Dispatch from Guatemala: Semana Santa 

Greetings from Antigua, where the streets are thrumming with reverence and rituals of Semana Santa!

The week leading up to Easter Sunday is an intense and outrageously colourful explosion of devotion in Guatemala. From the intricate alfombras (carpets) of dyed sawdust that adorn the cobblestone streets to the thick copal smoke that wafts alongside the solemn processions that weave centuries-old Mayan and Catholic traditions - there is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world.
Dispatch from Guatemala: Semana Santa 2024-04-06 07:00:00Z 0

Fostering local and international partnerships 



"Empowering Women for Economic Independence: Rotary Clubs Unite for Change"

In Guatemala, our Rotary Club is on a mission to empower women through micro-credit loans and essential business training. We recognize the potential within every woman to thrive economically, given the right support and resources.

Fostering local and international partnerships 2024-03-10 08:00:00Z 0

Creating Hope  - one program at a time. 



At Harbourside Rotary, our commitment to serving our community knows no bounds. With a passion for making a difference, our members and friends come together to volunteer and provide essential support through several impactful programs.
Creating Hope - one program at a time. 2024-03-10 08:00:00Z 0
OneFeather Mobile Technology Patrick Morris 2023-11-29 08:00:00Z 0
The Victoria Hospitals Foundation: The Strongest Hospitals Have the Strongest Philanthropy 2023-09-13 07:00:00Z 0
Bee Happy! 2023-05-24 07:00:00Z 0

No reason to be afraid of a Clown

How important is clowning around?  Jan Streader shares her journey as a therapeutic clown and how singing and music are important in reaching those with dementia and Alzheimer's. 
No reason to be afraid of a Clown MMP 2023-01-10 08:00:00Z 0

Learn about the BC SPCA

Emma Hammil, Branch Manager of the BC SPCA talks about the good work the SPCA does in rescuing and rehoming animals of all types, and engaging with community to ensure good animal care practices.
Learn about the BC SPCA MMP 2022-07-06 07:00:00Z 0

Doing Good in the World

Today, we are focusing on all the good work Rotary does in the world.  The Rotary Foundation manages Rotary’s global programs, a necessity with so many humanitarian needs in the world.  Our club has always been strong in this area.  Let's look at what we have accomplished of late and consider continuing that work by donating to TRF and the Annual Fund.
Doing Good in the World Michele Parkin 2022-05-04 07:00:00Z 0

War Heritage Research Initiative

Dr. Geoffrey Bird, Professor at Royal Roads University,  will talk about his initiative to produce films that focus on sites of war memory and their significance to Canadian heritage. He tells a local story of significance related to the Abkhazi Gardens and the Prince and Princess of Abkhazi.       
War Heritage Research Initiative Michele Parkin 2022-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
What's going on with the GVA Real Estate Market? M Parkin 2022-01-12 08:00:00Z 0

Cancer, Healing and the Art of Giving Back

Mike’s personal story began three years ago when at the age of 28 he was diagnosed with a blood cancer – acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Mike told us his story from initial diagnosis in 2018 through treatment and recovery. This journey has led Mike to realize that much more is needed to support young adult cancer survivors (he is 31 now) and has I turn led to his establishing support organizations in Red Deer where he lives, and nationally.
Cancer, Healing and the Art of Giving Back Patrick Morris 2021-11-24 08:00:00Z 0

Classification Talk - Halyna Tataryn

Classification Talk - Halyna Tatryn
Halyna talked about the background that has led to her current career in real estate. As she says, her obsession is homes, housing and real estate.
Classification Talk - Halyna Tataryn Patrick Morris 2021-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Campaign Kickoff Patrick Morris 2021-08-25 07:00:00Z 0

Protect Yourself from EMF

RC Victoria Harbourside's guest speaker this week (July 14) was R. Blank, CEO of Shield Your Body.  He helped us understand the risks of increased exposure to electro-magnetic fields and how we can make this technology safer to use.
Protect Yourself from EMF MMP 2021-07-14 07:00:00Z 0

