It's World Polio Day! The day when we reflect on the progress we have made against this horrible disease and reset our focus to eradicate it for good. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Global Polio Initiative which is an international effort to eradicate the disease. Rotary plays a major role with the initiative.
Closer to home the Resort Municipality of Whistler has declared October 24th as World Polio Day and we thank the Mayor and Council for recognizing this important day.  A copy of the proclamation is on the left  (Please click image to read the proclamation).
Rotary will feature a Livestream event from the  College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that begins at 6:30PM Philadelphia time or 3:30PM Pacific time. The livestream will feature global health experts and celebrities sharing our progress on the road to polio eradication. A recording of the livestream will be made available on after the event.
It's World Polio Day! 2018-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
On Sep 11 Chelsea Jordan-Makely made a presentation about fake news to our club. 
She condensed several hours of material into a brief thought provoking presentation about a topic that has an increasing impact on us. Chelsea started with some definitions of the terms used when discussing fake news. The she followed with some of the impacts of fake news and some tests that you can use to help determine if news items are useful and trustworthy.
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Wendel Moore,  organizer extraorinaire and long time Rotarian has done it again and brought to our morning meeting a fantastic speaker.
Curtis Collins, who biked to the meeting in chilly early morning temperatures, was chosen as the new Director of the Audain Art Museum. Curtis has adapted and clearly relishes being in Whistler, taking to the lifestyle like a duck to water. Extremely qualified, enthusiastic and experienced, he is working on increasing the visitor numbers now that the initial rush to visit the museum has subsided. Curtis is looking for help to expand the reach to broaden interest and include people who come to Whistler for culture as well as sports. We at Rotary will do our best to help get the word out.
Welcome Curtis and thank you for your time. We enjoyed your introduction greatly! 
Rotary Welcomes Audain Art Museum's New Director Janice Lloyd 2018-09-03 07:00:00Z 0
During the regular Tuesday morning meeting the Rotary Club of Whistler had two thumping good speakers who really got the blood flowing with or without caffeine.
Peter Chrzanowski, extreme skier and uber adventurer  described  a thrilling event  which he is organizing for  September 1st.  The "Aerothlon" to be held in Pemberton will be the first of this equivalent to Ironman in hang gliding, running and biking. Peter is a producer/director/writer who can be contacted about volunteering for this event in Pemberton or simply check out his web site especially if you need an adrenaline reboot.  
At the same meeting Bryce Reynolds, Program Coordinator for Soap for Hope, Vancouver Island gave us an inspiring presentation on the collection, re purposing and distribution of used soap, liquid and bars from hotels and other locations. The bars of soap or single use ampoules of soap may be used only once then discard into trash. Entirely volunteer supported and organized, the soap once prepared, is shrink packaged in small or large amounts with a cloth and distributed to poverty stricken, challenged areas over the globe and in our own needy communities across British Columbia. Bryce was so effective in his delivery that a person wanted to dig right in and help.
Adrenaline and Soap for Hope Janice Lloyd 2018-08-18 07:00:00Z 0
During the July 24th Rotary Club of Whistler morning meeting at the Whistler Racket Club Ewa (Eva) Zebroswski daughter of Walter Zebrowski, namesake of Eva Lake, updated the us on how she would like to increase the rewards and the receivers of the Walter Zebrowski Scholarship.
 Eva Zebrowski, the daughter of one of our charter members Walter, talked to us about Walter and how she hoped his fund that we manage would be able to provide for a second scholarship at the Whistler High School..
During the evening on the same date, at the Resort Municipality of Whistler Council Meeting Eva addressed the Council asking for funding for an additional scholarship in honour of her fathers faithful and remarkable dedication to the development of the community in our valley. 
Walter Zebrowski Scholarship Update Janice Lloyd 2018-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
The Resort Municipality of Whistler hosted the Subaru- Ironman - Canada  banner event for the 6th time July 25th to the 30th this year. The Rotary Club of Whistler rolled out the red carpet. under the leadership of Murray Wood, dedicated Rotarian and this year's Assistant District Governor. His team warmly and heartily welcomed, using our special brand of cheer for the athletes and their families helping make their introduction to Whistler and the big race  happen.
Guess what!
Murray won Best Captain for his Station!
We Worked Hard, He Led and He Won !! Janice Lloyd 2018-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
On August 4th and 5th the Rotary Club of Whistler served up pancakes outside of Dusty's in Creekside to the salivating masses that lined up for this tasty breakfast treat. Money Man David Oakes, long time dedicated Rotarian is in the background and Pancake Chef Gill Forester is in the white hat concentrating on perfect pancakes after  tirelessly organizing the event and the donations.  Perky pancake flipper Marg Pallot with her endless cheer and smile doled out these yummy cakes to an ever waiting line up. Some youngsters proudly boasted chowing down on as many as 12 cakes, drizzled with Canadian Maple syrup, each of the two mornings!
Hurrah! Pancakes for Breakfast! Janice Lloyd 2018-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
Newly appointed District Governor Darcy Long and husband Doug visited the morning meeting of the Rotary Club of Whistler held at the Urban Grill. 
Darcy roused the morning meeting into a holding forth in which the members gave their individual reasons and experiences for belonging to Rotary.  The information on each member refreshed our memories and underlined this year's Rotary focus of " Be the Inspiration". 
The respect and loving dedication of this Rotary couple impressed us all.
Thanks for the visit Darcy!
" Be the Inspiration" District Governor Darcy Long Janice Lloyd 2018-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
The new 2018-2019 Board of Directors for Whistler Rotary Club are  inducted on the sunny evening of June 19th at the monthly dinner  meeting held at The Venue.
Observers from the right are Isobel McLaurin and Barbie Walker. President Ken presides over the event where Bridget Daley, Margaret Pallot and Janice Lloyd vow to be loyal to their responsibilities as Board Members.

