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After many years working as an itinerant choreographer, Grand-Maître set himself the goal of directing a ballet company and in 2002 was hired by ALBERTA BALLET, where he has restaged a number of his earlier works and created popular versions of Bizet's Carmen and Prokofiev's Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet. Grand-Maître has had considerable box office and critical success by creating ballets to popular music. In 2007 he collaborated with Canadian musician Joni MITCHELL on the ballet Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and the Drum, a work about war and the environment. In 2010 he created a Broadway-style ballet about sensationalist aspects of the life of singer/songwriter Elton John, called Love Lies Bleeding, to be followed by a ballet using the music of Canadian songstress Sarah MCLACHLAN in a new work.

Jean Grand-Maître has expanded Alberta Ballet to 30 dancers, making it Canada's 3rd-largest ballet company, and has led it on several tours of China as well as extensive domestic touring. He has given Alberta Ballet a distinct artistic personality and advanced his predecessors' efforts to establish its national and international profile. He was also the director of choreography for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Grand-Maître, notably articulate and polylingual, has also become an outspoken advocate for the role of the arts within Alberta and nationally.

Oct 12, 2017





Hosted by Rotary and Rotary Partners

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th Cocktails at 6 pm and Dinner at 7:00 pm


Tables of 10 and 12  

 Buffet dinner with traditional Oktoberfest food: Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Roast Beef, Schnitzel, Potatoes, Vegetables, a variety of salads and fresh fruit and cheese as well as Applestrudel with whipped cream. Also included are coffee, tea, buns and butter

Entertainment provided by: Premium Akkord a three person band playing traditional Oktoberfest music as well as other dance music. Also there will be a dance troupe performing called: Schuhplattlerverein Enzain

Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre

3112 11 St. SE  

Get ready to Einz, Twei, Zoffa!!!!

Oct 13, 2017
Oct 13, 2017
6:00 PM – 11:55 PM


Oct 16, 2017


Chief Executive Officer: Ken Keelor

Ken joined Calgary Co-op in 2014. His background in the retail food sector spans 24 years across merchandising and marketing through to private label procurement and global sourcing. Ken provides overall leadership to the organization by developing and ensuring the implementation of strategic direction and business plans for attaining corporate, financial and operational objectives.

Oct 19, 2017


Rick Istead has been a long term player in the Canadian agriculture scene having worked for Syngenta Crop Protection Canada Inc. and its predecessor companies for almost 34 years in both eastern and western Canada and at its international headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Responsibilities over that period included early stage research, product development, technical service, regulatory affairs and most recently the marketing of Syngentas seed treatment products. Rick retired from Syngenta in mid 2006 and shortly afterwards established a small Ag Business consulting service based out of Calgary. The firm offers consulting services in the regulatory, product development, marketing, communications, and board governance fields . Since 2006 Rick has been supporting the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission and the newly created Alberta Wheat Commission as their Executive Director helping the boards of both organizations build a new vision and strategy for the wheat industry in the province and in Canada. Now fully retired, Rick likes to keep active through his involvement in Rotary, where he is past President of the Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek (2009-2010), current Chair of the District 5360 Youth Exchange Committee, Rotary Leadership Institute facilitator and North American Youth Exchange Network (NAYEN) board member. Rick also keeps active by volunteering at the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and the Calgary Zoo. Golfing and gardening in the summer and curling in the winter rounds out his list of hobbies. Rick is married to Pat and they have two daughters, Laura and Katherine all of whom are also active volunteers.

Oct 26, 2017


Nov 02, 2017
Nov 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Nov 12, 2017


Nov 20, 2017


Meaghan Farquharson is a native Calgarian, and member of the Metis Nation of Alberta. Her recent community projects include facilitating recovery circles for families affected by the Southern Alberta floods, and partnering with an African NGO -Peace and Conflict Resolution- to provide trauma counselling training for women who have been affected by poverty and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She has a private practice as a psychologist, and her background includes experience in hospital psychiatric wards, prisons, addictions treatment centers, homeless shelters, palliative care facilities, and the Victim Services Unit of the RCMP. Meaghan loves adventure, and has also spent many nights out under the stars leading wilderness expeditions.

