Caledon Kids First

The Rotary Club of Bolton has had great success with their Caledon Kids First Program!  It is a funding program in sports and wellness programs for families in need.  Youth have participated in dance, soccer, karate, skating, baseball, hockey, music, swimming, etc.  and over the 5 years we have sponsored 155 youth under 18. 
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$20,000. to Water First

Thank you everyone for your help in supporting this worthy cause. You should all be very proud of yourselves! The Rotary Club of Bolton cannot be more pleased by the outpouring of community involvement. If you would like to see more of what the Rotary Club of Bolton is doing and would like to be a part of this dynamic group, please contact us at
$20,000. to Water First 2021-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

Ground Breaking Rotary Place Expansion

(Photo Credit: Dan O’Reilly) Bolton Rotary Club president Rita Cantelon, Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson and Caledon Seniors Centre past president Nora Martin, celebrated on Sept. 24 to mark the construction of the Rotary Place expansion.

26 years after the facility was built, the long-awaited $10-million expansion to Rotary Place in Bolton, the home the Caledon Seniors Centre with an anticipated completion by the fall of 2022.  It will include three new multi-purpose rooms, a new commercial kitchen, a new OPP satellite station, storage space and connection to the Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness.

Ground Breaking Rotary Place Expansion 2021-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

Donations appreciated

The Rotary Club of Bolton is so appreciative of everyone's heartfelt support and involvement in our projects.  The generosity of this community is inspiring.  We have so many worthwhile causes that resonate with people - Caledon Kids First, Water First Indigenous Internship, Bi-Centennial project, Murray Stewart Trail, Bolton Rotary Peace Park, and many more.  Make your donation count as 100% of all proceeds go toward the project.  
Donations appreciated 2021-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Bolton Rotary Golf Charity Tournament

Well, another successful year with our mini-tournament format last Thursday, September 30! We reached our golfer limit and thrilled with great sponsors so we can continue to do great work through their generosity. Some of the proceeds will go to Caledon Kids First and Water First projects.  


Bolton Rotary Golf Charity Tournament 2021-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Plants for Essential Workers

   It was important for us to recognize and honor the front-line workers in our community.  Plants went to local EMS, Fire, Police, nursing homes in the spirit of the Rotary motto 'Service Above Self'.  
Plants for Essential Workers 2021-06-23 04:00:00Z 0

Planters and Peace Park gardens

Rotarians, family and friends were helping with planting on hwy 50 and garden maintenance at the Peace Park on Glasgow Road on Saturday.  We haven't been able to do the work through Covid but happy to have the community cleanup happen!  
Planters and Peace Park gardens  2021-06-23 04:00:00Z 0

Guides - ButterflyWay

our donation helping Guides rebuild the eco-system.

The new pollinator garden project at the Albion Bolton Branch of the Caledon Public Library has taken flight. 

Guides - ButterflyWay 2021-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

3 Student Awards at Humberview

Humberview graduation plans for the Class of 2021 will be virtual. A student award/diploma pick-up and a virtual commencement stage 29th of June.   The following students have earned these awards....
Allison Kaschuk  is the recipient of the Rotary- Werden Leavens Award
Andrew Brown is the recipient of the Rotary- Robert J Smith Award
Jacob Klimczak is the recipient of the  Rotary- Harold Egan Community Events Award 
3 Student Awards at Humberview 2021-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary helped start United Nations

 75th anniversary of United Nations/Rotary involvement.  Did you know?  Rotary was instrumental in establishing the United Nations following the Second World War.  From April to June 1945, delegations from 50 nations attended the United Nations Conference on international organization in San Francisco, with the task of writing a charter which was acceptable to all of them. Rotary International was one of 42 organizations asked to serve as consultants.
On April 10 a live-stream event will feature notable service projects and offer “behind-the-scenes" talks with leaders from the United Nations and the Rotary world. Full details and free registration here:
Rotary helped start United Nations 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Egg Painting Distribution

Saturday was so much fun distributing the egg painting kits to those who had pre-ordered! Hey, do you know the Easter Bunny's favourite dance?.....hip hop, of course! Members of the Bolton Community Crew, Crock-a-doodle and Rotary were there to wish everyone a Happy Easter!  Since we weren't able to offer the community walk Along The Bunny Trail, this was a great opportunity to partner with others and help 400 kids have a special craft experience.
Egg Painting Distribution  2021-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary, BCC, Crockadoodle

