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Rotary donates $12000 to food insecurity programs Marc Durocher 2023-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
Youth Exchange Students Volunteering at the Sportsman Show Gerard Bruneau 2023-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
A BIG teddy bear thank you! Marc Durocher 2022-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Teddy Bear Program Launch Marc Durocher 2022-08-31 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members

The Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine is proud to announce that we have 3 new members.  Please welcome, Samantha Genier, Gerard Bruneau and Veronique Lauzon.
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Why Join Rotary?

Benefits of Membership in Rotary

As a large and diverse organization, Rotary provides individuals with the power to help those in need. There are countless opportunities to make a difference for those less fortunate than ourselves.

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Rotary Ryla registrations open

Attention all students grades 9-12! Rotary has an exciting opportunity in Leadership for you!
Friday, May 27th through Sunday, May 29th
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free to the student, Rotary pays all costs
Jeff Fairbanks (IT Operations Manager) at NBCUniversal, and Lieutenant in the US National Guard
George Souravlis (Software Engineer) at Bloomberg
TD Scholars Mahek Kaur, Donel Kadima, and Kajal Mishra
Communication Styles and Effectiveness Training
Group Facilitation Activities
Leadership Training and Activities
For more information contact June
Rotary Ryla registrations open Marc Durocher 2022-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

A tasty way to support Rotary

Purdy's Chocolate
The Rotary club of Timmins-Porcupine is selling Purdy's delicious chocolate again this year!
Click the image above to browse the catalogue and place your order!
The deadline to order is Nov 21st,2021.
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Lobsterfest 2018

Posted on May 26, 2018
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Join us for our annual Lobsterfest on May 26th at 6pm, at the Porcupine Dante Club!! Fresh Atlantic lobster with a steak, wine, salads and desserts. Dinner is followed by a silent auction and dancing, and is always a fun night out! Tickets are $85. Send us a message at timmins.rotary.lobster@gmail.com, or pick up your tickets from any Rotarian, at MacIvor and MacIvor Optometry or Steinberg & Mahn. Proceeds support the Timmins Symphony Orchestra.

Lobster and scallops can also be ordered. $140/dozen lobster or $25/lb scallops. Tickets and orders are due May 20th.
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End Polio Day

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Event to be held at Gillies Lake
October 24th
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Hockey Draw

Stanley Cup Hockey Draw Winners
The Winner of the Stanley cup draw was Tony Cecutti of Sudbury with the winning time Goal 3rd period at 18 Minutes and 25 Seconds $1725.00
the second Goal winner was Lisa Cantera with Goal time 3rd Period at 19 Minutes and 46 Seconds $675.00
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Lobsterfest 2017 - May 27th - Dante Club

Rotary Lobsterfest is Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Dante Club at 6:00pm. Tickets are $80 per person for your choice of 3 lobsters or 1 lobster plus 1 BBQ steak. Salads, rolls, dessert and tea/coffee complete the menu. Tickets for the dinner-dance and order forms for seafood are available from any Rotarian, Steinberg & Mahn or MacIvor Optometrists. You may also call 705-360-6075 or email info@rotarytimmins.org. This event is in support of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra.

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Escape 2016 Winners



Special thank you to all our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support for this successful fundraiser!

Early Bird   $1,000.00    #16256    Brian Reid
Las Vegas            #16034    Gordon MacIvor
Southern Caribbean Cruise    #16590    Roger Courville
Willemstad, Curacao    #16572    Mario Ciccone
Costa Rica            #16314    Shawn & Kim Donovan  
Ireland            #16598    Pam Laplante
Dream Destination        #16122    Ina Caissey & Milt Workewich
$500.00            #16039    Marisa MacIvor
$500.00            #16050    Mark Labreche
$500.00            #16590    Roger Courville
$500.00            #16376    Jamie & Nancy McGee
$500.00            #16572    Mario Ciccone
$500.00            #16538    David Bucar
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Rotary Escape 2016

