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Join us every Tuesday at 12:00 PM at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel
133 - 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 2M3
Legacy Committee
Dec 06, 2016
Signature Legacy Proposal - Community Hubs Initiative
Christmas Dinner - Preregister online by Dec. 8
Dec 13, 2016
OFFSITE at the Calgary Golf and Country Club in the EVENING
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Dec 20, 2016
No Meeting
Dec 27, 2016
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Volume 34 - Number 20
Nov 22, 2016
Volume 34 - Number 19
Nov 15, 2016
Volume 34 - Number 18
Nov 01, 2016
Club News
Rotary Club of Calgary Christmas Party
Tuesday, December 13
Starts at 6:00 PM
Calgary Golf and Country Club
$60 per person,  Call the office at 403-398-9969 or register online
                                                            Entertainment by the Salvation Army Choir
The Rotary Club of Calgary and Bow Valley College established a relationship in 1999, undertaking projects that target the improvement of adult literacy. Since this time our Club has committed over $200,000 which has supported a number of literacy initiatives at the College. Our Club’s Literacy Scholarships reward students for their hard work and dedication to their studies and provides adult learners with a pathway to improving their lives. Our funds provided relief not only in the moment but continued to have lasting effects long past the initial disbursement.
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.
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.