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On Monday December 20/21 Calgary West Rotarians” kicked COVID to the curb” as they prepared baskets and boxes of items to THANK and show their appreciation to the Rockyview Seniors Health team and the Acute Geriatric Units healthcare workers.
The short-term exchange program (STEP) is a reciprocal family-to-family exchange for students between the ages of 15-19 at the time of the exchange. It offers students the opportunity to gain international understanding while becoming familiar with another culture. The exchange takes place over the summer months.
To apply:  Online Application   (Applications for the Summer 2022 Exchange Year are now open, with the caveat the exchange will only proceed if it is deemed safe to do so)
On Saturday November 19th members of several Rotary Clubs and the District Indigenous Relations Committee were given an introduction to the Siksika Nation’s history at the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, the site of the signing of Treaty No.7 in 1877. A guided tour of the museum provided the start of a journey of learning about the historic events and the cultural value of the site for the Siksika Nation enhanced by the rich variety of the archaeological resources that reflect the long history of Blackfoot Crossing.
-Story by Christine Rendell, Photo Karen McKee
 
 
Dear Volunteer Supporters of Field of Crosses,
 
For 11 days we honoured them, but we will never forget them. Thank you for the large role you played in fulfilling our commitment to our heroes who gave up their tomorrows for our today. The Field of Crosses memorial was their homecoming, our chance to call out a simple thank you and by your actions you joined the chorus.
 
During our weekly meeting on Monday August 9, 2021, Kurt Scherer, chair of Local Community Services presented a cheque from our club in the amount of $12,320 to Jean Claude at Umoja Community Mosaic. From LCS came $9,570 for a food security program and $$2,750 from youth budget for 10 notebooks. Jean Claude expressed his appreciation and acknowledged the long standing relationship his organization has with our club. He will be back in six months time to give us an update.
A large group from the Calgary West Rotary Club set out to to cleanup our designated 3 kilometer section of the north side highway #1. The group met at 9:00 AM on Saturday July 24, 2021 in the parking lot of Calaway Park and received instructions from Clarence Buckley. Clarence provided the volunteers with bright orange garbage bags and led smaller groups to assigned sections of the highway for cleanup. The cleanup completed at approximately 11:00 AM and the group got together for a bite and some fellowship at the Humpty's restaurant located at the interchange of highways #1 and #22.
 
 
The most recent issue of CFS (Catholic Family Service) Newsletter cover photo is that of the Never To Late Grads taken on August 21, 2020.
Due to the pandemic, 11 students registered in the Never Too Late spring program resumed their learning online. An outdoor Graduation Ceremony was sponsored by Calgary West Rotary Club and hosted by Grace Church.
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Rotary Clubs of Calgary Sarcee, Calgary West, Chinook, and Heritage provided $48,000 to purchase a 5-ton delivery truck as a "Mobile Grocery  Store" for Fresh Routes, an initiative of the Leftovers Foundation.

For more information visit the Leftovers Foundation website at RescueFood.ca, and Fresh Routes.

 
On September 30, 2020 President Bill Fitzsimmons lead a group of 15 volunteers for three hours to wrap trees in Fish Creek Park to protect trees from the beavers.
 

The Free Reading Program

 
The Free Reading Program
Is free for students in need and sponsored by donors who want to help make a change. Our program provides learners in reading levels K-6 with a comprehensive online studying tool, designed to reinforce fundamental reading skills. With over 3,500 activities accessible online, our program is used by over 300,000 students in 185 countries.