The Rotary Club of Vancouver is a service club dedicated to improving the lives of others both in our community and around the world. Established in 1913 as the first club in British Columbia, and the second in Canada, the Vancouver Rotary Club has a long history of service.
Projects like the annual Bike-A-Thon has provided well over $2 Million dollars in support of the Rotary Hearing Foundation which has seen the establishment of the Rotary Hearing Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital, the Rotary Hearing Center at the University of British Columbia.
The Rotary World Help Network of which The Rotary Club of Vancouver is a founding member, has brought together over 38 other Rotary Clubs in BC has seen the shipment of 100's of containers full of medical equipment and computers to third-world countries amounting to over $89 Million dollars.
Community Service Projects include:
Serving the Homeless with initiatives such as Food on the Corner, The Door is Open, Quest Food Exchange, Eva’s House for Abused Women, Talitha Koum Society and L'Arche;
Serving Disadvantaged Children through the CKNW Orphan’s Fund, Stay in School Program, Learning Assistance Program, Decoda Literacy Program, Elizabeth Fry Society and Jo Dickey Foundation;
Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers through Journey Home; and
Serving First Nations through Beneath the Surface (Suicide Prevention) and Imagination