime Security for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and the Maritime Component Commander for RIMPAC 2014, the largest maritime exercise in the world that takes place off the coast of Hawaii and includes over 49 ships and 20 000 sailors. 
RAdm Couturier’s senior appointments have included Executive Assistant to the Chief of Defence Staff, Deputy Director for Military to Military capacity building at US Central Command in Tampa, Florida; and back in Ottawa as the Lead planner for the Canadian Armed Forces and finally as the Director General International Security Policy for National Defence.
RAdm Couturier still has a passion for our national sport and attempts to put the blades on as often as he can.  
Guest Speaker - Rear Admiral Gilles Couturier Cheryl Thomas 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0

Harbourside is selling our annual raffle tickets for a meal for 8!

For only $20, you get to invite 7 friends of your friends on a date you choose with a menu that you helped pick. We supply the full gourmet BBQ Brunch for 8. It is amazing...trust us!

We only sell 400 tickets and they are on sale until June 14th, get 'em before they're gone.

Harbourside Raffle Tickets Lauren Moline 2016-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Dysart on Apr 19, 2016
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Siem Lelum (Respected House) is a 41 unit urban village located at 120 Gorge Rd East, which houses Aboriginal Families, Elders, and Youth.  Phase 1 has been up and running for over 2 years and construction of 15 additional units of family house has just begun.  All are built with the help of grants from CMHC, the Regional Housing Trust Fund, the City of Victoria and BC Housing.  Siem Lelum receives no operating grants and operates from modest tenant rents.  It is owned by the Victoria Native Friendship Centre ande operated as a Social Enterprise by Linda E Ross Property Management. 
Linda Ross - on Aboriginal Housing Chris Dysart 2016-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Kleinschmidt on Mar 22, 2016
Paul Nursey is the CEO of Tourism Victoria. Tourism Victoria's primary objective is to market the city as a destination.  The organization has a 41 year history and works cooperatively with other tourism and venue marketing groups in Victoria.  Victoria will benefit from Western North America being the next global hotspot. The world is compressing in Victoria's favour as the accessibility of the city increases.  This has been aided by improvements to the Victoria International Airport and increasing air access from multiple locations in Canada and the US. Tourism Victoria has a 5 to 6 million dollar annual budget.  It launched a new advertising campaign last year which was very effective with 25% of visitors who recall seeing elements of the campaign.  The organization operates in a multi-stakeholder environment with 900 members in the Greater Victoria region.
Paul Nursey - Tourism Victoria Steve Kleinschmidt 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Biography of Ian McTaggart-Cowen by author Briony Penn Fiona Cheong 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of Kathleen Nelson Fiona Cheong 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
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Saul Klein is the Dean and Lansdowne Professor of International Business in the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. The Gustavson School promotes four pillars for business success: 1. entrepreneurship and innovation, 2. integration, 3. internationalization, and
4. social responsibility. 
Establishing Trust is the Foundation of Successful Business Pieta VanDyke 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
John Heraghty - Classification Talk Chris Dysart 2016-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Kurushima on Dec 08, 2015
Jamie Cassels has served as the President of the University of Fictoria since 2013.  He had been a professor of Law and has numerous books, articles and awards. Mr. Cassels gave us a clear picture of the modern university, explaining the many changes since most of us have attended any university. 
 
Jamie Cassels, President, University of Victoria Susan Kurushima 2015-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Remembrance Day
 
In recognition of Remembrance Day coming up on November 11th, the meeting began with Tom Martin playing a recording of the Last Post while Jim Warr recited the Ode to Remembrance as our Invocation.  Two minutes of silence were held in memory of those in the Armed Forces who gave their lives for our country.
 
Pipers Auction
 
Our semi-annual Pipers Auction was held to raise funds for the Rotary International Foundation.  This event is held twice a year with a club target of $20,000 to be raised.  To date, Harbourside Rotary has donated $582,000 to the Rotary Foundation for their international programs.  Ably supported by Doug Lunam and Jeff Moses, our esteemed auctioneer, Wayne Ford, cajoled and persuaded 20 Rotarians into donating $8,964 to RI.  A great job again by Mr. Ford and as well, 5 new Paul Harris Fellow Awards were achieved.  
 
Additional funds were raised by auctioning 4 $25.00 gift certificates to Il Terrazo courtesy of Shelly Gudgeon.  Reid James of the Grand Pacific Hotel donated a room for auction.  He later upgraded that to a suite plus dinner.  It was purchased under the condition that Wayne Ford wasn't part of the prize package.
 