Melissa, Sarah, Rita, Andrew and Ross were on hand to present the cheque to Crock-a-Doodle and Bolton Business Crew in support of the Easter Egg decorating project for local children.  
Rotary, BCC, Crockadoodle 2021-03-11 05:00:00Z 0

Egg Decorating for the kids

 We have partnered with Bolton Community Crew and Crock-a-doodle to distribute 400 decorating kids to local children as a fun project through the pandemic.  
Egg Decorating for the kids  2021-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Watershed Cleanup - Apr 24

RI's new area of focus: Supporting the environment.  There's no better way to celebrate than participating in the first ever Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup on April 24, 2021.  So on Saturday 24th our club members will do a spring cleanup, of the parklands along the Humber, in our Peace Park on Glasgow Road.  
Watershed Cleanup - Apr 24  2021-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Peace Park Flags

The Bolton Rotary Peace Park is located on Glasgow Road. We recently replaced a few of the flags that needed a refresh.  Represented here are Caledon, Ontario, Canada, United Nations and Rotary International.  Can't wait for spring to spend more time in this tranquil setting.    
Peace Park Flags  2021-02-17 05:00:00Z 0

Guatemala School

 INAUGURAL opening at the Los Limones School in Gualan Guatemala. This school for 200 students was dedicated to Hectorine Villanovich.  Aldo was sad not to be able to attend due to flight restrictions but know the club will do us proud!
Guatemala School  2021-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
Christmas auction-a-thon 2021-01-05 05:00:00Z 0

Forgetful Elf volunteers

Many of our Rotarians and family members volunteered at the 'Forgetful Elf' drive-thru at Albion Hills on Dec 11 and 12.  Some of the roles included entrance greeters, scene animators, traffic control, Santa's helpers.  Great fun!  The kids loved the drive through the enchanted forest and a chance to solve the elf's situation in a chat with Santa himself!
Forgetful Elf volunteers 2021-01-05 05:00:00Z 0

Donation to Meals on Wheels

Proud to support Caledon Meals on Wheels in their benevolent program for seniors through the Covid crisis. Our $2,000. donation will be matched by Bolton Tim Hortons Restaurants are Matching our Meals in 2020. They will be matching donations dollar for dollar up to $7500 this holiday season from November 24th to December 15th.
Donation to Meals on Wheels 2020-12-08 05:00:00Z 0

Caledon Seniors Roast Beef Dinner

Roast Beef Lunch or Dinner - Caledon Seniors
The Caledon Seniors' Centre is partnering with the Rotary Club of Bolton to offer two Roast Beef meals
LUNCH -- Thursday, December 3  -- pick-up time between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm
DINNER -- Thursday, December 17 -- pick-up time between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
The menu for both is roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, rutabaga, peas, a bun, and minced meat tart 
The cost is $18. Local delivery is available for an extra cost.
The Caledon Seniors' Centre now accepts
To place your order, please call  905-951-6114.
Caledon Seniors Roast Beef Dinner 2020-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Halloween Fun

We were able to loan one of our long-time sponsors some of our Haunted Hill inflatables this year since we were unable to host the run as usual.  What a spooky entrance!  Happy Halloween everyone!
Halloween Fun  2020-10-29 04:00:00Z 0

Guatemala School honors Hectorine

We are pleased and proud to honor one of our part members by donating to a school project in Guatemala where they are naming it in Hectorine Villanovich's memory.  The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore is spearheading the project to provide water, toilets, wash stations, drinking fountains, larger kitchen and meals so 700 children can get an education.
Guatemala School honors Hectorine 2020-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox Disaster  Relief

We received a letter recognizing our support of this very worthwhile program.   Rotary has partnered with ShelterBox Canada to provide relief in emergency shelter and tools to many families who have lost everything in a natural disaster.  
ShelterBox Disaster Relief 2020-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
Golf Fall Mini-tournament - Oct 1 2020-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Devil's Pulpit Foursome Auction

Devil's Pulpit generously donated a foursome (to be used prior to Oct 2021) to our club for fundraising purposes.  A reserve bid of $400 will begin the silent auction in $50 increments to be declared on September 8.  Golfers bid on  Bids will be updated on  Winners will be notified by email after 6pm on Sept 8.
Devil's Pulpit Foursome Auction 2020-08-31 04:00:00Z 0

Summer Gathering

It was so nice to see a good crowd at Sammut's home last evening!  We were able to stay outside to keep the gathering safe.  The weather co-operated BIG TIME as a huge black cloud passed right over us but no rain.  A beautiful evening for a summer celebration.  
Summer Gathering  2020-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