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Trips up for grab!  
Contract Members at
-Midnight Express Pro DJ Services - Luc Chalifoux
-Steinberg and Mahn - Darren Taylor
-MacIvor Optometry - Ross and Allan MacIvor
-Rainville Health - André Rochon
-Porcupine Air Tools - Ken Rivers
... or...
Rotary Escape 2016 Luc Chalifoux 2016-02-26 00:00:00Z 0

Keeping the Yo Mobile Moving

The Rotary Club of Timmins Porcupine has partnered with Martin Fuels to keep the Yo Mobile full of gas this winter.  
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Rotary TDH Face of for Funds nets 75k

Posted by Luc Chalifoux on Oct 05, 2014

We are proud to support three years of TDH Fundraising at their annual hockey tournament!  We helped raise 75k for the much needed hospital equipment upgrades.Image 

Rotary TDH Face of for Funds nets 75k Luc Chalifoux 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary says Goodbye *sniff*

Posted by Lisa Wilson on Jul 07, 2014


We said Goodbye to our amazing secretary at the July 8 planning meeting.  We cannot thank her enough for her work over the last year.  

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Ribfest 2014 - Day 2

Posted by Wendy Adams on Jun 27, 2014



Mayor Tom and his wife Maureen joined Rotarian June & volunteer John to serve the many Timmins residents who to came to enjoy the ribs, music and fun at Ribfest.

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Rotary Ribest - a big community event Wendy Adams 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Successful President's Night for Rotary Wendy Adams 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0

Need Volunteers for Ribfest 2014

Posted by Wendy Adams on Jun 12, 2014

Rotary Club is looking for community-minded individuals willing to volunteer their time for a good cause! Ribfest is June 27th and June 28th at Mattagami Participark, from noon to 2:00am each day. We still need many people to assist with  family events and the bar area. If you can donate even a few hours call Sebastien at 705-365-0422.

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Rotary Ribfest 2014 - Jun 27 & 28

Posted by Wendy Adams on Jun 11, 2014

Mark off Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28 on your calendar and be sure to attend Rotary Ribfest at the Mattagami Participark from noon until 2:00am on each day. Three ribbers will be on-site to provide succulent ribs for your dining pleasure. A variety of vendors will welcome your visit too. Activities on Saturday focus on the family with a car show, inflatables, and individual entertainers for the children. Musical entertainment will be great!

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Rotary Lobsterfest 2014 Wendy Adams 2014-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Join us for Lobsterfest Wendy Adams 2014-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary at City of Timmins Utilities Hockey Tournament Wendy Adams 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations To Rotarian Andre! Wendy Adams 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary BBQ for Polio Wendy Adams 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Face-Off for Funds Wendy Adams 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club at Chamber of Commerce Wendy Adams 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Escape 2014 Winners

Posted by Wendy Adams on Mar 04, 2014
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On Feb 28 2014, Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine held the draw for Escape 2014 at the Dante Club. Approximately 60 people came to enjoy the Italian buffet dinner and witness the draw. 449 tickets were sold this year.

Rotary would like to thank everyone who supported Escape 2014 including our members who sold tickets and everyone who bought tickets. Rotary would also like to recognize the members of Kamiskotia Ski Hill and Spruce Needles Golf Course who assisted the Rotary Club in selling tickets this year. A special thank you to the Co-Chairs Darren Taylor and Ross MacIvor who gave their time and energy to ensure the success of the project. Congratulations to all the winners!

Rotary Club Escape 2014 Winners Wendy Adams 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary at the CSRA

Posted by Luc Chalifoux on Feb 28, 2014
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Supporting Angela Vacchino and the CSRA, Rotary Club was responsible for the Eclipse Financial VIP beverage tent and the general public beverage tent!

Rotary at the CSRA Luc Chalifoux 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0

2014 Family Day at Panels & Pipes Hollinger Park Skating Rink

Posted by Luc Chalifoux on Feb 16, 2014

This Monday, February 17 2014 on Family Day, the Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine will be at the outdoor Panels and Pipes - Hollinger Park Skating rink.  Rotarians will be serving free hotdogs and collecting donations for our world-wide polio eradication initiative.


