Port Hope Veterans Banners Displayed for the Third Year

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For the third year in a row the Rotary Club of Port Hope has been involved in displaying banners of Port Hope veterans. With the assistance of the Municipality of Port Hope, Port Hope Legion, and the Port Hope Heritage Business Improvement Area, fifty Port Hope veterans have banners hung up in their honour in and around Port Hope this year.
Port Hope Veterans Banners Displayed for the Third Year Robert MacArthur 2021-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
Port Hope Rotary Thanked by the Municipality of Port Hope Accessibility Advisory Committee 2021-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Dedication of Farley Mowat Park - September 29, 2021

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Members of the Rotary Club of Port Hope and Port Hope Town Council, the Mowat family and members of the Parks Recreation and Advisory Committee along with interested citizens gathered at the newly named Farley Mowat Park on the east side of the Ganaraska River by the boat-roofed house on Wednesday, September 29 for a dedication ceremony.
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Did You Know? - Rotary Bridge

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The Port Hope Rotary Club was chartered in 1922 and the members of the day recognised that the downtown and Ganaraska river were going to be an important focal points for generations to come.
Did You Know? - Rotary Bridge Robert MacArthur 2021-10-04 04:00:00Z 0

Did You Know? - Little Libraries

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The Port Hope Rotary club recognized that literacy is very important to each of us. The club knew that many do use the library but also have mountains of books in our homes that were gathering dust.
Did You Know? - Little Libraries 2021-09-10 04:00:00Z 0

What Rotary Means To Me - Bud Lynch

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Rotary began for me in September 1973 when my client and great friend Ted Lacey invited me to join him for a Rotary meeting at Idalia Golf Club. At 29 I became the youngest member, but was impressed with the courtesy and respect I was afforded by members who seemed to be all the movers and shakers of the Port Hope community.

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President's Thanks You 

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Community Thank You…Your Support Helps Us Help People. On behalf of the members of the Rotary Club of Port Hope, I want to thank each and everyone of the friend of Rotary in our community for your ongoing generous support…we can’t do what we do without your help.
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Farley Mowat Week

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The contest on the theme of “Canada’s North” was open to residents of Port Hope and also to those living in Arviat, Nunavut.  Arviat is a village on the west side of Hudson’s Bay.  Farley travelled there and worked with villagers on a film.  We did not receive any entries from Arviat this year due to Covid-19 protocols and severe weather, but we look forward to future collaborations.
 
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Farley Mowat Week

Celebrate Farley Mowat Week – May 10 - 16
The Rotary Club of Port Hope will celebrate Port Hope resident author Farley Mowat during the week of May 10 – 16.  It would have been Farley’s 100th birthday on May 12. Farley passed away on May 6, 2014.  His works were translated into 26 languages, and he sold more than 17 million books. He achieved fame with the publication of his books on the Canadian north, such as People of the Deer and Never Cry Wolf.  The Rotary Club has worked closely with Claire Mowat, John Mowat, the Municipality of Port Hope, the Port Hope Public Library, St. Mark's Anglican Church and Furby House Books to plan activities during Farley 100 Week – May 10 – 16.  Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, all events will be virtual. 
Farley Mowat Week Bob Wallace 2021-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

Farley Mowat week

Celebrate Farley Mowat Week – May 10 - 16
 
The Rotary Club of Port Hope plans to celebrate Port Hope resident author Farley Mowat during the week of May 10 – 16.  It would have been Farley’s 100th birthday on May 12. Farley passed away on May 6, 2014.  His works were translated into 52 languages, and he sold more than 17
million books. He achieved fame with the publication of his books on the Canadian north, such as People of the Deer and Never Cry Wolf.  The Rotary Club has worked closely with Claire Mowat, the Municipality of Port Hope, the Port Hope Public Library, St. Marks Anglican Church
and Furby House Books to plan activities during Farley 100 Week – May 10 – 16.  Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, all events will be virtual.
Farley Mowat week Bob Wallace 2021-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

Farley Mowat

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/
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Farley 100

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.
 
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Rotary Christmas Market

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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.
Rotary Christmas Market Bob Wallace 2020-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

Santa's Busy Pre Christmas Weekend

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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.
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ONE STOP SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET

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
 
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Ed's House Hospice

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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.
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World Polio Day

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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.
World Polio Day Bob Wallace 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 0 Projects

Avenue of Heros

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.
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Greek Dinners

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.
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Club Meetings

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
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Avenue of Heros

Posted by Bob Wallace on Nov 06, 2019
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.
 
 
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Touch a Truck

The members of the Port Hope Rotary Club participated in the Touch a Truck event to raise funds for Ed's House, the hospice in our area being built.
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Port Hope Fall Fair

Posted by Bob Wallace on Sep 14, 2019
The members of the Port Hop Rotary Club provided a food station at the annual Port Hope Fall Fair. We provided lots of burgers and hot dogs that the fair goers could purchase.
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Avenue of Heroes Banner Campaign

Posted by Bob Wallace on Jun 21, 2019

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

 

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Port Hope Rotarians Paint Gazebo 

Posted on Jul 17, 2018
Several members of the Port Hope Rotary club joined with District Governor Mary Lou Harrison to paint the Gazebo on the east waterfront trail.
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Rotarians at Work

Posted on Jun 05, 2018
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.
 
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First Aid Refresher

Posted by Bob Wallace on May 15, 2018
Several members of the Port Hope Rotary club brushed up on their First Aid skills.
 
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Birthday Bags for the Foodbank

Posted on Feb 06, 2018
The members of the Port Hope Rotary hard at work packaging Birthday Bags for the Foodbank. These bags contained a cake mix, icing, balloons, streamers, noise makers, candles etc. All the things needed for a child to have a birthday party.
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Little Libraries

Posted on Jul 19, 2017
In the fall of 2016 the Port Hope Rotary Club members built 6 little libraries for the community to share books. Over the winter several local artists painted the libraries and this spring they are being placed in the municipality of Port Hope. This photo is of one of the libraries placed on King Street at the home of Claire Mowat.
 
 
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Returned Youth Exchange Student

Paula Pigari from Brazil was hosted by the Rotary Club of Port Hope in 2004 -05.  Recently, Paula arrived in Canada with Daniel, her husband of two years.  They visited our club on November 9, 2015.  Paula is now a tax lawyer in Brazil.  Daniel is an architect, and he also owns a glass company that makes windows, mirrors and shower enclosures.
 
Paula and Daniel stayed with one of Paula's close friends from her time in Port Hope.  Steph and her husband live in Uxbridge.  When Paula and Daniel came to Port Hope, they stayed with Paula' first host family, Elizabeth Gordon and Wayne Pierce.  Their daughter, Mariko Vecchiola, went to France on Rotary Youth Exchange while Paula was here in Port Hope.
 
On Monday at Rotary, Paula and Daniel told the club about their lives in Brazil.  Daniel is also very familiar with Canada since he spent a year on exchange in Fort Frances, Ontario, close to the Manitoba border.  After catching up with club members, Paula and Daniel flew to New York on Tuesday for a few days before they will return to Brazil. 
 
It was great to see Paula again, and to meet her husband, Daniel!
 
 
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