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What Canada Means to Me Contest

What does Canada mean to you? Submit your artwork, poems, videos, and any other media. Win money to a charity of your choice and a giftcard for you!
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Donation to C.V. Therapeutic Riding Society

Posted by Dave MacDonald on Jul 30, 2013





The Courtenay Rotary Club Advisory Council presented $2000 to the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society. Members Loreli Morrison and Cathy Preece were present at a recent meeting to receive the donation. Loreli shared a few anecdotes of the experiences of those who participate in their program and advised that expenditures would include new horse blankets and bridals.The Society is hosting the RCMP Musical Ride on the 13th and 14th of August and special guests will include the Lieutenant Governor.  Volunteers are still needed and you can sign up by calling their office.

Donation to C.V. Therapeutic Riding Society Dave MacDonald 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0

Our newest Paul Harris award recipient

Posted by Dave MacDonald on Apr 13, 2011

A community is not just a collection of buildings. A community is people, people who are involved with their neighbours day to day, season to season. Janette Glover- Geidt has helped to make Union Bay a community through her tireless efforts that the Rotary Club of Courtenay recognizes and has made a contribution to the Rotary Foundation in her name, presented by Donald Gordon and Club President Robert Buckley.

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Full steam ahead for trail beside the rails

Posted by Dave MacDonald on Feb 14, 2011
All aboard!


The first section of a new paved trail for walkers and cyclists alongside the rail tracks through Courtenay will definitely be built this summer. It will run from Fifth Street to Cumberland Road and will include extensive landscaping, providing a way more attractive setting for the city's train station.
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Students in Sports

Posted by Dave MacDonald on Feb 10, 2011

Rotarian Dave White presented G.P. Vanier Secondary vice-principal Murray McRae with $2,000 to help hard-up students pay to enter sports programs and team sports.

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Project Amigo

Posted by Dave MacDonald on Feb 10, 2011
Rod Hunter, director of the Courtenay Rotary Foundation (far left) and Courtenay Rotary Club president Robert Buckley (far right) gave a cheque on behalf of the club to Dr. Kim Tsang and Dr. Lyle Myrfield of Coastal Eye Care.
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Adaptive Snowsports Donation

Posted by Dave MacDonald on Feb 10, 2011

Rotarian Pat Dixon presented Brian Culley with a $300 cheque to go towards the Herb Bradley Coca-Cola Classic event at Mt. Washington in February. Culley is the president of the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports.

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Mountie Camp Assistance

Posted by Dave MacDonald on Feb 07, 2011

Courtenay Rotary Club President Robert Buckley and President Elect Naomi Carmichael present a cheque for $1,000. to Constables Tammy Douglas and Don Sinclair, to assist with this year’s Mountie Camp. The R.C.M.P. partner with the high school work experience programs, and the popular camp enhances the leadership skills and self esteem of the students who volunteer for the week of their March break.
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While my guitar genlty weeps

Posted by Dave MacDonald on Feb 06, 2011
The song goes, "While my guitar gently weeps," but there was very little weeping to be done when Courtenay Rotary Club donated 30 acoustic guitars to Arden Elementary students.

The students were invited to sing a few songs for the club, but at the end of their performance, the instruments were presented to the ecstatic and surprised kids.
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"A Taste of the Philippines" Benefit David Regehr 0

Just in Time

Posted by Dave MacDonald


Len Anglin of Ironwood Shake & Tile Company and Rod Hunter Past President of the Rotary Club of Courtenay are excited to see the new roof installed on the Courtenay Train Station just before the snow arrived......timing is everything.

The Courtenay Rotary Club.......

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Young Pros Help Out

Posted by Dave MacDonald


 Pictured are Young Professionals Matt Becket, Brendan Somers, Matt MacDonald and Jay Dzuba of the Comox Valley Young Professionals group. Missing from photo are Corey Zaal and Blake Simpson. The Young Pros spent the day last Saturday down at Slegg Lumber painting facia board for the Rotary Club's train station restoration project. Good on them!

