Posted on Dec 09, 2017
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On December 9 th 2017  our club partnered with AFEY and Toronto Police Services 23 Division to help feed approximately 700 kids and their families at the Children's Christmas Party held at Woodbine Banquet Hall in Etobicoke.
 
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2017 Children's Christmas Party with AFEY Claudia Meyer 2017-12-09 05:00:00Z 0 AFEY,Volunteer,christmas,rotary,serviceaboveself
Posted on Nov 08, 2017
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On November 8th 2017 all five Brampton Rotary Clubs gathered at The Glen  to celebrate fellowship and enjoy an evening with Former Premier of Ontario, Bill Davis and Steve Paikin, a Canadian journalist, author, documentary producer and anchor of TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
EVENT - Brampton's 2017 Rotary Quint Meeting 2017-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Members support the Toronto Foundation Dinner & Dance 2017 2017-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
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A successful joint event with the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club!  With proceeds going to Guyana Help the Kids, The Children`s Breakfast Program (Brampton) and "Teen Mom Clubs" Dignitas Malawi
 
2017 Golf Tournament Claudia Meyer 2017-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
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Another wonderful Gala Event held at the Mississauga Grand Banquet Hall to Honor our fellow Rotarian Dhaman Kissoon for everything he does in the community.
 
2017 Annual Gala Event Claudia Meyer 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
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Harry joined The Brampton Flower City Centennial Rotary Club as a member since 2007. He held several positions with our club, he was treasurer, secretary and most recently President, he is also a Paul Harris recipient.
 
Congratulations Harry all the best on your 60th Birthday 
 
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AFEY Children’s Christmas Party - 2016 2016-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Spring Fling Dinner & Dance - April 8th, 2017 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor handing "Rotary Meets Here" banner to owner of Nirvana 2016-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
You are invited to the Changeover Gala 2016! 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of Brampton Flowercity Centennial received a district grant worth $5000 for its scholarship program. District Governor Mr. Mike Gauthier personally presented the cheque to the club members. 
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Dhaman Kissoon has been teaching at Queen's Law School since 1990. The award is presented every year to one of the professors who excels in teaching. This year for the first time the award is named after Professor Stan Corbett who recently passed away. It was appropriate that the award was presented to Dhaman as Professor Corbett was one of Dhaman's Student in 1993.
Dhaman Kissoon receives prestigious teaching award from Queen's Law School 2016-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Members Luke Pratt & Jurgen Hebel donate old computers 2016-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary 111th Birthday! 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Soumya Das Bhaumik receives Club's Presidential 2015-16 Award 2016-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
You are invited to the Valentine's Dance on February 27! 2015-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Will Pugh addresses club members 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Marathon Run fundraiser raises $5350 for Scholarship Program 2015-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
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At the club's general meeting on October 5th, 2015, Ananth K was formally pinned by Secretary Paramita De and inducted into the club's membership. Ananth is owner of Instant Imprints in Mississauga.
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As part of the new member sponsor appreciation program, the new members of the club, Luke Pratt and Claudia Meyer pinned their respective membership sponsors, Jurgen Hebel and Dhaman Kissoon.
New members pin their sponsors 2015-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Guyana Help the Kids Foundation receives $2500 Cheque from Rotary Club of Brampton Flower City Centennial. 2015-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Luke Pratt! Our newest member 2015-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Canadian National Institute for the Blind visits our club 2015-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Dhaman Kissoon Becomes a Paul Harris Fellow Plus One! 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Manny Tsertos Receives His Paul Harris Award 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Gala 2015 2015-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
2015 Golf Classic at Royal Ontario Golf Club 2015-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
It is with great honor and pleasure I accept the responsibility to lead this club for the Rotary year 2015-16.
 
I would like to thank each and every member of our club for having shown the confidence in me to lead this wonderful and energetic club. I am excited and eagerly looking forward to this year and working with the board and members to make a real difference in the community.
 
I pledge to continue to do the good work my predecessors have done and lead this club by practicing the Rotary principles of “The 4 Way Test” and “Service Above Self”.
 
