The Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside has determined that it is in the best interest of our Community to cancel the 20th annual Gala and Fundraiser. With the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 Pandemic the club has accepted that the best way we can support our community is quietly, from the safety of our homes. Our hope is that the community can join forces in following the daily recommendations of our local government and Minister of Health in order to quash COVID-19 as quickly as possible. “We are all in this together.”
Once it is deemed safe and our normal daily activities return, the Rotary club of Nanaimo Oceanside will proudly be there to serve.
We wholeheartedly believe in the community of Nanaimo and look forward to Celebrating for a Cause when we have dealt with the current and ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Thanks to the sponsors that chose to support our fundraising efforts through the gala. We look foreard to working with you when safe to do so.
The Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 20th James Bond – Gala & Charity Auction on May 23, 2020 at Beban Park Auditorium. Our theme this year is “Femme Fatale”.
This is our largest fundraiser of the year. With your participation, these are some of the remarkable things we have already been able to achieve together
- We envisioned and then raised the money for the Rotary Field House on Third St.
- We have donated tens of thousands towards scholarships for Vancouver Island University students, and Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation to award to local students entering post-secondary.
- Haven House has received over $20,000 from our efforts.
- We have collected over 10,000 toys and tens of thousands of pounds of food over the past 18 years during our annual Christmas Toy Drive.
- Funded local school breakfast programs, thousands of healthy breakfasts served!
- We have donated many ShelterBoxes to communities and regions around the world that have suffered disasters such as the Haiti and Nepal Earthquakes.
To continue the great work, we do in our community and around the world, we are seeking sponsorships and donations of auction items for our event. This is a highly publicized gala with traditional and digital advertising, and has become a signature event in Nanaimo’s annual calendar with many of the luminaries of Nanaimo attending our formal soirée.
In 2019, we raised nearly $40,000. Our goal this year is to raise in excess of $50,000. We look forward to entertaining you and yours, with over 300 people who are also passionate about contributing to improving the quality of life within our community. Raise a glass and join us in celebrating the possibilities. We guarantee that this will be an opportunity to connect with members of your community and enjoy a fabulous dinner, live & silent auction, and dancing with our featured band “The Femme Fatales”.
Tables seat 8 people and are available to our sponsors and partners for $1,000.00 each. Individual tickets are available for $150.
This is an amazing way for businesses to engage their employees, promote camaraderie, corporate culture and meaningful work.
Your friends at Oceanside Rotary thank you for your continued participation, and years of generous support of Nanaimo’s youth through this amazing event.
Rotary Club of Nanaimo – Oceanside
Partial proceeds go to The Nanaimo Child Development Centre’s FREE Summer Camp Services.