2014 Family Day at Panels & Pipes Hollinger Park Skating Rink Luc Chalifoux 2014-02-17 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Rotary Hams

Posted by Luc Chalifoux on Dec 06, 2013
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Rotarians June, Wendy, Nick, Jo-Anne (on camera) and husband Robert deliver 1000+ hams in the community!

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Get Your Escape Ticket to the Sunny South! Wendy Adams 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Halloween Video Dance Party - Oct 26th 2013

Posted by Luc Chalifoux on Sep 30, 2013

From 8pm to 2am at LaRonde - 32 Mountjoy St, N.

Prizes for best costumes
-most original

$1000.00 in prizes

$10.00 per person - Tickets available at Laronde, Steinberg & Mahn, MacIvor Optometrists and via email: info@rotarytimmins.org

Age of majority required

DJ - Midnight Express Pro DJ Services

Rotary Halloween Video Dance Party - Oct 26th 2013 Luc Chalifoux 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

Escape 2013 Tickets on Sale Now - Perfect Christmas Gift!!

Posted by Christina Geddes on Dec 02, 2012
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Every year the Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine holds a Lottary for trips and cash.  Only 600 tickets are printed, with 6 trips and 7 cash prizes to win, at these odds, it is a perfect way to support local charities and start planning your hot vacation!

Tickets are $120 each - available through your favourite Rotarian or by stopping into MacIvor Optometrists on Third Ave, or Steinberg and Mahn Men's Clothing on Mountjoy St. So.

This year, the draw will take place during the Kamiskotia Ski Hill's big event - Nuit Blanche, February 23rd, 2013.

Get your tickets, before they are sold out!


Escape 2013 Tickets on Sale Now - Perfect Christmas Gift!! Christina Geddes 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0

District 7010 Updates everyone should know about!

Posted by Christina Geddes on Nov 08, 2012
Halloween with all its tricks and treats is over and we are well into our Rotary Foundation month, which reminds us of needs that exist and the many good projects and services Rotary has in our communities and in the developing world. Christmas, Hanukah and the other festive and religious holidays are coming up quickly.  This is an excellent time for all of us to reflect on what is done and what needs further help to make the life of even one other person better off.   Rotary does this. Our actions and our work has a ripple effect!
District 7010 Updates everyone should know about! Christina Geddes 2012-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
How can you give back to your community and beyond? Christina Geddes 2012-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

Speaker assignments for 2012-2013

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Jul 21, 2012
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As of July 9, each member picks a month when s/he will be responsible for inviting speakers for all of the regular meetings in that month. Read on...
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Escape 2012 Winners

Posted by Marc Durocher on Feb 26, 2012

The draws for Escape 2012 were held live during the Rotary Caribean Carnivale.  And the winners are....

Early Bird $1000.00 - Mark Shail

$500.00  Brian & Graziella  Millions, Allan and Ross MacIvor, Sean McKane, Marilyn Davis, Kevin Patriquin, Allan MacIvor

Dream Destination - Carole Demers

Tuscany, Italy - Dr. A. Raveendran

Curacao - Mark Labreche

European River Cruising - Phil Marks

Western Caribbean Cruise - Michel Vezeau

Las Vegas - Helen Yaschyshyn

Escape 2012 Winners Marc Durocher 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary club provides $30,000 to upgrade Pavilion

