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Newsletter - September 2017

Past, Present & Future Events

Garden Tour

  The Annual Garden Tour features beautiful Nanaimo Gardens, local artists, music and refreshments. 

Ongoing Projects for Paying it Forward

Library Delivery

In conjunction with the Vancouver Island Regional Library, we select and deliver books to people who are not able to get to the Library. Can you imagine being an avid reader and not having access to books?



The Nanaimo Altrusa Club has contributed funds and made a difference in various ways to the community both locally and internationally. Here are some of our milestones:

  • 2014 Care Bags for Guatemala 
  • 2013-2014 Haven House Serenity Garden 
  • 2013 Haven House Reading Room 
  • 2013 Altrusa 60th Birthday Party for Nanaimo children 
  • 2011-2012 Haven House Reading Room 
  • 2011 Pillowcase dressed for Zambia 
  • 2009-2010 Nanaimo Children's Reading Room 
  • 2006-present Altrusa Care Kit Program
  • 2001-2003 School District #68 Growing Up to Read Program 
  • 2001-2003 Georgia Avenue School Early Intervention Reading Program 
  • 2001 Harewood Water Park Equipment 
  • 1999 Haven House Teen Room 
  • 1998 Children's Reading Room Harbor Front Library 
  • 1993-1997 Port Theatre Main Stage Curtain 
  • 1992 New Wing, Haven House 
  • 1986-1996-2015 District Conference Hosts 
  • 1983-1999 Altrusa Venture Park 
  • 1982 NRGH Heart Monitor 
  • 1953 NRGH Sterilizer Machine 

Contact Us 
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Mail:   Altrusa Club of Nanaimo
   Box 882
   Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N2

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At a Glance

  • Chartered in 1952, we are a group of dedicated volunteers making a difference in our community through friendship and fun.

  • We have monthly business, dinner and committee meetings.

  • There are nearly 10,000 Altrusa members around the globe organized in community-based clubs.

Did You Know?

  •  In 1977 Altrusa became the first volunteer service group to adopt literacy as the focus of its ongoing community activities.

  • As a member club in District Twelve, we have annual workshops and District Conference in the Pacific Northwest every May. Every two years in July we have an International Convention in another country.

  • Altrusa International has held observer status at the United Nations since 1946 and regularly participates in UN briefings and conferences related to global economic and social concerns.

Feed A Reader Program

Love to bake? Twice a year we bake muffins for one of the local schools, where some children arrive at school hungry - even in Nanaimo. One little muffin can make a difference.

Care Bags

Women in Crisis sometimes have to leave a volatile situation with no personal possessions. We make Care Kits from material donated by local businesses, fill them with personal items, and give them to the various agencies who help these women.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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