Posted on Nov 19, 2017
Rotary in Action - Income-Generating Skills to Women Post Earthquake
 
This is the second project Meadowvale sponsored for Earthquake relief in Nepal since 2015. It received contributions from the Government of Canada, D7080 (DDF), TRF World Fund, and RC Montreal, Burlington Lakeshore, Patan, Mississauga Meadowvale, Branchburg Township (USA), and D7510 (USA), totaling $42,263 USD.
 
 
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Posted on Aug 28, 2017
Burlington Teen Tour band will do a march through the Spencer Smith Park sometime around 4:30 Friday afternoon (September 1st).  Time not exact yet and it is rather impromptu.
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Posted on Aug 27, 2017
The Rotary Clubs in Burlington were the force behind the original capital campaign to build the Carpenter Hospice.
In fact, the official name of the Hospice is the Rotary Hospice known as Carpenter Hospice.  Len Carpenter contributed a significant amount of money and that’s when his name was added.
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Posted on Aug 10, 2017
Help Us Promote Rotary Global Rewards
 
Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefits program, offers discounts on products and services from local and global merchants, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary. 

 
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Posted on Jul 10, 2017
Rotary Burlington Lakeshore has been presenting Student awards for the past 26 years and now has the honour of being one of the highest student awards programs in Ontario. This year a total of $66500 was awarded to students from the Halton Region.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2017
On Tuesday, February 21st, the 200 Latrine Project in Lomas, San Jacinto was started and will deliver the first 50 latrines for the month of February.
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Posted by Joseph Aghion on Jun 11, 2013

June 12, 2013

 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF BURLINGTON LAKESHORE AND

CANADA’S LARGEST RIBFEST

GIVES BACK

FOUNDATION STUDENT AWARDS  Image

 

BURLINGTON, Ontario- The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore (RCBL) announced the winners of 9 scholarships recipients at the annual awards banquet held last night. $47,500 in student scholarships were awarded by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore and its charitable foundation. Out of a total of 62 entries received, this year nine awards of $2,500 have been given to exceptional Burlington high school students. In addition a $15,000 Graduate Scholarship was awarded to Kathryn Sinden M.Sc.

 

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation was established in 1991 to provide educational awards to graduating high school students in the greater Burlington area, to assist them with post-secondary education costs. These awards are made possible because of our fundraising event, Canada’s Largest Ribfest.

 

The Foundation is an endowment funded so that these awards can be provided each year from income earned by the Foundation assets. The criteria for the selection of students winning an award include: academic average; community and school volunteer service; demonstration of leadership in school or community activities; and financial need

 

A special feature at this year’s awards ceremony was the announcement for the music lineup for Canada’s Largest Ribfest and featured a showcase performance from students at Merriam Music, a partner of Canada’s Largest Ribfest who will also be taking to the Gazebo Stage all weekend long later this summer.

 

Winning Students for 2013

Academic Scholarships

  1. Kate Bauer
  2. Justin Saddlemyre
  3. Amy Stringer
  4. Nupur Kumar
  5. Melanie Stone

 

Athletic Scholarships

  1. Sarah Lowicki- Soccer
  2. Emma Greco- Ice Hockey
  3. Elijah Pawliw- Football, Track & Field
  4. Meredith Adams- Rowing

 

International Studies Award in honour of Kan Nakazawa

 

  1. Narmada Gunawardana

 

The Vocational Studies Award in Memory of Ron McDermott

  1. Brett McCracken

 

The Fine Arts Award in honour of Leon and Betty Laron

  1. Mackenzie Aker

 

The Educational Studies Award in memory of Bev Bowra

  1. Carlee Bennard

 

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Graduate Scholarship

  1. Kathryn Sinden
Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Gives Back Joseph Aghion 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin Gray on Aug 23, 2012

ImageWe are pleased to announce the launch of this year’s edition of the Rotary Golf Gives Back Golf and Travel Lottery.  This year’s lottery is our biggest and best!  We have over 100 golf related prizes up for grabs which any golfer will appreciate!

