Posted on Oct 11, 2018
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Last few days to get tickets before the "Early Bird" draw. Win a 2 nights out at Rowena's Inn on the River. What a fantastic opportunity to get out an be there to watch some eagles. This poster highlights some of our very generous sponsors. Don't forget to support this local pillars of our community. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rotary-winter-gala-tickets-48181285522
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Posted on Sep 19, 2018
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District Governor Linda Murray and Area Governor Mike Adkins, pictured here with President Bill Tyler, joined us for breakfast today and she shared her vision for Rotary.
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Posted by JBM on Sep 07, 2018
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Maybe you have heard the story about the Starfish.  About the little girl who walked the beach littered with thousands of dying starfish, throwing one at a time back to the ocean.  When told that it was hopeless and could never make a difference she said as she threw another starfish:  “Well it made a difference to that one.” 

Starfish Backpacks - helping local kids JBM 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by JBM on Sep 06, 2018
Rotary Club's Annual Winter Gala 2018 JBM 2018-09-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Chalkias
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A Reason to Smile!
By John Chalkias, Executive Director, Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry
In North America, a visit to the dentist is something many of us are privileged to take for granted; we often procrastinate over making an appointment and rarely think of a dentist appointment with a spirit of eagerness and gratitude. However, for the children and staff at the Seeds of Hope (SoH) Orphanage in Zambia, having a dental team come and treat their oral issues was an exciting, much-anticipated, huge blessing and reason to smile!
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Posted on Jul 24, 2018
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Come check out what Rotary is doing in your Community.  Visit the Rotary table at the Sunset Market in the Park on August 14th.
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Ken Herar awarded Paul Harris Fellow 2018-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 08, 2018
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It's Strawberry Sale season again. Fresh, clean, sliced strawberries with no sugar or water added - YUMMY! Click here to be linked directly to the site. Prices have not changed from last year: 5 Kg pails are $42, 13.5 kg pails are $75. Pickup is at Mission Secondary Bus Loop on June 2nd between 10 and 2. You can also order in person at Matus Appliance Centre (32020 Lougheed Hwy) or by phone 1-877-404-2010. Last day to order is May 27th so don't miss out.
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Posted on Apr 02, 2018
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Cinco de Mayo Dinner and Dance at All Saints Anglican Church May 5, 2018 at 5:30pm
 
Doors Open at 5:30, Dinner at 7. Tickets $35
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Posted on Mar 28, 2018
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# “CLIFF:” You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Bonanza dubbed in French-Canadian.
 
Read more: http://www.quotesquotations.com/cheers/cliff-clavin-quotes.htm#ixzz5B63p6IMC   Do you know Cliff Clavin? Or perhaps your friends think you are him? We've got just the event for you: Rotary Trivia Night on April 21st. BUT wait there's more - You can possibly win the COVETED Trivia Night Trophy.
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Last week we welcomed three new members into our Rotary Family!  Congratulations and Welcome to Shiv Brar, Chris Knowles, and Ken Selvaraja!  We hope you will enjoy your membership in one of the greatest clubs in Mission!
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Posted on Mar 20, 2018
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 Our Dental Team is now in Ndola, Zambia working at Grace Academy to Make a Difference in the world, one tooth at a time!  Many thanks to Drs Bill and Gloria Tyler for organizing this wonderful mission, and to Lloyd and Markus from our club for accompanying them and doing the work.  I will pass along any updates as I hear them.  The team will return full of stories after the first week of April.  
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There's Magic in the Air and it is coming to Mission!  And what better thing to do on a dreary February day than take in a fantastic, eye-popping Magic Show at the Clarke Theatre?  Magician, John Kaplan will amaze and amuse the audience with his Multi-Media Magic Show on Sunday, February 18 at 2 pm!  This is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Mission!  By purchasing tickets for this you you will help:
Feed hungry kids (Starfish Backpacks
Support Early Literacy (Imagination Library)
Help young people to go College and University (Scholarships)
Send kids to Camp (Camp Jubilee)
Help children deal with difficult emotions (Circle of Friends - Mission Hospice)
Help teach empathy and social responsibility  (Challenge Day through Mission Public Schools)
And all this for $25!  It's not too late!  Tickets are still available online through this website, or in person at the Mission Leisure Centre and Sue's Copy Place.  Or from your favourite Rotarian!  
 
