Rotary Club of Oshawa's Polar Bear Plunge 2023

Posted on Feb 07, 2023
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The Rotary Club of Oshawa has a long history of supporting local organizations and programs, through volunteering and fundraising efforts.
On Sunday Feb. 19th, 2023 join us at our annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lakeview Park, in Oshawa.
Sign Up & Take the plunge with us, or Donate Today!
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Great Lakes Watershed

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On Saturday, April 24th, our Rotary District and 15 others in Canada and the US are working together to clean up the Great Lakes Watershed (and other local environments). 
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Feed the Need Durham

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The Rotary Club of Bowmanville has run an annual music event to raise money for Feed the Need Durham for several years but this year presented a unique challenge with Covid-19 halting any in person events.
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Polar Bear Plunge 2021

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The Rotary Club of Oshawa Polar Bear Plunge is back on! Valentine's Day (Feb 14th, 2021)! Erin Carter & Roxanne Meek Dyck will be leading a group of Rotarians into the lake at 12:30pm. 
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Project On Route

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The 401 Corridor is a known route, that traffickers use to operate, moving their victims through various communities throughout our province and beyond.
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100th  Anniversary Flag

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Thanks to Rotarian Michael Adams and the design team at SNAP'D Oshawa. This flag will fly over the City of Oshawa Plaza and the Regional offices of Durham.
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POSTPONED: 100TH Anniversary Gala Tess Pierce 2020-02-02 05:00:00Z 0

Lobster Dinner 2019

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What a great evening spent with friends, family and fellow Rotarians from both the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. Thank you to Al and Priscilla Densham and crew for organizing this event. Also a big THANK YOU to your chef, Kieth Ratchford.  
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Rotary Club of Oshawa Awards dinner 

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An inspirational night acknowledging the selfless work done by community members & Rotarians. Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter was truly engaging with an impassioned & inspiring keynote speech! The evening saw club members celebrating 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, 40 year and even 50+ years with our club!
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Communities with brooms

On Thursday, April 25th, Oshawa Rotarians joined community members, members of the Downtown BIA, Members of both our Provincial and Federal Government, Durham Police, The John Howard Society, Durham recruiting and the City of Oshawa to clean up our city!
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Halloween Hijinks 2018

Posted by Tess Pierce on Oct 29, 2018
What a Great Meeting... and what a surprise!!!  Who is she???
Peter Hernandez and Mike Adams aka “Bonnie and Clyde” (I’m not sure which one was which!) advertised The Night of a Thousand Dinners to be held on November 21 at 6.30pm in aid of The Canadian Landmines Foundation which promotes and supports financially the campaign to eradicate landmines around the world. The price is $75 a head which includes a great dinner in The Mess, a donation to the foundation and the chance to listen to a very interesting guest speaker, David Collonette, the Canadian Minister of Defense at the time of the signing of the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines
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Night of a Thousand Dinners

The Oshawa Night of 1000 Dinners on November 21, 2018 will feature David Collenette as guest speaker.  David was the Minister of National Defense (1993-1996) leading up to the signing of the Ottawa Treaty and will tell the stories behind the scene how the Canadian military came to support the ban on landmines and how that made the Ottawa Treaty possible.
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World Polio Day - Durham College - October 24, 2018

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We encourage everyone to join us on October 24, 2018 for our fifth annual World Polio Day event. We’ll be streaming live the Rotary International World Polio Day broadcast from  Philadelphia and our Rotary Canada broadcast from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada, so tune in at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time to watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and others. Go to : and look for the class: World Polio Day – Rotary International. 

5:00 pm     Registration and reception in the new Global Classroom

5:45 pm     Welcome from Vice-President, Academic, Elaine Popp of Durham College and  welcome from Mary Lou Harrison, Rotary District 7070 Governor

6:00 pm     Introduction of Distinguished Guests

6:30 pm     In the Gobal Classroom,  Rotary International End Polio Now Livestream Feed

7:15 pm     Intermission

7:30 pm     Dr. Bob Scott - Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee

8:00 pm     Questions and Answers from Rotarians in the Global Classroom  and from around the world 

8:15 pm     Discussions and reception with guests

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Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary's International PolioPlus Program is the Keynote Speaker and You're Invited to Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day in Oshawa  - September 8, 2018

Posted on Jul 02, 2018

All Rotarians in District 7070 and their guests are invited to the 2018 Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Parkwood, the Estate of the late Colonel R. S. "Sam" McLaughlin, in Oshawa. Oshawa Rotarian Michael Adams, co-chair of the event, along with Linda Porritt, President of the Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club, said, “Tickets for the event are $75 per person with all proceeds going to The Rotary Foundation. Come out an enjoy a Day of Friendship  - make new friends...rekindle old friendships, and share some Rotary stories and ideas for service with your fellow Rotarians from all over southern Ontario.... at Parkwood.... like Colonel Sam used to do with his Rotary Club of Oshawa. For all the details about our speaker, Mike McGovern and how to register, please Read more.....  

