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133 - 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 2M3
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Volume 34 -Number 15
Oct 11, 2016
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Oct 04, 2016
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Sep 27, 2016
Club News
OUR 2016 EVENT SEATS ARE FULL for this art-inspired evening thanks to donors like you. Event proceeds go to the Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School Program that provides funds and mentors to keep Calgary Aboriginal youth in school. Visit to see mentor comments about how our students are growing and learning! 
We welcome your help to sustain this important educational initiative through online donations. Cheques/Visa/MasterCard are accepted. A charitable tax receipt will be provided for 100% of your donation.
Rotarians can help the Partnership by identifying business leaders who want to understand how the inclusion of an employee with a developmental disability can help their business.  The Partnership has highly qualified staff to lead those discussions and focus on the needs of the business and its work culture.
The Rotary Club of Calgary allocated a total of $315,000 to international projects in 2015/16.  This was supplemented by additional amounts from fund raising activities and donations to the projects undertaken by the World Community Services Committee of the club.  In total, 31 projects were undertaken around the world.  For a copy of the annual report and information on how these funds were leveraged to have an impact of over $1.7 million click on this link.
Rotary donated $75,000 to this project in 2015. Library Month at Your Daycare is an engaging program that gets preschool children excited and primed for learning, building a foundation for lifelong development and growth in literacy.
"To support the program, the Calgary Public Library planned to pull books from the existing collection for use in Daycare Centre visits.  Thanks to the generosity of Rotary CLub of Calgary over 6,800 children's pictgure books and board books were purchased and dedicated to support Library Month in Your Daycare exclusively, ensuring that there was no impact on the availability of children's books at the Community Libraries."
Dear Rotary Funding Committee,  We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude for the grant provided for our Jr. Cycling and Wheelchair Racing Program 2016. Every week we organize sessions for children with disabilities focusing on having FUN and also teaching them safe and efficient cycling. The equipment is in high demand, and being enjoyed immensely.
Our Club's Activities
At the recommendation of the Major Donations Committee, the Board has agreed to support the proposals for donations for several organizations in 2016.  Each proposal describes a strong partnership initiating a new service approach or otherwise expanding services to enhance the capacity of the organizations to meet essential community needs, particularly for those who are more vulnerable. 

The Rotary Club of Calgary has been involved with the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park since its inception in the late 1990s.  The Rotary Club of Calgary has three members serving on the Board of Challenger Park (Past-President Doug MacDonald, Brian Guichon and David Holden) and several others who have served as Board members and Park leaders.  These individuals are now recognized as Park Ambassadors (Lou MacEachern, Walter Haessel, and Don Ross).

Calgary Rotary Challenger Park is a barrier-free meeting and recreational facility that is accessible to all people regardless of their age or ability.  But it is more than that!  It is a model of community inclusiveness where persons with disabilities can play next to and with their able-bodied peers on a daily basis.
In September 2015 The Rotary Club of Calgary agreed to support the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park  “Centre For All Abilities” project by donating $100,000/year for five years commencing in the 2016/17 Rotary year.

The Rotary Club of Calgary has been making major donations to the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway for 5 years!

Thirteen Calgary Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Cochrane and Rotoract are sponsors along with Mattamy Homes, and have come together to fund the bulk of the project. 

 "The Greenway embodies Rotary's vision for a better future for Calgarians and the generations who follow.  We are very proud to put our name to this community project." Eva Friesen, 2013-2014 President of the Rotary Club of Calgary, said in a press release.

The  map of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway includes information on access points and parking. There are six access points that give good starting points on the Greenway.  Click on the access point to get parking locations and directions on how to get there.  As the final areas of the Greenway are completed, more access points will be added. 

Please encourage your friends and family members to use the Greenway and enjoy the amazing amenities along the way.  Have a great time exploring our wonderful Rotary/Mattamy Greenway


Completion is expected in 2017.  Check the pathway progress.