Welcome to Our Club!

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Moncrief Construction Sports Centre - Rotary Room
18 Mike Richards Way
Kenora, ON P9N 1L2
Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Please check the website for more information.

Mailing Address:

Rotary Club of Kenora

P.O. Box 164


Club Executives & Directors
Club President
Club Vice President
Immediate Past President
Past President
Club Foundation Chair
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer
Club Membership Chair
Club Service Projects Chair
Club Public Image Chair
International Service Director
Youth Services Co- Director
Youth Services Co-Director
Club Service Director
Recording Secretary
Harassment Officer
Home Page Stories
Eva Vida, the vice president of the Rotary Foundation of Canada made a presentation on the Rotary Foundation to our club.The club made a donation to the Rotary Foundation on behalf of Eva's presentation.
Gord and Debra LeMaistre were pleased to receive a $3360 cheque from president Christine Hansen for the continued support of Ripple Effect
Rotary, a good partnership with the Salvation Army. to keep their cupboards stocked. A cheque was given by president Christine Hansen(left) and past president Sheelagh Reid (right) to  Sandra Poole (middle) Director for the local Salvation Army.This is the 33rd year of the Miracle Marathon. Rotary has been a part of it for all the years.
Our Rotary Club will once again be collecting items for Wiigwas Elder Care Home for Christmas giving. This will be the 8th year we have been running this event!
Please take a look at the list and see if there is something you would like to donate. The collection location is Prelude Travel on 2nd Street. The deadline for accepting items will be December 11th.
Interactors joined Rotary Meeting to do their Purple Pinkie Day in support of eradicating polio from face of the world
Jason Lava the president of the Kenora Legion gave an update on Poppy Drive plus what the goals are for the Legion who will not have a place to meet in a year's time. Very positive about partnering with different local groups for the benefit of veterans and locals alike.
Lobsterfest Chair Kelly Williams(l) and John Dahl (r), accept a cheque for $2700 from Scotia Bank manger   LaDon Klywak(middle).Scotia banks will support projects that their staff are involved in.Scotia bank was main outlet for ticket purchases.
November 11 is a day we reflect on what it means to be able to live in a free country like Canada.We take time to remember those that helped provide this freedom. Rotary Club of Kenora  participated with the laying of a wreath at the Cenotaph of the Kenora Legion
While we reflect on  this day, we need to each day remember how fortunate we are. May peace prevail on earth.
November  is celebrated as  Rotary's Foundation Month . The Rotary Foundation is a public charity that has been transforming donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world for more than 100 years. The foundation has spent more than $4billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  It helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating proverty.  If you would like to make a contribution to the Rotary Foundation please visit:  The Rotary Foundation | Rotary International
We lucked out on Tuesday with no rain and no snow for the highway cleanup.Thank you to the 11 Rotarians that came out and picked up a small mountain of garbage. Rotarian Rick felt he had hit the jack pot when he found a rim and tire for his grandson.
Supporting the environment is one of Rotary's 7 areas of focus
Past President of Interact club Akbar Imran accepts a  cheque for $1000 from Anne Anderson and president Christine Hansen . Akbar was the successful applicant for Rotary's Award of Excellence for Service above self. Award is open to all who plan on continuing their post secondary education.
Local Rotarians, Interact Members, and their supporters were raising awareness and support to End Polio Now on Sunday with a Fun Walk and Scavenger Hunt.
Rotary International and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988. There were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Great progress has been made since with polio cases reduced by 99.9 per cent. Rotary has contributed more than $2.2 billion to ending polio since 1985, including thousands of dollars donated by the Rotary Club of Kenora every year through our annual fundraising campaign to End Polio Now. 
Ailbe Prendiville was inducted into the Rotary Club of Kenora on Oct 23,2023. We certainly welcome Ailbe into Rotary!
Ailbe's Sponsor was Gord LeMaistre (left), welcomed by President Christine Hansen, and Inducted by Rotarian Ron Noseworthy (right)
The  cheque presentation to the Special Olympics ($7427.04) from the Lucky Duck Race was made at the bowling night at The Cave.  It continues to be a strong partnership between The  Rotary Club of Kenora and the Kenora Special Olympics.Another sellout this year
Oct 4,2023 the Rotary Peace Park was officially opened to the public. What a day it was. The rain did not keep away supporters with some 75 people attending the ceremony of the dedication of the park and peace pole and then the unveiling of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Monument.

"This park really represents our community, and it's the hope in the world,"  Sheelagh Reid said after the ribbon cutting. "U think coming out of COVID, more than any time, we really want to feel hope and come together.  We're embracing reconciliation in our community.  I've seen changes and I hope that's going to continue."

"This park, it just fills my heart when I drive by. It's such a beautiful space to come and to spend time with family, to re-kindle friendships and to just be with yourself on beautiful Lake of the Woods.  We couldn't have had a better spot."

Deb LeMaistre, co-chair for the Rotary Peace Park Committee welcomed guests and dignitaries and thanked the partnership between the Kenora Rotary Club, The City of Kenora and the MMIWGT2S+ Committee
Drumming was part of the unveiling of the granite monument. Family members and friends that were personally affected held 
pictures of girls and women who were murdered or went missing in this area.
Installing the peace pole Sept 27,2023
Steve Sanderson(left) of Signature Memorials of Orillia and crew gather round the peace pole
Rotarians please join us for the upcoming Peace Park Dedication
The Rotary meeting was held at the KCA Youth and Wellness Camp. A lunch was served followed by a presentation by Operations Manager Serena Kenny on what has been happening and where they are heading with the facilities.Rotarians enjoyed the tour around the extensive property. 
Rotary Club of Kenora was asked to partner with Kenora Chief's Advisory Youth and Wellness Centre  to host the children's obstacle course.Thank you to all the volunteers and participants.
Upcoming Events
Meeting Notices
Lisa Doerkson/Colleen Neil
Dec 11, 2023
All Nations Hospital Update
Ministry of Conservation Kyle Dietsche
Jan 08, 2024 12:00 PM
K9 Unit
Rotary Club of Kenora Grant Recipients

This is a PARTIAL List of those who have benefited from donations from the Rotary Club of Kenora:

Kenora Rotary Splash Park

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