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Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial

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The Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, in collaboration with the Calgary-based ICE Health System and CHILD Foundation, is helping to provide basic healthcare services to rural communities in district Baghpat, UP, India, via a tele-medicine project. During the current national lockdown, rural communities in India have very limited access to health care. Thanks to a tele-medicine project which was more than a year in the making, patients can once again consult with a physician without leaving their home.  

When the project was envisioned in early 2019, its primary goal was to: 

- improve healthcare services in a rural community in Baghpat district by implementing centralized health record management at a charitable rural hospital, and

- secondly, extending the reach of the hospital to other remote rural communities.

Project execution was to start in late 2020 after approval of a Global Grant supported by Rotary Club of Calgary and Rotary Club of Calgary Sarcee.

In the meantime, COVID19 hit countries around the world in February 2020, and national lockdown / physical distancing became household names. In India, rural clinics and hospitals with no isolation rooms, ventilators and other facilities to treat covid19 patients were ordered to shutdown. Rural communities were left with no access to even basic healthcare. 

Rotarians working in our district and collaborating organizations realized that this project was exactly what was needed, and it was needed now. Rotarians got down to work to find a solution to advance the project, even in the absence of Global Grant approval. 

These efforts paid off. One of the basic elements of the project have been implemented and tele-medicine service is being initiated on May 11, 2020. Now the rural communities will have access to some level of healthcare even during covid19-related lockdown.

Rotarians are truly People of Action.

For more information on this story, please contact Dr. Anil Jain at 403 870 7320 or write to
COVID 19 Volunteer Opportunities
As of April 28, 2020


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  2. Donate nonperishables to the Calgary Food Bank


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  1. Get involved in Neighbours helping Neighbours
Supplying Medical Enclosures to Hospitals
Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial (RCCC) has initiated a project to supply Medical Enclosure (CovidBox) to hospitals in Alberta and Saskatchewan. There is an opportunity for other clubs in Calgary and across Canada to support the project. Centennial has already provided $2,000 to build prototype in Calgary and will supply them to South Campus Hospital in Calgary and Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon in the week of April 7, 2020. Total demand across Canada is anticipated to exceed 5,000 CovidBoxes. For further information, please contact Anil Jain at
Due to the joint meeting with the Sacree Rotary Club, there will be no weekly Rotary Centennial meeting on March 4th.
Miskanawah Friendship Round Dance celebrates community, diversity and inclusivity
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 5:00 pm
Genesis Centre, #10 – 7555 Falconridge Blvd., NE
On Saturday, January 18th, the public is invited to join hands to celebrate friendship, family, diversity, and inclusivity at the 14th Annual Miskanawah Friendship Round Dance.

Irene Leinan of Calgary, AB passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

Irene was born in Saskatoon, SK. She attended the Sion Academy, Saskatoon and graduated with her Bachelor of Science - Pharmacy Degree from the University of Alberta. She worked as a pharmacist with Safeway and Coop for the duration of her career. Irene was an active member of the Calgary Dance Club, a member of the University women's club, and an honorary member of Centennial Rotary club, Calgary. She had a love of languages including studying Spanish in Calgary and abroad, hiking, travelling, gardening, cooking and entertaining family and friends.

Irene was particularly proud of her progression as a dancer. She also loved to travel and there were endless epic adventures with family and friends. In 2019 alone she visited Spain, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, took a cruise from Quebec City to New York City, vacationed in Arizona, and visited family in California and Ottawa. A social butterfly, she made lifetime friends around the world on every trip she made.

Irene will be most remembered for her energy, vitality, love of life, and close connection to family and friends.

Irene is survived by her children, Brent Leinan (Lori and Lexi An) and Valerie Leinan (Craig Taillefer); and sister Mary Knight. She was predeceased by her husband Arvid Leinan, parents, Katherine and Emil Omelan; and brother Robert Omelan.