The Charleswood Rotary club has been stewards of the Assiniboine Forest for over 30 years. Together with the City of Winnipeg Naturalists’ office, we carry out annual maintenance and upgrading to Assiniboine Forest.

The forest is a unique jewel in the suburban Winnipeg landscape that is cherished by its visitors, and community. Comprised of over 700 acres of primarily undisturbed wilderness, Assiniboine Forest is one of the largest urban nature parks of its kind in Canada. 

Only through careful management can the future preservation of the Assiniboine Forest be reasonably assured. The Charleswood Rotary Club enhancement initiative will initially focus on general trail maintenance, a cross-country ski trail, improvement to signage, the addition of a new trail in the eastern section of the forest, parking alternatives to Chalfont and Grant and enhancing accessibility to the Sagimay Trail.

Longer term projects will be considered. The Charleswood Rotary Club as Stewards of the forest will continue to work to secure the forest’s future. To donate, click here. For additional information visit   

We are all seeing the current devastation in Ukraine and the current refugee crisis. The need is continuing to grow and many Canadians and people around the world are considering ways they can help. The Rotary Club of Winnipeg - Charleswood is working to bring Ukrainian children safely to Canada through the Bridge of Hope Ukraine – Family Support Project. All funds raised will be used to help Ukrainian families. More information is available and financial donations can be made by clicking this Link: Bridge of Hope Ukraine. Thank you for your generous support including donations of furniture and household items for those who have arrived in Winnipeg!
The Rotary Club of Winnipeg Charleswood is holding its annual Lobsterfest on Friday, June 16, 2023.  Lobster and chicken meals will be provided on a curbside pickup basis. We encourage participants to plan an event with friends and family, to celebrate and contribute to this important annual fundraiser. 

Pick-up - meals may be picked up at the Varsity View Community Centre, 315 Laxdal Rd. on Friday, June 16 from 3-7 pm. Participants must present a ticket or confirmation of an online purchase. The meal is already cooked, ready to warm up at home.  See tips for meal preparation.

Tickets - $60 lobster or $50 chicken. Includes all the fixings, dessert, a 375 ml bottle of wine (special sale permit # 000041223) and more. 

How to Register? - Rotary club members will be selling tickets in the community. Alternatively, individuals may purchase an online ticket and pay by credit card or by e-transfer.  The deadline for registration is June 9 at 12 noon.Click Here to purchase online. 

Online tickets: Glenn Campbell at or 204-915-5062. Tickets from Rotary Club members: Cathy Skene at or  204-294-1359
The Rotary Club of Winnipeg Charleswood is pleased that the new Assiniboine Forest sign has been installed at the corner of Grant and Chalfont. The installation is an important part of the plan for enhancements at the main entrance to the Forest, which will see additional signage (history, trail map), an interpretation area and plantings. The new sign profiles the colouring used to identify the trails in the Forest. 
Mandy Kwasnica and Peter Tonge have developed and are co-hosting a Rotary themed podcast called Talking Rotary. They have some exciting guests lined up, featuring Rotary stories both locally and globally. Talking Rotary can be found at the website:
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Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Charleswood
Welcome to our Club

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Mondays at 5:45 p.m.
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7620 Roblin Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R4H 1A7

Photo Albums

Kyla Walton
Dec 11, 2023 5:45 PM
Prairie Strides
Club Fellowship
Dec 18, 2023 5:45 PM
Annual Christmas Party
No Meeting
Dec 25, 2023 5:45 PM
Christmas Day
No Meeting
Jan 01, 2024 5:45 PM
New Years Day
Jillian Detwiler & Sidney Mann
Jan 15, 2024 5:45 PM
UM Field Studies in Assiniboine Forest