Posted by Marc Durocher on Aug 02, 2011
Since the Spring of 2011, a number of community partners have come together in an effort to improve the TH&VS Pavilion located at Hollinger Park in time for the City of Timmins’ 100th Anniversary Celebration scheduled to take place throughout 2012. The partners include the TH&VS Homecoming Committee, the City of Timmins and the Timmins - Porcupine Rotary Club, who took the lead as the major financial contributor providing   $30,000 towards the enhancements of the project.  In addition, Timmins Overhead Doors and Timmins Building Supplies donated services helping to reduce costs of the project
The Pavilion was originally constructed by the TH&VS technical students in 2000 as a millennium project and so it was not surprising to see the TH&VS 2012 Homecoming Committee come on board to support the significant enhancements that include roll up doors, refurbished gable ends, piers for speakers, addition of suspension points for lighting, improved electrical service etc. This fall, the current school administration, teachers and students will work at closing the three remaining gable ends and refreshing the paint of the well used pavilion.
According to Mayor Laughren,   “Timmins is a very special place in which to live, learn, grow up and grow old, in large part because so many of us work together to strengthen and sustain the fabric of our community. By and large, people and organizations from the City have demonstrated energy, enthusiasm, generosity and passion for making a difference in the lives of others, and in the overall quality of life enjoyed in our community. Though individual fundraising, giving and volunteer efforts, many continue to find ways to contribute to the community in which they live, work and play.”
The goal of the revamped TH&VS Pavilion project is to give Timmins and the performing arts community a place to call home and a venue suited for medium-scaled events, but most of all, to show community pride and involvement.  
The initiative was spearheaded by Midnight Express a well known music promoter who provided overall direction on the design of the enhancements for the TH&VS Pavilion.
“Our community is stronger as a direct result of our volunteers and our generous corporate citizens” concluded Mayor Laughren.
Rotary club provides $30,000 to upgrade Pavilion Marc Durocher 2011-08-03 00:00:00Z 0

Club seeks candidates for Group Study Exchange

Posted by Marc Durocher on Jul 04, 2011

The Rotary club of Timmins-Porcupine is currently seeking applications from residents in TImmins for the Group Study exchange program.

 The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 in the initial years of their professional life. The program provides travel grants for teams of participants to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members study the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange  ideas. Team members can come from corporations, small businesses, community organizations, medical and educational facilities, government  offices, and nonprofit agencies.

Successful candidates will travel to Rotary District 2610 in Japan for the month of March, 2012.

District 2610 is on the west coast of Japan on the Sea of Japan. District 2610 is based primarily in Isikawa Prefecture, with the largest cities being Isikawa and Toyama. 

More information about the GSE program can be read by clicking on this link:   GSE Brochure.

 Interested participants need to fill out this application and email it to info@rotarytimmins.org no later than noon on Friday July 15, 2011.

 The application can be found here:  GSE Team member Application




Club seeks candidates for Group Study Exchange Marc Durocher 2011-07-05 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Scholarships

Posted by Marc Durocher on Jun 29, 2011

Each year, the Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine donates over $3,000 in scholarships to graduating students in the five high schools in our community.To qualify, the recipients must have demonstrated the qualities of leadership and volunteering in the community. 

Pictured below is Rotarian Charlie Boulet presenting scholarships to Ecole Secondaire catholique Theriault students Rose Boulianne (right) and  Sarah Lawrence (left).    

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Timmins Red Cross

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on May 04, 2011
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Our Rotary Club presented a cheque for $2500 towards the 2011 Lease of a new Nissan vehicle to assist with the Meals on Wheels Program. The Rotary Club of Timmins Porcupine has been supporting the Red Cross Meals on Wheels Program for several years now and continues to believe in this very important community program.   The Canadian Red Cross staff is delighted to participate in the Nissan Canada Foundation  Program to help their relief efforts.
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Timmins Humane Society

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Apr 22, 2011
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Rotary members particpated in bringing in wet dog and cat food on Monday April 18th, 2011 to support the many animals currently residing in the local shelter. In one evening more than 44 single serving cans of cat food and 28 large cans of dog food were collected. This was very well recieved by the many animals in the humane's care. 

In the picture attached is Nikata, one of the employees and caregivers at the Humane Society and she is accompanied by Nicki an adoptable dog at the shelter, and Patch the cat, who was born and raised at the shelter and has been there more than 2 years now.  

