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Rotary Rib Fest, Sep 6 - 8, Calgary
Rotary RibFest YYC
Fri, Sep 6  11am - 10pm
Sat, Sep 7  11am - 10pm
Sun, Sep 8  11am - 7pm
Five Rib Trucks and Fry Wagon
Ribs, Taters & Family Fun
Beer Garden and Live Entertainment
Just North of Stampede Park - Free Admission
Donations gratefully accepted. All donations and funds
raised go to support local needs in the community.
Rotary RibFest - supporting mental health and awareness
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Central Alberta Wing Fest, Sat Sep 7, Red Deer

6th Annual Central Alberta Wing Fest

Titan’s Rugby Clubhouse on Saturday, September 7, 2019

This unique event is created by central Albertans for central Albertans.
Featuring a wide variety of wings from restaurants and pubs,
as well as beer from craft breweries and live entertainment from professional musicians.
Calgary Connect Launch Party, Fri Sep 13
Join us in launching the Rotary Club of Calgary Connect!
On September 13th, 2019 Calgary Connect will be hosting its official club launch, 6:30 pm at the Bank and Baron.
Throughout the evening you will learn about our vision for the community, some of our current projects, and have the opportunity to meet the leaders and members that have brought the Rotary Club of Calgary Connect to life. There will be an auction…with a twist.   Instead of gift cards, bottles of wine, trips and golf, you will have the opportunity to bid on time – our member’s time.
We’ll be auctioning our member’s time, which can be used for any local Rotary volunteer-related activity – from fundraising to volunteering for a local not-for-profit. It’s a great opportunity for you to get some extra help by connecting us into the community and a great opportunity for us to get connected to our incredible Rotary clubs.
Please free to pass this along to all your members, friends and community partners.  This is an invitation to our entire community!
Raymond Poker Run, Sat Sep 14, Ramond

Raymond is raising funds for the Moses Lake Homeless “Tiny House” project

Support the Poker Run and Rotary International Literacy and Health programs by Riding the Scenic route through Southern Alberta with five stops.
AMAZING RACE Chestermere, Sat Sep 14


Are you up for the Challenge? 

Based on the hit TV show, we've created an exciting event with big Cash Prizes!
Check out our website at: for more details.
There's a special trophy just for Rotary Clubs! 
EXTENDED - Register your Team by August 21st and Save $50.00!
United Way 2019 Plane Pull, Sun Sep 15, Calgary
We are still looking for volunteers to participate in the United Way Plane Pull on September 15 at the UPS Customer Centre – 22 Aero Drive NE.
That's less than 2 weeks away.
As you all know, it is a full-sized jet that we are pulling. But have just been informed of some critical breaking news. 
While the jet we will be pulling holds approximately 220 passengers and is just like the ones you fly on, the organizers have just given us another break! 
Yes, not only have the organizers of the United Way Plane Pull asked all passengers to wait until we have finished pulling the plane up to the boarding ramp, but they have now removed all of the luggage and ALL OF THE SEATS!
That's right, we will be pulling an empty cargo plane, IN A STRAIGHT LINE. 
It doesn't get any better than this except for one thing......once we have all of our 20 participants registered, you will no longer be receiving these emails from us!  So if you haven't already, get registered and get ready for a great time.
Our team is registered under the "Rotary Clubs of Calgary" and here is the link to register:
Here is the link to the main website with more information about the United Way Plane Pull:
Each team can register up to 20 members, but only 15 people can pull the plane with at least four female members pulling.  We are looking for the full 20 registrants as we need cheerleaders!
Walk a Mile In her Shoes, Sun Sep 15, Calgary

Calgary Olympic challenges other Calgary Rotary clubs!

Step up and join this fundraising event!!
Gentlemen, it’s your opportunity to look good in heels and support a worthy cause
Join in and support six members of Calgary Olympic HERE
RYPEN, Sep 12-15, 2019: Register students early!

RYPEN promotes personal growth, connections and leadership
in a safe environment by providing challenging opportunities and tools
to empower youth who have demonstrated courage and perseverance in their daily lives.

