Please note that the venue has changed for this week’s meeting (Tuesday May 21st).
RCTS is hosting a Toronto Wing Festival Vendor Appreciation Night, which will be in a different venue than normal.
This week, please meet at The Blake House, starting a 6:30pm. Our meeting will be in the downstairs private meeting room.
Address (click for map): 449 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G8
On the East side of Jarvis, between Wellesley and Carlton Streets.
Note: Next week’s Tuesday meeting will be back at the normal venue, at The Office Pub.
On Saturday April 27th, 2013, in a galaxy far, far away, the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline participated in the Trump Aids Poker Walk. Proceeds from this event went towards the war on HIV / AIDS through education, prevention, treatment, support for orphans, surviving guardians and people living with AIDs. In addition, communities stricken by HIV/AIDS will be assisted in overcoming shortages of drinking water, food or shelter, essential for recovery and a sustainable future.
17 members of Toronto Skyline walked as team Skywalkers on the boardwalk of Ashbridges Bay. To go with the Star Wars theme, the team walked with Star Wars T-shirts, light sabers and a dog in a Princess Leia costume! During the walk we witnessed a few light saber battles between the Rebel Forces and Galactic Empire. Also, Princess Leia was desperately looking for Obi Wan so she can get out of her costume, it was her only hope.
Skywalkers collected poker cards throughout the walk so the club could win some prizes by getting the best poker hand. All we had was queen high, which was not good enough for Jawa traders, let alone to win a prize. It did not matter though, the Rebel Forces understood the Death Star could not be destroyed by playing poker.
More importantly, the Skywalkers raised $1,139 towards the cause (163% of our goal) and nobody got hurt.
Skyliners and guests are invited to Tuesday’s weekly meeting! Tonight, we are hosting Jared and Mel who will be talking on beekeeping.
On Saturday March 2nd, 2013, the Rotarians For Peace Symposium was held at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto.
The event brought Rotarians from Clubs and Districts in Canada and the United States together for an extraordinary learning and inspirational experience to earn about peace, development and global health – locally as well as internationally – and spend time with an incredible group of people who are changing the world.
The keynote speaker was the Rotary International President Mr. Sakuji Tanaka.
Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline members were pleased to be part of this great event and were honoured to be asked to join the Honourable Julian Fantino, Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation in a photo to promote The End Polio Now campaign’s iconic ”We Are This Close” pose:
Left-to-Right: Adriana Frazer, Tiana Boskovic, Dan Simon (all Rotary Club of Toronto Twilight), The Hon. Julian Fantino, Dana Lezau and Odile Lagacé (both RCTS).
Minister Fantino was at the Symposium For Peace to help R.I. President Tanaka make a $1 Million Polio-Eradication Celebratory Announcement!
Skyline Rotarians Julie, Aaron, Wei, Liz, Graham, and Trevor and Rotaractors Ben and Faiyyad gathered at the Fort York Food Bank on the morning of April 20, to devise, prepare, and cook a most scrumptious meal. Through a combination of will, ingenuity, stick-to-it-ive-ness, and several pounds of chicken and pork… a lunch to rival many-a-lunch was constructed. To start, Ben rocked a solid salad, complete with scrumdiddly-umptious tomatoes and Montreal style bagels turned croutons. Julie et al. whipped-up delicious baked chicken thighs and legs, a pork roast and roasted tomatoes. Aaron prepared some coffee and tea, ad interim Trevor toiled-away at opening some 6 cans o’ tomato sauce sans working can-opener. The goal, you ask? To create a fantabulastic spaghetti sauce. And delicioso ’twas! Aaron attempted to cook some rice – but failed quite miserably, so he returned to doing what he does best… Awesome stuff. Wei recovered some rice, stir fry style. The lunch crew finished with a good 45 minutes to spare, at which time they proceeded to engage in riveting, yet serious debate. Lunch was served to exceedingly happy patrons, dishes were washed by exceedingly tired cooks, and we all hung our aprons with satisfaction knowing that yet another great day at the FYFB was had.
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RCTS Rotarians have really enjoyed participating in the St. Andrew’s Out of the Cold Program this winter season. Once a month, RCTS sends at least 3 volunteers to help serve and clean up a delicious meal, usually for about 300 guests! The last meal of the season proved to be a very busy night with 280 guests being served vegetable soup, beef brisket with onion gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese, green salad and for dessert bread pudding, apple crisp and pie. The total number of guests served this year was 5,732.
It was a great night; everyone was in a good mood and having fun. Douglas, one of the guests, summed up the year by saying “This place, St. Andrew’s, always serves superb food, in a gracious and welcoming manner! I know I speak for everyone when I say thank you”. The sentiment being echoed by all the guests and also by RCTS is that we are already looking forward to next season! RCTS is planning on continuing our involvement with this amazing program next year.
Skyliners and guests! Together with Rotary International, RCTS is committed to eradicating polio! Guests are welcome to attend our photo shoot for this campaign, this Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 – Office Pub (117 John Street). We are this *showing very small amount with index and thumb* close!
Skyliners and guests are welcome to attend tonight’s meeting at 6:30 at the Office Pub (117 John Street). Tonight, Kelly Hadfield will be speaking about Ghana Medical Help.
On Saturday March 23, 2013, RCTS participated in an NGO/Community Organization Fair as a part of the University of Toronto International Health Program’s (UTIHP’s) 15th annual Health and Human Rights Conference. We were able to advertise the Toronto Wing Festival, promote our Club and spread the word about Rotary to over 150 conference delegates – mostly university students and young professionals! We met with a lot of great people which will hopefully result in some new members! It was a fantastic opportunity to dispel the all to common myth that “Rotary is for old men”
On March 16, 2013, another successful lunch was served at the Fort York food bank! Our Rotary club members Andrei, Dana, Laura, Steffanie, Bob and Trevor, along with Rotaract volunteer Yuri (all the way from Brazil even!) pulled together and provided a tasty meal for over 130 people. There was a meat stew, rice, salad, a surprise hit of pogo sticks (who knew!) and some lovely pastries. The feedback was positive – even requests for second helpings of pogo sticks (!) and as we were leaving one of the food bank volunteers asked if we were cooking next week as they thought the stew was tasty – awww! It was a great effort and great experience!