Registered for our Step Up to the Plate event?
Monday November 22nd at noon
This fabulous event will focus on Homelessness and Human Trafficking.
Keynote speaker: Musician Paul Brandt
This event is fundraising for   

CEASE builds bridges over income instability and creates pathways out of exploitation. They provide tools for persons who have experienced sexual exploitation or sex-trafficking to heal and renew their lives.

Their work includes  peer and community support, bursaries, counselling, trauma recovery, transition supports and public education.  Click on the above graphic to see much more on CEASE.


Watch for announcement of the Online Raffle in support of this event.
November is Foundation month on the Rotary calendar.  Its timed to coincide with the calendar yearend and the tax planning that often takes place at this time of year. With that in mind I would like to ask our members to consider providing financial support for the Rotary International Foundation so we can continue to do great work here in Edmonton and abroad such as the Literacy Program in Belize.
At a local level, the RI Foundation has provided us with District Grants in the past two years that our  Community Services Committee has used to provide support for Operation Friendship Seniors Society.  We also spearheaded an initiative to obtain a Scholarship Grant from the RI Foundation to enable Anna-Marie Robertson, a former youth exchange student of ours, to pursue a Master’s degree in International Law.
All of this is made possible by the generous support of Rotarians from around the world. Within our Club, two-thirds of our members have, at some point in the past, donated to the RI Foundation.  And many of our current members have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows for their financial contributions.
Thank you to our members who have supported the RI Foundation in the past.  I hope you will consider doing so again this year. And additional thanks to those who have already done so; most recently for the End Polio campaign which raised $2110.
If you have not been an RI Foundation supporter in the past or are new to our Club, please know that your support will be of great benefit in leveraging the funds we raise here in Edmonton for our local and international projects.
Donations can be made on-line at My Rotary (
If you need any help with the donation process or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 780-991-2722. 
Rod Karius, Foundation Chair                                   
Foundation Chair
Rotary Club of Edmonton
Rachel Notley - special presentation November 15 noon
Join in this special presentation with the Leader of the Opposition of the Alberta Legislature.   
Presentation: Alberta’s Future with Rachel Notley

Description: The Alberta advantage is not what flows under the ground, but what walks on the ground. It’s everyday people that make Alberta strong. And that’s why we want to bring Albertans together. Because together, we can create a beautiful future.


