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District Events Digest

Plant Order Deadline, Fri, Feb 17, Calgary

4th Annual Veggie Plant Fundraiser is ALMOST OVER

Order online HERE

Order Deadline is Friday, February 17



Toy Lending Library Launch, Tue Feb 20, Calgary
Lending Libraries have become multi-dimensional “community hubs” that offer a wide range of products, services and activities. It's a great way to save money, save space, access items, share knowledge, reduce our environmental impact and build community.
Sunalta’s Toy Lending Library will offer the opportunity to borrow educational and age-appropriate toys, seasonal equipment and more.
A Launch of this unique service will take place on 
Tuesday, February 20th from 10:00 am -1:00 pm 
The formal component of the event takes place between 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All Rotarians are welcome to attend. 
Connect with Amy Ansell for more information.
Amy Ansell
Major Gifts Officer
2018 Curling Bonspiel, Feb 23-25, Edmonton
There are now 9 teams registered for the District 5360/5370 Curling Bonspiel which is just 7 weeks away.  Since we are hoping for 32 Teams, we are now 28% full.  Four of the 9 teams are from Calgary, two are from Edmonton, and one each from Grande Prairie, Fort St. John and Lethbridge. 
We could certainly use a few more sponsors in order to balance the budget for this event.  If you or your company are interested in advertising in the Bonspiel Program and the event signage, please reply to this message and we will provide appropriate details.
We look forward to seeing many of you at our opening Reception/Registration at the Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton at 7:00 pm 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.
You can also participate in the SHUT OUT POLIO Junior Hockey Game & Rotary Mixer at Rogers Place on Sunday afternoon after the curling finals.
Registration for a 4-person curling team is $620 and you can pay via credit card or cheque at
Yours in Rotary,
Brian Thompson,
Rotary Club of Edmonton West,
Host of 2018 Rotary District 5360/5370 Bonspiel
Secrete Marathon 3K, Wed Mar 7, Calgary
Registration is Open, RYPEN May 10-13
RYPEN provides youth 13-17 years of age with the opportunity to enhance and develop individual self-confidence, personal growth, life skills, and come away with an increased feeling of self-worth. The impact varies depending on the participant and can range from some new skills learned for some to a life-changing experience for others. 
Spring RYPEN camp
Camp Alexo
Thursday, May 10th - Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Earlybird: $425/student
After April 18: $450/student
Calgary & Area Spring RLI Sessions
High River & Area Spring RLI Sessions
District Award Nomination Request
please note the deadline for the following awards are coming soon.
Please consider nominating suitable candidates and projects and send your nominations to
Recognize a club in your district whose project has addressed a significant problem or need in your community (international projects are not eligible). You can nominate one club per district each year.
Who can nominate: District Governors
Deadline: 15 March
Download the Nomination form
This award recognizes one outstanding Rotarian or Rotaractor within the District who was inspired to demonstrate outstanding achievement in Rotary and in the community both locally and internationally and through his or her actions has been an inspiration to others to do the same.
Deadline: 31 March
Download the Application form
Click below to read more about the Dr. Monty J. Audenart Inspirational Award
Playscape Paint Party, Sat Mar 3, Red Deer
Tickets available from  Sunrise Member Callie Beamish
Phone: 403-505-2669
Office Address: 100 4327 54th Ave Red Deer
Hitmen Game/Rotary Day, Sat Mar 3, Calgary
Calgary Rotaract is hosting Rotary Day on Saturday March 3rd, 2018 @ 7pm at the Calgary Hitmen Game! We invite you all out to celebrate Rotary and have all Rotarians come together for a night out!
Tickets are $15/each and proceeds from the tickets will be raised for Calgary Rotaract and Women In Need Society.

If you are unable to make the event, please consider purchasing a pair of tickets and donating them to the Women In Need Society, to allow us to send someone who otherwise would not be able to afford to go!

For tickets or any questions, please email 
Calgary Rotaract will also visit each Rotary Club to sell tickets! 
RV Convoy to Toronto RI Convention!
RV to the Toronto RI Convention and Camp next to the Convention !!!
 RV Fellowship of Rotarians (RVF) Annual Rally in Toronto • June 19 to June 22, 2018
 Rotary International Toronto Convention • June 23 to June 27, 2018
Drive your RV or camper to the RI Convention in Toronto, and stay next to the Convention Center along Lake Shore Boulevard at a campground created by the RV Fellowship of Rotarians.  It will be on the Rotary bus route, and alternatively just a 5 to 10-minute walk to the RI Convention site.

For information and sign-up details go to

The Recreational Vehicle Fellowship, or RVF as it is affectionately known by its members, is one of the 74 fellowships of Rotary in which the members have a common bond ... in our case a love for camping and rallies in various scenic locations in North America.  Our membership includes Americans, Canadians, Brits and Australians ... and hopefully you!

If you are a Rotarian and have a love for camping, be it in a pop-up tent trailer or a Class A motorhome, join our fun group.  Even if you cannot make it to Toronto, there are a number of other events and Rallies each year that may fit your schedule.

To check out past rallies, our newsletter, and for a membership application, go to our website:

Stephen Pick
RVF Newsletter Editor
Rotary Club of Calgary Chinook
RYLA, May 10-13, Camp Chestermere
Rotary Zone Conference, Sep 18-20, Montreal

Michelle O'Brien
District Governor, Rotary District 5010, Alaska-Yukon 2016-2017
Assistant Public Image Coordinator, Zone 24W
General Chair, Rotary Zones 24&32 Institute, 2018

636 Main Street
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907)247-8080 direct
(907)220-7989 cellular


WhaZUP! Editor
Charlene Bearden
Upcoming Events
Red Deer PETs - President Elect Training
Olds College
Feb 17, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Family Day - Alberta
Feb 19, 2018 11:59 PM
Globe Cinema
Feb 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AG Check-in
Feb 27, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Board Mtg.
Mar 02, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
RLI MOD 1 Calgary - Register Here
Rotary Challenger Park
Mar 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day
Mar 17, 2018 11:59 PM
RLI - MOD 1 High River
High River Memorial Center
Mar 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
YEX OB Orientation - OB, IB & Cousellors
Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport
Mar 23, 2018 4:00 PM –
Mar 25, 2018 11:00 AM
Lethbridge PETs - President Elect Training
TBC - Tentatively Lethbridge Lodge Hotel
Mar 24, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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