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Penelope Arrives

Posted by Dave MacDonald

Penelope Barbery, our inbound exchange student from the west of France arrived at the Comox airport to be met, and welcomed by members and families of our club

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Paul Harris Fellows

Posted by Dave MacDonald

Back row L to R: Kendra Walker (holding Zander Walcott) Past Courtenay Rotary Club President, Audrey Craig, Lyndsay Charles (holding Dylan Charles) and Marjorie Gibson (holding Noah Charles) Front row L to R: Declan Kennedy, Sophie Kennedy and Logan Kennedy.  Missing great grandchildren from photo: Chloe Charles All Kennedy and Charles children are from North Vancouver and Zander is from New York.

The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest honour a club can bestow on a person, either inside or outside the club. The award therefore

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Rotarians at Work on the Rotary Trail - April 3, 2013 Naomi Carmichael 0

Bid on a RidgeView Town House (4699 Muir Road). Call Ken Grant to view the town home or to place a bid. 1-250-287-1797

Posted by Naomi Carmichael

Brand New 3 bedroom 4 bath town house starting bid is $229,900 


Over 2100 Square feet on 3 levels

Located in East Courtenay at RidgeView Townhome Complex

Quality materials and superb workmanship throughout

Mountain Views, two patios and a walk out basement

10 Year New Home Warranty

Close to North Island College and Crown Isle Shopping Plaza

Bid on this fabulous family oriented town house in a new strata complex.

Follow the links and register your bid now !


Please read all the information below, and note that the unit for sale is an inside unit as identified on the complex plan.

Bid on a RidgeView Town House (4699 Muir Road). Call Ken Grant to view the town home or to place a bid. 1-250-287-1797 Naomi Carmichael 0

V.I. Lodge Benefits from Books for the Cure

Posted by Dave MacDonald



Pictured are, Director of the Vancouver Island Lodge, Darlene Orr, accepting a cheque for $5,000 from Courtenay Rotary Club’s “Books For the Cure” Chair, Liam Stackwood. The funds will be used to purchase queen sized beds for the Lodge.
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Full Steam Ahead

Posted by Dave MacDonald

All aboard! A second stretch of the Rotary Trail alongside the rail tracks through Courtenay is about to leave the station.

The new section will run from

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Courtenay Rotary Club Delivers Computers

Posted by Dave MacDonald

The Rotary Club of Courtenay was pleased to be able to present to SD #71 Nala'atsi Alternative School 10 computers & monitors along with upgraded software. These computers will help the students alleviate  the frustration of using the 8-10 years old computers which were very slow and inefficient. Shown in the picture are Naomi Carmichael Courtenay Rotary President, Rod Hunter Courtenay Rotary President Elect and Nala'atsi Math & Science teacher Mark Taylor who is also a technology specialist.
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Books For The Cure Thank You

Posted by Dave MacDonald

-Books For The Cure-

Thank You For Your Donations and Your


The Courtenay Rotary Club extends a huge thank to our community for all the donations of books, records, CD's, DVD's, video games, videos puzzles and games.  The response from the public was just fantastic. We raised about $35,000 for cancer research and our community. Thank you to everyone who came our to support our sale and, thanks to all the volunteers involved.

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Happy Birthday Rotary International Naomi Carmichael 0
We are THIS CLOSE Naomi Carmichael 0
Kim Tsang receives her blue badge from President Naomi, along side her sponsor Robert Buckley Naomi Carmichael 0
Our Club 75 years later Naomi Carmichael 0

N.I. College Bursary

Posted by Dave MacDonald

North Island College spokeswoman Susan Auchterlonie received a $3,000 cheque from Rotary to go towards a bursary fund for students who will be studying at the College’s soon-to-be-opened trades building.

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Donation to Scouts

Posted by Dave MacDonald
Art Meyers, Rotary Club Foundation Director is pictured here presenting a cheque for
$4,000 to Comox Valley Scouts Leader, Chris Tickner.
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Soup and Bun Day

Posted by Dave MacDonald

The disaster aid box pictured here is one of several hundred currently in use around the globe. On Tuesday, our Club had a "soup and bun" lunch, leaving the bulk of the club's lunch fee to go to providing disaster aid boxes for needy regions around the world. Each box costs $750, and contains cutler, plates, cups a camp stove, a large tent blankets and other necessities. The Westerly Hotel also chipped in to help raise money for the cause. Pictured left to right is: Rotary president Robert Buckley, Rotary International director Rod Hunter, Disaster Aid Canada area ambassador Jerry Feniak, Westerly general manager Michelle LeSage, banquet manager Dana Nutland and hotel chef Chris Thomson. Another $350. was raised auctioning off 6 pies
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M.A.R.S. Donation

Posted by Dave MacDonald

Courtenay Rotary president Robert Buckley (left) and incoming Rotary president Naomi Carmichael present a $500 cheque on behalf of Rotary to Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society director Pat Horie. The Society will host an Oct. 30 Harvest Banquet to raise money for its operations.