Finally, a bottle of Crown Royal was auctioned off and Tom Martin was the lucky recipient.
Remembrance Day/Piper's Auction Program Richard Lemon 2015-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2015
Anita Murray Hill from the Visual Process came to speak to Harbourside Rotary about her personal experience with her daughter who has Binocular Vision Dysfunction.
The Visual Process Lauren Moline 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Lauren Moline 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Johanne Brodeur was our Guest Speaker and is with the Victoria Conservatory of Music.  Dr. Brodeur has 35 years of experience in Music Therapy and leads the Music Therapy department at the Conservatory; now in its 22nd year of operation. The Music Therapy department provides services to 1800 participants every week.
 
Guest Speaker - Johanne Brodeur Steve Kleinschmidt 2015-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Dysart on Sep 16, 2015

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Harbourside Rotary's  annual rose sale is on now.   For only $32.00 you can show you care twice, once to the person who receives the roses…and again to the people Harbourside Rotary Victoria will help with the funds raised by your purchase.     Roses will be delivered on Saturday, October 29th.    Place your order online at www.rosesfromrotary.org .  

Send Roses to Say You Care Chris Dysart 2015-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Each year the Global Medical Brigades at the University of Victoria takes a team of doctors, dentists and student volunteers to Central America to provide health care in poor rural communities. 
Global Medical Brigades Mary Coward 2015-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
John Sansom's Classification Talk Lauren Moline 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane Sterk on Aug 25, 2015
Proud dad Russ Cape introduced our speaker and his and Genny's daughter Alex Cape. Alex and her friend Susan Simmons did a marathon swim of Lake Cowichan on the August long weekend. Theirs is a flatwater, unassisted long distance swim. Alex is a medic with the Canadian Forces stationed in Esquimalt. She is a music grad. She is a long time member of swim clubs and has been a coach since graduating. She is also active in hockey and slow pitch. Russ thanked supporters from the club who helped Alex and Susan raise over $2,000 for MS and Special Olympics (Special O).
Marathon Swim of Lake Cowichan by Alex Cape and Susan Simmons Jane Sterk 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Victoria's Police Chief, Frank Elsner, joined Harbourside Rotary this morning to tell us more about him and his direction for the Victoria Police Service. 
Frank Elsner, Police Chief Lauren Moline 2015-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of Fiona Cheong Pieta VanDyke 2015-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Operation Eyesight Lauren Moline 2015-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of the 2015-6 Board Susan Kurushima 2015-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Peace Scholarship Stephen Holland 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane Sterk on Mar 31, 2015
Our Speaker this week is Ray Hebden who was introduced by Darrel Jensen. Ray is a Structural Engineer with Hebden Engineering based in Brentwood Bay. His company specializes in large, fully floating patented concrete structures for ferry and shipping terminals.
BC Ferries and the Big One Jane Sterk 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Kleinschmidt on Sep 23, 2014

Guest Speaker James Legh was introduced.    James has worked for the past 15 years towards the amalgamation of two or more cities in the Greater Victoria area.  He is the Chair of the Pro-Amalgamation Party in Victoria and has been a Board Member of Amalgamation Yes.

 

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Is Amalgamation Right for the Greater Victoria Region? Steve Kleinschmidt 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Victoria: a Capital for the Next Generation Susan Kurushima 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Canada's Citizenship Program & Changes to the Act Miles Takacs 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane Sterk on Aug 19, 2014

Each of the Board members presented their goals for the year. Each preceded their presentation by telling us about a special skill they have, their greatest fear and best professional moment.

Board Plans Jane Sterk 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Steve Kleinschmidt- classification talk, August 6th 2014 Stephen Holland 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Dysart on Jul 29, 2014
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Jim Swanson, General Manager of the Victoria Harbourcats gave us an overview about the team, the league, and how much fun it is to go to a game.

Victoria Harbourcats Baseball Chris Dysart 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Cowichan River Stoltz Bluffs Stabilization Project David Cheatley 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Miles Takacs on Jul 08, 2014
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Miles Takes introduced the Christopher Bowers, the guest speaker, who plans to help us to have a "conversation."  Christopher Bowers, a retired teacher of 30+ years, teaching: Math. Music, Entrepreneurship, and Intro Japanese.  Since arriving in Victoria in 2005 has has spent a lot time teaching people about the power of great questions and having authentic conversation.  Christopher started Conversation Works Charity.