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Posted on Jan 29, 2018
We are asking for support for a fundraiser program that will be happening in Mission next month.  AbracaDAZZLE is a multi-media Magic Show for families that will be held at the Clarke Foundation Theatre on Sunday, February 18th at 2 pm.  The Magician, John Kaplan, is a well known professional Magician from the lower mainland who has done numerous shows all over the province.  Tickets are $25. Is this something you or your organization could get behind?
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AbracaDAZZLE Magic Show Starring John Kaplan 2017-12-20 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 26, 2017
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Sadly we lost an amazing Rotarian and citizen of Mission this past week.
Tok Herar passed this past Monday and his funeral is being held tomorrow,
Sunday, November 26th at Fraser River Funeral Home, 2061 Riverside Rd., Abbotsford at 3:00 pm.
For those of us from Mission who will be attending, it is suggested that we meet at the Prospera parking lot at the intersection of Hwy 11 and |Hwy 7 Sunday at 2:00 pm to arrange car pooling. 
The property at Cannor Nursery is closed off so parking will be at a premium.
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The Three Presidents - Mission Sunrise, Abbotsford, and Abbotsford Matsqui at the Rotary Foundation Dinner! A fine evening with lots of inspiring stories, awards, and recognition of great things done in the world.
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Posted on Oct 24, 2017
Canadian E-clubs are marching across Canada at 7 pm to create awareness of and raise money for the End Polio Campaign.
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Cut-a-thon fundraiser for Starfish Packs Nov 4 2017-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 23, 2017
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Today is Rotary's 112th anniversary! Together we have taught young people to read, improved access to clean water and fought disease. Thank you for everything you do.
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Trivia Night coming again... JBM 2017-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
Starfish backpack program update... JBM 2017-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
IMAGINATION LIBRARY in Mission supported by the Rotary Club of Mission (AM). JBM 2017-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
"Real Launch" of Starfish backpack program JBM 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians support Christmas at the Clarke JBM 2017-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Mission (AM) brings library to Lax Kw’alaams JBM 2016-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Mission (AM) is proud to support the Rotaract Club of the Fraser Valley in these good works supporting others. They have been busy little elves collecting and distributing socks to locations in the Valley and making cards to distribute to seniors all the while collecting food and almost $200 for the Abbotsford Food Bank. Great work Rotaractors!
Rotaract Club community service JBM 2016-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Come one, come all!  It's time for the Rotary Carol Festival!  Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm. This is a tradition in our town which had been going on for decades!  Get in the Christmas spirit and join us. Admission is free with a donation to the Christmas Bureau. 
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Murray Hatfield is just a few days away - and it's MAGIC! 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
There's magic in the air and you can be part of it!  On Saturday, October 15th, the Rotary Club of Mission will host Canadian Magician of the Year, Murray Hatfield and Theresa who will perform not one, but two magic shows at the Clarke Theatre.  Shows are at 4 pm and at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are available now at Eventbrite.ca or From World Odyssey Travel in Mission - Adults - $35, Kids - $25 or a Family Pack of 2 adults and 2 kids for $100.  Proceeds of the Fundraiser will go to the Starfish Pack Program, a food security initiative which sends a backpack of food home for the weekend for kids who are not getting enough to eat.  You can be a part of the solution just by buying tickets to this wonderful evening of entertainment!  It's a win/win for all!
Magic Comes to Mission! Elspeth Bowers 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
A tradition for many decades in this community is the annual Rotary Carol Festival.  This year the event will be held at the Clarke Theatre on Tuesday, November 24th beginning at 7 pm.  The event features carol singing by several local school choirs and this year will also include a performance by the Mission Ukulele Circle and the Joy Vox Community Choir who will lead the audience in a massive carol singing to round off the program.  So get into the spirit of the season by taking in this event.  Admission is by donation of  non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys or cash.  Hope to see you there!  
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Remember!  The Rotary Club of Mission (Sunrise) meeting is cancelled on Wednesday, November 11th in honour of Remembrance Day.  We encourage you to attend the ceremonies in your community to honour those who fight for us and promote peace in the world.  In Mission, the ceremonies begin at the Clarke Theatre at 11 am, followed by the laying of the wreaths at the Cenotaph at the Legion on Veteran's Way.  "At the rising of the sun and at its going down, we remember them."
 