The Future of Oil and Gas

Laurie Weston presented a brief history of oil and gas and projected into the future.
Laurie started out in Shell Canada and the UK, then Nexen Consulting.  She also co-founded Sounds QI, an integrated reservoir characterization.  She has also co-founded Big Media which uses Data Science to provide information for the general public.
The Future of Oil and Gas Cheryl Thomas 2021-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Homes for Heroes Foundation Susan Kurushima 2021-04-07 07:00:00Z 0

Reading and Singing Along

This week we heard from Maureen Sawa, CEO of the Greater Victoria Public Library about the resilience and agility of our Libraries, particularly during the pandemic, and the importance of their services in helping people in isolation or with homeschooling.
We also had the pleasure of hearing author, songwriter and professional speaker, Stephanie Staples speak of her journey and current endeavors in writing children's books and recognizing our healthcare professionals.
Reading and Singing Along Michele Parkin 2021-04-05 07:00:00Z 0

The State of Human Rights in the World

This is a massive topic and the presentation touched on some key issues. The pandemic represents a challenging time but there is the need to put human rights at the heart of Canada’s response to the pandemic – COVID-19 is indeed a human rights issue.
The State of Human Rights in the World Patrick Morris 2021-02-24 08:00:00Z 0
Victoria Symphony - Challenges and Opportunities During the Pandemic  2021-02-10 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Reconciliation

John Currie spoke to us on behalf of “Honoring Indigenous Peoples” (HIP), a national Rotary initiative in collaboration with some Indigenous Nations whose mandate is to catalyze societal change by inspiring Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relationship building, strengthening community well-being and advancing the next generation of leaders. 
Rotary and Reconciliation Michele Parkin 2021-02-03 08:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation

Past District Governor Craig Gillis visited our club for Rotary Foundation Month to inform our members about The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation Susan Kurushima 2020-11-18 08:00:00Z 0
Michael King Classification Talk Cheryl Thomas 2020-10-14 07:00:00Z 0
The CRD Waste Management Program Patrick Morris 2020-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
Rebecca Merner - My Year as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student Chris Dysart 2020-09-24 07:00:00Z 0

The Grateful Dead

David Lemieux spoke to us about his experiences as a Legacy Manager for the Grateful Dead from 1999 to the present.
The Grateful Dead Susan Kurushima 2020-09-09 07:00:00Z 0

Returning Outbound Student

Madeline Sternig reported on her time as an Rotary Exchange Student returning from an 11-month exchange in Virum, Denmark. She discussed what it was like to live abroad along with the joys and hardships, especially during a worldwide pandemic. 
Returning Outbound Student Cheryl Thomas 2020-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Tanzania Coffee Project Cheryl Thomas 2020-08-05 07:00:00Z 0
Canada's Tainted Blood Scandal Patrick Morris 2020-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
The Write to Read Project 2020-07-22 07:00:00Z 0

Canucks Autism Network

Canucks Autism Network (CAN) was founded in 2008 by Vancouver Canucks Co-owners, Paolo and Clara Aquilini, whose son has autism. CAN is dedicated to providing programs to individuals with autism and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC and beyond.
Canucks Autism Network 2020-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
Fernando Martinez from Comayagua, Honduras Susan Kurushima 2020-07-08 07:00:00Z 0
Exchange Student Presentation Susan Kurushima 2020-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Jeff Bray - Executive Director, Downtown Victoria Business Association Rick Lemon 2020-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
YMCA/YWCA of Vancouver Island Cheryl Thomas 2020-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Understanding Anxiety 2020-04-11 07:00:00Z 0

Ogden Point Masterplan

Ian Robertson, CEO, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority was introduced by Cheryl Thomas.
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, a not-for-profit organization, owns and operates deep water, marina, and upland holdings throughout Victoria's harbour.
Ogden Point Masterplan Susan Kurushima 2020-02-05 08:00:00Z 0

