Raquel Blackwell - 5 Year Rotarian 2019-11-22 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent. It’s crucial to eliminate polio from the last three countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free. 

End Polio Now 2019-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
Roadside Clean-Up (Fall 2019) 2019-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrating John Blasman 2019-09-20 04:00:00Z 0
Summer 2019 2019-09-13 04:00:00Z 0
Presentation of Annual Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Awards 2019-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
Charitable organizations such as Rotary benefit directly from the revenues at the Charitable Gaming Centres.
Bingo 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Trivia Challenge 2019 2019-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
One4Another Update 2019-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Mohawk Racetrack 2018-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Lucky Iron Fish 2018-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our newest Rotarian! 2018-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
2018 Rotary International Convention 2018-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
The 1.2 Million Tree Planting Challenge 2018-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
CMH Tour & Cheque Presentation 2018-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
2018 Agency Cheque Presentations 2018-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
2018 Trivia Challenge 2018-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
Serving Children in Uganda.
How a Rotary Club in Cambridge, Ontario is helping children in Jinja, Uganda.
One 4 Another 2018-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Adventure in Citizenship 2018 2018-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Thank you Steele Group 2018-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Backyard Astronomy 2018-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Region of Waterloo International Airport 2018-01-19 05:00:00Z 0
The Blades Return! 2018-01-05 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise is made up of people with a passion for making a difference in our city and the world. We are leaders who love helping people, and our motto is "service above self". We meet for breakfast on Friday mornings to socialize, plan service projects, discuss local and international issues and hear interesting guest speakers. We contribute over $50,000 each year to local and international projects.
Who We Are..... 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Hank Nykamp talks Fentanyl 2017-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
Kinbridge Association 2017-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Big Brothers and Big Sisters 2017-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
Healing of The Seven Generations 2017-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
Canada 150: Looking too closely 2017-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
39th Annual Ernie’s Golf Tournament 2017-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Tree Planting @ rare Charitable Research Reserve 2017-05-30 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome new Rotarians Morgan Jones, and
Presentation by Laura Muirhead from Child Witness Centre
Double Feature! 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
2017 Trivia Night 2017-04-21 04:00:00Z 0
2017 Agency Presentations 2017-04-13 04:00:00Z 0
Health & Wellness - by Dr. Mitch Abrams 2017-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow Award +3_Denise Smith 2017-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
KidsAbility + Rotary: 60th Anniversary 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
CAP Christians Against Poverty 2017-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Scholarship Winner 2017 2017-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Mike Lawrie - 30 Years of Rotary 2017-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Blades Hockey Team 2017-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Charter Lunch 2017 at The Old Marina 2017-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
This Is Rotary 2017-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome Venessa Baker 2017-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
St. Jacob's Winter Wagon Ride 2017-01-28 05:00:00Z 0
One4Another Update 2017-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
Dave Banks - Paul Harris Fellow 2017-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Ancora House 2017-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Syria: Obstacles to Peace 2016-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Touring the CMH Construction 2016-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
Understanding the US Election 2016-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
One 4 Another 2016-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
District 7080 Conference 2016-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Rotarians + Cambridge Firefighters 2016-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Double Feature!  2016-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Donkey Sanctuary 2016-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Langs - LGBTQ Community 2016-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
Larry Hardman receives Paul Harris Award 2016-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
MD Boot Drive 2016-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
Jennifer John, Pedorthist 2016-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Adventures in Citizenship Delegate 2016-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Recognition Breakfast 2016-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Ernie's Roadhouse Charity Golf Tournament 2016-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Centennial Public School 2016-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
One Donor Saved One Life 2016-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Superhero Success! 2016-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrating the 30th year of the Rotary Classic Superhero Fun Run. 
Special thanks to Olivia Aldrich and her mother Alexandria for sharing their story! 
30th Annual Rotary Classic Superhero Run 2016-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Ernie's Roadhouse 38th Annual Golf Tournament 2016-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise proudly presented this year's Rotary Scholarship Award to Caitlin Beacock at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on March 24, 2016.
Rotary Scholarship Award Winner 2016-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise held their 4th annual Trivia Challenge fundraiser on the evening of Friday April 1st at the Cambridge Newfoundland Club. A record 33 teams with almost 250 players participated in the event this year.
There were 3 rounds of general trivia questions and 1 round focusing just on the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Congratulations to Team B Kind for placing first, scoring 80 out of a possible 100 points. B Kind even had matching T-shirts with their team name on them.
Cambridge Sunrise was able to raise over $5,000 to support Rotary programs locally and around the world.
Rotary International Director Julia Phelps and District Governor Will Pugh also participated in the event.   
Congratulations to our 50/50 draw winner Kevin Schell (ticket #088021) who received $404.
Thanks to the committee members and other Rotarians for making this event such a success.  
4th Annual Trivia Challenge winners 2016-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
4th ANNUAL TRIVIA CHALLENGE 2016-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
We would like to formally welcome our newest Rotarian, Mona Bhanot to Cambridge Sunrise Rotary!
Welcome Mona Bhanot! 2016-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
What a wonderful way to celebrate our Rotarian community! Thank you to all of our members who attended and got to enjoy each other's company and discuss our wonderful club objectives. 
Charter Breakfast 2016-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
Last night Cambridge Sunrise Rotary was honoured to have attended the 3rd Annual Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Awards. We are proud to share with everyone the well-deserving winners of the evening:
Best Corporate/Non-For-Profit Partnership:
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning / Lisaard House 
Best Marketing Campagin:
INTENT/Women's Crisis Services Waterloo Region- "She Deserves it"
Best Event of the Year:
Community Living Cambridge- Fabulous Fashions
Service Club of the Year:
100+ Women Who Care Waterloo Region
Volunteer of the Year:
Cathy Olsson- Nutrition for Learning
Youth Volunteer of the Year:
Anoosha Kizhatil- Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation
Employee of the Year:
Bonnie Deekon- Cambridge & District Humane Society 
Not-For-Profit - 11 Employees and Over
Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort
Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlie Klager 
Congratulations to all of these wonderful people and organizations. A special congratulations to former Sunrise Cambridge Rotary member Charlie Klager for winning Lifetime Achievement Award! Thank you Mayor Doug Craig and CEO Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Greg Durocher, friends of Sunrise Rotary, for being the Master of Cermonies. 
3rd Annual Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Awards 2015-11-25 05:00:00Z 0
This morning Cambridge Sunrise Rotary was invited to explore the wonderful history of the world of fashion at the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge. This museum opened in June of this year and has already had over 2,000 visitors! One of the highlighted exhibits is "Meet Royalty" (coming soon), for more information please check out their website:

Fashion Museum 2015-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
At this past Friday meeting, November 6 2015, we here at Sunrise Rotary had the honour of hearing from 2nd Lt. Mark Richardson from the Royal Highland Fusiliers. Such a wonderful experience to have been shared with all of us, thanks to both of them for their incredible work!
Royal Highland Fusiliers 2015-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
From all of us at Cambridge Sunrise Rotary, we welcome Jennifer Clarke as our newest Rotarian! This morning we formally welcomed Jennifer into our club, all of us happy to have gained another member and most importantly friend.
Welcoming our Newest Cambridge Sunrise Rotarian! 2015-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
A huge thank you to Mayor Doug Craig for speaking at our meeting this morning, Friday October 30th. Great discussion on the city!
Mayor Doug Craig 2015-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
As we all know Ribfest is a huge deal for us at Cambridge Sunrise Rotary. We are all so proud of each other and every single person involved for having had such an amazingly successful event and turn out this past August 2015. This morning we celebrated all of our hard work and prepared for an even greater RIBFEST 2016!
Ribfest Thank you Celebration 2015-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Cambridge Sunrise Rotary was please to host the Electoral candidates debate for New riding of Kitchener South and Hespeler!
Electoral Debate Round 2 2015-10-09 04:00:00Z 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there.

