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Join us for a night of laughs to benefit all the good works of the Rotary Club of Kenora to help those in need in our community.
$25 tickets per screen means that everyone in your pod can get in on the fun for just 1 ticket!
Register by selecting this link: bit.ly/RibTicklerComedy2
Don't wait to get your tickets. Sales close at 4pm CT, Friday March 19th, 2021, tickets are limited get them while they last.
This amazing evening will feature John Wing and Cory Mack.
Please Note: Zoom link will be emailed from cory@yycomedy.ca on Monday March 15th, 2021. Watch for it.
Question?: text 403-614-6818
A $1,000 cheque was presented to the Kenora Chiefs Advisory by the Rotary Club of Kenora to help pay for cell phone minutes for people who have to isolate due to COVID-19.
The Rotary Club of Kenora’s annual Paul Harris Evening was held virtually last night, and it was an opportunity for the club to honour members of our community for their outstanding contributions to Kenora and beyond.
This year’s recipients of Honourary Paul Harris Fellowship Awards were:
Garry Socholotuk - Special Olympics
Vicki Hawkins - Special Olympics
Olivia Whiddon - Arts;
Diane Pochailo -Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation, Hospital Foundation, and Dragon Tamers.
The Honourary Fellowship is Rotary’s most prestigious honour and is awarded in appreciation for service that exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of Rotary International.
Paul Harris founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The fellowship program was established in 1957 to honour Harris and donors to the Rotary Foundation are recognized, when their cumulative contributions reach a total of $1,000 American. These donors are awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of their significant commitment to the work of Rotary International.
Since 1990, the Rotary Club of Kenora has chosen to honour individual citizens in Kenora, who have made a significant contribution in our club and in our local and global community in the spirit of Rotary — “Service Above Self” — with the award.
Eight Rotarians and a Rotary spouse were also presented their new Paul Harris Fellowship or a Multiple Paul Harris Fellowship on Monday by club president Steve Walker and District 5550 Governor Gailmarie Anderson.
Rotary Foundation Chair Gord LeMaistre said, “The Rotary Club of Kenora is honoured and proud to recognize citizens in our community for their significant humanitarian efforts in making Kenora a better place to live for all citizens.”
Jennifer Jones of Windsor will become the first woman nominee for Rotary International President, and she said, “In order to live in a world you would like, you have to help build it.”
The Rotary Club of Kenora, in partnership with the City of Kenora, will create a Peace Park on 1st Avenue South in Kenora. Included in the park will be a Peace Pole and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Trans and 2 Spirit Memorial Monument.
To Donate: Send cheque to Rotary Club of Kenora, Box 164, Kenora, ON P9N 3X3 or donate online by clicking here: Peace Park GoFundMe or
This is going to be a lot of laughs! Everyone deserves that after the last year--and this is a way to have a fundraiser to make sure those in need in our community continue to be supported! Invite your friends...let's make this a sellout!
Anyone may purchase a ticket from anywhere!
The Rotary Club of Kenora is a proud sponsor of the Kenora Chapter of the Imagination Library!
May be an image of text that says 'MAPIASATON Dolly Parton's MAGINATION LIBRARY Kenora Imagination Library KENORA PUBLIC LIBRAR'  $1,000 was donated to this great program which provides free books monthly to children ages 0 - 5 years old.
 Find out more about this program at https://www.facebook.com/kenoraimaginationlibrary/
Winners of the Rotary Dream Trip Draw:
Janice Bond - ticket # 159 - Varadero
Terry Forster - ticket 108 - Halifax
Ann Marie Evans - ticket 458 -Victoria
Freda Holmes - ticket 531 - Ash Rapids
Prelude Girls - ticket 265 - Halleys Camps
Jenn Gornik - ticket 515 - Smith Camps
Robert Thompson - ticket 046 - Hecla Resort
Kim Ducharme - ticket 452 - Mont Tremblant
Marilyn Johnson - ticket 336 - Banff
Neville Smith - ticket 359 - Toronto
Thank you to all who purchased tickets! The funds raised will be used in our community. Congratulations to the winners! All have been notified via phone call.
Our Club is sorry to announce that due to COVID-19 we have to cancel our annual Rotary New Year's Eve Family Event. When we feel it is safe to do so, we will plan an event for the families of Kenora. Have a Safe and Happy New Year!
The Rotary Foundation receives the highest rating from Charity Navigator for the 13th consecutive year! Congratulations!!!
Only 1% of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 13 consecutive 4 Star evaluations, their highest rating.
Please remember the Rotary Foundation during this season of generosity. Make a donation online at www.rotary.org/myrotary
Please view this video to see some of the good work of the Rotary Foundation:
Thank you to all the donors of cash and gifts to our Annual Birchwood Christmas Giving Event!
Your generosity is really more than we ever could have imagined!
Special thank you to MNP for their cash donation of $500 and to the Ladies in Black for the donation of 74 lap blankets, NeeChee Friendship Centre, and Talbot Marketing for their donation of brand new clothing!!
 We will be purchasing something special for the home with the funds raised.
Rotary's Virtual Walk for Polio was a success!
