Welcome to the Rotary Club of Winnipeg.

The Club that made Rotary international in 1910.

Winnipeg - Downtown


We meet WEDNESDAYS at 12:15 till 1:15 PM
at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
243-375 York Avenue
District Site
Venue Map
Our Mission: "To create community through fellowship and service, to eliminate poverty and disease and to provide knowledge and opportunity, especially for young people."
Our Vision: "Being an exemplary club in meeting its mission, through a sustainable vibrant membership."
RIBFEST 2017 is a Family friendly event and will include
  • BBQ Ribs and Chicken by Texas Rangers, Kentucky Smoke House and Crabby’s BBQ Shack from London ON
  • Music on Stage - Winnipeg up and coming bands
  • Free children’s activity area and entertainment,
  • Raffle with several large prizes, players choice baskets and 50/50 draw, (tickets available by contacting    ribfestwinnipeg@gmail.com)
  • Food and Refreshments including BDI ice cream, Churro Stop, Poutine King, Island Girl Shaved Ice, Island Fusion and Capo de Grande coffee
  • And lots of fun.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support two local Youth Projects in Winnipeg.  The projects are:
CanU is a Winnipeg-based charitable organization that inspires hope and confidence in the leaders of tomorrow through its out-of-school mentorship and educational enrichment program for youth in Grades 5-12. Throughout the year, CanU Kids participate in a wide range of educational experiences on post-secondary campuses and develop their nutrition, health, academic, social, and leadership skills. CanU programs are designed and led by university student volunteers who are honing their leadership and community service skills
Newcomer Youth - The Newcomer Youth Educational Support Services Coalition focuses on strengthening the learning skills and global learning of Newcomer and at-risk youth within a family centered and community focused environment by providing free enriching educational afterschool and summer learning support programs.
The Rotary Leadership Circle (RLC) program, established in 1996,  is a youth leadership development and summer work project for 165 youth ages 10 – 14 years of age, and operates for 6 weeks in the summer.  
MUNA - The 60th annual Model United Nations Assembly was held on May 4-7, 2017 at the Canadian Mennonite University.  Further details can be found on the website at www.winnipegmuna.ca.
MUNA was founded in April, 1957 to expose youth to the world of international politics, through participation in a simulated United Nations Assembly. 
Currently, this project is a small scholarship program to support 7 – 8 South Sudanese students who are living in Kenya.  These funds include Club Funds and personal donations.
ImageCSI is a 5 week Summer Learning Enrichment Program for 1000 elementary school students from the inner city  that operates from 15 sites.  Launched in 2005, CSI continues to grow each year.  CSI received an annual  grant from our Club.
ImageOur Club has supported various schools within Guatemala over the past decade providing basic science equipment for several schools. 
ImageStarted in 1997, the Career Symposium was created to expose students to a variety of occupations, educational institutions and employers.  The two day event, is attended by 14,000 students, teachers and parents. Students can visit the Career Café and over 200 exhibits; and choose from 35 speakers sessions.  
 The mission of the Osu Children's Library Fund is to work in partnership with local authorities and communities to develop a network of libraries, primarily in Ghana, which promote reading for children and literacy for adults. This program was founded by Kathy Knowles in the 1980’s and is financially supported, in part, by our Rotary Club of Winnipeg and the Kinston, North Carolina Rotary Club. 
ImageThe September "Peace Concert with the Spirits Call Choir" was organized by David Newman and the World Peace Partners Committee.  Through World Peace Partners the Club provided 2 bursaries ($3,200) for 2 high school graduates to attend the "Adventures in Global Citizenship" offered by Global College , August 7 – 15th.  
End Polio Now is part of a Global Rotary Campaign started in 1986.  Great progress has been made.  Only 3 countries still have active polio cases (Afghanistan, Pakistan & Nigeria).  But much important work still remains to End Polio Now.  Our Club has played an active role in making donations to this campaign over the years. Donations are always welcome.  
Upcoming speakers
Meeting Cancelled
Aug 23, 2017
Please Attend RibFest
Mike Choi - Canadian Blood Services
Sep 06, 2017
Partners for Life – Saving Lives Together
Dwight MacCaulay intro by Frank Cosway
Sep 20, 2017
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Looking Back on a Career in Protocol
Our Sponsors
Club Information
Winnipeg Rotary Club Community Service Fund Inc.
Registration # 11930 1448 RR0001
Mailing address:  c/o RBC Convention Centre, P.O.Box 243,  375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J3.