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Club News
The Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown is the host club for 2018-19 for the Guatemala Literacy Program (GLP).  The GLP is a network of Rotarians and the nonprofit organization Cooperative for Education (CoEd) that improves education for underserved students in Guatemala. It is one of the largest, grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary.  The project was also recognized at the international convention in Atlanta as one of the most effective programs in Rotary.
Support this program by clicking the Donate Today button.  In the Comments field enter CSF-WCS- Literacy in Guatemala
I’m sure we all have been watching and listening to the reports about the loss of life and catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
To those Rotarians who are asking the question “how can we help?” your District Board is recommending that you direct your personal donations to Rotary’s disaster relief partner “ShelterBox Canada”.
The Rotary Club of Calgary has partnered with Bow Valley College to support Adult Literacy in Calgary since 1999. Click for the 2017 Rotary Club of Calgary Impact Report.
Our Club's initiatives in adult literacy include the MacEachern Bursaries, Rotary Adult Literacy Bursaries, Adult Basic Literacy Education support and many other programs focused on adult literacy in our community.
Our Club is making a difference.
Al McMillan
On behalf of Committee Members
Lorne Larson, Walter Chayka & Andrea Serink
Our Club's Activities
At the recommendation of the Major Donations Committee, the Board has agreed to support the proposals for donations for several organizations in 2017.  Each proposal describes a strong partnership initiating a new service approach or otherwise expanding services to enhance the capacity of the organizations to meet essential community needs, particularly for those who are more vulnerable. 
For more information, see the summary of the presentation held on May 16.
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Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $20.
With the Rotary Club of Calgary, Downtown's $2,000,000 investment, we join a $21,000,000 project in partnership with United Way and The City of Calgary. Both partners have a deep knowledge of the social issues facing Calgarians. Rotarians will be involved in the consultation process with the 6 identified communities, where we will help them create Community Hubs that do three things:
  • Reduce the social isolation of Community residents
  • Provide access to services and programs
  • Support local residents to get involved and create change


September 6, 2017 - United Way Kick off - Calgary Herald

The Rotary Club of Calgary has been making major donations to the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway for 5 years!

Thirteen Calgary Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Cochrane and Rotoract are sponsors along with Mattamy Homes, and have come together to fund the bulk of the project. 

 "The Greenway embodies Rotary's vision for a better future for Calgarians and the generations who follow.  We are very proud to put our name to this community project." Eva Friesen, 2013-2014 President of the Rotary Club of Calgary, said in a press release.

Check out photos from the September 2 Celebration and BBQ at the Glenmore Park South location.

The  map of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway includes information on access points and parking.  Please encourage your friends and family members to use the Greenway and enjoy the amazing amenities along the way.  Have a great time exploring our wonderful Rotary/Mattamy Greenway.

The Rotary Club of Calgary has been involved with the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park since its inception in the late 1990s.  The Rotary Club of Calgary has three members serving on the Board of Challenger Park (Brian Guichon and David Holden) and several others who have served as Board members and Park leaders.  These individuals are now recognized as Park Ambassadors (Lou MacEachern, Walter Haessel, and Don Ross).

Calgary Rotary Challenger Park is a barrier-free meeting and recreational facility that is accessible to all people regardless of their age or ability.  But it is more than that!  It is a model of community inclusiveness where persons with disabilities can play next to and with their able-bodied peers on a daily basis.
In September 2015 The Rotary Club of Calgary agreed to support the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park  “Centre For All Abilities” project by donating $100,000/year for five years commencing in the 2016/17 Rotary year.