Victoria Park Recreational Facility

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As part of our club's continued work in supporting our community’s well-being and resilience, the Rotary Club of Saskatoon is honored to have allocated $40,000 from our centennial anniversary funds to the development of the Victoria Park Recreation Facility. This initiative supports the revitalization of a key urban space into an energy-efficient hub for food security, cultural programming, recreational activities, the askîy urban agriculture internship program, and more!
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2024 Our Newest Project!

The Victoria Park Recreation Facility

The Rotary Club of Saskatoon is thrilled to announce that, with the help of our Club's $40,000 Centennial Fund donation, the Victoria Park Recreation Facility is nearing completion, providing a space that will foster food security, cultural programming, and recreational opportunities for all!

Learn more about our newest project and discover the difference we're making together by reading more below!
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2024 Our Club's Newest Member

Welcome Hicham!
February 2024

At our regular noon meeting on February 5th, 2024, President Wendy Cooper welcomed Hicham Ziani as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon!
Click below to learn more about our newest member.
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Save the Date!

2024 Rotary Badge Shield Star Dinner

Make sure you mark down April 24th, 2024 in your calendars for this year's Badge Shield Star dinner featuring guest speaker Kyla Thomson!
For more details, and to Order your Tickets, click below!
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2023 Supporting the Saskatoon Foodbank

Supporting Local Community Services
October 2023

In October, the 5 Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon joined together to make a donation of $4,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank.  Rotary has been a long time supporter of this very valuable community service.
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2023 Paul Harris Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations on Your Commitment!
November 2023

At our Rotary Foundation Dinner this November, we proudly recognized Don Lepp and Denise Palmer as our club's most recent Paul Harris Fellows for their contributions that make Rotary's efforts possible.  We also awarded Elaine Zakreski, Graham Pearson, Mark Gryba, and Paul Gauthier with further Paul Harris recognition.
In fact, our Rotary Club of Saskatoon now has the distinction of 100% of its members being Paul Harris Fellows.  Congratulations for your commitment!
Click to read more about the Paul Harris Fellow award and its roll in Rotary International's work
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2023 Joy's Center Update

From a Flashlight to a Fellowship

Ever since Maureen Torr was holding a flashlight to assist her mother, Joy Kagira, as a midwife in Uganda, she has been dedicated to helping children.  After moving to Saskatoon in 2004, she became a member of our Rotary Club of Saskatoon in 2012 and officially founded Joy’s Centre, which just last year completed its $80,000 Global Grant! 
Check out an update on Maureen and Joy's Center here!
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2023 RAP Support

Supporting Local Projects
June 2023

At this year's President's Dinner, a cheque for over $12,000 from this year's Badge Shield Star dinner was presented by the Chair of the Restorative Action Program (RAP) to support our club's local and international projects.
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2023 Rotary Club of Saskatoon Receives District Awards 2023-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

2023 ShelterBox Project Update

Our club's donations in action!

Last year, with the help of our global supporters, ShelterBox was able to reach over 400,000 people with this vital aid. Thank you so much for making this possible, and for helping us continue to support as many people as we can.

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2023 Rotary Club of Saskatoon Welcomes 2 New Members 2023-03-27 06:00:00Z 0

2022 Joy’s Centre completes Global Grant

Milestone Completed for Locally-Started Project
11 Years, an $80,000 grant, and we're just getting started!

In October 2022, our Rotary Club of Saskatoon finally completed the projects supported by an $80,000 Rotary Global Grant focussed on providing safe drinking water and basic education to improve the lives of these orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda!

Part of the Joy's Home of Hope project started by Club's our own Maureen Torr in 2011, more details on this project's beginnings and future can be found below.

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2022 Supporting the Saskatoon Foodbank

Building Foodboxes and a $15,000 Donation

On December 9th, members from the 5 Rotary Clubs in Saskatoon met at Saskatoon Food Bank to present a cheque for $15,000.  On Tuesday, December 6th members of the clubs also went and volunteered by building food boxes at the Food Bank warehouse.

