Author Archives: Peter Assaff

Keeping the Tradition Alive

Club President adds name to the list!


Bathurst Rotary Club President Peter Assaff adds his name to the plaque that lists all the Presidents in the history of the Bathurst Rotary Club.  The list dates back over 80 years and is displayed at the Atlantic Host, where the club meets each week.

An interesting note – Peter joins his brother Keith on the board, as Keith was President of the Rotary Club of Bathurst a little over a decade ago.  Their sister Vicki White is a proud member of the club too – maybe she’ll add her name to the list someday!  All three follow in the footsteps of their Grandfather A.J. (Tony) Assaff, who was a member of the club more than 50 years ago.

It’s Harvest Time!


Volunteers (Rotarians and Friend’s of Rotary) have been busy harvesting vegetables from the Rotary Club of Bathurst’s Community Garden in Coronation Park.

Thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work this summer.

Especially our ‘Garden Expert’ Irenee.


What we harvest goes to the Bathurst Volunteer Centre’s Food Bank.






Bathurst Rotary Club World Travel Draw – August 2020

Rotary Club of Bathurst Travel Draw results for August 2020

1) Trip to Ottawa, Fairmont Le Château Montebello, $3,800 + $500, Winner- Karine LeBlanc, King Ave, Bathurst

2) $500 Winner- Keith DeGrace, Bathurst

3) $244 Winner- Cindy Robbins, Bathurst

4) $125 Gift certificate Captain’s Cabin, Winner – Rod & Jeannine Vienneau, Chamberlain Settlement

5) $100 Gift certificate Cast & Crew, Winner- Linda Vienneau, Beresford

6) $100 Gift certificate Atlantic Host, Winner- Denis Roussel, St. Raphael, NB

7) $100 Gift certificate Nectar Restaurant. Winner- Noel Eustace, Fredericton

8. $100 Gift certificate Nepisiguit River Co. Winner- Jean Guignard, Bathurst

9) $100 Gift certificate North Shore Laundry. Winner- Rita McGrath, Bathurst

10) $50 Gift certificate Towers Jewellers. Winner- Terry Babin, Bathurst

11) $50 Gift certificate Chicken King & Chinese Palace. Winner- Hanson Miller, Salmon Beach

12) $50 Gift certificate Catherine & Co. Winner- Sylvie Aubé, Middle River

Congratulations to all the winners. As always, all prizes will be sent by mail in the form of a signed voucher.

Please note: Any discrepancy between this posting and the official draw results shall be ruled in favour of the official draw results.

Ribfest Returns!

Good news.

The Rotary Club of Bathurst is planning on doing a drive through version of Ribfest.


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The event will be held Sept. 26 and 27, 2020 on Harbourview Boulevard and will meet all COVID 19 safety and health reqiurements.


More details to follow

A ‘Blooming’ Celebration

Rotary Club of Bathurst members celebrated the first blooming of polio tulips planted in recognition of Rotary International’s initiative and commitment to End Polio.

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250 polio tulips planted!

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$36,000 raised across our District to help eradicate polio!

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The donation helps Rotary obtain the vaccines, transport and materials necessary to combat Polio throughout the World.

Keeping our Community Garden Alive

Members of the Bathurst Rotary Club have been busy this summer working on our Community Garden!


Our crew planted beans, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and cabbage.

A grateful thank you to Eastside Nursery, Carron Point for the generous donation of seeds and plants for, yet again, another year. Also, thanks to Nicole and Jim Duncan for the donated tomato plants and to Suzie Arseneault for the pepper plants.

We love our Garden!

Bathurst Rotary Club helps Coronation Park

coronation parkScott Ferguson, President of the Bathurst Coronation Park Committee, receives the final installment of a pledged $75,000 donation from Peter Assaff, President of The Rotary Club of Bathurst.

The funds were for building the Tot Lot, pictured here, in Coronation Park.

Photo and text provided by Ron Toivanen.