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Welcome to the Peterborough Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

The Second and Fourth Monday of each Month. Lunch at 11:45, Meeting Commences at 12:10
Holiday Inn
150 George St North
Peterborough, ON K9J3G5
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P.O. Box 172Peterborough, ON   K9J 6Y8 

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The Rotary Club of Peterborough invites you to help celebrate 100 years of service in our community by registering for our upcoming Golf Tournament. A portion of the proceeds will go to Five Counties Childrens Centre. The tournament will be at Bellmere Winds Golf Course on Thursday, September 23, 2021.  The cost to enter is $150.00 per player, which includes a golf cart and lunch. Sign up and pick your preferred time from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There will be a chance to win a Paluski Boats 10’ Ripple kayak, a 50/50 draw, and a hole-in-one.  Hole sponsorships are available for $100.00. Contact Nick Avonlitis at
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Click HERE to download the Registration Form (MS Word format).
The Rotary Club of Peterborough was pleased to donate a $100,000.00 donation to build a net zero Health Centre at Camp Kawartha as part of our Centennial celebrations. The Rotary Health Centre will be straw bale constructed with net zero utility costs, zero toxins, zero fossil fuel use, zero waste output, and a zero-carbon footprint. The features of this unique building will provide educational opportunities for students, campers, and visitors to learn about carbon-neutral design, carbon sequestration, alternative energy generation, natural building materials, product life cycles, and green-waste management systems. L to R in the photo are Myke Healy, the Camp Kawartha Board Chair, Cathy Romano, Healthcare Manager, our President Wayne Harding, and Jacob Rodenburg, the Executive Director of Camp Kawartha..
                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo: Peterborough Examiner
Rotarian Rick Storey came up with a novel and fun way of raising funds for the Carl Oake Rotary Splash Challenge.  President Wayne Harding and his son Jackson Harding were joined by former Easter Seals ambassador Mitchell McColl and his brother Eli McColl in paddling canoes in front of the Lift Lock while being sprayed by a Peterborough firefighter on Monday, June 14.  You can view all of the hilarity and get information about donating to the challenge by viewing the event on Youtube.  
Photo: The Peterborough Examiner
After two years of work the Rotary Centennial Book is here and ready for sale.  It is the culmination of months of work by our former President Bruce Gravel and his wife Frances (pictured).  The book covers the history of the Rotary Club of Peterborough from its origins on April 01, 1921 until the present day and also includes much of the history of the BEL Rotary Club and the Kawartha Club.  You can purchase a copy of the book for $50. at Grady's Foot Essentials, Brant Office Supply, or by emailing our Treasurer at


Our Centennial Year got tremendous public recognition with the raising of the Rotary flag at Peterborough City Hall and the Proclamation that April 1 is Rotary Day and March 29 to April 4 is Rotary Week.  Pictured at the flag raising are (L-R) President Dan Grady of the Peterborough Kawartha Club, Mayor Diane Therrien, President Wayne Harding of the Peterborough Rotary Club, and Nicole Van Stone of the BEL Club.  
Christmas came early as Santa visited the van Tol family and brought gifts, as part of the annual Rotary Easter Seals Children's Christmas Party, which was held on Sunday, December 13.  Due to Covid restrictions, Santa personally delivered gifts to the homes of children who benefit from Easter Seals.  Here Santa, Rotarian and organizer of the party Rick Storey, and President Wayne Harding, meet with Hannah van Tol who is surrounded by her family, brothers Nathan and Luke, and parents Jason and Christine.   
Saturday, October 24, 2020 was World Polio Day and our Club celebrated by holding a Rotary Walk on the Greenway trail.  Pictured at the top are members of our Club preparing for the walk in front of the new shade shelter which our Club constructed beside the trail. At bottom is a photo of students of the Children's Montessori and Preparatory School displaying the posters that they made, with Rotarian Rick Storey in the middle.  It was a beautiful fall day for the walk and a chance for Rotary members and guests to socialize after many months of separation and Zoom meetings. 
Despite the pandemic Rotarians can still find ways to have fun and one way is to have a picnic.  Replete with masks, pizza, and homemade snacks a large number of Club members and family came together at Langley Park on August 17, 2020 and observed all of the rules.  
Work proceeded on the first of our three Rotary Centennial Projects, The Shade Shelter in Rotary Park.  The work crew consisted of President Wayne Harding, Kevin Duguay, Ken Tremblay, Joe Kapron, and Rick Storey,  all under the direction of Project Leader Ken Seim.  Want to volunteer?   Reach out to Ken Seim for a work schedule.  
Since our regular lunch meetings have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Club decided to ask members to donate their money saved by not paying for lunches to Kawartha Food Share.  Rotarian Alan Ingram (R) presents a cheque for $5,785 to Ashlee Aitken and Jude Jesso of Kawartha Food Share from the Rotary Club of Peterborough. The full story can be read online at The Peterborough Examiner.
During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic our Club is continuing its work of serving the community.  Pictured are Club members Marie Press (L) and Sue Sharp delivering the first batch of 295 face masks to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.  The colourful masks were hand-made by dozens of Club volunteers cutting, sewing and driving and will be distributed free to visitors, staff, and patients at PRHC to help fend off infection with the life-threatening virus that is sweeping across the world.   
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