The Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
February 9, 2018
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Edmonton Strathcona
"The Friendly Club"
We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
German Canadian Cultural Assoc.
8310 Roper Road NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3
(780) 466-5566
(780) 665-7011
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Debit and credit card at the door
We can now accept credit cards AND debit cards as payment for the day's luncheon, with or without ticket. We also accept payment for membership dues and purchase of book of lunch tickets.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Interac debit.
Since the transaction charge for debit cards (Interac) is only 10 cents compared with 2.65% per credit card transaction, we strongly encourage you to use your debit card.
Please be patient with us as we are learning as we go.
Feedback and questions are welcome.
Hans Granholm
Meals on Wheels casino

Meals on Wheels Casino

Meals on Wheels and myself would really appreciate any help we can get at our next casino on February 24 and 25. This casino location is at West Edmonton Mall in The Palace Casino which has been renovated this past year. Might be nice to see it.
Positions left as of today are:
One Cashier for Saturday from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm (early shift)
One Countroom for Sunday from 11:00 pm to 3:30 am
Please call Vince at 780 239 3199 or email me at to sign up for this event.
Upcoming Events
Hockey Pool.
Oct 31, 2017 – Jun 30, 2018
Presidential Peacebuilding Conference
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Feb 09, 2018 – Feb 11, 2018
End Polio Now! with the Edmonton Oil Kings
Rogers Place
Feb 25, 2018 4:00 PM
Eye Ball Gala
The Westin Hotel
Mar 03, 2018 6:00 PM
JPP Interact Drivers Needed, March 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Casino, Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona, 2018
Casino Edmonton - Argyll
May 23, 2018 9:00 AM –
May 24, 2018 3:30 AM
Lewis Cardinal, A Promise of Canada: Becoming a Treaty Nation
This past Tuesday we were given the honour of hearing from a very distinguished speaker, Lewis Cardinal (pictured).  Lewis spoke to us about the dialogue that will be needed to bring about the changes that will be needed for Canada to truly become a treaty nation.  He started by explaining how the name of our country came about. The indigenous peoples who lived here referred to their land as Kanatan, which means ‘a clean, sacred and pure place’. Dropping the ‘n’ from the name, to Kanata, the name in use today, converts the word from a noun into a verb, with the meaning ‘to make a clean, sacred and pure place’. This name is prescient, in that it also describes the process we are still going through in learning to live in harmony with each other. It also gives us a responsibility to keep ourselves in balance, so that we can live in a clean and pure place.
He explained that all treaties within the indigenous peoples of Canada were essentially peace and friendship treaties, intended to prevent conflict, not to serve as a symbol of the end of a conflict. For the first two hundred years after Europeans arrived in Canada, they lived in relative peace with the indigenous people, each recognising the others right to land, resources, and freedom of movement. In the early eighteen hundreds, the political thinking began to shift, and the Europeans began to feel threatened by the indigenous population a. They brought forward many different policies that would subjugate them. They restricted their ability to communicate with other tribes, and restricted their mobility in general. They lowered the status of women in the indigenous community, where they had always held a position of decision making power equal to that of the men.  And finally, they removed the children from their communities, to live in remote boarding schools, where they subsequently lost their language, their culture and their connections to their families. Once they returned to their communities, they were strangers to their families, which created schisms within families, that would last for the remainder of their lives, and reverberate into the lives of their descendants as well.  In some cases, treaties were put into place to allow the sharing of land, traditionally owned by the indigenous people. Unfortunately in many cases their land was simply taken away with no consultation or treaty in place.  Indigenous peoples were put into a position where they had no decision-making power of their own, being fully dependant on the federal government for almost everything.
More recently Canada has embarked on a path that leads towards reconciliation and reparation of the damages that have been done to our indigenous peoples. We are starting to encourage an honest and forthright approach to history, to spread the knowledge of the many indigenous languages, cultures, and values that give people a sense of belonging. With this also comes self government, better communications, and a much better understanding of the indigenous viewpoint. Applying non-indigenous solutions to indigenous problems has not worked and we need to look elsewhere.  Understanding and honouring treaty rights is also an integral part of becoming a Treaty Nation. Lewis encouraged us to go deeper than just reading news articles. To seek out and listen to people with personal experiences, community elders and leaders who can give us a fuller insight into the issues at hand. Only when a dialogue takes place many times over, will the shift that is needed, begin to take place.  We all need to get to know the issues better, and to find new ways to approach problems. We also need to speak out when we see that an injustice has happened. Only then will Canada become the clean, sacred and pure place all of our ancestors envisioned.
Rotary Interact Club- Update
The Rotary Interact Club at J. Percy Page High School has had good school year, and is looking forward to more good meetings and upcoming events in the New Year.
They had good fundraising events at Halloween and Christmas. Their next fundraiser is the Valentine Rose Sale. Roses generously donated by Heather de Kok.
They had two visits to Ronald McDonald House for the Meals that Mend Program, providing the groceries and preparing and serving supper for 100 very grateful people. They have one more trip planned in March to RMH.
The Rotary Interact Club members organized a fall outdoor cleanup of their school grounds and the Millwoods Park. It earned them an Emerald Environmental Award. They plan to have another enviro- project in the spring.
Carin Jansen van Vuuren, our Rotary Club Youth Chairperson presented at a recent Interact Club meeting, an invitation to all 65 signed up Rotary Interact Club members to apply for the 6 spots we have for the Rotary Youth Leadership camp in early May.
The club designed a new long sleeve shirt and hoodie with the modern Rotary look. The club members were very happy to receive them in January, and are proudly wearing them around their school.
Club President Chhavi Kaushal has been selected to fill the one position we have, to attend the Adventures in Canadian Citizenship Camp in the spring.
The Rotary Interact Club is scheduled to be our guest speakers at an April lunch meeting.
Yours in Rotary Interact,
Eric Germain
Rotary Interact Club Advisor
Oil Kings and Polio Plus
Attention all Rotarians and guests.
It’s my pleasure to be officially launching this season’s End Polio Now campaign with the Edmonton Oil Kings.  

