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The SASSY Awards stand for ‘Service Above Self Surrey Youth’ Awards and it is Rotary’s way to celebrate and honour the fantastic youth in our community. We award seven $1,000.00 bursaries along with seven $500.00 donations the recpients present to registered Canadian charities of their choice at the SASSY Awards Show which takes place this year on the evening of Friday May 12th at the Surrey Arts Centre.
We had 63 nominees this year and they will be celebrated on May 12th at the Surrey Arts Centre on 88th Avenue in Surrey.
The Awards evening also features exceptional local youth performers, Panorama Ridge Jazz Ensemble, performers from Circus Lab, singer, songwriter and pianist extraordinaire Ben Dunnill, and singing sensation Maya Rae.
There are two ways that you can be involved with our 2017 SASSY Awards. You could purchase tickets and attend the event which we would really appreciate, you could become a ‘Friend of SASSY’ supporter by donating $50.00 to $2,000.00, or you could do both.
All donations are tax deductible. We really require the help from the community to make this work and whatever you can do is greatly appreciated. It is very important to us to have people in the seats so we do ask that if you purchase tickets you make sure they are used.
have more information and inspiring video clips from previous events, something that you really must watch. They really show what we are about.
Rotary has other youth programs that this event helps with. We send youth to leadership training camps, adventures in citizenship, exchange opportunities and sponsor the Panorama Interact Club which is a Rotary club for young people that encourages the concept of Service above Self. We also award scholarships to students at Elgin Park Secondary and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
In 2015 my Rotary club took 3 incredible local youth to Mexico to help deliver over 300 wheelchairs to people who were handicapped but had no way to get a wheelchair. These three young people came back with one thing in common, this experience changed their lives. This is an example of the type of thing that Rotary does for our local youth.
Let’s celebrate the fantastic youth in our community. If you feel you can help please contact me or if you wish please consider making a donation to Friends of SASSY online: Donate Now
Thank You very much!
Charlotte Morton, Chair
Friends of SASSY fund
139-1959 -152 Street, Surrey, BC V4A 9E3
The Rotary Club of Semiahmoo (White Rock)
SASSY AWARDS TEAM
Thank you to our restaurant partners & guests!
Semiahmoo Rotary Club was pleased to have 439 participants out to support our 12 local restaurants for Wine & Dine on April 11, 2017. Our guests enjoyed a 3 course progressive dinner with each group of guests moving on foot or via event trolleys to 3 different restaurants during the evening. The sun was shining! Spring was in the air! Our 2017 Wine and Dine event was successful in raising $20,000 for local community and global projects.
15053 Marine Dr,
White Rock, BC V4B 1C3
B1-Washington Ave Grill
15782 Marine Dr
White Rock, BC V4B 1E6
15223 Pacific Ave,
White Rock, BC V4B 1P8
15021 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C3
A3-Jan’s on the Beach
14989 Marine Dr,
White Rock, BC V4B 1C3
15057 Marine Drive(604) 245-3080
White Rock, BC V4B 1E2
15047 Marine Dr,
White Rock, BC V4B 1C5
15350 34 Ave,
South Surrey, BC V3S 0T7
1225 Johnston Rd,
White Rock, BC V4B 3Y8
2181 160 St,
Surrey, BC V3S 9N6
14935 Marine Dr,
White Rock, BC V4B 1C3
D3-KIN Thai Kitchen
2443 161a St #50,
Surrey, BC V3S 0M6
Our 12 wonderful participating restaurants partnered with us in providing $100 Gift certificates. The winners of our event gifts certificates were selected on April 11 in the final restaurants:
- D1 guests at Kin Thai – winner was Stephanie Beck
- D2 guests at Tap – winner was Sid Snelling
- D3 guests at Sheila’s Bistro – winner was Brad Duhake
- C1 guests at Boathouse – winner was Marc Mandle
- C2 guests at Five– winner was Jeanie Marie
- C3 guests atOnyx – winner was Vasi Nadoo
- B1 guests at Sandbar ( replacing Cosmo’s)– winner was Marilyn Fraser
- B2 guests at Washington Avenue Grill – winner was Bryan Williams
- DB guests at Uli’s – winner was Lori Veuvce
- A1 guests at Jan’s on the Beach – winner was Esther Kosick
- A2 guests at Giraffe – winner was Brad Baker
- A3 guests at Ronnie G’s – winner was Michael Barwell
Thank you to everyone for your support in making Wine and Dine 2017 successful and in helping our Club to raise funds for Rotary projects locally and globally. Amazing! Bon Appétit!
Janet Segat & Kirk Mitchell
Wine & Dine 2017 Co -Chairs
Youth Adventures in Leadership (YAIL) had another successful weekend at Camp Alexandra in Crescent Beach on January 20 – 22, 2017.
52 participants, in the 10th and 11th grades (ages 15 - 17) arrived on the Friday wondering why they were there and on Sunday 52 young leaders left with a new perspective on life. As the wise Sal Abbot said this weekend, "it's okay not to be perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be a leader. You just have to act. Leadership is an action. Not a title."
Connor said "Coming into it, I had no idea what to expect. I figured it would be a same old leadership conference and was not extremely excited. The first hour I was there, I was proved wrong. The lessons and concepts I learned at YAIL were clearer to me than they have ever been and it only took two days for it to happen. I learned and understood more in this short period of time than I have learned in multiple previous week long conferences I have attended."
Another participant said "I wont sugar coat it - I came into YAIL as a quiet, troubled, simple girl in my bubble and this weekend took me out of my bubble, gave me many new friends and new skills to interact. Being able to connect with people like me and people totally opposite to me.. and changed me in a positive way!"
The weekend curriculum is managed by a team of outstanding facilitators who are past attendees of both YAIL and RYLA. Kudos to the District 5050 YAIL organizing committee which just happens to include Semiahmoo Rotary's very own Ray PAQUET and Jeff HARRISON.
Another stupendous Rotary Youth Program!
The first ever Semiahmoo Rotary Club Member Re-Union was held at the Rotary Fieldhouse on Rotary Way in the South Surrey Athletic Park on Thursday evening attended by 51 current and past members. As President Mary Brunet said: "We wanted to extend a hand out to our past members who may have left for family or business reasons, to let them know that we still think about them, miss them and wish that they were with us again." "In fact", Mary said, "we would love to have you come back!"
What took us so long to hold a re-union of past members? "Although we have been 27 years as a Rotary Club we are just so busy", said Janine MacLean, Membership Committee Co-Chair, "it even took us a year to pull this evening together."
Left to Right: Lindagene Coyle, Sandy Wightman, Mary Brunet, Eric O'Dell and Steve Simpson.
Right: Pierre DesLaurier and Ken Betts trade stories about being founding members of the Semiahmoo Rotary Club way back in 1989.
Natalie Angell-Besseling presented an intriguing story of how she and her husband started USHANTI, a Birthing Centre in rural Uganda to help women with pre-natal and post-natal care and a safe place to give birth.
After seven years the centre has a 100% safety record. The secret is creating a supportive, community-based care team and modern facility with training for all.