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The Rotary Club of PG recently donated funds to Harwin School to purchase a new oven and a new conveyor toaster to support their breakfast program.  Seen above is Vice Principal T.J. Grisedale, parent and Indiginous Education Worker Larissa Montgomery, and Rotarian Gary Wilson.  June 7, 2022
Our Rotary club hosts an online bingo every Wednesday evening.  To buy tickets go to the following link:  and to participate in the live feed go to 
Brett Wilson (right) was inducted into the Rotary Club of Prince George on March 1, 2022 by Rod Holmes, President (left) and Lorne Calder, District Governor (center).
Rotarian Mindy Stroet explaining to the Rotary Club of Prince George how the proceeds from the recent Mega 50/50 Jackpot will be directed towards the new Rotary / PG Community Foundation proposed park project in the city.  $187,300 was raised at the February 26, 2022 Cougars game.  
Julie Cote was one of the winners of a Homesteader Meats gift certificate.  She is seen here with Lanita Horning, President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Prince George.  Proceeds from the raffle are used by the Rotary club to help support numerous community projects.  24 November 2021.  
Juliet Goveia was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Prince George by President Rod Holmes on 23 November 2021.  Welcome Juliet!
President Rod Holmes is shown presenting Lanita Horning with a multiple Paul Harris award.  The award recognizes individuals who have contributed US$1000 to the Rotary Foundation.  The foundation supports many worthwhile endeavors, including a program to eradicate polio from the world.  
Past President Matthew Thomson received a citation from District Governor Lorne Calder to acknowledge the club's accomplishments during the term ending June 30, 2021
Kevin Gemmell was inducted as a new member on August 31, 2021 by District Governor Lorne Calder.

With the Covid restrictions President Matt Thomson and incoming President Rod Holmes have discovered a great way to fundraise safely and have fun with an online weekly bingo. Pictured are regulars who keep things going smoothly Chris & Sarah Calder, President Matt, Kal Basi & President elect Rod. Missing is the photo taker and ball spinner Lanita’s Horning. 
Assistant Governor Bill Hellyer Sr. presents District Governor Elect Lorne Calder with his Major Donor Level 3 award which represents a whopping accumulative donation of $50,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation. Lorne acknowledged that it was with his wife Sue's encouragement that they support such a worthy charity in such a grand way. He also let us know they aren't done by a long shot.
District Governor Elect Lorne Calder presents Past President Kevin Beatty an upgrade to his Paul Harris Fellow pin to PHF + 6 which represents an accumulated donation of $7,000 to the excellent Rotary Foundation that helps make our world a much better place. 
District Governor Elect Lorne Calder presents a check from the district with a check to President Steve Findlay and Treasurer Chris Calder for the breakfast programs that we do at 3 schools in Prince George. Along with the Sinclair Group we fed breakfast and snacks 20,000 times last year.
This Year we had a new Venue for the Gourmet Gala and Dream Auction hosting it at the Courtyard by Marriott. The event was sold out at 175 people, and we had some great entertainment from Genevieve Jade and DJ Erik Sullivan. MC's  Doug Jones from 99.3 the Drive and Afarin Mirzadeh from 101.3 the River kept the festivities moving along smoothly all night. Our Auctioneer Melissa Barcellos kept people on the edge of their seats as we auctioned off our big ticket auction items. And our very own Steve Henderson won the 50/50 and Judy Mason won the fabulous necklace brought to you by Ken's Goldsmithing!

Name: Taryn Forrest

Email address:

Host Club Counsellor: Roger Caron

Host Club: Valognes Rotary Club

Sponsor Club: Prince George Downtown

Host Info:

Host Family Name: Jérôme Piard and Marisoll Piard

Host Phone Number: 33 06 82 33 93 96 and 33 06 68 51 14 68

Host Address: 25 Bis Rue du Grand Saint Lin

Do you have a same gender Counsellor: No

Health: For the most part I haven’t been sick, I did have a little cold for a week and a half, but it was just a little sinus cold. I did get some sort of stomach bug which I assume came from the food at the cafeteria. I was sick for the whole weekend and didn’t do much. When I was sick I got pretty homesick because whenever I’m sick my mom is always asking how I’m doing and even if I don’t ask she brings me water and crackers.

School Activities: I haven’t joined any school activities because there’s pretty much nothing to do. I haven’t heard of anything other than Wednesday sports after school, but I don’t really know what that is. I have joined some non-school activities.

Attendance at Rotary Functions: I’ve only been to one Rotary meeting so far, but the meetings are very late, and I am at school from 8:30am to 6:00pm on Thursdays, so going to the meeting every other week could be tiring. I had my orientation the weekend of the 6/7/8 and I met all the exchange students and it was an awesome time. We played some get to know you games and we did a lot of dancing and we talked to each other the best we could.

Activities Outside of Rotary: Like I mentioned before I joined a few after school activities, I joined a volleyball training thing that I was invited to by a classmate. I also joined a basketball team (I don’t know if it’s a team or just a training group). They’re both fun and I enjoy doing something after school.

How often do you interact with your Host Counsellor? How is your relationship with your Host Counsellor? Is there anything you would like to tell us???

I’ve only interacted with my counselor twice, but he seems very kind. I haven’t really talked with him because I don’t see him often, which means I don’t have anything to complain about, I guess.

Comments/Requests/Concerns: Just wanted to mention that I really like my host family and they really make an effort to take me to cool spots around our town and near Cherbourg or Barneville Carteret. I’ve met extended family members from both sides of my host family and they’ve been super awesome and loving.

President Steve Findlay & Past President Toni Stedeford bookend our outbound Student Taryn Forrest who is going to spend the next year of her life in France as part of Rotary's wonderful youth exchange program. Have fun Taryn!
Meeting Information

12:15pm every Tuesday at the

Prince George Golf and Curling Club


We would like to acknowledge that we hold our meetings on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Lheidli T'enneh

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