Pacific Canadian Experience (PACE)

This is our Pacific Canada flavored Rotaract Roundtrip! Led by District 5040 with collaborators 5020 (Vancouver Island), we Invited 6 International Rotaractors to join us in 10 days of cultural exchange activities, international goodwill, humanitarian volunteering, and fellowship. Trip participants included: Amiel Santos from the Dominican Republic, Julia from Denmark, Ratu from Fiji, Christian from Germany, Maria from Sweden, and Lauren from South Africa.

District Training Day

On November 19th, we held a successful Rotaract District 5040 Training Day at the Burnaby Neighborhood House. 40 Rotaractors and Rotarians gathered for a day of learning, sharing, and fun! Our day included inspiring speeches from District Rotaract Chair (DRC) Joan Posivy and DG Don Evans; a team-building challenge making stools out of only newspaper and masking tape; an “Ask a Rotarian” panel; breakout sessions on projects, membership, marketing & PR, and club positions; and also a presentation on all the opportunities available to our Rotaractors via Rotaract and Rotary!

Laser Tag Social

The evening of December 3rd our District’s Rotaractors had a blast chasing each other around North America’s largest laser tag arena at Planet Lazer in New Westminster. Our social Co-Chairs Bobby and Thomas took top spots in the first and second games respectively. It is no wonder they picked tag laser tag for our Fall social! Following laser tag we headed over to Brown’s Socialhouse for a nice dinner and stimulating conversation.

Ice-Skating Social

Lace up your skates and let’s hit the ice!
 
We will meet at Minoru Arenas in Richmond at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 (walking distance from Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line Skytrain station).
 
Hopefully we’re on the ice by 3:30 p.m. (once everyone has gotten their skate rentals, paid their fees and put their skates on.
That gives us until 5 p.m. to skate before the rink closes for the night.
 
Afterwards we can walk (or carpool) over to the Cactus Club at Richmond Centre (across the street from the Skytrain station) for dinner/drinks for those available.
 
Costs:
Admission: $5.35
Skate rental (if needed): $3.05
Helmet rental (if needed): Free
Food/drinks: at your discretion
 
P.S.: You don’t need to be an Olympic level ice dancer or NHL hockey player to come skating! Even if you have never been on the ice before, we can help you stay on your feet 🙂
 
What are you waiting for? The ice to freeze? Let’s go skating!

Rotaract 50th Anniversary Celebration

50 years is a long time and deserves celebration! Our District 5040 Rotaract Clubs want to invite you to join us for an evening of dinner, dancing, and fun!

During the evening we will showcase our Rotaract District’s projects – past, present, and future. We will also take the opportunity to install all of the Rotaract Clubs’ Presidents as well as the new District Rotaract Representative (DRR) and District Committee for 2018/2019.

This year’s district project is to raise awareness and funds for the End Polio campaign. Our celebration will hold the dual purpose of fundraising for this worthy campaign.

Not familiar with the End Polio campaign?
Eradication of polio is one of Rotary’s longest standing and most significant efforts. Rotary and its partners have immunized more than 2.5 billion children against polio across 122 countries. To date, this effort has helped to reduce polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide. We are this close to a Polio-free world!

Have something to contribute to our silent auction?
Please get in touch with your local Rotaract club (www.rotaract5040.org) or email DRR Johanna Johnson at drr@rotaract5040.org.

Thanks to sponsorship from Rotary District 5040, including the Membership and Youth Programs Committees, 50 active District 5040 Rotaractors will be able to attend for a discounted rate of $35! Rotaractors should reach out to their club President/VP or the DRR for the discount code.

Get your tickets now!

Shoreline Cleanup Social

In Spring 2018, our Rotaractors and local Rotarians will come together to complete a shoreline cleanup on the North Shore of Vancouver, combining both service and fellowship.

Rotary District 5040 Conference

While the Rotary District 5040 Conference is not planned by the Rotaract District, it is an important conference for Rotarians and Rotaractors from throughout the district to come together in fellowship, to recognize the projects of the last year, and to plan new projects going forward.

This year’s conference will take place in Squamish from May 31 to June 3, 2018. For registration information, visit District Conference website.

Year End Celebration

In June, we will join together to celebrate the end of the Rotaract year and all that has been accomplished during the year. Event details to be posted in the Spring.