We are planning events for 2023. Once we have established the format and dates for events we will be adding them here and on our Facebook page. In the meantime, we wish all our supporters and website visitors a happy and safe holiday season.

Past Events

If you missed our events but would like to make a donation to our projects, please use this link to visit our web page at Canada Helps, which provides secure payment processing for our Rotaide Foundation. For donations the Canada Helps site will provide a receipt for Canadian income tax purposes.

Oyster Party. 4 November 2022

We held our 39th annual OYSTER PARTY, this time 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.

All funds raised by Rotary Montreal Lakeshore from this event will be used to support the delivery to Ukraine, by Health Partners International, of donated medical supplies.

Breakfast for Guatemala. 2 April 2022

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.

The cost per child to provide an extended education is approximately $400 per year and our aim is to provide at least five children with the opportunity to learn.

These children are from poor families. For breakfast before school, they are typically given a small bread roll and a cup of very sweet instant coffee.

Therefore, we invited support of our project in Guatemala by enjoyment of a more substantial breakfast. We served Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Jam, Marmalade, Peanut Butter, Tea and Coffee. This breakfast would be a banquet to the Guatemalan children have been able to support.