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Local Rotary Club News
October 20, 2020
 
The Spruce Grove Rotary Club plans to reconnect local businesses with customers while raising some urgently needed capital to support ongoing social programs and continue to build community amenities.  From November 3 to November 17, the club will host a virtual silent auction featuring a hundred items and experiences sourced mostly 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 gala.
 
 
 
Once again Rotarians came together, this time  organizing a charitable motorcycle ride, in support an organization doing good work in and around out community.   You Can Ride 2 is charity that customizes bicycles for special needs kids. Even kids unable to walk can learn to ride a bike specifically adapted for them This one thing can have a major impact on these children and their families.  This inaugural “Rotary Ride for You Can Ride 2” started in Spruce Grove and ended at the Goodwill Impact Centre in west Edmonton.  A 250km scenic tour of Sturgeon, Lac Ste. Anne, and Parkland counties.  Rotary raised over $6500 for You Can Ride 2.  
 
On August 8, the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove is proud to host the inaugural "Rotary Ride for You Can Ride 2".  It's a motorcycle ride and poker run that starts in Spruce Grove, winds its way west and then ends up in Edmonton's west end.  Proceeds from the even to to support You Can Ride 2, a program of Goodwill Industries of Alberta that teaches children with special needs how to ride a bike and fits children with specially adapted bikes on loan at little to no cost to their families.  Check out the event page for more details.
UPDATE – JULY 2020
 
OVERVIEW
 
COVID-19 has reached a new height of infections as of mid-July, penetrating every slum in which we operate. The healthcare system is woefully underequipped to deal with or track an outbreak of this magnitude. The best calculation we can get on COVID’s impact is through the grave diggers who, by mid-June, were burying 10 times the number of people on a daily basis as pre-COVID-19.
But the immediate impact on the physical health of people is only part of the story.