This Rotary year 2015-16, we will continue to support our current initiatives like “Guyana Help the Kids”, the Scholarship program, Breakfast for kids, Breast Cancer Society, etc. This year’s laid out plan is to get further involved within the local community and support more organizations. We definitely want to get involved in a seniors program, support two initiatives that help woman of our community and further support child education. 
 
For our fundraisers, we will continue to have our Valentines Dinner & Dance, Presidential Changeover Gala, Golf Event and add on two 2 more fund raising events.
 
Our Rotary International 2015-16 President Ravi Ravindran asked every Rotarian to “be a gift to the world” and I am sure everyone can be a gift and make a difference in the world.
 
Keeping that in mind here is a short story to reflect upon:
 
“One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
 
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
 
“Son,” the man said. “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t possibly make a difference.”
 
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…”I made a difference for that one.”
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Rotary Club of Brampton Flower City Celebrates its 10th year with Hazel McCallion 2015-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Todd Letts CEO of Brampton Board of Trade speaking to Club April 20th 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Mayor Linda Jeffrey Addressed the Brampton Rotary Cluster 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Brampton Flower City doing Breakfast Program 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians in partnership with AFEY and the Toronto Police service Glenn Stewart 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Stewart on Nov 24, 2014

The Rotary Foundation earns coveted 4-star rating

wh-4p-olThe Rotary Foundation earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States.

"Our foundation continues to operate at the highest ethical standard," said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Kenny. "We are proud that Charity Navigator has recognized our commitment to accountability and transparency for the seventh straight year."

The 4-star rating, the highest that Charity Navigator awards, recognizes sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. Charity Navigator evaluates thousands of nonprofits each year, and only one of four earns 4 stars.

This year's top distinction marks the Foundation's seventh in a row, placing it in the top 3 percent of U.S.-based charities. In a letter to the Foundation, Charity Navigator President Ken Berger wrote, "This 'exceptional' designation differentiates The Rotary Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."

The Rotary Foundation earned a 4-star rating Glenn Stewart 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Stewart on Mar 23, 2014

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Breakfast for Kids Program:

The club presented $3000 cheque to Ms. Janice Crowford Principal of the Ridgeview school. President Dhaman Kissoon mentioned that initially the club decided to give the sum of the raffle collected ($2000) at the Valentine Dinner and Dance as donation to the school then later on decided with the approval of the board to add on $1000. Ms. Janice Crowford was very pleased with the donation and thanked the club for the monetary donation but more importantly she said for the time put in by the club members on a biweekly basis to help out with the breakfast program.

Club Presents $3000 to Breakfast Kids Program Glenn Stewart 2014-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Guyana Help the Kids thanks & presents plaque to Rotary Club of Brampton FlowerCity Centennial Gerson Vijayan 2014-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Members volunteering their time at the Ridgeview School, Brampton Breakfast for Kids program Glenn Stewart 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Stewart on Jul 10, 2013

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On July 11th the Rotary Club of Brampton Flower City held its annual Changeover  Gala at the Mississauga Grand Banquet Hall. There were more than three hundred guests in attendance.  Among the guests  were the Deputy Police Chief and a number of senior officers from Peel Region; several politicians from all levels of government and  many community leaders.

 

As part of the evening festivities the  Rotary club presented 5 scholarships to deserving graduating High school students from the Brampton area. The Kissoon Family, with proceeds from their golf tournament, matched with another 5 scholarships. The Scholarship program was the initiative of prominent Guyanese born businessman, Robin Singh. He was the outgoing president of the club. He passed on the mantle to prominent Guyanese born lawyer, Dhaman Kissoon, who was taking a second term as the president.  Dr.

Nar singh was also in attendance took the opportunity to thank both the Rotary club and the Kissoon Family for their significant contribution to the Guyana Help the Kids Foundation. This  Rotary club has  supported other significant  international projects in such places as Haiti and  countries in Africa.

  The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the annual Citizen of the Year award to  Toronto Maple Leafs  legend Johnny Bower. Mr Bower  has devoted his time and energy to make Canada a better place for all of us and he was rewarded. He was in fine form in his thank you speech. He regaled the guests with stories of Maple leafs past and present. Mr Johnny Bower was truly a deserving candidate for this highly coveted award.