With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there.

Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. . Once three years have passed without a case in WHO’s entire African region, officials will certify polio eradicated there.

“Rotary congratulates Nigeria on its tremendous accomplishment in stopping polio,” says RI President K.R. Ravindran. “On behalf of the entire Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), we thank volunteers, health workers, and parents in communities across Nigeria for their tireless commitment to ensuring every last child is protected against this devastating disease. In the months ahead, their dedication will remain as important as ever, as we work to keep Nigeria polio-free and to eliminate polio from its final strongholds in Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

Nigeria’s success is the result of several sustained efforts, including domestic and international financing, the commitment of thousands of health workers, and new strategies that reached children who had not previously been immunized because of a lack of security in the country’s northern states.


In other encouraging news, an independent global health commission officially verified on 21 September that wild poliovirus type 2, one of three strains of the wild virus, has been eradicated worldwide. Although the last type 2 case was detected back in 1999, the confirmation is an important milestone, as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative  from a form of the vaccine that targets all polio types to one that does not protect against type 2.

The announcement by the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication confirms that only two strains of the wild poliovirus remain. Of those, type 3 wild poliovirus hasn’t been detected in almost three years, and wild poliovirus type 1 is endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


On 25 September, the GPEI's Polio Oversight Board met to determine the next steps needed to eradicate polio. The group concluded that $1.5 billion in new funding is needed to help Rotary and its partners end polio in the next few years. With Nigeria now polio-free, spending will focus on the most vulnerable children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, while continuing to shield millions of children already living in polio-free countries.

“With a fully funded program and global commitment to ending this disease, we have the opportunity to interrupt transmission of the wild poliovirus in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2016, opening the door for certification of a global eradication in 2019,” says Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “With [Rotary members’] continued support, we will soon see our dream of a polio-free world realized.”

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End of Polio 2015-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
This Friday Morning Sunrise Rotary was the proud host of a live debate between the electoral candidates from each running party. Grabbing the attention of reporters Lisa Rutledge from the Cambridge Times and Tom from Cambridge Snap who covered the entire debate. 
Gary Goodyear represented the Conservative Party 

Bryan May represented the Liberal Party 

Michelle Braniff represented the Green Party 

Bobbi Stewart represented the NDP Party 

All the candidates spoke passionately on topics including senior cut backs, income splitting, health care and trade agreements. All followed through professionally with strong key points and determination, showing the best of what each party has to offer Cambridge. In the end it came down to their individual plans and goals they wish to accomplish that set them apart and brought light onto their true values. 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/135/Stories/electoral-candidates-debate#sthash.4TmfPXwU.dpuf
This Friday Morning Sunrise Rotary was the proud host of a live debate between the electoral candidates from each running party. Grabbing the attention of reporters Lisa Rutledge from the Cambridge Times and Tom from Cambridge Snap who covered the entire debate. 
Gary Goodyear represented the Conservative Party 
Bryan May represented the Liberal Party 
Michelle Braniff​ represented the Green Party 
Bobbi Stewart represented the NDP Party 
All the candidates spoke passionately on topics including senior cut backs, income splitting, health care and trade agreements. All followed through professionally with strong key points and determination, showing the best of what each party has to offer Cambridge. In the end it came down to their individual plans and goals they wish to accomplish that set them apart and brought light onto their true values. 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/135/Stories/electoral-candidates-debate#sthash.4TmfPXwU.dpuf
Electoral Candidates Debate 2015-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
We are all so pleased to have been able to support one of our most beloved non-profit organization - Kids Ability! Thank you for allowing us to support you in your wonderful cause.
Kids Ability 2015-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
This morning Jane Brewer was overjoyed to have shared her experience and love for her community with Sunrise Rotary. Jane is the former Mayor and Regional Councillor for Cambridge and with such great past responsibility came many fufilling community based stories. We all thank you Jane, for your continuing inspiration to keep our growing community filled with love. 
Sunrise Rotary also had the pleasure this morning of meeting Jonathan R. Luna. Please see photo below for more information.
Growing a Community with Love 2015-08-14 04:00:00Z 0
Technology is an amazing new addition to our education systems in Ontario, however, with children hiding behind computer screens all day they are more often or not missing the big picture. The world is more than the internet and there is more to learning than the confines of a classroom. Sarah Son, a kindergarden teacher and mother of 4 and Jen Clarke are trying to bring the classroom outside. We had the pleasure of hearing them speak this past Friday about their strong initiatives and success in bringing classes at Centennial Public School in Cambridge outside to learn. 
Below are images of Sarah and Jen from Friday at the club and a schematic prepared by their Landscape Architect.

Creating an Outdoor Learning Enviornment 2015-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
K.R. Ravindran
President, 2015-16
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

We’re delighted to report that [today] Nigeria has passed one year with no new cases of the wild poliovirus.

This is the longest the country has ever gone without a case of polio and a critical step on the path toward a polio-free Africa. We’ve come a long way since the bleak years when the virus reached its peak. It was only a decade ago that polio struck 12,631 people in Africa- three quarters of all cases in the world.

We congratulate Rotarians who have donated $688.5 million to fight polio throughout Africa, including more than $200 million to Nigeria. We congratulate Rotarians from Africa and around the world who have also devoted countless hours to immunize the children who now have the opportunity for healthier, happier lives.

With the ambitious scope of Rotary’s PolioPlus program, our efforts are having a far-reaching, transformative impact beyond the eradication of polio.

With the infrastructure put in place by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), Nigeria not only reduced its polio caseload by 90% in 2014, but it also successfully thwarted the world’s most lethal Ebola outbreak to date, in only 90 days, a response faster than even the U.S., and rightly praised by the World Health Organization as ‘world-class’.

In Nigeria and elsewhere, the Initiative provides a blueprint to reach all children with a package of lifesaving vaccines and health interventions. This is a vital step on the path to human development, as we know that with improved public health, more resources can be channeled towards education and economic growth.

If the stringent World Health Organization testing criteria are met, then Nigeria could be removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September of this year.

However, our work is not done. We know that polio can easily return, with devastating consequences, if we don’t stamp it out now.

We must act, as Rotarians do, to build on the progress made and stop polio once and for all. We have a narrow window of opportunity to achieve this, and if we fail, we could witness up to 200,000 cases a year in the near future.

So how can we finally make history and end polio now?