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Tour de Rock Donation

Posted by Dave MacDonald
Courtenay Rotarian and Tour de Rock cyclist Rick Gaiga accepts a $2,500 cheque from Rotary President Robert Buckley. The Tour de Rock raises money for children with cancer.
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Exchange Students

Posted by Dave MacDonald

On Tuesday, the Courtenay Rotary Club hosted four globetrotting students at their weekly meeting to hear tales of overseas life and tout an international exchange program.

Of the four students, two delivered speeches: Sasha Pariy of the Ukraine, who will be spending the coming year in the Comox Valley, and the Valley's own Arlie Christie, who recently returned home from a year in France.
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New Hope Academy

Posted by Dave MacDonald
From left to right: Courtenay Rotary Club president Robert Buckley, Aaron Bruce, Jorden Marshall of Hot Chocolates, Art Meyers and past Rotary president Bob Thiesburger.
 More than ......
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From Auctions to Hospice Dave MacDonald 0
Another Rotaplast Mission for Bent Harder Dave MacDonald 0

Got the T-Shirt

Posted by Dave MacDonald
There was a surprise in store for Rotarian Tony Woods (left) when Rotary District Governor
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St. Joes Hospital Donation

Posted by Dave MacDonald
Courtenay Rotary Club president  Bob Thiesburger (right) provides the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation with $10,000, raised during the Rotary club's annual Books for the Cure fundraiser.


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Robert&Maria Buckley tell about Ethiopia Naomi Carmichael 0
Club Raises over $9000 for Shelter boxes to Haiti Naomi Carmichael 0
Club Christmas Party - Dec 2009 Naomi Carmichael 0
Ecole Puntledge Park Christmas Party Naomi Carmichael 0
Books for the Cure a huge success Naomi Carmichael 0
Corn Roast fun! Naomi Carmichael 0
Meet our 2009 / 2010 Inbound Student Naomi Carmichael 0
Valley Rotary Presidents Naomi Carmichael 0
Heels for Hospice Naomi Carmichael 0
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Rotaplast saves lives Naomi Carmichael 0

Blue Badge

Posted by Naomi Carmichael
DSC00270-1 Don Larson presents Ken Higham with his new blue badge. 
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International Flare Naomi Carmichael 0
Top Chefs a huge success !! Naomi Carmichael 0
Finishing polio worldwide remains Rotary's top goa Naomi Carmichael 0
New executive is installed Naomi Carmichael 0
Courtenay Rotary Scholarships Naomi Carmichael 0
Main Event a success ! Naomi Carmichael 0
Courtenay Rotary and local family working together Naomi Carmichael 0
Adventures in Film Naomi Carmichael 0
Glacier View Elementary Christmas Lunch Naomi Carmichael 0
Christmas Party 2007 Naomi Carmichael 0
STEP is successful Naomi Carmichael 0
GP Vanier Interact Club Naomi Carmichael 0
Pig and Corn Roast Naomi Carmichael 0
District Govenor Norm Watts visits Naomi Carmichael 0
Courtenay Rotary Donates to Cancer Clinic Naomi Carmichael 0
Say Hello to the Courtenay Rotary Naomi Carmichael 0
Courtenay Rotary Donates to Search and Rescue Naomi Carmichael 0
Rotary Rock meeting Naomi Carmichael 0
Alison Walker - Our Exchange Student Naomi Carmichael 0
$40,000 Raised at Rotary Gala Auction Ronald Brown 0
Italian Dinner Big Success Naomi Carmichael 0
Christmas Party was enjoyed by all ages Ronald Brown 0
Linc- Youth Center Naomi Carmichael 0
Former Exchange Student Visits with Host Family Ronald Brown 0
Exchange Student returns with family after 25 years Ronald Brown 0

What is your Legacy?