 
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The Strawberries are Coming!
 
Image result for strawberriesImage result for strawberriesFresh, clean, cut and sliced…ready for jam-making, pies, smoothies or just on their own, the Rotary Strawberries will be ready for pick-up June 6th at Mission Secondary School on 7th Avenue. Order your strawberries online at www.abbotsfordsumasrotary.org or in person (cash and cheque only) at Earthtacular Rock and Gem, 1st Avenue, Mission. Remember, the last day to order is May 31st…don’t miss it.
 
 
 
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Damien James
 
Damien James- Ventiloquist at The Stage May 21st
 
Internationally  renowned ventriloquist, magician and special effects artist Damien James takes to “The Stage” in Mission on Saturday, May 31st.
Guaranteed to entertain and keep you laughing for months, James creates a wide array of puppets from celebrities, to his own "friends, to members of the expected audience.Tickets are $25 in advance,($35 at the door) and can be purchased at Earthtacular Rock and Gem on 1st Ave., from any member of the Rotary Club if Mission (AM) or by calling 778-347-7625. For a sneak preview of Damien and his work, check him out on Utube.
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Posted by Elspeth Bowers on Jun 12, 2014

There's something starting to really take shape in Fraser River Heritage Park.  It's not a bird!  Or a plane! It's the new Rotary Observatory and Space Science Centre!  And it is happening on our doorstep and before our eyes.  What a terrific opportunity this facility will be - a place for the families of Mission to learn about the solar system and outer space.  You can follow the progress on Facebook by searching for the Rotary Observatory and Space Science Centre

 

 

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The Rotary Observatory and Space Science Centre is on its way! Elspeth Bowers 2014-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Elspeth Bowers on Apr 25, 2014
Rotarians joined members of Stave Valley Salmon and families from the community to plant trees at Silverdale Creek Wetlands on Saturday.  The weather, in spite of a gloomy forecast of everlasting rain, surprised us with a lovely spring day of mixed sun and clouds.  Families came down and planted trees and explored the area, finding frogs, birds and a swimming garter snake, much to the delight of certain young boys!  There was a Rubber Duck Race to raise money for the Mission Food Centre, and along with refreshments and home-made cookies, the day was a huge success!  Thanks to Jim Taylor (for organizing) and other members of the Rotary Club of Mission for helping.  Image
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Posted by Elspeth Bowers on Apr 05, 2014
How do you save a language from extinction?  Our guest speaker at Rotary this week will be Peter Lindley, Mission Public School District Language and Cultural Worker. Three decades after the last residential school closed in Mission, Halq'emeylem, the traditional language of the Sto:Lo people is now being taught in seven schools in our district. The Aboriginal populations of Canada lost their language through residential school and the Indian Hospitals", says Deroche Elementary Principal, Sue McLeod.  "It is pretty significant that this opportunity is now offered for our students and their families." Come and hear the story of this stunning effort to save a language and associated cultural meanings from extinction. Guests are welcome - Wednesday, April 9 at 7 am - Carrington House
How's Your Halq'emeylem? Elspeth Bowers 2014-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Tomorrow is the big day for Mission - our 29th Annual Candlelight Parade!  Come out to cheer us on - we will be there with our traditional float.  The parade should be bigger and better than ever before!  Don't forget your donation to the Christmas Bureau.  It all starts at 7 am.  And the weather forecast is improving!  Image
Rotarians walk the Candlelight Parade on Friday Night Elspeth Bowers 2012-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Elspeth Bowers on Nov 26, 2012
Come out on Thursday to join us at the Rotary Carol Festival in the Clarke Theatre.  Admission is by donation to the Mission Christmas Bureau.  This is the start of the Christmas Festivities in Mission, and has been a Rotary tradition for decades.  Come and raise your voices to sing in the season together.  November 29th at 7 pm at the Clarke Foundation Theatre. 
Rotary Carol Festival at the Clarke Elspeth Bowers 2012-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Elspeth Bowers on Nov 24, 2012

 Louise Lacerte, key organizer for our Club's Respite room project with Laura Koch, residential Care Manager of Dr. Stuart Pavillion and Debbie Tenerelli, Residential Care coordinator. Through Rotary International's District Simplified Grant we were able to furnish and decorate the  Respite Room for Mission's temporary extended care facility in Abbotsford When the new extended care unit is completed next year, the furnishings will come back to Mission.