 

Conversations That Work Miles Takacs 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Thomas on Jul 01, 2014

Colin Smith introduced Col. Jamie Hammond, our guest speaker.  Col. Hammond was raised in Esquimalt and took Honors History from UVic and a Masters degree at Carlton University.  He spent 28 years in the Military, serving Bosnia and Afghanistan.  He currently is the Private Secretary to Her Honor the Lieutenant Governor, Judith Guichon which means he is also the Chief of Staff for Government House.  He has been very involved with Her Honor's Literacy Program and has worked with several Rotary Clubs in implementing the 9 libraries in small communities.

Afghanistan ~ Col. Jamie Hammond Cheryl Thomas 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Ratel on Jun 17, 2014

Harbourside Rotary Victoria held a special meeting to award $107,100 in Community Grants. This was the first time that the Club and the Harbourside Foundation had invited all recipients to receive their cheques in a single ceremony. A total of twelve community groups will benefit from the Foundations investments and Harboursides' fund raising efforts this morning.

Community Grants John Ratel 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Heraghty on Jun 10, 2014
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David Iles introduced our speaker first by commenting on previous introductions that were so long they required someone to thank them.  This morning he introduced Gordon Greeniaus by saying he’s really smart, he’s from Winnipeg and he specializes in experimental sub atomic physics at UVic.  He is going to talk about the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Fukushima - We're All Going to Die??? John Heraghty 2014-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Wayne Ford, classification talk Stephen Holland 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Program Cheryl Thomas 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
100 Years of Rotary - Murray Ramsbottom Laurie Hurst 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pieta VanDyke on Apr 22, 2014
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Dr. Cameron McCrodan is a developmental optometrist who runs a clinic in Victoria that helps youngsters and adults to make meaning from what their eyes are taking in.  The key to how this works is in the interplay between what the eye sees and how the brain works with it. He will be presenting on this topic at a session at 7 pm on May 6, organized by the Victoria Rotary Clubs' Literacy Roundtable. It is open to anyone in the community.  The location is the theatre at Berwick House on Elk Lake Road. 

Overcoming Visual Disfunction Pieta VanDyke 2014-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Harbour Series: How to Build a Thriving Waterfront, Lessons from San Francisco Patrick Morris 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk - Ken Milbrath Miles Takacs 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane Sterk on Mar 25, 2014
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Doug Webb introduced Gregory, an athlete who had a heart attack at age 40. Greg has written a book called Open Heart Runner on his experience of suffering a cardiac arrest at the end of an 8K and his recovery from that experience 16 years ago.

Gregory Marchand - Open Heart Runner Jane Sterk 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Membership John Ratel 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Harbour Series: Marg Gardiner, James Bay Neighbourhood Association Peter Baillie 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk - Gillian Manson Chris Dysart 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
ORCA Oral Care for Children and Adolescents Susan Kurushima 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Members trip to Guatamala, Honduras and Antigua David Cheatley 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patrick Morris on Jan 28, 2014
Jack Shore talks about Leadership Victoria and its role in the community.
Leadership Victoria Patrick Morris 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Community Service at Harbourside with Robin Cushing John Heraghty 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Alexander on Dec 16, 2013
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What follows is a thank you from Glenn Raynor, our 2009-2011 Rotary World Peace Fellow.

He would like to pass on his thanks and best regards to the Rotarians of Victoria Harbourside Rotary Club!

Update from our recent Rotary World Peace Fellow Troy Alexander 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Harbour Series: Darrel Bryan - Clipper Navagations Chris Dysart 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Alexander on Nov 11, 2013
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ShelterBox Canada is appealing for donations to support the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort.

Hundreds of thousands of men, women, boys and girls in the philippines are now homeless and without clean water or food in the wake of super Typhoon Haiyan. Their situation is desperate. 

CANADIANS CAN DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF THEIR DONATION THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT'S TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF FUND.  

