International Tasting Faire postponed

Posted: February 8 - 2017

Due to the WInter Storm Warning the International Tasting Faire scheduled for Thursday February 9th has been postponed to Thursday March 2nd at 5:30 PM.

Wheel Chair Van gets a Lift

Posted: January 28 - 2017

Wheel chair Van Gets a Lift

Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak President Sandra England was proud to present a $3500 cheque to Kootenay Car Share to complete the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van that can be accessed with a Kootenay Car Share membership. Corrine Younie, Coordinator of the Age Friendly Community Initiative of Nelson Cares Society expressed eternal gratitude to the club for topping up the $22,000 budget for the van. Bruce Gardave of Kootenay Care Share emphasized the importance of the "Get A Lift" program in Nelson as it provides access for families who have members in wheelchairs.

RYLA July 1 to 8, 2017

Posted: January 28 - 2017

Below is the press release for the next Ryla  camp. Please encourage young people you know to apply.

Are you 18-25 years of age?
Are you headed off to college or university?
Are you starting a new job?
Interested in Developing Your Leadership Skills?


The Rotary Clubs of Nelson BC are sponsoring up to 4 young adults to attend an intensive 7 day Leadership Camp July 1-8, 2017 at Selkirk College in Castlegar, B.C. 
This is an International Camp sponsored by Rotary, with participants attending from Idaho, Washington and British Columbia as well as other countries. Over 35 leadership topics will be presented by visiting experts and staff, with lots of opportunities to practice your leadership skills and interact with other young leaders. One of the greatest benefits will be the community of like minded people you form and the friendships you make… for life.
Successful applicants will be accommodated in the college residency and receive all meals prepared by the college food services. There is NO fee for those selected to attend.
For more information about the camp or to request an application form please contact Linda Moore at 250-352-1886 or or Dave Douglas at 250 354-8418 or

Rotary Clubs of Nelson,
Rotary District 5080

Coldest Night of the Year

Posted: January 28 - 2017

Happy New Year!

A heads up that a Rotary Team has been registered for the Coldest Night of the Year Walk! Our team is called the Rotary Rascals! I am the team captain and will be coordinating our efforts with Mark McBride.
To join the team and to donate members can go to and register to be on the Rotary Rascals team or to donate directly to the team. Let's do this as soon as we can. We have a team goal to raise $2000.00 and I know we can do it!!
The Coldest Night of the Year is a fundraising walk of 2, 5 or 10 km to raise money for Nelson CARES Society to increase service for low income housing, a key challenge in Nelson. Our team will do its best as individuals on the team to raise this money for the team. Those who can are asked to walk as a team for either 2, 5 or 10 km on the night of the walk. At the end of the walk there are hot drinks, chili and massages! It is lots of fun and a very cool cause. join us!!

International Tasting Fair 2017

Posted: January 6 - 2017

The International Tasting Faire will also have a silent auction which will include such items as the painting below which was donated by Carol Reynolds.

Rotary Daybreak MS Team

Posted: August 16 - 2016

Rotary Daybreak MS Team which includes (left to right)- Lara Ellenwood, Rest Stop Operator, Sheila Hart, Volunteer Coordinator, Christine Sutherland, Massage Team leader, Lorne Westnedge, Registration Coordinator and on the ride, Tail Gunner, Tony Creak, Health and Safety Team Leader and Mary Lou Anctil, Registration Assistant

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