Today, we must protect the progress made in Nigeria, and support Pakistan and Afghanistan, the other two remaining polio-endemic countries.

Protecting progress means enhancing surveillance, routine immunization, and community engagement in Nigeria and other countries where transmission has been stopped.

Supporting Pakistan and Afghanistan means full political and financial commitment to eradicating polio; vaccination of all children in these countries; high quality surveillance, and the accomplishment of all the expert recommendations as part of the GPEI’s Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan.

Visit endpolio.org to download a toolkit of materials to help you share this progress – and the need for continued commitment in the coming years – with your Rotary club, your communities and your elected officials.

This all requires time, energy and investment. Pakistan’s budget requirements for polio eradication activities from 2016-2018 amounts to $305.7 million, and if we can raise this sum now, a polio-free world will reap financial savings of US$50 billion over the next 20 years and prove what’s possible when the global community comes together to improve children’s lives.

Your donation to PolioPlus will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tripling your contribution.

Thirty years ago we told the world what Rotary believes: that we can achieve the eradication of only the second human disease in history. Our belief is becoming reality. For every child, let’s make sure that reality is a bright one.

Warm Regards,
Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran and Rotary Foundation Chair Ray Klinginsmith

A Year Free of Polio in Nigeria 2015-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Today was the Cambridge Ribfest KICK OFF!!! 
A perfect day with the gorgeous scenery of down town and tons of smiling faces. 200 ribs were graciously donated by Silver bullet and cooked to delicious perfection in preparation for the upcoming event. With such an overwhelming response, all 200 ribs were devoured in less than 20 minutes! No one left with an empty stomach but everyone left hungry for more Cambridge Ribfest festivities!
Cambridge RIBFEST 2015 KICKOFF!!! 2015-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise, together with Ernie’s Roadhouse, hosted the 37th Annual Ernie’s Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 13th. This was the seventh year for our Rotary club as the charity of choice. 
The dinner was held at Ernie’s Roadhouse and as always enjoyed by all the participants. The silent auction included some spirited bidding and the ever popular “Bucket of Booze”  and the Raffle was a big hit.
The winning tickets for the two (2) prizes in the “Bucket of Booze” Raffle were tickets #231 and #080 respectively.
We were successful in raising over $6,500 to help further the good works of Rotary. Some of our projects this year will be to support the following:
1.     Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation
2.     Cambridge Shelter Corporation      
3.     Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council
4.     Kids Can Play
5.     Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
6.     Project READ
7.     Bracelet of Hope  
Thanks to our hole sponsors and all those who donated silent auction items.  To our golfers, volunteers, golf committee, and staff at the Puslinch Lake Golf Club, thank you for going above and beyond to make the 37th Annual Ernie’s Charity Golf Tournament such a great success.
Special thanks to Rob Cox and the staff at Ernie’s Roadhouse who did a wonderful job organizing and running the tournament and provided a delicious meal to all participants.
Annual Ernie’s Roadhouse Charity Golf Tournament Raises over $6,500 for Local Community Agencies 2015-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
On Tuesday June 23, 2015 a very special award was handed out with the utmost admiration for the recipient.  The Compassionate Kids Award allows our youth to be validated and rewarded for their outstanding generosity towards others. This year the award was presented to a 7 year old student at St.Anne School, Cambridge, named Cameron Percy. Cameron has continued to show remarkable generosity, thoughtfulness and compassion to the people around him. Cameron was presented with a Plaque and a $500 award to spend to his choosing. Cameron, selflessly decided to not only donate the money but to divide it amoungst two charities, giving a generous $250 donation to Alison Neighbourhood Community Centre and Friends of Mill Creek.
Compassionate Kids Award 2015 2015-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
Rita Westbrook has been a continuing support to Rotary with her persevering commitment and ongoing service. For all of her wonderful work, Rita was presented with a Multiple Harris Award. We are all so grateful for her dedication to Rotary.
Multiple Harris Award 2015-06-22 04:00:00Z 0

A big thank you goes out to our Regional Councilor for Waterloo, Helen Jowett. She showed us the definition of initiative for the greater good of the community while speaking at the Rotary Club - giving us a positive insight into the remainder of 2015.


2015 Region of Waterloo Initiatives 2015-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2015
Michael would like to thank Raquel Blackwell for her donation to The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for their continuing research in cancer treatment. This past weekend The Ride to Conquer Cancer was hosted by the Princess Margaret Health Centre and was highly successful with a total of 55 donors and a contribution of over $6800 to the cause. Close to $20 million was raised by the 4800 riders starting at Toronto.
The Ride to Conqeur Cancer 2015-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
"Life work balance. Does it exist? " 2015-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 25, 2015
Here's a shot of some of the amazing prize table volunteers that came out to support KidsAbility!
Superhero Run 2015-05-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 24, 2015
Some fun photos from the Rotary Classic Superhero Run in support of KidsAbility.  Here is Dr.Lawrie the "Caped Crusader" 
Some Superhero Fun 2015-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Come be a part of our Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday June 13, 2015! Pre-register at Ernie's Roadhouse, our sponsor for the event. If you wish to sponsor and show your support, please contact us for a sponsorship letter! :)
Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
The winning ticket number is #087320. Congratulations to Norm Bindon of Mississauga for winning the grand prize of $277.50!
Trivia Challenge - 50 / 50 Draw 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Today was our favourite meeting of the year, where we get to present the charities for money raised. We had Carol Risidiore and Chris Prosser from the Literacy Group, Tana Nash from Suicide Prevention Council, Christine Kecser from the Cambridge Shelter, Jennifer White from Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Anne Marie Zajdlik from the Rotary Club of Guelph, Shawn Panio from Bracelet of Hope, Sharon Ilavsky as a guest, Joanne Davis from Project Read and Mike Miller from Kids Can Play. What an honour to have you all at our meeting this morning!
Presenting of Charities 2015-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
On Sunday, May 24, 2015, the three Rotary Clubs of Cambridge and the Cambridge Times will invite runners, joggers and walkers to show they care about children in Cambridge with special needs. Once again we will be asking individuals, schools, teams, businesses and industry to help us continue to support KidsAbility Centre for Child Development. Last year over four hundred people participated to make the day a huge success. The presentation of $40,000 to KidsAbility in Cambridge to assist in providing life-changing services and programs to over twelve hundred children showed, yet again, that this event is providing a significant boost to this essential community organization.  Since 1999, the Cambridge Times Rotary Classic has helped raise $670,000 for KidsAbility. Rotarians estimate the total funds raised from this event since being established in 1987 is well over $1 million. Check out the web site for more information and online registration http://rotaryfunrun.ca/
2015 Rotary Classic Superhero Run 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Today we had Chief Bryan Larkin from the Waterloo Regional Police. We are so fortunate to have such an outstanding Chief in our community. Thank you for being our guest speaker this morning!
Chief Bryan Larkin - Waterloo Regional Police 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Join in for the Rotary Trivia Challenge in April! Scroll down and look on the right of this page under Home Page Download Files for the registration form!
Rotary Trivia Challenge 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Today we also had Aisha Hufnagel, a student from GCI who has won the Rotary Scholarship Award. She is an incredible young woman who is involved in many community events such as basketball, frisbee and her school choir. She is also the Student President of her school and Chair of Relay for Life. She is heavily involved in charitable organizations such as Free the Children in Kenya, where she raised over 5k! All this while maintaining a 92% average in school, pretty impressive! A huge congratulations goes out to Aisha!
Congratulations to Aisha! 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

How cool is this?! Our guest speaker today, Ian Evans, reached the South Pole at 5:45 p.m. on January 6th, 2015. This was done in 44 days, with 120LBS sleds and 9,000 feet of ascent! Pretty incredible!