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2013 Gala Glenn Stewart 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
The two newest Members of the club inducted by DG Mike Gauthier Glenn Stewart 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Orlando Bowan receives "Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award" Glenn Stewart 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Stewart on Feb 08, 2013

CLUB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM LAUNCHED

 

On Saturday February 9th 2013, The President of the Rotary Club of Brampton Flower City Centennial, Mr. Robin Singh launched the Clubs’ Scholarship Program at the Inaugural Valentines Dinner and Dance.

The program announced are for kids in the Brampton School District who will be moving on to Post Secondary Education in 2013/2014 and who will receive $1000.00 per student towards their education costs. Mr. Singh announced that five Students who meet the Club’s qualification criteria will be awarded the scholarships at the Club’s Annual Gala on July 11th 2013. He also announced that the Kissoon Family will match the club with an additional 5 scholarships for a total of 10 scholarships to be awarded for a total of $10,000.00 on July 11th 2013.

The Valentine’s Dinner and Dance was attended by over 200 Rotarians and Guests, who danced the night away to a variety of English music ranging from the 70’s,  80’s, to Indian Music, Calypso music, chutney music and a few bhangra tunes….

To start the evening dancing the Club honoured Mr. and Mrs. Chetram Singh and Mr. and Mrs. Issac Daljeet who both celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by asking them to open the dance floor.

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Laurie-Ann and Brian Jenkins donate Coats, Hats and Gloves for Winter Clothing Drive Glenn Stewart 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
December 8th Christmas Party for 500 Children Glenn Stewart 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Some Club Members enjoying Christmas Party December 8th Glenn Stewart 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Our 2 Newest Member inducted at Christmas Party December 8th Glenn Stewart 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Stewart on Nov 25, 2012

Amarjit Singh Bhatnagar a Rotarian fron India exchanging club banners with President Robin November 26th

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Visting Rotarian from India Glenn Stewart 2012-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
DG Visit November 19, 2012 Glenn Stewart 2012-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker October 29, 2012 Glenn Stewart 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gerson Vijayan on Apr 17, 2012

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At the Brampton Cluster Conference, our club was well represented by 7 members President DalKeith Palmer, Mr. Dhaman Kissoon (Director at Large, Chairman Gala & Speakers), Mr. Aswani Datt (Past President & Chairman Membership), Mr. Claude Armstrong (Chairman Community Outreach & Director), Mr. Has Fernando (Member), Mr. Angus George (Secretary) and Mr. Gerson Vijayan (WebMaster). 

Mr. Angus George received the President's award for this year. 

To see more photos, go to Photo Albums section
 
 
BRAMPTON CLUSTER CONFERENCE - THE QUINT CLUB MEETING Gerson Vijayan 2012-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robin Singh on Feb 04, 2012

In December the Club embarked on a Clothing Drive and made donations to the "Wilkinson Drive Homeless Shelter" and Gift bags to the "Our Peel Youth Shelter"

 

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Representing the Club at the presentation were Mr. Angus George and Mr. Kavi Narine, who were also responsible for ensuring that this drive was successful, congratulations to both Angus and Kavi for a job well done.

 

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Posted by Robin Singh on Dec 11, 2011

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Aswani Datt (second from left) visited the Rotary Club of Amritsar East of Punjab India in November 2011 and exchanges club flags with President Ramnik Kumar (third from left).

 

Aswani Datt's visit to India Robin Singh 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
New Member, David Adams being inducted into Club Gerson Vijayan 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robin Singh on Jul 06, 2011

2011 Gala 

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On July 11, 2011 the Brampton Flower City Centennial Rotary Club held its annual Gala. This year we honored Dr. Ignat Kaneff with its Citizen of the Year Award for his contribution to community service.

(From left to right: Past President Aswani K. Datt, President Dalkeith Palmer, Dr. Ignat Kaneff and Emcee  Orlando Bowen)

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Posted by Aswani Datt on May 28, 2011

 

 Camp Enterprise 2011

Camp enterprise was a very unique experience that allowed kids from various high schools to learn and experience what is like to own your own business from some of the top business owners in the GTA. This camp took them through the steps of coming up with ideas, to applying for funding, then showed them how to operate the company, all with the harsh realities of the business world. This is a well put together camp, and it was combined with some fun physical activities by the YMCA, the weekend was very successful. All 59 kids that attended had nothing but great reviews. All and all this is by far the best event of the year and events like these are why I joined the rotary club.

