Purses and Backpacks Drive 2023-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
Holiday Food Drive 2023-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
Community Partner - Lexus on the Park 2023-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Community Partner - Access Storage 2023-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Community Corn Roast Sandy Friedrich 2023-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

Wellness Talk

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Paige Fernandes is the 2022-23 president of the Toronto-Leaside Rotary Club. She is a passionate advocate for wellness, mental health and fitness. At the 2022 District 7070 conference on October 14-16, she led a breakout session for the delegates on wellness based on a wellness program she designed and delivered to her workplace, a LTC and Retirement facility in Toronto.
Wellness Talk Don Bello 2022-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

Toronto Leaside Electronic Recycling

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Toronto-Leaside Rotary hosted an electronic recycling event this past weekend from October 15-16. Our club endured variable weather: Rain, gusty wind and sun. We were able to collect lots of small electronics from hospitals, homes and other businesses. Thank you to everyone who donated to our events, both monetary and the electronics. We really appreciate your support to help our community! Thank you to East York Town Centre for allowing us to host our event in your parking lot! And a special thank you to the project lead, Ken Lum for all your efforts with the planning, passion and execution of the event and to the volunteers from our club who supported him, we couldn't have done this without you!
Toronto Leaside Electronic Recycling 2022-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
3Q2022 Membership Statistics 2022-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Suzanne Hanson 2022-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Leaside Rotary Bottle Drive 2022-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
2022-2023 Club Goals Don Bello 2022-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members!

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On Monday July 25th, 2022, the Rotary Club of Toronto Leaside inducted 3 new members into the club. We are pleased to have Craig Hutchinson, Peter Hutcheon and Ken Lum join our team.
Welcome New Members! 2022-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

New President Induction

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Today we inducted Paige Fernandes and Liz Compton as the Rotary Club of Toronto Leaside's new presidents. Paige is the youngest president in the club's history. Liz, who has fearlessly led the club for the past 2 years, is now taking on the position of Assistant District Governor effective immediately,  We wish them continued success as we enter the new Rotary year 2022-23.
New President Induction 2022-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Member Feature

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I had heard of Elizabeth Compton from other Rotarians who admire her for her spirit and dedication to helping communities; and when I reached out to ask if we could feature Liz in our newsletter, she was happy to accommodate!
Member Feature Don Bello 2022-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
New Member Craig Hutchison Don Bello 2022-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Black History Month Don Bello 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Peter Hutcheon Don Bello 2022-01-14 05:00:00Z 0
New Member - Ken Lum Don Bello 2021-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Max Lieberman - Disability and Inclusion Don Bello 2021-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
Anishnawbe Health Foundation Don Bello 2021-09-13 04:00:00Z 0
Floyd Ruskin - "Don't mess with the Don" Don Bello 2021-07-19 04:00:00Z 0
Self-care packages for Massey Centre for Women Don Bello 2021-06-28 04:00:00Z 0
Great Lakes Cleanup Don Bello 2021-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
Suzanne Sharples - Classification Talk Don Bello 2021-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
Massey Centre for Women Don Bello 2021-04-26 04:00:00Z 0
The AppleTree Group Don Bello 2021-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Fred Victor Centre Don Bello 2021-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
New Member Suzanne Sharples Don Bello 2021-03-18 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellowship Award Don Bello 2021-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Kennedy House Youth Shelter Don Bello 2021-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Family Day Scavenger Hunt Don Bello 2021-02-16 05:00:00Z 0
Courtney Doldrum - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion District 7070 Initiatives Don Bello 2021-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Canadian and Global Education - A post Pandemic Reality Don Bello 2021-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Karen Moore's Classification Talk Don Bello 2021-01-18 05:00:00Z 0