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Our Newest Project Elspeth Bowers 2012-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Elspeth Bowers on Nov 20, 2012

 

Our guest speaker, Haddy Abra told the story of how he contracted polio at age 9 and spent a month in an iron lung.  The experience left him hard hearted.  He told us the inspiring story about how his life journey turned him into a true humanitarian with a wide open heart. 

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Speaker Haddy Abra tells his Polio story Elspeth Bowers 2012-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Elspeth Bowers on Jun 19, 2012
Bill Tyler speaks at our club to remind us about the importance of supporting Camp Jubilee.  $250 sends a child to camp.  Camp changes lives and supports our youth.  This is one way we can make a difference in Mission.  Let us know if you can help in this initiative! 
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Bill Tyler reminds us about Camp Jubilee Elspeth Bowers 2012-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Ed Betterton gives Classification Speech Elspeth Bowers 2012-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Leo Simmons VP of the Mission Farmers Market shown here with Rotary Pen in hand gave the club an interesting update on the plans for the Market Carolynn Schmor 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
MSS Principal Jim Pearce presents on a double championship and leadership strategies Carolynn Schmor 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Darrell and Bill speak about their Dental trip Carolynn Schmor 2012-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
4-way test seminar at Hatzic Elementary Carolynn Schmor 2012-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
The Greening of Tunbridge - Part II Carolynn Schmor 2012-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolynn Schmor on Apr 14, 2012

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Birds seen on our walk:
Bushtit
Red-winged Blackbird
Northwestern Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Wood Duck
Bald Eagle
Northern Flicker
Canada Goose
American Goldfinch
Red-tailed Hawk
Rufous Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Steller's Jay
Belted Kingfisher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mallard
Hooded Merganser
American Robin
Barn Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-rumped Warber
Downy Woodpecker
Common Yellowthroat
A bird walk in the wetlands Carolynn Schmor 2012-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Janet Chalmers gives her classification speech! Carolynn Schmor 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Community Development Librarian for the FVRL, Smitty Miller, rolls out the new age mobile called Library Live and On Tour! Carolynn Schmor 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolynn Schmor on Mar 20, 2012
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Kathie Krahn and Harry Huber presented

“A Walk To Remember”

The presentation included their experiences in building homes for those that might otherwise live in cornstalk houses.  One family lost their father and siblings in a flood leaving the mother and surviving children homeless.  They also distribute needed items such as blankets and schools supplies.

Kathie Krahn and Harry Huber presented Carolynn Schmor 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolynn Schmor on Mar 09, 2012
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On Saturday, March 10, six hearty souls braved the elements to take part in the Sunrise Rotary birdwatching walk at Silverdale Creek Wetlands.  A number of bird species were seen or heard during the 90 minute walk.  Below is the list of the 21 bird species noted.

Pacific Wren, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Steller's Jay, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Dipper, American Robin, Varied Thrush, Hooded Merganser, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Canada Goose, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-winged Blackbird, Glaucous-winged Gull, Rock Pigeon

 On April 14, another walk is planned to see what Spring migrants have arrived from their wintering grounds in the tropics.  The walk will begin at 9:00 am.

Bird and Nature Walk Carolynn Schmor 2012-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Richard Konarski gives a highly engaging information session furthering the converstaion from former guest speaker Laura Wilson Carolynn Schmor 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
Mission Public School Employee, Janet Chalmers was welcomed to the Sunrise Rotarty Club this morning. Her sponsor is Shelley Clarkson Carolynn Schmor 2012-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Remco Bergman speaks about Waste Water Treatment Carolynn Schmor 2012-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
A busy morning at our club on November 23. Heather Stewart 2011-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Mission Public School Principal, Carolyn Schmor was welcomed in to Rotary Club of Mission AM today. Her sponsor is Pam Alexis. Heather Stewart 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
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District Gov. Jane Helten delivered a memorable message. She also presented District 5050 recognition pins to three club members, name badges to three new members, and promoted the spring 2012 District Conference.

