You are Invited to Le Carnival Haiti!
 
Beat the winter blues! ZOOM into “Le Carnival Haiti”.  Join, The Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park-Humber for this sunny fun on-line fundraiser to support HANWASH* the audacious Rotary inspired group that aims to sustainably bring fresh clean water to every home in Haiti.
Sunday, February 28 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm via Zoom
Advance ticket $20 per person: https://lecarnivalhaiti.eventbrite.com
All proceeds donated to HANWASH. Those wishing to donate more will receive a tax receipt for donations over $25.
Dress for your Caribbean holiday.  Get festive and be ready to party. Pour yourself a cool one and join us for a sampling of Haitian culture through the arts!
GET READY:
  • Learn how to make some classic street food in the Creole Cooking class with Chef Marc-elie Lissade and Amir Vertieres of Boukan Restaurant
  • Take a Konpa Dance lesson with Schiller Greffin and Meggie Carpel of Danse Select Canada
  • Discover how to make an exclusive Carnival cocktail created by Reuben Virasami mixologist extraordinaire
  • Enjoy Music by Haitian musicologist DJ NS
  • Discover stunning Haiti with tour guide Ricardo Province.
  • Meet HANWASH representatives Neil Van Dine and Fritz G. Pierre-Louis
HAVE FUN AND DO GOOD!
Have a great time and help bring Clean Water to all citizens of Haiti. Share this event virtually: https://www.facebook.com/events/476691180017497
 
 
Thirty years of service...
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Since April 28th 1987, The Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park has been working for the benefit of its community, and in support of the international community service initiatives of Rotary International.  We are proud to be members of the world’s oldest service club, founded in 1905, and to be associated with its strong record of local and international community service.

On December 1st 2017 the Rotary Club of Toronto Humber merged with the Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park forming the Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park - Humber.

In November of 2017 Rotary International partnered with Idea Studio to produce Rotary’s third VR fil, Two Drops of Patience. The premise of the documentary was to allow people to experience what Rotarians do every day to Eradicate Polio, and to demonstrate what it takes to reach children in very remote areas. On Thursday June 13thBruce Sinclair, Founder & CEO of Idea Studio www.ideastudio.ca gave Members and Guests of the Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park-Humber an opportunity to experience administrating the Polio Vaccine to Children in a very remote area of Uganda. The Virtual Reality 360 Film is the next best thing to being there. The whole process was all made possible through the co-ordination of the Rotary Club of Soroti and the cooperation of their local Government, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. The Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park - Humber meets every Thursday for an hour. For more information go to www.parkdalehighparkrotary.org T view a trailer and the film “Two Drops of Patience” go to http://www.ideastudio.ca/two_drops_of_patience.php It’s much different as a Virtual Reality/360 degrees.
Great Rotary morning meeting January 31st at the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park. It may have been frrrrreeeezzzzing out there but it was warm and cozy at our Rotary Club of Parkdale High Park Humber meeting. We had the great pleasure to welcome Pia Bouman of the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement right here in our neighbourhood of Parkdale. Pia gave us an impassioned speech about the good work of bringing the dancing arts to children and adults of Parkdale, the importance of the arts in our communities and as fundamental building block in young peoples lives. Many families are not able to afford to pay for the classes but are still able to attend through the bursary programs that are at the heart and soul of Pia Bouman's life work. Pia is facing a real estate challenge, in that the building of her school has been sold and she needs to find a new home in the hood. Some great brainstorming happened after our meeting. Such an inspiring morning!
In December the Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park - Humber donated $3,000 to the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement.
The Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. To commemorate the occasion, they honoured two people who have demonstrated “Service Above Self”. A Paul Harris Fellow is Rotary’s highest award to recognize individuals who have made an impact on the community. The first recipient of this award was Joanne Green who received her award last May. She was recognized for her work with refugee families, coordinating the Roncesvalles Refugee Relief group for Syrian families, and for organizing a sewing machine program, bicycle program, and movie days for refugee families across the GTA. On January 10, the second recipient, Luke Anderson, received the award. The Rotary Club of Etobicoke shared their meeting at the Old Mill for this special occasion. Luke is the founder of StopGap and the executive director of the StopGap Foundation. Luke had a terrible mountain biking accident, leaving him a quadriplegic. Returning to Toronto, he lived in the Roncesvalles/Junction community and became frustrated with the lack of access to the local shops. So, he designed the StopGap ramp that you see throughout the community and city. StopGap ramps are being installed in many cities across Canada, and the initiative is becoming global. Luke believes that accessible means inclusive, and that the world would be a better place if everyone could be included.

