Speaker Date Topic
Mary Kelly Nov 13, 2019
Residential Schools

Mary Kelly is an indigenous person who survived a residential school.

Business Meeting Nov 20, 2019
Rotary Business Meeting and Updates on Projects.

At this meeting we will review and receive updates from the Directors on all the avenues of service:

Community Service, International Service, Youth Service, and Vocational Service.

The Treasurer will also provide a financial report, and any other relevant business will be presented

No Speaker due to previous nights festivities. Nov 27, 2019
No Speaker
Bob "El Hefe" Jarvest Dec 04, 2019
Domincan Republic Projects.
Domincan Republic Projects.


Bob Jarvest is known in the Dominician as Sr. Roberto....since his first trip in 1998 he has continued with no signs of stopping.  Whitby Sunrise Rotarians venture to the DR every spring to assist Bob in helping others.  From the installation of solar lights to bringing food to those who have virtually nothing, Bob's work is appreciated and noticed by many.

Our partners in Consuelo are three Grey Sisters who have lived and worked in Consuelo for over 50 years. The Grey Sisters are Canadian nuns whose mother house is located in Pembroke, Ontario. The Grey Sisters, an order of Nun’s founded in Canada in 1737, have been working in the Dominican Republic since 1951.

Dr. Sonam Chahal B.Sc., D.C. Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Sonam Chahal has completed a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and a Masters in Biological Science, both from the University of Alberta. She completed her chiropractic education at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. She then went to complete her certification through CCMI for complete concussion management and the management of post-concussion syndrome.

Dr. Chahal was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and is a avid Edmonton Oilers fan.

Dr. Chahal completed her training at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where she provided Chiropractic care on a multidisciplinary family health team. In addition to this, Dr. Chahal has volunteered at the University of Alberta Hospital in Hemodialysis and Pediatrics Surgery. She is also the founder of HighGrade Tutorial Services, a tutoring company based in Toronto, and will have her first book published in 2019.

Business Meeting/Santa Dec 18, 2019
Please bring a gift!

At this meeting we will review and receive updates from the Directors on all the avenues of service:

Community Service, International Service, Youth Service, and Vocational Service.

The Treasurer will also provide a financial report, and any other relevant business will be presented




No Meeting due to Jesus's Birthday. Dec 25, 2019
No Speaker due to previous nights festivities. Jan 01, 2020
Stephanie Mann. Jan 08, 2020
1855 Whitby

1855 Whitby is a technology accelerator, strategically initiated and funded by the Town of Whitby and the CEO of 360insights. High potential tech and innovation companies are given an opportunity to "accelerate" growth to commercialization.

Glen Green Jan 22, 2020
Firefighter Program

Firefighter Camp and Community Awareness

Keith White Jan 29, 2020
Cannabis Education.
Dr. Scott Henderson Feb 05, 2020
Trent University in Durham

Dean Dr. Scott Henderson was previously the chair of senate at Brock University and  served as the head of the department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film. An alumnus of Trent University (’88) with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and History, Dr. Henderson holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts degree in Film Studies from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Dr. Henderson’s research explores music and locality, youth culture, popular culture and identity, British cinema and popular culture, and Canadian popular culture.

Jody Swain Feb 12, 2020
Hire and Fire your Kids

Hi I'm Jody, founder of HIRE AND FIRE YOUR KIDS.  This is me as a kid with big dreams - and big hair!  It wasn't until many years later when I went through several circumstances did I FOLLOW my true passion.

I've put my heart and soul into this mobile app and I can't tell you how excited I am that this tool is resonating with so many families.

I'm so grateful to be helping parents with the stress and mess of raising kids!

Erica Mugan-White Feb 26, 2020
March of Dimes
March of Dimes Canada provides a wide range of services to people with physical disabilities throughout the country.
Carol Vandersanden Mar 04, 2020
We Grow Food.
Carol Vandersanden, with nearly 30 years in the food industry, knows best how to engage the community in interesting and innovative projects.

When, in 2013, she saw how eager children were to sacrifice their afternoons and weekends to learn more about gardening, Carol decided that she had a new calling: to install a series of “public vegetable gardens” in a project that would become known as “We Grow Food.” 

In 2014 the We Grow Food team of volunteers jumped on the construction and maintenance of more than 30 gardens in the Oshawa area, about half of these were open to the public. Volunteers would be assigned a place and time to meet. From a central meeting point, vans filled with garden tools and gardeners would head out to a location and start creating what would become a vegetable garden in a few short weeks.

We Grow Food has been completely funded with private donations from local residents and businesses.  Oshawa resident, Sandra Thomas, was so awed and inspired by the generosity of the residents, that she says that she is proud to call Oshawa “...my home.” Along with the land on which the community garden rests, there is also a large garage for the storage of gardening equipment and a set of timber stumps in a circle used for gatherings.  Volunteer gardeners  of all ages, backgrounds and abilities show up consistently throughout the growing season and for planning meetings through the winter.  
Nicola Crow Executive Director Mar 11, 2020
Durham Family Court

The DFCC is an innovative, progressive charitable organization dedicated to fostering a healthy and safe community by enhancing and supporting the well being of children, youth and families who have, or may have, involvement in the legal system.