2018-2019 Whistler Rotary Board Induction Janice Lloyd 2018-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
The combined efforts of the Whistler Rotary Club and the Millennium Club of Whistler created a Canada Day float that won in the category  for "Best Interpretation of Theme"  After a week of prototypes, workshops, collaboration and cooperation through misty drizzle, the weather did not rain on us until late evening on the holiday July 1st Sunday. The Great Canadian Camp Out was a gleeful success!
What joy for all who worked hard creating, hammering, painting, collaborating and concocting! Our preparations were outdoors through chilly drizzle, mosquitoes and design challenges.  Oh the thrill of sharing and marching!
No Rain on This Parade Janice Lloyd 2018-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
On your next trip to the Whistler Public Library have a look at the Rotary posters in the foyer.  For a limited time the posters describing some of our projects are being featured at the Library. 
To everyone at  the Whistler Public Library Thank you for helping us get the word out.  Also big thanks to Barbie Walker for doing such a great job on the posters. Thanks to Janice Lloyd for making the arrangements with the library.
Library features Rotary posters Murray Wood 2018-06-26 07:00:00Z 0
On November 10th the Cenotaph project was completed.  Our club is very proud to be involved with a citizens group that initiated the project. The project was funded by Veterans Affairs Canada, Community Foundation of Whistler, American Friends of Whistler and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.  We also salute 2015 Citizen of the Year Anne Townley who was the catalyst in getting the project going.. Additional information about the project may be found on the Whistler Olympic Plaza page. Scroll Down, way down, to see the information about the Cenotaph. 
Resort Municipality of Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm Morden and Anne Townley are shown unveiling the Cenotaph.
Cenotaph Move and Remembrance Day 2017-11-13 08:00:00Z 0
On November 4 Shelterbox Canada held a fundraising dinner at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver.  During the dinner there was a celebration of Shelterbox Heroes.  A ShelterBox Canada Hero is a Rotary Club that has identified the continuing need to prepare for disasters and respond at a moment’s notice. Clubs are recognized based on their total annual giving throughout the year. There are three ShelterBox Hero levels: Bronze ($1,200+), Silver ($3,600) and Gold ($6,000).
Our members are very moved by hardships presented by various disasters throughout the world.  We wish to help where we can. The Rotary Club of Whistler is very proud to receive a Shelterbox Bronze Hero awards for both 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.  
Shelterbox Hero Awards for the Rotary Club of Whistler 2017-11-13 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ross Harlow
Foundation Month – November 2017

