Rotary District 5370 Virtual Walk and Run for Polio
The END POLIO NOW Virtual Run took place September 11-19, 2021. Rotary Clubs from around the province and as far as Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, participated in this fun virtual fundraising event.
The Riverview Rotary Club was involved in the organization of this event and its members participated all the way to the finish line!
The Riverview Rotary Club planned a get together to do the event and after to celebrate at Kinsmen Park for a grand 'ol BBQ, pot luck and
share in some of Vivian's homemade chocolate chip cookies. The weather was not kind that weekend as it was cold and rainy that day,
so the gathering was postponed to the following weekend. That week, new COVID restrictions were put in place by the Alberta government and
that again postponed the gathering. The club is still looking forward to gather and share their stories about the run.
In total, 72 END POLIO NOW Virtual Run participants generated  $3587.54 in registrations, donations and pledges combined all of which is going to END POLIO NOW.
Registrations $1960.64
Donations $832.15
Pledges $794.75
Club Registrations included:
16 - Edmonton Riverview
15 - U of A Rotaract Club
8 - Edmonton Urban Spirits
7 - Whitecourt
6 - Drayton Valley
3 – Jasper
2 - St. Albert Saint City
2 - Whyte Ave
2 - Parkland After Dark
2 - Yellowknife
1 - Edmonton Rotaract Club
1 - Edmonton North East
2 - Edmonton Sunrise
1 - Peace River
4 - Non-Rotarians
We also received a donation as far away as the United Kingdom! 
Everyone who registered received an End Polio Now Pin courtesy of Linda Robertson, a Running Room race bib and a finishing certificate
featuring our very own Donna Barrett, District Governor 5370, 2021-2022.
Thank you to all the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs, family members, and friends of Rotary. YOU  made the first END POLIO NOW Fun Run, a Rotary Days of Service event, a HUGE success! 
See you next year!
Warm Regards,
Raemonde Bezenar
District Governor Donna Barrett walking for Polio! 
Thank you to all who participated in raising funds to eradicate polio; some walked, ran, had a picnic, raised awareness for this important global initiative, and created other opportunities unique opportunities to participate in this Rotary Days of Service event. 
 Together, we will END POLIO NOW! 
On September 11, the Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan held its first annual Walk to End Polio. Rotary members and their families joined the walk at West River’s Edge to bring attention to this worldwide initiative. Almost $1,500 has  been pledged with donations still coming in.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better day to walk for this important cause" states Stew Hennig, Walk committee chair. “A huge thank you to our community who supported us including Coop Foods, Freson Brothers, Jiffy Lube, Bridge Church, and Ted Griffiths. They supported and sponsored us in providing food and drink for our Walk/Run for Polio Plus Event.”
Rotary Club of Whitecourt members walked in Rotary Park on the trail around the pond.
Whitecourt member and District Community Service Chair Nevis Prufer walking for polio! 
Rotary Club Edmonton Whyte Avenue member, and Assistant Governor, Scott Young running for polio! 
Rotary Club of Edmonton (Downtown) Polio walk held on Saturday, September 18.
A dozen Rotarians, family and friends took part in the walk from City Hall to the Hotel MacDonald and down the funicular to the river. 
Payments and pledges totaling $2010 have been raised so far.
Rotary Club of Drayton Valley in the Polio Virtual Run on Sunday, September 12. 
From left to right – Front Row - Ron Nikiforuk, Terry Drader, Elaine Tamboline,
Jeannette Vatter    
 Back Row – Pat Jeffery, Mary Drader
The Rotary Club of Jasper welcomed Northwest Spirit Rotary members Austin Mohr, Donna Greenway, Neil Greenway in Jasper National Park.
Rotary Club of Jasper was also joined by District Foundation Chair Tim Schilds and Northwest Spirit Rotary President Sally Schilds.
Other Northwest Spirit Rotary members walked along the beach in Nanaimo!