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2023 Rotary District Conference

In Saskatoon!  May 11th - 14th, 2023
Annual District Conference for Rotary District 5550

The annual District Conference for Rotary District 5550 will be hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon this year. 
Register online now HERE
More details are included below!
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2023 RAP AGM

January 26th, 2023 at Greenbryre Golf & Country Club
Restorative Action Program (RAP) Annual General Meeting

Join us at 4:30 pm for the start of our program, as well as to wish a fond farewell to our Chair, Jack Brodsky!
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2021 River Cruise

Enjoying the South Saskatchewan River aboard the Prairie Lily

On August 25, 2021 members of our Rotary Club of Saskatoon (and guests) enjoyed an evening of fellowship aboard a Prairie Lily dinner cruise on the South Saskatchewan River

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2022 Vest Presentation

Sponsoring St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs
April 2022

After 2 years of covid-related delays, our Club was finally able to present vests to the 5 new Theray Dogs sponsored by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon at a ceremony in April 2022.

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2022 Christmas at the Friendship Inn

Working in-person with one of our local projects

This Christmas day,  6 members of Our Club, along with several members from Saskatoon’s other Rotary Clubs, helped to prepare and serve Christmas dinner at the Friendship Inn. 
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2023 Rotary Badge Shield Star Dinner

An Evening with The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
Service: A Responsibility and a Privilege

Join the Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon on Thursday, April 20th, 2023 as we pay tribute to the Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Fire Department and Medavie Services West at the 2023 Rotary Badge Shield Star Dinner.

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Joy’s Centre

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Twenty years ago, Joy Kagira was very busy in her village in SouthWest Uganda looking after 69 orphans and vulnerable children in addition to her own 12 children. She could never have dreamed that her big heart would result in a place named after her that is not only flourishing but has recently received leadership and financial assistance from Rotarians in Saskatoon and around the world so that her work could be expanded and continued. Here is a glimpse into how it happened.
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BECAS Scholarships

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The purpose of Becas Scholarship Program is to provide the children of very poor families in the Puerto Vallarta area with the chance of a good education thus enabling them to have a better standard of living than has been available to most of their families.
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Hope for Malawi

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In 2008, Elaine and Peter Zakreski from Saskatoon vacationed in five African Countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa. As they travelled through these countries they marvelled at the spectacular waterfalls, dramatic landscape, animals and beauty of the country.
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Nepal Literacy Program

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One of our new members Prem Sharma is from Nepal and proposed this project. The project is for our Club to sponsor a meal program in Janachetana Primary School, a rural school in the mountains of Nepal. Nepal is a country with a caste system. It is generally a poor country but the people in the lowest caste - the so-called ‘untouchables’ - experience particular hardship.
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Friendship Inn

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Vulnerable people find safe sanctuary at the Saskatoon Friendship Inn, a community centre that evolved from a soup kitchen. The Inn has created a welcoming environment by committing to being responsive and compassionate, and to fostering a sense of belonging among children, youth and adults who experience poverty, with a no-questions-asked policy.
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The Salvation Army Bethany Home

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The Salvation Army Bethany Home is a transitional residence for teenage girls 13-18 years of age.  Many of the residents are at risk in their own homes or in the community; they may be experiencing issues surrounding addictions, abuse, difficulty in school, and/or illegal activities.
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ShelterBox delivers the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster. Each disaster is different, and so is every community. They don’t believe that one size is all, so they make considered assessments to provide the exact support that gives people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.
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Ripple Effect

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The Ripple Effect Program is committed to creating a rich learning environment, with sustainable schools and the hope for a brighter future for children in Guatemala. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity to children in challenging environments through promoting literacy and education. 