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. Your gift makes a difference since 91% of funds collect are directly spent on programs. 
According to the 2015-16 Rotary Foundation Annual Report more than 35,000 active projects were posted to Rotary Showcase, an online site that allows Rotarians and Rotaractors to share stories of their clubs’ successful projects. This reflects Rotarian contributions of more than 12 million volunteer hours, over $380 million in cash donations, and almost $265 million in in-kind donations that fuel our efforts to improve the quality of life in communities worldwide.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
November is Rotary Foundation Month Ross Harlow 2017-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Again in what is now an annual event Whistler Rotary held a Pancake Breakfast on May 19th, to support the Whistler Public Library. Members of the Rotary Club of Whistler and the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium joined forces with Library staff. The question posed in the local media would you buy your breakfast from these friendly gentleman? The answer was yes and the sunny weather made it even better. Whistler came out in droves to support the event.


On Sep 6 representatives from the Rotary Club of Whistler met with the Library Board to present a $650 cheque for the proceeds of the breakfast. President Ken Martin and Service Project Committee Chair Marg Pallot are shown at right presenting the cheque to Whistler Public Library Officials: Elizabeth Tracy (Director), Gord Annand (Chair), and Bevin Heath Ansley.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2017
Again on Aug 30 the Whistler Rotary clubs welcomed Rotaractor visitors on the Pacific Canada Experience (PACE) with Rotaract trip.  During  this event Rotaractors from all over the world visit BC to experience what makes Canada unique.  Our scenery plus multicultural environment are showcased and the goal is to bring the world a little closer together through life long friendships formed during the trip. This year, we were joined by 6 Rotaractors from Dominican Republic, Fiji, Finland, Germany, South Africa, and Sweden. 
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Posted by Mary Scott on Jul 31, 2017
Did you know that August is Rotary Membership Month? And there is no more important issue for Rotary.

All of us as Rotarians are ambassadors of both Rotary and our Club and this is especially true during  Membership Month. This is the time to focus on building a strong, more vibrant club and we all have a role to play. The month is not just about bringing new members to the Club but also retaining current ones by ensuring all feel fully engaged.
August is Membership Month Mary Scott 2017-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 03, 2017
President Ken's first official duty as new President was to lead Rotary in the annual Canada Day parade. Each year the Rotary Club of Whistler participates in the parade.
For this year we joined forces with both the Whistler Interact Club and Millennium Club  to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
Happy 150th Birthday Canada! 2017-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 28, 2017
On June 27 the Rotary Club of Whistler held a very special meeting to: Install our 2017-18 Board and to present Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Ginny and Kerry Dennehy.
Since it was the last meeting of the month and we met at The Venue. Social activities began at 5:30. The meeting started a little late.  Turns out that we enjoyed the social activities.  Following dinner we started with the induction ceremony. District Governor Lyn Stroshin and Assistant District Governor Liz Scott made a very moving presentation to Ginny and Kerry Dennehy.    Thanks to all for a great evening.
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Posted on May 24, 2017
The friendly cry was heard for the now annual Whistler Public Library Pancake Breakfast. On May 19 the Rotary Clubs of Whistler and Whistler Millennium joined forces to raise funds for the Whistler Public Library.
Our "chefs" prepared a wonderful breakfast for the big crowd that attended the event.  Here they are shown taking a breather between batches.
Thanks to all who helped out.
Get your pancakes from these friendly gentleman 2017-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 10, 2017

April 6th was the occasion for the annual visit by students and staff of the Skatin First Nation's Head of the Lake School. This year 11 children plus teachers and drivers made the trip to Whistler.

First on the agenda was a trip to the Audain Art Museum to view some of the First Nations art works.  A drawing class followed.. The group then had a lunch featuring traditional First Nations cuisine at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.  It was the on to the Tube Park for a couple hours of sliding fun!

Everyone had a great time.  Many thanks to the Rotarians who helped with this event.  Much appreciated!

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Posted on Apr 04, 2017

On March 28th the Rotary Club of Whistler held a regular meeting at a different time and location.  

This time over 40 people met at The Venue for a social and regular meeting.  After enjoying wonderful buffet dinner the club conducted a short Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The main event, our guest speakers, followed and we featured two speakers:

Rotary Club of Whistler holds Evening Meeting 2017-04-04 07:00:00Z 0
I want to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for your time and service this past year.  Rest assured that your commitment to not only our club but all the initiatives we have undertaken is very much appreciated.

