October 24th is World Polio day and to recognize this important event the 3 Prince George clubs are holding a joint dinner on that day at The Coast.  Guest speaker is Joan Toone.  Joan is a Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of Victoria.  Both Joan and her husband are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and Foundation Benefactors.  They have received the Foundation District Service award twice.  
Joan has also received a President's Commendation and a District 5020 Award of Excellence.  She is a recipient of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award and the Sovereign's Medal for volunteers.  Joan is also a polio survivor.
Please join us on October 24th 6 pm at The Coast.  Please feel free to invite friends and family.  Tickets are available at the front desk of The Coast and I also have tickets .  I will have these available at our luncheon meetings.  Price is $30.00 for Rotarians and $35.00 for non members.
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New Rotarian Ken Carnes has completed his ‘task’ list and had his New Member ribbon removed today. Thanks for joining our club Ken, we are enjoying getting to know you.

Shown here with Yellowhead Rotarians Janine Janine Fraser and Martina Humphrey.

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Today we inducted our newest member, Mauricio Plate. Mauricio works for the City of Prince George and manages their service division. We are happy to have you with us Mauricio and we look forward to working together in our community.

Shown here with Rotarians Dave Dyer and Bill Hellyer


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Our annual Taste of India event raises much needed funds for worthwhile organizations both international and local. This week we were pleased to present the Friends of Mgutaw with a cheque for $12,500. With our support they are able to build a library and computer lab at their school. We are proud to be associated with this inspiring group who are making a difference in Mgutwa, Tanzania
Yolanda Bruno, Helen Matson and Sharon Egglestone are shown here with Taste of India Committee Chair Janine Fraser.
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Our annual Taste of India event raises much needed funds for worthwhile organizations both international and local. This week we were pleased to present Kim March and Jamie Kranrod from The Blackburn Community Association with a cheque for $8,500 towards the development of a bike skills park. We are proud to be associated with this project as it impacts the lives of children in our community.
Kim March is shown here with Taste of India Committee Chair Janine Fraser.
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Our annual Taste of India event raises much needed funds for worthwhile organizations both international and local. This week we were pleased to present Big Brothers and Big Sisters with a cheque for $8,500 for some much-needed playground equipment. We are proud to be associated with this dynamic group of individuals working to better the lives of children in our community. Keep up the great work!
Wendy Bracklow and Erica McLean are shown here with Rotarian Janine Fraser.
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A four minute summary of four days in Prince George exploring health care options for education and careers in northern British Columbia
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Today we inducted our newest member, Meagan Seizler. Meagan is a Notary Public with M Hawke and Associates Notaries Public. We are happy to have you with us Meagan and we look forward to working together in our community. 
 Bill Hellyer, Meagan Seizler, Dan Dennis
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We had a fabulous time planting trees Wednesday morning in Rainbow Park alongside Rotarians from the PG Nechako Club, PG Rotary Club Downtown and Rotaract Club - Prince George. Around 200 pine seedlings that Industrial Forestry Service donated to us, replaced trees that were removed in the park due to the mountain pine beetle
outbreak. Thanks to the City of Prince George's Parks and Recreation department for its unwavering support for this project since planning began in December.
We appreciate the collaboration between the City and IFS as we strive to make a difference in our community with environmental sustainability initiatives like this one. 

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Posted on Mar 09, 2018
The 2018 interview team for the students applying to attend the Adventures in Health Care program in May. The members include representatives from Rotary, School District 57, University of Northern British Columbia, College of New Caldedonia and AiMHi.
Many thanks to Yellowhead Rotarians Martina Humphrey, Brenda Mondor, Lorna Dittmar, Karen Shea, Ignacio Albarracin and Nechako Rotarian Dolly Hilton.
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Yellowhead Rotary Taste of India 2017 Recipiants include:  AimHi, Girl Guides of Prince George and Friends of Mgutwa.
Our club was able to help AimHi renovate a bathroom to be more user friendly, we also assisted in replacing the floor at the Girl Guides camp, and contributed to a new well in the community of Mgutwa Tanzania.  
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Spring Arts Bazaar & Great Northern Chili Cook Off 2017-08-08 07:00:00Z 0
AIFES 2017 is now history.  We had a great group of grade ten to twelves -28 in all.  They were all worn out after 4 long days, as were a few Rotarians.  We received very positive evaluations from the students who learned a lot about career choices, educational opportunities and the broad spectrum of forestry and environmental pursuits.  And they had a lot fun at the dinners, BBQ at the Helleyer,  and  bowling, all of which contributed to new found friendships.  Now works starts on making 2018 even better.
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John Row receiving Paul Harris Plus One & Mary Row Receiving 
Paul Harris awards for their ongoing contributions to Rotary.  
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Yellowhead Rotarian Jack Stevens representing our club by presenting the PAC President of Peden Hill School Irina Doering and Principal Sid Jawanda a cheque from our club supporting the literacy program.
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Recently the Yellowhead Rotary Club of Prince George partnered with Debbie Dow and her team to drill 2 wells in Tanzania.  Debbie tells us the project has many dedicated team members who continue to work towards installation.   
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Interact Club at the Festival of the Trees 2015-11-24 08:00:00Z 0

Why should you attend Conference 2016?