Our goal was to raise $1,500 US for the End Polio Now Campaign, and we exceeded our goal! We raised $1,750, which, with the 2 to 1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, translates to $5,145 US. This means that Kenora Rotary has funded the equivalent of 8,575 kids being vaccinated against polio!
Thank you to all who participated and/or donated to this great cause!
The Rotary Club of Kenora, in partnership with the City of Kenora and the MMIWGT2S Memorial Committee, will develop the Rotary Peace Park along First Avenue South. The park, which is still in the planning stages, will include a beautiful granite monument to honour MMIWGT2S, a peace pole with the words "May Peace Prevail on Earth" engraved in several different languages on it, and a flag pole. Other inclusions are being discussed at this time.
It is the hope that this park will be a quiet resting place for visitors to pause and reflect.
•There are more than 250,000 peace poles around the world in every country in the world – the closest one to Kenora is at St. Vital Park, installed by the Rotary Club of St. Boniface-St. Vital.
•Planting a Peace Pole is a way of bringing people together to inspire, awaken and uplift the human consciousness the world over.
• Peace Poles are now recognized as the most prominent international symbol and monument to peace. They remind us to think, speak and act in the spirit of peace and harmony.  Stand as a silent visual for peace to prevail on earth.
NEWS RELEASE: “World Polio Day to be marked with Virtual Walk”
 Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is one step closer to this World Polio Day.
The Rotary Club of Kenora is planning a Virtual Walk on World Polio Day, Saturday, Oct. 24, to raise funds and awareness of the service organization’s top priority for more than 30 years. Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours toward eradicating polio worldwide and helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, nearly 19 million people who would otherwise have been paralyzed are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died. Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
“We are almost there!! We must continue the effort to fulfill a promise to all children for a polio-free world.”
Thanks go to all that supported this fundraiser.Special thanks go to the Special Olympic athletes who partnered with Rotary.
And the winners are.....
1st – Ray Racette – $1500
2nd – Brenda Bye – $500
3rd – Sarah Gordon – $400
4th – Ann Marie Norseworthy – $300
5th – Kailee Ernewein – $200
6th – Christine Skene – $100
7th – Liz Redmond – $100
8th – Larry Boucher – $100
9th – Betty Getsm – $100
10th – Lynn Carlson – $100
11th – Bryan Holmstrom – $100
12th – Steve Parker – $100
13th – Tanis McIntosh – $50
14th – Joan Heino – $50
15th – Ron Friesen – $50
16th – Marim Fish – $50
17th – Allen Kobylka – $50
18th – Scott Schelske – $50
19th – Debbie Novak – $50
20th – Greg Rapinda – $50
The Rotary Lucky Duck Draw will be held on Sunday September 13th at 12 Noon at McLeod Park!
   Get your tickets from any Rotarian or member of Special Olympics Kenora.
The Rotary Club of Kenora supported the "Light Up Central" fundraising efforts with a donation of $5,000.
These funds were given to Rotary by the Canadian Tire JumpStart Program to donate or use as we saw fit. We decided that supporting local youth through community clubs would be a great way to put the funds to good use.
Thank you to Canadian Tire JumpStart and to the Light Up Central Committee for helping to make our community a great place to grow up in!
Pictured are left - Tim Gosnell -Light Up Central and Kelly Williams - Rotary Club of Kenora President -2019-29
The Nutrition on Weekends Program (N.O.W.) is receiving incredible support!
It has been a busy spring for Kenora Rotary and facilitating the Nutrition on Weekends (N.O.W.) Kenora program during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to increase our assistance to those who rely on school nutrition programs when school programs are not accessible. The Rotary Club of Kenora in partnership with the Northwestern Health Unit and local schools, the N.O.W. Program increased the number of bags being delivered (as many as 350 a week) and the size of those bags (5-7 days worth of breakfasts, snacks, and lunches).
Thanks to all those who volunteered to assist with the program. A version of the program will continue this summer with the health unit handling all finances, Rotarian Stacey Szajewski has volunteered to continue shopping and organizing volunteers for packing, and schools are continuing distribution.
CLICK on the image for a direct link to Convention Information
There are ways to support the Nutrition on Weekends (NOW) Kenora program during the unprecedented situation due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The N.O.W. Program has been managed by Rotary for the past 2 school years and will continue, with assistance from the Northwestern Health Unit and local schools.
Donations to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund from the Kenora Lake of the Woods Community Foundation (www.klwcf.ca) may be directed to the NOW Program. All funds donated will stay here in the region and are being distributed on April 17. Please indicate in the Message section that your donation is to be allocated specifically to NOW. A tax-deductible receipt will be issued.
The Northwestern Health Unit is also accepting donations for NOW and will issue a charitable receipt. Your cheque should be made to the Northwestern Health Unit and indicate on the Memo line that it is for NOW Kenora. The address is 210 First Street North, P9N 2K4. Please address it to the attention of Chelsea Socholotuk.
Our Rotary Club appreciates all the support received from our community.

