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The Rotary Club of Kenora and Interact club members entered a float in the Saturday, Nov. 27 Kinsmen Santa Claus parade. The windy weather didn’t deter huge crowds from lining downtown streets to cheer the floats in the annual parade. The wind did pull down the movie screen on the Rotary ‘Winter Glamping’ float but there was no damage done. Thanks to Kenora for again providing the use of their facility for building the float and the flat deck and truck.
Incoming president Ron Malashewski presents president Sheelagh Reid with a cheque for $1000.00 towards construction of the Rotary Peace Park.Ron made the presentation at the Boathouse For Peace fundraiser dinner held on Nov 24th,2021
Century 21 Northern Choice Realty recently raised $4,000 for the Nutrition on Weekends (NOW) Kenora program facilitated by the Rotary Club of Kenora. The second annual family photos fundraiser with Lynsey Jordanna Photography was a sellout in support of the NOW program which aims to increase food availability and nutrition for those students identified as having insufficient access to healthy foods during weekends and school holidays when school nutrition programs are not available. At present, between 200 and 250 nutrition bags are delivered to local school children weekly. 
Photo, front - Century 21 sales representative Susan Lemay presents the cheque to Lloyd Mack, Rotary Health and Hunger/NOW committee co-chair. Back, l-r - Jeff Strachan, Dustin McLeod, Stacy Filips, broker of record Ian Fillips and Kristi Cavanagh.
'Tis the season and we're excited to be able to have a Christmas gathering this year. The poster is attached in two formats for you, but I have included the details here as well.  
Date & Time:  Monday, December 13, 2021     6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:  Debbie's Greenhouse & Garden Centre ..... amidst Debbie's Winter Wonderland
Book your tickets now and plan to enjoy an array of delicious appetizers from the Supper Fairy and your choice of wine or non-alcoholic punch while you explore Debbie's Winter Wonderland visiting with Rotarians and guests. As always Rotarians are welcome to bring guests to our Christmas gathering.
Debbie's staff will be on hand just in case you see that perfect Christmas gift you've ben looking for or maybe even something for yourself!
Tickets are $35 each (including gratuity and HST).
RSVP to sheelaghreid@gmail.com
Note:  Tickets must be booked and prepaid with e-transfer to Sheelagh by noon December 9th.
President Sheelagh lays a wreath on behalf of the Rotary Club of Kenora at the Legion's Remembrance Day Service 

The Rotary Club of Kenora is proud to be hosting a second season of Zoom stand-up comedy nights, beginning Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 pm CT. There are three shows planned as a great way to get friends and family together from virtually ANYWHERE and have a laugh.

Punchlines & Popcorn will also include shows Jan. 14 and Feb. 4. This is a great way to gather in small groups and with the use of technology and your support have a ‘fun’draiser to support Rotary’s continuous efforts to help those in need. 

"Therefore, be it Resolved That I, Mayor Daniel Reynard, of the City of Kenora, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2021 as “World Polio Day” in the City of Kenora and encourage all citizens to join Council and Rotary International in the fight for a polio-free world.
In Person or Virtually
To Register for the Scavenger Hunt go to: Scavenger Hunt Registration Form
To Pay for the Scavenger Hunt and/or Donate to the Polio Fundraiser go to: Raise For Rotary (Polio) Kenora

“We are almost there!! We must continue the effort to fulfill a promise to all children for a polio free world”

Join in a virtual /in person Walk for Polio and virtual/in person scavenger hunt event at the harbourfront. 

Register your team name & members for the scavenger hunt at: Scavenger Hunt Registration Form  $25.00/person, under 11 free

and pay your registration and/or donate at: Raise for Rotary (Polio) Kenora

Rotarians met Oct 5th to clean up our 5 km stretch of adopted highway by the Longbow turnoff. Seemed like less garbage than normal was picked up this year. Later that evening was a pizza fellowship at Ristorante Pizzeria. Looking after the  enviroment is an avenue of service Thanks to Gary Williams for organizing the event.
About a dozen Rotarians joined the walk from from former site of C J Residential School to the cemetery as part of  the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day in honour of our children
Sheelagh Reid, President of the Rotary Club of Kenora presents a cheque from the Rotary Club
to Maryanne Nilson, chair of the Carillon Bells initiative at St Albans Cathedral
Tim Horton's Smile Cookie Program will donate entire $1.00 for each cookie sold to Triple Play.The NOW program added a Smile Cookie to each student's bag this week as an extra treat for their weekend snack.The Tim Horton goal this year is to raise more than the  $9000 that was raised the previous year.
September 8 was the first day back for the volunteers that pack for the Nutrition on Weekends program(NOW). The program was set up to further enhance the daily school snack programs  for students by offering healthy snacks on weekends. If anyone is interested in helping, the volunteers meet every Wednesday at 4:30 at the NWHU. For more information please contact Rotarians Lloyd Mack or Stacy Szajewski

 Darcia Curtis the organizer of a quick Covid Survivor game with Winner Keith Nelson and Kenora Rotary president Sheelagh Reid. Keith took home  $240.00. The  fund raiser added $600 to the construction of the Rotary Peace Park,Thank you Darcia
A $500 cheque presentation from the Rotary Club of Kenora, presented by Ron Malashewski to Ruth Girard for the Sunset Country Handbell Ringers. The money will go towards the purchase of additional music books and binders required due to the social distancing rules that the pandemic has brought on.
The Kenora Rotary Club and the Special Olympics partnered this year for another successful Lucky Duck Race.The Duck Race was held on Sunday at 11:00 am in Safety Bay in  front of Husky the Musky. The profits go towards supporting the Special Olympics and Rotary Programs here in Kenora. Thank you to all who purchased tickets and congratulations to all the lucky winners listed below. 
Duck #$ Amount      Winner's Names
435$1,500.00      Deanna Einarson
732$500       Lorrainne Saurette
1116$400       Lucille Sterner
1696$300       Chantell Nault
1236$200       Deanna Suke 
246$100        Liz Redman
1046$100     Dale (Carter) McClintock
1554$100      Pat Burke
405$100      Joy Bell
121$100      Larry Buhler
861$100      Brandon Wheatley
552$100       Michelle Guitard
1963$50   Rod / Marion McKay 
918$50        Harry Bosma
1256$50       Joan Schelske
326$50     Jamilee  Parenteau
1612$50       Janet Lasso
1364$50       Stella Sinclair
1816$50       Jacqui Starr
1683$50        Bonnie Harper
President Sheelagh Reid welcomes guests to the blessing of the land and sod turning ceremony  which was held on July 9,2021
(More photos of the event on the Peace Park Site)
The Rotary Club of Kenora and the Kenora Chapter of Special Olympics are partnering to raise funds. All proceeds will be split 50-50 between the two organizations. Tickets are available from representatives of both groups as well at Kenora markets.
Thanks for supporting this fundraising initiative. Please join us at McLeod Park on August 15th at 11 a.m. to witness the race and cheer on the ducks!
President Steve Walker makes a $5000 donation to executive director Tara Douglas  of the Lake of the Woods Community Foundation.This money was part of the excess funds from 2019-20 year. The interest from the Rotary Endowment Fund is used to support area projects
The last day of NOW packing .Missing are Tom and Jean Hallas. Lloyd and Stacey are most appreciative of the help they receive each and every week.
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Rotary Club of Kenora

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Eva Vida
Nov 29, 2021 7:00 PM
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Dec 06, 2021 12:00 PM
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Dec 13, 2021 6:30 PM
Debbie's Greenhouse
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