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RYLE (Rotary Youth Leadership Experience) is an annual conference hosted by the RYLE Committee and sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of District 5370. This four day experience is intended for high school students (grades 9 to 12) or home school students ages 13.5-18 who would like to gain or strengthen their leadership skills and learn how to be active citizens who strive to make a positive impact in the world.

RYLE will be held this year from Thursday, May 2, 2024 until Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Camp Nakamun.

The Rotary Clubs of Spruce Grove and Parkland After Dark are providing full sponsorship for youth from our area to attend RYLE. Applications for sponsorship must be completed by April 11, 2024. Applicants chosen for sponsorship will be contacted by April 12.
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a “Journey to the Core” personal development experience that is hosted by Rotary International District 5370.  This program is designed for youth aged 14-18 who live within Rotary International District 5370, who want to grow but have limited opportunities to attend other development programs.
Participants are involved in a variety of workshops and activities, which provide an opportunity for them to personally develop, gain self-confidence, communication skills, gain an understanding of how to set and achieve goals, challenge their personal boundaries, confidence to take control of their own future, build friendships, and develop life skills.

RYLE will be held this year from Thursday, May 9, 2024 until Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Teen Time Ranch, just north of Westlock.
Father's Day Weekend!
Ribfest is back June 14-16, 2024. Come to Central Park in Spruce Grove for a weekend of great eats, great drinks, great music, and a great family fun. All proceeds support the community improvement projects of the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove and its partners.
This year's festival will feature three rib trucks plus many more local food vendors.  A lineup of excellent local bands will take the stage over the three days, and Saturday will feature a family fair hosted by the Spruce Grove Public Library as well as a massive vendor market in the Spruce Grove Curling Club.
Supported by sponsorships from the local business community to offset event costs, the net proceeds from food and drink sales at the festival will fund the community service projects undertaken by the Rotary Clubs of Spruce Grove.  The Rotary Club of Spruce Grove has served the community by constructing amenities, supporting social enterprises, and developing youth through leadership and international student exchange programs in Spruce Grove for almost 30 years.
The event opens at 3 PM on Friday and 10 AM Saturday and Sunday.  The activities end at 10 PM Friday and Saturday, and 8 PM on Sunday.  General parking is available at Brookwood, Woodhaven, and Broxton Park Schools.  Accessible parking will be available on the event site as well as a passenger drop-off and pick-up zone.  While there will be seating for hundreds on site, attendees are also encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the weekend's entertainment on Central Park's grassy areas near the Lion's Log Cabin.  Having the event in Central Park makes it very accessible for anyone who's out and about on foot, on their bikes, or in their cars.  VIP day passes are available for those who want an upgraded experience, including "fast lanes" at the rib trucks, tent-covered lounge seating, on-site parking, a dedicated private bar, and upgraded washrooms.
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The Spruce Grove Rotary Club plans to continue helping local businesses connect with customers while raising some much-needed capital to support ongoing social programs and continue to build community amenities.  From November 4 to November 19, 2022, the club will host a virtual silent auction featuring items and experiences sourced from local businesses.  On the evening the auction closes, bidders can experience a bit of that auction sale frenzy feeling by joining in on their virtual wrap-up event on Zoom.

In recognizing that other Alberta communities were developing programs dealing with Food Security concerns and Food Rescue opportunities, a few members of our Rotary Club of Spruce Grove investigated the need for similar programs in our local community. The result is “Rotary, Our Community Pantry”.
Working with Parkland School Division (PSD) in support of its school lunch program, and with our food rescue partner, North Central, our community owned Co-operative, our Rotary volunteers gather twice weekly at St. Andrew’s United Church in Spruce Grove. We are thankful that St. Andrew’s offered their amazing kitchen, and a separate pantry space, for both our Brown Bag Lunch Program and our Food Rescue Program.
Our Brown Bag Lunch Program is prepared for school children as identified by their school communities, and consists of a fresh sandwich, a piece of fruit, a juice box and a granola bar. These lunches are delivered to local schools twice a week.