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS MIKE MCGOVERN, Rotary International Chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, which directs all regional and international PolioPlus committees, coordinates all PolioPlus elements and develops policies and strategies to achieve polio eradication. Mike chairs the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee and he helps provide strategic direction to Rotary's polio eradication program. As Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee, Mike McGovern also represents Rotary on the Polio Strategy Committee of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which is responsible for working with Rotary leaders around the world and the Rotary staff in raising over $100 million each year and in advocating to governments and others to contribute additional sufficient funds to end polio. Miek McGovern was Trustee of the Rotary Foundation from 2012 to 2016 and a member of the Board of Directors of Rotary International from 2006 to 2008. Mike will tell us the very latest in Rotary's fight to eradicate Polio from the world.

Please register soon, to join Rotarians so you can enjoy a day of friendship, fellowship, food and fun.  Tours of Parkwood Estate are planned following the meeting meal.   Rotarians and their guests from all of the 56 Rotary Clubs in southern Ontario, District 7070 are invited to join the hosting clubs, The Rotary Club of Oshawa and the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood for this fundraising friendship event. 

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Oshawa - Communities with Brooms!

Several enthusiastic Oshawa Rotarians braved the rain and joined in the Communities with Brooms in the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens..
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Leadership Institute Graduates

Rotarians Peter and Trish, from the Rotary Club of Oshawa, finished their Rotary Leadership Level 2 Course.
Left to Right- Rotary District 7070 Governor Neil Phillips, Rotary Club Parkwood President Ted Morrison, Rotarian Trish Best, Rotarian Peter Hernandez, Rotary Club Facilitator Dave Andrews.
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$10,000 UOIT Cheque Presented

President Ron presented the $10,000 cheque for the FSSH Graduate Rotary Bursary. to Jodie Cowan who received it on behalf of UOIT. Jodie also presented the endowment fund report to President Ron and thanked our club for our additional support for undergraduate bursaries..
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Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa - Sept 25, 2017

The Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa- Parkwood hosted over 100 Rotarians and guests from more than 10 Rotary Clubs in Rotary International District 7070. Rotarians and their guests came from Etobicoke in the west to Trenton in the East and everywhere in between at the “revived” Rotary Friendship Day,on Monday, September 25, 2017 on the grounds near the reflecting pool at Parkwood, to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Parkwood Estate, it was announced today by Ron ***, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and by Ted Morrison, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, who is also a Past District Governor of District 7070.
Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa - Sept 25, 2017 Ron Dick 2017-10-11 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ribfest 2017 a Success

Thank you to all of our 2017 Sponsors and to all of our patrons who came out and enjoyed a great weekend of food, music and memories made with family and friends! All of the money raised by the Oshawa Rotary club over this weekend will go back into your community to help with various programs including but not limited to breakfast and snack programs in the schools, scholarships, Junior Fire Fighting, 151 Lloyd 
151 Chadburn Squadron - Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
Thank you to all of our volunteers as well with out your tireless work and support this weekend would not be possible!
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Rotary Scholarships

Congratulations to Kasia Stawiarski and Cierra Kozole from Dwyer for receiving the Rotary Scholarship Awards presented by Tom Maxwell at their graduation ceremony. 
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Her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

This was a huge privilege for The Rotary Club of Oshawa and for me as President to host The Queen's Representative in Ontario. She is such a graceful lady and impressed everyone with her 'Her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario visited the Rotary Club of Oshawa at a special meeting at the Oshswa Jubilee Pavillionon Friday May 20th. It attendance included many civic officials including the Oshawa Mayor and Rotarian, John Henry and Rotary District 7070 Governor, Michael Bell meet and greet' session before lunch and her speech after lunch.
Her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z 0

151 Lloyd Chadburn Squadron Annual Inspection

$1000 Scholarship presented by Glenyce MacDonald 
$500 Scholarship presented by Major Dale Bliss
Paul Harris Fellow Award presented to Major Dale Bliss, presented by President Geoff Lloyd
Some Rotary Air Cadet Committee members in attendance, Bill Stirling, Mayor John Henry, Glenyce MacDonald, Rhonda VanderLinde, Major Dale Bliss, Tom Hogson, George McCormick, Dr. Garry Kindree, President Geoff Lloyd
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Aurore Marchand and Heather McMillan

Posted by Tess Pierce and Gordon Dowsley on Feb 03, 2016
Aurore introduced our speaker, Heather McMillan from Durham Workforce Authority on Monday. She was a little bit English and a little bit French!

Aurore Marchand and Heather McMillan Tess Pierce and Gordon Dowsley 2016-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Polar Bear Swim!! Tess & Rhonda 2016-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
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