Check out additional pictures on our Facebook: Rotary Club of Mission AM.

District Governor Visit November 2, 2011 Heather Stewart 2011-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Kathleen Rake of Between the Vines gave us an interesting and timely talk on wine tasting. Heather Stewart 2011-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
On Saturday, September 24, 2001 Rotarians were up bright and early to clean up Lane Creek Heather Stewart 2011-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian James thanks new Rotarian Richard for his Classification presentation. Heather Stewart 2011-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Heidi Smith Tells Story of Mission's Gorilla Gardeners and their Latest Project Heather Stewart 2011-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
President Jim Buys a New Hat Heather Stewart 2011-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speakers July 13 Heather Stewart 2011-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Heather Stewart on Jul 12, 2011
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Past President Elspeth presents cheque to Georgina of Mission Community Services for Family Tree House  and Mission"4' Kids Family Place. This will help families to attend a Picnic in the Park.
Busy July 13 at Rotary Heather Stewart 2011-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Ken Herar Brings Message of Diversity to Rotary Heather Stewart 2011-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Habitat for Humanity Group Present May 4 Heather Stewart 2011-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Diana McColl Speaks to Club on Strong Start Heather Stewart 2011-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
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Stephan St. Amour, winner of our club's Serving From the Heart Award, studies at Riverside College. He is an excellent student in the Plumbing Program and an active community volunteer. He was accompanied by his proud parents Lori and Michel St.Amour, and his plumbing instructor Tony Zadworny.  
April Student of the Month: Stephan St. Amour Heather Stewart 2011-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Heather Stewart on Feb 08, 2011
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The event takes place at All Saints Church Hall on Second Avenue and James on Saturday, February 19th.

Doors open at 5:30 and Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets at $25 are available from club members (call 604-302-2005) or at Envison Credit Union in the Junction and  Murdoch's Book Shoppe on First Avenue. 

You will enjoy "Chef" Ed's spaghetti dinner, dessert auction, wine bar, African music, and  student speakers from Zambia.

Funds raised will be used to purchase dental equipment for a clinic at Grace Academy in Ndola, Zambia. 

In to Africa Fundraiser Dinner Heather Stewart 2011-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marilyn MacDonald on Jan 22, 2011
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Jerry Lewis and Deanne Martin returned to Mission AM Rotary club Jan. 19th in a production of Rotary Foundation's 3 Hs...or was that 4Hs?
Celebrity Guests Marilyn MacDonald 2011-01-22 14:02:02Z 0
Habitat for Humanity receives $1000 from Mission Morning Rotary Marilyn MacDonald 2011-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marilyn MacDonald on Jan 21, 2011
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Megan Scarrow was chosen as Mission Morning Rotary's first Student of the Month. Megan has volunteeed many hours with Mission Hospice and she has participated in Hatzic Secondary's Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala and will go with the group this year to El Salvador
Student of the Month Marilyn MacDonald 2011-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club at Work in 2010-2011 2010-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians play a valuable role in Communities in Bloom 2010-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Elspeth Bowers

Come and see what everyone is talking about!  Learn about the Rotary Observatory and Space Science Centre!  See slide shows and telescope demonstrations by Fraser Valley Astronomers!  Hot Dogs and Popcorn, too!  All proceeds go to the Observatory Project.  Image

Moon Walk! Support the Rotary Observatory! Elspeth Bowers 0
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How do Rotarians help a community?  Through fundraising of course!  Our next offer is Hanging Baskets available Saturday, May 10th (the day before Mother's Day).  Baskets must be pre-ordered.  Email orders to lloydrash@hotmail.com by May 7th.   Cost is $25, and the funds raised will go to support families in Mission - scholarships, Imagination Library, the astronomical observatory, and many other community initiatives.  Please help by ordering one of these baskets! Image
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And they change the life, not only of the child who receives the vaccine, but the person who helps to make it happen.  Rotarians are working in some of the most difficult and stress-ridden areas of the world to make sure that children will grow up strong and healthy.  Read about one Rotarian's efforts to make a difference by travelling to Nigeria to vaccinate children against polio.  http://blog.rotary.org/2014/04/18/al_bonney/Image