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Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal Troy Alexander 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Simon on Oct 17, 2013
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Pat Morris presided over the Harbourside Rotary Scholarship Presentations program.  The program included reflections of past recipient and current Harbourside Rotarian Lauren Moline; the history and awarding of the Michael Potter Scholarship by George Prince to Elizabeth Kuroyedov; Darrel Jenson and Lauren Moline making Harbourside Scholarship presentations to Romy Done and Lindy Pangka.  Further acknowledgements were made for the clubs involvement in RYLA and Rotaract.
Harbourside Rotary Scholarships and Youth Recognition Rob Simon 2013-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Ratel on Oct 08, 2013
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John Adams is a well known local historian and author.  He owns "Discover the Past",  a company devoted to historical research, writing, lecturing and providing guided tours of the city and waterfront.  He is the second in our Inner Harbour speaker series, and spoke to us about the history of the Inner Harbour.
John Adams - The History of Victoria's Inner Harbour John Ratel 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pieta VanDyke on Oct 01, 2013

Vice President Lisa Collins presented the Board's Strategic Plan for the next three years.  The strategic planning process began in the spring, with a questionnaire that was completed by 63 members.  This was followed by a one day "Visioning" exercise, facilitated by trained District 5020 facilitators, and attended by 22 club members. 

 

Harbourside Rotary Three Year Strategic Plan Pieta VanDyke 2013-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Miles Takacs on Sep 25, 2013
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Chris Causton introduced Mayor Dean Fortin. Dean Fortin became the 51st Mayor of Victoria when he was elected on November 15, 2008, and was sworn into office for a second term on December 8, 2011. Prior to being elected as Mayor, Dean served as a Victoria City Councillor for two terms, from 2002 to 2008. Dean spent 17 years as Executive Director of the Burnside Gorge Community Centre before taking on full time mayoral duties.Prior to his political and executive experience, Dean practiced family and criminal law, worked with the Victoria Association for Street Kids (now known as the Youth Empowerment Society) and was a seasonal sawmill worker in Kamloops.

Mayor Dean Fortin - The Future of the Inner Harbour Miles Takacs 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
David Chard of Chard Development Ltd Stephen Holland 2013-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Mayor Dean Fortin Miles Takacs 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Alexander on Aug 25, 2013
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Harbourside Rotary Victoria is launching an exciting initiative to engage business, community and service groups in a community dialogue about how to make Victoria's vibrant downtown harbour a successful work, play and commercial environment.  Victoria's Harbour: Meeting the Challenge of Making it Work is a 7-part speaker series that will see community, industry and business leaders sharing their unique perspectives and visions for the harbour's future.
Victoria's Harbour: Meeting the Challenge of Making it Work Troy Alexander 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane Sterk on Aug 13, 2013

Ernie Stigant introduced our guest speaker Janet Munsil, Artistic Director and Festival Producer of Intrepid Theatre. Janet has been responsible for programming the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, Uno Fest, and the new experimental theatre festival, Winterlab. Over the past 21 years at Intrepid, she has produced 45 performing arts festivals.

Intrepid Theatre also operates two downtown venues that are available to the community - the Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club. Janet is an alumni of the UVic Phoenix Theatre program. She is an accomplished playwright whose work has been produced across Canada, the US, Ireland, the Czech Republic and throughout the UK. Her adaptation of Pride and Prejudice was seen by 30,000 people last fall in Ottawa and Calgary and it recently won the critic's award for the best play of 2012.

Victoria's Fringe Festival Jane Sterk 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Simon on Jul 09, 2013
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Kathryn Stolle, a Certified Wellness Coach with extensive experience in spas and wellness, is president of SLK Wellness Concepts, an independent wellness resource for individuals, spas and organizations across North America.  She spoke to us on the 12 dimensions of wellness. 

Kathryn Stolle - The 12 Dimensions of Wellness Rob Simon 2013-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Thomas on Jul 02, 2013
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The Honourable Judith Guichon was sworn-in as the 29th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on November 2nd, 2012.  Prior to this appointment, she owned and operated Gerard Guichon Ranch in the Nicola Valley in the BC Interior.  The Guichon family has ranched in the area since 1878 and Her Honour's father-in-law was awarded the Order of Canada in 1974 for his leadership in the Cattleman's Associations and his contribution to agriculture in Canada.

The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Cheryl Thomas 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pieta VanDyke on May 14, 2013
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Currently in Canada there are three professional designations for accountants – the CMA, CA, and CGA, but an effort is underway to merge these in to one designation. Sheena Manson tells us more.