The Six Grand Golf Travel prizes include:

A trip for four to Pebble Beach Golf Links and San Francisco.
A trip for four to British Columbia’s  Columbia Valley Golf Trail.
A trip for four to Cape Breton Island.
A trip for four to Walt Disney World.
A trip for four to Mont Tremblant and Montreal
A trip for four to the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill, New York.

Please visit the lottery website www.golfgivesback.org for more lottery details.

Queries can be forwarded to either Colin Gray @ colingray@colingrayca.com or Ron Lambert at lambert_ron@hotmail.com

Golf Gives Back 2012-13 Colin Gray 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Dybka on Dec 12, 2011
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Lena Bassford

Halton Food for Thought

 

 

 

 

 


Following the introduction by Dorothy Schan, Lena brought forward the realities of hunger within the student body of Halton.  Her video presentation had the caption, “Hunger Hurts” along with “Food for Thought.”  The concept of learning with students attending school in a malnourished state just doesn’t allow for productive learning.  It was soon realized by Lena and many others that food assistance was critical in order to assure that an optimum learning environment was utilized.  The program focuses on not only providing those children in need of food but other children being educated with regards to healthy food choices.  There are 140 programs currently in 100 schools in the Halton area.  With 484 students in the highschool program, 89% of the students managed to stay in school and complete their education at this level.  In some schools where the program exists as many as 20% of the children in the schools come from homes under the poverty line.  Often in these homes when the parent or parents are faced with paying the rent or buying food, paying the rent takes precedence over food.  In the end, Brent Paszt thanked Lena for her presentation and her increasing our awareness to other critical needs that exist in our community and applauded her and the organization in addressing these needs.

Fighting Hunger in Our Schools Michael Dybka 2011-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Aghion on Oct 26, 2011
A local Rotary club is spearheading a fundraiser to benefit food banks in Hamilton.
 

A local Rotary club is spearheading a fundraiser to benefit food banks in Hamilton.

The Hamilton/Burlington Rotary Capital Fund — established in 2010 among District 7080 and 7090 Rotary clubs — has the goal of increasing the capacity and delivery efficiency of the emergency food system through Hamilton Food Share.

The Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore has pledged $100,000 over a five-year period to initiate the Rotary Capital Fund, to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the food-bank system and infrastructure of the large food banks.

"I am particularly proud of the contribution the Burlington Rotary clubs have made as they realized poverty has no boundaries and Hamilton is where the problem lies at this time," said Jim Bridle, co-chair of the Community Service Committee for the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore.

Nine Burlington and Hamilton Rotary clubs contributed or pledged to contribute in 2010 and 2011.

Between April 2010 and March 2011, the Rotary clubs involved granted $51,000 to nine Hamilton-area food banks or social service agencies, with the Burlington-Lakeshore club giving $40,000 of the total.

The money was used by social service groups for capital projects like buying storage containers, forklifts, weight scales and freezers or doing kitchen upgrades.

The Hamilton/Burlington Rotary Capital Fund — established in 2010 among District 7080 and 7090 Rotary clubs — has the goal of increasing the capacity and delivery efficiency of the emergency food system through Hamilton Food Share.
 
The Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore has pledged $100,000 over a five-year period to initiate the Rotary Capital Fund, to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the food-bank system and infrastructure of the large food banks.
 
"I am particularly proud of the contribution the Burlington Rotary clubs have made as they realized poverty has no boundaries and Hamilton is where the problem lies at this time," said Jim Bridle, co-chair of the Community Service Committee for the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore.
 
Nine Burlington and Hamilton Rotary clubs contributed or pledged to contribute in 2010 and 2011.
 
Between April 2010 and March 2011, the Rotary clubs involved granted $51,000 to nine Hamilton-area food banks or social service agencies, with the Burlington-Lakeshore club giving $40,000 of the total.
 
The money was used by social service groups for capital projects like buying storage containers, forklifts, weight scales and freezers or doing kitchen upgrades.
 