 

One Moment, Two drops of vaccine, change a life Elspeth Bowers 0
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 We are at it again!  There is another batch of succulent, juicy, chickens on the horizon!  This is a fundraiser for our club and the many community projects that we do.  Please share with all your friends, colleagues, family, and vague acquaintances.  These are locally raised, free run, healthy and happy chickens raised on an all-vegetable diet. Delicious roasted, and then leftovers for sandwiches, salads, wraps, etc.   The pick up date is April 25th at Ferndale Farms on Laxton Road.  To order call 604-826-4468
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How a Chicken can Support Scholarships, Books for Children, and Popular Astronomy! Elspeth Bowers 0
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It's tonight!  Saturday, March 15th, 2014.  Shepherd's Pies are made, desserts are in the oven, hall is decorated.  Come and join us.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Funds raised support the new Astronomical Observatory in Heritage Park.  $35 for a great meal, live music, and fun!  Still some tickets at the door.  

Great Green Galaxies Tonight! Elspeth Bowers 0
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Rotarians gathered on Saturday for a Harvest Supper to raise money to support Families in Mission.  Proceeds will go to the Mission Community Services Food Centre and to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program which provides books for 100 children in our community. Image
Harvest Supper a Great Success! Elspeth Bowers 0
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Coming up this month - Thursday, October 24th, 2013 marks World Polio Day.  World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin, led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988. Since then, GPEI has reduced polio worldwide by 99%.  Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we have not quite finished the job.  World Polio Day is a time to commemorate what we have done, and to renew our energy to finish the job in the near future!

To find out how you can make a difference in this effort, follow this link:   https://www.rotary.org/en/take-action/end-polio

Rotary International - Polio vaccination Historic Bonsecours Market in Old Montréal is illuminated with 'En finir avel la polio' (End Polio Now).