President 2020/21 Rita Cantelon

On June 29 Rita Cantelon was introduced as our new President during a Zoom meeting.  Not our annual Changeover celebration, to say the least, but the best we could do during pandemic.  We look forward to a great year never-the-less!!   Thanks to Doug Prince for his presidential leadership over the past 2 years.  
President 2020/21 Rita Cantelon 2020-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Proud recognition for Covid response

Proud to receive this recognition from Kyle Seeback, MP Dufferin-Caledon for the food vouchers from Garden Foods toward groceries for local residents during these difficult times.  
Proud recognition for Covid response 2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Ring in the 'new' 

RI President Elect Holge Knaack’s theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities” brings a welcoming message to the world. There is hope…as we transition to the new Rotary year.  We welcome shortly our new club President-elect  Rita Cantelon.  
Ring in the 'new' 2020-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Another 1000 masks

Ed Broeders donating 1000 masks to Dorothy Davis,  Executive Director of Caledon/Dufferin Victim Service. 
Another 1000 masks 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Grocery Gift Cards

Bolton Rotary and Garden Foods has provided
$12,500 in grocery cards to be distributed to families very quickly, they will supplement non-perishable hampers that we continue to make available to low income families. The Exchange has well over 300 families that rely on our food support to maintain a healthy diet. Your kindness ensures fresh produce, eggs, milk, poultry and lots of other nutritious food is provided to many Caledon residents during these incredibly challenging days.
Grocery Gift Cards 2020-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Banas Stones donate masks


Firoz Khan, President of Banas Stones in Bolton, donated 10,000 face masks to the Rotary Club of Bolton to distribute. On Friday, April 17, Ed Broeders, Ross Gray and Doug Prince, of the Rotary Club distributed those masks, and they were graciously and happily received.We started at the Vera Davis Centre, they received 2,000; next on to CCS where we dropped off a further 2,000;  2,000 more went to the King Home; and then cross country over to Bethel Hospice where we gave 1,000.  Another of our members, Dave Sammut, is delivering 500 up to Matthews House in Alliston.  We have also heard from local banks, food stores and pharmacies that they could all use whatever we can distribute.We are thankful to Firoz at Banas Stones for his donation and are happy to be supporting our front line workers during these unprecedented times
Banas Stones donate masks 2020-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

Red and Black Dinner Dance

Frank and Ed here welcoming guests to our valentine dinner/dance! 140 guests arrived all decked out in Red and Black in the spirit of the event.  So much fun dancing to our favourite tunes.Thanks to all who joined in to make it such a big success.
Red and Black Dinner Dance  2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Along The Bunny Trail - colouring page 2020 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Caledon Girls Hockey Association

So much fun to watch these girls in action on Saturday when we presented them with a cheque for $6,000. to support this great organization.  
Caledon Girls Hockey Association 2020-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

Matthews Hospice donation

Delivering $2500 cheque to Matthews Hospice...Andrea, Doug, Brenda and Ross. 

Matthews House Residential Program provides quality, compassion and comfortable care for clients at end of life. Our care is provided without cost.

We are currently the largest residential hospice in the CHLIN and our 10 beds help fill the gap for hospice palliative care beds in our community.

Matthews Hospice donation 2019-12-30 05:00:00Z 0

South Africa incubator project

Meadowvale, Streetsville, Mississauga/Mississauga North, Mississauga Dixie, Mississauga City Centre, Mississauga Malton, Mississauga West, Oakville, Bolton, Cambridge North, Oakville Trafalgar, Guelph Trillium, Brampton, Palgrave, Burlington Lakeshore, Montreal, Knoxville (USA), Muenster (Germany)...
our project to supply 10 neonatal incubators to the Children's Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa has been completed and is now officially closed.  Thanks go to the dynamic Knysna Rotary Team who facilitated and steered this project to it's final successful conclusion.
South Africa incubator project 2019-12-19 05:00:00Z 0

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Rotary recently contributed to metal plaques for the Grieving Soldier memorial at Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Remembrance Day ceremonies will take place  at the new Fire Hall at Hwy 50 and Bolton Heights at 12:15 on Monday, November 10
Laurel Hill Cemetery  2019-11-08 05:00:00Z 0

Haunted Hill Run quite a success!