RYPEN focuses on youth between the ages of 13 and 17 years old.
The camp is run by former RYPEN attendees!
September 12 – 15, 2019
Confirmation of number of students sending to camp is AUGUST 10.
$600 per student (plus travel) 13 SPOTS REMAINING!
For more information, email Karen Johnson
WGIPPA, Speaker hi Light - Al Jubitz
“87th Assembly Banquet Speaker”
• Co-Founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and currently its Treasurer and Honorary Chair
• Member of the Rotary Club of Portland in District 5100
• President of the 2002-2003 Rotary Club of Portland
• Al believes that Rotary is uniquely capable of turning the world toward nonviolent conflict resolution, ultimately leading to a world beyond war. To that end, he submitted the application for the Rotarian Action Group for Peace to Rotary International
• Al has been invited to speak at more than 60 Rotary clubs, conferences and community events over the last four years to share his vision that peace is possible and that Rotarians can play a leading role.
Rock'em Sock'em Ribfest, Tue Sep 24, Stampede Park

This Rock'em Sock'em RibFest will bowl you over with Ribs AND

Special Appearances from The Hanson Brothers, Flames Alumni, Phoenix Coyotes Alumni and more!
Performances by Calgary Fiddlers and Alberta Perfect Storm Cheerleaders!!
Tables of 8 with a celebrity (9) at  $3500 - 20 available
General Tickets $300
Stamps VS Riders, Private Suite, Fri Oct 11

Get into the action in a Private Suite at McMahon Stadium

Stampeders vs Riders
Friday October 11


A minimum of 15 people gets us into a private suite with indoor and outdoor seating in the North Endzone.


Kick-off is at 7:30 PM and $151.20 pp; includes your seat,
all you can eat and all fees and taxes
. Beverages are extra.

This is an incredible opportunity as the Rider suites usually sell for $496.35 per person - not including food. 

If you are definitely interested in participating in this special offer, please REGISTER HERE by 6 pm, Friday, September 6th. I will then be in touch the following week regarding payment options.

Rick Istead
Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek
Take me out to the Ballgame! Sat Oct 26, Olds

Rotary Club of Olds Fall Fundraiser

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
Live Band, Dinner Dance, Live and Silent Auctions
Community Hubs Info Session, Thu Nov 7, Calgary
Please join us to learn more about the Community Hubs Initiative, a partnership between The City of Calgary, Rotary Clubs of Calgary, and United Way of Calgary and Area.

November 7, 2019


8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Central Library,
800 3 Street SE

It is going to be an engaging morning of learning, connecting, and highlighting the work of the Community Hubs Initiative. You will have the opportunity to connect with people and organizations in the broader community hub network across Calgary. 
We looking forward to seeing you in November!
Travel the Philippines, Nov 17-Dec 10
The NorthWest Philippines to be exact, with the full Philippines experience.
Wilner and Leonora Pagaling are inviting Rotary Members to travel the Philippines, experience the culture, and participate in the programs they have been running for nearly 15 years. As new Rotary members and founders of Bread Beyond Borders, they are excited to share their work that so perfectly align with Rotary.
  • Volunteer Training
  • Mother and Child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Sustainability
  • Water and sanitation
  • Community Development
Join in the tour leaving November 19, returning December 10 for an amazing experience your friends will be signing up for next year!
Book the District Parade Float for your Event
The District Parade Float is making a splash around the District, in communities and events near you.
Please see the established web page for information about the float and how to book, transport and per-use charge.
Volunteer at Alex Community Centre, Sep, Nov Calgary

Join other Rotarians for the following dates to volunteer at one of our innovative hub sites and see the Hub in action!

Alex Community Food Centre – Community Meals:
Duties include set up , prep work and serving the community meal. 
Sept. 06, 2019*
Wednesdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Nov. 27, 2019*
For more information or to sign up for one of these opportunities please contact:
Heather: 403-441-2262
Kirsten: 403-410-1938
Volunteer Screening - Easy as 1 2 3

Is your club hosting an Exchange student?

Are you involved in a mentor program?