Saturday morning Don Sirko presented Margaret Cantwell of the Fort York Food Bank with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for her service to the food bank and the community.

We Celebrated our 30th Anniversary !
Wine & Cheese Gala
Friday April 28th
 
 
 
On February 16, Jane Pang, founder and principal of Clearview School of Arts and Culture, gave a presentation on Chinese culture. Jane's presentation addressed the recent global interest in traditional Chinese culture and referenced it through examples such as the popularity of Shen Yun Performing Arts, which aims to revive authentic Chinese culture on a worldwide scale. In addition to Jane's presentation, the Club inducted a new member, Michael Wolkensperg, and had a special guest attendee Berk Icer of Budget Blinds West Toronto. The Rotary Club’s mission is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
 
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  • The Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park is one of 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and regions, forming a network of community service around the world. 
  • We are a welcoming, friendly and fun-loving group of men and women from different backgrounds, age groups, cultures and occupations.
  • What we share in common is the desire to work on community projects, both at home and abroad, to make our world a better place.
  • If you want to be part of a global network of community volunteers, then Rotary is for you.
  • We meet Thursday mornings at 7:30 am at the Grenadier Café located in the centre of Toronto's High Park.
 

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Speakers
Past Speakers
Caitlin McKay
Apr 08, 2021
The Period Purse - Moontime Kits
Renata and Voitek
Apr 01, 2021
Kinoni Rwanda Kindergarten
Business meeting
Mar 25, 2021
Discussion on last weeks break out sessions between International and Community committee's
Video
Feb 18, 2021
Sinai Live Recording & Highlights: COVID-19 & Vaccinations
Business meeting
Feb 11, 2021
Le Carnival Haiti event
Bob Gordon
Jan 21, 2021
"Life After Covid-19 Lessons from Past Pandemics
Nevine Yassa
Jan 07, 2021
Roota - Trash Collectors, Recyclers - Repurpose
Ertha Downey
Dec 10, 2020
Junction Shelter
Letica Gracia
Dec 03, 2020
The George Hull Centre for Children and Families
Diane Stapleton
Nov 12, 2020
Weston Food Bank
Hélène Paulyn-Murray & Maryanne Bruni
Oct 22, 2020
West Toronto KEYS to INclusion (“KEYS”)
Mary Anne Waterhouse and Karen Allmen
Oct 15, 2020
St. Pius Loaves & Fishes Food Bank
Business meeting
Oct 08, 2020
Review of the 2020/2021 Rotary Citation
Members
Oct 01, 2020
Business meeting
Laura Somerville & Nils Biondon
Sep 24, 2020 7:30 AM
Team Unbreakable
High Park Nature Ctr - Jon Hayes
Jul 30, 2020
High Park Rangers Club - Youth Leadership
Paige Lockett
Jun 18, 2020
PACT COVID-19 Emergency Food Box
Club Business Meeting
Mar 05, 2020
Katie Fettes
Feb 27, 2020 8:30 AM
The Global Peace Index and Positive Peace Index
Club Business Meeting
Feb 20, 2020
Updates from Committee Chairs
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre
Jan 30, 2020
Overview
Jana Girdauskas
Jan 16, 2020
Founder of The Period Purse
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