1. Annual “James Bond” Gala – In the classic style of “James Bond”, this event begins 10 months prior with the selection of a James Bond movie which dictates the theme of the event. Hosting to 300 of our closest friends and supporters, and with the help of over 20 volunteers, we deliver a red carpet evening of extravagance including a floor show, live entertainment and dancing, an abundance of gourmet cuisine, both Live and Silent Auctions, casino, and the most memorable party of the year. In past years we have raised between $35,000 – $50,000 net proceeds for our community youth needs.
2. Annual Golf Tournament – The Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside Fall Classic Golf Tournament is held in late September or October and is a fun event held at an area golf course. Last year our golfers braved the elements and had a blast raising almost $13,000 for kids with the help f some amazing sponsors and donors! Hot chili & buns were served on the course as well as cold beer and a hot pizza station too! putting contest, long drive and closest to the pin challenges for men and women put the FUN in FUNdrasing!
3. Christmas Food & Toy Drive – Our most heartfelt and self-satisfying event occurs in late November or early December when members of our club place notices on neighborhood doors advising we will be collecting toys and donations on a specific day for families less fortunate. Over two evenings, through rain, snow, hail and blizzards, our club members, their families and volunteers will go door to door, following Santa’s float with reindeer and elves, Christmas lights and music collecting food and cash donations along with thousands of toys. The evening ends at a local park with a bonfire, hot chocolate and hotdogs and the company of neighbors and friends who wish to join us in celebration.