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133 - 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 2M3
Feb 09, 2016
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This Breakfast TV interview features Wendy McDonald of Inclusion Alberta alongside two Calgary employers: our own Mike Colborne and Dan Goldberg of the Calgary East Rotary Club.  The BT crew shot footage of Mike’s employee David at Red Arrow and Dan’s employee Lissy at Go Dental so this segment should provide a fantastic overview of the great work that you’re doing!

A donation from The Rotary Club of Calgary helped the Distress Centre to survive and expand it services.  Read the full story.
They walked, took transit, arrived by school bus and Handi Bus.  Over 700 seniors and families from Inn from the Cold arrived at Jack Singer on Sunday December 6 to take in a free Christmas Concert with the Young Canadians and the Johnny Summers Little Big Band.  Putting it together was the organizing committee of Doug Hamilton, Brian Guichon, Steve Stein and Laurene Wilson as well as 35 volunteers assisting with the busses, handing out tickets, and helping where needed.  Bill Avery emceed the event and had Rotary elves handing out gifts.  Many of the guests told us how much they appreciated the event.
BIE 2015, the 5th Annual Fund Raiser for International Humanitarian Projects, was held at the Telus Spark Science Centre on November 24, 2015.  CAWST and Telus Spark Science Centre were partners for this event.  Camilla De Guiseppe emceed and entertainment was provided by the Hippocratic Oath Big Band.  
I would like to advise all RCC members about a decision of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 18th regarding our Stay in School (SIS) Program.  After due consideration and evaluation of all the work completed by the SIS Committee directed at mitigating risk, the Board voted unanimously to support the ongoing operation and administration of the program within the club.  This means that we will not be pursuing an external partnership to support this program at this time . It was felt that this program is too important to the identity of our club and the engagement of members to allow the management of the program to be outsourced.  For clarity, the Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School Program team is continuing to explore the possibility of an external partnership since the needs and approach for that program are different from those of the Stay in School Program. 
Rob Brookwell
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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, president of the Rotary Club of Calgary, said in a release.

As of summer 2015, the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway is nearing 90% completion.  Check the pathway progress.