Calgary Centennial

Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial

We meet Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
Ranchmen's Club
710 - 13th Ave S.W.
Calgary, AB  T2R 0K9
Canada
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Ashley Tedham, Executive Director, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award – Canada, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut Division will be speaking about 
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Canada.  The Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people for life. To date: over 500,000 young people from Canada and over 8 million youth in over 140 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.Our ambition is that every young Canadian aged 14 to 24 should have the opportunity to participate in the Award.
 
 
 
Unfortunately almost everyone knows someone who has been directly or indirectly impacted by cancer.  Please join our meeting on Wednesday December 6th to learn more about Wellspring Calgary and how they are improving the lives of individuals and their families who have been impacted by cancer.
 
Wellspring’s vision is that no one should face Cancer alone.  Their mission is to create a warm and welcoming community that provides a range of support, resources and programs so anyone living with Cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives.  Suzan Valente, Director Philanthropy, with Wellspring Calgary will be speaking.
 
 
 
 
 
Dennis Cornelson, GAIN Team Co-Lead along with Ralph Hesje with Business Transition Team will be talking about the GAIN team which is a group of professionals with a broad spectrum of pro-bono professionals providing support for charities primarily for United Way but also for others. Dennis Cornelson is leading the GAIN group. The Business Transition Team (BTT) is an advisor that supports businesses that are in transition. They are one of the pro-bono contributors to the GAIN team. Come join us to learn how this group of professionals is making a difference in our community.
 
 
 
 
 
Please join our weekly meeting to hear what our Interact Club has planned for their 2017 - 2018 year.  In addition, Khaleel Al Mofleh and Mohammad (Moe) Karimi will be talking about their experience after participating in Two Wheel View's Badlands to the Rockies cycle tour which is a unique travel experience that begins in Drumheller and heads westward into the majestic Rockies. Two Wheel View's mission is to provide youth development programs that uses the bicycle as a tool to build resiliency in young people.  
 
 
 
 
 
Sheila Taylor, Executive Director, with the Parks Foundation Calgary will be providing an update on the success of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway project.  The idea was to create a pathway that encircled the Calgary.  Imagine a wheel – the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway, connecting to spokes – Calgary’s many existing pathways. The Rotary/Mattamy Greenway forms the largest pathway network in the world, over 1000km of trails. The $50M project was massive and unprecedented in scale, both for Calgary and for the Parks Foundation.  Our Club will be making it's final donation to the project at the meeting.  Please join us on Wednesday to hear more about how our Club's fundraising efforts are making a difference in our community.  
 
 
 
Ken Peach, Director, and Shelly Tupper, Communications Director, of the East Village Neighbourhood Association, will be providing an update on how our Rotary Club's donation made a difference for the seniors in East Village (EV).  Ken is very active in the EV community garden & volunteers on the EV Garden Committee. He is currently working on a plan to expand EV Community garden to include more opportunities for residents and social interaction. Shelly is actively involved with social media, newsletter, EV email broadcast, Event Messaging boards and communication support for things like the Senior Rotary Dance and Monthly Senior luncheons.  Please join us to learn more about what is happening in East Village.