What have we been up to this week?

Thank you to Darrel for organizing our networking event last Wednesday.
The Groat Road Bridge was closed in both directions that afternoon following an incident with a construction crane. The city said a crane wheel derailed, leading to the closure of the traffic lanes and sidewalk. So it was a small group of us who managed to get through the traffic.
Darrel spoke about Vocational Service which is one of Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service. Vocational Service calls on all Rotarians to aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation and to contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society. There is also opportunity for mentorship of our Rotaractors  and young leaders.
Enthusiastic curlers from District 5360 and District 5370 in the 58th Bonspiel hosted by RC of Lethbridge. Fellowship in action! Team Poirier including J.P., Darrel, Brian, Coleen and Fred represented Edmonton West. Ingrid was also in attendance and took the curling shoes we gave her along just in case she was needed as a spare.

Congratulations to the Winners!

Ken and I had our volunteer training at Alex Taylor School for Make Tax Time Pay on Saturday. For 13 years, e4c Make Tax Time Pay has been working with volunteers to provide free tax preparation and benefits navigation support to low-income individuals and families in the Edmonton area.
One of the most effective ways to boost the income of low-income individuals and families is through tax filing and connecting them to benefits. At the training I learned about a online program called YouCanBenefit which provides easy web access to information about a range of financial benefits and subsidies. The web tool provides individuals, families, and community workers with easy to access information on available municipal, provincial and federal benefits. YouCanBenefit is a made-in-Edmonton project that is a partnership between the City of Edmonton, e4c, and volunteers from BetaCityYEG. The tool has open source content and as such, it can be shared with other organizations and municipalities nationwide. YouCanBenefit does not collect or track your information. This Made in Edmonton tool has been nominated for an award.
Upcoming Events
Spring Leadership Assembly
Chateau Louis Conference Centre
Mar 08, 2019 – Mar 09, 2019
395 Squadron’s 17th Annual Griffon Coin Parade
Mar 12, 2019 7:00 PM
Make Tax Time Pay Training March 16th
Alex Taylor School
Mar 16, 2019
Selling 50/50's at the Oilers Game
Rogers Place
Mar 26, 2019
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
Mar 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Volunteering at the Food Bank
Edmonton Food Bank Warehouse
Apr 15, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Serving a Meal at The Hope Mission
Hope Mission
Apr 27, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Speaker This Week was....

Chris Maksylewicz ~ The Erika Legacy Foundation
The Erika Legacy Foundation that was created to fund and motivate breakthroughs in the way our communities think and talk about mental health and suicide.
There foundation is based on three pillars:

Inspiration & Action

Expanding the conversation through the sharing of information & using personal narratives to eliminate the stigma associated with suicide and suicidal thoughts.


Investing in the science behind suicide and mental health.


Providing the information and tools to educate the community in identifying and supporting both at risk persons and survivors.

Upcoming Speakers
Mar 11, 2019
Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA)
Mar 18, 2019
Parkinson Alberta Boxing Gala and Fundraiser
Mar 25, 2019
Valour Place
Apr 01, 2019
DHL Supply Chain
Apr 08, 2019
Kids with Cancer - the Tour of Hope
Apr 15, 2019
The Africa Mercy Ship
Apr 22, 2019
Apr 29, 2019
Project Amigo
May 06, 2019
The Rotary Legacy Project, Fort Edmonton
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