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April Stallings from the Children’s Wish Foundation spoke to the Rotary Club of Airdrie today about their mission, operations and achievements. The Foundation has granted over 25,000 wishes since inception in 1983, of which 44 were in Airdrie over the past three years.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a registered national Canadian charitable organization whose mission is to fulfill the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
The Foundation works with communities across the country to provide these special children the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. By creating unique, meaningful experiences, Children’s Wish enhances quality of life for these courageous children and their families. It provides hope through focus, distracting relieve during trying times, and immediate purpose. It also unites the community around the families. It is estimated that every wish positively impacts about a 100 people.
Children can benefit from nominations and help in the planning or executing of a wish. The Foundation can be supported by attending fundraisers, donations or volunteering!
The Rotary Club of Airdrie hosted a wine tasting evening for their members and friends. White to red; affordable to more expensive; North-America to Europe; olives & cheeses: All covered in one evening of fun, snacking and tasting. Thank you to wine connoisseur Reg Hihn taking us on a world tour of tastes smells and chef Susanne Evans for the platters to keep us grounded.
Everyone attending identified at least one new favorite out of the assortment that Reg selected for the evening.
The Rotary Club of Airdrie was honored today to have the Mayor of Airdrie, Peter Brown, address the club on the activities in Airdrie and the Council.
Growth in Airdrie is continuing, with significant investment in commercial developments, the establishment of businesses including the creation of about 750 jobs, and the building of over 900 residential houses and apartments, in 2017.
The Council is actively supporting three main initiatives, namely: The Economic Development Strategy for community leaders to have a voice in land-use and report inhibitors, Growth Management Board for cooperation and coordination between neighboring local authorities, and the Healthcare Co-operative to address comprehensive cooperative physical and mental health care for the community.
A taxes increase was unavoidable after a long period of low taxes, and in accordance with a standing agreement with Calgary, water & waste water rates have increased, but it is still a good comparable rate.
Two major road projects are on the cards, subject to some provincial funding. The first is an rail underpass in Yankee Boulevard, and the second the extension of 40th Avenue across the canal and over the Deerfoot highway.
It was a privilege to hear firsthand what the opportunities and challenges are. Thank you Mayor Peter Brown.
Photo: President Cory Tretiak and Mayor Peter Brown
A great story of Airdrie service organizations working together for their causes.
Airdrie Pro Rodeo and Volunteer Airdrie teamed up with the Rotary Club of Airdrie to raise funds during the Calgary Hitmen's  Airdrie Day Hockey Game at the Saddle Dome in December. The Rotary Club of Airdrie annually creates opportunities for all the organizations in Airdrie to raise monies for their own use by selling entrance tickets in advance and helping on the night with raffle and 50/50 tickets sales.
Cheryl Rockwell (left) and Helen Nelson (right) from Airdrie Pro Rodeo received their check from Perry Logan. Ultimately the greatest help is self-help! Thank you Airdrie Pro Rodeo, and all of the very best for the 2018 season!
A two-part sustainable development project including micro-finance and sustainable water
These sustainable community development projects build health, education, and economic opportunities into families, neighborhoods, and complete communities – in a dignified, stewarded, and sustainable way. This was the opportunity presented at today's meeting!
The Rotary Club of Airdrie was instrumental in the initiation of this project 2012, and it has grown and delivered more than expected. Stage V will be launched in April 2018. Bill Fitzsimmons and Duncan Stanners, from the Rotary Club of Calgary West, relayed some very heartwarming success stories, wonderfully illustrated with photos of the people and ventures that not only benefitted from the schemes, but are prospering to help others.
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