Other pets can be seen at the Humane Society's website at http://www.timminshumanesociety.ca/ 

Timmins Humane Society Tonya Bennett-Bigeau 2011-04-23 00:00:00Z 0

Donation to Timmins Theraputic Riding Association

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Apr 17, 2011
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The Rotary Club of Timmins Porcupine made a donation to The Timmins Theraputic Riding Association to purchase a mower to maintain thier paths and to help sponsor a horse for a year. The Timmins Theraputic Riding association is a charitable organization that works diligently with persons with disabilites to better thier lives through the many riding and grooming programs available.                                                                                             For more info please visit: http://www.northernontario.org/therapeuticriding/index.htm
Donation to Timmins Theraputic Riding Association Tonya Bennett-Bigeau 2011-04-17 20:01:54Z 0

Homework Club

Posted by Charles Boulet on Apr 13, 2011
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To celebrate and promote Literacy in Timmins, our club presented a donation of $1,000 towards the Homework Club activities at the Timmins Learning Centre. This initiative will encourage children build their reading skills to succeed in school.
Homework Club Charles Boulet 2011-04-14 00:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange - Kendall's Blog and upcoming Fundraiser

Posted by Marc Durocher on Mar 27, 2011

 Kendall, our Youth Exchange student will be heading to Argentina in August for the 2011/12 school year. .  

You can follow  her blog here.

Kendall's Family and Community will also be holding a spagetthi supper to help with the cost of Kendalls upcoming year. The event will happen Saturday May 7th, 2011 at 5:00 pm at The Mary Queen of the world Parish in Matheson. Cost is $10.00.  

Youth Exchange - Kendall's Blog and upcoming Fundraiser Marc Durocher 2011-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Spruce Hills Library Rejuvination Project Tonya Bennett-Bigeau 2011-03-15 23:16:15Z 0

SAS All-Star Weekend

Posted by Adam Lake on Mar 15, 2011
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The Goal is to put 2,000 high potential teenagers through a series of activities and experiences that will help educate them on the value of service, change their perspectives on how they view their role in the community, and hopefully ignite a passion within them to become a more active volunteer.  

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Rotary Day Timmins

Posted by Adam Lake on Mar 14, 2011
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Tuesday February 23 was officially recognized as Rotary Day in Timmins as the Rotary Club of Timmins Porcupine celebrates the 105th anniversary of Rotary International.
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Escape 2011 Winners

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Feb 27, 2011
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Early Bird Draw $1000 - Barry Simpson ticket # 3763

$500 - Bob Peters # 3488

Las Vegas - Maria Costello #3407

$500 - Wayne Challis #3206

Negril, Jamiaca - East Side Mario's #3497

$500 - Alpo Palomaki #3310

Eastern Carribean Cruise - Norman Nankervis #3542

$500 - Mike Wilson #3392

London/ Paris - George Rodda #3258

$500 - Jim Davis #3780

St Lucia - Fred Siblall 

$500 - Peter Ruddy #3400

$5500 Dream Vacation- Tom Laughren #3409

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all for participating in our fundraiser! 


Escape 2011 Winners Tonya Bennett-Bigeau 2011-02-28 00:00:00Z 0

Donation to United Way

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Jan 23, 2011
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Our Rotary Club presented a donation of $5,000 to the Porcupine United Way, to assist with their Annual Fundraising Drive. Part of the proceeds were collected at the 2010 Ribfest, where several members of their organization volunteered their time and efforts
Donation to United Way Tonya Bennett-Bigeau 2011-01-24 00:00:00Z 0

Playground in Guatamala

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Jan 23, 2011
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 A local Resident of Timmins, Jenika Bronson, raised funds  for a project to build a playground in Guatamala. The Rotary club of Timmins-Porcupine made a contribution to her project. The Las Canoas Altas Playground was opened this month in a small community near Solola, Guatamala to the excitement of several children and families that without these contributions would have had few safe places to play.  See more photos in our album section.
Playground in Guatamala Tonya Bennett-Bigeau 2011-01-24 00:00:00Z 0

