Stay-at-Home Bike-A-Thon

"Ride For Hearing"

This year's Ride has been cancelled because of the CoronaVirus outbreak
However, you can still participate and raise funds for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in BC by registering for our 
Stay-At-Home Bike-A-Thon
Help us raise funds for a great cause by registering and inviting your friends, business associates and
family members to donate to the Rotary Hearing Foundation on your behalf.
Click here to Register as a Participant.
You can also Click here to make a donation to the Rotary Hearing Foundation 

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RCoV Member In-Person Meetings Cancelled 2020-03-16 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary World Help - 400th Container Anniversary



On May 18, 2019, Rotary World Help achieved a new milestone – shipping its 400th Container to Kiev, Ukraine.

Watch the video here: Rotary World Help - Medical Supplies Container to Kiev

Rotary World Help shipped their first container to Kiev over 25 years ago and since then have shipped medical supplies, education and sports equipment and disaster relief supplies to 60 international destinations including the Philippines, Uruguay, Chile, Sierra Leone, and Guatemala. As of September 2019, the number of people helped by Rotary World Help was over 12 million! In 2012, the organization passed its first major milestone when the estimated value of goods shipped passed the $100 million mark – as of September this year, that value was over $141 million.

Learn more about this dedicated organization and how you can help at Rotary World Help.

Container Loading – September 28, 2019 destined for Kiev, Ukraine, Riverview Lands


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The New BC Rotary Hearing and Balance Centre

Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation and St. Paul’s Foundation to fund $12-million Hearing and Balance Centre at new St. Paul’s

June 18, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – St. Paul’s Foundation announced today that the Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation has committed to raise $6 million in support of the hearing and balance centre at the new St. Paul’s. This funding will have a transformative impact on care for British Columbians with hearing loss and balance disorders. By fostering innovation and collaboration, and accelerating the development of permanent solutions for hearing loss, the new centre will offer the very best in care and hearing advancements in Canada.
A $12 million project, the new centre will be funded by the Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation and St. Paul’s Foundation, with each foundation committing to raise $6 million.
The New BC Rotary Hearing and Balance Centre Jack Zaleski 2019-06-19 07:00:00Z 0

Don Evans

Donald J. Evans
Rotarian and Past District 5040 Governor
Don passed away suddenly on May 20, 2019, while in Cuzco, Peru and preparing to hike into Machu Picchu with his wife Deborah Sankey.

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RCoV Hearing Foundation Donations Jack Zaleski 2018-10-24 07:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day Proclamation

On October 4th, Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaimed October 24th, 2018 as World Polio Day in Vancouver.
World Polio Day Proclamation Jack Zaleski 2018-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

Red Carpet Ball


The Red Carpet Ball - A Night at Studio 54 was a tremendous success!

Dinner was Amazing, the Costumes were Fantastic and the Dancing was Fabulous!

Plus our Live Auction was a major success in support of our Youth programs.

Thanks to everyone; Volunteers, Sponsors, Donors, Rotarians and Guests who made this an Outstanding Event.

Our "Disco Party" is going to be an annual event.  Mark your calendars now for October 26th, 2019.

Click here to see the photos of this wild, fun-filled night at Studio 54!

Red Carpet Ball Jack W. Zaleski 2018-10-02 07:00:00Z 0

District 5040 Foundation Dinner 2017 - Hosted by RCoV

The Rotary Club of Vancouver, home of District Governor Don Evans, hosted the November 18 annual District 5040 Foundation dinner at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver for over 200 Rotarians, family and friends.  In keeping with tradition, our Rotarians have shown their outstanding generosity to The Rotary Foundation so gifts to our communities here in BC or somewhere in the world can continue with more than US$20,000 raised at the event.

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Oktoberfest Jack Zaleski 2017-10-05 07:00:00Z 0

International Literacy Day

Phil Webber, President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver (“RCOV”), spoke at the
UNESCO Literacy Day launch of Literacy Month at the main branch of the Vancouver Public
Library which was organized by Decoda Literacy Solutions (“Decoda”).

International Literacy Day Jack Zaleski 2017-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Ralph Towsley Lifetime Achievement Award Jack Zaleski 2017-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Jack Zaleski 2017-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
Canadian Military Service in Afghanistan Jack Zaleski 2017-03-25 07:00:00Z 0

Caring Canadian Award


Caring Canadian Award being presented to Don Evans

by His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada

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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
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