Welcome to the Rotary Club Of Edmonton Riverview

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m.
Hybrid Meetings
4485 Gateway Blvd,
Edmonton, AB T5G 0W6
Canada
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Recent Stories
February 27, 2024
 
Dr. Anne Fanning shared her passion for a unique organization that meets weekly for the pleasure of "making music".  This is a special program since they particularly welcome people with dementia. Dementia is a significant cause of disability and dependency in the elderly.  Treatment is limited, but there is evidence that physical and social activity can improve cognitive reserve. Most exciting is evidence that "musical memories" can be evoked even when short term memory has been  lost. The organization "Music Mends Minds Society" brings individuals with dementia together to sing, play instruments and make music. 
 
The society opened with 8 weekly sessions in 2023. Sessions resume March 5, 2024 for 16 weekly sessions on Tuesday mornings, 10:45 - 12:15 at St. Georges Anglican Church (11733-87 Ave).  If interested, please contact Anne Fanning (cell 780-966-9861 or anne.fanning@ualberta.ca) for more details. 
Riverview Rotarians Neil Cockburn and Raemonde Bezenar attended the HSMUN opening ceremonies on February 22, 2024. This year up to 800 high school students from Edmonton and Northern Alberta will participate in the annual HSMUN event. Riverview is proud to be the Rotary sponsor for this major event. 
 
 
February 20, 2024
Tim Marriott shared his passion for "Protocol" with club members. It's a bit like manners, but beyond that. At a government level, there are strict "protocols" that countries and states (and provinces) follows. In fact there is the "Vienna Convention" on diplomatic protocols that 190 countries adhere to.  In Tim's role in the Alberta Protocol Office, his primary responsibilities are with protocol around diplomatic visits, state visits and Royal visits. This includes things such as travel, logistics, security, but also managing flags and invitations to official functions. Many of the events Tim is involved with occur at Government House, the ceremonial home of the Alberta Lieutenant Governor (currently that is Salma Lakhani).
 
On February 15, Rotarians Pooja Gandhi, Lindsay Robinson and Paul Dusseault lent a hand at "Basically Babies", an organization that prepares Layettes (or gifts) for new mothers in need. These "layettes" contain everything a mother will need for the first 12 months with their new baby. Basically Babies, operating in both Edmonton and Calgary, prepared 850 layettes last year. Pooja, thanks for organizing this member volunteer event. 
 
To learn more, or find out how you can donate gently used baby items, check out their website.
https://basicallybabies.org/wordpress/
Riverview Rotarian Lora Lee Peaslee shared with members the accomplishments from the most recent "Believe in Belize" mission carried out November 17-24, 2023. What an inspiring project!
 
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Suite 1450, 10020 101A Ave NW Edmonton AB T5J 3G2

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Speakers
Dr. Kirsten Gilardi
Mar 05, 2024 7:30 AM
Gorilla Doctors in East-Central Africa
Stephen Lau, RE/MAX Real Estate
Mar 12, 2024 7:30 AM
Real Estate Update 2024
Dr. Jared Wesley, Political Science, U of A
Mar 19, 2024 7:30 AM
Division and Dialogue: Navigating Polarization in Alberta Today
Club Directors
Mar 26, 2024 7:30 AM
Business Meeting
Morrel Wax, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
Apr 02, 2024 7:30 AM
Philanthropy in Health Care: Why, How and Impact
Dr. Vern Glaser, Alberta School of Business
Apr 09, 2024 7:30 AM
AI: Promise or Peril