Saturday at FYFB

We had a great Saturday at the Fort York Food Bank cooking up a storm to serve lunch for our guests, including a delicious stew. Thanks to the members, guests, and friends who joined!

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Interesting in learning more about our Club? Come out to our next meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30pm at The Office Pub. Our guest speaker this week is Patricia Kelly, Gene Kelly’s widow and biographer. She will be discussing her upcoming show Gene Kelly: The Legacy.

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Next week we host Patricia Kelly

Join us next week as we host Patricia Kelly, Gene Kelly’s widow and biographer, who will discuss her upcoming event: Gene Kelly: The Legacy.

Patricia will be here in Toronto just after the long run of her show in Europe as well as being a consultant on the film La La Land up for 14 Academy Awards this year. Her show is in support of Kennedy House Youth Services Inc.

Join us at the Office Pub on Tues, March 21 at 6:30 pm as we host Patricia Kelly and hear more about this exciting event.

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New Rotarians!

Last week, we officially inducted two new members into our club – Win Shi and Kris! Thanks to Julie and Aaron for sponsoring them, and our great membership chair Sunnie. Welcome to our Club!

Interested in joining? Come to our next meeting on Tues, Feb 7 at The Office Pub at 6:30.

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Skyline does the weekend!

We had a great Saturday cooking and serving meals at the Fort York Food Bank – with a record turnout of volunteers! Thanks to all the members and guests who came.

On Sunday, we joined Skyliner Carol Li at The Gladstone Hotel’s Come up to my Room – an alternative design exhibit featuring an installation by her husband, Patrick.

Reach out through “Contact us” to learn more about our club!

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Skyline Open House!

We had our first Open House on Tuesday and it was a great success! We had lots of guests who were interested in learning more about our Club and what we’re all about. We hope to see some of them out at our meeting next week.

Thanks to our great Membership Chair, Sunnie for organizing, and thanks to all of our speakers. What a great way to start the new year!

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Skyline does the season!

We have had a busy week leading up to the winter holidays! We had a great time preparing a festive lunch at the Fort York Food Bank, carolling at the Bickle Centre, and hosting our annual Festivus party! Thanks to everyone for coming out.

Join us for our last meeting of the year this Tues, Dec 20.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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Nov 15 Recap & Coming up

At our weekly meeting on November 15, we had a fascinating guest speaker, Kathleen Davies – a beekeeper and school music teacher. She shared with us about how the important role for bees, plus a fascination with nature, attracted her to become part of the Toronto Beekeeping Collective. Fortunately, despite environmental degradation and pesticides bees are hardy creatures. She says bees are able to survive well in the city. They are kept in many places including the Royal York Hotel and the Ontario Science Centre. Kathleen says the bees have long history dating back to the time after dinosaurs became extinct. They form large complex family groups, and provide us with honey, pollen and wax. There are 20,000 different species of bees who live in every continent except Antarctica. Worker bees are female while the male drones just lie around and are expelled from the hive to die every fall. Hives can have as many as 80,000 bees. Kathleen brought samples of honey produced locally and from elsewhere in Ontario. Thanks for joining us, Kathleen!

Our next meeting is tomorrow, November 21, at 6:30 at the Office Pub. Join us to hear club member Julie Caron speak about her recent trip to Tanzania. We will also be recapping the success of our first-ever Rotary auction!

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Metro Toronto Rotary Auction

This year, Skyline is participating in the 36th Metro Toronto Rotary Auction for the first time! This is a great event run by Rotary clubs across Toronto to raise money to support organizations in Toronto and beyond.

Tune in to the Metro Toronto Rotary Auction and bid on the great items up for grabs. You can view all 900 items up for auction and when they will be available for bidding here: https://system.metrotorontorotaryauction.com/facebook

Tune in on Rogers TV or Rogers YouTube and call (416) 406-6187 to place your bid!

Auction runs on Friday, Nov 18 7pm – midnight and Saturday, Nov 19 10 am – midnight.

It’s the perfect opportunity to buy a special Holiday gift, treat yourself, and support a great cause. For more info, visit http://metrotorontorotaryauction.com/

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Game Night!

On Friday, November 4th, we held our first game night for Club members and guests!

We had a great time playing games at A-Game Cafe. Contact us to find out more about our Club!

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Remembrance Week Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, November 8 for our Remembrance Week meeting at 6:30 at The Office Pub. Our guest speaker will be Lieutenant (Naval) Ashley Beattie, who joined the Naval reserves in 2002 while studying at MacMaster University. Starting as a warship driver, he has served on the ships  HMS Kingston, Star and York, as well as staff positions at Naval Reserve HQ, and the Department of National Defense in Ottawa. Currently he works part-time at HMCS York  with a computer based simulation training program. His day job founder of Advolv, a social media advertising optimization company. We look forward to hearing from the perspective of a younger member of the the Canadian Forces.

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