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Olesia is a newcomer to Canada, having left her homeland of Ukraine when the Russians invaded in 2022.  She shared beautiful photos of her town of birth, historic sites and breathtaking scenery.  Since the war, many of these places were destroyed and she did not want to the share those images. Olesia has a Master's degree in Psychology and she worked in recruiting. Her relocation transfer took her to Luxembourg with her employer PWC and eventually to Canada.  We learned more about adventures sky-diving and underwater diving.   She has settled in Edmonton with a job in recruiting at Gallagher's and has adopted a cat.  Her previous exposure to volunteering brought her much joy and she looks forward to getting involved in community service projects with our club. 
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, many Ukrainian citizens were driven from their homes and found their way to Canada and to Edmonton and area where they found peace and a warm welcome from Cherilyn Michaels and "Edmonton Hosts Ukrainians."  Cherilyn began a grassroots volunteer Facebook group to help Ukrainians find a home/ host in Edmonton.  To date with more than 25,000 members, they have hosted over 1,700 men, women and children.
 
Cherilyn coordinated connections between prospective/arrived newcomers and those who have stepped up as hosts.  Never willing to turn down a request for help, Cherilyn’s support has been invaluable, not only for the Ukrainian newcomers but to their hosts and other volunteers. She inspired countless volunteers to participate in the Facebook group
 
The FB group provided
  • information and resources to newcomers and those investigating Edmonton as a destination.
  • Interactive forum where Ukrainians (both recent newcomers, and those not here yet) can ask questions and be assisted by locals.
  • a platform to ask for help about housing, jobs, childcare, how to move furniture, airport pickups, and local volunteers respond.
  • help in emergency situations and we respond and assist them.
We are a small club and walk alongside some extraordinary people from Tanzania and Uganda. Come and learn more and have some fun with us. https://facebook.com/events/s/beer-and-pretzel-night-brewing/1123808555644081/
 
Join us for our annual Beer and Pretzel Night, taking place on April 27, 2024, at the Rundle Park Family Centre in Edmonton. This event will showcase a beer and pretzel pairing, silent auction, live entertainment, and more, all in support of two remarkable organizations: The Balinda Children’s Foundation and Sunrise of Life.
Tickets $50. Use the discount code EARLYBIRD to get $10 off your ticket price until April 5.

Location: 2903 - 113 Ave

Saturday, Apr 27/24

6:30 - 11 pm

 

DATE CHANGE >>>PINTS FOR POLIO - organized by YEG PASSPORT ROTARY CLUB  Wed. Jan 31, 2024

Everyone welcome - Rotarians, Friends & family 

Odd Company Brewing - Ritchie is our host  9959 - 76 Ave NW

Portion of all sales go to Rotary Foundation - Polio Plus fund to eradicate polio from the remaining countries in the world.

Join in the fellowship.  See food and refreshment options Odd Co Ritchie (readymag.com)

 

Our Festive Feast on December 16, 2023 had more than an abundance of delectable dishes shared by our attendees.  We also had a double induction of our newest members.  Sami Zaman and Olesia Linkevich were officially inducted to the club by co-President Shelley and Membership chair Yvonne.
Olesia is a Ukrainian newcomer who fled the war and was hosted by member Marilyn Mucha.  She has a masters in Psychology and works as an Executive recruiter at Gallagher's. 
 
Sami came to Canada a number of years ago from Pakistan and is a project engineer.  He is an active and eager volunteer and  looks forward to doing more to make a difference in our community.
 
We welcome both into our fellowship and service circle.
"Giving a Future to Vulnerable Children and Rural Women and Youth"
 
April 2023 marked the launch of an impactful initiative, "Giving a Future to Vulnerable Children and Rural Women and Youth," led by the Rotary Club of Moshi in Tanzania, in partnership with the Rotary Club of YEG Passport in Canada. This venture, funded through a Global Grant, is a testament to the effectiveness of community-driven development, fully conceptualized by the communities in Tanzania.
 
The Sinkunia Community Garden was overflowing with an abundant harvest and numerous helping hands.  Saturday, September 23 was a warm, sunny day and the fields were revealing their bounty - beans, squash, potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, tomatos and chard were just some of the crops uncovered.  
 
Rotarians from YEG Passport and Edmonton NorthEast clubs along with Sinkunia families worked side by side to gather the crop to make available to those in the community.  It was a sharing atmosphere of food, comraderie and many smiles. The CommuniTea van also joined in to offer some refreshments and a board to catch messages of hope. 
Hope is the message that Rotary is expressing in its theme for this year.  And the garden gave all the participants hope of food sustainability.  More pictures in our Photo album. 
 
 
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