Rotary Week, Feb 24 to March 2, 2013, Proclaimed by the City of Toronto and Mayor Rob Ford. The Rotary flag will fly all week, and City Hall will be illuminated in Rotary colours. During our Centennial year, The Rotary Club of Toronto is donating in excess of $1,000,000 to local and international agencies!

Video: Rotary Week, Feb 24 to March 2, 2013, Proclaimed by the City of Toronto and Mayor Rob Ford. The Rotary flag will fly all week, and City Hall will be illuminated in Rotary colours. During our Centennial year, The Rotary Club of Toronto is donating in excess of $1,000,000 to local and international agencies!

Please join us for the 8th Special Centennial Lunch Celebrating 100 Years of Service,

The Fairmont Royal York, Concert Hall
March 1, 2013
11:45-1:45

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ -

Keynote address:

"A Time for Celebration and Challenge:  The Rotary Club of Toronto's Centennial and Nearing the World Eradication of Polio"

The Rotary Club of Toronto will have the honour of hosting the President of Rotary International, Mr. Sakuji Tanaka from Yashio, Saitama, Japan.

Program Highlight:

The Rotary Club of Toronto will be presenting President Tanaka with a cheque for $100,000 for Rotary International's "End Polio Now" Campaign  (www.endpolio.org)

This gift will be matched with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as the Canadian Government, turning this donation into $300,000!  Over 500 Rotarians and friends, including civic and political leaders, are expected to attend this special occasion.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Friday afternoon, Mr. Tanaka will be touring major Rotary Club of Toronto projects in our city, including Rotary Drive (10 Habitat for Humanity homes), the Philip Aziz Centre for child palliative care, the Sherbourne Health Care Centre Health Buses, and St. Michael's Hospital to see The Rotary Club of Toronto Transition Centre for Homeless and Disadvantaged.

In the evening, Mr. Tanaka will be the guest of honour at a special Youth Reception, highlighting the work of Toronto youth in charitable activities both in our city and around the world.  Rotaract, Youth Exchange, Interact, Youth Ambassadorial Scholars and the first Rotary Club of Toronto & Toronto Argonauts Community Scholarship award recipient will have an opportunity to meet with President Tanaka.

Saturday, Mr. Tanaka will help open the all-day Rotarians for Peace Symposium, to be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

The Rotary Club of Toronto

The Rotary Club of Toronto is the local chapter of Rotary International, a volunteer-driven organization of business and professional leaders dedicated to improving communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities.  The Toronto Rotary Club is one of the largest clubs in Canada.   http://youtu.be/D133d4FcEbM

Video with caption: "Video: Rotary Week, Feb 24 to March 2, 2013, Proclaimed by the City of Toronto and Mayor Rob Ford. The Rotary flag will fly all week, and City Hall will be illuminated in Rotary colours. During our Centennial year, The Rotary Club of Toronto is donating in excess of $1,000,000 to local and international agencies!". Video available at: http://youtu.be/D133d4FcEbM

SOURCE: Rotary Club of Toronto

For further information:

and tickets, please contact:

Carol Bieser
The Rotary Club of Toronto
Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
Toronto , ON M5J 1E3
416.363.0604
office@rotarytoronto.on.ca  www.rotarytoronto.com