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There's always something going on with   

the Rotary Club of Orillia!

 
 

When do we meet?

Our meetings alternate each Tuesday  Noon or 5:30pm 
Royal Canadian Legion Br
34
215 Mississauga St. E, Orillia
 
Our club has been in existence helping our community for over 60 years!
 
The club was a major donor of Soldiers Memorial Hospital, contributing over $200,000.
$100,000 towards the Bandshell at Couchiching Park
The club has helped build the soccer fields at Kitchener Park with a $75,000 donation.
The club contributes regularly to the Orillia Food Bank and Salvation Army.
Members have raised $150,000 to build the Rotary Steam Railway at Couchiching Park.
$30,000 donation to Hillcrest Lodge.
$75 000 to the City of Orillia for the Rotary Place twin pad arena.
 
and much more!
 
And we have a tonne of fun too !!!
 
Check out our photos below!

 
Rotary Club of Orillia’s Minature “Steam” Train
“The Mariposa Railway”
Orillia business man, Gord Smith, originally owned and operated a miniature “steam” train calling it “The Mariposa Railway” located behind “pav” (corner of Jarvis and Maple) opposite Couchiching Beach Park.
Built in 1854 by Armitage Hershell at their North Tonawanda, NY, facility. Originally operated on Toronto’s Centre Island and later at LaSalle Park in Hamilton, and Brittania Park, Ottawa. Restored several times over the years and boiler replaced to meet safety standards of the day. Failure to reach an agreement with the City of Orillia for a new extended route through Couchiching and Centennial Parks, the railway was offered for sale. Rather than see the train leave the city, the local Rotary club became involved in 1980 after the Parks Commission suggested a service club might be the only operator likely to be considered. Following an appeal from local Chamber of Commerce, the Park’s commission and the City approved the operation of a steam train on a one quarter mile figure eight track in Centennial Park.