2nd Annual Running of the Balls

October 16th, 2021

Congrats to this year’s winners:

Pat Gould #114 $2000

Kelly Nixon #636 $1000

Veronica Szick #101 $150 in gift certificates

Thanks once again to all who participated, supported, and helped to make this year a success.

Welcome one and all to the 2nd Annual Running of the Balls. Simply buy a $20 ticket, or 3 for $50, by clicking the link below, or purchase in person at one of our community ticket locations(we’re around), and your ball(s) could roll its way through the course to be one of three winners.

Options for catching the livestream will be posted both here, and on the Facebook event as we get closer to the date. Facebook Event

At 2pm, on October 16th, the balls will be released at an undisclosed location. Bumping their way through obstacles and pitfalls, the balls will rush downhill towards the finish line where the first 3 balls will not only solidify their place in history, but also their purchasers will receive their respective prize for their placing.

Purchase your balls here

In the spirit of supporting our youth, all of our participants are winners, and we very much appreciate your ongoing support of our club’s fundraising projects. The 3 winners will be notified before the end of the day on Oct 17th.

The Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside has proudly contributed to children and youth programs and organizations for over 20 years helping make a difference in the lives of thousands. In order to sustain our history of giving, we are asking you to purchase your individually numbered ball(s) through the purchase of one or more of the limited -ONE THOUSAND balls @ $20 ticket(s).

3 prizes are up for grabs $2000.00 1st prize, $1000.00 2nd prize, and gift cards valued at $150 as 3rd.

Purchase your balls here

Here’s your chance to make a difference. You get to enjoy the spirit of healthy competition as your ball(s) navigate the treacherous downhill terrain, a chance for a prize, and we get the ability to provide funds to community programs and the big winners, the children and youth of Nanaimo.

Thank you for your support.

Your friends at Oceanside Rotary


A Word from our President

Each year Rotary renews itself by electing a new leadership team within each club and internationally. The incoming Rotary International (“RI”) President choses a theme, not only to guide RI’s leaders, but also to guide Rotarians around the world. For the 2020-2021 Rotary year, RI President, Holger Knaack, of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany adopted the theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities”.


As a club, we hope to bring the opportunities to more people in our community through our local initiatives as well as our youth programs. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders and is where our club primarily focuses our time.


I welcome you to check out our club’s activities and invite you to come by our Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside meetings to say “hi” and get to see what we are all about.


Emeka Udeagha, President

Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside 2020-2021