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Feature Event

Environmental Sustainability and Peace Conference
What better way to appreciate the value of the Rotary Peace Centres than from graduates with boots on the ground.
Peace Fellows, Will Plowright, Linda Low, Glenn Raynor, Wisdom Addo and Abiola Adimula will share
their stories and share their experiences at the Vancouver Peacebuilding Conference.
Heltsiuk Councillor, Jess Housty, UBC Professor Simon Donner and Salvador Rico from Rotary Cleaning Rivers of the World will speak to
various ways the waters that sustain us depend on environmental sustainability.

Register Today!

District Events Digest

Vote for NSTEP, Dec 16 - 23, Online

NSTEP made the FINAL 15 for the Epicure Foundation!

NSTEP,  a program ran by Rotarian Deb Hymers and supported by Rotary Clubs, could win $20,000 with a simple gift- a VOTE.
Here are the details:
1.       Voting is open from December 16-23 at this link: 
2.      Select NSTEP for voting and 4 other amazing charities=maximum is 5 votes
3.      Scroll down to bottom and press VOTE
4.      ONE vote per person per DEVICE
Your gift of a vote will have a lasting impact, benefiting thousands of children.
Help us create a WaVe across CANADA!
Please share this link and information with friends, family, colleagues, your dentist etc. 
Deb Hymers
NSTEP Founder and Director
Twitter @nstepca
Registered Charity # 817942949RR0001
CBC Top 50 Champions of Change
Donate to bring NSTEP to more children.
Poverty Discussion, Tue Jan 9, Calgary
Discon18 Registration Now Open
Making Change Happen, Dec 24&31, Jan 1, CTV
Many of you may remember Rick Castiglione sitting in front of the camera delivering the evening news in Calgary. Rick’s biggest love is that of telling stories and he created a story about Cambodia in the early 1990s when it was still suffering the after-effects of the Kmer Rouge regime. Rick just finished his teaching career at Mount Royal University where he skillfully guided students in the broadcasting program to creating compelling works of interest. Rick heard about our club’s projects in Cambodia and was eager to tell the story of Rotarians making a difference in the world.
The Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown, World Community Service committee hired Rick to write and produce a half-hour documentary about the work of Rotary with a primary focus on international efforts. He travelled with Walter Haessle, Frank Sparks, Kurt Kowalchuk and Manon Mitchell to Cambodia in December of 2015. Rick also visited the club interviewing members of the leadership team and rounding out the story of the impact our club has on our community both locally and internationally.
This wonderful documentary entitled Making Change Happen will air on CTV (nationwide) sometime in the fall (either Thanksgiving or Christmas day) three times this Christmas season: December 24th December 31st and January 1st at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned to CTV and watch how the people in Rotary Make Change Happen!
Free to Run Fundraiser, Sun Dec 31, Cochrane
Save the Date - The Plants were GREAT!, Tue Jan 2, Calgary

4th Annual Veggie Plant Fundraiser begins January 2

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Pub Quiz Night, Sat Jan 27, Calgary

This is an opportunity you can't pass up !


Fish Creek is having its Pub Quiz Night January 27th., at the McKenzie Lake Beach Club,

Please consider registering a team from your club at this First Annual Event.

Perhaps it can be your club's name on the first ever

PUB NIGHT Trophy!!

Karen Kartushyn
Fish Creek Rotary Club
2018 Curling Bonspiel, Feb 23-25, Edmonton
We have become aware that there are Rotarian, Rotaract & Exchange Student curlers (or “would like-to-be” curlers) who may not be able to form a 4-person curling team within their own Club. 
The 2018 Rotary District Bonspiel Committee stands ready to help form teams from such individuals.  If you think you might like to participate in this event (details at please email Brian Thompson ( with your name, Club name, preferred position (if any) and years of curling experience (if any).  We will do our best to match you up with other individuals so you can join a team and participate in the Bonspiel.
We look forward to seeing many of you at our opening Reception/Registration at the Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton on Thursday evening, February 22, 2018.  Actual curling will commence on Friday morning and the four event finals will happen on Sunday afternoon.  Friday night and Saturday night social events will occur at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre.
Yours in Rotary,
Brian Thompson,
Rotary Club of Edmonton West,
Host of 2018 Rotary District 5360/5370 Bonspiel

WhaZUP! Editor
Charlene Bearden
Upcoming Events
AG Check-in
Jan 10, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Board Mtg.
Jan 12, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Lethbridge PETs - President Elect Training
Lethbridge Lodge Hotel
Jan 13, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Calgary PETs - President Elect Training
Rotary Challenger Park
Jan 27, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Medicine Hat PETs - President Elect Training
Medicine Hat Lodge Resort, Casino & Spa
Feb 03, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Conf- Environmental Sustainability & Peace
Feb 09, 2018 8:00 AM –
Feb 11, 2018 4:00 PM
Red Deer PETs - President Elect Training
Olds College
Feb 17, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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