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We are so pleased to honour the contributions of Nick and Glayde Rizzo to our community by making them Paul Harris Fellows.  Nick was a Rotarian in the Brantford Rotary Club (Friday) for over 30 years.  He served on their board, many committees and helped to establish the YOuth Exchange program.  An avid runner, Nick and some of his running friends got together one year and held the 'Boston to Brantford' run as a fund raiser.  That little has now grown into the Brantford Classic, which raises close to $100,000 every year to help our community.  Click on 'Read More' to learn more about Nick and Glayde's contribution to Rotary and to read about the Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

The City of Brantford's Annual Canada Day event will be taking place on July 1 at Lion's Park.  Main stage entertainment begins at 2:00 p.m. and as with past years, Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise will be running the beer tent and also assisting with parking.
Come out and celebrate Canada Day with us and if you want to get to know more about what we do in Rotary and how we contribute to our great community, consider volunteering with us.  You can sign up by clicking on this link.  THANKS.
See you on Canada Day.
18-year-old Noah Irvine came to share his story and mission with us on Wednesday, March 27.  In early 2017, Noah wrote a letter about mental health to all 338 MPs across Canada to push for changes to our Mental Health system.  Noah has lost both of his parents to mental health and he wants to make sure that no other child ends up in the situation that he did.  Noah exemplifies this year's Rotary motto, Be the Inspiration.  Thank you Noah for sharing your story.
We like to have fun!  Each month, our club hosts a social event in lieu of a Wednesday morning meeting.  This month we had a St.Practice Day event at Steel Wheel Brewery to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Members and spouses from our club, Rotary Club of Brantford -Sunrise, Rotary Club of Brantford and the Rotary Club of Cambridge all came out to enjoy some local beverages and food.  Thanks to March team for organizing.  Picture here is our President-Elect and Membership Chair, Richard Boyington and his wife (and fellow Rotarian), Darion.
The Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise is thrilled to welcome four new members to our growing club!  Pictured here from left to right are proud new Rotarians:  Ian McKeen (IF Wealth Management), Shawn Eliovitz (RBC Dominion Securities), Jason Cherry (Cherry Home Inspectors) and Caitlin Turner (Waterous Holden).  
Since 2017, our members prepare and serve a dinner for 60 to 75 local youth at Why Not on Dalhousie Street every month in partnership with the Rotary Club of Brantford.  This month, our local Brantford Rotaract Club led the Why Not Youth Centres dinner.   
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To learn more about Why Not Youth Centres, please click here.
To learn more about Rotaract, please click here.
Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise is pleased to announce that we have selected our next Major Project for financial support!  We will be giving $125,000 to Participation Support Services to purchase capital equipment needed to transform Stedman House into a permanent home for eight individuals with physical disabilities. The new residents are expected to move in this spring. Click on 'read more' for full story.


In picture: John Huigenbos (left), chair of the Participation Support Services board of directors, executive director Sherry Kerr and Phil Race, 2018-2019 President of the Rotary Club of Brantford – Sunrise with Andrew and Amanda Neilsen, who will be moving into Stedman House in the spring.

On Monday, December 14th 2015, the Adult Recreation Therapy Centre (ARTC) hosted the grand opening of their new building.  ARTC provides physical and recreational therapy for disabled adults (e.g. stroke and accident victims). This new location allows them to better serve our community.  The move was made possible in part by a $250,000 donation by the Rotary Club of Brantford Sunrise, which is the realization of a long-term fundraising goal of the club.  This project was started by Rick Bullas and was completed in his memory.  Rick Bullas was a found member of Sunrise Rotary and had a vision of the club creating a recreational centre that would serve seniors.  The Club is proud that we were able to fulfill his vision and make a substantial difference in our community.  Click on 'read more' for the original story and more pictures ...

In picture, from left to right: Reg Schram (Architect and major donor to the project), Joe Persia (President of ARTC and Sunrise Rotarian), Ginny Bullas (Sunrise Rotarian and widow of Rick Bullas), Lori Santilli (ED of ARTC), Jeff Noble( Board Member Sunrise Rotary) and Kevin Davis (2015-2016 President of Sunrise Rotary)

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Brantford Sunrise

Brantford Sunrise
We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Brantford Golf & Country Club
60 Ava Road
Brantford, ON  N3T 5R7
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