Help Raise Money to Clear Landmines in Ukraine
Time: February 17, 6:30 – 8 pm
Place: Roncesvalles UC, 240 Roncesvalles Ave. at Wright Ave.
Free Tickets: Eventbrite
 or at door
  • Consul General Ukraine –
  • Canadian Landmine Foundation –
  • Kickoff to “The Night of a Thousand Dinners”
We invite you to join with us to help raise funds to clear landmines in Ukraine.
Ukraine is the most heavily mined country in Europe. The Russian war in Ukraine has created a minefield roughly equivalent to the size of Arizona according to Halo Trust.
It's not only making it difficult for people’s daily lives, but also causing major disruptions in farming, a key breadbasket of the world.
There is an urgent need for action to reduce the risk of landmines for civilians and to restore safe and secure access to land.
Please join with us, the Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park-Humber, on Feb. 17, to Help Raise Money to Clear Landmines in Ukraine.
For information: Cathy Borg 647 761-3306
Thirty years of service...

Since April 28th 1987, The Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park has been working for the benefit of its community, and in support of the international community service initiatives of Rotary International.  We are proud to be members of the world’s oldest service club, founded in 1905, and to be associated with its strong record of local and international community service.

On December 1st 2017 the Rotary Club of Toronto Humber merged with the Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park forming the Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park - Humber.

In November of 2017 Rotary International partnered with Idea Studio to produce Rotary’s third VR fil, Two Drops of Patience. The premise of the documentary was to allow people to experience what Rotarians do every day to Eradicate Polio, and to demonstrate what it takes to reach children in very remote areas. On Thursday June 13thBruce Sinclair, Founder & CEO of Idea Studio gave Members and Guests of the Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park-Humber an opportunity to experience administrating the Polio Vaccine to Children in a very remote area of Uganda. The Virtual Reality 360 Film is the next best thing to being there. The whole process was all made possible through the co-ordination of the Rotary Club of Soroti and the cooperation of their local Government, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. The Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park - Humber meets every Thursday for an hour. For more information go to T view a trailer and the film “Two Drops of Patience” go to It’s much different as a Virtual Reality/360 degrees.
Great Rotary morning meeting January 31st at the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park. It may have been frrrrreeeezzzzing out there but it was warm and cozy at our Rotary Club of Parkdale High Park Humber meeting. We had the great pleasure to welcome Pia Bouman of the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement right here in our neighbourhood of Parkdale. Pia gave us an impassioned speech about the good work of bringing the dancing arts to children and adults of Parkdale, the importance of the arts in our communities and as fundamental building block in young peoples lives. Many families are not able to afford to pay for the classes but are still able to attend through the bursary programs that are at the heart and soul of Pia Bouman's life work. Pia is facing a real estate challenge, in that the building of her school has been sold and she needs to find a new home in the hood. Some great brainstorming happened after our meeting. Such an inspiring morning!
In December the Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park - Humber donated $3,000 to the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement.
The Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. To commemorate the occasion, they honoured two people who have demonstrated “Service Above Self”. A Paul Harris Fellow is Rotary’s highest award to recognize individuals who have made an impact on the community. The first recipient of this award was Joanne Green who received her award last May. She was recognized for her work with refugee families, coordinating the Roncesvalles Refugee Relief group for Syrian families, and for organizing a sewing machine program, bicycle program, and movie days for refugee families across the GTA. On January 10, the second recipient, Luke Anderson, received the award. The Rotary Club of Etobicoke shared their meeting at the Old Mill for this special occasion. Luke is the founder of StopGap and the executive director of the StopGap Foundation. Luke had a terrible mountain biking accident, leaving him a quadriplegic. Returning to Toronto, he lived in the Roncesvalles/Junction community and became frustrated with the lack of access to the local shops. So, he designed the StopGap ramp that you see throughout the community and city. StopGap ramps are being installed in many cities across Canada, and the initiative is becoming global. Luke believes that accessible means inclusive, and that the world would be a better place if everyone could be included.