Fighting Worldwide Corruption

The speaker this week was Roy Cullen.  Mr. Cullen was an MP from 1996 to 2008. During his tenure as parliamentary secretary to the minister of finance, Mr. Cullen was actively involved in designing and implementing Canada’s anti-money-laundering regime. Mr. Cullen has been very active with the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) in the international fight against corruption and money laundering. He has spoken out on these scourges and has played a leadership role at several anti-corruption and anti-money-laundering workshops and conferences.
Fighting Worldwide Corruption Cheryl Thomas 2020-01-29 08:00:00Z 0
What's happening in Victoria Real Estate Richard Lemon 2020-01-22 08:00:00Z 0

Dementia Support

Dr. Marjorie Moulton started the Founder and Executive Director of We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation, local Victorian and supporter to families and caregivers as they work with individuals who are battling dementia.  She presented to Harbourside with some tips of how we could help someone who has dementia. 
Dementia Support Lauren Moline 2020-01-08 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Exchange Students

Henrik Horkko and Katarina Kurz presented to the Harbourside Rotary Members this morning on their Exchanges as High School Students.  Katarina spent last year in Finland and this year, Henrik, is in Victoria from Finland.
Rotary Exchange Students Lauren Moline 2019-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Todd Litman, Smart Climate Action Susan Kurushima 2019-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

Sherri Bell,  President, Camosun College

Sherri Bell, President of Camosun College was our guest speaker and showed members a Powerpoint presentation on the College, including key points on number of students and programs available, founding date (1971)
David Murray thanked our speaker.
Sherri Bell, President, Camosun College Stephen Holland 2019-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

We Remember

Posted on Nov 06, 2019
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Cdr Cory Foreman, Base Administration Officer at CFB Esquimalt helped us reflect on our past by recounting the history of Canadian service, and informed us about our Navy today; who they are, and what they do, both at home and around the world.  He ended by telling us a bit about CFB Esquimalt, the third largest employer in the CRD.  
We Remember Christine Dysart 2019-11-06 08:00:00Z 0
Deborah Curran of UVic 2019-10-30 07:00:00Z 0

Garth Wardle - Cyber Attach:  The Little Known Story of Notpetya

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Garth is an entrepreneur with a history of six start-ups, several failures, two exits and one acquisition. For the past 14 years he’s owned and operated Allsite IT, an IT Managed Infrastructure company. Clients include Bell-Canada, Carbon Engineering, Hilton Hotels and several Small Medium Businesses. Allsite IT has offices in Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto. 
Garth’s work experience and love of a good story means he translates IT subject matter into interesting and useful and information for small-medium business owners. He tells stories with real world actions owners and managers can take to mitigate the business situations discussed.
Garth Wardle - Cyber Attach: The Little Known Story of Notpetya Christine Dysart 2019-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
What's Climate Got To Do With It?  Richard Lemon 2019-09-11 07:00:00Z 0


Posted on Aug 28, 2019
Club Member Georgina Patko discussed her experience as a member of a co-housing development in Sooke, BC.
Co-Housing Patrick Morris 2019-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

World Fisheries Trust

Jillian Martin from the World Fisheries Trust spoke to Harbourside about the education programs that Harbourside have funded over the last few years. 
World Fisheries Trust Lauren Moline 2019-08-21 07:00:00Z 0

Anawim House

 Jim Ross (Board Chair) and Terry Edison-Brown (Director) spoke about Anawim House - a residential safe place for healing from addictions and other causes of poverty and homelessness.  They strive to provide a home for 7 men and drop in services Monday to Friday.
Anawim House Cheryl Thomas 2019-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

