Toques for Kids Program

Rotary Club of Slave Lake

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Slave Lake!  Our Club offers opportunities for our members and Friends of Rotary to truly make a difference in our community through many volunteer projects and initiatives. Our Club fosters friendship and follows Rotary’s motto of 'Service Above Self'.   We'd love to have you as a part of our Club.       For more information on membership, send us an email to rotaryclubofslavelake@gmail.com
Toques for Kids 
For the third year in a row, the Rotary Club of Slave Lake has coordinated a program where elementary students receive hand knitted toques to help keep them warm during the cold winter months.  The program involves 15 community members who lovingly knit a variety of colourful winter toques and in 2022, they knitted over 600 toques!!!  
 
A dedicated group of seniors at Vanderwell Lodge begin knitting in the summer and the oldest of the small group is 96 years young!  This small group knitted 493 toques this year - an amazing accomplishment for a small group of seniors.   In addition to this small group, there are also a handful of other community residents participate knitting the toques.  The knitters are providing a gift of love to many, many children!! 
 
The wool for the toques was also a community effort - much of the wool was donated by the knitters, more came from community members at large and donations of wool made to St. Peter’s Ecumenical Thrift Store was donated to the knitters at the Lodge.  Rotary purchased the remaining balance.
 
In early December the toques were distributed to hundred of kids at CJ Schurter school, St.Mary of the Lake Catholic School and Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School.  The joy of selecting their own toque is e
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Slave Lake

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Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
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1551 Main Street SE
Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0
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Rotary is hosting their version of the Family Feud game show.  In Rotary’s Fun Feud, two teams comprised of audience members will compete to win cash prizes by naming the most popular answers to survey questions.   This years event will also host a silent auction and 50/50 tickets.  
 
 
Back by popular demand..... the event was sold out in 2019 and was a fantastic evening.  Cocktails are at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm and the show gets underway at 7:00 pm. This year a new component has been added - a silent auction featuring baskets of merchandise, gift cards, and so much more!  Net proceeds from the evening will be going towards a sun shelter/gazebo in a local Slave Lake park.
 
To book a table or tickets, contact Harry at 780-805-0482 or email rotaryclubofslavelake@gmail.com
The Rotary Club of Slave Lake is proud to assist the Royal Canadian Legion with the Law Enforcement Recognition Dinner.
On October 15th, the Royal Canadian Legion held their annual dinner recognizing local RCMP members and other local law enforcement members for the great work done in the Slave Lake community.
 
Congratulations to Kennedy Hartman and Saige Burnett, the Rotary Club of Slave Lake scholarship recipients.
 
Each year, local high school students from Slave Lake who are planning on attending post-secondary school are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Club of Slave Lake $1,000 scholarships. 

Lucky Duck Raffle Tickets - SOLD OUT

 
Thank you for your support.
Good luck to all ticket holders!!
 
We have 3 lucky winners!!  Town of Slave Lake Councillors Frankie Ward and Shawn Gramlich dived into a pool full of ducks and retrieved 3 lucky ducks.  
 
 
Congratulations to the Winners in the NHL Hockey Draft.  This year the draft was 98% sold out.  
The first place winner was Wesley Purchase.  Congratulations Wesley!
Read more to see the full list of winners.
 
Thank You to everyone who supported this fundraiser!!
The second annual Shredder Event held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 was very successful.  Businesses and residents brought over 430 boxes of paper to be shredded.  The Rotary Club partnered with Altogether Shredding and offered this service to resident and businesses within the region.  The shredding event was held in 2021 and over thirty local business brought in truckloads of shredding.  Many small business owners asked Rotary to continue to offer this service.  
Would you like to be a Friend of Rotary and help out at various events?  

Do you like the work Rotary does and would like to help but don’t have the time to become a member or belong to a club?  If so, then being a Friend of Rotary may be for you.   Our Friends of Rotary require no commitments whatsoever. 
Cards & Chocolate for Seniors! 
During Covid when many seniors were home bound and not seeing many people, the Rotary Club of Slave Lake wanted to bring a little cheer.  We formed a partnership with 2 local elementary schools.  Students from CJ Schurter School (Kindergarten to grade 3) and EG Wahlstrom school (grades 4-6) drew pictures, made cards, and sometimes created special crafts for the local seniors. The Rotarians then hand delivered the cards along with chocolates to over 200 seniors in the community.

In 2022, the community service project grew to include over 200 seniors.  The cards bring a smile to many seniors and to Rotarians who love to hand deliver them!
Color Fun Run & BBQ   Saturday, April 30, 2022
The Color Fun Run is a five-kilometer, untimed family friendly event. Whether you run, walk, or dance across the finish line, participants will celebrate completing their happiest 5 km run. At each kilometer mark, Color Runners are doused from head to toe in colored powder and while most participants wear white at the starting line, everyone  finishes plastered in color!
 
The event held on Saturday, April 30 was a huge success!!   165 participants were covered in a rainbow of colours, in fact over 175 pounds of color powder was thrown at walkers.   When participants crossed the finish line, the fun continued with a Bar-b-que, music, photos and more color throws!  
 
The Rotary Club of Slave Lake and Legacy Child Care Society were proud to host this community event.
 
 
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