The Hamilton/Burlington Rotary Capital Fund — established in 2010 among District 7080 and 7090 Rotary clubs — has the goal of increasing the capacity and delivery efficiency of the emergency food system through Hamilton Food Share.
 
The Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore has pledged $100,000 over a five-year period to initiate the Rotary Capital Fund, to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the food-bank system and infrastructure of the large food banks.
 
"I am particularly proud of the contribution the Burlington Rotary clubs have made as they realized poverty has no boundaries and Hamilton is where the problem lies at this time," said Jim Bridle, co-chair of the Community Service Committee for the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore.
Nine Burlington and Hamilton Rotary clubs contributed or pledged to contribute in 2010 and 2011.
 
Between April 2010 and March 2011, the Rotary clubs involved granted $51,000 to nine Hamilton-area food banks or social service agencies, with the Burlington-Lakeshore club giving $40,000 of the total.
 
The money was used by social service groups for capital projects like buying storage containers, forklifts, weight scales and freezers or doing kitchen upgrades.
 
Rotary Helps Food Banks - Burlington Post Joseph Aghion 2011-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Will Pugh on Jul 04, 2011

 June 30, 2011

 We received this very nice thanks and an update from one of our past award winners this week.   Nice to maintain contact with our past winners as they progress through their academic and athletic pursuits, on the way to becoming the leaders of our community in the years ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks from a past Athletic Award winner Will Pugh 2011-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Knoepfli

Tthe Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore Foundation have voted in major changes to their academic scholarship program for the students of Burlington.  All academic scholarships have been increased by 40%, with each award recipient now earning a scholarship of $3,500.  As well, the number of scholarships presented has been increased from 9 to 10.

The Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore Foundation, together with the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore, take pride in supporting the efforts of our youth to develop their skills, and is the largest private funder of scholarships for Burlington youth in the community. 

Burlington-Lakeshore Increases Scholarship Funding Peter Knoepfli 0
Posted by Russell Taylor
We are so excited to offer all high school students and young university students these fantastic opportunities to help them as the begin to think about their professional careers in the Burlington area!

All of these program are provided FREE! So tell your friends and join in on these amazing chances to go away to school for a year or help out with tuition fees! A full list of the programs is below - just check the box if you want more information

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Posted by Joseph Aghion
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BURLINGTON, Ontario- The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore (RCBL) announced the winners of 9 scholarships recipients at the annual awards banquet held last night. $47,500 in student scholarships were awarded by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore and its charitable foundation. Out of a total of 62 entries received, this year nine awards of $2,500 have been given to exceptional Burlington high school students. In addition a $15,000 Graduate Scholarship was awarded to Kathryn Sinden M.Sc.

 

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation was established in 1991 to provide educational awards to graduating high school students in the greater Burlington area, to assist them with post-secondary education costs. These awards are made possible because of our fundraising event, Canada’s Largest Ribfest.

 

The Foundation is an endowment funded so that these awards can be provided each year from income earned by the Foundation assets. The criteria for the selection of students winning an award include: academic average; community and school volunteer service; demonstration of leadership in school or community activities; and financial need

 

A special feature at this year’s awards ceremony was the announcement for the music lineup for Canada’s Largest Ribfest and featured a showcase performance from students at Merriam Music, a partner of Canada’s Largest Ribfest who will also be taking to the Gazebo Stage all weekend long later this summer.

 

Winning Students for 2013

Academic Scholarships


1.       Kate Bauer

2.       Justin Saddlemyre

3.       Amy Stringer

4.       Nupur Kumar

5.       Melanie Stone

 

Athletic Scholarships


1.       Sarah Lowicki- Soccer

2.       Emma Greco- Ice Hockey

3.       Elijah Pawliw- Football, Track & Field

4.       Meredith Adams- Rowing

 

International Studies Award in honour of Kan Nakazawa

 


1.       Narmada Gunawardana

 

The Vocational Studies Award in Memory of Ron McDermott


1.       Brett McCracken

 

The Fine Arts Award in honour of Leon and Betty Laron


1.       Mackenzie Aker

 

The Educational Studies Award in memory of Bev Bowra


1.       Carlee Bennard

 

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Graduate Scholarship


1.       Kathryn Sinden

 

CANADA’S LARGEST RIBFEST GIVES BACK Joseph Aghion 0
Posted by Will Pugh
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Please extend the hand of Rotary fellowship to your neighbours, your friends, your contacts, and bring them to Rotary as our guest.

