4 Way Test Competition

Need some extra cash for school next year?
The Rotary Club of Calgary West has a solution. This competition is open to high school students in Grade 10 to Grade 12. Pick out something that resonates for you from the jingle above and tell us what and why in your very own 3 minute presentation. Then set aside the lunch hour on March 21, 2022 to make your presentation to our Club.
               There are cash prizes!
                 1st  Place  $500
             2nd Place  $300
                 3rd Place  $200    
Please submit your name and contact information along with a brief overview of your presentation to Natalija Reljic, Chair of 4 Way Test Competition natalija.rotary3@gmail.com or Judy Cochran, Director Youth Services judycochran@shaw.ca by March 1st, 2022.
Good Luck!

Join us at a club meeting in person or on Zoom

Mondays at 12:00 PM - Meeting will open for entry at 11:30 AM MDT
Upcoming Speakers
 An Ode to Robbie Burns & All Things Scottish
An Ode to Robbie Burns & All Things Scottish
Jan 24, 2022 12:00 PM
Never Too Late Presentation (Zoom Only Meeting)
Jan 31, 2022 12:00 PM
Community Lead, Anti-Racism Program Team, The City of Calgary. "The Shared Path Forward"
Feb 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Founder & President Alberta Food Tours - Alberta's 7 Signature Foods
Feb 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Family Day
Feb 21, 2022
Calgary Public Library
Mar 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Easter Holiday
Apr 18, 2022
Youth Exchange Program, Ambassadorial Experience
May 02, 2022 12:00 PM
Victoria Day
May 23, 2022
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
May 30, 2022 12:00 PM
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What We Do
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.
Providing families, previously homeless, with basic household needs as they move into their new dwelling units. The Calgary West Rotary Club donated $5,000.00 towards this project.
On Monday Nov 1, 2021 The Rotary Club of Calgary West presented our Citizenship Award to Tim Fox. Calgary West Rotary members were asked to submit worthy candidates for consideration of the Rotary Club of Calgary West Citizenship Award  which would be recognized through presenting the individual with a Paul Harris Fellowship. 
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
For booking or more information please contact:
Chris Ritter
403 613 8060
On Thursday July 22, 2021 the Calgary West Rotary Club successfully completed our annual BC Fruit Fundraiser, previously named BC Cherries Fundraiser. 
Duncan Stanners was our lead for the 2021 BC Fruit Fundraiser (previously known as BC Cherries Fundraiser). Duncan's team of supporting volunteers consisted of the Dohertys, President Marlene, Dan, Thomas and Riley, Judy Cochran, Terry Felton, Rod McMahon, Les Morgan, Gord Cox, Bill Quinney, David Williams, Linda Anderson, Malcolm Harrison, Don Edie, Bob Acton, Robyn Braley, Joe Klassen and the Stanners Laurie and Logan.
Local pick up and delivery day was Thursday July 22, 2021 at the Grace Presbyterian Church in downtown Calgary. This year Red Haven Peaches were added to the event and were very popular, selling 96 boxes! Additionally, the Lapin Cherries were also very popular selling 105 boxes. Approximate net proceeds raised: $8000.00 yes smiley !!! Proceeds support programs and initiatives of  The Rotary Club of Calgary West.
Thanks to all of our customers for their generous support of the 2021 BC Fruit Fundraiser.

(Canada Only)
Codingville.ca is a FREE game-based learning platform for introducing the foundational skills and logic around coding!

Featuring three unique journeys appropriate for grades K-3, 4-6, and 7+ that give youth the opportunity to learn and apply coding concepts in both block and text based languages. Each journey has a final project in which youth can build a game or app using their new understanding of coding.

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.
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.
Move for Polio 2021 Campaign
Hey everyone, thanks for taking part in this amazing initiative to raise money for Polio eradication! Here are more details:

Our goal is to raise $100,000 for Polio Plus alongside the 30 other Rotary, Rotaract and potentially Interact clubs that are also going to be participating.

The initiative will run from July 1st to October 24th (World Polio day).

To participate in the fundraiser, you can do pledge to do anything that makes you active - be it walking, running, swimming, hiking, meditating, skateboarding, etc.
This year we're using Eventgroove, which is a fundraising platform that Rotary District 5360 has approved, to use for the Move for Polio initiative.
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 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. 


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.

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