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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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.
 
 
Mike Smith joined the Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial in 1990. He was Rotarian of the Year in 1995/96, served as club president in 1998/99 and served as District Governor in 2003/04. With Mike himself as the first recipient, the Mike Smith Rotarian of the Year Award commemorates his passing on May 8th, 2012. He was a great Rotarian.
 
Rotarian of the Year                                                             Mike Smith Rotarian of the Year
1988/89
Jerry van der Linden
2011/12
Mike Smith
1989/90
John White
2012/13
Robin Elford
1990/91
Roger Borque
2013/14
Gary Webster
1991/92
Roger Borque
2014/15
Miriam Mitchell-Banks
1992/93
Kathleen Radford
2015/16
Laura Patko
1993/94
Reed Markle
2016/17
Russell Kane
1994/95
Jim Davis
2017/18
Gary Webster
1995/96
Mike Smith
2018/19
 
1996/97
Lyla Szabo
2019/20
 
1997/98
Al Hardstaff
2020/21
 
1998/99
Larry Ryder
2021/22
 
1999/00
Ursula da Rugna
2022/23
 
2000/01
John Canniff
2023/24
 
2001/02
Joyce Morrison
2024/25
 
2002/03
Mark Doucet
2025/26
 
2003/04
Roger Hough
2026/27
 
2004/05
Jeff Dworkin
2027/28
 
2005/06
Pierre Hoebers
2028/29
 
2006/07
Don Bell
2029/30
 
2007/08
Mike Dickson
2030/31
 
2008/09
Jon Fisher
2031/32
 
2009/10
Roger Frayne
2032/33
 
2010/11
Peter McKenzie-Brown
2033/34
 
Source: Fictitious data, for illustration purposes only 😊
 
The goal of the Rotary-Bethany partnership is to build a foundation for enduring success in senior's health through a community-based, campus of care approach that can become the standard for future development of care centre communities.  Rotary has partnered with Bethany to fill a gap in Calgary's senior and dementia care facilities to create The Atrium .  The Atrium, a year-round indoor green space, will provide an area for Bethany residents, family, staff, volunteers, community visitors and Rotarians to gather and engage with each other. The Atrium will be one of the main features at Bethany Riverview, located in the heart of Calgary’s newest dementia care facility. Learn more about the project at this week's meeting or check out their website at ouratrium.com/theconcept/ 
 
 
 
 
 
Step By Step Early Intervention Society is a non-profit society formed to support, educate and empower parents of children with developmental delays by creating a service model tailored specifically to the needs of their family, while creating an environment where parents support each other and children are active in life.  Helen Enns, Physiotherapist will be sharing how Step by Step is helping families in our community.