Rotary... 1.2 million people quietly doing great work within their community.  Just imagine how much more we could do with 1.2 million.... and 1!



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Posted by Will Pugh

Join us for a Christmas concert and a memorable evening at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  Saturday, December 8th, 7:30 pm is a Christmas concert to support the 4 Rotary clubs in Burlington, and our fundraising efforts for the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital expansion.  The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir will entertain you with a selection of seasonal and memorable music, joined by Gordie Tapp, the Blazing Fiddlers and the Hamilton Children's Choir.

Tickets are $30 in advance (prior to Nov 14), $35 after, and can be purchased by calling 905-332-8709


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Posted by Joseph Aghion

October 27, 2011

ImageA local Rotary club is spearheading a fundraiser to benefit food banks in Hamilton.

The Hamilton/Burlington Rotary Capital Fund — established in 2010 among District 7080 and 7090 Rotary clubs — has the goal of increasing the capacity and delivery efficiency of the emergency food system through Hamilton Food Share.

The Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore has pledged $100,000 over a five-year period to initiate the Rotary Capital Fund, to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the food-bank system and infrastructure of the large food banks.

"I am particularly proud of the contribution the Burlington Rotary clubs have made as they realized poverty has no boundaries and Hamilton is where the problem lies at this time," said Jim Bridle, co-chair of the Community Service Committee for the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore.

Nine Burlington and Hamilton Rotary clubs contributed or pledged to contribute in 2010 and 2011.

Between April 2010 and March 2011, the Rotary clubs involved granted $51,000 to nine Hamilton-area food banks or social service agencies, with the Burlington-Lakeshore club giving $40,000 of the total.

The money was used by social service groups for capital projects like buying storage containers, forklifts, weight scales and freezers or doing kitchen upgrades.

Rotary helps food banks Joseph Aghion 0
Posted by Will Pugh
October 12, 2011

Congratulations to Mike Cochrane who won the Super Early Bird prize of a trip for four, this December to Ponte Vedra Florida to play TPC Sawgrass in the Golf Gives Back Golf and Travel Lottery.  The winning ticket was sold by one of our charity partners, Rotary Burlington Music Festival

Our Early Bird post Christmas draw is coming up in January.  A trip for four to Las Vegas for a golf and show package awaits the winner!  Wouldn’t a ticket be an ideal stocking stuffer this Christmas?  Over 150 golf and travel prizes remain for our main draw!

Please visit www.golfgivesback.org for further information.

FORE!!..... Golf Gives Back Swings a Winner Will Pugh 0
Posted by Will Pugh
Established as a prominent event in the Burlington community calendar, Canada's Largest Ribfest is growing again. Year sixteen brings new bands, more entertainment, more activiities to the waterfront in Burlington's downtown. Current information is available on the festival's website, www.canadaslargestribfest.com. Our 16th year looks to be bigger and better than ever, a great event for the Burlington community to celebrate the end of summer. As the primary fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore, Ribfest profits remain in the community, funding community charities and programs. See you there!
Canada's Largest Ribfest #16 Gearing Up! Will Pugh 0
Posted by Will Pugh

 Information Released for Rotary Scholarships 2009
The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Scholarship Awards has released information on their program. Details can be obtained by clicking through on the link provided at the left side of this page. The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation was established in Burlington in 1991 to provide ongoing educational awards each year to deserving students who wish to pursue post-secondary education. Rotary is the largest single donor of educational scholarships in the Burlington area. Last year, a total of $30,000 in scholarship funds were awarded. It is recommended applicants submit their information in a timely manner. All information must be submitted no later than May 15 in order to qualify. More information can be obtained by contacting the Student Services office in Burlington high schools
Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Foundation Will Pugh 0