District Awards Recipients 2022 – 2023
RI Service Above Self Award
  • Lorne Parker – RC of Edmonton Gateway – For his decades of work building schools in Mozambique that became known as the Steven’s Hope project.
Rotarian of the Year
  • Dennis Radbourne – RC of Fairview – For his support to the District Governor as lead Assistant Governor and for his work organizing the District’s submissions for the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals.
Paul Harris Awards were presented to the following individuals:
  • Deneen Lafreniere-Roth – Office Manager (RC of Parkland) for her work supporting District operations
  • Karen Munjak – Youth Services Chair (RC of Grande Prairie) for promoting Youth Exchange and for her work on the Youth program for District Conference
  • Lorne Proctor – (RC of Edmonton West) for his work on the Youth program for District Conference
  • Ben Doz – (RC of Edmonton West) for his work on the Youth program for District Conference
  • Kevin Romanchuk – District Treasurer (RC of Athabasca) for his work in supporting District operations
  • Jody Swanson – Finance Committee (RC of St Albert) for her work on the Finance Committee securing insurance for the District
Community Service Award - Interact Club
The Community Service Award for an Interact Club was presented to the Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School Interact Club for their service to the community through their program of providing nutritious meals to needy individuals, their cooperation and support for the Kinsmen Christmas Hampers, and the operational support and help they provided to the Bike-A-Thon for cancer.
Governor’s Award - Interact Club
The Governor’s Award was presented to the Interact Club of M.E. LaZerte High School for their projects that supported Rotary’s Areas of Focus.  They hosted a significant winter carnival to promote peace, and growing local communities, involving students and local entrepreneurs, and promoted education through a program focused on pre high school students to promote the benefits of high school.
Community Service Award – Rotary/Rotaract Club
The Community Service Award was presented to the Rotary Club of Jasper, for their response to the call of help for the people of Ukraine. The club, with the help of many community partners created a campaign of support to bring all of Jasper together with a generous, welcoming, and peaceful spirit to share, and support recently arrived Ukrainians in their community.
International Award – Rotary/Rotaract Club
The International Award was presented to the Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan for their innovative program with the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa District 3820 (Philippines) to provide food service carts to local entrepreneurs. Food service carts were provided to local individuals to help them make a living selling a variety of different foods to the local population. This project provided a hand up for local entrepreneurs as opposed to a handout.
End Polio Now Award – Rotary/Rotaract Club
The End Polio Now award was presented to the Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast for their End Polio Now program that significantly increased the club’s yearly donation. The club actively promoted the Polio Plus Society. End Polio Now is discussed at all board meetings, plays a part at regular club meetings and special presentations on the value and progress of End Polio Now.
Governor’s Award – Rotary/Rotaract Club
This year the Governor’s Award was presented to the Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield for their medical program in East Africa, where the club funded travel for, Ultrasound training in Tanzania and Kenya, Trauma Team Training, training for diarrhea disease in children and a water and sanitation project in Tanzania. They also collaborated with the Rotary Club of Dar Es Salaam in promoting menstrual health locally.