Here's his photo at the South Pole, and a photo of today's meeting with club member Dave Jenkins presenting him the certificate! 

Read more on Ian's expedition by following this link to his blog: South Pole Expedition successful.





Ian's South Pole Expedition 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Here's a group photo from our Charter Celebration! It was so great to see some of our past members and presidents as well!
Charter Celebration 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Today we had Tim Barrie of Barrie's Asparagus Farm & Country Market. Club member Rob Konduros presenting Tim with a certificate for being our guest speaker, and a photo of Tim with some of the many delicious products Barrie's Asparagus makes. Check out their website: http://www.barriesasparagus.com/index.html
Barrie's Asparagus 2015-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Today Dr. Mike Lawrie discussed Polio with the club. Although the world is 99% polio free, it is still an ongoing challenge.
End Polio 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 22, 2015
Guest speaker Murray Mill today talked about the Cambridge Probus Club. The Probus Clubs of Cambridge have monthly meetings and a guest speaker to talk on a subject of interest or special value to retired folks. They organize group outings such as theatre, sporting events and local attractions. For more information visit www.probuscambridge.org
Cambridge Probus Club 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Last Fridays speaker Mark Stromenberg from Cambridge Youth Unlimited was great! Cambridge Youth Unlimited is dedicated to offering programs and developing relationships to the youth that nurture the whole person, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually! Thank you for being our guest speaker Mark!

Check out Cambridge Youth Unlimited's site here: http://yfccambridge.com/
Cambridge Youth Unlimited 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Ribfest Sponsorship & Appreciation 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Eventful meeting this morning! Guest speaker Bob Bedford was presented the Paul Harris award by Dr. Mike Lawrie. We even had our youngest guest attend today, Bob's grandson Nolan. Club member Scott Hebert also presented the Paul Harris award to his niece, Taylor Roebotham. Congrats to the both of you!
Closing The Year with Mr. Rotary 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Dr. Mike Lawrie for being on the cover of Dialogue Medical Journal. We are honoured to have such an inspiring member in our club. 
Dialogue Cover 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
A big thank you to Catharine Gerhard for stepping in last minute to be our guest speaker, discussing Canada's Technology Triangle. Thank you for joining us Catharine!

Next we have club member Steven Marrier receiving the Paul Harris Award by Scott Hebert. Congrats Steve!

We would also like to send Chief Bryan Larkin some well wishes as he was feeling under the weather and unable to attend today. Get better soon Chief, Christmas is around the corner!
Canada's Technology Triangle 2014-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Another successful Grandparent's Christmas Dinner! A big thanks to the Cambridge Holiday Inn for helping us bring the joy and holiday spirit to grandparent's in our community who are raising their grandchildren. To see all the photo's from the evening, click the link and check out our Facebook page
2014 Grandparen'ts Christmas Dinner 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 04, 2014
Our guest speaker this morning Joanne Davis came to talk about the Project READ Literacy Network. They are a community dedicated to promoting the growth of literacy and essential skills in Waterloo-Wellington. Thank you so much Joanne for being a guest speaker! Here are club members Mark Rozad, Faye Schultz and Joanne Davis. Find out more about Project Read by visiting their web page
Project READ Literacy Network 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
This morning we had a great speech from Bill Davidson, Executive Director at Langs Farm Village. Bill has helped establish a wide variety of services such as the Community Health Centre, North Dumfries Community Health Centre Satellite, Community Diabetes Education Program, Youth Drop-In Centre, and the 7th Inning Alternative Education Program for young people. Thanks Bill for being a guest speaker, we love having speakers who are an inspiration and are helping out in the community. This is a photo of Faye Schultz, Angela Asadoorian, Bill Davidson, Nancy Mykitschak and Emily Aubin.
Community Health and Wellness Guest Speaker 2014-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Last night was the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Awards, where we were presented the award for "Best event of the Year." Our award is sponsored by MNP LLP. We are honoured to receive this award for the first Ribfest ever held in Cambridge. Below are some photo's from the Community Awards with club members Mark Rozad, Larry Hardman, Faye Schultz and Raquel Blackwell, and Don Daggett and Mike Jennings from The Rotary Club of Cambridge North.
Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Awards 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Once again, the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise is prepared to sponsor one candidate for this hands-on leadership experience for eligible individuals. RYLA is a Youth Leadership Award targeted for those between the ages of 18 – 24. This week long, intensive training program for community youth gives them the opportunity to understand themselves better and cultivate the respect and friendship of others. If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this program please contact our Public Relations member Raquel Blackwell for more information and the application.
RYLA Sponsorship Program 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Exciting news! Today at our weekly meeting we were presented with a banner for our clubs consistent giving. We are so very thankful for the recognition we have received for doing what we love! Our club was also provided a certificate for our financial support in the End Polio Now: Make History Today campaign. We were also 1 of 1,550 clubs to achieve Top Three Highest in Per Capita Annual Giving honors in our district, 1 of 1,200 clubs world wide to attain status as a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club, and 1 of 2,515 clubs world wide to become an Every Rotarian, Every Year club. To think, a small group of people can really make a difference. It is truly an honor!
Proud To Be a Rotary Club Member 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Past President Rob Konduros was our guest speaker today. He discussed his book WWI: A Monumental History which contains lots of photos and information on the statues that honour Canadian WWI vets. He spent years travelling across Canada and then France and Belgium documenting an important part of our history. This photo is of his speech this morning at the Galt Country Club.

WWI: A Monumental History 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
By donating $20.00 to our club you will get one of these adorable teddy bears as well as help us raise money to make a difference! Please contact our Co-Chair member Scott Hebert to find out how you can help. Thank you for your dedication!

Help Us Help Others! 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rob Konduros in the Cambridge Times 2014-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
A big thank you to our guest speaker this morning Keith Pitts. He gave a great speech on cross border shopping. Below is a photo of Keith and if you wish to purchase his book just click here!
Cross Border Shopping 2014-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Our club is being nominated for a few awards at the 2nd Annual Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Awards Presented by The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday Nov. 25th! Cambridge Ribfest is being nominated for Best Event and Best Marketing Campaign. Our club is being nominated for Service Club of the Year. Our club members Mark Rozad is being nominated for Volunteer of the Year, and Anne Tinker Employee of the Year at the Cambridge Shelter. This is exciting stuff for us, we are very proud! Check out all the nominations at cambridgechamber.com.
2nd Annual Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Awards 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Club member Maria Buchner was awarded the Paul Harris Award this morning at our meeting. The Paul Harris Award is granted when you give $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved foundation grant. Thank you Maria for your dedication and for all the help you've brought to others! Here is a picture taken this morning of Maria Buchner being awarded by her son, Ziggy.
Paul Harris Award 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Today is World Polio Day! Rotary clubs have done so much to help eradicate polio around the world. In fact, only 3 Endemic Countries are left and 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio. The 119,350 people who have signed on with Rotary to make this possible are all to thank! Rotary will be doing a livestream event today at 7:30 EST. Go to http://www.endpolio.org/ for the live global update on the fight to end polio!
End Polio Now 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to all our Mayoral Candidates who attended the debate on Friday October 17th:
Doug Craig
Paul Tavares
Sardool Bhogal
Sandra Hill
Harpinder Singh
It is unfortunate that Linda Whetham and Andrew Johnson were unable to attend. Here is a photo of Dr. Mike Lawrie who was moderating the event. We look forward to the coming elections!