She has recently returned from the Rotary Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, where she was able to deepen her advocacy skills, strengthen her capacity to contribute to healing intergenerational trauma in our global community, and have the opportunity to collaborate with other inspired change makers who are committed to creating a brighter future.


Nov 23, 2017


Next Week’s Meeting on November 30th is at:

CSpace: King Edward School in Altadore

Address: 1721 29 Avenue SW

Menu: Soup and Sandwiches (Gluten Free option is available) Please request this by email to Gena Rotstein

Speaker: Reid Henry

We will be hearing from Reid Henry about the creation of this unique arts incubator and co-work space, the business model and the nationally recognized architecture


As the founding CEO for cSPACE, Reid has over two decades of experience working on complex, multi-sector real estate initiatives that build vibrancy in cities. As a social entrepreneur, he focuses on redeveloping historic buildings and shaping urban districts as places for artistic and entrepreneurial communities to thrive.

In Toronto, Reid led the cultural planning practice of Office for Urbanism (now Dialog) in various cities across Canada. Previous to that role, he led the consulting arm of Artscape, a non-profit development organization dedicated to social purpose real estate projects. Active across Canada and internationally, Reid has worked collaboratively with municipalities, development agencies and non-profits to develop creative hub projects and urban district strategies with arts as a central catalyst for revitalization.

About CSpace:  http://www.cspaceprojects.com/

cSPACE King Edward is led by a small team of dedicated enablers, conveners, animators and collaborators.

Our staff manages a complex facility while underpinning the collaboration, collisions, risk-taking, and community building that helps drive innovation.



Nov 30, 2017


Dec 07, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
7:43 AM – 1:30 PM


"IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS" We are just under a month away from our favourite event of the year when we can all get together to wish each other a wonderful Holiday Season.
Our Christmas Luncheon, December 14th.  Don't forget the location has changed to the Carriage House Inn, but the warm, friendship and congenial atmosphere has not changed. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Event: 2017 Rotary Club of Calgary South Christmas Luncheon
Date: Thursday, December 14th
Location: Carriage House Inn
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Details: Cocktails: 11:15 A.M.

use this link to register : Register Online

Dec 14, 2017 11:15 PM


Dec 18, 2017

This special Calgary South Club internal awards program was established in 2006 to recognize the outstanding contribution of club members who take on significant responsibilities and commitments in furthering the work of our club.

The award is named the “Cleven Award” in honour of and recognition of the first president of the Rotary Club of Calgary South chartered as the Manchester Rotary Club in 1955. Harry Cleven was a very active Calgary community leader and a well-known and respected business man. He was one of 62 people who were killed in the crash of a TransCanada Airlines flight which crashed on Mt. Slesse near Chilliwack on December 9th 1956. He made many positive contributions to the startup and a strong foundation for our Rotary Club.

We already have twenty-three members in this special program and expect to induct another two or three this year. New members are nominated by club members with a review by a committee, followed by our club Board of Directors support

Dec 21, 2017 11:45 AM


Jan 04, 2018 11:45 AM


Art Direction - Revv52

Artistic Director Brian Farrell has helped establish Revv52 as a unique Canadian vocal ensemble that “pushes the bounds of choral music.”

Brian Farrell has been the Artistic Director of Revv52  for 20+ years.  Revv52 is recognized as a leader in Canada’s vocal and performing arts communities, fusing a variety of creative elements to produce performances that entertain and open the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.

Revv52 is made us of over 50 singers representing all walks of life and professions, a live band and crew of professionals.  Revv52 is creating a buzz with its sold-out shows, and online community around the world.


For more information please visit the Revv52 website.

