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National Film Board Films about Farley Mowat

If you would like to learn more about Farley Mowat, there are two films about Farley on the National
Film Board website (www.nfb.ca) that you can watch on your computer, tablet or phone. Here is a link
to learn more about the NFB apps for Apple or Android devices.
 
Finding Farley – 2009 - 1 hour 2 minutes – by Leanne Allison

In this feature documentary, husband-and-wife team Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison (Being Caribou), along with their 2-year-old son and dog, retrace the literary footsteps of Canadian writer Farley Mowat.
They canoe east from Calgary towards the Prairies (the geography of Farley's Born Naked and Owls in the Family) and then traverse the same paths that Mowat took more than 60 years earlier in Never Cry Wolf and People of the Deer. Their epic 5,000 km journey—trekking, sailing, portaging and paddling—ends in the Maritimes, at Mowat's Nova Scotia summer home.
https://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_farley/
 
Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat – 1981 - 25 minutes – by Andy Thomson

Farley Mowat has sold more books than any other Canadian writer – 10 million copies in 22 languages in 50 countries. In this short film, Mowat recalls some of his experiences that have found their way into his work.
https://www.nfb.ca/film/ten_million_books/
Get ready to celebrate Farley Mowat's 100 birthday with a week long list of activities in Port Hope. Readings a writing contest and a lot more. Look here for more details.
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF Port Hope invites you to the first ever 
SPRING WING FLING
Catered by Lisa's Catering and delivered to your door by Rotary Members and friends
FRIDAY APRIL 9TH, 2021
Celebrate the April Break with a delicious plentiful dinner bag for sharing with family or friends ( 4 to 6 people)
4 LBS OF WINGS with 4 toppings included
Nachos with all the fixings ready to heat (cheese, salsa, sour cream, cooked ground beef, jalapenos, olives – you get the idea!) 
Garlic loaf
Veggies and ranch dressing on the side
 
$85 per bag ($20 supports the rotary club of Port Hope local community giving and service projects)
 
Why Rotary………..what intrigued me to start is the Rotary Four-Way Test.  Simple to the point in a world that is continuing to become more complex and bereft of humanity and a soul :
                                                     Is it the Truth
                                                     Is it Fair
                                                     Will it build good will and better friendships
                                                     Will it be beneficial to all concerned
 
As I begin to comprehend the facets of Rotary, what becomes exciting is its depth of service……….and its sincere commitment to friendship within the club.
 
Rotary’s Symbol is the geared wheel, which to me represents disciplined work to be done .  If we look closer one can see the “key” within its hub.   Being a part of  that key to make that great geared wheel rotate and in turn generate community service and friendship is a good thing.  A very Good Thing.
 
With a disciplined and happy heart to do good service in this ever increasingly secular world is again ……Good.  I would like to be a part of that key to drive that gear to help others in their lives to make theirs and in turn mine better and a more satisfying life and a stronger and healthier community.
The Port Hope Rotary Club completed another first for the club with a very successful Rotary Christmas Market. Thanks to all our customers, Queenies, The Railside, Food Inspired and Jennifer's Jazz It Up.
The Port Hope club had a busy weekend. On Saturday the members made sure that Santa made it safely to the parade for all the community to see. On Sunday Santa made a special stop in downtown to serve breakfast to many people and collect toy and $$ for the Salvation Army.
Many Rotary members and the public joined in the Rotary Foundation Walk to see the Avenue of Hero's Banners
 
ONE STOP SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET
 
Sponsored by The Port Hope Rotary Club
 
Supported by Furby House Books, Queenie's, Food Inspired, The Railside Restaurant, Brandt Meats, Heritage Baking Company

This is your opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done safely and to support local merchants as well as a local service club.

Drive through pick up of your gift orders will be on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Elias St. in Port Hope between 1pm and 6pm
 
On Saturday November 7th The Port Hope Rotary Club is hosting a self paced walk around downtown to view the Avenue of Heroes banners.
 
Walkers can gather on the front lawn of the Town Hall between 10am and 12pm
 
Rotarian guides will be stationed throughout the walk. The walk will end at the Port Hope Library.
 
Donations will be accepted for Rotary Foundation that funds projects both locally and internationally.
 
All COVID-19 protocols will be in place, people will be asked to social distance and where masks
We are pleased to report that the Rotary Club of Port Hope has completed our committed $50,000 donation to Ed's House Hospice, with our final installment  made at a presentation on Wednesday October 28th.
 
The hospice is now open and at the time of our visit, was at capacity with 6 residents...it is a wonderful facility and fulfills an important need in our community. Ed's House has 4 additional suites that are semi-completed, awaiting operational funding from the Ministry of Health.
 
I am proud of our club's commitment to Ed's House - thank you to all members who supported this decision in 2018. 
The Banners are going up today on the Avenue of Heros in downtown Port Hope.
On Saturday October 24th, 2020 is End Polio Now day across the globe. Led by Rotary and many collaborative organizations, polio has been largely eradicated in our lifetime...truly a celebration.
 
Mayor Bob Sanderson has proclaimed Saturday October 24th as End Polio Day in Port Hope..
 
Thank you for your continued support for Rotary - in our community, for the Foundation and toward the ideals of Service before Self!
 
 
 
 
The Port Hope Rotary Club is again proud to recognize members of our community who have served in the military. These banner will be going up soon and there will be a community walk on November 7th to view the banners. There will be 40 banners this year.
In our ongoing efforts to assist local business in Port Hope the Port Hope Rotary club in conjunction with the Railside Restaurant server 196 Greek dinners to the Port Hope and Cobourg community.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our club is not meeting in person but are meeting online every two weeks. Please consult the calendar of events for dates e and times of our future meetings.
 
Stay safe and look forward to meeting in person soon
The Rotary Club of Port Hope unveiled the latest community project the Avenue of Heros. Banners have been erected throughtout the down town area to honour local heros who were members of the Canadian military. A total of 29 banners have been erected for this year.
 
 

Avenue of Heroes Veteran Banner Program Launches in Municipality of Port Hope

Banners paying tribute to local war veterans will adorn the streets in downtown Port Hope this fall

 

Several members of the Port Hope Rotary club joined with District Governor Mary Lou Harrison to paint the Gazebo on the east waterfront trail.
Several members of the Port Hope Rotary Club assisted the Salvation Army to collect and sort household goods, furniture and clothing to assist the families displaced by the devestating fire that occured on Wellington Street in Port Hope.
 
Several members of the Port Hope Rotary club brushed up on their First Aid skills.
 
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Welcome to our Club!
Port Hope

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 7:00 PM
1 Elias Street,
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z3
Canada
Phone:
(905) 885-4239
Virtual Meetings for the time being...Zoom links sent our for bi-weekly meetings...contact Bob Biffin for details.
Speakers
Greg Burns
May 03, 2021
Save our Trees
TBA
May 17, 2021
Diversity Equity Inclusion
Jennifer Mercer
May 31, 2021 7:00 PM
Classification Talk
Bob Biffin
Jun 14, 2021
Recap of Rotary Year
Jan Boycott
Jun 28, 2021
New President Spousal event
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