Events

Breakfast for Guatemala. 20 April 2024

We will be holding our 3rd annual Breakfast for Guatemala, once again in collaboration with Sauvetage Baie-D’Urfé on Saturday April 20 starting at 8am in the Baie-D’Urfé Rescue Hall.

Our annual Breakfasts for Guatemala raise funds to enable education of children from poor families in rural Guatemala. Without our support these children are unable to complete their education.

Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Latin American with a illiteracy rate of over 25%. Schooling is substandard with hidden costs preventing many children from attending beyond the primary level. Only 6 out of 10 children graduate from 6th grade and less than 10% graduate from high school. Dropout rate for girls is especially high as they need to help at home. Yet these children are eager to learn.

This breakfast at a cost of only $15 per person (free for up to 3 children under 12 per accompanying adult) will be held at the Rescue Hall, 300 rue Surrey, Baie-d’Urfé, QC H9X 2E7

Starting at 8am and until Noon we served a breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Toast, Jam, Marmalade, Peanut Butter, Tea and Coffee.

For tickets please visit our Guatemala Breakfast page at Canada Helps, who provide secure payment processing for us.


If you missed or cannot attend our events but would like to make a donation to our projects, please use this link to visit our web page at CanadaHelps.

CanadaHelps provides secure payment processing for our Rotaide Foundation and for donations will provide a receipt for Canadian income tax purposes.

Past Events

Sunflowers For Ukraine

This project was created by the Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore as a means of providing some support to Children physically and/or mentally traumatised by the events in Ukraine.

The Sunflower (Soniashnyk in Ukrainian) has long been a strong symbol of Ukrainian national identity and they are abundant across Ukrainian villages, gardens, and fields. They are also grown commercially making a very significant contribution to the Ukrainian economy.

Sunflowers are native to North America and Central America and have been cultivated here for at least 5,000 years. They were introduced and further developed in Eastern Europe in the 18th century. The Mammoth Sunflowers that were donated for this project can reach 12 feet in height, with their heavy flowers up to about one foot across.

The two thousand seed packs that we sold were donated by Stokes Seeds, who also collaborated with us on the design of the package. Therefore all the funds received from the sale of these seed packs were used to support the children. We quickly sold all the seed packs. Purchases and donations by our members, other Rotary Clubs in the District and from individuals enabled us to exceed our target of raising $10,000 and donate $12,000 to Save the Children Canada for use in Ukraine.

Breakfasts for Guatemala.

Our Breakfasts for Guatemala raise funds to enable education of children from poor families in Guatemala. Without our support these children are unable to complete their education.

Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Latin American with an astounding illiteracy rate over 25%. Schooling is substandard with hidden costs preventing many children from attending beyond the primary level. Only 6 out of 10 children graduate from 6th grade and less than 10% graduate from high school. Dropout rate for girls is especially high as they need to help at home. Yet these children are eager to learn.

Starting at 8am and until Noon we served a breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Toast, Jam, Marmalade, Peanut Butter, Tea and Coffee at the Rescue Hall, 300 rue Surrey, Baie-d’Urfé, QC H9X 2E7.

There was also a sale of handcrafted items made from Guatemalan fabrics by the mothers of the children who we support.

Our 2023 breakfast enabled us to donate $3,000 in support of Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans

To make a donation please go to our event page at CanadaHelps or contact us by email. CanadaHelps provides secure payment processing for our Rotaide Foundation. For donations the CanadaHelps site will provide a receipt for Canadian income tax purposes.

Previous Oyster Parties

We held our 40th OYSTER PARTY, in collaboration with Sauvetage Baie-D’Urfé and Montreal West Island Lions Club, with the same formula as in previous years – all you can eat oysters – at the Rescue Hall in Baie-D’Urfé.

The $3,000 raised by Rotary Montreal Lakeshore from the 2022 party was used to support the delivery to Ukraine, by Health Partners International, of donated medical supplies.

Our 38 previous Oyster parties enabled us to support many local charities and to provide funds for international project, predominantly related to basic health needs, education and clean water supplies.