You can see by the expression on Weston's face that he was proud of his accomplishment at the finish line!  Special thanks to all who participated 300 runners, 100 volunteers, committee, sponsors, family and friends to make this such a great day!...despite the weather.  The new location provided lots of good feedback to see what went well and how we can improve for next year.   10th Anniversary Sunday, Oct 25, 2020  !!
Haunted Hill Run quite a success! 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

Haunted Hill Run 2019

Time to contact your sponsors, sign up volunteers and encourage runners to register.  Looking forward to a great event again this year.   We have re-located the starting/end point of the race behind the Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness and Rotary Place!!
Starting at 9:30 am, register for our FREE Kids 1K Fun Run. Each child will receive a race finishers medal, drawstring backpack and snacks. Limited to the first 400 registrations. 
At 10:00 am run or walk along Kingsview to Longwood and into Bolton Camp along the Murray Stewart Trail.  Registered runners for the 5/10 km need to pick up a runner kit including Haunted Hill t-shirt and swag.  Lunch, awards and prizes! Limited to the first 400 Registrations. 
Register as a runner, volunteer or sponsor on
All net proceeds for the day will go to local youth organizations including Humberview Alphadogs Robotics Team, First Lego-League Caledon, Kids First Caledon among others. 
Haunted Hill Run 2019  2019-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Becky Smith - Paul Harris Fellow

Becky Smith has gone 'above and beyond' to support our projects and is a well-deserved recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow.  This is an award "to honor a Rotarian or friend of Rotary in recognition of their contribution to Rotary and the community over several years." 
Becky Smith - Paul Harris Fellow 2019-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Tyler Viaene Paul Harris Fellow 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

John Williams memorial bench

A few Rotarians and member of John Williams family - Kathy, Kelly and Kyle were present to see the bench in it's new location toward the West end of the Murray Stewart Trail in Bolton Camp.  It was a nice opportunity to recognize and remember all the contributions that John made to the club over his 25 years.  
John Williams memorial bench 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Frank Macellaio Paul Harris Fellow  2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Excellent night at Changeover!

President Doug Prince announced 2020 theme Rotary Connects The World and presentation of Long Service Plaque naming Doug Witherspoon, Ross Gray, Romas Krilavicius, Dave Sammut, John Williams, Douglas Fleck, Hal Gregory, Don Ogden, Bob Palmateer and Murray Stewart
Excellent night at Changeover! 2019-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Day Success!

We had a great day at the tournament on May 23 - started out rain and cold but ended sunny and bright.  Great energy in the room with golfers meeting up with friends old and new.  Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and golfers for supporting our event again this year.  
Golf Day Success! 2019-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Along the Bunny Trail 2019-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Fire and Emergency Equipment in Guatemala 2019-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Sanitation project in Botswana Karen Fast 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteer MBC appreciation

Carine Strong presented the club with a certificate of appreciation for our volunteer efforts over the past year and supporting the Caledon Volunteer of the Year award!  
Volunteer MBC appreciation  2018-12-18 05:00:00Z 0
Santa Parade 2018 2018-12-03 05:00:00Z 0

Stewart/Williams celebration

We are proud to recognize Murray Stewart for his 50 years in the Rotary Club of Bolton by naming the newly refurbished trail through Bolton Camp in his honor.  There was a ceremony on Sat. Oct 27, 2018 where friends and family joined together to celebrate this milestone.   A bench, designed by Girls Can Too, was dedicated to John Williams in remembrance of his 25 fulfilling years in the club and wonderful memories.  
Stewart/Williams celebration  2018-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

Haunted Hill Run/Walk

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and runners for making our annual family event such a success!!.  The weather started out snowy but the sun came out and made it a great day to be outside getting fresh air and exercise!  The renovated Murray Stewart Trail through the Bolton Camp made it a safer, easier run this time and well worth the investment.  
Haunted Hill Run/Walk Karen Fast 2018-08-26 04:00:00Z 0

Thailand youth exchange arrives!