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In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
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The Restorative Action Program (RAP)

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In 2002, staff, students and administrators at Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon began to address violence, intimidation and bullying that had escalated to the point that it was affecting everyone. Attendance, academic performance, school dropout, and the school culture had been negatively impacted. School suspensions were not effective, and it was time to find a proactive approach that would benefit the 1,600 students, staff and surrounding community.
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
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King George Community School Partnership

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The Rotary Club of Saskatoon has a partnership with King George Community School located in the inner-city of Saskatoon through the development of their community room, Christmas market and reading program.
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Adventures in Technology

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The five Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon and Rotaract are again pleased to present a very exciting and rewarding opportunity for selected high school students across Western Canada.  ADVENTURES IN TECHNOLOGY will involve up to 37 high school students (32 from out of own) in an intense four and one-half day exploration of advanced technology, research, development and applications.
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Sask Polytechnic Scholarships

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The Rotary Club of Saskatoon has funded scholarships at Sask Polytechnic since 2004, donating over $24,000 since that time.  We are currently awarding one scholarship in the Early Childhood Education Diploma program, and one in the Disability Support Certificate program.
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St John Ambulance Therapy Dogs

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The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program builds on our proud tradition of community service by bringing the benefits of pet companionship to both children and adults that are hospitalized, adults residing in long term care facilities, children struggling with reading, adult and child victims of trauma and crime, students stressed from school challenges and individuals in homeless shelters. 
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Rotateller November 30, 2020 Mr. Graham D Pearson 2020-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Rotateller September 17, 2018 Graham D. Pearson PHF 2018-09-19 06:00:00Z 0

2017 Public Image Award

Recognizing Districts that Excelled at Telling their Rotary Stories

At the Zone District Conference, Hartford, CT the week of October 17, 2017; the Rotary Club of Saskatoon was awarded the 2016/2017 Zone 24 West Public Image Award for promoting the Club’s Centennial on August 17, 2017. 

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Posted on May 15, 2017
The Need
Parents and care givers with teen girls are far too familiar with the troubling way girls bully each other. Toxic relationships between teen girls disrupt communities and have the potential of creating long term impacts that damage the emotional and social wellbeing of girls. What is needed is programming targeted at reducing and eliminating the ‘drama’ girls experience in their relationships.
The Project – a project for women funded by Rotary Women
RAP is offering the NO MORE DRAMA project. This important project supports girls (and youth who identify as a girl) to reduce bullying and relational aggression in their relationships. The project provides girls with a safe and supportive environment to help them learn how to have healthy relationships. Ultimately, this project will help young girls to become the best version of themselves.
RAP - NO MORE DRAMA Winston G. Blake BA, MA, C. Med 2017-05-15 06:00:00Z 0

2017 RAP Seniors Tech Buddy Program

This is an exciting new project growing directly out of our RAP project.
This year, RAP has partnered with the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) to have students teach seniors how to use technology, in a program called "Seniors Tech Buddy"
2017 RAP Seniors Tech Buddy Program Paul Gauthier MPH 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0


Posted on Feb 27, 2017
The Restorative Action Program (RAP) began as a request from a Saskatoon high school, Mount Royal Collegiate, to one Rotary Club in 2002 to support and work with youth who needed help in addressing issues such as conflict, bullying and crime. Through the leadership exhibited by Rotary, the community gained a new perspective on how to support youth facing these issues. Rotary became the glue that cemented partnerships from the community. These partners helped to create and develop a program that builds social capacity so that all youth experience a better quality of life.
RAP OVERVIEW Jack Brodsky MPH 2017-02-27 06:00:00Z 0


Posted on Feb 06, 2017
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After close to 40 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.  
Learn how you can help at this web page 

LEARN MORE ABOUT POLIO ERADICATION Gordon Menuz MPH 2017-02-06 06:00:00Z 0


Posted by Wayne Palmer on Sep 21, 2016
Mexico, as a country, has a poverty rate of approximately 40% or 50 million people. As a result, families struggle to provide food for their children so they cannot afford to have their children go to school beyond the basic primary (primaria) school. Without financial assistance, children often are required to go to work once they have completed grade six to contribute to the family. This fosters a cycle of poverty because children, through necessity, have to work instead of pursuing a higher education to provide them with an opportunity to improve their standard of living.
PROGRAMA de BECAS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Wayne Palmer 2016-09-21 06:00:00Z 0