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Rotarians Hard at Work for Harvest Supper Tonight! Elspeth Bowers 0
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It's Hanging Basket Time! Support the Rotary Club of Mission and pre-order today. They cost $25. Pick up is on May 11 from 9 - 11 am at Hume Park on Hurd St. in Mission.   Funds raised go to support a variety of community projects.  You can order by emailing:  marilyn.macdonald@ufv.ca  or lloydrash@hotmail.com  Image
Rotary Hanging Baskets - Order Yours Today! Elspeth Bowers 0
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A group of enthusiastic Rotarians met on Saturday to wrap trees at the Silverdale Creek Wetlands with wire mesh to protect them against Canada's National Animal.  Those pesky beavers were cutting down the trees that WE planted!  It was decided that simply would not do, so we took action in typical Rotarian style!  And what lovely weather we had!  Image
The Rotarians vs the Beavers! Elspeth Bowers 0
Rotarian Tok presents book on history of Gur Sikh Gurdwara Heather Stewart 0
Rotarian Tok and Kuldip's son Ken Herar, who began the Ride for Diversity at Mission's Griner Park on May 18th Heather Stewart 0
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Great food, plenty of fun and games andthousands raised. Job well done by a great bunch of volunteers!
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District Govenor Wiebe honoured some of our club Rotarians when he visited in November and encouraged all members to invite a friend to join us.
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Rose Bennett and members of the cast of Opening Night Theatre offered a brief overview of their Remembrance Day play. Rose explained how significantly her family had been affected by the irst World War- 3 aunts and 12 children left without their husbands/fathers. The family also suffered injuries in the seckond World Way.
Rememberance Day Special-Opening Night Theatre Marilyn MacDonald 0
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Dr. Evered addressed Rotary last week updating on the University. Mission accounts for 7% of the students attending UFV. UFV administration is working to bring a new program to the Mission campus to add to its first year arts and business offerings and the professional Certificate in Communications
UFV President Dr. Mark Evered William Dickson 0
Posted by Marilyn MacDonald
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See the photo journal for more great pictures. There was lots of muck and hard labour, but also a lot of fun when we turned out to participate in planting 4000 plants and trees at Siverdale Creek Wetlands and friendly competition with Hatzic students. Many thanks to fearless leaders Jim and Terry Taylor.
Planting the Silverdale Creek Wetlands Marilyn MacDonald 0
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It is not all business for Inspector Pat Walsh. When he is not leading in the protection of our community, he is climbing every mountain, paddling amongst the islands and saling the seas and sounds.
Pat Walsh Classifications Speech Marilyn MacDonald 0
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The Rotary Rulers made a great showing at Quiz Night, despite the fierce competition. Rotary's fourth place was only six points behind the winning team. Please click on picture for a larger image.
Quiz Night Heather Stewart 0
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Glen Kask focused on an interesting side trip on his cruise to Alaska, Japan and Russia, an aboriginal (Anui)village in northern Japan. Look at the Ainu in the background and Glen's new beard. Do you think he has found his role model?
Aboriginals in Japan Marilyn MacDonald 0
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President Elspeth brought a visitor to Rotary on Sept. 1st to help raffle off the Polio Plus Calendar. Rotarian Craig Grant took home the prize for $110 after an exciting auction.
Rotary Visitor Marilyn MacDonald 0
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Aug 26 2010 by Marilyn MacDonald James' involvement in villages of his life led him to his commitment to working on strong communities
James' Classification Speech Marilyn MacDonald 0
Posted by Heather Stewart
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Rotarian and Mayor of Mission, James Atebe joins torch runners on stage February 8, 2010.
Olympic Torch Run Feb 8 Heather Stewart 0
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Mission's two Rotary clubs met at 5:00 a.m. to hand out souvenirs and assist security during the arrival of the Olympic torch run through Mission. An estimated 9,00 people attended.
Rotary Helps Torch Success Heather Stewart 0
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President Pam hands over cheque to Suzanne Vermeer for the Friendly Visitor Program of Mission Community Services
A "big" cheque for MCSS Heather Stewart 0
Mission Schools Make a Difference Pamela Alexis 0
Global Gathering Pamela Alexis 0
More Global Gathering Photos Pamela Alexis 0
Rotarians Attend Global Gathering for Youth Heather Stewart 0
Terry Fox pictures 2009 William Dickson 0
Terry Fox Run Sept. 13, 2009 William Dickson 0
Challenge Day- Sept 16, 2009 William Dickson 0
Graham Mitchell's travels Aug 26, 2009 William Dickson 0
Three New Members Heather Stewart 0
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Due to the work of a committee consisting of President Glen Kask, Louise Lacerte, Mark Johnson, Pam Alexis and Heather Stewart, the club recently formed a Society. The official date of incorporation was January 25, 2008.
Rotary AM Creates a Foundation Heather Stewart 0
A CHEQUE FOR HOSPICE Heather Stewart 0
THE LAW VISITS OUR CLUB Heather Stewart 0
Letter from Jean Kask Heather Stewart 0
Thailand Dental Trip 2008 Heather Stewart 0
1. Sent 18 kids to Camp Jubilee 2. Gave $500 to the Celebration of Community 3. Raised over $1,600 by selling Blueberries to support Student Scholarships 4. Stream Cleanup of D'Herbomez Creek in Heritage Park 5. Ongoing Imagination Library: recruiting 100 children to receive a book a month until they go to Kindergarten 6. Gave $500 to Mission Community Services for the Diwali Celebration 7. Contributed $1000.00 to Polio Plus and had our Club's name on the District 5050 soccer ball which was presented to Ray Klinginsmith on September 29, 2010. 8. Applied for and received a District Simplified Grant to help refurbish Future Shop Daycare at Mission Secondary School 9. Helped to organize the annual Terry Fox Run. 10. Planted trees at the Wetland Project. 11. $1000.00 donated to the Red Cross for Pakistan Flood Relief 12. Much, much more to come in the rest of the Rotary year.
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Guatemala House Newspaper Article Glen Kask 0
Youth and Our Community Glen Kask 0
Posted by Heather Stewart
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Nyomi spoke to our club on July 19 on the topic of the environment. She has recently attended a youth conference in Newfoundland on this topic and is enthusiastic about spreading the word about saving our planet.
Guest Speaker Nyomi Ross Heather Stewart 0
TOK HERAR Edward Betterton 0
INSTALLATION Heather Stewart 0
More Rotarians at Work on June 30 Heather Stewart 0
Morning Rotarians at Work Edward Betterton 0