Chaiyot Mamuang arrived recently from Thailand.  Brian James was there to greet him and welcome him to Canada.  I'm sure he is in for a wonderful  year of new experiences ahead!
Thailand youth exchange arrives! Karen Fast 2018-08-26 04:00:00Z 0

Chloe Outbound

Here is Chloe at the airport to take her on the next year's adventure as a Youth Exchange student in Austria - can't wait for the updates on her adventures!
Chloe Outbound  2018-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Adrian Weglo 2018-07-31 04:00:00Z 0

Murray Stewart Trail

Murray Stewart has been in the Rotary Club of Bolton for 50 years.  To recognize his tremendous contributions to our club and community we asked for the new TRCA trail through Bolton Camp to be named in his honor.  The unveiling took place at Changeover 2018.  Once the signage has been installed we will all take a walk on the trail to mark the occasion.  
Murray Stewart Trail 2018-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
Willing Worker Rick Arthur 2018-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the Year 2018 2018-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Fouad

Please join us in welcoming Fouad Al-Hin to our family of Rotary
Welcome Fouad  2018-05-09 04:00:00Z 0

Margo & Diana Burno - Foundation Endowment

We were thrilled to have Lesley Barmania, DGN representing Rotary Foundation present Margo and Diana with their Endowment Plaque for making the pledge to "Doing Good In The World" and making an investment in the future.  
Margo & Diana Burno - Foundation Endowment 2018-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

Along the Bunny Trail

What an amazing day we had - over 400 people walking the trail in the sunshine, playing games of chance, petting live bunnies, eating ice-cream.  Great way to celebrate spring!
Along the Bunny Trail 2018-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Youth Exchange on their way!  2018-03-23 04:00:00Z 0

YMCA Cedar Glen gets 4 new cabins

Brendan took Don and Karen on an ATV to see the refurbished cabins. TRCA Bolton Camp donated 4 cabins and Bolton Rotary is helping to cover some of the renovation costs. Starting to shape up! We learned that YMCA Cedar Glen hosts 25,000 guests each year and offers maple syrup, bee apiaries, organic farm, and soon to come childcare centre and farm therapy for mental health.
YMCA Cedar Glen gets 4 new cabins 2018-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Kids First Caledon 2018-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
Hockey Equipment to Indigenous People  2018-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

School supplies to Guatemala

Many happy faces, resulting in better education.  You are Making a Difference. 100 schools were sent supplies.
Regards,  Franky ,DGN Francisco A. Viau
School supplies to Guatemala 2018-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Ugly Sweater Competition 2017-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Maureen Hart

Maureen was inducted on Dec 18 as our newest member!  Congratulations and welcome to the club!  We should have re-thought our 'ugly sweater' event on the same evening - always a good sport, Maureen joined in the fun and spirit of the evening.
Welcome Maureen Hart  2017-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
TRCA Bolton Camp Revitalization 2017-12-14 05:00:00Z 0

Christmas Auction 2017

What a party! 85 Rotarians and friends of Rotary joined together for a Christmas celebration and to raise more than $6,000. for Bethell Foundation, supporting a family and Shop with a Cop.  Everyone was so generous and really got into the spirit of the auction.  Murray was in great form last night and rallied the crowd to give big!  Here's Jill heading home with her loot.
Christmas Auction 2017 2017-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

Santa Parade 2017

What a great day for a parade!  We gave away 5,000 toothbrushes/paste along the route.  Thanks to Connor Anderson for being the gingerbread mascot on the float, to Matt Jennison for driving the truck, Greg at Diamond Towing for the truck and Dave at Motorhome Travel for float storage and decorating, and of course, the volunteers who came out to distribute the toothbrushes.
Santa Parade 2017 2017-12-03 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor visit Dec 6

We were pleased to host the district governor on her recent club tour.   L-R Ingrid Sproxton, DG Kathi Dick, Timothy Whitehead, Sherrin Palmateer and Don Ogden
District Governor visit Dec 6 2017-11-23 05:00:00Z 0

Haunted Hill Run big success!

Our club is capable of accomplishing amazing things and yesterday was a perfect example.
Everything went smooth as silk!  
Nothing but positive feedback from participants.  Great to see lots of parents running with their kids and grand kids.
Thanks to all the members, spouses and friends of Rotary that volunteered, registered, sponsored and pledged participants.
Haunted Hill Run big success! 2017-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
North Hill Planting Donor Recognition 2017-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
Revitalization of the Bolton Camp Trails 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
Community Spirit Award 2017 - Fines Ford Lincoln   2017-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Allan Bennett new member 2017-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Clothes for Disaster Recovery - IRMA

It only took ONE phone call from Josh (in St. Kitts) to Romas.....Romas called Aldo.....Aldo called Joe (Kinsmen Club)..they said come and get all you need from the warehouse!.Sea Cadets also offered bags of cargo pants...Aldo called 4 Rotarians with Pick Up Trucks....See Photos Attached.
All this will go to Romas’ warehouse & be added to much more that will be forwarded to St. Kitts for Disaster Recovery Distribution...ASAP.
(We have Kids Running Shoes, Sandals, Boys Clothing , Girls Clothing, Ladies Clothing, Men & Boys Jeans, Shirts, Baseball Caps, etc. etc.).
Clothes for Disaster Recovery - IRMA 2017-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

The supplies arrived!

