Calgary Centennial

Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial

We meet Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
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710 - 13th Ave S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 0K9
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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.
Winner Winner
Chicken Dinner
The winners of the Rotary RibFest YYC 2019 Raffles are:
Grant Flory  Balloon Ride
Cindy Osmond  Cat Ski
Susan Cormack  Cat Ski
The winners of the Rotary RibFest YYC 2019 50/50 Draws are:
Deena Ritchie   $467.50
Mike Jamroziah   $1,010.05
Christopher Ellyin  $682.50
Rotary Centennial hosted a BBQ a Connaught School on Saturday April 25, 2019.
A great time was had by all (except maybe some vegetarians after we ran out of veggie burgers!).
Thanks to all who attended and/or volunteered.
A short video of the event is HERE (credit: Paul Yang)
Please join us to hear from Christina Hassan, co-founder of FullSoul Canada.  A not for profit organization aimed at equipping hospitals in Uganda with medical supplies to protect the health and safety of mothers, babies and practitioners during childbirth.  Christina is a dedicated Public Health Professional, social entrepreneur and currently a law student at University of Calgary. She additionally holds a Master in Public Health from the University of Waterloo. Her work experiences are diverse, including but not limited to, applied cancer research at St. Michael's hospital, public health planning and evaluation at the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit (Peel Region), and an Internship with Save the Mothers in Uganda. She has presented her research internationally throughout Canada, the United States and Europe and it has been published in various scientific medical journals.
She is an avid Rotarian with Calgary Fish Creek Rotary Club and is a past president of the University of Waterloo Rotaract Club in 2010. In all her work, Christina embodies the Rotary Moto of "Service above Self" and looks to her Rotary mentors for support with various socially responsible initiatives.
Most recently both co-founders of FullSoul, Christina and her husband Hyder Hassan have been recognized in The Avenues Top 40 under 40. In late 2018 Christina Hassan was chosen among 1 of 6 in the world for United Nations People of Action Young Innovator Award from Rotary International.  Christina’s passion and dedication has driven the success of her personal and professional milestones with more to come. 
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is a pillar of Calgary’s vibrant arts community and since 1955, has grown to be one of Canada’s most celebrated live music ensembles. Each Season, the CPO presents classical music masterworks, pop favourites, bold collaborations, and cutting-edge new works.  Please join us to hear Paul Dornian, President and CEO, share what is happening at the CPO for 2018-2019.
Dr. Roger Jackson is an Olympic gold medalist rower, having competed in three Olympic Games.  He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education (now Kinesiology) in 1978 and was responsible for creating the modern complex, graduate and research programs that we know today.  In 1988 Roger created the Sport Medicine Centre at the University of Calgary as its Founding Director.
He has served as President of the Canadian Olympic Association in addition to several other roles in the Olympic Movement for 40 years, including for 10 years as a leader of the 1988 Calgary Winter Games.  Dr. Jackson created and led the very successful “Own the Podium” program that prepared Canada’s athletes for the 2010 Vancouver Games, where they won a record 14 Gold Medals.  He also served as a senior adviser to the successful London 2012 Olympic Games bid and the recent Tokyo bid. 
Please join us on Wednesday July 11th, to hear Dr. Jackson recount some of those bid experiences, and provide some comments on the possible Calgary bid for the 2026 Games.