Timmins Legion Army Cadets

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Dec 15, 2010
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Rotary club representatives were guests of honour on Dec. 14th at the annual Timmins Army Cadets Christmas Dinner. A $5,000 donation was presented to their organization to recognize their outstanding dedication to our community projects. Our club has been supportive of youth initiatives, as they are our future "bridge builders".
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Science Timmins

Posted by Charles Boulet on Nov 05, 2010
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A number of local Rotarians attended Science Timmins Annual Seafood Dinner on Nov. 5th, at the Cedar Meadows Resort. This year's event recognized our local Club for their past contributions to Science Timmins outreach activities. By supporting these worthwhile causes, we are encouraging our youth to learn more about applied sciences. Science Timmins was also celebrating their 40th anniversary of delivering learning materials and holding fairs and competitions throughout Northern Ontario.
In March of 2010 a donation of $5000 was made to Science Timmins on behalf of the Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine.
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Welcome to Timmins Night

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Sep 24, 2010
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The Rotary Club of Timmins Porcupine once again particpated in showing those new and old to Timmins what the community has to offer. Welcome to Timmins Night was held the first week in September at the Mcintyre Arena.

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Escape 2009 winners

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Mar 02, 2009
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for your continued support! See Inside for winners!
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Rotary now has a Merchant space on JackpineJunction.com Marc Durocher 2008-04-25 00:00:00Z 0

January Trip of the Month Winners

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau on Feb 05, 2008
And the winners are....
$250.00 cash Ticket # 472 Mel & Steve Laflame
Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Ticket # 211 Mary and Allan Kydd
Congratulations to all our winners!!
January Trip of the Month Winners Tonya Bennett-Bigeau 2008-02-06 00:00:00Z 0

December Trip of the Month Winners

Posted by David Larsen on Jan 02, 2008
And the winners are...
  • $250 Cash Draw: Ticket #147 Steph Bergeron
  • Trip:Ticket #111 Jane Schultz
Congratulations to all our winners!
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RYLA and Youth Exchange Leadership programs Luc Chalifoux 0

Successful Night at Casey's!

Posted by Lisa Wilson


Next week Rotary will be inducting 3 new members, but first they had the "Fire Side Chat" over dinner.  A successful dinner all around as all 3 will become members next week.  

For anyone interested in joining this is where current members explain what Rotary is to people thinking about joining.  

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Face-Off for Funds Wendy Adams 0
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Escape 2014 Trip Specs

Posted by Luc Chalifoux

Trip 1 - Dream destination of your choice

Trip 2 - Italy's Dolce Vita 8 nights - Florence/Sienna/Rome
Trip 3 - Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday - 7 nights at Barefoot Golf Resort
Trip 4 - New England Cruise - 7 nights Stateroom with Balcony on Princess Cruise Lines
Trip 5 - Las Vegas Nevada - 5 nights at the Venetian Air and Hotel and 1000.00 Cash
Trip 6 - Western Caribbean Cruise - 7 night Balcony Stateroom on Princess Cruise Lines

Escape 2014 Trip Specs Luc Chalifoux 0
Timmins Rotary Sends ShelterBoxes to the Philipppines Wendy Adams 0
Rotary Club "Ham for the Holidays" Wendy Adams 0
Induction of 4 New Members Wendy Adams 0

2013 Escape Ticket Winners

Posted by Christina Geddes
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Take a look - our 2013 list of winners!

Thank you to all who once again supported us in this wonderful fund raiser, Kudos to Ross MacIvor and Darren Taylor for all their work, and big high five to the Kamiskotia Ski Resort committee who not only held the draw during their fundraiser on Saturday, February 23rd, but also sold tickets for us!

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Wonderful evening at the Timmins Museum - Monday, February 25th

Posted by Christina Geddes
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Huge Thank You to the Rotarians and their guests who joined to share a meal, exchange social graces and hear/see all there is to see at the current Timmins Museum.

