Speaker Date Topic
Gavin Dew Aug 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Abbotsford Tech District
Abbotsford Tech District

Gavin Dew is the Chief Strategic Advisor to Abbotsford Tech District, a proposed innovation district on Sumas Mountain, designed to help secure Abbotsford’s place as the agricultural technology and food security hub of BC. The project would see billions of dollars in private sector capital invested in Abbotsford over several decades.

As an entrepreneur, executive, and advisor to decision-makers in large companies and organizations, Gavin has been involved with navigating some of the most complex and challenging commercial and political environments in Canada, with billions of dollars in investment and thousands of local jobs at stake.

Gavin has a BA from UBC and an MBA from Oxford, where he wrote a thesis on social license, or how companies get permission from communities to do things. He serves on the boards of the Business Council of British Columbia and the Veterans Transition Network. He is a proud father, an active advocate for young families, and the spouse of a Rotary District President.

Dona Park Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Art and peace, and her experience working with both in the peace building field in Cambodia
Art and peace, and her experience working with both in the peace building field in Cambodia

Dona Park is a creative peacebuilding adviser for the organisation Women Peace Makers and an artist based in Abbotsford, BC but works extensively in Cambodia, South Korea, and the United States. She has led art initiatives working with ethnic minority communities in Cambodia and is currently developing an arts-based curriculum working with minority girls. Aside from her peacebuilding work, she uses her artistic expertise as an illustrator, pulling inspiration from her cross-cultural experiences traveling and living abroad. She has a BA in History and Fine Arts from Goshen College.

Councilor Sandy Blue Aug 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Abbotsford Police Foundation's 15th Anniversary
Abbotsford Police Foundation's 15th Anniversary
Allison Korte Sep 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Society programs
President Milt Walker Sep 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Strategic Planning session
Strategic Planning session

President Milt will lead the club through a Strategic Planning session.

Aylsia McGrotty Sep 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Trans Mountain
Hilde Wiebe/Krista Holmfeld Sep 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Life in a care home during COVID

Hilde Wiebe and Krista Holmfeld of Maplewood Care Society will speak about life in a care home during COVID.

Adam Hill & Alex Carmichael Sep 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Fraser Valley Rotaracts
District Governor Carol Tichelman Nov 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Official visit
Official visit

District Governon Carol Tichelman joins us for her official club visit.