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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!
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.
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