V2V Vacations

V2V Vacations is a great experience and a viable alternative for travel between Vancouver and Victoria for visitors and residents alike.
V2V Vacations Richard Lemon 2019-07-17 07:00:00Z 0
Barry Casson - Be Who You Were Meant to Be Lauren Moline 2019-06-26 07:00:00Z 0
Impact of Electronic Media on Today’s Families Patrick Morris 2019-06-19 07:00:00Z 0

Harbourside's Annual Charity Distributions

The Victoria Harbourside Rotary Club works hard all year to raise funds and distributes them to chosen organizations in Victoria.   At today's meeting, we distributed $91,000 to 15 local charities for various projects in our community.  The quick summary of all the projects are:
1) Ecole Quadra School for their Inclusive education program which includes books, seating and sensory circuit for students.
2) 1000 x 5 with their goal for every child to have a home library and to have those books read to them 1000 times by the age of 5.
3) Cornerstone Youth Society - one on one mentoring and assistance for girls specific program.
4) Disaster Aid Canada/Soap for Hope - Soap for Hope provides hygiene products and related items to those that need them.
5) George Jay Elementary Literacy and social emotional skills 
6) VIctoria Women's Transition House - Prevention, education, advocacy, counselling and empowerment (PEACE) camp program for kids who witness abuse.
7) Can Assist at UVic - connecting with businesses owners and managers in order to develop more jobs for youth with barriers. 
8) Kidsport Greater Victoria - so ALL Kids Can Play - season of sport registration grants at the core of their work.  Providing kids and youth in need with the financial support to access organized sport. 
9) HeroWork Program Society - Peers Power Up Radical Renovation
10) Bridges fr Women Society - Updating the Bridges to Healing Workbook 
11) YMCA/YWCA of Victoria - providing supported, semi-independent housing for youth ages 15-19 to facilitate successful transition to living independently.
12) Leadership Victoria Society - Youth Leadership development program 
13) LifeCycles Project Society - Grow Together- growing food and future food leaders on school grounds
14) WITS Programs Foundation - WITS provides programs and tools for children to resolve peer conflict and to prevent bullying 
15) Burnside Gorge Community Association - van to transport youth and seniors 
Harbourside's Annual Charity Distributions Lauren Moline 2019-06-12 07:00:00Z 0
Lucia's Presentation on her Youth Exchange Experience Susan Kurushima 2019-06-05 07:00:00Z 0

Sanctuary Youth Center/ Cornerstone Youth Society

Darin Reimer has just completed his fifth year as the Executive Director at Cornerstone Youth Society/Sanctuary Youth Center.  The Center has been in existence since 2004 and since then has seen well over 30,000 visits of vulnerable youth.   He is married o Cora almost 24 years and has three daughters.   Darin's hobbies include carpentry and hiking.  He has also traveled to the Philippines on numerous occasions to do relief and development work. 
Sanctuary Youth Center/ Cornerstone Youth Society Lauren Moline 2019-05-29 07:00:00Z 0

Royal & McPherson Theater Society

Posted by Patrick Morris on Mar 27, 2019
Randy Joynt Manager of External Affairs for the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society (RMTS) spoke about the history of Victoria's two principal performance spaces, and their current role in Victoria's arts scene.
Royal & McPherson Theater Society Patrick Morris 2019-03-27 07:00:00Z 0
Update from our President Lauren Moline 2019-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
Cheryl Thomas on the Oak Bay United Church Neighbourhood Housing Project  Randy Decksheimer 2019-02-20 08:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Cheryl Woolley , Victoria as a Place to Live  Susan Kurushima 2019-01-30 08:00:00Z 0
Jack Jeffrey Tribute Keith Phillips 2018-11-21 08:00:00Z 0
Honduras Keith Phillips 2018-11-21 08:00:00Z 0
Heart Smart Women Presentation Richard Lemon 2018-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
NORAD on 9/11: Canada's Role Patrick Morris 2018-10-10 07:00:00Z 0
Roses from Rotary Christine Dysart 2018-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