What's in it for you? Great fellowship and friendships is one of the most common reasons. This is also an excellent opportunity to get to know the members of your club better. Learn about successful and innovative  projects that your club can replicate at the Poster Session. Build lifelong friendships with people who share your vision for a better world. But with the lineup of exceptional speakers, unique breakout sessions, brilliant entertainment, and a fabulous resort full of all comforts and good food, the real question is

Rotary District 5040 Conference 2016 Colin Breadner 2015-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron J Davis on May 06, 2015

Adventure In Forestry Underway

Posted by: Cheryl Jahn  May 7, 2015 in Featured News, News, Top Stories CKPG News


jd littleDozens of students, primarily but not exclusively, from Prince George are taking part in an adventure. It’s an Adventure in Forestry and Environmental Studies program, put on by the Yellowhead Rotary. It’s one of many pulled together by different rotary clubs across the country.
Over the course of four days, the students will pay visits to a sawmill, a tree nursery, a pulp mill, the air tanker base, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre, CNC and UNBC to sample all of the different aspects of the industry.Roughly 700 students have gone through the program since it started locally in 1990

Adventures in Forestry and Yellowhead Rotary in the news Ron J Davis 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron J Davis on Aug 27, 2013


Every year Yellowhead Rotary has sponsored a deserving student from the Prince George area to travel overseas under the Rotary banner to a foreign land for a year.  This past year it was Tanner Hines, who spent the year in Sweden. He has been back a few weeks now and gave us a brief overview of his time in a foreign land. In addition he presented President Leslie Gilchrists with a banner from his host club in Sweden. Tanner will be continuing his education by finishing his Grade 11 and 12 courses this school year.Image

The opportunity to travel overseas begins this September for those in Grade 9, 10 and 11. The interview process for leaving next summer will start shortly. Contact Ron Davis for more information.

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Posted by Ron J Davis on Nov 25, 2012

Sonica Kandola just keeps on giving, stepping up to do this or to do that, all the while managing RK Furniture Gallery and being a mom to teenage boys.

This past weekend, she invited us into her home to enjoy the 100th Grey Cup while enjoying the different snacks that we all brought to the do. Henrik from PWB once again supplied some of the fabulous treats that our local brewery has to offer.

Thirty Rotarians and partners not only enjoyed the game but also the dinner put on afterwards....a sample of what Taste of India will bring to us in February of 2013.

Also a tip of the hat to Kim and Kal Gill for helping Sonica with the festivities...another team that rocks!

Grey Cup 2012 party at Sonica`s..........again Ron J Davis 2012-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron J Davis on Oct 14, 2012

October 13, 2012

Rotarian Henryk Orlik, Pacific Western Breweries brewmaster hosted this pot luck event and Rotarians took full advantage of the facilities and had a great evening of fun and food. Laura Hansen was our main cheer leader organizing the festivities of fun and frolick.


Yellowhead Potluck at Pacific Western Breweries Ron J Davis 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Yellowhead Smoker BBQ a success at the Prince George Exhibition Ron J Davis 2012-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron J Davis on Jun 01, 2011

It is a barbecue/ smoker cooker that can handle the following!

  • 83- 1/2 Chickens
  • Or 40 - 8lb. Boston Butts
  • Or: 35 - Slabs baby Back Ribs
  • Or: 25 to 30 - Slabs Reg. Ribs


After much research and deliberation, Yellowhead Rotary has purchased direct from Lang a model 84 deluxe. The goal is to use this piece of equipment to raise money by providing good food at a reasonable price at major events around the City of Prince George.

The committee has organized food safe training sessions and should have the unit ready to go in the next few weeks. If this is your kind of fund raising event that you would like to help with speak to Roy Spooner or Bill Hellyer at the next club luncheon.

More information to follow shortly.


What is a Yellowhead Smoker you ask? Ron J Davis 2011-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Lazzarin on May 09, 2011

          In an effort to help new Rotarians understand the workings of Rotary and all it stands for, Yellowhead  has a group of Rotarians who partner with new Rotarians to work with them in the first few months. The task list is still being developed, but includes;


  •  introduction to all club members
  • discuss areas of interest that would assist new members to get involved
  • encourage involvement in special club functions
  • accompany new member to their first make-up meeting
  • discuss other make-up options
  • review attendance requirements, opportunities for service, Yellowhead website and District site

 For those who would be interested in participating in this program, contact the Club Secretary, David Wharrie.

NEW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Jay Lazzarin 2011-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Adventure Program builds Interest and Friendships Tracy McCall 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2011

The Rotary Club of Prince George Yellowhead has been serving Prince George, BC, and beyond since its charter in 1977. Our name was taken from the Yellowhead Highway which runs through the city. Prince George is about mid-way between Edmonton, Alberta, to the east and the port city of Prince Rupert on BC's west coast.

For more information about our Club you can email our President or Secretary (just click on their names listed on our home page) or contact us by mail at PO Box 1944, Prince George, BC V2L 5E3.