Mayoral Debate 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Really exciting club meeting on Friday! We are hosting a Mayoral Debate before the elections. Club member Dr. Mike Lawrie will give all candidates a fair opportunity to present their positions. We admire and respect those who present themselves for public office. Join us at the Galt Country Club on Friday for breakfast and the Mayoral Debate at 7:15 a.m.
All Candidates Debate 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day is approaching fast! On October 24th Rotary Internation will be live with global updates on the fight to end Polio. Since 1979 they have been helping the fight to end polio, and have eradicated it in all but 3 countries. Check out the website and help raise awareness
World Polio Day 2014 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
We'd like to thank all our guests who have taken the time to be a part of our club meetings: Dee Radke, Kitch Radke, Phillip Maher, Anne-Marie Zajdlik, Brian Bennett and Susan Douglas. We were honoured to have you participate!
Thank You to Our Guests! 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Our guest speaker today was Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik, the Founder of Bracelet of Hope. Bracelet of Hope is a grassroots organization, engaging Canadians to help the fight against AIDS in Africa. For more information on this incredible organization, visit their web page. Dr. Anne-Marie has also done a TED Talk at Laurier University. Below is a photo taken at our latest meeting of Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik and Dr. Mike Lawrie, Club Member.

Bracelet of Hope 2014-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
October 1st is National Seniors Day! Celebrate the special seniors in your life who have helped build this country and continue to make valuable contributions to all sorts of Canadian communities, workplaces and society! The Government of Canada website has some resources to celebrate and commemorate the seniors in your life.
Happy National Seniors Day! 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Our latest guest speaker Dr. James Dippel spoke to us about the importance of children's eye sight. He explained to us what is checked during your child's eye exam and how to maintain their vision. Dr. James Dippel had some very interesting facts and tips on eye care. Check out their web site for more information and interesting facts.
Here is a photo of Dr. James Dippel giving his presentation:

And here's a photo of club member Dave Glithero presenting Dr. James Dippel with his certificate:
Guest Speaker Dr. James Dippel 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2014
It's KidsAbility Day this Saturday at Strom's! Tons of fun stuff for the kids to take part in!
KidsAbility Day at Strom's 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Sunday September 21st is our very own Anne Tinker's birthday! Be sure to send her birthday wishes this weekend. Have a great day Anne!
Happy Birthday! 2014-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2014
The Telling Tales Festival was a huge success over the weekend. So many families were able to enjoy the day while their children participated in story telling. We were very proud to support this event! Check out this great shot that Christine Green took at the festival. Check out Telling Tales Festival Facebook page to see even more photos of the entire event.
Telling Tales Festival 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Here it is! Our ice bucket challenge took place yesterday at the Galt Country Club. The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise raised $435 in support of ALS. We were very pleased to have Joanna from ALS join us. President Faye Schultz presented Joanna with the funds raised. We have challenged the other rotary clubs, Cambridge North,  and  the Cambridge Preston-Hespeler to complete this challenge too and donate! A special thanks to Jacob for filming.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations and a big thank you to Steve and Sandra for taking on the challenge of walking 60 km! Over the next two days, they will be completing this walk for breast cancer. Everyone wish them good luck and cheer them on over the weekend.
Steve & Sandra Walk 60km! 2014-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Our guest speaker today discussed the Innisfree House. Innisfree operates under the Lisaard House, a well known, local hospice. We'd like to thank Davene Palvetzian for taking the time to come and talk to our club. You can donate for such an incredible cause by clicking here.
Here is Davene speaking with Connie Dwyer.

Innisfree Guest Speaker 2014-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Our ice bucket challenge is fast approaching. On the 9th of September we have Joanna from ALS coming to accept donations. Stay tuned!
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Telling Tales will soon be here! And you can help, by donating gently used children's books. Share this flyer with friends and family and help support a great cause!

Telling Tales - Donations Needed 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Let's all take this moment to give a warm welcome to two of our newest members.

Newest member Robert Rang being given his membership package by Mike Lawrie. 
Newest member Robert Rang. Mike Lawrie presenting him his membership package. 
New member Dave Glithero with Patsy Marshall.
New member Dave Glithero with Patsy Marshall.
Welcome to New Members 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 17, 2014
Some wonderful organizations deserve a huge thank you for all the success that the first annual Cambridge Ribfest had this year!

Thank You to Our Sponsors! Raquel Blackwell 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Raquel Blackwell on Aug 11, 2014

Check out this video of some footage taken over the weekend of August 8-10, at Riverside Park. Maybe you can even spot yourself! Video courtesy of Chris Monteiro.


A Bird's-Eye View of Cambridge Ribfest Raquel Blackwell 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Raquel Blackwell on Aug 10, 2014

Thank you to all who participated in making the very first Cambridge Ribfest a successful event this year. We had a great group of club members mixed with volunteers who worked together and made sure things ran smoothly. Cambridge Rotary Sunrise was very happy to be a part of Cambridge history, and we had the perfect weather for this event all weekend! Be sure to like us on Facebook to see all the photos we took, and feel free to tag yourself and your friends and share the memories! Looking forward to running Cambridge Ribfest again next year August 7-9, 2015


First Annual Cambridge Ribfest a Success! Raquel Blackwell 2014-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Ernie’s Roadhouse Charity Golf Tournament raises over $7,000 for local community agencies Dave Banks 2014-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on May 04, 2014



The 28th Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Fun Run is scheduled for Sunday May 25, 2014 .., and we hope to have raised more than $750,000 over this run's history.

For Event details visit: http://www.kidsability.ca/CambridgeTimesRun

Online runner registration: http://rotaryclassic.kintera.org/2014

Check out the 5 km route (NEW this year!): http://www.runningmap.com/?id=695894

Or try the 2.5 km route : http://www.runningmap.com/?id=695902

If you would like to volunteer on the day of the Run, please contact Greg McNabb at gm@galtcountryclub.com in advance.


28th Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Fun Run Scott Hebert 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Mar 20, 2014

We were pleased to have Nathan, this year’s KidsAbility Cambridge Ambassador, join us this morning along with his mother Jenna.


