The Rotary Club of Peterborough
Celebrating 100+ Years of Service in Peterborough
Lunch Meeting Schedule

2nd & 4th Monday - Holiday Inn

We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Holiday Inn
150 George St North
Peterborough, ON K9J3G5
Rotary in our Community

The Peterborough Rotary Club presented a $25,000 cheque to the YES Shelter for Youth and Families towards building two housing units in the YES RISE Youth Housing Program, as well as renovate an existing 12-plex building to allow for the additional capacity. 


Aimee Le Lagadéc, Executive Director for the YES Shelter for Youth and Families is more than pleased with the donation. “Right now, the homelessness rate in Peterborough is far too high and housing has not become more available or affordable through the pandemic. We also know that transitional housing is typically required for young people and families exiting homelessness. The RISE Program and these two additional units, will save lives, and mean a significant decrease in homelessness in Peterborough over time. We are extremely grateful to the Rotary Clubs in Peterborough for this help.”


This donation is part of Peterborough Rotary’s Centennial Celebrations, helping the community in their 100th year. The project will begin this spring and will be completed by summer of 2023.

It was our pleasure to present Five Counties Children’s Centre with a $3,000 Donation in support of their Building Abilities for Life campaign. 
The money was raised at our inaugural Rotary/Grady Shoes golf tournament last fall at Bellmere Winds golf course. Thank you to everyone who supported the event!
In this photo: Wayne Harding, Rotary Club of Peterborough President; Kelli and Tony Grady, Lead Tournament Sponsor Grady’s Feet Essentials; Scott Pepin, CEO Five Counties Children’s Centre; Lloyd Graham, Rotary Club of Peterborough Golf Tournament Committee Chair; Linsey Kampf, Annual Giving Coordinator, Five Counties Children’s Centre; Lyn Giles, Director of Fund Development, Five Counties Children’s Centre.
This year's Carl Oake Rotary Swimathon became the Splash Challenge to meet the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.  However, despite the novel new format we were successful in raising almost as much in donations as last year for Easter Seals Ontario.  At our first in-person meeting at the Holiday Inn in over 18 months we presented a cheque for $10,000 to Easter Seals.  Pictured from L to R are Ken Seim, Chair of the Swim committee, Vanessa Oake Hogan, President Wayne Harding, and Coralie Jacobs of Easter Seals Ontario.   
The Rotary Club of Peterborough was pleased to donate a $100,000.00 donation to build a net zero Health Centre at Camp Kawartha as part of our Centennial celebrations. The Rotary Health Centre will be straw bale constructed with net zero utility costs, zero toxins, zero fossil fuel use, zero waste output, and a zero-carbon footprint. The features of this unique building will provide educational opportunities for students, campers, and visitors to learn about carbon-neutral design, carbon sequestration, alternative energy generation, natural building materials, product life cycles, and green-waste management systems. L to R in the photo are Myke Healy, the Camp Kawartha Board Chair, Cathy Romano, Healthcare Manager, our President Wayne Harding, and Jacob Rodenburg, the Executive Director of Camp Kawartha..
                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo: Peterborough Examiner
Rotarian Rick Storey came up with a novel and fun way of raising funds for the Carl Oake Rotary Splash Challenge.  President Wayne Harding and his son Jackson Harding were joined by former Easter Seals ambassador Mitchell McColl and his brother Eli McColl in paddling canoes in front of the Lift Lock while being sprayed by a Peterborough firefighter on Monday, June 14.  You can view all of the hilarity and get information about donating to the challenge by viewing the event on Youtube.  
Photo: The Peterborough Examiner
After two years of work the Rotary Centennial Book is here and ready for sale.  It is the culmination of months of work by our former President Bruce Gravel and his wife Frances (pictured).  The book covers the history of the Rotary Club of Peterborough from its origins on April 01, 1921 until the present day and also includes much of the history of the BEL Rotary Club and the Kawartha Club.  You can purchase a copy of the book for $50. at Grady's Foot Essentials, Brant Office Supply, or by emailing our Treasurer at


Upcoming Meetings
Thanksgiving - No Meeting
Oct 10, 2022
Meeting shifted to October 3rd
11:45 In Person Meeting
Oct 24, 2022 11:45 AM
Human Trafficking
11:45 In Person Meeting (Note: Special Date)
Nov 07, 2022 11:45 AM
Remembrance Day Presentation
11:45 In Person Meeting
Nov 28, 2022 11:45 AM
11:45 In Person Meeting
Dec 12, 2022 11:45 AM
Annual General Meeting
Club Executives and Directors
President Elect
Past President
Photo Albums