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Rotarians don`t normally blow their horns, but when someone thanks us, what the heck!Image

We did good Ron J Davis 0
Lobsterfest, Rotary style Ron J Davis 0
Tour of the Wood Innovation and Design Centre Ron J Davis 0
Posted by Ron J Davis
On Thursday, April 3, 2014 we have the opportunity as a group to tour the almost completed Wood Innovation Design Centre. In case you did not realize it this is an all wood building; innovation brought together to showcase, you got it, wood. More information as we get closer to the date, but come and view this new marvel. Hard hats will be provided but you should plan on wearing boots, safety toed if you have them, but they must be boots. Lunch will be provided.
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Posted by Ron J Davis

February 28, 2014

ImageAt lunch on Thursday, Danielle Smyth, Project Administrator presented an overview of the activities of the School of Exploration and Mining in Smithers.  Of particular interest was the six week program that is enabling all participants to engage in the mining industry. Here is the video.

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Posted by Ron J Davis

Five years of Taste of India. It gets better ever year. The people, the Rotarians, the food and of course the entertainment. A big shout out to everyone who volunteered this year, you have made a real difference to youth in India as well as in Prince George.

TASTE OF INDIA - 2014 from Ron J Davis on Vimeo.

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Rotarian Sonica Kandola explains the "why" behind Taste of India, and the difference that Yellowhead Rotary is making in our community of Prince George and across the globe.


Taste of India - Rotary making a difference Ron J Davis 0
Posted by Ron J Davis
ImageTim Bennett, Executive Director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Prince George spoke to Yellowhead members outlining the project that will effectively be name "Rotary House". BB/BS will be collaborating with Taste of India to assist in helping raise funds for the Rotary House.  Further news about the project will be unveiled in the next few months.
Major recipient for Taste of India, 2014 Ron J Davis 0
Posted by Ron J Davis
What a great time for almost seventy Rotarians and guests..........lots of fun, great food and superb entertainment. And along the way we raised over $2,800  for a needy family this Christmas. Thank you for everyone for donating their time and or money. The laughs were great and made for an enjoyable luncheon.
Christmas Luncheon, 2013 Ron J Davis 0
Posted by Ron J Davis

ImageSamantha is attending U.N.B.C. having graduated from College Heights Secondary in 2012. She spoke about

RYLA North that she attended at Ness Lake last September. She explained how it has impacted her life through focusing on her future as well as the connections she made at the three day retreat. As a former Interactor in high school, she has also moved forward in the Rotary cycle to become involved in the new Rotaract Club that has recently formed at U.N.B.C. She updated the club as to what is happening with Rotaract in its infancy.

Speaker Samantha Hamilton, December 12, 2013 Ron J Davis 0
Posted by Scott Hamilton

Rotary Club of Prince George Yellowhead:  

Thursday April 18th, 2013 Regular Meeting is CANCELLED

We are joining the Downtown Club at Coast Inn of the North on Tuesday April 16th, 2013 for their Lunch Meeting.  Lunch at 12 Noon.

The Nechako Club will be joining us as well with a focus on business.

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Posted by Scott Hamilton


December 20, 2012    Christmas Party – Bring Goodies to Auction – COST $20

December 27, 2012    CANCELLED – NO LUNCH MEETING

January 3, 2013           Regular Lunch

January 9, 2013           TRI-CLUB – Attend the Nechako Club Morning Meeting

January 10, 2013         CANCELLED – NO LUNCH MEETING – Please attend Nechako on the 9th.

January 10, 2013         PUB NIGHT – 5:00 pm – Mr. Mikes

January 17, 2013         Regular Lunch
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Posted by Ron J Davis

1.      Chemo Caps for Cancer patients - Working to support Kordyban Lodge by purchase wool and organize a group of knitters through out the Province to knit Chemo Caps for the patients who are awaiting wigs from the wig salon that Yellowhead Rotary is supporting.

2.      Toys for Sick Kids - Supplying toys and games for the Pediatric Wing at U.H.N.B.C. as well as Kordyban Lodge working with an organization Childs Play Charity. The fund raising event will engage youth through out the community playing online games that will raise money for the equipment.

3.      Back Packs for Kids - With a large number of back packs left over from a youth event last year, the students are working to fill them with school supplies and distribute to those less fortunate.

4.      Purple Hair Campaign - Last years Purple Campaign was a real hit at CHSS and raise about $600 for Rotary International for Polio…This year they want to do the same campaign but supporting a local agency Northern Uganda Development Foundation in four areas:

                                                                         i.      Water wells
                                                                         ii.      Education
                                                                        iii.      Sustainability
                                                                        iv.      Health

         Interestingly there may be a spin off to Cedars Christian School for an additional event.

5.      Spring Clean Up Campaign - Volunteering on two clean up days the last week of April to help keep our community clean. The funds raised will be going towards a number of activities including the above as well as the Grade 12 Graduation Ceremonies at College Heights Secondary in May.

6.       Interact Readers - Similar to Rotary Readers, the Interactors have initiated a one on one reading program to the elder citizens at Rainbow Park Lodge the last Tuesday of every month , from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m

What is College Heights Interact up to these days? Ron J Davis 0
The Club's eBulletin! David Dyer 0