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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By now most people are participating in some type of travel reward program.  Kevin Crowe, founder of Give a Mile, will be speaking about how this not for profit organization provides individuals in need of visiting a loved one with an advanced/terminal/life threatening illness but cannot afford the travel cost a way to visit through crowdfunding of flights via micro-donations of travel points.  Please join us on Wednesday to learn a new way to help others benefit from those travel rewards and make a difference in someone's life.  
 
 
The Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial is proud to participate with the University of Calgary Nursing Program by providing funding for a student bursary.  This strategic initiative is in memory of a cherished past member of Rotary Centennial with the purpose of advancing academic excellence in the field of nursing in perpetuity.
 
We are pleased that Noor Bhatti was able to use the financial support of the Bursary in 2016-2017 year to help her focus on her academics, and be a constructive volunteer in the community.
 
We wish her the best in her future endeavours in nursing.
 
Highlights of the March 31, 2017 report include: 
 
Centennial Bursary Market Value of $62,070
Projected Bursary 2017-2018 of $2,200
 
Veronica Lawrence, Resource Development Associate (Community), from Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter will be updating our Club on CWES current activities and needs.  Since 1974, the Shelter has focused on ending family violence and abuse in the lives of women, children, youth and men. They are more than a shelter, providing innovative safety, healing and prevention programs.  Over the years, they have helped more than 200,000 Calgarians in their efforts to end family violence and abuse.
 
 
 
 
 
A warm thank you to Stacey Smith, Business Development, with Bow Valley College, who spoke to our Club regarding how Bow Valley College prepares their students to become work ready.  They have over 16,000 students in one year speaking 150 different languages.  80% of the students graduate and 93% of those students find work within 6 months.  They have a number of programs and bursaries to help students stay in school.  Our Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial has been supporting the ArtStream program which works in conjunction with Alberta College of Arts and Design since 2008.
 
 
 
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.