Beacon for February 5th 2024

Guests
We were joined by Gillian Smith-Clark, Sarah Sculthorpe, Will Kennedy, Kerry Lynch & Carson Lynch, Haylee Jolicoeur- outbound student, Jana McNeil friend of Olga’s and Irena Orlowski and we welcome back to our club Rotarian Jennifer Mercer.
 
 
Speakers:
 
Haylee announced she will be going to Finland for the youth exchange program.
 
Gillian Smith Clark from Port Hope Racquet Club spoke to us about their club and information about the dome that was given to them by the Canadian Sports Management Company. The Racquet Club is a Non- For-Profit Club which is volunteered run.  Their wishes are to grow the game of tennis in our community with children and youth being their focus. Currently there are 130 members.
 
The club members travel to Oshawa or Toronto to play this sport during the winter months.  The Dome will benefit not only our community but neighboring communities. There are no covered courts in Peterborough, Cobourg, Newcastle, and surrounding areas.
 
Gillian spoke about the benefit to our community. Our local businesses will benefit as the covered courts will bring new people to Port Hope because of tournaments. Since there are no other covered tennis courts in the surrounding areas our neighboring communities will use Port Hope courts instead of travelling to Durham and GTA this will also bring new customers to our local businesses.
 
The fundraising efforts are in full swing. The dedicated racquet club members and local business are donating and are fully supportive of the Dome.  They are hoping that Rotary club of Port Hope will support and partner with the Racquet Club.
Gillian informed us of benefits of this sport, safe, no risk, affordable, welcoming and accessible. A different environment for youth to experience and scholarship opportunity for young people in USA. It common for young ladies to drop out of sports between the age of 10-17. They intend to focus on this age group to help instill a healthy lifestyle for the younger generation.
Sarah Sculthorpe added that Port Hope was the identified by All Sport Company as they felt it is the best location for the Dome to be placed. Municipality will support staffing but not provide funds for Dome.
 
Carson Lynch is a new young tennis enthusiast; he began playing in March of 2023 and is now competitive as an advanced junior. He is very passionate about the sport, and it would make life easier if he didn’t have to travel so far to play in the winter months.
 
Happy Bucks
Your scribe is a newbie and missed recording all the Happy Bucks.
  • Sylvia wished John Mowat a Happy Birthday
  • Olga was happy for the sunshine.
  • Kathy was happy to think about grooming her granddaughter to play tennis.
  • Ken shared all his tips from the bar and that made him happy.
  • Jennifer lent Jan money to express her happiness. Welcome back Jennifer and Happy Birthday.
  • Drina happy about Groundhog Day for an early spring.
"Apologies to those I missed or if I embellished your 'happy buck' comments."
Business
 
Feb.19th, (Family Day Meeting)
This will be a Pizza and salad, euchre, and cribbage at the Knights Hall the evening will begin at normal meeting time 5:30. Normally we pay 20$ per member /guest could be 10$ will finalize before the meeting. We will need volunteers to bring cards and crib boards. Please reach out to Sandra if you can help.
 
Coldest Night of the Year: Feb. 24th,2024
Bruce reported that we have several members and others on our walking team, (No Flakes) to raise funds for Green Wood Coalition. Our walk will start in the Rotary Park (downtown) at 10:00 ish AM and proceed to the Rotary Riverview Park at Jocelyn St. and back, with lunch probably at Olympus Burger.
 
Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny: April 13th,2024
Ron Tuttle reported that volunteers are needed for this event. Rotary will be offering hot chocolate and snacks. There will be no Crazy Crafts this year because of the construction with the bridge. In place of crazy craft is may be float yourself down the Ganny.
 
 
 
Enjoy the Flavours of Port Hope Gala ( Mar.2nd, 2024)
 
Co-Presidents Drina and Steve reported that ticket sales are going well. We are still looking for sponsors and auction items. Please reach out if you would like to sponsor, know a company that would like to sponsor or to donate an auction item.
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Flavours of Port Hope

 
Please join us for the Port Hope Rotary Club’s Gala Fundraiser evening
 
On the evening of Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Dalewood Golf Club, the Port Hope Rotary Club is hosting its inaugural Enjoy the Flavours of Port Hope event. This event will showcase numerous local restaurants and caterers under one roof and, through the Port Hope Rotary Club, will raise funds for community organizations and initiatives.  One such initiative that our Rotary Club is proud to support is the re-opening of the Port Hope Walk-in Clinic.  During the evening guests will choose their favourite dish from one or two restaurants, or if their taste buds are enthusiastic, sample them all!  
 
But that’s not all….this fundraising event will offer more than delicious food!  Guests will enjoy the company and competition with friends and family as they browse featured items, including a silent auction, draws, balloon pop, and other prizes.  There will be live entertainment and more!  This event is an opportunity for our local restaurants to showcase their fare, serve their community, and feed hungry customers at the same time.  And it’s also an opportunity for guests to show their appreciation for our participating restaurants/caterers.  
 
