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Fort William Rotary is a volunteer organization that strives to take action and create lasting change within our community. In light of the rapidly developing Covid-19 situation, we have discussed the impacts on our annual House Lottery. In the interest of the safety of our members, volunteers, and the greater community, we have decided to suspend open houses for an indefinite period of time. This means that there will be no open house taking place this weekend, Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd.

It’s a true sign of Spring!  Tickets are now for sale for the 34th Fort William Rotary House Lottery! This year’s house is valued at Valued at $589,946 and is located at 317 South Creek Street in prestigious River Terrace.  The 34thFort William Rotary House Lottery will once again benefit our entire community. 

“The Fort William Rotary House Lottery is our club’s biggest endeavor and we are extremely proud to that we have supported our community for the past thirty-four years through the ticket sales,” says Stephen Margarit, Fort William Rotary President.  “It’s a huge project for our small club and we are thankful for the support that we have received over the years.  This year’s house, built by Lormar-Mario Michieli, will help us to continue our tradition of supporting local charities in our community.”

 Steven MacDonald, Executive Director of George Jeffrey Children's Foundation, Stephen Margarit, President of Fort William Rotary, and Tina Bennett, CEO of George Jeffrey Children's Centre stand in front of the Centre with the new utility van. 
George Jeffrey Children's Foundation and Centre are celebrating Fort William Rotary Club's generosity that is bringing significant enhancements to services at George Jeffrey Children's Centre.
As part of their support, the Fort William Rotary Club has funded a utility van that will be used for getting trial equipment to children's homes and schools, as well as for transporting equipment for the centre's children's recreation programs including sledge hockey, fishing, kayaking, bicycling and other outdoor programming. 
On September 21st the 3 Rotary Clubs of Thunder Bay hosted the UN International Day of Peace at Prince Arthur’s Landing Tai Chi Garden. One of Rotary’s key areas of focus is Peace and this year’s United Nation’s theme was “Peace Through Climate Change”. Flags of all nations surrounded the park. The Peace Pole installed on Saul Laskin Drive has “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, French and Ojibwa.
Thunder Bay, 11.7.2019: - Fort William Rotarians, along with the house builder, presented the ceremonial key to Jessica Chunick, the winner of the 33rd Annual Fort William Rotary House Lottery. The grand prize was a fabulous 1790 square foot home valued at $590,489.00. Built by Lormar Construction Ltd. (Mario Michieli), the house is located in the Sherwood Estates. Fort William Rotary was also happy to announce that the proceeds from this year’s House Lottery total $435,000.00!
March 2020
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