Events

22nd Annual TOY DRIVE  Dec 11, 2021

Join Santa & Elves from 12-3pm @ Daynes Park, Parkwood Subdivision, for an afternoon of fun.

Come rub elbows and take a photo with Santa.
There will be activities for the children, music, and local crafters.
BBQ hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available.
Buy tickets for our 50/50 draw

The need to help children & families in SD68 is immense this year

As there is no float available any longer we will not be visiting your area with our annual parade. Instead, please join us in the park, bring a donation of a new toy for a child under 12, or sponsor a teen for $20.

Can’t come to the park? Click here to donate/sponsor

Hope to see you all soon, and thank you for your support.
Your friends at Oceanside Rotary

19th Annual James Bond Gala - Promo

2. Annual “James Bond” Gala.

In the classic style of “James Bond”, this event begins 10 months prior with the selection of a James Bond theme for the event. Hosting to 300 of our closest friends and supporters, and with the help of our wonderful volunteers, we deliver a red carpet evening of extravagance including 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.

3. Christmas Food & Toy Drive

For 21 years the Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside has hosted the two day Toy Drive event in North Nanaimo neighbourhoods, collecting new toys, non-perishable food items, and cash. This year we changed it up with an afternoon event in the park so families could bring their young children to visit with Santa. There were hotdogs, hot chocolate, and holiday crafts.  We ended the day with a door-to-door collection and a parade consisting of a timeless 40’ float, the Nanaimo volunteer firefighters and fire truck, the Nanaimo Islanders Cheer Squad, Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (136 Amphion) , as well as Rotary vehicles, and volunteers. The parade is highly anticipated in the neighbourhoods that we visit and residents plan their evening to include friends, family, and grandchildren in the event.

Every year we see the need in the community grow, and this year was no different. We supplied gifts and funds to more than 700 children from School District #68, and numerous families benefited from the donation of non-perishable food items.

This year we saw an increase in donations from people in our greater community outside the parade route, with local businesses providing cash sponsorships for gift cards and bus tickets. We are extremely grateful for all of the donations and volunteer assistance. Preparations have already begun for the 2020 Toy Drive — and we anticipate even more community involvement next year. 

Thank you Nanaimo friends for helping us to once again bring joy to our youth in need.

With gratitude, 

Oceanside