 
 
The event promises to be a fun-filled evening full of great in-person interactions, food, and festivities that will benefit our community with the money raised!  We’re stronger when we work together!
Flavours of Port Hope Bob Wallace 2023-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
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Special Rotary Event

Just a reminder that on Monday December 11th we have a very special guest coming to our meeting. Rotary International Director Drew Kessler will be there to speak and induct some new members. We have never had an International Director attend one of our meetings so this is very special for all of us to meet him. Please be sure to attend on Monday evening, spouses and guests are more than welcome.
Special Rotary Event Bob Wallace 2023-12-04 05:00:00Z 0

Christmas Market

Port Hope Rotary Christmas Holiday Market

For many years the Port Hope Rotary Club sold hams and fruit cakes as a fund raising activity as the holiday season approached. Rotarians accepted orders and delivered these items to those who supported this activity. When Covid-19 changed our lives, the club had to devise a new fund raising plan.

Hence the Christmas Holiday Market was initiated which the Club has implemented for the past several years. This Market allowed our customer supporters to order and pay on line for their purchases. This has been a successful fundraising venture which has allowed the Club to provide a greater variety of products from which purchases can be made. In addition to the hams we introduced 8 further gift suggestions.

Beeworks created specialty gift bags and honey products. Queenies Bakeshop provided 600 delicious shortbread cookies. A four pack of different chocolate bars from Donini Chocolates proved to be a popular purchase. Last year we introduced our large bundle of assorted Christmas greens which included an outdoor array of forest sprigs along with a seasonal large bow. Friends of Rotary, along with a few of our Rotary members, collected these latter items from the forest of the donors farm. Collectively the Christmas Market has become a successful fundraiser in which a number of our members become involved as a community project.

Christmas Market Bob Wallace 2023-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
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2023 Rotary Foundation Walk

On October 15th our club participated in the Rotary Foundation Walk. A great day of fun and fellowship while raising money for the Foundation.
2023 Rotary Foundation Walk Bob Wallace 2023-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Cooks Breakfast For Cameco Employees Ron Tuttle 2023-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Fall Fair 2023 Ron Tuttle 2023-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

Waterfront and Riverwalk Master Plan – Julia Snoek

Program Director of Service Projects Ron Tuttle introduced Julia Snoek, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the town. Julia and her staff including Floyd Beattie, Eric Metcalfe, Leslie Murray and Amanda Millar have been very helpful as we planned and developed the park.
Tonight, Julia will speak to us about the draft Waterfront and Riverwalk Master Plan that the Waterfront and Riverwalk Working Group have developed after much public consultation and input.
 
The Final Waterfront and Riverwalk Master Plan will be presented to council in September. The plan sets the framework for future development along our waterways. The Master Plan includes five key areas of interest. These five areas will be viewed holistically and will result in a remarkable waterfront and riverwalk experience for residents and visitors alike. The five key areas of interest are: • West Beach • Inner Harbour • Centre Pier • East Beach to Gages Creek (including A.K. Sculthorpe Marsh) • The Ganaraska River from Lake Ontario to Highway 401 (including Corbett’s Dam, Optimist Park, Port Hope’s historic downtown) The master plan has a number of goalsfor the design outcomes: - serve community needs - respect for Indigenous people - support a variety of recreation activities - safe and accessible access to the water’s edge - protection of natural features - recognize heritage features - improve connectivity of walking and cycling trails - more public washrooms - support for a marina - commitment to public safety Julia said that they are hoping that there will be a public art display along the river and opportunities for education about the impact of Indigenous people. Other short-term plans include enhanced tree planting along the river south of Optimist Park. You can download the two parts of the Master Plan and watch a short video at https://www.myporthope.ca/waterfront. There will be an idea book set up for community members to submit ideas for the Waterfront and Riverwalk. 
 
Rotary Storage Container Ken O’Neill asked for volunteers to meet at Simpson Memorial on Toronto Road on Friday, August 25 at 2:30 p.m. to move the 80mpaaving stones to our storage container near Epic Gym. On that day Ken told us that we don’t need a new home for our storage container since Walter Hilman did not get approval from CN for his expansion plans.
 