Nathan’s life began with many doubts. There were doubts that he would survive and if he did, doubts that he would be able to move past the words “can’t” and “won’t”. Doctors diagnosed Nathan with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita and Multiminicore Myopathy; both are complicated terms that mean, in short, a joint and muscle disorder. For Nathan, his hands and feet were turned in and his muscles were so weak that he couldn’t hold his head up. At six-months old, his family brought him to KidsAbility for weekly appointments.

Jenna, spoke to us about how through the therapy and support that Nathan benefits from at KidsAbility, he is being empowered with the skills to transform “can’t” into “can” and “won’t” into “will”.


KidsAbility Ambassador Nathan wows Rotarians Scott Hebert 2014-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Nov 12, 2013
ImageThe 3 Cambridge Rotary clubs held a Joint Meeting on Wednesday November 13th. Members of the Preston Hespeler and Cambridge Sunrise clubs joined host club Cambridge North at the Galt Country Club.
The guest speaker was Dr. Andrew Hunt. The title of his presentation was "The JFK Assassination: 50 Years Later -Or a Half Century of Reflection". Dr. Hunt is a professor of history at the University of Waterloo and is well qualified to talk about President John Kennedy, as we near the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
About 60 Rotarians and guests listened to Dr. Hunt analyze the Kennedy Presidency, its successes and shortcomings. Cambridge North President Kathi Dick presided over this the first of what we hope will be many Joint Meeting involving the 3 Cambridge Rotary clubs.
Local Rotary clubs meet to hear author of JFK book Scott Hebert 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Jun 20, 2013
As reported in The Cambridge Times

While many kids were focused on the last day of school, one Grade 7 student was awarded for making a lasting impact throughout the year.



Emra Patterson, a 12-year-old, Grade 7 student at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School was selected from among elementary pupils in Cambridge and North Dumfries to receive the 2013 Compassionate Kid’s Award from the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise.

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of a young person in the community and was presented at the school’s year-end mass on June 21, at St. Clement’s Church.

Patterson is part of the Me to We campaign, serves in the children’s ministry at her church and helps as a media projection volunteer.

At Christmas, she joined members of her church and family to deliver cards and sing carols to residents at the Fairview Mennonite Home and she regularly corresponds with her “Compassionate Child” in the Phillipines.

Patterson said she is also a lunch buddy for a fellow student with Down’s Syndrome and was nominated by an educational assistant at the school.

School education assistant Nela Mawdsley says, “in addition to academic excellence, Emra has been recognized for her contributions in drama, camp club, and has won the Leader of Virtue for several years. Emra is kind, generous and caring to all. She is a student that makes a positive and lasting impact on those she meets.”

Despite her long list of involvement helping others, she was humble in acceptance by explaining she was surprised to actually receive the award, which the local Rotary Club introduced in 2011.

It is intended to recognize and honour youth in our community who show a commitment to making the world a better place for others. It includes a plaque and $500 for the winner’s charity of choice.

Patterson has chosen to donate the money to The King’s Way Outreach Centre in Hamilton.

“They help feed 200 people a day and help people with addictions and job (seeking),” she explained.

As for the summer, Patterson’s looking forward to spending time at her cottage, attending camp and going to Darien Lake.

Emra Patterson honoured with 2013 Compassionate Kid's Award Scott Hebert 2013-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Ernie’s Roadhouse Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $7,000 for Local Community Agencies Dave Banks 2013-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Compassionate Kid's Award 2013 - Nominations Open Scott Hebert 2013-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Jan 07, 2013

You can help make the world a better place.

If you are interested in learning more about Rotary Membership, contact Scott Hebert or Rita Westbrook (Membership co-chairs) or any of our Club members listed on our website.

You are the Missing Piece - Rotary: Humanity in Motion Scott Hebert 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Dec 24, 2012


Christmastime was a little bit brighter this year for 24 grandchildren and 20 grandparents who enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner together hosted by Cambridge Holiday Inn and the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise.

Rotarians provided a gift for each child and a framed photo of each family taken with Santa and his elves.

Thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Muriel Gordon, there are three door prizes of gift cards for local shops for the grandparents.

The Cambridge chapter of CANGRANDS supports grandparents in our community who are raising their grandchildren, and is organized though the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank. The group began with the direction of Betty Cornelius of the CANGRANDS organization -- an independent, not-for-profit organization which carries out activities to empower Kin caregiver families who raise grandchildren. CANGRANDS works to overcome the inequalities and injustices which exist within society for Kin caregivers families who are raising theirs or someone else’s children.

As a special event, Cambridge Holiday Inn provides a traditional Christmas dinner for the group at their hotel.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunrise Rotarians and Holiday Inn partner for Christmas fun and feast for local grandkids Scott Hebert 2012-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Jun 27, 2012

(L to R) Featured with his proud parents and grandparents, Sam Mazmanian holds the plaque he received at an awards ceremony at William G. Davis Senior Public School, Cambridge.

The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise has selected Sam Mazmanian as the recipient of the 2012 Compassionate Kid’s Award

Mazmanian, 13, is a student at William G. Davis Public School. He was selected from nominations of elementary school students in Cambridge and North Dumfries attending public, separate, private, ethnic or home schools.

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of a young person in our community, and will be presented at the school’s final assembly on June 28, 2012 from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. The award includes a plaque and $500 for the charity/cause of the recipient’s choice.

School principal Dudley Brown says, "Sam is a wonderful young man that not only is a high achieving student but is well-liked by staff and students for his kindness to others and his hard work in the school and the community."

Mazmanian was chosen for his past volunteer work as a school soccer coach for younger children and as a music tutor. He has served as office helper and on the safety patrol team. His extracurricular volunteer work includes several years helping the Cambridge Firefighters Basket Fund, collecting scrap metal to raise money for his scout troop. In addition he is fundraising through pop can recycling for his church and various charities – a project he started with his sister.

In his spare time, Sam is involved with the Cambridge Aquajets and enjoys downhill skiing, biking, and playing in the school band.

The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise introduced the award in 2011 to recognize and honour youth in our community who show a commitment to making the world a better place. Nominees are recognized for making life better for others and doing more than expected for their age.

Sam Mazmanian wins Compassionate Kid's Award 2012 Scott Hebert 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Rozad on Jun 08, 2012


The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise, together with Ernie’s Roadhouse, hosted the 34th Annual Ernie’s Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9th. This was the fourth year for our Rotary club as the charity of choice. The off and on again rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the 95 golfers who took part in this year’s tournament.

The dinner was held at Ernie’s Roadhouse and as always enjoyed by all the participants. The silent auction included some spirited bidding and the ever popular “Bucket of Booze” Raffle was a big hit.

We were successful in raising over $11,000 to help further the good works of Rotary. Some of our projects this year will be to support the following:

1.     Alzheimer Society

2.     Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation – MRI Campaign

3.     Cambridge Shelter Corporation

4.     Nutrition for Learning

5.     Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, AX-iom ERP Inc., a Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP Software reseller specializing in solutions for the manufacturing community. They were a great partner and we appreciated the help of their marketing department.

We would also like to thank our hole sponsors and all those who donated silent auction items.  To our golfers, volunteers, golf committee and staff at the Puslinch Lake Golf Club, thank you for going above and beyond to make the 34th Annual Ernie’s Charity Golf Tournament such a great success.





