Land Acknowledgement

I would like to begin by acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands that we are on today. While we meet today on a virtual platform, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of the lands, which we each call home. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility in improving relationships between nations and to improving our own understanding of local Inuit, Metis, and First Nations Peoples and their cultures and rights. We are on Treaty 1 territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations Peoples that call this land home.”

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Friends of the Assiniboine Forest Campaign

Posted on Apr 05, 2021
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. 
The goal of our Assiniboine Forest Long Term Planning study was to provide a clear direction for the stages of forest management and to explore enhancements to improve the visitor experience at Assiniboine Forest while maintaining the ecological sensitivity of the site.
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.
For additional information visit
User Survey - did you visit the Forest recently? Please complete our survey to provide important feedback. The survey will take 2-3 minutes. Click here. Thank you for your assistance!! 
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Rotary Podcast

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:
Podcast episodes can be found on the website media page or on popular podcast sites. To find Talking Rotary on popular podcast sites, please follow this link: For those who use social media, Talking Rotary can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please follow for regular updates.
Thanks for your support. Let's start Talking Rotary!
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Chase the Ace Lottery 


Chase the Ace Lottery - in support of the Assiniboine Forest

The Charleswood Rotary Club  is offering the Chase the Ace Lottery in support of enhancements to the Assiniboine Forest. Tickets are ten for $10, forty for $20, and two hundred for $40. A guaranteed $2,500 accumulator pot for the first TWO SERIES, it is a chance it is a chance to win a great cash prize while helping enhance the Assiniboine Forest. 

The draw date is every Thursday at 5 pm!  Tickets can be purchased online. click here. Good luck!!

All proceeds will go towards the Charleswood Rotary Club's commitment as custodians of the Assiniboine Forest. This initiative will improve the visitor experience while maintaining the environmental sensitivity of the Forest. Visit our website for more information about the project and how to be a Friend of the Assiniboine Forest.  


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Golf for Literacy 2019

The Golf for Literacy fundraiser took place on Monday, 9 September.  The weather wasn't ideal but the participants didn't let that dampen the fun. Click here for photos from the day.
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District Conference 2019

Posted by Rod Delisle on May 06, 2019
The club hosted a successful district conference here in Winnipeg.
Click here to view some of the memories.
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Garden Boxes for Charleswood School

The Charleswood Rotary Club recently completed a project to provide garden boxes at Westgrove School.  The boxes allow students to learn about where their food comes from.  Principal Troy Calder is raving about the benefits they already see from the gardens. The teachers and students are very excited about what they see as potential for the garden and further development of outdoor education programs. He is hoping in the fall to have parents come when they go to harvest the garden.
The students have in turn thanked the members of the Rotary club with giant cards. The club has done an excellent job in completing this project. It is very obvious the appreciation of school staff about the work completed. The site looks very impressive.
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Charleswood Rotary Supports Shelterbox

The Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Charleswood continues to support Shelterbox through donations in honour of our guest speakers to our meetings. The Shelterbox organization responds instantly to natural and manmade disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.


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