Rotary is a humanitarian service organization which brings together people in order to provide community service, promote integrity, and advance goodwill, peace, and understanding in the world.  

Welcome to the YEG Passport Rotary Club

Our Club is on Treaty Six Territory in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan, ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ.
We seek to understand Indigenous Cultural Values. 
We aspire to co-create a safer space in our Club by listening and speaking with humility, respect and curiosity.
Come as you are with your unique gifts to a shared table.
Above all else, we will ask:
Is it the Truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all?

Solving some of the world’s most complex and pressing problems takes real commitment and vision.

Rotary members believe that we share a responsibility to take action to support local and global change.

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Last year our Ethnic potluck during the holiday season was a super success, thanks to Yvonne E. for hosting and all the members and their delicious dishes we all shared.  The tradition continues on Saturday Dec 16 - Click to complete sign up sheet ->>>  Dec. 16 Holiday Potluck at Marilyn's  Bring your own refreshment.   Consider sharing something ethnic and telling the origins. 
Special treat - Induction of two new members - Issa Kamara and Sami Zaman 
This year it will be hosted by Club Secretary - Marilyn Mucha, centrally located at 9701 - 96 A Street across from the Muttart Conservatory. 6 PM
Event:Prince Charles Spaghetti Dinner Nov 2023
Date:Nov 29, 2023 3:00 PM - Nov 29, 2023 7:30 PM
Location:Prince Charles School
12325 - 127 St NW
Edmonton, AB Canada
T5L 0Z9
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It's that time again where the Urban Spirits Rotary Club provides a great meal to the students, staff and parents of Prince Charles School.

As usual, we have 2 shifts open for our fantastic voluneteers.

Shift #1 (Prep Team):                       3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Shift #2 (Serving & Closing Team)   5:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m


It's real easy and if you have sucessfully boiled water, you are qualified to join our team!

Register Online

The link above will show you as willing to volunteer. Please reply to this email with the shift(s) you are available for (access to our volunteer list is restricted to Rotary members) and we will finalize your sign-up.

Thank you

Maëlle Toews (Piquée)
Rotary Club of Edmonton Urban Spirits

For many years the stories of Black veterans were not shared in the mainstream media or textbooks.  A website has been established as a small step in ensuring these important stories are shared with the accuracy and the respect these veterans deserve. to raise awareness of the contribution made by Black Canadians who served in the Canadian Military during conflict and in peacetime. The site is a tool for educators, students and those interested in learning about the tradition of service with the Black Canadian community.  
Black Canadians have a long tradition of service to Canada.  All served with distinction and in some cases made the ultimate sacrifice. This Remembrance day, read more about those who served in WWI, WWII, Korea and Bosnia.

Listen to two students who attended RYLA ( Rotary Youth Leadership) session on Sept 30.  Miriam was sponsored by our club.  Jana H. also attended RYLA and is leading an effort to start an Interact club at EastGlen High with help from YEG Passport club members John V and Mark L.

Listen to the impact RYLA has on our youth participants

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Or dial: ‪(CA) +1 647-736-2669‬ PIN: ‪551 062 294‬#
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FALL ASSEMBLY 2023-24 is coming up on on Saturday, November 18th - Don't forget to register!
With the theme Inspiration – Learning – Inclusion, we will gather both in person and virtually at the Château Louis Conference Centre and Hotel, 11727 Kingsway NW in Edmonton. A light breakfast will be available at 8:30 AM, with program from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, including lunch. 
The Assembly is open to all Rotarians and Rotaracts.  
We highly encourage Presidents-elect and their leadership teams to attend as the start of PELA training. Registration is free for Presidents-elect.  Registration is $60 for Rotarians / Rotaracts attending in person and $25 for attending online.  
Carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and wearing scary costumes are some of the time-honored traditions of Halloween. Yet, the Halloween holiday has its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “SAH-win”), a pagan religious celebration to welcome the harvest at the end of summer, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor saints. Soon after, All Saints Day came to incorporate some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before All Saints Day was known as All Hallows Eve, and later, Halloween.

From Edmonton Northeast Rotary club .... 
This month our club is going to Tony's Pizza Palace and we would love to have YEG Passport join us. 
Tony's Pizza Palace  
TUESDAY, October 24 at 6 p.m.
Informal place serving up specialty New York–style pizza along with salads, pasta, entrees & wines.
If you have any allergies or dietary/religious concerns please call and inform Tony's before ordering, 780 424 8777.
(Parking is available at Crystal Glass if needed) 
Please confirm your attendance by Sunday, October 22 to or 780 819 3983.
Hope members can join us!!  
Our next club meeting is online and features past President Sandra Moreno speaking on Diveresity, Equity & Inclusion101.  In her role as Acting Team Lead, City of Edmonton - DEI, she will share with us her role and inform us on the issues facing employers and how we can learn and discuss the complexities and outcomes of policies and practises in managing human resources.
Log in  7 pm 

Join by phone

(CA) +1 647-736-2669
PIN: 551062294
The Sinkunia Community Garden was overflowing with an abundant harvest and numerous helping hands.  Saturday, September 23 was a warm, sunny day and the fields were revealing their bounty - beans, squash, potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, tomatos and chard were just some of the crops uncovered.  
Rotarians from YEG Passport and Edmonton NorthEast clubs along with Sinkunia families worked side by side to gather the crop to make available to those in the community.  It was a sharing atmosphere of food, comraderie and many smiles. The CommuniTea van also joined in to offer some refreshments and a board to catch messages of hope. 
Hope is the message that Rotary is expressing in its theme for this year.  And the garden gave all the participants hope of food sustainability.  More pictures in our Photo album. 
July 1 starts a new Rotary year and RI President MacInally has chosen a theme 2023-24: Create Hope in the World.  He calls for Rotary to create hope in the world by working for peace and mental wellbeing. He urges members to engage in tough conversations and earn the trust that’s necessary to realize these values.    Here is the new theme logo.
Along with a new Rotary year comes our new Club Leadership.  2023-24 brings co-Presidency of Shelley Sabo and Chris Chukwunta.  Together they bring great energy and insights into our club journey for the next year.  Show your support by coming out on July 8 to see them take the reigns and sign up to help on a commitee to generate continued momentum for our club projects and creating hope in the local and international communities we serve.
New District Governor Brent Collingwood will also be in attendance on Saturday July 8.  Bring the whole family ( and a lawn chair, or blanket and a water bottle)  There will be food and excitement.
Annually the Rotary clubs of the Edmonton area honour nominees because they live lives that are consistent with the four-way test and exemplify Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”    This year May 18, 2023 is the date for the event to be held at Chateau Louis Conference Center 11727 Kingsway Avenue NW at 6 pm. Tickets are $ 75.
The nominee from the YEG Passport Rotary club is Patricia Gumbo is the volunteer Executive Director for the Sihle-Sizwe Vineyard Organization. and also works for DATS.
She leads projects in both Edmonton and Zimbabwe. The youth Marimba band project uses music for youth development. The Marimba  is like a giant xylophone with large wooden keys.  The organization's youth marimba band brings joy and hope wherever they play. Recent performances included  at a local junior high's anti-racsim day and for seniors and youth in affordable housing.  The band's performances spawn spontaneous dance parties. 
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