We carry out service projects that support improving lives in our community.

Are you interested in applying for help with your Local Community Service Project?
Calgary Rotary West members contribute their skills, expertise, and resources to help solve problems.
11 of 12 Rotary Clubs in Calgary collaborated to help Community Kitchens replace a stolen 5 -ton reefer delivery truck. Together the 11 clubs gathered funding that represented almost 30% of the total value of a replacement truck.
The following clubs: Calgary Stampede Park,, Calgary Downtown,, Calgary West,, Calgary Centennial
Calgary Heritage Park,, Calgary Chinook,, Calgary Sarcee,, Calgary Milennium,, Calgary North,, Calgary East,, Calgary Olympic all contributed funds which gave Community Kitchens the needed support to order the truck in October of 2021.  Along with an insurance payout for 25% of the new truck cost and 9 other organizations contributing funds, Community Kitchens was able to purchase the truck outright.  The truck is on the road 5-days a week picking up and delivery grocery donations with as many as three trips a day.
Over 2,000,000 lbs of food is handled by Community Kitchens this year and the most recent estimate is that they directly affect a little over 400,000 individuals who are directly affected and are Food Insecure. From loss of the delivery truck in August 2021 it has been almost 15 months in getting the truck delivered and most recently having the truck wrapped with the logos of our 11 clubs as recognition.
Short video on the Community Kitchen Truck:
Community Kitchen Interview on CTV news, including our one and only Bill Lawless
Calgary Rotary West is proudly sponsoring our
Community Hockey Skills Competition Program
for Ages 11 -17, all skill levels.  This is a Free community event that can be held at your local arena during your regular ice practice time. 
Find out who is the: 
• Fastest Skater  
        • Best Puck Handler  
• Hardest Shot    
                              • Most Accurate / Passer Shooter
Short Video on Event:
For booking or more information please contact:
Chris Ritter
403 613 8060
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 Emergency food Hamper program is the objective of the Calgary Food Bank’s satellite locations around Calgary. This allows individuals and families to pick up an emergency hamper as close to their home as possible. Calgary Rotary West members volunteer at the Food Bank satellite Grace Presbyterian Church.
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 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.

 $10,000.00 in support of a pilot project teaching life and decision making skills to kids in Grades 7-9.
$5,000.00. To support the building of a security fence. This is a collaboration with Calgary Stampede Park, Calgary East and Calgary Sarcee Rotary clubs totaling $30,000.00.
$1,000 annually in support of the Rotary Challenger Park Golf Tournament. Calgary Rotary Challenger Park is a barrier free conference and recreational facility that is accessible to all people regardless of their age or ability. But it is more than that!