Posted by Allan Baedak on Oct 13, 2017
Rotary Roundup – published in the Peace Arch News Oct 13, 2017
Rotarians host fundraisers and have fun doing so

Making a difference both here and abroad

One of the things that I love about the five Rotary clubs on the peninsula is the opportunity to work together on local programs and projects. While we all do great things as individual clubs, it is when we all come together that we make the biggest impact.
One of many such examples was on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The Semiahmoo, White Rock, Peace Arch, South Surrey & Peninsula Rotary clubs planted 160 trees at Green Timbers Forest. We had a blast!
Rotary International President Ian Riseley set a visionary goal for all rotarians to plant a tree during his term of office. That's 1.2 million trees worldwide, and we worked together to make it happen in our corner of the world.
Check out the upcoming events to get involved, meet some awesome people in your community, and have some fun along the way:
The Peace Arch Hospice Society is near and dear to the hearts of many local rotarians. Many of us have experienced firsthand the warmth and caring that hospice counselors and volunteers give so freely to families and loved ones as they pass through end of life.  Peace Arch Hospice Society is building a brand new supportive care building on 16A Avenue to support our growing community with this important service. They are a vital resource for our community, and the many Rotary clubs on the peninsula are proud to support them in a variety of ways,
On October 21, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the Semiahmoo & South Surrey clubs, along with Shine The Light Initiative are presenting the 3rd annual “Sip & Savour” fundraising event at the White Rock Community Centre. Partial proceeds of this exceptional wine and food tasting are in support of the Peace Arch Hospice Society's new supportive care centre. Tickets available at C&K Courtesy Cleaners (152 Street & 20th Avenue) or online at
The Semiahmoo and Peace Arch clubs are developing a joint hands-on project to build an exterior children's play area at the new 16A Avenue Peace Arch Hospice Society building.
The Peace Arch club has their 6th annual Rotary Noel dinner at Washington Avenue Grill on November 23 at 6:00 p.m. There will be a live and silent auction as well, all in support of Peace Arch Hospice Society. All are welcome to attend!  Tickets for the fundraising dinner are available by emailing
If you loved the British pop music of the 1960’s, the South Surrey club is hosting “READY STEADY GO”, a note-for-note reprise of “the Music of the 1960’s…Today!”  Come on down to the Crescent Beach Legion on October 28th and bring your friends!  A $35 ticket gets you into a great night of music, dancing and fun, with proceeds supporting completion of much needed infrastructure at an orphanage in Cambodia. Doors open at 6:30, band starts at 7:30. For tickets, call Deirdre at 604-803-0773 or Roberta at 604-536-2379.  There may also be some tickets available at the door. 
Allan Baedak writes monthly on behalf of the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s five Rotary clubs –