Do you visit a seniors care facility?

Do you volunteer for Rotary Events?

The application, screening and approval are completed online and the automation reminds you when renewals are required (every three years).
This due diligence on everyone's part preserves the Rotary Integrity and the District Insurance Policy ensures all District 5360 Rotary Volunteers, our most valuable asset, are protected.
Start or complete any part from the District webpage "Volunteer Screening"
Gala Luau, Sat Sep 21, Red Deer
Rotary Club of Red Deer East presents GalaLuau 2019!
September 21, 2019, Black Knight Inn, Red Deer, AB
Join us for our Hawaiian themed FUNdraising dinner event,
complete with Polynesian Dance performances, Island inspired menu, live and silent auctions.  
Dress in your favourite Hawaiian shirt or sundress - socks and sandals if you really must. 
Our annual fundraiser in support of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation. 
Tickets are $125 each, a table of 8 for $1000. 
Tickets go on sale July 1st.  Available online on our website at  or call 403-304-8993 to reserve your spot!
Hockey Draft, Fri Sep 27, Sylvan Lake

New Date and New Location!

Join in the Hockey Draft and enjoy Appetizers, Dinner and Fellowship
Silent and Live Auctions too!!
Homes for Heroes, Fri Oct 1, Calgary Centennial

The Homes for Heroes Veterans Village in Calgary’s southeast
neighbourhood of Forest Lawn, supported by Calgary Centennial,

will welcome its first 15 tenants in October, signifying the first community of its kind in Canada.
To keep their memories alive, each home is being dedicated to one of Calgary’s fallen soldiers.
Recruiting Casino Volunteers, Fri Jan 3, Sat Jan 4, Challenger Park

Casino 2020

Calgary Rotary Challenger Park is currently
recruiting volunteers to work at a casino event.

Date: Friday January 3 & Saturday January 4, 2020.
Place: Elbow River Casino
Address: 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

If you are interested in donating your time
please contact Anar or Jim at 403‐250‐2707

We sincerely appreciate your help and consideration!
SAVE THE DATE! Curling Bonspiel 2020

The dates are set for the rematch-rematch-rematch... between Districts 5360 & 5370!!

Rotary District Bonspiel
Grande Prairie, AB
Feb 21-23, 2020
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Upcoming Events
DG Christine at Lacombe Daybreak Club
Sep 04, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
DG Christine at Calgary East Club
Sep 05, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Parade Float at Chestermere Country Parade
Sep 07, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
DG Christine at Fort Macleod Club
Sep 09, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Christine at Red Deer Sunrise Club
Sep 11, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
DG Christine at Sylvan Lake Club
Sep 11, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Christine at Lethbridge Sunrise Club
Sep 12, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
87th Annual Peace Park Assembly
Sep 13, 2019 3:00 PM –
Sep 15, 2019 2:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Connects Club
Sep 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DG Christine at Lethbridge Club
Sep 16, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
DG Christine at Medicine Hat
Sep 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
District Committee Check-In
Zoom Online - Register in advance
Sep 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Centennial Club
Sep 25, 2019
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
DG Christine at Cardston Club
Sep 25, 2019
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Olympic Club
Sep 26, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Parade Float in Kindersley Goose Festival Parade
Sep 28, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
DG Christine at Lethbridge Gala
Sep 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Fish Creek Club
Sep 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary UnGala - Fundraiser
Bowness Community Centre
Oct 01, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
DG Christine at Canmore Club
Oct 02, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Assistant Governor Check-In
Zoom Online - Register in advance
Oct 07, 2019
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Christine at Lethbridge East Club
Oct 08, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Millennium Club
Oct 09, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary South Club
Oct 10, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Stampeders vs Riders Game at McMahon-Private Suite
McMahon Stadium
Oct 11, 2019
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Oct 14, 2019
DG Christine at Okotoks Club
Oct 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Bethany Riverview
Oct 18, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Grant Seminar - Lethbridge
Lethbridge Sandman Lodge - Poplar Room
Oct 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Grants Seminar - Calgary
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel
Oct 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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