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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Prince Albert!

Prince Albert

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Coronet Prince Albert
3551 2nd Ave West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 5G1
Canada
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The Rotary Club of Prince Albert is offering a unique evening of safe dining and tasting of fine wines from wine makers in Canada and Chile. Doug Reichel, our wine selection professional, and Randy Whitter of My Place Catering have created a pairing of wine and food that you can experience in your own Home Wine Premier Event.
 
Our Club is continuing its fundraising efforts during this era of COVID-19 to meet our ongoing commitments to fund community projects in Prince Albert.
 
Your participation and support of this event will allow our club to continue fundraising for our Centennial project in the Little Red River Park.
 
Orange Shirt Day is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and promote awareness of this period of time in Canadian history.  On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Rotary Club of Prince Albert supported Orange Shirt Day by hosting the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Russell Mirasty.  His Honour ran the entire length of the Rotary Trail with his son, Matthew, a member of the Rotary Club of Prince Albert.  After completing the run, His Honour spoke briefly about his personal experience with residential schools and the significance of Orange Shirt Day to all Canadians. Thank you to all Rotarians and supporters who attended—we hope to see you next year!
 
Want to learn more about Orange Shirt Day? Click here
 
Why orange shirts? Click here.
 
Daily Herald Coverage: Click here.
 
Prince Albert Rotarians recently welcomed a new member, Sandy Shindelka. In a vocational presentation, Sandy shared her experiences working in the finance sector, moving to several different places in Western Canada. She started at CIBC, before moving to BMO and transitioning through several different positions, eventually getting a Mortgage Broker's License. Sandy came to Prince Albert recently, and has joined Prince Albert Rotary after having participated in Rotary in the past. Welcome Sandy!
 
We are busy planning our very first e RYLA for Youth in our District!
COVID is not going to stop RYLA!
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e RYLA will be a virtual Rotary Youth Leadership Adventure available later this summer or in the early fall. We are looking for input right now from youth to make the best possible experience! Please visit the link below to give us your thoughts.
 
 
 
More details will be circulated later this summer as the program takes shape and dates are chosen!
Prince Albert Rotarians are still having regular meetings from a distance. Bailey Fischl, the CEO of Pure Roots Urban Farms presented about her business, which focuses on food that is nutrient-dense and hyper-local. The idea behind hyper-local is that food is grown within communities to reduce the carbon footprint from transportation, by selling directly from grower to end consumer.
 
The process of Pure Roots Urban Farms is a vertical method and uses 95% less water, 85% less fertilizer, and 95% less space than traditional farming methods. The farms are placed as units, and work diligently to provide the highest quality produce.
 
Prince Albert Rotarians were given a great presentation about fire fighting in Northern Saskatchewan from Dean Johnson of Northern Perspective Photo. The fire season in Saskatchewan is from April to September, and Dean is stationed out of the Narrow Hills Fire base. Mr. Johnson expressed that he finds the location amazing for socializing because there is no cell service; everyone is present and spend time together on the beach and around the fire pit. Rotarians were shown incredible photos from summers spent fighting fires, which can be found on Facebook at @northernperspectivephoto, or on his website. The photo below is only one of many of his incredible photos.
 
Monday, March 30th Prince Albert Rotarians gathered on Zoom to meet from a distance. Natasha Thomson from Big Brothers Big Sisters presented on the Prince Albert chapter and how the organization is helping youth in the community. Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs youth from ages six to sixteen with a mentor to assist them with social awareness, relationship skills, decision making, self management, and self awareness. Although the match between youth and mentor typically only lasts until age sixteen, many of the relationships made last a lifetime. Prince Albert currently has thirty-five matches, but are always looking for more volunteers to mentor youth. Anyone who wishes to volunteer a few hours a week can enroll on the Big Brothers Big Sisters website.
 
Last Monday, Prince Albert Rotarians received a virtual presentation from the Canadian Cancer Society in Edmonton. The presentation discussed their program "Wheels of Hope", which offers transportation to hospitals for cancer treatments. Regina and Saskatoon already have such programs, and the program is starting in Prince Albert as well. The program would involve one van and volunteer drivers to get patients to Saskatoon for their appointments. This program helps individuals who may not have gone to their appointments due to lack of transportation, and increases their chance of survival. More information is available by calling 1-888-939-3333 or by visiting cancer.ca. The Canadian Cancer Society also has a website that connects individuals with cancer to someone else who has been in the same scenario. This service can be found at cancerconnections.ca.
 
As per email message from President Joe, currently scheduled Rotary meetings have been temporarily cancelled.  All March meetings are expected to be cancelled and the situation evaluated for April later this month.  Please refer to the email from President Joe for the full details.  If you are a Rotarian member and did not receive the email, please contact President Joe or President-elect Keith.
 
Thanks and stay safe.
 
We'd like to extend a big thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, February 29th to celebrate one hundred years of Rotary in Prince Albert. Everyone had a lovely time, and food, drink, and fellowship were enjoyed by all! We had speeches from Club President Joe Weinrich, District Governor Fred Wright, Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne, and the Honourable Joe Hargrave. Near the end of the program, President Elect Keith Fonstad announced the Rotary Centennial Project, a project in partnership with the City of Prince Albert to reinvigorate parts of Little Red River Park. The project will involve adding a variety of active adventure equipment for all ages, adding accessible paths, and re-grading some of the landscape. Currently the Rotary Club has raised over $100,000 in donations to supplement its contributions toward the completion of the project.
 
In the photo below are District Governor Fred Wright, Club President Joe Weinrich, Fran Hargrave, Honourable Joe Hargrave, and Mayor of Prince Albert Greg Dionne.
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