Operation Caribbe - Drug Interdiction in Central America

Posted by Patrick Morris on Jul 25, 2018
Lt. Commander Sean Kelly of the Royal Canadian Navy spoke about Operation Caribbe, the purpose of which is to stem the flow of drugs from South and Central America into the United States, Canada and Europe. It encompasses the joint activities of a variety of partners from North, Central and South America and Europe.
Operation Caribbe - Drug Interdiction in Central America Patrick Morris 2018-07-25 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Zehr - Teaching Science through Superheros Lauren Moline 2018-07-11 07:00:00Z 0

Club Donates over $95,000 To Community Groups

Posted by Kevin Hilgers on Jun 17, 2018
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It was a proud day for Harbourside Rotarians recently as $95,710.00 was handed out at a regular Rotary meeting to deserving various community groups. As President Ann Moskow said "One of our favorite meetings of the year". 
Club Donates over $95,000 To Community Groups Kevin Hilgers 2018-06-17 07:00:00Z 0

Fireside on International Service

Maureen Duncan, International Service Director, led  a fireside to discuss the workings of the International Service Committee, and how it distributes funds to projects.  Results of the fireside will be used in drafting a new funding policy for the committee.  
Fireside on International Service Chris Dysart 2018-06-06 07:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Professor Thomas Pedersen

Posted by Stephen Holland on May 30, 2018
 John Heraghty  introduced  our speaker, Dr Thomas Pedersen.
Dr. Thomas Pedersen holds a PhD in marine geochemistry from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently a Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. 
He previously served at UVic as Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for ClimateSolutions from 2009 to 2015, Dean of Science (2003 to 2009) and Director of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (2002-2003).
In 2015 he served as a member of the Climate Leadership Team of the Province of British  Columbia, and he chairs the Canadian Climate Forum, based in Ottawa.

Pedersen is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the American Geophysical Union. He is an intemationally recognized authority on ocean chemistry, has published extensively in the field of paleoceanography, and has longstanding interests in climate change issues and the application of government policy to climate-change mitigation and adaptation.

On a personal note, l first met Tom at dinner after Uplands Men’s Night golf last summer. He explained what he did and displayed his ample knowledge of his subject, but also offered very un-Andrew Weaver like solutions. I’d call him a pragmatist. He’s also entertaining. I think you’ll be better informed after hearing
what he has to say.
Speaker - Professor Thomas Pedersen Stephen Holland 2018-05-30 07:00:00Z 0

Harbourside Works in Guatemala

Posted by Chris Dysart
 If you're wondering where your contributions to the Rotary Foundation go, here's a report on our project in Antigua, Guatemala, which we just completed. We had a District Community Grant, and worked with two other clubs - Bainbridge Island and the Passport Club of Pierce County.
This $9000 project provided business training to 22 women entrepreneurs in Antigua, Guatemala. Each woman received about 10 hours of training, met monthly with a Business Advisor to develop her business, and received a microcredit loan.
Harbourside Works in Guatemala Chris Dysart 2018-05-11 07:00:00Z 0

Harbourside Works in Honduras

Posted by Chris Dysart on May 11, 2018
The Harbourside International Service team is pleased to learn that our Global Grant project in Tegucigalpa, Honduras has been featured in RI's Rotary Service Connections Blog.  The article is below.  
Harbourside Works in Honduras Chris Dysart 2018-05-11 07:00:00Z 0

Victoria HarbourCats Baseball

Posted by Richard Lemon
Victoria Harbourcats 6th Season is upon us,  and Managing Partner Him Swanson gave us a rundown on what we can expect in the upcoming season. 
Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Richard Lemon 2018-03-22 07:00:00Z 0
Patricia Jelinski and BC 211 Keith Phillips 2018-02-21 08:00:00Z 0