Jan 11, 2018 11:45 AM

Board Meeting: Suite 277, 200 Rivercrest Drive SE

Jan 15, 2018 5:00 PM

Strategic Planning Presentation: Meeting is at the Grandstand ClubHouse

Meeting is at the Grandstand ClubHouse


Jan 18, 2018 11:45 AM

Time for Haggis

Jan 25, 2018 11:45 AM

New Alberta Curriculum

Superintendent, Learning | Jeannie Everett
Has leadership and responsibility for: Instructional and programming supports, Curriculum delivery, Early learning, continuing education and upgrading, Exceptional needs education, Aboriginal education, Student assessment, English language learning, multicultural supports and services, Student discipline – suspensions, expulsions, International opportunities, Chinook Learning Services, Learning technologies, Information management, Student Records Systems - SIRS, Research, Corporate Partnerships, Online learning & homeschooling
Feb 01, 2018 11:45 AM
Feb 02, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dinner Service Prep from 3 pm to 7 pm. Need 6 Volunteers

Feb 05, 2018

Rotary Profile

Feb 08, 2018 11:45 AM
Feb 15, 2018
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Valentine's Day Luncheon at Rotary House

Here is the link to Register: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/952/Event/2018-valentine%E2%80%99s-day-luncheon

A Friend Is Like A Valentine

A friend is like a Valentine,
Heartwarming, bringing pleasure,
Connected to good feelings,
With memories to treasure.
Seeing a special Valentine
Brings happiness to stay,
And that’s what you do, friends,
You brighten every day!
Join all your Rotary friends to celebrate the special people in our lives at  our Annual Valentines Luncheon;  and of course bring your Special Friend as well.  Joan Glasgow will be serenading us with a special valentine themed program and we have a few Special treats and surprises up our sleeves!
Please note this year the luncheon will be on February 15th at our home base, Rotary House in Stampede Park with a special menu to suit the occasion.



Feb 15, 2018 11:45 AM

Board Meeting: Suite 277, 200 Rivercrest Drive SE

Feb 19, 2018 5:00 PM

Virtual Construction

Brett manages the production of Virtual Construction Services and Building Information Modeling. He is passionate about trade coordination and the positive impact proper systems integration can have on the constructability and cost of a project. Brett is also the National BIM Trainer for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), as well as a member of the MCAA BIM Committee.

Prior to co-founding Modern Construction Services, Brett's twenty year tenure with University Mechanical Contractors in Seattle, Washington included managing the Technical Services Department responsible for 3D Modeling/Detailing, the Estimating Department, and the Special Projects Group, where he managed design/build tenant improvement projects while supervising the team.

Brett is a proud veteran of the United States Army. He holds an Associates of Arts and Sciences Degree in HVAC System Design, and has completed the BIM 101, Certified Mechanical Project Manager Training Level II and III, and Controls 101 courses through the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington.

Feb 22, 2018 11:45 AM

Dinner Service Prep from 3 pm to 7 pm. Need 6 Volunteers

Mar 01, 2018

Medical Simulation in Healthcare and SIM for Life

Please join Mirette Dube for her presentation titled,: “Medical Simulation in Healthcare and SIM for Life- a global health initiative to save lives in east Africa”. Mirette will be presenting her work both locally and internationally in Mbarara, Uganda and the use of medical simulation to train healthcare teams.
Mar 01, 2018 11:45 AM

Diabetes Advocate

Mar 08, 2018 11:45 AM

The Luck of the Irish

Mar 15, 2018 11:45 AM

Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre

Mar 22, 2018 11:45 AM

Prion Research Institute

Dr Kevin Keough

Executive Director, Alberta Prion Research Institute

Dr. Kevin Keough is currently the Executive Director of the Alberta Prion Research Institute. Prior to joining Alberta Prion Research Institute, Dr. Keough held various senior positions within the research sector, including: President and CEO of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research ; the first Chief Scientist at Health Canada in Ottawa; and, the first Vice-President of Research and International Relations at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is also co-founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer of NovaLipids Inc., the Principal of Kevin Keough Consulting Inc., and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is Professor E

Mar 29, 2018 11:45 AM

Rotary Bethany Atrium Update

Rotarians, Partners and Friends are invited to hear Jennifer McCue, CEO of the Bethany Care Society, provide an important update on the soon to be completed 210 bed dementia care facility in South Calgary.

Central to the many unique features of this purpose-built facility is the 3,000 square foot “Rotary Atrium”, which is our club’s “Legacy Project” through 2019.  Several small site tours will be organized later this spring & summer for those who wish to view this unique care facility more closely.


Apr 05, 2018 11:45 AM