Christmas is a time of giving and of reflection. It is also the time of the year when we have friends and family visiting and we demonstrate a spirit of togetherness in our community. Our Rotary traditions have always included bringing cheer to everyone. Especially as we think of Joan.  As we reflect on the past year and approach a new one, let's ponder on what we can do as a club to continue making a difference in our community.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a happy and healthy New Year!

With a stocking-filled sense of gratitude,
President Mary

Have a great Christmas and New Years everyone.    No meeting on December 27.  See you on January 3rd.  
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Posted on Dec 12, 2016
The Rotary Club of Whistler is proud to support the Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) Dog Run Funding project. Representatives of WAG (both two and four legged) are shown here receiving the cheque from the Rotary Club of Whistler's Marg Pallot.
The project will involve a major reconfiguration and reconctruction of WAG's facilities at Nesters.   More information about WAG and the project are available at the WAG website.
Rotary supports Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) Dog Run Funding 2016-12-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Want to find out more about Rotary? Have we got the event for you.
Come join us for our Member Social.  Your chance to meet members from our Club and find out what Rotary is all about. The social is scheduled for Thursday December 1 from 5:30 to 8:00 and will be held in the Alpine Meadows area.
Please Contact Barry Maskell ( for additional details and location.  We are looking forward to meeting you.
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Posted on Nov 09, 2016
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, the Rotary Club of Whistler welcomed fellow Rotarians and guests at the public unveiling of the Don MacLaurin Forest Sign Project.  The clouds parted just long enough for us to learn about the great work that has been completed through this project.
Over the past two years, with the expertise of Peter Ackhurst, the Rotary Club of Whistler has been generously granted two Environmental Legacy Fund grants from the CFOW.  With this funding and a collaborative team including RMOW, the Cheakamus Community Forest, Cutting Edge, the Whistler Museum and many volunteers, we have been able to implement and ad-vance the Don MacLaurin Forest Sign Project and honour Don’s legacy.
Public Unveiling of the Don MacLaurin Forest Sign Project 2016-11-09 08:00:00Z 0
On May 20th, the Rotary Club of Whistler and the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium joined forces  to conduct a Pancake Breakfast at the entrance to the Whistler Public Library.  On Sep 7th Whistler Rotary was very pleased to present a $675 cheque for the proceeds to the Whistler Public Library
Rotary Club of Whistler President Mary Scott is shown presenting the Cheque to Elizabeth Tracy Director of the Whistler Public Library. Also present were Gord Ammand, Chair of the Whistler Public Library Board of Trustees and Leanne Toews, President of Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium.
A big thanks to all who supported this community event.  Thanks to all Rotarians and friends of Rotarians who participated. A special thanks to Marg Pallot for organizing the breakfast.
Rotary Presents Cheque to Whistler Library Board 2016-09-07 07:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Whistler Clean-Up Crew sprung into action on Saturday, August 27th at the Whistler Interpretive Forest.  Following a photo opportunity at the memorial sign for Don Maclaurin the group got to work cleaning the signs along Craterview Loop.

Craterview loop is an approx 1km loop through the forest.  It has are several signs that point out the forest management work that has been completed in the area.  Recently the road has been cleared. It's great for a slow drive and even better for mountain bikes. There is also a Craterview Lookout but unfortunately the view is grown over.