Last year we raised more money to End Polio through Oil Kings tickets than ever before, and Tim Schilds and I have set a goal to beat that number this season.  In fact, Tim wants to hit 1,000 Rotary tickets sold for the 4:00 PM game Sunday, February 25th vs the Swift Current Broncos, which would be a phenomenal accomplishment (and I’d owe him a steak dinner!)

This season we have added a fun social aspect to the event – starting at 3 PM sharp, the North Mezzanine Club will be open exclusively for Rotarians to mix and mingle and get to know one another.  There will also be in-game recognition for the Rotary Clubs in attendance, as well as a cheque presentation celebrating the money raised!

This season, Rotary tickets are $29, with $11 from each ticket sold donated to end the fight against Polio around the world.  Rotarians will be able to purchase tickets by contacting me, purchasing from Tim, or purchasing online via the link below:
Hold CTRL and click the link above and it will take you directly to the correct location.  The promo code is ENDPOLIO

The link above won’t allow purchasers to buy more than 8 tickets at a time, and it works best on desktop or laptop computers (Smartphones and tablets don’t work so well).  If you’re having trouble with the link, or for larger orders please contact me directly via email, or 780-409-2494

Tickets are available starting now, so order soon.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in hockey, 

Jason Adams.
Jason Adams | Nonprofit Account Executive, Group Sales
Edmonton Oil Kings Hockey Club
300-10214 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0H6
Eye Ball Gala

Audrey Martyn is extending an invitation to form a table at the inaugural Eye Ball Gala in support of Transformative Ophthalmic Patient Care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital

You can open the full brochure HERE

Tickets are $250

For details contact Audrey at; 780 722-4262

Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre - News
A new feature on our website and newsletter (e-Strathconian) will be occasional news items from the Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre.
The full bimonthly publication can be seen HERE  
Hockey Pool For Polio Eradication

The teams are now locked down

The second trading opportunity is the first week of March 

Welcome to the Rotary Hockey Pool For Polio Eradication, Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona



Here’s some interesting facts about THIS hockey pool!!

Pool is limited to 330 participants, Entry fee is $30, Every entry automatically make a donation of $15 to PolioPlus, Every entry automatically adds $15 to the prize pool, Each team will consist of 3 goalies, 8 defenceman and 12 forwards for a total of 23 players, get rid of those underperforming or injured players during the 2 trade weeks incorporated into the schedule.

Test your hockey knowledge by building your own team from scratch!


To register click here: CLOSED

After registering you will receive an email with a link to the online pool.


Hockey Pool Rules are as follows:


Pool is limited to 330 participants

Entry fee is $30  Registration closes November 30th 2017 11:50 pm

Every entry automatically make a donation of $15 to PolioPlus

Every entry automatically adds $15 to the prize pool

Each team will be made up of 3 goalies, 8 defenceman and 12 forwards for a total of 23 players

** Teams that exceed the above player allocations will be deleted by Admin**


January 1-7th 2018 is a trade week, teams can trade up to 3 players

March 1-7th 2018 is a trade week, teams can trade up to 3 players


Prize Pool is allocated as follows:


40% of accumulated prize pool is paid to the participant with highest overall team score

20% of accumulated prize pool is paid to the participant with the highest performing group of 12 forwards

20% of accumulated prize pool is paid to the participant with the highest performing group of 8 defenceman

10% of accumulated prize pool is paid to the participant with the highest performing group of 3 goalies

10% of accumulated prize pool is paid to online transaction fees.

**Ties in any of the above categories will be split evenly among winners**


AGLC Raffle Licence# 477118
    No tax receipts issued for this event.
Patrick Gibson, New Hope School Fundraising Presentation

New Hope School

Our Rotary group has partnered in a joint venture with the Rotary Club of Pretoria to help raise funds for the New Hope School in Pretoria. Patrick Gibson has put together a presentation that he will be making to the other rotary clubs in our area to encourage them to help us with this venture. Our goal is to put enough funding in place for us to be able to apply for a Rotary International matching grant.
Patrick gave us the same presentation he will be making to other local rotary groups. It included a short introduction on the New Hope School, followed by a video that has been prepared by the New Hope School. The New Hope School has been one of the projects of our club for some years now, and most of our members are well aware of the work they do in schooling for handicapped children in the Pretoria area. They provide many services above and beyond the usual schooling activities, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and many others, as needed by their students.
They receive only basic funding from the local government, so must fundraise to provide these other services. Some of the specific projects our funds could be used for would be a specialised playground, or programs to provide technical skills such as kitchen skills, nail and hair salon skills and sewing skills.  Patrick has also put together a ‘Go Fund Me’ page on the web, on which people can get more information, view the video and make contributions. We will also be adding a link on our Rotary web page to this site.
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