Thank you to Karen and her staff for a pleasant evening - what a wonderful space to spend time in.

Ensure you go in before April to see the current exhibits, and look into membership - many wonderful perks!!

See all our members at our next meeting - Monday, March 4th at Siva's.


Christina Geddes

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Rotary Visits the Stan Fowler Lions Telethon Christina Geddes 0

Honoring Local Heroes - Paul Harris Style

Posted by Christina Geddes
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Tickets are now available for the upcoming Paul Harris Dinner at the Dante Club - Join us to honor local heroes - both those who are Rotarians and those who are Community Members.  These folks are being celebrated for living their lives with the same Core Values Paul Harris lived by when he created Rotary in the early 1900's.

Check out our event page for all the details - get your tickets and join us!

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Rotary Community Gardens

Posted by Marc Durocher

TIMMINS, ON: The Timmins Community Gardens will expand to Porcupine, ON.  This next phase of the project will happen with a strong commitment by the Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine and Northern College.

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Follow Cindy on her 5 week trip to Japan Marc Durocher 0
Rotary welcomes Nancy Cooper Marc Durocher 0
Rotary Caribbean Carnivale - Daily Press article Marc Durocher 0

Rotary Volunteers at Museum Grand Opening

Posted by Marc Durocher

The Timmins Museum recently opened in their new home and they were looking for volunteers to help serve drinks to those attending the grand opening.   Rotarian Joanne St-Onge thought that this would be a great cause to support so she rallied the troops to help out for the event.

 Pictured are:  Charlie Boulay, Robert St-Onge, Christina Geddes, June Woodburn and Jo-Ann St-onge.  


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Gold Miners' Daughters Strike the motherload with the help of Rotary Club

Posted by Marc Durocher

ROLLER DERBY: Timmins skaters win 2 Fresh 2 Furious Tournament

By The Daily Press

Posted 22 minutes ago

TORONTO — The Gold Miners' Daughters hit the mother lode at the 2 Fresh 2 Furious Tournament on Saturday.

Despite having only two previous bouts under their belt, the Gold Miners' Daughters were the last skaters standing at the conclusion of the flat track roller derby event at Ted Reeve Arena.

"We were the underdogs of the tournament," said Gold Miners' Daughters captain Amy Heffernan, who uses the track name Ames to Mame. "People were in absolute shock that this was our first tournament ever, they kept asking our coach, Jeff Latham (known on the track as Nick L. Bagg) 'What are you feeding these girls?'"

In the championship game of 2 Fresh 2 Furious, the Gold Miners' Daughters skated over Toronto's D-VAS 67-24 in a hard-hitting affair.

Despite the rather one-sided final score, the D-VAS did not surrender the trophy without a fight.

"I just remember being on the line at the beginning of the bout and, after the whistle blew, two of their blockers hit and packed Ames up," said Rachel Matthews, who skates under the name Night Train Jane. "That was when the heat was on for me. We showed them we know how to hit too!"

Nadia Riopel, known trackside as Nasty Nads, showed D-VAS the Gold Miners' Daughters have strong jamming abilities, as well, taking lead jammer status during the first jam.

Assistant captain Lisa Tremblay, known as Kill'er Princess, followed up with some awesome jamming moves of her own. Both Timmins skaters impressed the crowd with their manoeuvres and speed — and made some new fans!

The tournament featured 16 teams, with the Gold Miners' Daughters advancing after posting a record of five wins and one loss in round-robin play. The lone loss for the Gold Miners' Daughters, 38-30, came against Durham Region.

Timmins fans interested in watching the championship game from 2 Fresh 2 Furious can do so by visiting YouTube and looking up GTAR derby.

The trip to Toronto for the tournament was made possible by the support the Timmins roller derby girls received during the recent Rotary Ribfest, noted Gold Miners' Daughters president Yanick Tremblay.


That success, combined with Saturday's tournament victory, has given the Gold Miners' Daughters a lot of momentum.