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Whistler Interpretive Forest Sign Clean-up & Final Report 2016-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
Customers are shown here choosing one the best meals offered in Whistler at the Annual Rotary Club of Whistler Corn Roast.  Usually the club holds this event on Labour Day weekend but this year the Resort Municipality of Whistler asked us to hold the event  Aug 20/21 in conjunction with the Trajically Hip broadcast/concert.  We took the opportunity to add hot dogs to the menu.
Although there was lots of enthusiasm the weather was a bit of a challenge and traffic volume was a little down.
Many thanks to Wendell and Doug M. for organizing the event and to those Rotarians who volunteered to help. We thank you for adjusting your schedule on short notice.
Special thanks to the Whistler Grocery Store for the generous food donation.
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The Rotary Club of Whistler acknowledges the thanks from the Rotary Club of Prince George - Nechako for supporting the Journey to the Well Tanzania Sustainable Water Well Development Project. The project involves fundraising and providing a water well for a village in Northern Tanzania.
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Again for 2016 The Rotary Club of Whistler coordinated the registration process for the Subaru IRONMAN Canada event in Whistler.
We had many volunteers checking in over 2,000 athletes during the 2 1/2 day process on July 21, 22 and  23rd. An extra 1/2 day was added to accommodate the athletes for the 70.3 race which was added this year. Rotary thanks our members, friends and many volunteers who are assisted in this role. It was our chance to welcome athletes to the event and act as an ambassador for Whistler.
This is the fourth year of a 5 year commitment IRONMAN has made to locate in Whistler and the Rotary Club of Whistler is proud to be a non-profit benefactor.
Many thanks to Marg Pallot for recruiting, organizing and coordinating the team. Pics
Subaru Ironman Canada 2016 2016-07-24 07:00:00Z 0

It's July 1st, Canada Day and the first day of the new Rotary Year.  The Canada Day Parade is a tradition for our Club and is a wonderful way to introduce our new President, to our community. We have participated for over 16 years and we always enjoy this event.

You may notice that our theme was pretty similar to the one we used last year. One change though: the weather was a little different. Secretary Joan and President Elect Ken are in their rain gear.  The weather was a little cooler but the spirit for the parade was just as warm.

Happy Birthday Canada!  Welcome to both of Whistler's new Rotary Presidents: Rotary Club of Whistler President Mary and Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium President Leanne.

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On June 25th Whistler Rotarians were very proud to see Lyn Stroshin inducted into office as the 2016/17 District 5040 District Governor.  The ceremony was held at Lyn's Whistler home and Rotary International Director Elect Dean Rohrs performed the official duties.
Many former District Governors as well as members of both Whistler Rotary clubs attended the ceremony.  All were very thankful for the wonderful Whistler weather.
Welcome District Governor Lyn and we look forward to this year of  "Rotary Serving Humanity",
Welcome District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin 2016-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
On Friday, May 27, Tim Bridgman, arrived in Whistler on the final leg of his round the world cycling tour to raise awareness and support Shelterbox. He had planned on leaving the next day but after reviewing the weather forecast Tim decided to stay in Whistler for an extra day. Tim (shown at Celebration Plaza with Rotarians Marg Pallot and Joan Deeks) left Whistler Sunday May 29 for Lillooet and points north to Alaska.
Tim Bridgman's worldwide ride for Shelterbox 2016-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
Whistler Rotary receives cheque from Community Foundation of Whistler 2016-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
Members of the Rotary Club of Whistler are shocked and saddened by the tragic events in Fort McMurray AB. 
We have been in touch with members of the local Rotary Clubs and are trying to figure out how to provide the best assistance.
Perhaps the need is best expressed by an excerpt from a message by District 5370 District  Governor Tim Schilds:
First and foremost they are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support they have received from throughout the Rotary world and wanted me to express their gratitude.
In the short term most of their needs are being taken care of by The Red Cross and similar emergency response organizations.  They are aware of the offers of help from throughout the district and have shared that with all of their club members.  They will be sure to direct anyone in need of help either to a local Rotary club or the District office where we will make sure their needs are taken care of.
What I heard today is that the biggest need will be in the medium to long term once they are back in their homes and can assess what is needed.  That's where Rotary comes in!  What we do best is stay in for the long term and help through projects and donations once the needs are determined.  I promised all Rotarians from Fort McMurray that Rotary International will be there to help them as long as it takes to get them going again.  That is where we need your support.
If you would like to make a donation please follow the instructions on the District 5370 web site.  Rotarians might consider making an ATB cares donation. The Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) will match donations with an additional 15%. More details on the District 5370 site.
Whistler Rotary supports residents of Fort McMurray 2016-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Miller
Rotarians mark your calendars for Pitch in Day which is scheduled for Saturday, April 23. Again we have been assigned the Alta Vista area. The plans are to  meet at the Lakeside Park parking lot (in Alta Vista) on the 23rd. Again start time is 09:00. Please contact Jim Miller for additional information. Bring work gloves and good footwear for a couple of hours of fun.
Mark your Calendars for Pitch-In day Saturday April 23 Jim Miller 2016-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 17, 2016
Thursday March 17 was the date of the much anticipated annual visit of the Skatin First Nation students from the Head of the Lake School.
The first event was a trip to the skating rink at the Olympic Plaza. A traditional First Nations lunch at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre followed. The day ended with at the tube park. Everyone had a great time and we pretty sure that the atmosphere was subdued during the trip back to the Skatin First Nation.
Thanks to Jim Miller and Marg Pallot for organizing the day.
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Posted on Jan 03, 2016
With help from the Rotary Club of Whistler Santa made his annual trip to the Skatin First Nation.
Things started with a shopping trip by Super Elves Jim Miller and Maxine on Dec 16th.  They took special care to select the most appropriate gift for each recipient.
Following a successful trip they returned to Santa's workshop rumored to be at a location somewhere in Whistler's Nordic neighborhood.   Maxine and Jim then wrapped each gift. They were so efficient at gift wrapping that other elves weren't needed fort gift.  Hopefully they did not consume too much egg nog.
Just before they loaded the big sleigh bound for the Skatin First Nation Maxine celebrated by posed for a picture with the gifts. Looks like it was a very successful shopping trip.
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ISFR - International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians 2015-10-13 07:00:00Z 0