The supplies have arrived in Guatemala and getting ready for distribution to 100 schools (15,000 students) 
Pencils= 292,594 , Crayons= 120,034 , Erasers= 97,559 , Sharpeners= 4,900 , Writing Books= 25,711 , Dictionaries= 960 , Protractors= 354,
              Compasses= 77 , + skipping ropes & soccer balls.
The supplies arrived! 2017-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Humberview Student Awards presentations 2017-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Sponsorship Recognition event

28 companies were celebrated June 26 for their generous support of the Bolton Rotary golf tournament.  Over 23 years we have given more than $1.3 million to community groups & charities including $200,000. to local hospitals.  Charlene representing Woodington Lake Golf Club where we have hosted the event over the past 5 years.
Golf Sponsorship Recognition event 2017-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the Year   2017-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Scott Fraser Paul Harris Fellow

It was at Changeover on June2 that Scott Fraser was recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow and congratulated by DG Bill Proctor and outgoing President Aldo Villanovich.
Scott Fraser Paul Harris Fellow 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Caledon Pare'nt Child Centre - support for Let's Get Together 2017-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Classic huge success!

May 18 weather held until the end of the tournament to make for an amazing day!  We were able to donate $10,000 to each of 3 hospitals that will go toward research and equipment in our local community.  Members from Headwaters, William Osler and UHN joined us to volunteer and receive the donation.  260 golfers, 70 sponsors and 40 volunteers help to make the day such a huge success!  Thanks to everyone for their ongoing support.
Golf Classic huge success!  2017-05-25 04:00:00Z 0
Chandler induction 2017-04-11 04:00:00Z 0

Alphadogs - Robotics team 2017

Once again we are supporting the Humberview robotics team as they go on to the Ontario District Championships:
April 13th - April 15th

The Hershey Centre
Alphadogs - Robotics team 2017  2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0

ACT Foundation Partnership recognition

Bolton Rotary was recognized as a community partner in the AED-CPR Program that has trained more than 17,000 students in life-saving skills in 60 schools across Peel Region. 
ACT Foundation Partnership recognition  2017-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

Philippines Global Grant School project

Our club joined others to donate towards the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 3 years ago.  Some of the money went right away to lend a hand for the immediate emergency.
We were successful with $140,000 usd Global Grant to refurbish 5 schools that were still in need of rebuilding and refurbishing.
We loaded 2 large 40 foot sea containers with school desks, chairs, books, sports equipment etc. and dried soup, apples etc. A big thank you to all.
Philippines Global Grant School project  2017-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Vitanova donation from Christmas Auction  2017-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Honorary member Becky Smith 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0

Santa Parade 2016

Excellent day in the parade with a record crowd!  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Santa Parade 2016  2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0

Samaritan's Purse

Once again Murray & Aldo delivered a Truckload of items for the Shoeboxes, to Samaritan’s Purse, Kitchener.
Last year over 340,000 Shoeboxes were filled and delivered worldwide from Kitchener to the needy children Worldwide.
Samaritan's Purse 2016-11-19 00:00:00Z 0

Navy League donation from Rotaryfest

Parking at Rotaryfest is co-ordinated by the Navy League and their volunteer team - thanks for all their time and work on that weekend!  Proceeds from that event are shared with them. 
Navy League donation from Rotaryfest 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

Club Visioning - hard at work


17 of our club members met to brainstorm, discuss and share ideas to help shape the future of our club...stay tuned for action items to follow
Club Visioning - hard at work  2016-11-05 00:00:00Z 0

Joint Project - CPCC

On Monday October 31, a handful of Palgrave and Bolton Rotarians had the immense pleasure of surprising Teresa Colasanti (Executive Director) and Ailsa Stanners-Moroz (Program Manager) of the Caledon Parent-Child Centre with the fantastic news that our Clubs joined together to co-fund a full year of programming for the Centre's "Let's Get Together" program.
This program is one that our Club has been involved with for a few years and have had the pleasure of meeting some of the families who are in the program when they came to speak. For those who may not be familiar with it, this program is a 2x per month evening program for families with children with special needs. Parenting a child who has special needs is at times a long and arduous journey.  There are times when one feels completely overwhelmed and hopeless.  A place where people understand the joys, successes and the heartaches.  Where parents can share information, resources, opinions and feelings. Where people don’t judge.  Where they know that their children will be cared for and cared about.
Joint Project - CPCC 2016-11-05 00:00:00Z 0