Manny thanks to Randy Narine who spearheaded the club's organization and execution of this event. He spent tireless hours in the student selection process, attending Camp Enterprise meetings, transporting the students to the camp and delivering a powerful speech on business planning.

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Posted by Glenn Stewart
Breakfast Club needs help to serve a need

By Radhika Panjwani
of Brampton Guardian

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BRAMPTON — Who knew golden-glazed grilled cheese sandwiches served along with baby carrots would provide students from a Brampton elementary school the necessary incentive to be in school on time.

Julianna Oseibi, 6, and Jaheim Williams, 11, students of the Ridgeview Public School at 25 Brenda Ave. said taking time for the 'most important meal of the day' helps them and their classmates get a great start.

“The school has a Panini press so the sandwiches tastes good and are all cooked dark brown whereas at home they turn out black,” said Julianna. “I like eating breakfast with my friends. Wednesdays are the best because it’s the grilled cheese sandwich day. My friends and I did not touch the carrots though.”

Jaheim, a fussy eater at home, on the other hand said he doesn’t mind either the carrots or the fruits the school serves.

The Breakfast Club at Ridgewood Public School provides more than 300 students with a nutritious meal that helps them focus better in class. Before the program began, students would show-up at the school’s office complaining of stomach pains and headaches.

Over 65 per cent of our students are new to Canada and their parents are working shift jobs or holding two jobs,” said principal Jan Crofoot.  “Until few years ago, many of the children came to school with no lunches or insufficient food for nutrition breaks.  One student brought a moldy piece of bread and a rotten orange because his sister had made his lunch and that was all there was at home.”

The school council and staff sat down and decided to start a breakfast program with the help of the Breakfast for Kids Program- Boys & Girls Club of Peel. After carefully exploring various existing models, they decided on the grab-and-go option.

Each day, before the start of the school, students line-up and receive a brown bag containing toasted bread or bagel with cream cheese, a yogurt and a fruit or vegetable for 25 cents — even if a student doesn’t have the change, breakfast is provided.

The upside of the Breakfast Club has been that there are hardly any stragglers or latecomers; and the well-fed students are more attentive in class.

“I noticed the students focused more and some of them were introduced to things they did not necessarily have at home such as fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Carrie Southwell, a Grade 3 teacher at the school who decided to ‘buy’ her entire class, a healthy breakfast for a month. “As a teacher, I feel good my students have at least one nutritious meal. Also, I think it’s easy for the parents as well because if the kids are eating the same thing, there’s a bit of peer pressure for everyone to make healthy choices.”

Special education teacher Tina Mistry agreed. She said prior to the Breakfast Club, the children were listless and restless. Aside from  improving their concentration, she said, the club breakfast allows the children to take part in a shared experience, one that allows them to eat together and learn lessons that extend beyond the classroom or the yard.

The cost of running the Breakfast Club is $15,000 per year and Ridgewood Public School received a bit of wind in their sails early this year when the Rotary Club of Brampton Flower City donated them $3,000.

As Flower City Rotary Club president Dhaman Kissoon served breakfast, he said he was deeply moved when a student looked up and solemnly said, “thank you, Rotary man.”

“Our club focuses on helping children from across the world and here in Canada,” said Kissoon, a Mississauga lawyer. “When we saw there was a need, we knew we had to help. I have been here in the kitchen helping prepare the food, but this is the first morning I was out there in the hallway serving the breakfast. What this told me was there’s a need and community organizations have a role to play in filling the void.”

The funding the school receives from Breakfast for Kids is however not enough to run the program till the end of the year.

 

 
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Member Richard Gayle doing a Maker Meeting in Kingston Jamaica Glenn Stewart 0
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Posted by Robin Singh
ImageYou can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free iPhone app. In the Apple app store it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app also will soon be offered for Android and BlackBerry phones
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