Membership Committee Report Co-Chairs Sandra Hicks and Bruce Coleman and the committee have developed strategies to increase membership.
Watch for more details soon. Seniors’ Seminar Drina encouraged interested members to sign up for the Seniors Seminar on Tuesday, August 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cameco Room at the Cobourg Community Centre at 750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg. There will be booths set up from local community organizations, all geared towards supporting seniors. It will be set up like an information fair, so seniors are free to walk around and ask questions to respective businesses and local organizations.
Wording on Sign in Park: The Rotary Club of Port Hope celebrated 100 years of service in 2022. To commemorate our centennial, the club along with the Municipality of Port Hope installed the shade structure and made improvements to the park by adding gardens, shrubs, trees and benches. Rotary International is a humanitarian service organization which brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide community service, promote integrity, and advance goodwill, peace, and understanding. The Rotary Club of Port Hope gives volunteer and financial support to organizations and individuals in our community and also participates in international projects. Find out more at www.porthoperotary.com
Waterfront and Riverwalk Master Plan – Julia Snoek Bob Wallace 2023-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

Riverview Park Updates

The club continues the work on the Port Hope Centennial Riverview Park project. The pollinator garden has stater as well some of the benches have been installed.
 
Riverview Park Updates Bob Wallace 2023-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

District News

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Good morning, Robert.
 
Weekly message to D7070 AGs, Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents & Club Secretaries from DG Iosif Ciosa. 
Please forward to your members!
 
Welcome to mid May!
 

What a week has been? Starting with visiting the Rotary Club of Trenton and Colborne a great evening at these 4 Walls.  Thursday was a full day starting with special presentation by David Howard from Homes for Heroes at the Toronto Club, followed by the 34th annual Oshawa Parkwood's  ANNUAL REVERSE DRAW, DINNER, AND SILENT AUCTION. Culminating with RYLS at Ganarasca Forest. Kudos to Mark, Niecy, Janet and Laura, for organizing the RYLS event. The young men and women had an amazing time.

District News Bob Wallace 2023-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Port Hope/Agnew Golf and Social Event Bob Wallace 2023-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

District News

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Good morning, Robert.
 
Weekly message to D7070 AGs, Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents & Club Secretaries from DG Iosif Ciosa. 
Please forward to your members!
 
Welcome to the second week of May!
 

The  District Assembly was this past Saturday. Our first in-person District Assembly since COVID. What a day it was? Thank you to the speakers, everyone that came out and Centennial College for the great venue. A chance to learn, connect and friendship. 

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District News Bob Wallace 2023-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

2023 Surf and Turf

4th Annual Surf & Turf Dinner at Home

Saturday, June 10, 2023


Surf and Turf a great success thanks to all these workers.
 
2023 Surf and Turf Bob Wallace 2023-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

Little Libraries

The club has a project to build some additional little libraries to be placed by the library in the municipality. Thanks to the skill of Rotarian Tom Sears 5 are being constructed, two of which are finished and ready for installation. Thanks also for the painting skills of Tom's wife Doreen.
 
Little Libraries Robert Wallace 2023-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

Club Assembly

President Jim called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm and since it was a club assembly there were no visitors or guests this evening. Our traditional toast was said by President Jim and Past President Paul Tait resighted our Rotary Grace.
Lisa prepared a lovely souvlaki dinner with salad, pita bread and rice but the Tuxedo Cake for dessert was the cherry on top!  Thank you Lisa and helpers.
Club Assembly Bob Wallace 2023-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Centennial Riverview Park Bob Wallace 2023-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

District weekly news

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Good morning, Robert.
 
Weekly message to D7070 AGs, Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents & Club Secretaries from DG Iosif Ciosa. 
Please forward to your members!
District weekly news Bob Wallace 2023-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Weekly News

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Good morning, Robert.
 
Weekly message to D7070 AGs, Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents & Club Secretaries from DG Iosif Ciosa. 
Please forward to your members!
 
Welcome to the last week of April!
This past Saturday, 22nd of April East Day; was our Rotary Day of Service - Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup. What a day it was, rain, rain and more rain.... Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors still got together with community partners to remove all kinds of garbage from the Great Watershed. Please send your photos to Dan Combes the chair of GLWC.
 
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District 7070 Weekly News Bob Wallace 2023-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Elder Abuse

WELCOME:
Pres Jim welcomed everyone to the fellowship of Rotary. Sandra introduced her two guests – the first
being Norma Daniel who owns High Fields Day and Destination Spa on Rose Glen Road and the second
person being the guest speaker for the evening, Missy McLean from the Northumberland Elder Abuse
Resource Network (NEARN). Following a Rotary toast and Rotary prayer, dinner was served.
Elder Abuse Bob Wallace 2023-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

Weekly District news April 17th

  
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Good morning, Robert.
 
Weekly message to D7070 AGs, Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents & Club Secretaries from DG Iosif Ciosa. 
Please forward to your members!
 
Welcome to the Third Week of April. What a week we had, summer came for a visit embracing us with sun and warmth. Perhaps a little early...  
PDG Jim Louttit and PDG Bob Wallace this past Friday organized a special opportunity to mix and mingle with Senior Rotary Leaders; Past RI President and TRF Trustee Chair Elect Barry Rassin; Past RI Director and Trustee Director Dean Rohrs; and Past TRF Trustee Chair Brenda Cressey. It was a great opportunity to listen to their messages and have informal  conversations, a truly inspirational evening.
Thank you Jim and Bob.
 