Haunted Hill Run huge success

A very successful day for our club.  The 6th Annual Haunted Hill Run was our very best ever. 
Thanks to the members and their spouses and friends that ran or walked or volunteered.
The road marshals, chili, music, prizes, set up crew, parking, slideshow and videos, registration, volunteer desk, take down crew were all AWESOME!
My biggest thank you to everyone for all your help. 
Haunted Hill Run huge success 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference - Wonders  2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Daiki - Exchange Student from Japan   2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0

Jeanne Egan Honorary member

Jeanne was inducted by DG Bill Proctor as an Honorary member.  Proud to have her as part of the Bolton Rotary family.
Jeanne Egan Honorary member   2016-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Andrew Miller 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
New member Michael Abdallah 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0


Tom Kitamura was honoured last evening at the District Changeover with Club Builder award to a Rotarian who has significantly supported and strengthened their club.  Congratulations to Tom !
CAREER BUILDER AWARD - Tom Kitamura 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0

Presidential Citation 2016

Only 2 gold and 2 silver and 4 bronze Presidential Citation awards were presented at District changeover June 28.  Karen was pleased to accept the Silver award on behalf of an amazing club !
Presidential Citation 2016 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0

Interact Car Wash

Interact Club did a great job on Saturday washing cars.  They raised $485.00 and had a lot of fun!
Thanks to all who helped them out.
Interact Car Wash 2016-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Planters on Hwy 50 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0

2016 Golf Tournament - biggest ever!

What a day! We exceeded all expectations and feedback from the golfers was fantastic - especially our entertainment with Todd and Greg from Golf With Attitude - we'll get some photos up on the golf  Special thanks to sponsors, golfers, volunteers and the committee for making the day such a success.
2016 Golf Tournament - biggest ever! 2016-05-24 00:00:00Z 0

Animal Shelter Tree Planting

Coleraine Park Environmental Restoration Project 
Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Town of Caledon, James Dick Construction, Rotary Clubs of Bolton & Palgrave & Kinsmen Club of Bolton
We completed this Project on schedule Friday May 13 and the TRCA Field Team did an excellent job machine planting all the 34 trees behind and adjacent to the Caledon Animal Shelter on Coleraine Drive.  The staff & volunteers of the Caledon Animal Shelter and the community dog walkers, not to mention their dogs, will greatly appreciate the shade from these trees on hot sunny days because there were only a few trees in these off-leash areas.  
Richard Hunt - Bolton & District Horticultural Society (BDHS) - Associate Director Environmental Projects
Animal Shelter Tree Planting 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Pope for Rotary crowd 2016-05-03 00:00:00Z 0

Bob and Sherrin Palmateer Polio Immunization Trip

Bob and Sherrin presented images of their
recent trip to India.  This team of Rotarians visited many school sites and did a polio innoculation day.  With only 7 current new cases,
and continued vigilance we can succeed with polio eradication in 2016.  A truly awesome accomplishment spearheaded by Rotary.
Bob and Sherrin Palmateer Polio Immunization Trip 2016-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Alphadogs Robot win 6th 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

Carretas School in Gualan

This is the 2nd phase of the work done at Las Carretas School.....the old one where the boy was trying to drink water from the tap....but no water, also where the dogs and pigs were in the mud on the street.  Now they have 2 more classrooms, Toilets & wash station with clean water (there is a water tank on the roof).
Good work done by RC Gualan
Carretas School in Gualan 2016-02-05 00:00:00Z 0

Family Transition Place

Stacey Tarrant joined Melanie Johannink and President Karen Fast to accept this cheque for $5000. from our Christmas Auction proceeds.  It will go toward an education program for youth to create awareness about impact of abuse on families
Family Transition Place 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Greg Pannia 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0

Interact Shoeboxes

Over 340,000 being checked & shipped to needy around the world from this place in Kitchener.  Of these 73 were created or collected by Humberview Interact Club.  
Interact Shoeboxes 2016-01-04 00:00:00Z 0