Saturday morning Don Sirko presented Margaret Cantwell of the Fort York Food Bank with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for her service to the food bank and the community.

We Celebrated our 30th Anniversary !
Wine & Cheese Gala
Friday April 28th
On February 16, Jane Pang, founder and principal of Clearview School of Arts and Culture, gave a presentation on Chinese culture. Jane's presentation addressed the recent global interest in traditional Chinese culture and referenced it through examples such as the popularity of Shen Yun Performing Arts, which aims to revive authentic Chinese culture on a worldwide scale. In addition to Jane's presentation, the Club inducted a new member, Michael Wolkensperg, and had a special guest attendee Berk Icer of Budget Blinds West Toronto. The Rotary Club’s mission is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
Click the link below for SNAP's full story and Photos of the morning.
Do you want to make a meaningful difference in our community?
Interested in addressing issues like poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment?
Want to do more than just hope for world peace?
  • The Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park is one of 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and regions, forming a network of community service around the world. 
  • We are a welcoming, friendly and fun-loving group of men and women from different backgrounds, age groups, cultures and occupations.
  • What we share in common is the desire to work on community projects, both at home and abroad, to make our world a better place.
  • If you want to be part of a global network of community volunteers, then Rotary is for you.
  • We meet Thursday mornings at 7:30 am at the Grenadier Café located in the centre of Toronto's High Park.
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Upcoming Speakers
David Lockett - PACT
Oct 05, 2023
Grow to Learn program

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7:30am - 8:30am 

Marley Bowen and Chris Studer
Oct 19, 2023
The Get Real Movement
Stachen Frederick, Executive Director
Oct 26, 2023
Weston Frontlines Centre Update
Past Speakers
Patti Lee - Rotary Club of Toronto West
Aug 17, 2023
Fundraising idea's
Patty Porretta, Resource Development Manager
Aug 10, 2023
Creating Together Child and Family Centre
Hélène Paulyn-Murray & Maryanne Bruni
Jul 20, 2023
West Toronto KEYS to INclusion (“KEYS”)
Alison Randall
Jul 13, 2023
Yoga - movement
Dena Bonnet, Director The Period Purse
Jun 22, 2023
Outreach vans
Alison Randall
Jun 01, 2023
Business Meeting
David Zakin / Teacher - Toronto Kabbalah Center
May 25, 2023
Introduction to Kabbalah
Nicole Fowler
May 18, 2023
PARC (Parkdale Activity – Recreation Centre)
Stephen A. Fine Founder and President Melanoma Ed
May 11, 2023
Melanoma, Skin Cancer
Axile Gerona (Mktg Mgr) & Hannah Zimbel (Co-ord)
May 04, 2023
The Redwood Shelter
Rohith Rao -Fundraising and Communication Co-ord
Apr 27, 2023
High Park Nature Centre
Falastin Omar, Interim ED
Apr 06, 2023
Weston Frontlines Centre
Enrique Cochegrus -Director
Mar 16, 2023
St.Felix Centre
Quinn Conlon (she/her) - Drop-in Manager
Mar 09, 2023
Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
Diana Stapleton
Mar 02, 2023
Weston Food Bank
Mac Macdonald
Feb 23, 2023
"Building Roots" out of Moss Park"
Kitty Raman Costa (she/her), Executive Director
Feb 02, 2023
Parkdale Community Food Bank
Jean-Claude - Rotary Club Markham Sunraise
Dec 15, 2022
Burundi Water Project
Bob Butterall, Treasurer
Dec 08, 2022
Canadian Landmines Foundation
Bill Empey
Nov 17, 2022
Honouring Indigenous Peoples
Joanne Green & Barb Willitts
Nov 10, 2022
Roncesvalles Refugee Relief
Anna Denkova, Development Officer
Oct 20, 2022
Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre
Kate Hoffmann, Neighbourhood Director
Sep 22, 2022
Stone Soup Network
October 2023
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