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. 


Background: A Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) is the highest honour a Rotary Club can bestow on an Individual. Bestowing a PHF on an individual for significant philanthropic service to the local or international community highlights the recognition due to such individuals particularly when bestowed by RI through Calgary West. 


1.  The Citizenship award is to Recognize individuals within our community who are or have provided selfless service to others and may have not been previously recognized for what they do. 

2.  Create exposure for the RI Foundation within Calgary West to promote charitable giving to the RI Foundation . 

3.  Create a wider awareness of Rotary by publicly promoting the “Rotary Citizenship Awards” within our Community  

Unfortunately Tim Fox was unable to join us due to an emergency. Garfield Ganong, RCCW’s Foundation Chair, provided the background and significance of this award. It is the highest honor for a Rotary Club to bestow a Paul Harris Fellowship Award.  Dan Doherty as the nominating member Introduced Tim Fox, albeit spiritually. Dan has walked alongside Tim for 10 years. Tim exemplifies the Rotary motto, “Service above Self.” Tim was the Indigenous Lead at the Calgary Boys and Girls Club where he increased youth engagement which led to better decisions by the young members. On two occasions, Tim brought Indigenous youth on the house builds in Mexico. This was transformative and empowering for the youth and the other Rotarians on the build. In his current role as VP on Indigenous Programs at the Calgary Foundation, Tim is focused on the collective reconciliation between the Indigenous peoples and others. He shares his own personal journey. Those open to listening and learning can then mobilise the reconciliation journey. Relationships become based on the mutual respect and a deep understanding of each other. Dan provides a quote from Elder Casey Eagle Speaker, “There is a difference in knowing something in your head and taking it into your heart.” Tim lives the talk daily and thru his heart helps humanity. Tim will receive his award at a later date.