Glenn Raynor - Life of Harbourside's Rotary Peace Scholar

Glenn Raynor was sponsored by the Victoria-Harbourside Rotary Club of District 5020 as a Rotary Peace Fellow (2009 - 2011),  and was hosted by the Tokyo-Musashino Rotary Club of District 2580.  He is currently the Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a dangerous and volatile country that has over 30 armed criminal groups, where violence is common and where his staff have been kidnapped and held for ransom.   He was recently a speaker at Rotary's Presidential Peace Conference on Environmental Sustainability.  He compliments Rotary for recognizing that peace needs to be the foundation for all its endeavors.   Read more about his incredible  journey and the impact he is making on the world.
Glenn Raynor - Life of Harbourside's Rotary Peace Scholar 2018-02-14 08:00:00Z 0

Cyber  Security - How Vulnerable Are You?

Posted by Ted Noakes on Jan 23, 2018
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Gary Perkins, Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), at Province of BC, enlightened the members on what the Government is doing to keep our data secure, and what we should be doing too.     
Cyber Security - How Vulnerable Are You? Ted Noakes 2018-01-23 08:00:00Z 0

District Governor's Visit

Posted by Patrick Morris on Dec 06, 2017
Tom Carroll is Governor of District 5020, which extends across all of Vancouver Island south through western Washington State to Olympia.
District Governor's Visit Patrick Morris 2017-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: How will we adapt to Sea Level Rise? Cheryl Thomas 2017-11-22 08:00:00Z 0
Presidential Peace Conference on Environmental Sustainability Patrick Morris 2017-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
Harbourside Donations 2017-06-21 07:00:00Z 0

International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary comes to District 5020

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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

Piper's Auction

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

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 

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

WASRAG - Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

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

Cakes from Rotary

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

The Journey to President

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

Peace & Conflict: The Generational Divide Over Housing

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 - Sailing Solo A
round the World

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 A round 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

School Project in Quatemala

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

Speaker - Joey Scarfone

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

Installation of the New Board

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

Guest Speaker - Rear Admiral Gilles Couturier

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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

Linda Ross - on Aboriginal Housing

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

Paul Nursey - Tourism Victoria

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

Establishing Trust is the Foundation of Successful Business

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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

Jamie Cassels, President, University of Victoria

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/Piper's Auction Program

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

The Visual Process

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

Guest Speaker - Johanne Brodeur

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

Global Medical Brigades

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. 
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John Sansom's Classification Talk Lauren Moline 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0

Marathon Swim of Lake Cowichan by Alex Cape and Susan Simmons

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

Frank Elsner, Police Chief

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

BC Ferries and the Big One

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

Is Amalgamation Right for the Greater Victoria Region?

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.



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

Board Plans

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

Victoria Harbourcats Baseball

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

Conversations That Work

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

Afghanistan ~ Col. Jamie Hammond

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

Community Grants

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

Fukushima - We're All Going to Die???

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

Overcoming Visual Disfunction

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

Gregory Marchand - Open Heart Runner

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
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
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

Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal

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. 



Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal Troy Alexander 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0

Harbourside Rotary Scholarships and Youth Recognition

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

John Adams - The History of Victoria's Inner Harbour

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

Harbourside Rotary Three Year Strategic Plan

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

Mayor Dean Fortin - The Future of the Inner Harbour

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

Victoria's Harbour: Meeting the Challenge of Making it Work

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

Victoria's Fringe Festival

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

Kathryn Stolle - The 12 Dimensions of Wellness

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

The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

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

New CPA designation for Canada's accountants

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

Report from UVic Rotaract

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

Upcoming Duty Roster

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.
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Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly (RYLA)

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

Harbourside "Visioning"

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

Rehabilitation Medicine in Victoria

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.
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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.

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Power To Be Adventure Therapy

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.
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Manuel Archadinha - BC Transit

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

World Diabetes Day with Guest Speaker Ellen Stensholt

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

Induction of Ivana Faltysova and Bill Brown

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

Remembrance Day 2012

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. 

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HELP Honduras Market Children Program

Posted by Chris Dysart

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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