The Rotary Club of Etobicoke
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Rotarians Making a Difference...
"Partnerships play a pivotal role in the development of strong, healthy communities.  Community engagement is a vital part of a truly successful relationship and although financial contribution is important, engaged stakeholders makes for a happy, well-balanced partnership." said Rotarian Lynda Ryder (front row, center). Lynda, along with James Maloney (back row, 3rd from left) MP of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, visited "The Sharks", a Para-Olympian swimming team in Etobicoke servicing 18 swimmers with mental disability. Rotary Club of Etobicoke donated $2,500 to fund their pool rental for a year and partnered with National Silicates who funed some swimming suits. Happy swim Sharks!!

Last week, Rotary Club of Etobicoke Community Service Committee member Mary Grogan presented Maria Barcelos, Executive Director of The Gatehouse, with a cheque donation on behalf of the club. Rotary Etobicoke has a long history of supporting the services and programs of The Gatehouse, which is the only centre that provides peer support programs and services for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

On December 4, Rotarian Gillian Dugas presented a $1,000 cheque to support St. Matthew's Church Out of the Cold Program. St. Matthew's volunteer team provides overnight accommodation for 27 homeless men along with dinner,  movie, good company and an early breakfast and take away lunch every Sunday from late November to early April.

     

Rotarian Theresa (Right) delivered 3 boxes (108 bags) of rice meals from our Kids Against Hunger food packing event last weekend to Lina Almanzan (Left) from Women's Habitat on Wednesday November 23rd.

Lincoln, the grandson of Rotarian Andre and Gillian Dugas, and Officer Quinn are in picture. On Saturday Nov 26 2016, on behalf of Rotary Etobicoke, Rotarian Andre and Gillian  Dugas along with their daughter Samantha and grandson Lindoln, were dropping off food to support Division 22's Cram A Cruiser Fundraiser for local food banks.

The Rotary club of Etobicoke and Palgrave Rotary Club is preparing to send Hockey equipment to First Nations in remote communities in Northern Ontario.

Got something to donate? Please bring your used hockey equipment to MasterCard Centre. 400 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3L1 on Sat Dec 3rd 2016

Rotarian Gill Dugas presented a cheque of $1,000 along with 6 boxes or 216 bags of rice, on behalf of Rotary Club of Etobicoke, to support St. James Food Basket. St. James Food Basket provides food and services to 205 families each week, that is 672 people per week or close to 29,000 in 2016.

Rotary in action: A fun packing event happened on November 19 2016 at Etobicoke Salvation Army Temple. Rotarians, families and friends partnered with Kids Against Hunger and packed total 15,000 meals to be distributed to different organizations in need including Food Banks, in time for Christmas. Check it out from the video: https://youtu.be/p1v1nhEbmMg
 
 
 
Rotarian Gill Dugas (Left) and Bev Hynek, Director of Haven on the Queensway. Bev expressed her appreciation for the  13 shoe boxes of toiletries for their Hope on Wheels program that Gill delivered last week.  

Rotarian Kester Trim presented a cheque for $2,500 on behalf of Rotary Etobicoke to Paul Bauman of the St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation to support the development of the centre's emergency room.

Rotarians are having fun painting rooms at Youth Without Shelter.
The Hands on Etobicoke committee organized another great opportunity for Rotarians to make a difference in our community.
On Saturday, 15th October the team of 15 Rotarians volunteered at Brands for Canada to sort and pack more than 1,946 pairs of shoes, boots and winter accessories for  people in need.
Last year, Gill and Andre visited the Silvercreek children's park, the playground was empty of children, the equipment was broken and derelict. Something needed to be done to bring life back to this playground, bring the children back. Gill and Andre members of the Community Service Community got the club involved and the children are finally back.

Members of the HANDS-ON-ETOBICOKE  committee came together on Saturday,  the 20th of August at the clubhouse to "Get Ready for School". It was a fun filled afternoon with laughter,  crafts, counting, fellowship, imagining the smiles on the children's faces on the first day of school as they carry their new backpacks filled with supplies ready to embark on  the new school year.

   
On Wednesday, August 17, Rotary Club of Etobicoke was pleased to provide at the Big Idea Forum held at Franklin Horner Community Center, Division 22 with the following items for their LAMPCHC/Division 22 school supplies fundraiser "Back to School" taking place on September 1 for the community. Constable Jamie Juhasz was on hand to receive the supplies.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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