Annual Ernie's Charity Golf Tournament raises over $11,000 for local community agencies Mark Rozad 2012-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Trinity Community Table Receives Paul Harris Certificate of Appreciation David Jenkins 2012-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cass Sloane on May 31, 2012
The GSE team from Italy has arrived.

Italy team arrives Cass Sloane 2012-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on May 17, 2012


Each year our Rotary club chooses an elementary school in Cambridge to partner with on a literacy project. This year’s partnership was with Chalmers Street Public School in Galt. Chalmers Street Public School is a growing community with 530 students from JK-Grade 6. They are one of 12 schools in the region with all day every day kindergarten.


We kicked things off with the Rotary Reading Challenge which ran from Monday, April 30 until Sunday, May 6. Students received one ballot for every 20 minutes they read during the week for a chance to win prizes donated by our Rotary club. Principal Cindy Benedetti’s goal was to have all students participate in the reading challenge and Read For The Fun Of It.


The following week was Guest Reader Week (May 7-11). We really enjoyed coming in and reading to the students. The kids were great and we were made to feel very welcome by everyone in the school community. 

$1,000 gift to Chalmers Street Public School marks end of Rotary Reading Challenge Week Scott Hebert 2012-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Apr 27, 2012


The Rotary Clubs of Cambridge welcomed our Group Study Exchange Team on Saturday April, 29, 2012.  The team is visiting Canada from District 2060 in Italy.


Our Italian friends will spend the next five weeks in Canada, beginning their first week here in Cambridge. 

Team Leader Mario Bassetto (Rotary Club of North Treviso) is joined by lawyers

Alessia Facco and Alessia Gobbin and engineers Giorgio Feletto, and Tommaso Dal Corso.

Benvenuto amici!




Benvenuti in Canada ... Group Study Exchange guests arrive from Italy Scott Hebert 2012-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Mar 08, 2012


The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise established The Rotary Scholarship Award which is awarded annually to post-secondary students in the Region who have demonstrated a combination of academic merit, exemplary humanitarian service and established financial need.

This award is presented to an exceptional student chosen by the club's Scholarship Committee.

This year's winner is Hayley Bartlett.  The Grade 12 student at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School served on student council, mentored oncology patients at Hamilton Health Sciences and The Hospital for Sick Children and won a Research In Motion award that enabled her to go to India to help build a school.

Congratulations Hayley!  Good luck with your studies.
Hayley Bartlett wins 2012 Rotary Scholarship Award Scott Hebert 2012-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Faye Schultz on Feb 11, 2012

1st  Prize: Ticket # 5465  -1.25ct Canadian Diamond Pendant and Earrings

2nd PrizeTicket # 5822  -3D Home Entertainment Package

3rd PrizeTicket # 7328 -Via Rail Travel Voucher plus 3 pieces of Hey’s luggage  

4th Prize:  Ticket # 2001 -Eco-Feu Savoie Free Standing Fireplace

5th Prize:  Ticket # 0916  -Golfing with Pro at Whistle Bear Golf Club plus Golf at Wedges‘N Woods                  

6th Prize:  Ticket # 6616 -Dinner at Cambridge Mill &Tickets to Centre In The Square                                     

               Winners will be phoned by Rotary

WINNERS.....2012 Bonanza Draw Faye Schultz 2012-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Join us at our Valentine's Ball - February 11th, 2012 Scott Hebert 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Heather Kelly awarded Paul Harris Fellow for commuity service Anne Tinker 2011-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians remember our Veterans November 11, 2011 Scott Hebert 2011-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
How Close Is Rotary to Eradicating Polio around the Globe? Scott Hebert 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Oct 21, 2011

October 15 - Cambridge Winter Hawks support Rotary's Polio Awareness with "Purple Pinkie" Photo

Join the Cambridge Winter Hawks who are showing support for Polio Eradication and who participated in a "Purple Pinkie" Photo Shoot

October 24 - 28 - Purple Pinkie Events & Pennies for Polio

St. Joseph Catholic School and Hespeler Public School in Cambridge, ON are both celebrating World Polio Day by holding "Purple Pinkie" events.  St. Joseph's is hosting a Pennies for Polio project this week and is raising mone to help in the fight to end worldwide polio.  For only 60 cents, another child can receive polio immunization. 

Students will paint their "pinkie" purple ... in solidarity and remembrance of the indicator ink that is used when a child is immunized.  This simple act helps prevent the cripling and sometimes fatal disease Poilo? For details, e-mail our Club.

November 4 - Alumni Breakfast

Alumni Breakfast - presentation by Allan Ramsay, a former Rotarian and childhood polio survivor, Galt Country Club from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Please call Mary, Vacation 2000 at 519-622-5025 for details.  $15.00

World Polio Day is October 24 ... Here's how you can help to END POLIO NOW Scott Hebert 2011-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Oct 13, 2011


(L to R) Past President Larry Hardman accepts the Presidential Citation with Distinction for last Rotary Year (2010-11) from Assistant Area Governor David Kinder. 





Club receives Presidential Citation with Distinction Scott Hebert 2011-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Blasman receives Rotary's highest honour -- the Paul Harris Fellow Scott Hebert 2011-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Jenkins on Sep 23, 2011

Some volunteers with the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise assisted the other two Cambridge Rotary clubs with a Trail Clean-up at Dumfries Park on Saturday morning, Sept. 24th.  The weather was cool and sunny which allowed us to clear the inner set of trails through the park.  A special thank you to Elinor and John Hueton for organizing this environmental event. 


Dumfries Park Trail Clean-up David Jenkins 2011-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on Jun 26, 2011


The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise has selected Taylor Schmidt to receive its 2011 Compassionate Kid’s Award.


Schmidt, 14, is a student at St. Joseph Catholic School.  She was selected from among elementary school students in Cambridge & North Dumfries attending public, separate, private, ethnic or home schools.


The award recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of a young person in our community, and will be presented at the school’s final assembly on June 27th, at 10:30 a.m.  The award includes a plaque and $500 for Taylor’s charity of choice.


Taylor Schmidt honoured with Compassionate Kid’s Award Scott Hebert 2011-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hebert on May 05, 2011

Each year our Rotary club picks an elementary school in Cambridge to partner with on a literacy project. This year’s partnership was with Hillcrest Public School which backs onto a beautiful woodlot in a residential area of Hespeler.


We kicked things off with the Rotary Reading Challenge which ran from Monday, April 18th until Sunday, April 24th. The student who read the most minutes during the week for each grade would receive a prize donated by our Rotary club. Principal Anna Aagaard’s goal was to have all students participate in the reading challenge.