 
 
Weekly District news April 17th Iosef Ciosa 2023-04-18 04:00:00Z 0

Float your Fanny 2023

Thousands of people descended on the banks the the Ganaraska River in Port Hope to watch the 2023 edition of Float you Fanny Down the Ganny. The Port Hope Rotary was there at the finish line to provide hot chocolate and snacks along with goodie bags and commemorative shirts. 
Float your Fanny 2023 Bob Wallace 2023-04-08 04:00:00Z 0

Membership Evening

The Port Hope Rotary club recently invited past members to an information meeting to tell them what the club is currently up to. Attendance was wonderful and a lot of fun was had by all. As you can see by the smiling faces everyone enjoyed the evening especially the meal and fellowship.
Membership Evening Bob Wallace 2023-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Recognition

 
 
The Rotary Club of Port Hope recognized 4 people on Monday evening for the dedicated work within the municipality of Port Hope and Rotary
 
Paul Harris Recognition Bob Wallace 2022-11-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Centennial Riverview Park

Many Rotarians, municipality leaders and local citizens gathered at the new Rotary Centennial Riverview Park for the grand ribbon cutting to kick off the Port Hope Rotary clubs new park activities.
 
Rotary Centennial Riverview Park Bob Wallace 2022-11-24 05:00:00Z 0

The New Shade Structure

The work on the Port Hope Rotary Centennial Riverview Park has started. Here is the finished shade structure installed in the new park
 
The New Shade Structure Robert Wallace 2022-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Riverview Park

The work on the park has started. Here we see the completion of the concrete pad for the shade structure.
Rotary Riverview Park Robert Wallace 2022-10-04 04:00:00Z 0

Library Computer Tables

Hard working members of the club assembled computer tables for use by the public when using the Mary J Benson branch of the Port Hope library. Lots of hands made quick work which was followed by a bite to eat at a local restaurant.
 
Library Computer Tables Robert Wallace 2022-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Port Hope Centennial Gala Bob Wallace 2022-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
2022 Surf and Turf Bob Wallace 2022-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

Support for Ukraine

The Rotary Club of Port Hope hosted a fundraising effort from March 5 to 15, 2022. Funds were used in partnership with Shelter Box.org to provide emergency housing for people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine. Rotary club of Port Hope volunteers and generous community donors raised $4,800 during the 10 day campaign. Those donations were then matched by the Rotary Club of Toronto so a total of $9,600 was sent to support efforts by Shelter Box housing Ukrainian families in Poland.
Thank you to Home Hardware in Port Hope which provided space in their store for the club to collect in-person donations.
Support for Ukraine Robert Wallace 2022-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Coldest Night of the Year Bob Wallace 2022-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Port Hope Paul Harris Awards Dinner Presentations Video - November 2021 Robert MacArthur 2021-12-15 05:00:00Z 0

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.

What Rotary Means To Me - Bud Lynch 2021-09-02 04:00:00Z 0 Rotarian Profile
What Rotary Means To Me - Jim Millington 2021-09-02 04:00:00Z 0 Rotarian Profile
Bronze Shelter Box Hero for 2020-2021 Robert MacArthur 2021-08-03 04:00:00Z 0 Projects

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.
President's Thanks You Bob Wallace 2021-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

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.
 
Farley Mowat Week Bob Wallace 2021-05-27 04:00:00Z 0 Projects
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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/
Farley Mowat Bob Wallace 2021-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
April Spring Wing Fling Robert Wallace 2021-03-16 04:00:00Z 0 Projects
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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.
 
Farley 100 Robert Wallace 2021-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
What Rotary means to me, Sam Whittaker Robert Wallace 2021-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Rotarian Profile
What Rotary Means to by Sylvia Binkley Bob Wallace 2021-02-10 05:00:00Z 0 Rotarian Profile

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.
Santa's Busy Pre Christmas Weekend Bob Wallace 2020-11-30 05:00:00Z 0 Projects
Rotary Foundation Walk Bob Wallace 2020-11-07 05:00:00Z 0 Projects

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
 
ONE STOP SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET Bob Wallace 2020-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

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.
Avenue of Heros Bob Wallace 2020-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

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.
Greek Dinners Bob Wallace 2020-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
Capitol Theatre Bob Wallace 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 0
Our Online meeting June 1, 2020 Bob Wallace 2020-06-02 04:00:00Z 0

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
Club Meetings Bob Wallace 2020-05-09 04:00:00Z 0

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.
 
 
Avenue of Heros Bob Wallace 2019-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

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

 

Avenue of Heroes Banner Campaign Bob Wallace 2019-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
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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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