The work party on Sunday to clean the signs along the forest walk trail at Function was successful. A work plan was created as we arrived, and with teams of unassemblers, cleaners and assemblers the work was done in an hour and a half. Thanks all for participating



Many thanks to Jenny and her husband for organizing it.


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Posted by David Oakes on Sep 05, 2015
Once again we held our annual corn roast in the village, with a twist. On Saturday we were located in our usual place on the Village Stroll, then on Sunday in Celebration Plaza along with other local groups in celebration of the Resort Municipality of Whistler's 40th anniversary of coming to be. There are more pictures on our web site.
Corn Roast 2015 David Oakes 2015-09-05 07:00:00Z 0
Whistler Rotary clubs welcome our Rotaractor visitors on the 2015 Pacific Canada Experience (PACE) trip. This year, 6 Rotaractors, from countries around the world, are joining us on the round trip designed to fostor international friendships and showcase Canada's multicultural environment. The trip, scheduled for Aug 20th to 26th is similar to other roundtrips that are organized by Rotoract throughout the world.  PACE offers Rotaractors the opportunity to experience a country’s geography and culture through complete immersion including home-stays with local Rotaractors and Rotarians.
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Contributions to the Rotary Foundation 2015-08-13 07:00:00Z 0
Today August 11th, Rotary marks a tremendous milestone: one full year without a single case of polio caused by wild poliovirus in Africa.
A polio-free Africa has been within sight for over a decade. Health workers, community leaders, government officials and global partners helped reach 230 million African children with the polio vaccine, often under some of the most difficult conditions imaginable. Together, we have done what once seemed impossible: we have stopped polio in Africa.
More information on the fight against Polio from the BBC.
Yet this progress, momentous as it is, is still fragile...
A Tremendous Milestone 2015-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Whistler Rotarians: Is there a Club member or someone outside the Club who has made an incredible contribution that should be recognized?
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Posted by David Oakes on Jul 06, 2015

New Board Induction Evening

Members of the club convened at Nicklaus North Sunday July 5th to induct the new board for the coming Rotary Year.


The new board (those attending) were introduced and sworn in by Liz Scott, our Assistant District Governor..

The New Board is Inducted David Oakes 2015-07-06 07:00:00Z 0

It's July 1st, Canada Day and the first day of the new Rotary Year.  The Canada Day Parade is a tradition for our Club and is a wonderful way to introduce our new President, to our community. We have participated for over 15 years and we always enjoy this event.

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Posted by David Oakes on Mar 03, 2015

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This was our annual Meeting on the Mountain, meeting at the gondola at 7AM First  Tracks breakfast, then skiing in groups for the morning. A race was held on Blackcomb.
Attending the meeting were 40 folk from our club, the Millennium club, the Squamish and Pemberton clubs
Meeting on the Mountain March 3rd 2015 David Oakes 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Oakes on Sep 02, 2013


We have a new Rotary banner 'wall hanging' for banners presented by visiting Rotarians.

