Category Archives: Community

Fun And Friendship

Club Members Maureen and Lawrence carried out a Fun and Friendship afternoon recently to raise money for much needed new bedding for the two homes for the disabled run by the Cheshire Foundation.

Over $1,000 was raised by this wonderful, fun-filled event held on the Cantrills’ lawn, large enough to accommodate two tents to shade us from the searing sun, while affording plenty of green space for a lively game of croquet.

It was, some would say, a very British feast, featuring “chip butties,” sandwiches of home-fried potatoes between buttered slices of white bread. It also boasted a table full of desserts, from scones and rhubarb crumble to strawberry pie and everything in between. Homemade red and white wine was also provided by Club Member Kelly-Anne Frendo. We were dieting all week but it was worth it!

Almost every member was there, with their families. Even Luc Frendo, the four-year-old son of Kelly-Anne and Darren, emptied his piggy bank for the cause. This kind of unselfishness was typical of the attendees and it brought Maureen near to tears as she thanked everyone for their generosity as the party drew to a close.

The Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore would like to thank Maureen and Lawrence for the time and effort that went into this fun-filled event.

Camp Kinkora

The Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore recently donated money to Camp Kinkora, which counts on the generosity of the greater community to keep their doors open every year.

For more information on Camp Kinkora, please click here.

 

 

District Foundation Walk

Nine members from our club took part in this year’s District Rotary Foundation Walk in Cornwall. Members from all over the district took part in this fun-filled event raising funds to assist  Rotary’s ongoing End Polio Initiative.

Here’s a photo of the nine people who represented our club in that event.

For more information on the End Polio Initiative, please click here.

Blood Donor Clinic

The Graham Martin Memorial Blood Donor Clinic took place at the Kirkland Sports Complex on 28th August. Several of our members volunteered to assist at this event.

More details and photos will be uploaded shortly.

 

Top Duck Seller Joe Maxwell

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is known throughout the West Island for its annual Duck Race, and the Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore has many members who help to sell tickets for this great event.

This year, Rotary Club Member Joe Maxwell (pictured below) was the Top Seller of Duck Race tickets. He managed to sell over 500 tickets all over the West Island, helping to make this event a huge success!

Joe Maxwell

Funds raised from this event are used to improve services and health care for the West Island community, and the Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore is proud of all its members for helping to sell tickets.

For more information on the Foundation’s Annual Duck race, click here.

Ride To Conquer Cancer

Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore Member Kelly-Anne Frendo recently took part in Quebec’s Ride To Conquer Cancer. Along with over 1,100 other riders, she cycled approximately 230km from Montreal’s North Shore to Quebec City in two days in a fundraising event that collectively raised $4.1 million for the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.

“I would like to express my thanks to everyone who supported me during the Ride To Conquer Cancer 2017. Thanks to friends and family from Gibraltar, Canada, UK, Spain and Singapore for helping me raise $3472, and especially to the Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore for their support! 

The Ride took me 12 hours of cycling in total (approx. 230km) over two days, and was a great experience. I met many fantastic people (many of whom were cancer survivors or had lost someone to cancer) each with their own reasons for riding. It was absolutely awesome to be a part of something so worthwhile, and I hope to take part again next year.”

For more information on the Ride To Conquer Cancer, please click here.

 

La Corde Youth Centre

La Corde Youth Centre
27th January 2017

Pastor Asmick Jean-Jacques (youth centre director) with the children waiting for lunch:

Rosie and Deniz with some very happy children:

 

Old Brewery Mission

21st October 2016

Deniz presents our donation to Véonique Salibur, OBM Fundrsaising Officer

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Sauvetage Baie-d’Urfé, Rosie & Deniz are ready to serve the OBM meals:

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Maria, Andy and Knud w also helped serve meals to the OBM clients:

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