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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.
The Days Inn ran a Days Inn for Peace Fundraiser for the Rotary Peace Park and sold 130 meals! They topped up their donation to $2,500!! We are so grateful for the support we've received from this local business.
The Rotary Club of Kenora is proud to announce the induction of 2 new members to our club: TD Bank Manager Daniel Hrabec and Retired MNR Biologist Barry Corbett!
Pictured (top): Sponsor for Barry, Rotarian Deb LeMaistre, Sponsor for Daniel, Rotarian Gord LeMaistre, President Steve Walker, Inductee Daniel Hrabec
Bottom Row: Inductee Barry Corbett, and Ron Noseworthy, Master of Ceremonies.
Ho Ho owner Jim Wong donated $2,050.00 in HoHo gift cards to the Rotary Peace Park in honour of his mother the late Mei Wong. Cards  were quickly scooped up by local Rotarians adding $2,050.00 towards building of the Rotary Peace Park.
Pictured left to right owner Jim Wong, co-chair Peace Park Debra LeMaistre, cook Sunny Wu, server Jade Wong, manager Diane Wu, Rotarian John Dahl

What a fundraiser!! The Cornerstone not only held a Cornerstone for Peace Fundraiser, but challenged area businesses to also contribute to the Rotary Peace Park Project!
Funds raised:
Cornerstone $2228
Honda $500
Chev, Buick, GMC $500
The Plaza $500
Ontario English Catholic Teachers $250
Pope John Paul School Teachers $1,036
Thanks Pam Viinikka and all who supported this great event!
Rotarian Lloyd Mack talks to SHAW TV's Vicky Donath about the N.O.W. Program in Kenora.
Alleviating child poverty is a focus of the Rotary Club of Kenora and Rotary District 5550.
Rotary GST Online Auction is
Proceeds go to Rotary's projects
Thanks for your support!
Rotarians are asking for donations to their annual online auction. This year we are wanting to offer
goods, services, and talents!
If you have anything to donate, big or small, please contact any Rotarian or call or text 466-3707. Pick up may be arranged, or design of a gift certificate can be provided.
Thanks for your support!
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.”
 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, 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
The Rotary Club of Kenora is a proud sponsor of the Kenora Chapter of the Imagination Library!
 $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/
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
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!
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!
Welcome to Our Club!

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
On Line Zoom Meetings
Kenora, ON
Meetings alternate between noon and evening. Please check the list on the right under Speakers for information.

Mailing Address:

Rotary Club of Kenora

P.O. Box 164


Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Past President
Rotary Foundation
Co-Director Fundraising (Giving)
Co- Director Fundraising (Giving)
Service Projects (Grants) Chair
Service Projects - Chair
Public Relations
Youth Services
International Service
Community Service
Harassment Officer
Harassment Officer
Literacy - Chair
Upcoming Events
Guest Speakers
No Meeting
Aug 02, 2021
Dr Barry Prentice
Aug 09, 2021 7:00 PM
Climate Change and the Challenges to Remote Communities
Laura Christie
Aug 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Update on Confederation College
Fellowship BBQ
Aug 23, 2021 7:00 PM
Rotary & Friends Get Together Location to be determined
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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