Organizations supported by Toronto Leaside Rotary Club during pandemic 

During the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020, The Rotary Club of Toronto Leaside
has supported the following organizations in their responses to the pandemic:
  • The Scott Mission
  • Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Organization
  • Holland Broadview Therapeutic Clowns
  • Kennedy House
  • Thorncliffe Residents Group
  • Leaside Toy Drive
  • Don Mills Collegiate Institute
  • Anishnawbe Health Toronto
  • New Circles
  • Massey Centre for women
Organizations supported by Toronto Leaside Rotary Club during pandemic Don Bello 2021-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
Spreading Cheer in our Community Don Bello 2021-01-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary’s relentless commitment to fighting diseases 2020-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
New Member - Karen Moore Don Bello 2020-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Toronto Commandery Hospice 2020-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
New Member - Debbie Hottmann-MacDonald Don Bello 2020-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction Ceremony Don Bello 2020-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Foundation Walk Don Bello 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
The Big Screen Event Don Bello 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
Drive-in Movie Event Don Bello 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
New Member - Allan Hobbs Don Bello 2020-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
New Member - Sandy Friedrich Don Bello 2020-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
New Member - Paige Fernandes Don Bello 2020-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
President 2020-21 Don Bello 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Che Emmanuel - The Knapsack Project St. Lucia Don Bello 2020-01-20 05:00:00Z 0
The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall Don Bello 2020-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
Trek for Teens Foundation Don Bello 2019-12-09 05:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction Don Bello 2019-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
Tariq Durrani Receives an Award Don Bello 2019-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
Panagiotis Podaras - Classification Talk Don Bello 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Siobhan Kukolic's Club Visit Don Bello 2019-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
Liz Compton's Classification Talk Don Bello 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Leaside Rotary Community Corn Roast Don Bello 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
DG Beth Selby's visit Don Bello 2019-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
Inter-Rotary Spelling Bee Don Bello 2019-08-12 04:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction Don Bello 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto Leaside Rotary Community Corn Roast Don Bello 2019-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member - Marisa Caple Don Bello 2019-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto Leaside Rotary Donation to Toronto Commandery Hospice Don Bello 2019-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto Leaside Rotary Club Tree Planting Don Bello 2019-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto Leaside Rotary Tree Planting Don Bello 2019-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Sleeping Children around the World Program 2019-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto Leaside Rotary Recycling Event Don Bello 2019-04-25 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member - Panagiotis Podaras Don Bello 2019-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
Yvonne Robertson's Talk at Leaside Rotary Don Bello 2019-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Kendall Fullerton, Director, New Ventures, Lincoln Electric Don Bello 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Rashid Khan, our newest member Don Bello 2019-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Rashid Khan, our newest member Don Bello 2019-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Raees Ahmed Induction Ceremony DRB 2019-01-14 05:00:00Z 0
Toronto Leaside Rotary 25th Corn Roast Don Bello 2018-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
Leaside Rotary Community Corn Roast Don Bello 2018-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Toronto Leaside - A Snapshot Don Bello 2018-08-13 04:00:00Z 0
DG Mary Lou Harrison visits RC of Toronto Leaside Don Bello 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Emma Harris Don Bello 2018-07-16 04:00:00Z 0
New President Jennifer Valliere installed Don bello 2018-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
Home Hospitality Event Don Bello 2018-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
East York Strategy Don Bello 2018-06-04 04:00:00Z 0
2018 Toronto Leaside Rotary Club Tree Planting Don Bello 2018-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

2017 Toronto Leaside Rotary Club Tree Planting At Mocassin Trail Park

Posted on May 03, 2017
On May 3, 2017 Toronto Leaside Rotary Tree Planting at the Moccasin Trail Park, a beautiful sunny day, students expanded the frontiers and filled in gaps of the planting areas, located on man-made berms immediately east of the Don Valley parkway and south of the rainbow-painted bridge near Lawrence Avenue, There was a good turnout of 250 elementary and high school students and teachers. They planted 335 trees. Bob Barnett, Rotarian also took students and teachers on nature walks throughout the day
2017 Toronto Leaside Rotary Club Tree Planting At Mocassin Trail Park Don Bello 2017-05-03 04:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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