New Addition David Oakes 2013-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Oakes
ImageOnce again Rotary held the annual Corn Roast at our usual spot on Village Stroll behind the Visitor's Centre.  We have held our $2/cob feast for over 2 decades as a fundraiser for Rotarian community and international projects. Always a Labour Day favourite in the Village - the fresh corn is donated by The Grocery Store. It is a popular event. 
Corn Roast in the Village 2013 David Oakes 2013-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Oakes on Aug 29, 2013
Rotaractor PACE visit 2013Whistler Rotary Clubs hosted 9 International visitors from the Pacific Canadian Experience (PACE) program of Rotaract. These young professionals from all over the world were in Whistler on August 29 and 30th as guests of the Rotary Club of Whistler and Millennium Club. The highlights of their visit included an organic Pemberton beef BBQ on Thursday night plus a Whistler Blackcomb Peak to Peak/hiking adventure on the mountains Friday. Homestays were provided by both Clubs.  Thanks to all who provided rooms and special thanks to Whistler/Blackcomb who generously donated discounted lift tickets.
Rotaract PACE comes to Whistler David Oakes 2013-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Oakes on Aug 03, 2013
Our Pancake Chefs

On Aug 4th the Rotary Club of Whistler held a Pancake Breakfast as part of the BULL'S-EYE Canadian National BBQ Championships held at Whistler Creekside. Originally the plan was to feed the competitors but it became a major event thanks to some great advertising by Whistler Blackcomb and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) as a part of their 'What's On in Whistler This Weekend'.

The line up formed just after opening at 8:00 and did not shrink until after the 10:00 closure.


Thanks to everyone came to the breakfast, the Rotarians who volunteered at the event. Special thanks to Whistler Blackcomb and the RMOW for  their support. The proceeds will be used to support Rotary projects.
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Posted by Murray Wood on Apr 24, 2011

April 8th was a special day for 10-15 students and 5 parents from the Head of the Lakes School in Skatin.  It was the annual visit to Whistler to sample some of our great recreational facilities.  The trip was coordinated by the Rotary Club of Whistler and we are told that the students had a great time.

The visit started with a brunch, provided by Buns on the Run, at Meadow Park.  After everyone was fed it was off to Whistler Blackcomb’s Tube Park for some fun on the snow.  As the pictures show, Mother Nature cooperated with a nice sunny day.

The next activity was swimming at the pool at Meadow Park.  Many students consider this the highlight of the trip!

After drying off and changing everyone boarded the bus for the return trip to Skatin.  We also sent some additional sewing machines and supplies for the Head of the Lakes School sewing room, books from the Whistler Library and a supply of hot chocolate from the Rotary Club of Whistler.

This is an annual event that the students really look forward to and really appreciate.  Consequently Rotarians look forward to providing this wonderful experience. 

Thanks to all who helped make it happen: Whistler Blackcomb for the Tube Park arrangements, the Resort Municipality of Whistler for the swimming arrangements and Buns on the Run for the brunch.  Also thanks to the Rotarians who helped out (Bernie Lalor-Morton, Jay McKenzie, Audrey Mitterndorfer and Jessie Pendygrasse).  Special Thanks to our Skatin Liasons, Doug and Joan Deeks, for organizing the event.

We must also thank the 5 Skatin parents and Abou Bai-Sheka, Head of the Lakes School, for their supervision and chaperone assistance.  Spending 4 hours on a school bus with 10—15 excited school students is certainly yeoman’s work!

The Rotary Club of Whistler looks forward to presenting this trip again next year!

Head of the Lakes School students visit Whistler Murray Wood 2011-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
ImageThe Rotary Club of Whistler is coordinating the registration for the prestigious 2015 Subaru IRONMAN Canada event in Whistler. We have 110 volunteers checking in over 2,400 athletes during the 2 day process onJuly 223rd and 24th. Rotary is appreciative to our members, friends and many volunteers who are assisting us in this role. This is the third year of a 5 year commitment IRONMAN has made to locate in Whistler and the Rotary Club of Whistler is proud to be a non-profit benefactor.
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