Rotary Reading Challenge promotes literacy at Hillcrest Public School Scott Hebert 2011-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Jenkins on Apr 30, 2011
On Sunday, May 1st, the three Cambridge Rotary Clubs helped out the environment by assisting the GRCA with planting native trees in Dumfries Conservation Area.  A special thanks to our club volunteers who braved the wet weather to make a difference in our community:

Larry Hardman

Mike Lawrie

Sandra Marrier

Steve Marrier

Cass Sloane 

Cliff Steele

Katherine Vanderlaan 

David Jenkins

Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise 

Tree Planting at Dumfries Conservation Area David Jenkins 2011-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ribfest - August 8-11, 2014 - Riverside Park, Cambridge Scott Hebert 0
Posted by Mark Rozad
Join us at the Cambridge Ribfest which takes place August 8-10, 2014 at Riverside Park in Cambridge, Ontario, welcoming people from all over the world to sample some of the best ribs from some of North America’s top ribbers.
Friday, August 8,  12pm – 11pm,
Saturday, August 9, 11am – 11pm
Sunday, August 10,  12pm – 6pm
For further details on volunteering, getting a booth or enjoying ribs and other great food, check out
Cambridge Rotary Ribfest - August 8-10 at Riverside Park Mark Rozad 0
Posted by Scott Hebert

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”

At the 2nd Annual Rotary Sunrise Trivia Challenge, a team from Ideas Unlimited proved this to be true.  The team took first place, a spot they also held last year.

Congratulations to all of the teams, and to Kathy Marziano of Glen Morris, Ontario who was the winner of the 50-50 draw and a prize of $241.00



Ideas Unlimited team takes top spot for a second year at Rotary Trivia Challenge Scott Hebert 0
Posted by Scott Hebert

ImageThe Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise joined forces with the Cambridge North, Cambridge Preston-Hespeler & Kitchener Grand River clubs for a Rotary booth on November 18th at the Business Expo in Kitchener hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge Chambers of Commerce.
The goal was to raise public awareness and recruit new members. We had a good response to our booth, with a steady flow of traffic throughout the event. The theme of the booth was "Why Rotary?". Rotary offers great opportunities to invest back into your local and international communities!

Rotary Clubs join forces to recruit new members Scott Hebert 0
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Join us on March 28, 2014 and find out ... Scott Hebert 0
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The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise unveils a club logo, which incorporates the Rotary wheel as a rising sun on a silhouette of the City of Cambridge.  It reflects two water colours representing the Grand and Speed Rivers which flow through our community.  The bridge depicts the popular concrete bowstring arch design of many bridges that connect the three founding communities of Galt, Preston and Hespeler.



New logo for the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise Scott Hebert 0
Club welcomes Raquel Blackwell as our newest member Scott Hebert 0
Club President Rob Konduros begins new year after attending International Convention in Lisbon Portugal Scott Hebert 0
Renew. Refresh. Recruit. Scott Hebert 0
Compassionate Kid's Award 2012 - Nominations Open Scott Hebert 0
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A special thank you to Cass, Mike, Rita, Mark, David H, Anne T and Larry for helping to prepare and serve dinner at The Bridges (Cambridge Shelter Corporation).  This was another hands-on event organized by Anne Grayston and the Service Projects Committee.
Sunrise is Cooking! David Jenkins 0
Past Rotary International President Wilf Wilkinson speaks to Cambridge clubs Scott Hebert 0
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The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise extended a special invitation which Santa accepted.  Santa Claus greets children attending the Grandparents Dinner, hosted by the Holiday Inn Cambridge.  Santa is joined by elf Sandra Marrier (pictured) and several Rotarians.  Merry Christmas to all!

Santa Claus visits Grandparents Dinner at Holiday Inn Cambridge Scott Hebert 0
Rotary Bonanza Tickets now available! Scott Hebert 0
Purple Pinkie Project for Polio with Cambridge Winter Hawks Scott Hebert 0
Chamber of Commerce After 5 Regional Business Tradeshow Scott Hebert 0
What is Rotary? And how do I find out about membership? Scott Hebert 0
Posted by Scott Hebert

Thanks to everyone who submitted their nomination forms for the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise's new award -- the Compassionate Kid's Award.

 We will be announcing the winner in the next three weeks after we review all of the applications.  

 Congratulations to all of the nominees who are demonstrating their commitment through "service above self" and making a difference in our community.

 (Photo shown is an example of an award winner only,and not our actual winner... Will your photo be on this website soon?  Best of luck to our nominees!).


Nominations close for Compassionate Kid's Award Scott Hebert 0
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The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise, supported by CIBC, presented a $1,000 scholarship to grade 12 student Jessica Vanlauwe at the sold-out Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on March 24, 2011.
Rotary Scholarship Award Won by Jessica Vanlauwe Mark Rozad 0
Posted by David Jenkins
On Friday, our club provided allocated funds to the following eight local agencies: The Argus Residence for Young People, Cambridge Self Help Food Bank (CSHFB) - Grandparent Support, Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, Cambridge Shelter Corporation (The Bridges) - Sex Trade Worker Diversion Program, Women's Crisis Services, Popcorn House, Neighbourhood Association - Staircase Program, Nutrition for Learning, Literacy Group of Waterloo Region (LGWR)
Grants to Local Agencies David Jenkins 0
Celebrating 106 years of Rotary Scott Hebert 0
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Have you ever wondered about joining Rotary. Here are 20 great reasons to join. To learn more about Rotary, please send us an e-mail, or visit us one morning at the Galt Country Club.
20 Reasons to Join Rotary Scott Hebert 0
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Over 70 Friends of Rotary, former Rotarians and recipients of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary`s highest honour) joined together for a breakfast at the Galt Country Club. The annual event celebrates the work of The Rotary Foundation, and invites a guest speaker to share their experience in relation to the foundation. Guest speaker The Honourable Justice Sharon M. Nicklas, spoke of the power of influencing lives. As a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Sweden, she was inspired to help others.
Seventy friends attend Rotary Alumni breakfast Scott Hebert 0
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Beginning their day with a tour of historic Galt and a visit with Mayor Doug Craig, the Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team enjoyed some of the sites of Cambridge on a walking tour, and a visit to the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture.
Chilean Group Study Exchange team visit Cambridge Scott Hebert 0
Posted by Mark Rozad
Each year our Rotary club picks an elementary school to partner with on a literacy project. This year's partnership was with PrestonPublic School nestled in a residential area of Preston across from St. Clement's Church. According to Principal Don Oberle. "Literacy is a key focus for us, with teachers participating in numerous professional learning opportunities that enhance student learning experiences".
Rotary's literacy supports a "school of the move" Mark Rozad 0
Posted by David Jenkins
Thank you to all of the volunteers who showed up to plant native trees and shrubs along Chilligo Creek and Schiedel Pond on April 25th.
Sunrise Helps The Environment David Jenkins 0
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On Saturday, October 17th, almost 50 performers joined the Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region in a cultural night at the University of Waterloo's Humanities Theatre. The music, dancing and celebration by south Indian and Sri Lankan performers helped in the fight against polio by raising more than $500.
Tamil cultural event aids Rotary polio fight Scott Hebert 0
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Kerry Townson, co-founder of Families of Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan, and Val Brooks presented about a support network for families of Canadian Forces men and women on duty around the world.
Families of Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan Scott Hebert 0
Posted by Mark Rozad

The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise, supported by CIBC, presented a $1,000 scholarship to a local high school student at the Bell Business Awards hosted by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on March 20, 2008.

Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Mark Rozad 0