Making a Difference in our Communities
Canmore Rotary Club Charitable Foundation
PO Box 8025, Canmore, AB T1W 2T8
Rotary monies (including amounts from other Rotary Clubs across Canada) will be used for the Lantern Fund, which is to educate teachers in Afghanistan. The Lantern Fund is a special campaign to raise funds to sustain their Teacher Training program in Afghanistan. Since 2008, CW4WAfghan has been training in-service teachers and an estimated 70% of Afghan teachers currently working in classrooms have had little to no previous teacher training and most also have no post-secondary education of any kind. Many have not even completed high school. The lack of trained male and female teachers directly affects girls’ access to school and is detrimental to the quality of education.CW4WAfghan's teacher training program provides quality teacher education for approximately 1,000 teachers each year. They have committed to training at least 5,000 teachers from 2013-2018, at a costs of $400,000 per year—that's less than $400 per teacher. The goal of the Lantern Fund is to provide $2 million to sustain this teacher education program over five years.
July 7, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rotary Club of Canmore announces Citizen of the Year and Rotarian of the Year
The Rotary Club of Canmore has recognized Carol Picard as 2016 Citizen of the Year. The retired journalist and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Outlook has a long history of volunteerism in the Bow Valley. Currently serving as chair of the Canadian Rockies Public School Board, Picard has been involved with the Canmore Folk Music Festival for many years and with the 2014 Alberta Winter Games.
Picard also serves as Head Cook for the Community Food & Friends program at St. Michael’s Anglican Church. This very successful community program serves an average of 145 dinners each Monday night, a total of 18,000 meals since it began in April of 2013. Leading a kitchen crew of nine, Picard has contributed more than 2,600 volunteer hours to date.
Rotarian Doug Jones nominated Picard as Rotary’s Citizen of the Year, citing her leadership skills and ‘can do’ spirit. According to Picard, “The world would not function without volunteers. I love the camaraderie that develops.”
The Rotary Club of Canmore also announced Jane Cameron as the 2015-16 Rotarian of the Year. Cameron was recognized for her commitment to Rotary and her innovative and enthusiastic efforts as Chair of Club Services.
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To initiate the automatic monthly deduction, please use this form and submit both your completed form and a cheque marked “void” to Ron Lewis at the next meeting you attend.