Posted by Ronald Brown
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This is a picture of Incoming President Steve Elman receiving recognition for contribution to the Permanent Fund.

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World Community Service Project Completed !! Naomi Carmichael 0
Lucas Stiefvater becomes a Canadian Ronald Brown 0

Rotary Auction Huge Success

Posted by Ronald Brown
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President Derek opened the Gala Event with the Theme of " Spend-Spend-Spend " The final numbers are not in yet but it will be a huge success. Jonathon Cross did an excellent job of MC and the staff at Crowne Isle put on a great dinner.

Pictures of the evening can be found at the below link
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Traveling Rotarians

Posted by Ronald Brown
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Dave Collette is spending the month of February in Maui.  As treasurer of the Club his is missing a busy month and the Club Auction. Hurry home Dave ... We need you
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Rotary Bricks

Posted by Ronald Brown
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The fund raising Bricks are finally placed in Simms Millenium Park.  Job well done that raised about $45,000 for the Courtenay Rotary Centennial Project.
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What does getting a Paul Harris Fellow mean? Naomi Carmichael 0
Rotary Interact Club Presents check for Nate's Place Naomi Carmichael 0

Rotary Youth Exchange Comox Valley Conference

Posted by L. Derek Newnes
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February 8 - 12, 2006 are the dates for the annual Rotary Youth Exchange Conference and Orientation in the Comox Valley. This quad-club event starts with the arrival of all the Exchange students in our District on Wednesday February 8.

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Rotary Christmas Party Ronald Brown 0
Book Sale makes over $8000 for Cancer Research Ronald Brown 0

Rotarians Abroad

Posted by Graham Howie
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The Howies in Costa Rica

Can you guess what type of fish this is?Hola Rotarians from Costa Rica (that's hello in Courtenay English!!).We arrived in Costa Rica on November 15th and got our condo set up. Since then it has been 7:00 a.m. walks on the beach, watering plants, fishing, smoothies in the afternoon, and food, food, and more food. The economy is vibrant here and real estate is appreciating at a great rate. The problem is, there are so many things going on you do not know what to invest in!! It is hard to believe it is over 3 weeks now. We have Albena's relatives coming down on December 18th and staying (some) till the end of January. I may be back home, or stay in my Studio!!!!! The bottom line is: we are having a GREAT time. I just love it here in Costa Rica. If anyone is interested in coming down here, I have all the information.. See you in February..Yours in Rotary, Graham Howie
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Student Exchange - Tabitha Gaudet in Finland

Posted by Ronald Brown
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Pictures of Finland

Dear Rotarians,

I have done so many wonderful things already I don't really know where to start. Today is my first day in my new host family. The Vaateri's live in an apartment bulding in central Vammala with a beautiful view of the snow covered lake. They were very welcoming and I am very excited but at the same time sad to leave my first host family's home at the Sundgrens because they treated me just like thier own daughter. Currently my new host mother, Eija Vaateri, is cooking dinner (which must have potatoes in it cause dinner always does). Finnish food is quiet bland. They are always adding cheese or jam to their food to give it taste. 

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Literacy Kits purchased for School District

Posted by Ronald Brown
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School District Superintendent Bryan Morgan and his two Kindergarten assistants, Kierra Carpenter & Sophie Bos, accepting $1000.00 donation from Courtenay Rotary Past President Marilyn Tevington. Funds were raised in 2004/05 Rotary year to buy K-12 Literacy Kits for Comox Valley School District.
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CLUB #40 .. What does this Mean?

Posted by Ronald Brown
Were we the 40th Club Chartered as some might believe???  Not so says RI. Infact we didn't make the first 100. Repsonse from RI:
We thank you for your e-mail. In 1988 when we first implemented our computer system, for the purpose of identification we had to number all Rotary Clubs. At that time, we sorted all Rotary Clubs by countries and club names and assigned club members accordingly. Then, from there on all new clubs have been automatically assigned a club number by our computer system when we receive their charter.  In our office, these club members are strictly used for the purpose of identifying the proper Rotary club and do not have any other seniority meaning.
Best regards.
May Li
Manager, Data Services Dept.
Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201 USA
Phone: 1-847-866-3169
Fax: 1-847-733-9340
E-Mail:   lim
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