Our Awards

Donald MacRae Peace Award

Rotary World Help of BC received the Donald MacRae Peace Award for its contribution of an estimated $95 million in humanitarian medical and educational equipment to 51 developing countries. The Donald MacRae Award is given annually to the individual or group of Rotarians in Canada, Alaska or the Russian Republic, which has made the greatest contribution to international peace through its humanitarian work.

Donal MacRae Award







The Ralphie Award

In 2015 we decided to create a very special award for an individual or individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service above self to Rotary World Help. It will not necessarily be given every year, and when it is given it will be given at the AGM meeting.

The award is called “The Ralphie” in honour of Ralph Towsley, the surviving member of the three founders of Rotary World Help.

The Ralphie Award








2015 Ralphie Award

Rotarian Ralph Towsley receiving the first 2015 “Ralphie” Award for Exceptional Service Above Self! Ralph is one of the three founding members and never misses a meeting or a loading.

Ralphie Award








2016 Ralphie Award

George and Lorainne have been with RWH since inception. George runs the warehouse, and Lorainne overseas sorting, packing into boxes, and recording of all donated items. George is a member of the New Westminster Rotary Club.

Lorraine and George Sandwith









2017 Ralphie Award

Dan Gallant, recipient, has been with RWH for many years and has overseen all trucking. He has now assumed warehouse duties since George Sandwith has retired. Dan is a long-time Rotarian with 35 years “Perfect Attendance”! His current club is the Port Moody Rotary Club.

Dan Gallant











2018 Ralphie Award

D’Arcy Warner receiving the 201u Ralphie Award. A dedicated RWH member with the Vancouver Rotary Club, D’Arcy has succeeded in contributing as an Officer, Director, and as our long-standing secretary.