Santa parade 2015

Eight children waved from their skiis, sleds and snowboards coming down the snowflake hill this year!  weather was wonderful and children lined the streets to receive one of the 4,000 toothbrushes we distributed.  
Santa parade 2015 2015-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

North hill baseball pavilion

North Hill and the baseball diamonds here are a couple of pictures of the Baseball pavilions we helped support along with the Town of Caledon, The Bolton Braves and the Kinsmen.
This the the Kinsmen's 50th anniversary this year so we were very happy to partner with them.
The picnic tables will be added in the spring and plaque commemorating the site
North hill baseball pavilion 2015-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to new member Karen Peirce! 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
welcome to Aurane! 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Club BBQ summer 2015 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Cavalier Truck logo 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Portable Ultrasound for EGH 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0

Ribfest 2015

Ribfest was a huge success - thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, Rotary family and friends, vendors, community partners!  We saw over 20,000 people over the weekend, diverted more than 5,000 lbs of compost, ate our way through thousands of pounds of ribs, danced to rockin' tunes and had a fantastic time in the hot summer sunshine!
Ribfest 2015 fast 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0

Bob Palmateer Citation for Meritorious Service

PDG Bob Palmateer was awarded the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service for being highly active in service activities related to the Rotary Foundation at the District Changeover, June 23, 2015
Bob Palmateer Citation for Meritorious Service 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

School supplies to Gualan

The students were excited to receive new school supplies and games at Las Carretas school, thanks to Hectorine and Aldo for their efforts in securing and shipping the supplies.
School supplies to Gualan 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

Pan Am Torch Relay

Participating with our concession trailer for the 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay
Pan Am Torch Relay 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellows

James and Anne Dick were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows at Changeover on June 5, 2015.  We appreciate all the support they have given the community over the years. 
Paul Harris Fellows 2015-06-12 00:00:00Z 0

ACT CPR-AED training

  The ACT foundation has partnered with Rotary and the Humberview school to train students and staff CPR and defibulator skills as part of their health education program. 
ACT CPR-AED training Karen Fast 2015-05-15 00:00:00Z 0

New Stretcher for EGH

Thank you again for your ongoing support of Etobicoke General Hospital.  Your annual contribution towards equipment for the  hospital help our physicians, nurses and all our clinicians continue to provide excellence in care to our patients.  Providing a brand new comfy stretcher to our ER patients will make all the difference to them whether they are waiting to be seen by a physician, waiting to be taken to diagnostic imaging for a scan or waiting for a patient room. THANK YOU for providing this indispensable piece of equipment and for helping to make our patients feel comfortable while waiting in the busiest unit of the hospital. Last year there were 72,911 patient visits to the Emergency Department, that’s almost 200 a day! On behalf of all the patients and families that visit our Emergency Unit- thank you for this wonderful gift!
I look forward to seeing you all at your annual golf tournament in May!!  Warmest Regards,  Anna
New Stretcher for EGH 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Bob Smith plaque Karen Fast 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Humberview Robotics Club Scott Fraser 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

RI Convention Toronto 2018

Posted by Karen Fast on Oct 12, 2011
Rotarians choose Toronto for 2018
Tourism Toronto is extremely pleased to announce that Toronto has just been chosen as the host city for the 2018 Rotary International Convention, to be held from June 24-27. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local Rotary Organizing Committee and congratulate them on an admirable job. Thanks to the Rotary International Convention, Toronto will welcome over 20,000 Rotarians and their families, which will represent some 40,000 room nights in downtown and west side hotels, with an estimated direct visitor spend of $32 million. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Air Canada Centre will serve as primary venues. Financial assistance for the event was made possible by the Convention Development Fund, a joint initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, participating hotels and Tourism Toronto
RI Convention Toronto 2018 Karen Fast 2011-10-12 14:57:38Z 0

Peace Park Credo

Posted by Karen Fast

Respect for cultural diversity, and the life and dignity

of every person without discrimination or prejudice

Rejection of violence toward all people in all its forms

ResolutIon of conflict within local and global communities

Reconciliation of differences in the pursuit of harmony

Peace Park Credo Karen Fast 0

TGH Kidney/Pancreas Transplant team

Posted by Karen Fast

 Kristin Morrison Andrea Norgate, Josh Lai, Debbie Findlay joined several of our members and expressed their appreciation for donations from our Electronic Re-cycling day. 

A life was saved by a successful double kidney/pancreas transplant and now the patient is exhibiting  no more diabetes symptoms.

TGH Kidney/Pancreas Transplant team Karen Fast 0