The Rotary Club of Kenora is fundraising to help alleviate child poverty in our community!
The N.O.W. Program has been managed by Rotary for the past 2 school years and will continue, with assistance from the Northwestern Health Unit and local schools.

We are “selling” double insulated stainless steel bottles to keep liquids cold or hot. They have the Rotary logo on one side and on the opposite side: “Investing in our World
Investing in our Children.”
When you purchase a bottle for $50, you are helping to feed a child for a month of weekends and by using the bottles, you are helping to save our world.
The top has a push-button close/open on the top and there is a hanger hole in the lid for carrying the bottle hands-free.
For information on how to purchase, please contact Fred Wright: Fred.wright2020@gmail.com

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"Service Above Self"

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Mondays at 12:00 PM
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Kenora, ON
Meetings alternate between noon and evening. Please check the list on the right under Speakers for information.

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Rotary Club of Kenora

P.O. Box 164


Club Executives & Directors
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Vice President
Immediate Past President
Past President
Corresponding Secretary
Director Membership
Co-Director Fundraising
Co-Director Fundraising
Director Public Relations
Director Youth Service
Director Club Service
Director International Service
Director Community Service
Recording Secretary
Harassment Officer
Harassment Officer
Upcoming Events
Guest Speakers
Vicky Smallman
Mar 08, 2021 7:00 PM
Canadian Labour Congress - Women in the Work Force
Diane Pelletier
Mar 15, 2021 12:00 PM
Kenora Waterview Housing Project
Rachel Clark
Mar 22, 2021 7:00 PM
Trans 101
Marvin McDonald Zoom
Mar 29, 2021 12:00 PM
Mercury Remediation Program
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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