It is very important for you to register in order to receive more details and the special Zoom link.
Note from the President
October, 2021 EDMONTARIAN
October is the month of Thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for living in Edmonton and Canada.  It is a beautiful time of year as the urban forest and our beautiful river valley show their true green and gold colours.  We are fortunate to live in one of the world’s strongest democracies and, by the time you read this, we will have elected a new mayor and council and voted for school boards and two referenda.  Next month we will remember those who fought to defend freedom. Be sure to mark November 8 on your calendar for the annual Remembrance Day meeting.
That’s not to say that there are no problems in Canada and our club is active in addressing some of them.  Jean-Jacques Tremblay and I were happy to deliver a $5,000 cheque to Operation Friendship Senior Society to support their “Socktober” campaign to provide socks and other needed clothing to seniors living in the inner City.  The Club will also make donations of $1,000 to school lunch programs at one Public and one Separate high need school to support their lunch program.  The November 22 Step Up to The Plate Luncheon will address the problem of human trafficking.  This is one of the club’s flagship events and we need your support.  Be sure to get your tickets and bring a friend or three! 
Finally, I was thrilled to induct two new members in October.  Welcome to Daniel Strilchuk and Nadean Langlois!
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New Member Introduction- Danny Strilchuk
My name is Danny Strilchuk, I was proudly born and raised here in Edmonton. I graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Millwoods and shortly after graduating decided to attend NAIT’s culinary arts apprenticeship program and attained my red seal. In 2011 I made a career change and moved over to Alberta’s Energy Sector where I spent the majority of my time as a Safety Advisor. While working in this role I began picking away at the business classes offered through NAIT’s online platform, eventually 
graduating in 2019 with my BBA - Finance. In 2017 I left the oil field and started a small infill investment company until eventually landing in my current position as a Wealth Advisor at Scotia McLeod. 
I have been happily married to my wife Laura Perram-Strilchuk since 2018. We recently had our first child, a girl named Laine. Laine rounds out our family of 4 which includes our dog Dexter. We enjoy spending as much time as we can in the mountains snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking. While we’re in the city you can find us exploring the river valley, in the gym or at the hockey rink.
In 2009 Laura was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and thankfully has been cancer free for nearly a decade. Laura and her family introduced me to the many fundraising and volunteer events that they were involved in at that time. The wonderful experiences I had helping to coordinate some of these
events is a big part of why I decided to join Rotary. I look forward to being involved in many more events through the Rotary and meeting many other likeminded individuals along the way.
The Rotaracts have been helpful with the organizing of Step Up to the Plate event. We are very happy to help support the Homeless and the CEASE organization.
Rotaract Club of Edmonton
Long time Rotarian Message - Brian Hehn in Greece
Please extend greetings to all my Rotary friends in Edmonton and let them know I am having a great time in the yachting industry.  
Below are a couple pics showing two sides to my job as Captain / Engineer on a 78 ft motor yacht with loads of creature comforts and two 1800 hp diesel engines.  Despite the pandemic (I see little evidence of it here) these are happy days in the Greek Isles.  
Full throttle on this vessel is 26 knots at 2500RPM.  At this speed and the engines burns more than 500 liters per hour.  Sometimes this speed is necessary to meet boss timelines, but more conservatively we run at 20 knots with a burn rate of 300 liters per hour.  Average cost of diesel fuel is around 1.75€ per liter and bunkering (fill ups) costs many thousands of dollars.  It is fun to drive and I'm sure glad its not me paying these bills.
Hoping to return to my true love of sailing this fall.  If all goes well I will be on a large sailing yacht making my third Atlantic crossing to the Caribbean in November.  With any luck will then be moving onto Panama next spring bound for the Galapagos and then to the South Pacific.  
I am feeling very lucky and very happy these days!!!
Cheers to all.
Fire destroys Emmanuel Foundation Distribution Centre Oct 8th
Unfortunately this organization supports Rotary in the collection and shipping of playground equipment internationally.  Our club used them for sending playgrounds from Alberta to Belize.  Click on picture below to hear from Rotarian Lyle Johnson, Executive Director of Emmanuel.
A note from Lyle:
I appreciate your concern. Yes, unfortunately the fire resulted in the total loss of our Distribution Centre and Thrift store. We are going through many emotions as it all seems a bit overwhelming at this point. We will try too keep our Rotary family in the loop as we seek clarity for the path forward. 
Warm Regards, YIR
Lyle Johnson
Executive Director
Emmanuel Foundation
For more info on the Emmanuel Foundation and how to donate see:
Below is a photo of a playground we erected in Belize that could not have happened without Emmanuel.
Surprise news!   A shipping container was packed up on Sat Oct 23rd to send another playground and other items to Belize.  Fortunately these were stored at another location.
Cheque presentation to Lurana Shelter following the success of our Million Dollar Golf Tournament. 
Enjoy the fall, rake those leaves and get those winter tires mounted!
International Services Committee Project 

In the 2020/2021 year, the Rotary Club of Edmonton's International Services Committee contributed to the Tanzania Girl's and Women's Health; Education Project in partnership with the Peace River Rotary Club.
This project is located in Lamadi, which is a mixed ward and town located in the Busega District of the
Simiyu Region of Tanzania, approximately 3 km from the western border of the Serengeti National Park
and Kijersehi Game Reserve, with Lake Victoria's shores to the east.
The project focused on building six new school latrines, including two units for menstruation needs for
girls, as well as two new water tanks with handwashing stations. The project was completed in June 2021.

The project also delivers health education in schools with the partnership of Peace for Conservation, and their relationship with school administration and teachers, and through partnerships with AMREF, PCI, and Teach for Tanzania.

Our club contributed $1,200 toward the overall budget of $10,330 to help fund the project. See the photos below for the newly built facilities.
 Mathias Deuel
Our Remembrance Day meeting will be held on Monday Nov 8th at noon. 
Expect a special presentation by John Chalmers on World War One Aerial Combat. Chalmers is Historian for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
Nov 01, 2021
The Winspear Centre
Nov 08, 2021 12:00 PM
Three Canadian Fighter Pilots of the First World War
Nov 15, 2021 12:00 PM
Alberta’s Future with Rachel Notley
Nov 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Homelessness and Human Trafficking
Nov 29, 2021 12:00 PM
Dec 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Prairie Link High-Speed Rail connecting Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary
Dec 13, 2021 12:00 PM
Dec 27, 2021 12:00 PM
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