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About The Urban Spirits Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Edmonton Urban Spirits is one of the newer Rotary Clubs in Edmonton. We were sponsored by the Edmonton Downtown Club and chartered in April of 2003. We have an average age of 37 and are about a 50/50 mix of men and women.

This younger demographic is what makes us different from the other Rotary Clubs. We have been called a young and energetic group, a label we take on gladly. Visiting Rotarians, often show appreciation for our style and are eager to return. One of our most notable traditions began when we chartered, during the 2002-2003 NHL playoffs. It is with that spirit that we proudly sing the Canadian national anthem and bang mini hockey sticks before every meeting.

Our Club's mandate is "kids at risk," which is why we are involved in community projects like Little Warriors, the Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton, Uncles and Aunts at Large, Zebra Child Protection Centre, and Camp Fyrefly. In the same vein we often support groups that are doing their part to help youth at risk, like Play Around the World, Project Amigo, Biosand Water Filter Project in South America, and the Agape Orphanage.

Much of our fundraising efforts for these organizations is done though annual events and activities. Our longest running event is our annual Jazz Night. Held every spring, this Silent Auction and social event is a chance for us to raise money for our club's projects and have a great time. Other annual events are being put into place and we look forward to raising the bar every year. We encourage you to get involved.

While we take great pride in and are serious about the service and projects we participate. We also take an equal amount of pride in the fellowship and fun we have along the way. We have all come to look forward to our club's weekly meetings so we can once again see some our closest friends. People who do business with each other, help each other out, and service our community together...and we are glad you've become a part of it.