New CPA designation for Canada's accountants Pieta VanDyke 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cheryl Thomas on May 07, 2013
Two of the Rotaracters, Katie Sharpe and Lance Shaver, gave a presentation on the Rotaract Club at UVic. 
Report from UVic Rotaract Cheryl Thomas 2013-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
All About Chiropractic John Heraghty 2013-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Dysart on Apr 16, 2013
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If you are on the Front Desk, a Greeter, or selling Draw tickets, please be there by 6:30 am to start your shift.    If you are unable to work your shift, please make arrangements with someone to swap a shift and let Chris Dysart know of the change.
Upcoming Duty Roster Chris Dysart 2013-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Moskow on Apr 02, 2013
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 R otary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to

  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

 Gillian Manson was pelased to introduce four young women who were Harbourside's "UN Contingent" to RYLA this year: Rachel Corwin, Chahat Mehra and Alice Shimizu who are all from Vic High and Angela Yu from Mount Doug.

Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly (RYLA) Ann Moskow 2013-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pieta VanDyke on Feb 05, 2013

What will Harbourside look like in 5 years?

This is the question that will be answered as members engage in a "visioning" process that will begin this spring.

 

 

Harbourside "Visioning" Pieta VanDyke 2013-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Coward on Jan 29, 2013
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Dr. Paul Winston, consultant in neurorehabilitation at Victoria General Hospital, spoke about rehabilitation medicine and services available in Victoria.
Rehabilitation Medicine in Victoria Mary Coward 2013-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Moline on Jan 22, 2013
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Kids need sports. Not only for the obvious health benefits, but sport also allows kids to learn teamwork, fair play, dedication and commitment, increasing their sense of self-confidence, all of which leads to happy, productive lives in the future. KidSport Victoria’s goal is to ensure that kids from low income families can participate in a season of sport.


KidSport Lauren Moline 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Moskow on Jan 08, 2013
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Power To Be provides adventure-based programs designed for youth and families in need of support.  Through a collaborative approach and caring staff, Power To Be inspires connections with nature and the discovery of limitless ability.  They provide a unique and year-round outdoor education program that promotes physical health and emotional well-being, develops interpersonal and leadership skills, teaches environmental and social stewardship, offers peer mentoring, and supports community engagement and family connectedness.
Power To Be Adventure Therapy Ann Moskow 2013-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Findlay on Dec 11, 2012
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Chris Causton introduced our speaker, Manuel Archadinha.  Manuel is the CEO of BC Transit.  Prior to joining BC Transit in 2008, Manuel was with BC Ferries and in charge of Terminal Operations.  Before that he was with the Treasury Board with the Province of B.C.  Outside of work, Manuel enjoys playing soccer. 
Manuel Archadinha - BC Transit Julie Findlay 2012-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane Sterk on Nov 13, 2012
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Ellen is a long time volunteer advocate for diabetes awareness. She came to Victoria two years ago after she retired and became an activist with the Canadian Diabetes Associations and a frequent speaker on diabetes awareness. Helen has been motivated by her daughter's diabetes. She was a distinguished lawyer for the Federal government and involved in many of the trade agreements Canada has signed.
World Diabetes Day with Guest Speaker Ellen Stensholt Jane Sterk 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane Sterk on Nov 13, 2012
Bill Brown was sponsored by Laurie Hurst and Ivana Faltysova by Kevin Watt. Harbourside Rotary is honoured to have Ivana and Bill as our newest members. Membership Chair Wayne Shillington introduced the new members and their sponsors, Ralph Libby did the inductions. Laurie and Kevin offered the handshake of friendship and invested Bill and Ivana with their pins.
Induction of Ivana Faltysova and Bill Brown Jane Sterk 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Holland on Nov 06, 2012

ImageActing Sub lieutenant  Nalae Yang and Master Seaman Chris Leger presented Remembrances on behalf of our proud Canadian Armed Forces. 

Remembrance Day 2012 Stephen Holland 2012-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Dysart on Sep 10, 2012
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For only $30 you can show you care twice! Once to the person who receives the roses...and again to the people Harbourside Rotary Victoria will help with the funds raised by your purchase.
Send Roses to Say You Care Chris Dysart 2012-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
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This Rotary Club project helps educate 2,000 of the poorest children living in Teguciagalpa, Honduras.  For information on this program, please click "more", below. 

If you wish to donate, instructions are at the end of this article.  If you have questions, or require further information please send an e-mail with your telephone number to cdysart@shaw.ca.   We will contact you by telephone to answer your questions. 

  

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