However, the group still faces a few challenges.

"We came back with a golden trophy, but we are still struggling to find ourselves a permanent place to skate," Yanick Tremblay said. "With a growing membership of 23 women, we are anxious to keep skating."

The daughters have been without a regular skating venue since the spring and are in need of a permanent home.

"What we did this weekend was incredible," Latham said. "We were nothing short of amazing, but without a practice space, it will be very hard for us to maintain that status."

In addition to a new home, the Gold Miners' Daughters are also seeking more sponsors.


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Welcoming new Rotarian Luc Chalifoux

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On March 15th, in front of friends and family, Luc Chalifoux was inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine.  Several members of the Club have had the pleasure of working with Luc in the past as he's dedicated a great amount of time and effort to Rotary events.  It is with pride that we welcome Luc into our family and we look forward to the passion he will bring to our club. see photos

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Escape 2010 Winners

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Early Bird $1,000.00 – Marc and Helene Shail #2564
Aruba – Chris Cormier #2172
London – Diane Richard #2170
Portugal – Brian and Graziella Millions #2277
San Francisco – Anne Delmonte #2625
Las Vegas - A. Vezina #2759
Caribbean Cruise – Ghishlaine Gagnon #2445
Netbook Computer – Karin Hancin #2182
12 MP Digital Camera and memory card - Angie and Carver Descarier # 2538
iPod and sound dock – A Raveendran # 2531
$500 – Joanne Melville/Shari Teal #2323
$500 – Kim Danylchuk #2650
$500 – Paul Taillefer #2668

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Ham for the Holidays

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The Rotary club of Timmins-Porcupine has begun their annual Ham for the Holidays Campaign! 

You May find a cheaper ham, but you won't find one that serves so many!
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60th Martini Gala

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On Saturday April 4th,2009 our club celebrated it's 60th anniversary with a funfilled evening of Martini's, Guest speakers and great friends!
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April will make 60 years #3

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau
Helene Bauman brings us a little more history about our great club, read on to see if you remember some of these names or locations!
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Newest Members

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In December the Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine welcomed two new members, Read on to learn more....
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2009 will make 60 years #2

Posted by Helene Bauman
April 2009 is fast approaching and our fellow Rotarian Helene Bauman is ensuring we all have a little education on how we came to be, here is part two of the history of our club with more to follow.......
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2009 will make 60 years

Posted by Tonya Bennett-Bigeau
Did you know that April 9th, 2009 will make 60 years for our wonderful Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine. Over the next few months make sure to visit the site to see tidbits from the club over the last 60 years thanks to our club member Helene Bauman, and lets wrok together to ensure we are around for many years to come!
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Ross Stringer Trail dedication

Posted by Marc Durocher

Rotarians, friends and members of the Stringer family gathered today to dedicate the Rotary Trail in between South Porcupine and Schumacher to the memory of former Rotarian, Ross Stringer.

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Rajeev Visit

Posted by Marc Durocher
A former exchange student returns to share what he has been up to since his trip with Rotary
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A little History about our club #2

Posted by Marc Durocher
Thanks to Helen for providing these facts to me for our newsletter.On May 09, 1977, Timmins skiier was honored. A special presentation of a lady's Rolex watch was made to Olympic gold medal winner Kathy Kreiner at a meeting of The Timmins Rotary Club. The watch was given to Kathy for her outstanding contribution to skiing in Canada. The meeting was held at the Senator Motor Hotel. On one from Timmins will ever forget the excitement of learning that Kathy had won Canada's only Olympic gold medal in 1976. Laurie Kreiner (also a skiier) accompanied Kathy. The presentation was presented by Rotary Club president Ben Bauman.
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The ABC's of service

Posted by Marc Durocher
Thanks to Helene for submitting this! What are some attributes of Rotary service? Here's an alphabetized list dreamed up for the Rotary Club of Jasper, Georgia, by one of their members:
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About Rotary...

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Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders.
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